Gun Laws

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... »

Museum To Return WWII Guns To Owners Following New Legislation

Museum To Return WWII Guns To Owners Following New Legislation

In November, Washington state voters passed legislation regarding background checks for firearm purchases, including online sales or gun shows, as well as transfers or loans. This affected, among others, the Lynden Pioneer Museum which had to return 11 guns from WWII they currently have in the exhibit. The exhibit is named “Over the Beach: The WWII Pacific Theater” and it relied heavily on people ... »

Washington State Gun Owners Plan To Stage A Civil Disobedience Protest Over I-594

Washington State Gun Owners Plan To Stage A Civil Disobedience Protest Over I-594

Both New York and Connecticut passed gun control laws of questionable constitutional provenance – according to some interpretations, thousands of people owning AR-15 will be in violation of the law for not registering their guns. Now, gun owners from Washington state plan to engage in some large scale civil disobedience. Some 5,500 people plan to deliberately violate Washington’s new gun con... »

Washington Passes A Gun Control Initiative

Washington Passes A Gun Control Initiative

Last Tuesday held an important anti gun regulation has been passed in Washington state. The Initiative 594, which requires universal background checks for gun buyers in the state. The Initiative was voted for by 60 percent of voters, and will require regulation of weapon purchases at gun shows or over the internet. Seattle mayor Ed Murray claims that this is a part of a system of common-sense rule... »

Federal Judge Blocks California’s Restriction on Gun Purchases

Federal Judge Blocks California’s Restriction on Gun Purchases

California’s gun-control proponents have suffered another setback. A federal judge, Anthony Ishii, has ruled that the state cannot force gun buyers to wait for a 10-day period to pick up weapons they purchased if they already own a gun or have a license to own a handgun. The judge said that the 10-day waiting period for firearm owners unduly restricts their constitutional rights, and that su... »

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... »

The infamous Assembly Bill 1964 Is Making A Return

The Infamous Assembly Bill 1964 Is Making A Return

California Governor Jerry Brown announced on Friday that he has signed Assembly Bill 1964, which aims to remove the exception of “single shot” on California’s “not unsafe” Roster of handguns. It goes into effect on January 1st, 2015, becoming section 32100 of the California Penal Code, and will practically stop Californian residents from obtaining “non-Roster” handguns for self-defense. Brandon Co... »

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... »

Target Makes Open-Carry Customers Their Target

Target Makes Open-Carry Customers Their Target

Target asked customers to refrain from bringing their firearms into their stores, which is an important statement, showing that Target is more concerned about losing those who do not wish to shop next to those who practice open-carry. Target CEO, John Mulligan, says the following in an official statement:  “This is a complicated issue, but it boils down to a simple belief: Bringing firearms to Tar... »

New Tennesse Law On Loaded Firearms In Vehicles

New Tennesse Law On Loaded Firearms In Vehicles

A new law in Tennessee was passed under the radar regarding loaded firearms in vehicles. Since  July 1, if you possess a gun under state and federal law, it is within your rights to keep a handgun, shotgun or rifle in your car or truck, even if you don’t possess a state-issue handgun-carry permit, which was previously illegal, and only unloaded guns could have been kept in the vehicle, with ammo s... »

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