Gun Laws

An Alameda County law effectively barring new gun stores is being challenged by Second Amendment advocates to the nation’s highest court. The ban, which forbids gun retailers within 500 feet of residential properties thereby placing the whole county off-limits to new stores, is challenged by businessmen John Teixeira, Steve Nobriga and Gara Gamaza who found
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A Republican state representative wants to add specific weapon allowances and a public marksmanship program to the broad definition of the Arizona state militia. The four-pack of legislation pre-filed for the 2018 session by Rep. David Stringer aims to revise the composition and protected equipment of the unorganized militia, which under the state Constitution currently
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The justices of the Supreme Court gather for an official group portrait to include new Associate Justice Neil Gorsuch, top row, far right, on June 1, 2017, at the Supreme Court Building in Washington. (Photo: Franz Jantzen/U.S. Supreme Court) Second Amendment litigation saw important gains in the restoration of gun rights, but also significant reverses
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Lifetime permit holders are now facing the watershed of a mandatory re-certification deadline next month, a process described as “a mess” by county clerks. To own a modern pistol or revolver in the Empire State requires a permit issued through the local county clerk’s office. Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the New York Secure Ammunition
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Over 40,000 acres of public land is administered by the Delaware Departments of Agriculture and Natural Resources and Environmental Control and courts have ended a ban on visitors possessing firearms. (Photo: Delaware.gov) To comply with a Delaware Supreme Court ruling, state agriculture and parks agencies announced interim guidelines this week to modify gun free zones.
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The first year of the Trump administration saw some forward movement at the federal level on gun rights issues while state legislatures were a mixed result. Appointments Moving to fill the seat left open on the Supreme Court with the sudden loss of Justice Antonin Scalia, President Trump nominated Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to the
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Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin (Photo: Sean Rayford/The State) Lawmakers in Delaware, New Jersey, and South Carolina among others are gaining ground on measures to regulate bump stock devices. On Tuesday, the Columbia City Council voted to ban the attachment of bump stocks to firearms inside that South Carolina city’s limits, though the measure does not
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University of Arkansas officials point out that, while Act 562 will allow campus carry, it only applies to those with the enhancement, only covers concealed carry, and that other state laws prohibit the storage of guns in university facilities including residence halls. (Photo: University of Arkansas) The Arkansas Legislative Council last week approved the state’s
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