Gun Laws

Mary Wolfe says Obama’s gun order won’t have great effect

Mary Wolfe says Obama’s gun order won’t have great effect

While tighter gun restrictions are underway nationwide, Iowa citizens shouldn’t see much of an influence when it comes to buying weapons. State Rep. Mary Wolfe, D-Clinton, said the gun rules that President Obama plans to implement are going to re-define who can sell firearms. Wolfe said this will require private sellers to require background checks on those buying guns. “It might have a big impact... »

Two Florida Lawmakers Propose Allowing Guns In Airport Terminals

Two Florida Lawmakers Propose Allowing Guns In Airport Terminals

Two lawmakers from Florida have filed bills which would permit people with concealed-weapons licenses to carry their firearms in airport terminals. The identical bills, filed by Sen. Wilton Simpson of Trilby and Rep. Jake Raburn of Lithia, will be considered during the legislative session that starts next Tuesday. Under current law, people with concealed-weapons licenses are barred from carrying g... »

New California Laws to Take Effect in 2016

New California Laws to Take Effect in 2016

Three gun safety laws will go into effect in beginning January 1st. in California. AB 1014 will allow family members to obtain a restraining order temporarily barring gun ownership for a relative they believe to be at risk of committing an act of violence. SB 199 will expand existing law to require realistic looking airsoft guns to have special features to distinguish them as toys. SB 707 will pro... »

Georgia Woman Pushes for Law Banning Purchase of Guns During Divorce

Georgia Woman Pushes for Law Banning Purchase of Guns During Divorce

A bill that would prevent spouses in a divorce process from buying guns is being pushed by Assistant District Attorney April Ross. According to the New York Daily News Ross was shot by her husband, Tranard McConnell just days after filing for divorce in April 2014. Investigators say McConnell then shot himself and was found dead in a graveyard. A Marietta senator filed the bill. “Divorces an... »

West Virginia consider a measure to allow concealed guns without permit

West Virginia consider a measure to allow concealed guns without permit

After West Virginia’s governor vetoed the idea earlier this year, a push to let people carry hidden guns without permits is regaining steam. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin in March vetoed a measure making concealed carry permits optional. He cited safety concerns and an outcry from law enforcement. Republican state Senate President Bill Cole told there is enough support for the measure to revisit it ... »

Toy Guns Sold in Plattsburgh

Toy Guns Sold in Plattsburgh

New York State Law requires toy guns to include Orange tips, orange striping down the barrel and brightly colored paint markings to help differentiate a toy gun from a real one. An investigation by the state’s attorney general found dozens of companies sold guns around the state, including in Plattsburgh, that violated those state requirements. Eric Schniederman, Attorney General said on Tue... »

Pennsylvania’s Superior Court Upheld Sentence For Straw Purchase Of Guns

Pennsylvania’s Superior Court Upheld Sentence For Straw Purchase Of Guns

The Superior Court in Pennsylvania confirmed a nearly six- to 12-year sentence for a Chester woman convicted of illegally purchasing weapons for her felon boyfriend. This is the first use of a Pennsylvania law that calls for a mandatory minimum sentence of five years for a defendant convicted of illegally buying guns for someone else. 24-year-old Staci Dawson was convicted in August 2014 of buying... »

Some Restaurants in Odessa Will Prohibit Open Carry of Guns

Some Restaurants in Odessa Will Prohibit Open Carry of Guns

Businesses in Texas are preparing for the start of a new open-carry bill, and many restaurant owners in Odessa say their customers’ comfort outweighs having holstered handguns inside. Odessa Mayor David Turner plans to ban openly carried guns at 10 fast-food shops he owns. “It makes people nervous,” said Turner Two new state laws allow business owners to ban concealed handguns or openly carried fi... »

Van Hollen Appeals to Larry Hogan to Ban Weapons for Individuals on Terrorist Watch List

Van Hollen Appeals to Larry Hogan to Ban Weapons for Individuals on Terrorist Watch List

Chris Van Hollen, Representative for Maryland’s 8th congressional district, requested on Governor Larry Hogan to ban gun sales in Maryland to individuals who are on the FBI’s terrorist watch list. Van Hollen told Hogan, in a letter that he should follow the lead of Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy, who on Thursday signed an executive order to prevent the sale of guns to persons on government ... »

South Carolina Gun Store: “Want to piss off Obama? Buy a gun.”

South Carolina Gun Store: “Want to piss off Obama? Buy a gun.”

President Barack Obama is used by a gun store in Simpsonville, South Carolina to increase gun sales in a very controversial marketing campaign which reads “Want to piss off Obama? Buy a gun.” Simpsonville Gun and Pawn put up the sign following the US President’s call for tougher gun regulations. The aim of the suggestive message is to sell guns while getting a political message across.... »

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