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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... »

New Texas Gun Law Brings Confusion

New Texas Gun Law Brings Confusion

According to a new state law, any licensed gun holder in Texas will be able to openly carry their firearms. Until January 1st, holders of concealed handgun licenses can possess a handgun in public only if the gun is concealed. House Bill 910, allows concealed handgun license holders to openly display their guns in a shoulder or belt holster. Once the law takes effect in January, Texas will be the ... »

The Supreme Court Let Stand Local Law Banning Assault Weapons

The Supreme Court Let Stand Local Law Banning Assault Weapons

The Supreme Court let stand a Chicago-area ordinance banning assault rifles, again declining the chance to explain its view of gun rights. In June 2013, the City Council in Highland Park, Ill., banned possession of semiautomatic guns and rifles, including all the versions of the AK-47, AR-15 and Uzi. The Illinois State Rifle Association and a city resident Arie Friedman, sued to revoke the ordinan... »

Firearms on Campus Bill Floated

Firearms on Campus Bill Floated

The State of Missouri currently bans concealed carry on universities. Missouri State Senator Brian Munzlinger is a co-sponsor of a bill to allow concealed carry of weapons on college campuses. The bill also includes a provision that would allow colleges to opt out. They would need to apply with the state Department of Public Safety and staff all building entrances with security guards and weapons ... »

Stacey Newman: “Same Restrictions on Guns as Abortions”

Stacey Newman: “Same Restrictions on Guns as Abortions”

Missouri state Representative Stacey Newman pre-filed a bill on Tuesday that would limit access to firearms, in the same way, her state restricts access to abortion. The bill includes a period of 72-hour waiting for purchasing guns and watching a 30-minute video on firearms fatalities before purchasing. It also requires the weapons dealer be at least 120 miles from the purchaser’s residence.... »

Senate Rejected Effort to Bar Suspected Terrorists From Buying Weapons

Senate Rejected Effort to Bar Suspected Terrorists From Buying Weapons

The amendment to a bill dealing with the Affordable Care Act was offered by California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, a Democrat. It would enable the U.S. to block the sale or transfer of weapons to known or suspected terrorists. The amendment required 60 votes to pass but got only 45 yes votes in the Republican-controlled Senate. Mark Kirk was the only one Republican voted with Democrats to approve the b... »

Assembly Fails to Override Christie’s Gun Veto by Three Votes

Assembly Fails to Override Christie’s Gun Veto by Three Votes

This Thursday The Assembly had voted 74-0 in the spring for the bill, S2360. That would require announcements to local police if a person who had once been involuntarily committed for psychiatric care wants a judge to erase those records so he or she can buy a gun. Governor Christopher Christie rejected it, turning it into a much broader proposal. Enacting the law without Christie’s approval would... »

Mississippi Open Carry Laws Prevented The Police From Arresting A Man Who Intimidated Walmart Shoppers And Staff

Mississippi Open Carry Laws Prevented The Police From Arresting A Man Who Intimidated Walmart Shoppers And Staff

Police Chief Leonard Papania, of Gulfport Mississippi, has openly criticized the state’s open carry laws after an incident on Sunday 21st of June. A man was walking through Walmart while loading and racking shells into his shotgun. The police dispatched a SWAT team and evacuated the store. The chief expressed concern that many other violent acts were preceded by such a display. He further added th... »

South Carolina Mentaly ill Not Allowed to Buy Guns

South Carolina mentally ill not allowed to buy guns – a year’s success

In 2013, Alice Boland, who gain notoriety for threating to kill the president of the US some years before, managed to get her hands on a .22 caliber pistol, point it at an administrator in a school in Charleston and even pull the trigger. However, due to the gun not being loaded properly, it didn’t fire. Boland was acquitted of her previous charges in 2005, when she was found mentally incomp... »

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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... »

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