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The National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America were successful in ensuring the Affordable Care Act prohibits creation of a firearms database and stops doctors from disclosing or collecting information relating to a patient's firearms. However, Obamacare contains "sneaky backdoor" provisions that could jeopardize gun ownership for nearly 550,000 Americans (including veterans arbitrarily diagnosed with PTSD), according to a recent Townhall.com blog.
Attorney Rachel Alexander writes in an Oct. 21 Townhall.com blog that Senate Amendment 3276, Sec. 2716, Part C -- incorporated into Obamacare in December 2012 -- includes five provisions that protect gun owners. [ Read Full Post ]
The Supreme Court's refusal to hear the Second Amendment Foundation's constitutional challenge of Maryland's "good and substantial reason" handgun permit requirement is one of several recent defeats derailing legal efforts to make "shall issue" the law of the land.
The high court on Oct. 15 refused to hear from Raymond Woollard and the Washington state-based SAF, who said Maryland's "may issue" law violates the Second Amendment by restricting it beyond the doorstep.
The Court's decision is not, necessarily, a surprise. The same Court only six months ago left a similar New York "may issue" law intact and, in August, a federal district court upheld New Jersey’s requirement in Drake v. Filko that people show a “justifiable need” to get a carry permit. [ Read Full Post ]
The National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of California are among Second Amendment advocacy groups considering legal challenges of several gun control measures signed into law by California Gov. Jerry Brown over a three-day span beginning Oct. 11.
Brown signed 39 bills over the weekend, including 11 firearms-related laws. Among the 11 is one law that makes California the nation's first state to prohibit the use of all lead ammunition for hunting; another bans the sale of parts and repair kits that can create or convert a magazine to a capacity greater than 10 rounds. [ Read Full Post ]
1. Franchi AL 48
Introduced in 1948, Franchi’s AL 48 is the latest of the Browning-designed long-recoil guns, and is ideal for the grouse hunter who prefers a semi-automatic. The 28-gauge version tips the scales at a light 5.4 pounds, and its slim profile fits nicely in hand. It’s an all-day gun, and the 28-gauge is perfect for close-flushing grouse. With its interchangeable choke tubes, you can adapt the AL 48 to any cover, and the mild recoil makes it a perfect youth gun. (From $899; franchiusa.com) [ Read Full Post ]
The Cleveland Police Department is the first law enforcement agency to challenge an NFL policy banning off-duty officers from carrying their firearms into any of the league's 32 stadiums.
“A police officer is never happy to give up his service weapon, especially when we have the right to carry it, you know, 24 hours, seven days a week, and we’re upheld by our oath, too, to protect and serve the public on or off duty," Jeff Follmer, president of the Cleveland Police Patrolmen’s Association, told Cleveland TV station WOIO 19 Action News on Oct. 4.
Since Cleveland police officers, like those in many other law enforcement agencies, are required to carry their firearms at all times, including when off-duty, the prohibition essentially means police officers cannot attend Cleveland Browns' games unless they are on duty. [ Read Full Post ]
The guys over at Winchester sent us this slow motion video of their new Long Beard XR turkey load. The load features a resin called Shot-Lok that fills in the gaps between the pellets and binds them in the wad. Immediately after the shell ignites, the resin fractures and turns to powder. This process creates a tighter shooting shotshell and more pellets on target, according to Winchester. [ Read Full Post ]
There have been two mass shootings on military installations since 2009, killing a combined 25 people and wounding more than 50.
Yet, the soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and civilians who work on these domestic bases are not permitted to carry personal firearms, even if they have a permit to do so and concealed carry is legal in the state where the base is located.
Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) has announced he will introduce a bill to allow qualified military personnel to carry concealed firearms on their bases, ending a longstanding ban that prevents service members from being armed while on domestic military installations. [ Read Full Post ]