State Round Up

A Florida City Commission on Aug. 18 shot down a resolution urging all heads of households to own a firearm. … Continued

A Florida City Commission on Aug. 18 shot down a resolution urging all heads of households to own a firearm. Belleview City Commissioners voted 4-1 against drafting the resolution in the city’s official format. Mayor Tammy Moore was the only member voting in favor of the resolution.

Moore emphasized that the resolution was not a mandate, but simply an encouragement. “I am in favor of people having guns and protecting themselves,” she said. “I am a hundred percent in favor of this ordinance.”

For more, go to: http://www.ocala.com/article/20090819/ARTICLES/908199982/1402/NEWS?Title=Belleview-says-gun-resolution-is-off-target

Elsewhere:

— FLORIDA: St. Johns man won’t dismantle gun range ahead of Leaded Tea Party; http://www.jacksonville.com/news/metro/2009-08-18/story/st_johns_man_wont_dismantle_gun_range_ahead_of_leaded_tea_party

— TEXAS: State Rifle Association names Hegar ‘Texas Legislator Of The Year’; http://www.fortbendnow.com/2009/08/17/39601

— VIRGINIA: Creigh Deeds has returned a signed ‘Virginia Gun Owners Pledge’; http://www.ammoland.com/2009/08/17/creigh-deeds-has-returned-a-signed-virginia-gun-owners-pledge/

— DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Lone legal handgun business keeps low profile; http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/ap/53369947.html

— CALIFORNIA: Women partake in Open Carry gun event in Encinitas; http://www.examiner.com/x-10317-San-Diego-County-Political-Buzz-Examinery2009m8d17-Women-partake-in-Open-Carry-gun-event-in-Encinitas

— TENNESSEE: Dozens bring guns to Beale Street despite ban; http://www.wztv.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.tn/25bf96b4-www.fox17.com.shtml

— TENNESSEE: Nashville opts out of new state gun law; http://www.tennessean.com/article/D4/20090819/NEWS01/90819005/Nashville+opts+out+of+new+state+gun+law+.

— OHIO: Another mayor drops membership in Mayors Against Illegal Guns; an Anti-gun Banning Organization; http://www.ammoland.com/2009/08/22/another-mayor-drops-membership-in-mayors-against-illegal-guns/

— WASHINGTON: Gun owners helped oust Seattle mayor, send message; http://news.prnewswire.com/DisplayReleaseContent.aspx?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/08-21-2009/0005081293&EDATE=

— WASHINGTON: Spike in gun sales could be driven by fear; http://www.theolympian.com/109/story/938346.html?storylink=omni_popular

— MICHIGAN: Brown Supports Gun Legislation; http://www.wlkm.com/?p=6796

— MICHIGAN: Will state nullify federal gun laws? http://www.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2009/08/12/will-michigan-nullify-federal-gun-laws/

— ILLINOIS: Chicago suburb defends gun registration law; http://www.cbsnews.com/blogs/2009/08/20/taking_liberties/entry5256348.shtml

— ILLINOIS: Gun violence in Chicago makes blanket conceal and carry in Illinois unlikely; http://www.examiner.com/x-19768-Springfield-Political-Buzz-Examinery2009m8d19-Gun-violence-in-Chicago-makes-conceal-and-carry-in-Illinois-unlikely

— LOUISIANA: New Orleans Councilman Fielkow wants gun, weapon restrictions; http://www.examiner.com/x-19768-Springfield-Political-Buzz-Examinery2009m8d19-Gun-violence-in-Chicago-makes-conceal-and-carry-in-Illinois-unlikely

— LOUISIANA: Second Amendment sales tax holiday announced; http://www.kplctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=10956518