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.
Constitutional scholars are debating that question right now and some think that Second Amendment rights could extend to robotic arms -- including "self-defense drones" outfitted with weapons.
The lawsuit seeks to delay implementation of the laws pending review of the sheriffs' concerns.
Uber-liberal HBO 'Real Time' host Bill Maher has never been vague in expressing his contempt for the Second Amendment and gun owners.
Tierney told the Boston Globe on May 15 that he plans to soon introduce the 007-inspired Personalized Handgun Safety Act of 2013, which would mandate all handguns be equipped with technology that allows the guns to only work in the hands of their owners or other authorized users.
An attempt to bring 12 million acres of watershed conservation areas managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers under the same firearm rules as other federal lands failed in the Senate on May 8.
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