Category Archives: GUN LAWS

Where Do I Stand On Gun Rights?

“Castledown” left a comment asking me where I stand on gun rights. It is a fair question, and as usual I fall in the cracks. Generally, I lean toward an absolute right to keep and bear anything your pocketbook can … Continue reading

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H.R. 2252, Progress Toward A National Preemption Law

Representative Roscoe Bartlett has introduced a bill that would come close to a Federal preemption of restrictive state and local gun laws. Here is the complete text of the bill: H.R.2252 — Citizens’ Self-Defense Act of 2011 HR 2252 112th … Continue reading

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Lautenberg's S-34 Revisited

In the wake of the GunWalker hearings, Senator Frank Lautenberg’s S-34, the “Denying Firearms And Explosives To Dangerous Terrorists” bill has been back in the news. The bill is just another back door gun ban; with a “no guns” list … Continue reading

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Temporary Setback: Campus Carry Fails In Texas And Lousiana

In a temporary setback for rational gun laws, the Texas Legislature was unable to pass a campus carry bill in time, even though the bill had overwhelming support. In Louisiana, a House committee rejected a campus carry bill, almost certainly … Continue reading

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"Can A Cop Get In Trouble For Buying A Gun From A Felon?"

Someone came by searching for “can a cop get in trouble for buying a gun from a felon?” Well, think about it. Assuming that is a convicted felon, here’s a guy who cannot legally possess a gun: peddling a gun … Continue reading

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HR 822 NOW Sponsored By More Than Half The House

I misspoke (mis-posted?) a few days ago when I said HR 822 was sponsored by more than half the members of the House of Representatives. A check today reveals the sponsors list stands at 227, which IS more than half … Continue reading

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More Than Half The House Co-Sponsors H.R. 822

Checking on the various gun related laws before Congres, I see H.R.-822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011 now has 214 co-sponsors. With just 425 Congresspersons, that means more than half of Congress has signed on as co-sponsors. Good. … Continue reading

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Amazing! Puerto Rican Court Recognizes 2A Right To Carry

The Volokh Conspiracy reports a three judge Puerto Rican Appellate Court panel apparently recognized American’s Second Amendment Right to publicly carry. Briefly quoting the Volokh item linked above: “Court says that the Commonwealth government’s position is that having arms is … Continue reading

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Illinois House Passes FOID Privacy Bill

The Illinois House has passed a bill shielding FOID cardholders from having their names and addresses made public. That is a good law to protect law abiding gun owners. The House vote put it one third of the way to … Continue reading

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Arizona Legislature Sends Guns On Campus Bill To Governor

The Arizona Legislature has sent a bill permitting those walking or driving through college campuses to carry, but not to take guns inside college buildings. Over time, this will reduce the number of on campus rapes, assaults, and the other … Continue reading

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