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That East Tennessee 2A Sanctuary Movement? It's Spreading West.

That East Tennessee 2A Sanctuary Movement? It's Spreading West.

Published Sunday, November 17, 2019

Since we last visited the issue of Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties in Eastern Tennessee, four counties and one city have all declared their support for firearm rights and resistance to further restrictions — doubling the number of 2A territories.

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Lake County, Florida becomes the first Second Amendment Sanctuary

Lake County, Florida becomes the first Second Amendment Sanctuary

Published Thursday, November 7, 2019

At the Lake County Courthouse in Tavares, Florida on Tuesday, county commissioners took a united stand against the infringement of the right to keep and bear arms. Though Commission Chairwoman Leslie Campione was not in attendance, she supported the measure.

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The 5th Largest County in the US Is Now a Second Amendment Sanctuary

The 5th Largest County in the US Is Now a Second Amendment Sanctuary

Published Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Just across the Colorado River from the new Second Amendment Sanctuary City of Needles, California lies vast Mohave County, Arizona — now also a Second Amendment Sanctuary. It is the largest addition so far, and the first in Arizona.

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Texas' Growing Second Amendment Sanctuary Movement Current Map

Texas' Growing Second Amendment Sanctuary Movement Current Map

Published Sunday, November 3, 2019

Recently, five more counties were added to Texas' Second Amendment Sanctuary Map. Many Lone Star activists are concerned about recent attempts to curb their rights and efforts are ramping up to stop any future gun control efforts before they can take hold.

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Dear Governors: Please Be More Like New Hampshire's Gov. Chris Sununu

Dear Governors: Please Be More Like New Hampshire's Gov. Chris Sununu

Published Monday, August 12, 2019

On Friday, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed three gun control bills to reach his desk. These bills were strategically timed to be released to his office when they would have the most emotional impact and Sununu shut all three of them down. 

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West Texas Counties, Under Siege, Declare Second Amendment Sanctuaries

West Texas Counties, Under Siege, Declare Second Amendment Sanctuaries

Published Saturday, July 20, 2019

The influx of uninvited unlawful migrants flooding southern Texas, along with a rise in crime reports of home invasions and drug smuggling operations, has caused four commissioners in two border counties to vote to make them Second Amendment Sanctuaries. Hudspeth County, near El Paso, and Presidio County further to the south made the move as more counties in the area express interest in doing the same.

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St. Clair Township Declares 2A Sanctuary Status, Taking The County Piecemeal

St. Clair Township Declares 2A Sanctuary Status, Taking The County Piecemeal

Published Tuesday, July 16, 2019

In St. Clair Township of St. Clair County tonight, the township's board took the opportunity to send a message to the state legislature that they're joining the chorus of voices in opposition to recent attempts at extreme and unconstitutional gun control efforts.

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Gallatin County Passes 2A Resolution; Jasper County Won't Prosecute

Gallatin County Passes 2A Resolution; Jasper County Won't Prosecute

Published Thursday, July 11, 2019

In Shawneetown, the seat of Gallatin County, Illinois, the County Board finally voted 4 to 1 tonight to approves a resolution confirming the Second Amendment rights of the county's citizens. The board and the county's population lean heavily Democrat.

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The Illinois Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties Movement, Animated

The Illinois Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties Movement, Animated

Published Tuesday, June 25, 2019

While there are still numerous county-level Second Amendment Sanctuary and other resolutions going on around Illinois, we've been asked repeatedly to show an animation of each county change as it happened. This is for those of you that requested it. This is a just-for-fun exercise to pass time while we finish up several other projects all going on at the same time.

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California's First City to Declare Itself a Second Amendment Sanctuary Is Also Its Hottest

California's First City to Declare Itself a Second Amendment Sanctuary Is Also Its Hottest

Published Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The Second Amendment Sanctuaries movement now includes among its members America's hottest city of Needles, California, which wants travelers to stop bypassing the town as a way to avoid running afoul of the state's onerous gun restrictions. 

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Nevada Sheriffs Unanimously Reject Unconstitutional Gun Laws

Nevada Sheriffs Unanimously Reject Unconstitutional Gun Laws

Published Saturday, June 15, 2019

Collectively, all 17 sheriffs of the Nevada counties have agreed upon, drawn up, and signed an open letter to their constituents proclaiming their resolve in supporting and defending the Second Amendment. While the letter doesn't specifically address SB143, everyone in the state knows that the prime controversy and furor over the first half of 2019 has been over the bill and this is an unprecedented move for the Nevada Sheriffs’ & Chiefs’ Association.

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Bureau County IL Passes 2A Resolution, Crawford County Won't Prosecute

Bureau County IL Passes 2A Resolution, Crawford County Won't Prosecute

Published Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Bureau County surprised us tonight with news that they had passed a sanctuary resolution, joining the massive field of green on our map. We also heard that the Crawford County states attorney has declared that he will join with the others to not prosecute unconstitutional gun laws. This makes Bureau the 65th such county along with two full townships and two smaller towns, splitting the state neatly across the north at right about the I-80 mark.

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Not Willing To Wait, NRA Appeals to IL Supremes Against FOID

Not Willing To Wait, NRA Appeals to IL Supremes Against FOID

Published Saturday, June 8, 2019

The NRA has teamed with Guns Save Life to seek an immediate injunction against the Firearm Owner's Identification Card Act until all other litigation is settled in the case of a man whose guns were confiscated when the FOID system falsely showed he had a battery conviction. The unconstitutionality of the FOID Act should have been apparent years ago when it was implemented, as it creates a second hurdle of permissibility to navigate for a right already universally guaranteed by the Second Amendment.

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National Lawsuits Look to Void The FOID Everywhere in America

National Lawsuits Look to Void The FOID Everywhere in America

Published Thursday, June 6, 2019

A slew of national gun rights advocacy groups have all jointly filed a lawsuit against the state of Illinois for its FOID card law, which has recently seen egregious and overreaching restrictions attempted to be added to its already overly strict requirement (SB1966). The case stems from the previous People v. Brown decision, in which a woman kept a .22 rifle in her home but did not have a state-issued FOID card.

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O'Fallon Township in Illinois Declares Itself a Second Amendment Sanctuary

O'Fallon Township in Illinois Declares Itself a Second Amendment Sanctuary

Published Wednesday, June 5, 2019

In O'Fallon Township, St. Clair County, Illinois earlier today the township board unanimously passed a Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolution after becoming frustrated with the lack of action on the part of the St. Clair County Board to do the same. This action was spurred by retired Lt. Col. Dane Harrel, who spoke at the recent "Take Back Illinois" rally in Effingham and a friend of Gun Rights Watch.

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Colorado's First Metropolitan City Becomes a Second Amendment Sanctuary

Colorado's First Metropolitan City Becomes a Second Amendment Sanctuary

Published Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Commerce City became the first metropolitan city in Colorado to vote and declare its intention to not enforce Colorado's new red flag law, joining exactly three-quarters of the state's counties and several towns who have already chosen to do so. Numerous gun rights advocates were on hand to speak up about the importance of keeping their families safe from those who would abuse the law.

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East Tennessee - The Unlikely New 2A Sanctuary Counties Front

East Tennessee - The Unlikely New 2A Sanctuary Counties Front

Published Monday, June 3, 2019

Tennessee might seem like an odd place for Second Amendment sanctuary counties to start popping up, but these Eastern Tennessee folks have some good reasons for declaring their insistence on gun rights... and they want the federal government to listen.

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Will Texas Governor Abbott Sign Emergency Carry?

Will Texas Governor Abbott Sign Emergency Carry?

Published Sunday, June 2, 2019

Last weekend, the Texas House and Senate passed HB 1177, the Texas Emergency Carry Bill. It grants temporary permitless carry to all legal Texas gun owners in the event of a declared emergency and for 7 days following the disaster. At his discretion, the Governor may also extend the time period for Emergency Carry to be in effect beyond the set 7-day period.

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Fix The FOID Crippled; Void The FOID Thriving With Your Help

Fix The FOID Crippled; Void The FOID Thriving With Your Help

Published Saturday, June 1, 2019

In the wee hours of this morning after midnight, the Illinois Senate adjourned until October of this year without taking action on SB1966, the "Fix the FOID" bill. While this is a big temporary win, the efforts to rid the state of the FOID altogether are growing as the fight ahead gathers steam.

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Constitutional Carry Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania

Constitutional Carry Bill Introduced in Pennsylvania

Published Sunday, May 26, 2019

Following a well-publicized synagogue shooting and the City of Pittsburg's complete refusal to follow the state's preemption law by passing its own assault weapons ban, Pennsylvania Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-10) has introduced HB 1412, a Constitutional Carry bill.

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The Void The FOID Movement is Catching On in Illinois

The Void The FOID Movement is Catching On in Illinois

Published Thursday, May 23, 2019

A new movement in Illinois that serves as an expansion of firearms freedoms on top of the Gun Rights Sanctuary Resolutions there is the new grassroots effort to rid the state, and hopefully eventually the country, of the Firearm Owner's Identification card.

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Indiana Carry Licenses Will Be Absolutely Free Soon

Indiana Carry Licenses Will Be Absolutely Free Soon

Published Monday, May 13, 2019

One part of Indiana's HB 1284 removes all fees associated with the cost of obtaining a handgun license, in addition to removing some prohibitions on guns at schools and providing immunity and court costs for justified use of force in certain instances.

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Rhode Island Second Amendment Sanctuary Towns Arise

Rhode Island Second Amendment Sanctuary Towns Arise

Published Monday, May 13, 2019

The threat of bans in Rhode Island on standard capacity magazines, so-called "assault weapons", special new taxes on guns, and further restrictions on where law-abiding citizens can legally carry firearms has caused a similar backlash in the form of Second Amendment Sanctuary Towns popping up across the tiny state.

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Two More Illinois Counties Pass Second Amendment Resolutions

Two More Illinois Counties Pass Second Amendment Resolutions

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2019

GRW got a nice surprise the other night when we were told by someone in the know in Piatt County that they had passed a resolution in 2012, so there was no need to pass one now. In Wabash County, board members convened to pass their own gun rights resolution unanimously on Monday.

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South Carolina's Constitutional Carry Bill Is Now Dead For 2019

South Carolina's Constitutional Carry Bill Is Now Dead For 2019

Published Sunday, April 14, 2019

With both the House Judiciary Committee and Senate Judiciary Committees stonewalling any movement on Constitutional Carry in South Carolina, House Bill 3999 and Senate Bill 139 are now officially dead after missing their window to either move forward or expire. The blocks seem to be caused by RINOs using flimsy excuses to prevent full votes on either measure.

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Illinois 2A County Resolution And 2A Sanctuary City Resolutions Passed This Week

Illinois 2A County Resolution And 2A Sanctuary City Resolutions Passed This Week

Published Friday, April 12, 2019

Successes continue this week on the Gun Rights Sanctuary County movement in Illinois, as Henderson County finally reaches an agreement after months of wrangling on the issue. Meanwhile, an unexpected development makes Plainfield Township in Will County a Second Amendment Sanctuary City.

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Michigan Rep Introduces Constitutional Carry Package of Bills

Michigan Rep Introduces Constitutional Carry Package of Bills

Published Saturday, April 6, 2019

Due in part to concerns about animal attacks, Rep. Greg Markkanen of Hancock, Michigan has introduced HB 4028, a Constitutional Carry bill intended to allow only lawful gun owners to carry concealed without a license. It's accompanied by three other bills designed to reform concealed carry laws throughout the state.

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Constitutional Carry In Texas Is Dead, At Least For 2019

Constitutional Carry In Texas Is Dead, At Least For 2019

Published Saturday, April 6, 2019

Dennis Bonnen, the Republican Speaker of the House for Texas on Friday made a public declaration dropping the state's Constitutional Carry bill after a Chris McNutt, the executive director of Texas Gun Rights, showed up in his neighborhood personally to urge him to expedite the bill.

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Eureka County, NV Passes 2A Resolution; Full Nevada Map

Eureka County, NV Passes 2A Resolution; Full Nevada Map

Published Friday, April 5, 2019

Rebelling against universal background checks that would turn lawful gun owners into felons, Nevada sheriffs and county boards across the state are increasingly declaring their inability and necessary refusal to back the new bill by passing Second Amendment Sanctuary Resolutions. Eureka County yesterday became the fifth to do so.

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Phillips County, CO Passes Second Amendment Resolution

Phillips County, CO Passes Second Amendment Resolution

Published Thursday, April 4, 2019

Phillips County Sheriff Thomas Elliott had previously stated that he would not take part in confiscating firearms from citizens if ordered to under HB1177, soon to be presumably signed by Governor Jared Polis. At their meeting last Friday, the Phillips County Board of Commissioners agreed and announced their intention to back the sheriff's decision.

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Monument, CO Becomes 'Second Amendment Preservation Town'

Monument, CO Becomes 'Second Amendment Preservation Town'

Published Tuesday, April 2, 2019

On Monday, the town of Monument in El Paso County, Colorado declared itself a "Second Amendment Preservation Town" after the Trustees voted unanimously that House Bill 19-1177 infringes upon the inalienable rights of the citizens by allowing the seizure of guns from people whom a judge declares to be a risk to themselves or others.

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Morgan County, CO Joins Gun Rights Sanctuary County Movement

Morgan County, CO Joins Gun Rights Sanctuary County Movement

Published Sunday, March 31, 2019
Morgan County CO Sheriff Dave Martin and Commissioner Jon Becker worked together to write a statement, outlining specific articles in the federal and state constitutions that they said they believe Colorado's Red Flag Bill violates.
The sheriff and commissioners had previously stated that they believe HB19-1177 as written was clearly unconstitutional and would not enforce it.
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Nevada And Ohio Explore The Possibility of Constitutional Carry

Nevada And Ohio Explore The Possibility of Constitutional Carry

Published Sunday, March 31, 2019

In Nevada, optimistic gun rights advocates look to do the unthinkable, despite the current controversy over their impending universal background check by passing permitless carry. In Ohio, fresh off a win that saw a law modified after a clerical error that would have inadvertently outlawed AR-15's, the state's gun groups think they just might have the numbers to do the same.

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Thousands Flock to IGOLD in Illinois

Thousands Flock to IGOLD in Illinois

Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Buses from all corners of Illinois brought throngs of gun rights activists to the state capitol for IGOLD today, with the signature gold shirts and caps indicating their stance against the flood of gun control that has so far marked 2019. Estimates of up to 8,000 people were in attendance to assert their rights in keeping the state and families safe.

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Colorado Becomes the Next Front With 2A Sanctuary Counties

Colorado Becomes the Next Front With 2A Sanctuary Counties

Published Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Colorado's rural counties are declaring one by one to refuse to uphold and enforce red flag laws, as well as any other new law coming from the state legislature that defies the US Constitution. The bill in question is HB19-1177, a “Red Flag” bill otherwise known as the Emergency Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) bill. More than half the state's counties have rebelled against it.

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Constitutional Carry Stalls in South Carolina Over A Pointless Feud

Constitutional Carry Stalls in South Carolina Over A Pointless Feud

Published Thursday, March 14, 2019

Two weeks ago, South Carolina State Representative Russell Fry and others on the subcommittee refused to even give Constitutional Carry a vote for a hearing. This effectively blocks H.3456 for now and is reportedly being caused by a disagreement between Fry and Representative Jonathan Hill, who introduced the bill in the House.

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Record Attendance at The Annual NH Hold The Line Rally

Record Attendance at The Annual NH Hold The Line Rally

Published Sunday, March 10, 2019

A crowd of thousands crammed the packed plaza in front of the New Hampshire Statehouse on Saturday, which probably holds the record for the largest gun rights rally ever assembled in the Live Free or Die state. The fifth annual rally of its kind, it has grown impressively from the first outing which drew only 75 to 100 people.

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Illinois Gun Owner Sanctuary Counties Just Keep Coming

Illinois Gun Owner Sanctuary Counties Just Keep Coming

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019

In Illinois, the Gun Owner Sanctuary County movement is gaining steam once again amidst the onslaught of anti-gun legislation coming from Springfield and bolstered by the new wave of Second Amendment Sanctuary Counties now popping up all over the country. Here's a list of which counties declared resolutions lately.

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New Mexico 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Counties - Full Map

New Mexico 2nd Amendment Sanctuary Counties - Full Map

Published Sunday, March 3, 2019

New Mexico's HB 8 appears to be losing its bite daily, as more and more counties pass Second Amendment Sanctuary ordinances, preventing enforcement of the new universal background check bill - along with 30 of the 33 sheriffs, who have all signed an agreement with the state Sheriff's Association not to enforce the law either.

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Kentucky Will Become the 16th Constitutional Carry State This Week

Kentucky Will Become the 16th Constitutional Carry State This Week

Published Saturday, March 2, 2019

By a 60 to 37 vote, HB 150, Kentucky's 2019 Constitutional Carry bill, passed its final hurdle in the Kentucky House and now heads to Governor Matt Bevin's desk, where he has announced he plans to sign it. Opponents of the bill conducted several procedural maneuvers to attempt to add amendments to the bill, but all were defeated by votes or ruled out of order and stricken.

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Oklahoma Becomes the 15th Constitutional Carry State

Oklahoma Becomes the 15th Constitutional Carry State

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Less than an hour ago, Oklahoma's Governor Stitt signed Constitutional Carry into law after having been passed by the Senate hours earlier. This unofficially makes Oklahoma the 15th state to remove permit restrictions, although it pertains only to residents of Oklahoma and the other 14 Constitutional Carry states.

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North Dakota Shrugs Off Attempt At A Red Flag Bill

North Dakota Shrugs Off Attempt At A Red Flag Bill

Published Sunday, February 24, 2019

North Dakota's House effortlessly brushed aside a pointless and futile attack on the peoples' Second Amendment rights last week, when it shot down the Democrats' red flag bill, sponsored by Rep. Karla Rose Hanson (D-Fargo),  in a 76-17 vote. Opponents successfully argued the bill was a direct contradiction of constitutional due process rights.

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Candidate For Aurora IL District Rep Matt Quigley Was There At The Scene

Candidate For Aurora IL District Rep Matt Quigley Was There At The Scene

Published Sunday, February 17, 2019

Yesterday, Gun Rights Watch spoke to Matt Quigley, candidate For Aurora, Illinois 14th District Representative, who was on scene at the shooting Friday in the aftermath right after the incident went down. He and his campaign manager Mike Alfaro spoke to neighbors and bystanders on the street to get their opinions.

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Not One Gun Control Law Would Have Stopped the Aurora, IL Shooter

Not One Gun Control Law Would Have Stopped the Aurora, IL Shooter

Published Friday, February 15, 2019

The shooting today in Aurora, IL at a manufacturing plant that left 6 people dead including the shooter probably won't feed well into the left's narrative that universal background checks will stop mass shootings, or that mass shooters are always white guys, or that AR-15s need to go because... you know — mass shootings.

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Here's the Full List of Counties That Won't Uphold I-1639 in Washington

Here's the Full List of Counties That Won't Uphold I-1639 in Washington

Published Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Sheriffs of Washington's rural counties are increasingly pledging to not enforce the new gun control bill (I-1639) that was passed in November by ballot initiative, citing it as unconstitutional. 24 out of 39 counties make up the latest count, with more expected as the court battles ramp up across the state.

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Oklahoma to Become the Next Constitutional Carry State?

Oklahoma to Become the Next Constitutional Carry State?

Published Sunday, February 10, 2019

Having passed the Oklahoma House Public Safety Committee on Thursday morning by a 9-2 vote, House Bill 2597 now heads to the Senate Safety Committee — where Gun Rights Watch expects it to pass by a similar margin. If that happens, full votes in the OK House and Senate will follow and almost certainly pass Constitutional Carry. Will Governor Stitt sign it?

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Utah House Tells Dems on Gun Control: Don't Even Think About It

Utah House Tells Dems on Gun Control: Don't Even Think About It

Published Friday, February 8, 2019

Seeing the handwriting on the wall from what's been happening in other states, Republicans in the Utah House took a rare move Tuesday and voted in House Joint Resolution 7 to point out to Democrats that no gun control measures had any chance at all of passing in the state anytime soon and to warn them to not even try.

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Now Illinois Anti-Gunners Go After Making Legal Firearms at Home

Now Illinois Anti-Gunners Go After Making Legal Firearms at Home

Published Friday, February 8, 2019

HB2253 in Illinois, just announced yesterday, seeks to make illegal the manufacture of firearms in the home or elsewhere for personal use and not predicated upon whether the firearm is intended for sale. It should be noted that this activity has long been recognized as one that is constitutionally protected by both the ATF and courts across the country. Also included is language banning 3D printed firearms.

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Arkansas Soon To Cut CCW Permit Fees in Half?

Arkansas Soon To Cut CCW Permit Fees in Half?

Published Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Arkansas legislature just voted to cut concealed carry permit fees in half, from $100 to $50, and license renewal fees from $50 to $25. Some in the governing body hope other states will take the cue, as crimes rates continue to fall amid growing firearm possession and freedoms. The question is, will the governor sign it?

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Missouri Seeking to Repeal Gun-Free Zones, Add Preemption & Campus Carry

Missouri Seeking to Repeal Gun-Free Zones, Add Preemption & Campus Carry

Published Monday, February 4, 2019

A pair of bills in Missouri were just introduced that would repeal most of the gun-free zones in the state, by removing state-imposed legal restrictions on places where carrying a firearm is not allowed. These bills also institute state preemption of firearm laws, so that local cities and towns may not impose their own gun control laws upon the people. This includes campus carry.

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New Illinois Bill Hopes to Force Sponsors of Anti-Gun Bills to Know Facts

New Illinois Bill Hopes to Force Sponsors of Anti-Gun Bills to Know Facts

Published Friday, February 1, 2019

A new bill in Illinois by State Senator Neil Anderson exemplifies the fed up nature of gun owners in the state, by making it mandatory that anyone proposing new anti-gun legislation should first be trained in firearm fundamentals, as well as usage, storage, calibers and gauges, and to undergo range safety officer training.

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South Dakota Officially Becomes 13th Constitutional Carry State TODAY

South Dakota Officially Becomes 13th Constitutional Carry State TODAY

Published Thursday, January 31, 2019

As of July 1st this year, a new law allowing both South Dakota residents and visitors to carry concealed handguns called Constitutional Carry will go into effect. Gov. Kristi Noem tweeted yesterday that she will sign the bill today, which had passed the House and Senate within the past few weeks.

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Going for Broke: Now IL Dems Want Serial Numbers On Your Bullets

Going for Broke: Now IL Dems Want Serial Numbers On Your Bullets

Published Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Compounding on yesterday's news that Illinois now intends to start tracking all ammunition through the rigorous cataloging of all ammunition sales throughout the state, news now comes of a bill to force ammunition manufacturers to engrave every round with a serial number. We have the full details.

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No Braking: IL Dems Try Backdoor Registration By Tracking Ammo Instead

No Braking: IL Dems Try Backdoor Registration By Tracking Ammo Instead

Published Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Just out today is a brand new bill, designated HB1467, which seeks to record every pertinent detail about every transaction involving the sale of ammunition anywhere in the state. Using this information, the autocrats would then be able to effectively determine exactly what firearms every gun owner has, and how often they practice.

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Here's the Full List of Gun Control Bills Coming to New York

Here's the Full List of Gun Control Bills Coming to New York

Published Monday, January 28, 2019

Tomorrow (today, actually), on Tuesday, January 29th, the state legislature in New York is expected to vote on (and almost certainly pass) eight major gun control bills in the Empire State, despite some very vocal opposition. Apparently, the January 2013 passage of the SAFE Act after the Newtown, CT school shooting didn't go far enough for them.

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Washington's bullet ban bill is hilariously entitled Preventing Lead Exposure In Young People

Washington's bullet ban bill is hilariously entitled Preventing Lead Exposure In Young People

Published Saturday, January 26, 2019

Those in charge of putting titles on bills heading to the Washington legislature appear to be in need of a little oversight, as this bill would demonstrate. HB1346 seeks to prohibit anyone under 21 from buying ammunition containing lead. Also included in our article is HB1319, attempting to remove state preemption on firearm laws. A hearing is on Feb. 1st.

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Is There a Gun Rights Sanctuary Movement Brewing in New York?

Is There a Gun Rights Sanctuary Movement Brewing in New York?

Published Friday, January 25, 2019

On Tuesday, the 5-member Town Board in Grand Island, New York voted unanimously to approve a pro-Second Amendment resolution, opposing the registration of rifles and shotguns, intrusive social media investigations, unconstitutional search engine history checks and the mandatory purchase of liability insurance for prospective gun buyers and gun owners.

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Still Breaking: Now IL Dems Want to See Your Social Media... or No Gun For You

Still Breaking: Now IL Dems Want to See Your Social Media... or No Gun For You

Published Thursday, January 24, 2019

Not to stop at making virtually every firearm that makes them pee a little go away eventually, Democrats in Lincoln's Land now want to see every social media post you ever made. Ever. Anywhere, anytime. You know, just in case you offended someone once. Or, in case they decide they need to get offended by something that normal people wouldn't think twice about. Just in case, now there's HB0888.

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Breaking: IL Dem Gov, Legislature Present Assault Weapons Registration

Breaking: IL Dem Gov, Legislature Present Assault Weapons Registration

Published Wednesday, January 23, 2019

News came this evening that the Illinois legislature had their first major gun control bill ready in the form of SB0107, a sweeping "Assault Weapons" bill designed to bring about the eventual sunsetting on the rights to buy a number of named firearms, as well as the registration of any of those guns currently in existence in the state, and finally mandating locking mechanisms for these guns.

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SSRN's State of The Second Amendment Report for 2017-2018 Is Now Out

SSRN's State of The Second Amendment Report for 2017-2018 Is Now Out

Published Monday, January 21, 2019

The SSRN, formerly known as the Social Science Research Network, has released its annual research paper detailing major Second Amendment court decisions for the one year period starting on July 31st, 2017 and ending August 1st, 2018. Seventeen well-documented cases of that year are profiled, with notable dissenting opinions on more than a few. We have a breakdown on those.

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Another Case of Foster Parent Gun Rights Soon to be Fought In Missouri

Another Case of Foster Parent Gun Rights Soon to be Fought In Missouri

Published Monday, January 21, 2019

A Missouri couple is asking for an injunction from the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri's Western Division against the Missouri foster parent regulation that prohibits them from having loaded firearms in the home if they have foster children. The Second Amendment Foundation, led by Alan Gottlieb, a civil rights lawyer on gun issues famous in part for fighting a similar case in Michigan, has joined in the lawsuit.

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UPDATE: Texas AG wins against Austin City Hall

UPDATE: Texas AG wins against Austin City Hall

Published Sunday, January 20, 2019

The Travis County district court has ruled that the City of Austin's gun ban inside City Hall was in direct violation of Texas' open carry law and has ordered the city to pay $9000 for six documented violations, at a fine of $1500 each. The case had been in litigation since 2016.

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ICYMI: All 26 of 26 Gun Control Bills in Virginia Fail to Pass

ICYMI: All 26 of 26 Gun Control Bills in Virginia Fail to Pass

Published Saturday, January 19, 2019

On Friday, news broke that the Virginia Senate Committee on Courts of Justice and the House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee heard and voted to defeat many of Governor Ralph Northam’s requested gun control bills. As extreme as Oregon's bills are, these went much farther, regulating nearly every possible aspect of gun ownership in Old Dominion.

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Pittsburgh Intends to Violate State Law With Gun Control Ordinances

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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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Is Kankakee County, IL the next Gun Rights Sanctuary County?

Is Kankakee County, IL the next Gun Rights Sanctuary County?

Published Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Most analysts familiar with the area acknowledge a "high likelihood" that the county will join the 57 others in the state that have approved some version of the now well-known Gun Rights Sanctuary County movement ongoing in Illinois. The vote almost happened at the January 8th meeting and was held up only due to procedural issues. Urging by community members prompted the action, which began in mid-2018.

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Arkansas Legislators Prepare New Pro-Gun Bills

Arkansas Legislators Prepare New Pro-Gun Bills

Published Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Bills employing the use of the new Enhanced Carry Permit to allow citizens to be armed in municipal buildings, expediting the process for obtaining a permit to carry, and reducing the fee for a carry permit by half are among the new pro-gun measures being presented this year.

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NH House Bars State Reps From Protecting Themselves

NH House Bars State Reps From Protecting Themselves

Published Wednesday, January 2, 2019

CONCORD, NH - In a near party-line vote, House Democrats in New Hampshire today voted to ban its members from carrying firearms in the State Capitol building by a vote of 220 to 163. This vote reverses a rule put in place 4 years ago by the then-majority House Republicans.

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All Eighteen Gun Sanctuary Resolutions in Illinois Passed!

All Eighteen Gun Sanctuary Resolutions in Illinois Passed!

Published Friday, November 9, 2018

In a result that none of us here thought would happen, every Illinois county that had pro-Second Amendment resolutions on the ballot on Tuesday voted in favor of the measure, with most of them overwhelmingly in support. A further two more counties that we didn't previously know about approved sanctuary-style referendums as well, adding a dozen new counties to our new green majority. Cook County, meanwhile, passed anti-gun ballot measures, including one attempting to place more gun restrictions on the entire rest of the state.

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Voting Later Today on Illinois Gun Sanctuary County Referendums

Voting Later Today on Illinois Gun Sanctuary County Referendums

Published Tuesday, November 6, 2018

The long wait for ballot initiative question votes for Gun Owner Sanctuary County Resolutions has come, and a total of 16 counties have related questions up in these referendums. Additionally, one other county has passed a similar resolution by their County Board.

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California's Jerry Brown Vetoes Bill Expanding Gun Violence Restraining Orders

California's Jerry Brown Vetoes Bill Expanding Gun Violence Restraining Orders

Published Thursday, September 27, 2018

In California, Governor Jerry Brown yesterday vetoed a bill presented by the legislature that would have allowed work associates, teachers, and other personnel to petition a judge to remove firearms from anyone they claim poses a danger to themselves or others. Brown responded to the bill by stating that current law already provides for all of the provisions that the new bill seeks to establish. Brown also separately sign another gun control bill that sets a new training requirement for those applying for concealed weapons permits.

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Ohio Governor Signs Executive Order Making Agencies Report Crime Data

Ohio Governor Signs Executive Order Making Agencies Report Crime Data

Published Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Ohio Governor John Kasich on Monday afternoon signed an executive order that requires Ohio police officials and others to upload various felony arrests, restraining orders and warrants into the state's database that could prevent prohibited people from buying guns from retailers.

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Scrambling, Hawaii Asks State AG What The Ruling Means

Scrambling, Hawaii Asks State AG What The Ruling Means

Published Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Unsure of how to handle the news that Hawaii can't simply deny every carry license that gets submitted, the state's Lieutenant Governor Doug Chin announced that he wants a legal opinion from the State's Attorney General to clarify exactly what authority the county police chiefs have regarding issue licenses permitting gun owners to carry concealed or unconcealed firearms. Could they be looking for a back door with which to continue the tyranny?

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Pike County, IL Passes Gun Owner Sanctuary County Resolution

Pike County, IL Passes Gun Owner Sanctuary County Resolution

Published Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Whisperings in the rumor led us to send our investigator out on the job, who was able to confirm that Pike had, in fact, passed their own resolution. A short while later, we received a copy of the official resolution. It is virtually identical to the majority of Gun Owner Sanctuary County Resolutions that we've seen so far.

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Gun Owners of Vermont Sues to Stop New Gun Laws

Gun Owners of Vermont Sues to Stop New Gun Laws

Published Sunday, September 23, 2018

The Gun Owners of Vermont organization is suing the state, the director of the Vermont State Police, the Windham County state’s attorney, and the state’s attorney general in an effort to get a judge to force an injunction against the state's overreaching firearms restrictions, which take effect on October 1st. At least two of the provisions of the new gun laws are in direct conflict with both the US Constitution and Vermont's state constitution.

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Seattle Wants Gun Shops and Ranges to Have Warning Labels

Seattle Wants Gun Shops and Ranges to Have Warning Labels

Published Friday, September 21, 2018

King County Washington, which includes Seattle, now has legislation proposed compelling gun shops and gun ranges to display signs warning that ownership of guns leads to suicides, domestic violence, and accidental shootings. The county's Board of Health heard comments from the public Thursday afternoon on the proposal at the King County Courthouse and are expected to present their findings and recommendations to the county.

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California's Nearly 100-year-old Ridiculous Gun Law Shot Down

California's Nearly 100-year-old Ridiculous Gun Law Shot Down

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A sensible judge in California, which must be pretty rare in that part of the country, last week struck down a highly unusual and unconstitutional but mostly overlooked state law regarding the advertising and sign placement of any banner or image at any firearms retailer that contained the likeness of a pistol that could be seen from outside the building. It might seem crazy that such a law still existed, or ever existed at all, but then... this is California we're talking about.

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Hancock County Il Becomes the Latest to Pass 2A Resolution

Hancock County Il Becomes the Latest to Pass 2A Resolution

Published Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Word comes on down from those in the know to Gun Rights Watch (thank you, Illinois State Rifle Association!) that Hancock County, Illinois joined the expanding chorus of, "No thank you" to the state legislature's ongoing effort to curtail the firearms rights of their citizens. Our count now puts the tally at 42 counties!

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Hawaii Appeals 9th Circuit's Ruling on Firearm Licenses

Hawaii Appeals 9th Circuit's Ruling on Firearm Licenses

Published Monday, September 17, 2018

Analysts predicted it would play out like this. The gungrabbers just wouldn't be able to resist the temptation to undo the high court's ruling and are now risking having this case go to the US Supreme Court. If SCOTUS agrees to hear the case, then there will be a ruling on it, and chances are pretty decent that they won't like it. The risk for them of course that they might rule in favor of the 9th's decision, making it the law across the country in every state. If that happens, we'll be seeing free citizens in unheard of numbers carrying firearms daily.

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IL Senator Sam McCann Introduces Resolution to Support Gun Sanctuary Counties

IL Senator Sam McCann Introduces Resolution to Support Gun Sanctuary Counties

Published Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Countering Representative Kathleen Willis' anti-gun bill (HR 1197) that denounces Gun Owner Sanctuary Counties, gubernatorial candidate Sam McCann for the Conservative Party on Tuesday introduced a Senate resolution supporting the 40 Illinois counties that adopted loose resolutions declaring themselves as "gun owner sanctuaries," which oppose gun control laws that they believe are unconstitutional.

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Schuyler County Illinois Passes Gun Owner Sanctuary Resolution

Schuyler County Illinois Passes Gun Owner Sanctuary Resolution

Published Wednesday, September 12, 2018

By a vote of 7 to 0, the Schuyler County Board in Rushville decided on Monday Night to join the 40 other counties declaring their support of the Second Amendment and resistance to the ever-encroaching restrictions imposed by the state legislature on their gun rights. Jason Goddard spoke and gave an impassioned testimony on the need for self-defense.

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40 Gun Sanctuary Counties in Illinois?

40 Gun Sanctuary Counties in Illinois?

Published Monday, August 27, 2018

A pair of unrelated counties get added to the list making up our field of green, while one of them becomes the third county to both pass a pro-2nd Amendment Resolution and simultaneously scheduling a November referendum vote to gain the approval of the county residents. See the link for more.

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The Illinois Gun Sanctuary Counties Map Grows Again

The Illinois Gun Sanctuary Counties Map Grows Again

Published Thursday, August 16, 2018

The summer recesses seem to have come to a close, as several Illinois counties went back to the task of determining whether they wanted to join the groundswell of resolutions supporting the Second Amendment — and what those resolutions would look like. Many of the newest counties to consider resolutions are doing it through ballot initiatives, allowing the county's voters to decide the matter for themselves in November. While in at least one county this maneuver has resulted in cries of, "playing political football" with the issue, at least a half dozen or more counties are now taking this exact route. See the full list of changes at the link below.

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NRA and SAF Sue Edmonds, WA Over New Storage Law

NRA and SAF Sue Edmonds, WA Over New Storage Law

Published Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The current gun law trend in Washington state is toward safe storage laws, but state preemption precludes municipalities from passing their own gun control legislation ordinances. This showdown was inevitable, and the NRA and the Second Amendment Foundation were prepared for it.

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Everett, WA Gun Owners Must Report Lost/Stolen Guns Within 24 Hours

Everett, WA Gun Owners Must Report Lost/Stolen Guns Within 24 Hours

Published Friday, August 10, 2018
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Disciplinarians vs. Downloads: Even More States Now Suing

Disciplinarians vs. Downloads: Even More States Now Suing

Published Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Democratic attorneys general from 19 states and the District of Columbia are suing the Trump administration, filing an new complaint on Friday trying to get a judge to declare it unlawful to distribute blueprints online for 3D printing firearms. They also want the State Department to cancel the settlement agreement they made with Defense Distributed, allowing them to continue hosting the files online for anyone to freely download. Colorado's attorney general, a Republican, has also joined the lawsuit.

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The 9th Circuit Swings Hard in the Other Direction With These Crazy Rulings

The 9th Circuit Swings Hard in the Other Direction With These Crazy Rulings

Published Monday, August 6, 2018

In a hard reversal from the earlier sentiment on guns out of the 9th Circus that gave the right to carry (see our disclaimer though) back to the western states, the west's highest court last Friday ruled that California's newest handgun regulations do not infringe on the right to buy guns — despite those regulations mandating the use of a technology which doesn't fully exist yet.

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Michigan School Carry Issue is Settled: Part Loss, Part Win

Michigan School Carry Issue is Settled: Part Loss, Part Win

Published Saturday, August 4, 2018

On Friday, July 27th, Michigan's Supreme Court ruled that school districts have the right to ban firearms on campus, upholding a 2016 ruling by the Michigan Court of Appeals. But, the news isn't all bad — while the high court found that schools are not bound by the state's preemption clause on firearm laws, it was because the school districts themselves are not “local units of government” and therefore are not bound by the same rules.

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RINO Ohio Governor Refuses to Sign Concealed Carry Bill

RINO Ohio Governor Refuses to Sign Concealed Carry Bill

Published Friday, August 3, 2018

On Friday, Ohio Governor John Kasich refused to sign the concealed carry bill that was sent to his desk by the state legislature citing his disappointment that it lacks gun control measures he sought in the wake of recent mass shootings. Fortunately for the state of Ohio though, the bill will become law anyway on Monday since Ohio doesn't require the Governor to sign it in order for it to pass.

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The Plot Thickens: DC and 8 States Sue to Stop Downloads

The Plot Thickens: DC and 8 States Sue to Stop Downloads

Published Tuesday, July 31, 2018

In a frantic move, the District of Columbia and 8 states filed a lawsuit Monday in federal court in the Western District of Washington in Seattle against the federal government, claiming that their agreement with both Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation violates both the Administrative Procedures Act and the states' 10th Amendment rights. No, it makes no sense to us either.

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Campaign to Stop Defense Distributed Goes Down in Flames

Campaign to Stop Defense Distributed Goes Down in Flames

Published Monday, July 30, 2018

In an update to our earlier story, the triad of gun control groups trying to coerce a federal judge into halting the release of gun plans for 3D printers has failed, as the groups had no legal standing to intervene in the case.

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Gun Control Groups Trying to Stop Downloadable Gun Plans

Gun Control Groups Trying to Stop Downloadable Gun Plans

Published Friday, July 27, 2018

The Who's-Who cadre of usual suspects in gun control have started a furious letter-writing campaign aimed at getting just one federal judge to issue an order to stop Defense Distributed from uploading its CAD files that can instruct a 3D printer on how to create a fully functioning firearm.

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Texas Lt. Governor Says No to Red Flag Laws

Texas Lt. Governor Says No to Red Flag Laws

Published Thursday, July 26, 2018

Any faint hopes that any Lone Star State gungrabbers had of winning a Red Flag law for their state were probably dashed on Tuesday night, when the Lieutenant Governor was asked what he thought of the possible measure. 

"I have never supported these policies, nor has the majority of the Texas Senate," said Patrick, who as President of the Texas Senate directs its efforts. He then added that,"a bill offered last session garnered little support."

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Amazing: 9th Circuit legalizes carrying guns across the west

Amazing: 9th Circuit legalizes carrying guns across the west

Published Wednesday, July 25, 2018

In a move that would have been deemed unthinkable only recently, a limited panel of the 9th Circuit Court of appeals yesterday struck down blanket bans on guns throughout the western states in the landmark case of Young vs. Hawaii.
However, the ruling may not stand long and gun rights activists and gun grabbers alike are gearing up for what will almost certainly turn into a prolonged back and forth battle of ever-escalating judiciaries, looking for a final answer to the question of whether Americans are guaranteed under the Second Amendment to not be refused basic carry rights without just cause by their state.

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Three More Illinois Counties Pass Second Amendment Resolutions

Three More Illinois Counties Pass Second Amendment Resolutions

Published Saturday, July 21, 2018

Another week, another three counties pass their resolutions -- turning Illinois ever-greener. News coverage of the Gun Sanctuary County movement is still on the upswing. The number of weekly stories coming out goes up every week, as we've now easily surpassed the one-third of the state mark, with 36 out of 102 counties, along with 2 cities.

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Ohio Judge blocks bump stock ban and other measures

Ohio Judge blocks bump stock ban and other measures

Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018

In Columbus, two ordinances were struck down last Thursday. Judge Cain tossed out a bump stock ban on two grounds:

  • The law violated state preemption and was disqualified from enactment for that reason already; and
  • The way the law was written meant that if the manufacturer installed the bump-stock it was legal, but if the end user installed the bump stock it was illegal. This produced two different results for possessing the same product and could not be allowed to stand for creating a new legal loophole.
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9th Circuit upholds injunction vs. California ban on mags over 10 Rounds

9th Circuit upholds injunction vs. California ban on mags over 10 Rounds

Published Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The Ninth Circuit upheld the ruling of an appeals court yesterday in a 2-1 decision, though mainly by simply deferring to the lower court's judgement. The opinions of the majority and the dissenter are a bit long to read, but they found that the appeals court correctly judged that magazines were most likely protected by the Second Amendment.

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Oregon County Certifies November 2nd Amendment Ballot Initiative

Oregon County Certifies November 2nd Amendment Ballot Initiative

Published Tuesday, July 17, 2018

In Klamath County, Oregon, Measure 18-110 has been certified as a ballot initiative for the November 6th election and would grant power to the sheriff to determine if any new laws violated either the Second Amendment or the state constitution. 

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Relaxed Gun Laws in Nebraska Take Effect Thursday

Relaxed Gun Laws in Nebraska Take Effect Thursday

Published Monday, July 16, 2018

People released from mental health facilities will get the opportunity to reinstate their rights to buy a gun or obtain a concealed-carry permit, college firearms teams will be able to carry all of the sport's firearms on campus, and firearms records will now be prohibited from being shared publicly. 

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Second Amendment Resolutions Spread Border To Border In Illinois

Second Amendment Resolutions Spread Border To Border In Illinois

Published Saturday, July 7, 2018

Three more sanctuary counties join the ever-growing field of green this week, as the movement spreads across the state. Also, numerous commenters have privately messaged us here questioning us about how to get the process started in their county.

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Breaking - Initiative 43 defeated in Oregon!

Breaking - Initiative 43 defeated in Oregon!

Published Monday, July 2, 2018

Ceasefire Oregon and other supporters of the anti-gun Initiative Petition 43 have conceded, abandoning the effort to put Initiative 43 on the ballot, which would have outlawed the transfer of any semi-automatic rifle or pistol with a standard capacity magazine.

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Second Amendment Resolution Counties Now Surpass A Quarter of Illinois

Second Amendment Resolution Counties Now Surpass A Quarter of Illinois

Published Sunday, July 1, 2018

Another week and several more updates to the Illinois Gun Sanctuary Counties Map have taken place. For the first time, counties that have passed these resolutions, sanctuary or otherwise, now cover more than one-quarter of the total land area of Illinois.

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Three Counties Pass 2A Resolutions, GRW Maps Get Published In Newspapers

Three Counties Pass 2A Resolutions, GRW Maps Get Published In Newspapers

Published Friday, June 15, 2018

And yet another three counties passed their resolutions and are being added to the map this week. Several newspapers across the country are talking about it now, with at least one using our map! Here are the latest changes.

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SCOTUS Strikes Down Minnesota's Ban On Pro-2A T-Shirts At Polling Places

SCOTUS Strikes Down Minnesota's Ban On Pro-2A T-Shirts At Polling Places

Published Thursday, June 14, 2018

The US Supreme Court just struck down a new Minnesota law that would have barred pro-Second Amendment t-shirts and other political messages at polling places, arguing that the overbroad law violated the free speech clause of the First Amendment.

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Mississippi Supremes Smack Down Judges Banning Guns in Courthouses

Mississippi Supremes Smack Down Judges Banning Guns in Courthouses

Published Monday, June 11, 2018

The ruling said that judges in one of Mississippi's judicial districts overstepped their authority because the Mississippi Constitution strictly specifies that only the Mississippi Legislature may regulate or forbid carrying concealed weapons.

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Alabama Will Allow Trained Teachers to be Armed with Handguns

Alabama Will Allow Trained Teachers to be Armed with Handguns

Published Monday, June 4, 2018

Alabama's Governor Kay Ivey has issued an executive order enacting the new Alabama Sentry Program, which allows teachers and school administrators to be lawfully armed while on school grounds if they are trained and approved the by the sheriff.

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Congregations in Louisiana Will Now be Able to Carry in Church

Congregations in Louisiana Will Now be Able to Carry in Church

Published Friday, June 1, 2018

Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday signed a new law allowing Church congregations in Louisiana to be able to carry in their place of worship as long as their church allows it, no longer requiring going through a separate 8-hour training program.

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North Carolina Reps Send Red Flag Bill Where Bills Go to Die

North Carolina Reps Send Red Flag Bill Where Bills Go to Die

Published Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A North Carolina Democrat proposed a new Red Flag law to give judges the authority to remove guns from people who’ve exhibited “dangerous behavior", however, House Speaker Tim Moore sent the bill to the rules committee, where, "bills go to die."

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