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Appeals Court Upholds Maryland Gun Ban

Appeals Court Upholds Maryland Gun Ban

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has upheld Maryland’s ban on so-called assault weapons, arguing that such guns are not protected by the constitution. The ban, enacted after the Sandy Hook shootings in 2012, made it illegal to sell or transfer 81 specific gun models as well as semiautomatic centerfire rifles that…

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Illinois Congressman Battles Anti-gun Group

Illinois Congressman Battles Anti-gun Group

The U.S House gaveled back into session yesterday after a weeklong recess, and one Representative spent part of the break sending a message to anti-gunners in his home state. Rep. Joe Walsh, a Republican representing a suburban Chicago district, took Illinois to task for being the only state in the country to completely ban concealed…

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NRA Plans Appeal in Federal Age Limit Case

NRA Plans Appeal in Federal Age Limit Case

A federal judge in the Northern District of Texas ruled that the federal ban on dealer sales of handguns to adults from the ages of 18 to 20 does not violate the Second Amendment. The National Rifle Association plans to file a prompt appeal of the court's ruling to the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of…

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California Assembly Passes Open Carry Ban

California Assembly Passes Open Carry Ban

The California Assembly approved a bill Monday to prohibit openly carrying unloaded handguns in public after a debate that pitted gun rights proponents against chiefs of police. The bill, AB144, would make it a misdemeanor to carry an exposed and unloaded gun in a public place, street or vehicle except in some unincorporated areas. It…

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New American on Shotgun Import Ban

New American on Shotgun Import Ban

This article goes into excellent detail about the current controversy about the ATF trying to ban the importation of magazine fed shotguns.  It also illustrates that the problem really isn't even about shotguns and is getting a foot hold over items simple as flashlight mounts. Americans continue to watch their Second Amendment rights diminish, this…

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California Open Carry Ban Passes Committee

California Open Carry Ban Passes Committee

A ban on openly carrying unloaded handguns in public moved out of the state Assembly's Public Safety Committee this week - with little of the drama that typically marks the contentious gun-control debate. Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-Pasadena, who authored the bill, said it was necessary to close a loophole in existing law that allows people…

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California State Assembly to Hear Open Carry Ban

California State Assembly to Hear Open Carry Ban

In most California counties getting a carry permit is nearly impossible.  This leaves basically just one option which is unloaded open carry.  This practice has become more popular in the past few years for people seeking a measure protection.  California state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino has introduced AB 144 to ban this practice.  NRA link below…

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