On Feb. 22, for the first time, the National Park Service won't have a unified gun ban in its 391 parks covering more than 84 million acres in every state (except Delaware), the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
West Virginia to NYC Mayor: Pull sting here, go to jail.
State Senator Jeffrey Kessler has proposed a bill in the West Virginia Legislature that would make it illegal in that state for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to stage undercover stings that induce illegal gun sales.
"It's for us to handle within our own borders," he said. "We jealously guard our gun rights, and we're vocal advocates for the Second Amendment."
A detective in East Palo Alto, Calif., is under fire after he allegedly encouraged fellow police officers in Facebook postings to shoot gun advocates who carry unloaded weapons in plain view as a political statement.
Detective Rod Tuason, apparently in response to a comment about open carry advocates with visible weapons sipping coffee at cafes in the San Francisco Bay area, suggested officers challenge the gun owners.
The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence is duping people into signing a petition telling Starbucks to keep guns out of its shops. According to The Seattle Times, by Feb. 10 the petition had more than 15,000 signatures.
The petition is in response to OpenCarry.org members demonstrating their legal right to openly carry properly holstered handguns in San Francisco Bay-area locations such as California Pizza Kitchen, Peet's Coffee and Starbucks. Brady activists reacted by browbeating California Pizza Kitchen and Peet's Coffee officials into revising policies to only allow law-enforcement officers to carry guns in their stores.
Susan Dale, a former George Washington historic interpreter and a financial adviser, offers some intriguing insight into the wisdom of investing in publicly traded firearms manufacturing companies in the Feb. 2 edition of Human Events.
South Dakota and Alaska are the latest states where bills have been introduced to exempt domestic manufacturers of firearms and ammunition from federal regulations while, in Arizona, a house panel voted last week to allow state residents make their own guns and bullets—and offer them for sale—without having to comply with federal regulations.