Gun Politics

Off-Duty and Retired Police Officers Want to Bring Their Firearms into Stadiums

Off-Duty and Retired Police Officers Want to Bring Their Firearms into Stadiums

A couple of days ago the National Fraternal Order of Police sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, requesting him to allow off-duty Police officers to bring their guns into NFL stadiums. The Fraternal Order of Police believes that if off-duty cops have their guns, they will be able to prevent an ISIS attack. This is not the first time the Fraternal Order of Police has raised the concern.... »

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Gun Friendly Signs Improving Economy In Maryville

Putting signs saying something in the lines of ‘Guns are welcome’ seems to be a favorite pastime of many a local business owner. Recently, a Maryville restaurant went viral with their sign, and now a printing company from East Tennessee claims to be swamped with sign printing of the same kind. Sharma Floyd of the Shiloh Brew and Chew was the one who put up the paper signs some months earlier, even... »

D.C. Government Clashes Over Marijuana And Guns

D.C. Government Clashes Over Marijuana And Guns

Open-carry of semi-automatic rifles might not be a problem anymore, but a joint in your pocket could put you into serious problems in D.C. depending on who wins in the struggle of amendments. A bill was signed in March by mayor Vincent Gray, decriminalizing marijuana possession and implementing fines of $25 instead of criminal penalties. The amendment to this, introduced last month by Republican R... »

New Gun Store Law In Chicago

New Gun Store Law In Chicago

Despite being forced to allow gun sales by a federal judge, the Chicago City Council approved a legislation that would significantly limit locations at which those stores could be opened. I also warns the gun owners that the city government will be checking up on them ever time they sell a gun. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and aldermen made it clear that they only allowed the opening of gun shops after a lo... »

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No Gun Policies In Shops And Restaurants – Desired By Most Americans?

The poll by HuffPost/YouGov from May 20 and May 21 found some interested information were found. The poll considered factors such as: age, gender, education, race, marital status, employment, income, number of childred, time and location of Internet access, voter registration and general interest in religion and politics. The results show that 55 percent of Americans would like it better if shops ... »

California Passes Ammo Permit Fee

Gun Laws – California Passes Ammo Permit Fee

It seems that California wants to prove that it doesn’t look to kindly on the Second Amendment. A $50 ammo permit fee has just been passed by the state legislators, together with the background check law. The citizens of California will now have to consider getting this fee if they want to defend themselves. Considering that the Department of Homeland Security bought 1.6 billion rounds, ammo... »

Guns seized in Iowa get resold to the public

Guns seized in Iowa get resold to the public

State of Iowa has been holding on to the practice of auctioning off the weapons that the state police had seized. While this practice provides a boost to the budget of certain departments of the state, it is becoming less and less popular with some of the state’s residents, due to the fact that it makes weapons more accessible to people who might abuse them. In 2012, this has brought $83,000 to th... »

Public weapon possession in Illinois

Public weapon possession in Illinois

Even though the state of Illinois has only a month or so before they will be forced by a federal court order to allow public possession of firearms, the state’s Governor, Patt Quinn is not giving up on the idea that such permissions should be given out on a city level instead of being statewide. Illinois is currently the last state with a concealed weapons ban, and since the federal appeals court ... »

Gun Safety: Small Victory

Gun Safety: Small Victory

Aside from overruling the bipartisan compromise plan on background checks for would-be gun owners, U.S. Senators voted against an amendment that would have given gun owners the right to carry concealed weapons across state lines. The amendment was drawn up by Republican Senator John Cornyn of Texas, who announced it last week as hos offer of “National Conceal-Carry Reciprocity Legislation... »

Missouri Nullification Bill

Missouri Nullification Bill

On April 18, the Missouri House of Representatives passed a nullification bill that prohibits the enforcement of federal gun grabs within the sovereign borders of the state. Voting 115-41, Missouri lawmakers approved the bill named Second Amendment Preservation Act (HB 436). State Senate is working on a nearly identical bill, sponsored by state Senator Brian Nieves. HB 436, was approved by the ent... »

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