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Obama's Gun Control Order Runs into First Legal Challenge
Submitted by: David Williamson
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Conservative advocacy group Freedom Watch on Monday challenged Obama’s executive order on guns, which instructed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) and other agencies to reinterpret legislation passed by Congress. The president justified this by saying he was closing what he called a “loophole” that allowed certain sales to occur without a background check.

 

VA: Prince William Co. Lawmaker Wants to Eliminate Concealed Carry Fees
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A local leader says gun owners should no longer have to pay for concealed handgun permits.

“I don’t see why citizens of Virginia need to pay to exercise their Second Amendment rights,” said Prince William County Board Chairman Corey Stewart, who wants to eliminate the county’s $50 concealed carry permit fee.
 

OR: Gun Bill “Most Dangerous” Ever Offered
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When the Oregon Firearms Federation (OFF) received a copy of draft legislation that could end a citizen’s Second Amendment rights with a phone call or an e-mail, it called it “one of the most dangerous pieces of anti-gun legislation we have ever seen.”
 

CT: Residents Against 'Open Carry' Call for Boycott of Grocery Stores
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Some local residents from Newtown, Bethel, Redding, Georgetown and Wilton are up in arms over Caraluzzi’s open carry policy, and are boycotting the stores and utilizing social networking attacks.

Those against the open carry law are voicing their disdain by posting disparaging comments and dubious reviews about the family-owned business on Facebook. Recently, activists and protestors have turned to the internet and social networking sites to target businesses by posting poor reviews and damaging content.
 

SHOT Show Draws Diverse Crowd to See Plethora of Products
Submitted by: David Williamson
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Attendees at the 38th annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show, commonly called SHOT Show, are a diverse bunch.

There were plenty of women present Tuesday, some children, too. And the men in attendance couldn't be lumped into any category or stereotype: they wore T-shirts and jeans, suits and ties or looked like they walked out of an episode of "Duck Dynasty."
 

SilencerCo Turns Heads with Robocop-Like 9mm Handgun
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SilencerCo turned heads at this year's SHOT Show in Las Vegas with its latest prototype of the Maxim 9, a futuristic-looking 9mm pistol that sort of resembles the gun from the "RoboCop" movies.

"This is the world's first integrally suppressed 9mm handgun that is hearing safe with all types of 9mm ammunition," Jason Schauble, a marketing official for the company, said on Monday at range day the Boulder Rifle & Pistol Club outside Vegas. "It's definitely the coolest thing you'll see this week. I guarantee it."
 

Browning A5 Sweet 16 Revival
Submitted by: David Williamson
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With the dawn of another SHOT Show on the Nevada desert floor, one of the show's most anticipated events took place on Monday morning with the holding of the 11th annual SHOT Show Industry Day at the Range. As the big tour buses began to arrive at the Boulder Rifle & Pistol Club, about an hour away from the SHOT Show exhibit floors on the famed Las Vegas Strip, it didn't take long for the steady noise of rounds being fired from shotguns, rifles and handguns to begin to cause visitors to reach for their ear plugs.
 

MI: Controversy over proposed symbolic gun ban in Constantine
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Controversy continues in the village of Constantine.

Weeks after people packed a village meeting, speaking out over the possibility of an assault rifle ban, another meeting wrapped up Monday night.

The meeting room was packed with people once again Monday, all standing up against any type of ban.

Tempers were high at tonight's Constantine Village Council meeting.

The hot topic: whether or not to ban assault rifles in the community.

"Everybody has the right to bear arms, that's all we're trying to do. And she's trying to take them away from us," said resident Phil Lockwood.


 

KS: A Year Later, She’s a Pistol is Open in New Home with Beloved Community
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The place is buzzing almost from the minute Becky Bieker and an employee switch on the “Open” sign at the new She’s a Pistol store in Shawnee. One man wants to check on an order, another is interested in holsters. The phone rings incessantly while the employee tends to another man about a gun purchase.
 

WI: Class and Carry Shop Opens
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Class and Carry is a new business at 320 N. Westhill Blvd. in Grand Chute geared primarily for women who want to learn more about guns.

Classes include an introduction to handguns, concealed carry training and weaponless self-defense
 

SC: Appeal in N. Charleston Stabbing May Decide How ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law Applies in Domestic Killings
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South Carolina’s “stand your ground” law should not protect someone who kills a romantic partner in self- defense if the deadly confrontation happens in a home they share.
 

IA: All Charges Dismissed in Glenwood Shooting
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All charges have been dropped in connection with a Glenwood fight where one man was shot.

Court records show the Mills County Attorney’s Office dropped charges against 21-year-old Colton McDaniel and 19-year-old Denver Cook last week. A statement released by the attorney’s office Tuesday says charges against 42-year-old Hurl Beechum III, a former Iowa State basketball player, have also been dismissed.
 

ME: Gun Background Check Referendum Supporters to Submit Signatures
Submitted by: David Williamson
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Maine Moms Demand Action, the organization that has been collecting signatures to place a citizen-initiated referendum on the November ballot to require criminal background checks on all gun sales in Maine, has announced that they have hit their goal and will be submitting their petitions to the office of the Secretary of State later today.
 

IL: Highland Park Lauds Lawyers Responsible for Gun Victory
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The Highland Park City Council took time last week to honor the lawyers who drafted and successfully defended the city's assault weapons ban against a constitutional challenge by the gun lobby on Second Amendment grounds.

 

More Than a Half a Million Rounds Kick off SHOT Show in Las Vegas
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The world’s largest gun show kicked off in Las Vegas Tuesday, showcasing the very latest in firearms innovation and more.

For those permitted entry, SHOT Show is a first look at the newest products before they are revealed to the public and made available through retailers.

 

Trump to Appear Thursday at Outdoor-Industry Award Show
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Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump will appear Thursday at an event considered the Emmy Awards of the outdoor broadcast industry.
 

NJ: Christie Vetoes Measure Requiring Smart Guns to be Sold; Signs Nearly 100 Bills
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On a one-day break from his presidential campaign Tuesday, Governor Christie signed more than 100 new laws and vetoed five dozen potential others — including a bill to require tax-exempt non-profit hospitals to pay towns fees and another to mandate the sale of “smart guns.”
 

NM: Man Fatally Shot by Police had 3 Guns with Him
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Police released more information on Tuesday about an officer-involved shooting.

32-year-old Alan Franco-Armenta was shot and killed at the beginning of the month after police say he fled from a domestic violence dispute.
 

FL: TSA Finds 'Pen Gun' at Orlando International Airport
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The Transportation Security Administration used social media to show off an unusual gun recently confiscated from a traveler at Orlando International Airport.

It's a pen gun designed to fire a .22 caliber round.

The weapon was confiscated by the TSA. A TSA spokesman said it was discovered at an airport security checkpoint Dec. 30 in an unidentified passenger's carry-on bag.
 

Experts Discuss Guns in America
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Sinclair Broadcast Group hosted a Town Hall discussion amongst lawmakers and experts about their thoughts on guns in America.

Rep. Tim Murphy (R- Pennsylvania), who worked for three decades as a psychologist, said he liked the idea of investing in mental health as part of a plan to stop gun violence.
 

NM: Lawsuit Follows Seizure of Collector's 1,600 Guns
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It was a massive raid with agents taking more than a thousand guns from an Albuquerque man’s home and business, but now that man is suing.

His guns were returned to him, but he said they never should have been taken in the first place. After the criminal charges were dropped, he said he’s still feeling the effects of what he says was an illegal search and seizure of his property.
 

NE: Bill Addresses Concealed Guns in Public Places
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A bill in the Nebraska Legislature would give churches, schools, courthouses and any public place the right to allow concealed guns in their buildings.

The bill would also give those in charge of the building the right to ban the weapons. It has some officials at the Douglas County Courthouse concerned over safety.
 

WI: Gun Safety Legislation Introduced in Madison
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State Rep. Lisa Subeck this week introduced four bills intended to keep guns out of the hands of children and those who intend to use them for harm.

“As gun violence presents a significant public health and safety crisis, it is imperative that take action to keep our communities safe,”
 

TX: Another 'Bastion of Higher Education' Opting out of Campus Carry
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St. Edward’s University has just announced that they will not be partaking in campus carry.

Their decision to prohibit guns on campus came after the Bill passed in 2015 and will go into effect in August. Open carry was also passed in Texas last year and began Jan. 1.
 

CA: State Bill Would Limit Rifle, Shotgun Sales to 1 Each Per Month
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Californians would be limited to buying a maximum of one rifle or shotgun each month under newly proposed legislation.

It would be the same limit currently in place for handguns.

Democratic Assemblyman Miguel Santiago of Los Angeles says his AB1674 responds to Californians purchasing more long guns than handguns in the last decade. Currently, anyone can buy as many rifles or shotguns as they want at any time.
 

MS: Gun Store Owner Posts Controversial Sign
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A gun store owner spoke with CNN-affiliate WAPT about controversial signs he posted at a gun show. The signs took a jab at Democrats, the president and a Mississippi councilman, Kenneth Stokes.
 

Toronto Police Upgrade to Military-Style Assault Rifles
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Dozens of front-line Toronto police officers will soon be equipped with semi-automatic assault rifles similar those carried by Canadian Forces soldiers and specialized tactical units, CBC News has learned.

The Toronto Police service is set to buy at least 50 C8 carbine assault rifles from Colt Canada, which is based in Kitchener, Ont. The rifles, which cost $2,000 each, will be carried in patrol cars in all of the city's 17 divisions beginning in May.
 

SHOT Show 2016: Sig Sauer ASP models feel and operate like the real thing
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I got a chance to shoot the new pellet carbines and pistols from Sig Sauer, and in addition to being just plain fun, they also have excellent training value.
 

AZ: Border Town Douglas Loses its Last Gun Store
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Douglas' last standing gun supply store, Allsafe Security and Kartchner Engineering LLC, closed its doors permanently Jan. 16.
 

TX: San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo Enforcing Gun Ban Policy
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The San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is keeping its gun ban policy despite the state's new open carry law.

Kim Hinze, spokeswoman for the rodeo, said it has always banned firearms and will not be changing the rule.
 

GA: Metal Detectors on the Request By SCCPSS Campus Police
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Campus police for the Savannah Chatham County Public Schools System are making new resolutions this year to increase safety in public schools across Savannah and Chatham county.
 

AL: Man Defends Himself with Own Gun
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Mobile Police say a robbery suspect was shot and killed at Twin Oaks Apartments on Old Shell Road Monday night. According to MPD Spokesperson Charlette Solis, a man was unloading groceries from his car around 8 pm, when a man with a gun walked up to him. The victim says the man took his wallet. It was then the victim managed to grab his own pistol, in a jacket pocket. The victim shot the gun, while still in his pocket, and hit the suspect in the chest. The suspect ran across the parking lot.
 

Moose Hunter v National Parks: federal overreach case headed to supreme court
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In a remote corner of the wild north, just south of the Arctic Circle, an Alaskan moose hunter and the national park service have set the stage for a legal battle now headed to the US supreme court.

What started nine years ago as a debate over whether a hovercraft (a water vessel that rides on a cushion of air) is the same as a boat (which rides on a hull in the water) has turned into a monster legal battle that has raised questions – and hackles – about state sovereignty and federal overreach.

 

Leaders In Tennessee Legislature Say They See Little Need To Loosen State's Gun Laws
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The top two Republicans in the Tennessee legislature say they remain against loosening the state's gun laws, even as mass shootings like those in Chattanooga, Charleston and San Bernardino last year have brought renewed calls to make it easier in Tennessee to carry a firearm.

 

TX: Advocates Mark Gun Appreciation Day
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It’s Gun Appreciation Day.

“It’s an appreciation for the fact that we, as a free people, possess the right to keep and bear arms in self defense,” Open Carry Texas’ CJ Grisham said. “And really to bring awareness to the fact that law abiding citizens with guns are actually a benefit to society, not a detriment.”
 

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