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Update on right-to-carry reciprocity in New Mexico
Ammo Land    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
In response to several inquiries, it is important to clarify information relating to the New Mexico Department of Public Safety’s audit of other states' concealed carry statutes. First, it is important to note that the Department of Public Safety has not made final decisions to change reciprocity agreements or recognition of other states, but rather DPS is conducting an audit of those statutes to ensure compliance with New Mexico state law. More

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Issa to Holder: You can still avoid contempt if you give up Fast and Furious documents
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A spokeswoman for House oversight committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder could still avoid the contempt of Congress proceedings on the horizon — if he cooperates with the congressional subpoena he's thus far failed to comply with. "The Justice Department can still avoid contempt," Issa spokeswoman Becca Watkins told The Daily Caller. More

Gun carriers from other states welcome in Oklahoma
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Gun-toting residents of other states will be allowed to carry concealed weapons in Oklahoma under a bill signed into law by Gov. Mary Fallin. The bill allows gun owners from states that don't require a permit to carry a concealed weapon in Oklahoma. Under the bill, the firearm must remain concealed and the person must have a valid identification to prove that he or she is a legal resident of a non-permitting state. More

Home invasions cause spike in Lubbock gun sales
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Recent reports of violence in Lubbock have led to an increase in local gun sales. So how safe is the Hub City? The perception is the city is unsafe. So we asked the Lubbock Police Department for the crime statistics of burglaries over the past three years. On average, there are nearly 200 a month. The number seems alarming, but the statistics show burglaries are down. More

ATF releases top 10 frequently asked firearms questions and answers
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The ATF has released a compressed list of the 10 most common questions asked of the agency by telephone and electronic means on a day-to-day basis. While most of the questions are not surprising, the answers are important to keep an up-to-date running knowledge of, particularly because firearms policy is always changing. The file is available as a PDF, and a link is provided at the end of the story. More

US self-defense expert banned from entering UK
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Tim Larkin tried to board a plane from his home in Las Vegas recently, but was given a U.K. Border Agency letter saying "his presence here was not conducive to the public good." Larkin, who was due to host seminars, told the BBC the move was a "gross over-reaction." The Home Office said he was subject to an exclusion order. A spokeswoman said: "The home secretary will seek to exclude an individual if she considers that his or her presence in the U.K. is not conducive to the public good." More

When are light bulbs more dangerous than guns?
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Gunwise, the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., presents the party with some knotty issues. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has designated the August convention a "National Special Security Event." Guns will be prohibited inside the convention hall and in a safety perimeter around it. More

Oklahoma senators approve open-carry gun bill
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A bill to allow Oklahomans with a concealed-carry permit to openly carry their handguns is headed to the governor, who is expected to sign the legislation that passed the state Senate recently. The bill, approved by a 33-10 vote, would allow those with a concealed-carry handgun permit to openly carry their firearms in holsters from Nov. 1. Those without such permits could obtain a gun permit and openly carry a firearm if they meet legal criteria, pass a background check and undergo firearms training. More

New fashion option for concealed weapon carriers
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When he worked vice years ago, Houston police officer Brian Hoffner recalls, he concealed his weapon by strapping it to his thigh with an ACE bandage. The prostitutes he was investigating couldn't detect his gun, but the setup denied him quick access in case of an attack. "I thought, 'Man, if I only had a zipper,' and then a light bulb went off," said Hoffner, a 30-year Houston Police Department veteran. More

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