A West Virginia county earned nationwide ridicule in April when local school officials demanded police arrest a 14-year-old boy for refusing to remove a t-shirt supporting the Second Amendment.
Committee members sent the Grazing Improvement Act to the full House for consideration.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed a bill requiring background checks for gun sales between private parties.
The Bureau of Land Management has extended the public comment period on its proposed revised rule to regulate hydraulic fracturing on federal lands to Aug. 23.
The Louisiana State Legislature has approved a bill that would make it a misdemeanor to publicly identify concealed handgun permit holders and permit applicants, even though those documents were already regarded as private information in the state.
The new law creates a $150 concealed weapons permit valid for five years that would be issued by the Illinois State Police to applicants 21 and older.
The Bureau of Land Management has released a proposed re-draft of “commonsense safety standards” for hydraulic fracturing on federal and Indian land.
According to specialists M. Lynne Corn and Jane G. Gravelle in a March 12 Congressional Services Report, excise taxes on firearms, ammunition and archery equipment totaled $555.3 million in Fiscal Year 2012, which ended on Oct 1, 2012, an increase of almost 30 percent from the $388 million tallied in FY2011.
For more than a quarter century, the Utah State Legislature has been in a contentious debate with the U.S. Department of the Interior and its maze of subsidiary land-management agencies over how to preserve wilderness and other environmentally sensitive areas while opening up other federal lands to oil and gas drilling.
The U.S. District Court for Washington, D.C., on May 23 dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Center for Biological Diversity demanding the Environmental Protection Agency ban the ammunition used by 95 percent of the nation's target shooters, hunters and law enforcement.
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