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

17 Feb

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

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

15 Feb

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

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

12 Feb

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

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. 22 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?

10 Feb

Oklahoma to Become the Next Constitutional Carry State?

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

08 Feb

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

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

08 Feb

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

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?

05 Feb

Arkansas Soon To Cut CCW Permit Fees in Half?

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

04 Feb

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

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

01 Feb

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

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

31 Jan

South Dakota Officially Becomes 13th Constitutional Carry State TODAY

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

30 Jan

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

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

29 Jan

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

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

28 Jan

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

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

26 Jan

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

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?

25 Jan

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

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

24 Jan

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

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

23 Jan

Breaking: IL Dem Gov, Legislature Present Assault Weapons Registration

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

21 Jan

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

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

21 Jan

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

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

20 Jan

UPDATE: Texas AG wins against Austin City Hall

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

19 Jan

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

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

19 Jan

Pittsburgh Intends to Violate State Law With Gun Control Ordinances

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

18 Jan

Oregon Tries to Go Full Totalitarian on Gun Control

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

16 Jan

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

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?

14 Jan

Could Florida Finally Pass Campus Carry This Year?

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

13 Jan

South Dakota Looks Probable to Finally Pass Constitutional Carry

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

13 Jan

More Evidence of Gun Rights Sanctuary Movements Spreading Across America

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

12 Jan

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

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?

11 Jan

Wyoming To Repeal All Gun-Free Zones?

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

11 Jan

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

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

10 Jan

Florida Possible To Roll Back Parkland Gun Control Laws

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?

09 Jan

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

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

09 Jan

Arkansas Legislators Prepare New Pro-Gun Bills

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

02 Jan

NH House Bars State Reps From Protecting Themselves

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!

09 Nov

All Eighteen Gun Sanctuary Resolutions in Illinois Passed!

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

06 Nov

Voting Later Today on Illinois Gun Sanctuary County Referendums

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

27 Sep

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

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

25 Sep

Ohio Governor Signs Executive Order Making Agencies Report Crime Data

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

25 Sep

Scrambling, Hawaii Asks State AG What The Ruling Means

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

25 Sep

Pike County, IL Passes Gun Owner Sanctuary County Resolution

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

23 Sep

Gun Owners of Vermont Sues to Stop New Gun Laws

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

21 Sep

Seattle Wants Gun Shops and Ranges to Have Warning Labels

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

19 Sep

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

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

19 Sep

Hancock County Il Becomes the Latest to Pass 2A Resolution

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

17 Sep

Hawaii Appeals 9th Circuit's Ruling on Firearm Licenses

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

12 Sep

IL Senator Sam McCann Introduces Resolution to Support Gun Sanctuary Counties

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

12 Sep

Schuyler County Illinois Passes Gun Owner Sanctuary Resolution

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?

27 Aug

40 Gun Sanctuary Counties in Illinois?

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

16 Aug

The Illinois Gun Sanctuary Counties Map Grows Again

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

14 Aug

NRA and SAF Sue Edmonds, WA Over New Storage Law

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

10 Aug

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

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Disciplinarians vs. Downloads: Even More States Now Suing

07 Aug

Disciplinarians vs. Downloads: Even More States Now Suing

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

06 Aug

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

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

04 Aug

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

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

03 Aug

RINO Ohio Governor Refuses to Sign Concealed Carry Bill

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

31 Jul

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

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

30 Jul

Campaign to Stop Defense Distributed Goes Down in Flames

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

27 Jul

Gun Control Groups Trying to Stop Downloadable Gun Plans

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

26 Jul

Texas Lt. Governor Says No to Red Flag Laws

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

25 Jul

Amazing: 9th Circuit legalizes carrying guns across the west

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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Ohio Judge blocks bump stock ban and other measures

18 Jul

Ohio Judge blocks bump stock ban and other measures

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

18 Jul

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

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

17 Jul

Oregon County Certifies November 2nd Amendment Ballot Initiative

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

16 Jul

Relaxed Gun Laws in Nebraska Take Effect Thursday

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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