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Bill in Congress Could Suspend Your Passport, Gun Rights, if Enacted

Bill in Congress Could Suspend Your Passport, Gun Rights, if Enacted

There is a new bill in Congress that is expected to pass that would allow the government to suspend your travel outside the country if you own taxes to the IRS. Senate Bill 1813 (Highway trust fund), which was passed by the Senate last week and is now pending in the House of Representatives contains […]

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NYC's '1 percent' Totally 'Gun'-ho

NYC’s ’1 percent’ Totally ‘Gun’-ho

The “1 percent” comes in piece. Dozens of New York City’s billionaires, real-estate moguls and Wall Street CEOs are really loaded, according to the NYPD’s gun-permit list obtained by The Post under the Freedom of Information Act. Top guns include Donald Trump, Marvel Comics head Isaac Perlmutter and Gristedes chairman and mayoral wannabe John Catsimatidis. […]

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New Fashion Wrinkle: Stylishly Hiding the Gun

New Fashion Wrinkle: Stylishly Hiding the Gun

Woolrich, a 182-year-old clothing company, describes its new chino pants as an elegant and sturdy fashion statement, with a clean profile and fabric that provides comfort and flexibility. And they are great for hiding a handgun. The company has added a second pocket behind the traditional front pocket for a weapon. Or, for those who […]

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Laws on Deadly Force Vary on Both Sides of River

Laws on Deadly Force Vary on Both Sides of River

The fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin has brought Florida’s “stand your ground” law into the spotlight.  Similar laws exist in the Tri-state area, but with small variations across state lines. Ohio uses the “castle doctrine,” while Kentucky and Indiana use “stand your ground.” A 2010 case, involving 60-year-old Ralph Powers, illustrates Ohio’s castle doctrine. Powers was not […]

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Concealed Carry Gun Rules Ease in Ohio

Concealed Carry Gun Rules Ease in Ohio

In the eight years since Ohio passed a concealed weapons law, county sheriffs have issued 296,588 permits to carry firearms in purses, holsters and vehicles, with more than half of those coming since President Barack Obama was elected. Gun laws are in a spotlight throughout the country as Florida’s Trayvon Martin case and the presidential […]

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Tampa May Seek Gov. Rick Scott's Help Keeping Guns Away from RNC Protests

Tampa May Seek Gov. Rick Scott’s Help Keeping Guns Away from RNC Protests

Frustrated by a Florida law that blocks all local regulation of guns, Mayor Bob Buckhorn expects to reach out to Gov. Rick Scott for help keeping concealed firearms away from protests during the Republican National Convention. The 2011 state law pre-empts the ability of cities and counties to pass any laws regulating firearms or ammunition. […]

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Hawaii Firearm Permits at Record High Level in 2011

Hawaii Firearm Permits at Record High Level in 2011

The Department of the Attorney General has released its annual report detailing state firearm registration statistics for calendar year 2011. A record high total of 15,375 personal/private firearm permit applications were processed statewide during 2011, marking a substantial 20.1% increase from the previous record high of 12,801 applications processed in 2010. Of the applications processed […]

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DC: a Bit More Gun-friendly

DC: a Bit More Gun-friendly

The District took a big step on Tuesday toward bringing its gun laws in line with the rest of America. While an oppressive registration requirement remains in place, the D.C. Council voted unanimously to make the overall process of becoming a handgun owner significantly less expensive and time-consuming for residents. “I’m glad we were able […]

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Missouri Senators Back Firearms Discrimination Bill

Missouri Senators Back Firearms Discrimination Bill

A Missouri Senate panel has endorsed legislation making it illegal for employers to discriminate against current or prospective workers who have concealed weapon permits or have used a legal firearm. Continue reading at Belleville News-Democrat

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Let Livery Drivers Carry Guns: Trade Group

Let Livery Drivers Carry Guns: Trade Group

Livery drivers would be able to pack heat — like kooky cabbie Travis Bickle in “Taxi Driver” — if an industry group gets its way. Livery Base Owners has asked the Taxi and Limousine Commission to let drivers bring their licensed guns to work with them to protect themselves from would-be robbers and violent passengers. The call […]

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Brewer Vetoes Arizona Bill Allowing Guns on Public Property

Brewer Vetoes Arizona Bill Allowing Guns on Public Property

Gov. Jan Brewer rebuffed gun-rights advocates by vetoing for a second time a bill to allow guns on public property, and sent a strong message that such a proposal would need wider support from police, cities and the public before she would sign it. Brewer’s veto of the bill, which could have let guns into […]

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