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Pittsburgh Intends to Violate State Law With Gun Control Ordinances

Published Saturday, January 19, 2019

Mayor Peduto of Pittsburgh and the City Council proposed ordinances to ban certain firearms, ammunition, and accessories at the City Council meeting on December 18, 2018, but the ordinances they proposed are all clear violations of the Pennsylvania state preemption law, Pennsylvania Supreme Court case law, and several criminal statutes. Even before their vote, Allegheny County district attorney Stephen Zappala wrote a letter explaining specifically why the proposed ordinances would be illegal.

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Oregon Tries to Go Full Totalitarian on Gun Control

Published Friday, January 18, 2019

Senate Bill 501 being proposed in Oregon is, quite frankly, alarming. One of the strictest sweeping gun control bills ever presented anywhere in the country, it goes far beyond the state's current restrictions, which are already some of the strictest anywhere in the 50 states. In short, it puts Oregon into top contention along with the other Big Three states of gun control: New York, New Jersey, and Hawaii.

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Pro-Gun and Anti-Gun Bills Face Off in Kentucky

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2019

The Director of Training at the Open Range Sports store teaches concealed carry classes and keeps track of gun legislation in the state. His classes include a segment on where Kentuckians can legally carry and where they can't, but he and many others are hoping that soon that part of the class might just become a lot shorter. Elsewhere in the state, Democrats are trying the usual tactic of trying to ban common firearms that has worked so well in much less gun-friendly places.

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Could Florida Finally Pass Campus Carry This Year?

Published Monday, January 14, 2019

State Representative Anthony Sabatini, a new Republican representing Howey-in-the-Hills, has put forth a bill of limited scope that would allow some students to carry firearms lawfully in Florida's colleges and universities, as well as elsewhere on campus. The bill is co-sponsored by Rep. Mike Hill, Republican from Pensacola.

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South Dakota Looks Probable to Finally Pass Constitutional Carry

Published Sunday, January 13, 2019

In South Dakota, a path finally looks clear for Constitutional Carry to be passed by the full legislature, with a governor's signature on it. If it passes, it will no longer be unlawful in the state to travel carrying a loaded, concealed firearm. It is unknown at this time whether the permitless carry law would apply to everyone or just to state residents.

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More Evidence of Gun Rights Sanctuary Movements Spreading Across America

Published Sunday, January 13, 2019

Following the example and recent successes of counties in Illinois and Oregon, Wyoming County in western New York passed their own resolution on gun rights, professing their resolve to stand up to the ever-encroaching totalitarianism coming from Albany. As a push back against New York's infamous SAFE Act, it also mentions several bills now in the NY legislature that would infringe severely on New Yorkers' Second Amendment rights.

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Texas AG Asks Judge to Force Austin City Hall to Allow Guns

Published Saturday, January 12, 2019

In Austin, Attorney General Ken Paxton’s office had their lawyers this week approach a Travis County district court to ask him to require the city of Austin to allow people who enter to lawfully carry guns inside City Hall. The office then issued a press release to alert the public that the building administrators were flouting the law — making it clear that they would no longer be allowed to do so.

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Wyoming To Repeal All Gun-Free Zones?

Published Friday, January 11, 2019

Senate File 75, introduced Thursday, reportedly repeals every gun-free zone in the state other than private property and federal buildings, including schools, parks, courthouses, and all state and local government buildings. It also includes a provision which effectively makes the state a gun rights preemption state, meaning that local municipalities would no longer be able to ban guns at places of their own choosing.

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New Maine Dem Gov. Won't Back Universal Background Checks

Published Friday, January 11, 2019

On Tuesday, newly elected Maine Governor Janet Mills, a Democrat, made a statement that she had no interest whatsoever in signing a bill to create a universal background check law for the state — no doubt disappointing her supporters, some of whom most likely voted for her hoping for more gun control. Mills had a reputation before the 2018 election for being involved in gun control measures that had been passed in Maine in recent years, but we reason that her involvement may have been overstated.

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Florida Possible To Roll Back Parkland Gun Control Laws

Published Thursday, January 10, 2019

Reportedly, Republican Representative Mike Hill introduced Bill HB175 on Monday. It modifies the previous bill from last year called the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Public Safety Act after the shooting at the high school of the same name in Parkland, rolling back most of the provisions of the law.

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