Tag Archive: Gun Laws


New York Lawmakers Complain Alabama’s Remington Win Due In Part To ‘Gun-Friendly’ Political Climate

 

 

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” Remington’s decision to move two gun production lines from New York to Huntsville is drawing sharp criticism from northern lawmakers who said their state’s stringent gun laws are costing jobs.

  The gun manufacturer announced Friday it would move production of its Bushmaster and R1 handgun lines to its new Alabama facility.

  The Bushmaster, a semiautomatic weapon, is no longer allowed to be sold in New York unless it is modified.
Alabama’s pro-2nd Amendment political climate is without a doubt an attractor to the Remington company.
Everyone knows in Alabama – we like our guns.

  It’s all well and good for our neighbors to the north to chide Alabamians and our lawmakers for what some characterize as a regressive, backwoods, homegrown approach to gun laws – but when it comes to losing jobs and growth to gun-toting southerners – that’s a different story altogether.

  While it most certainly will take some hefty renovations for the sprawling old Chrysler facility near Huntsville International Airport to accommodate Remington Outdoor Company, the business and political climates are already perfectly primed to welcome a major firearms manufacturer to move business here. Some New York leaders and lawmakers are sore over Huntsville’s recent acquisition. The local business community’s reaction to the recent squabblings? ‘New York – why are you surprised?’ “

 

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Proposed Michigan Legislation Could Mean Easier and Faster Permits For Residents

 

 

 

 

 

” The proposed law would transfer the permitting process to Department of State Police and County Clerks as well as puts a time requirement on the issuance of permits. In theory, this should speed up the permitting process and make it more consistent.

It’s not constitutional carry by a long shot, but if it means more law abiding citizens can legally carry firearms then I’m on board.”

 

The NRA writes:

 

” Earlier this week, an important pro-gun bill was introduced in the Michigan Senate. Senate Bill 789, sponsored by state Senator Michael Green (R-31), would eliminate county concealed carry licensing boards and instead transfer all of their duties to the Department of State Police and county clerks. SB 789 seeks to make the concealed pistol licensing (CPL) process more efficient and cost-effective for gun owners across the Great Lakes State.

  SB 789 will include creation of a true ‘shall issue’ CPL system for law-abiding citizens and a requirement that licenses be issued within 45 days … “

 

GunsSaveLives has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gun And Accessory Makers Getting Creative To Sidestep New York Laws

 

 

 

 

” Several companies out there are currently working on innovative ways to allow New Yorkers to own things they should be able to own anyway.

  Keep in mind, practical and useful may not always mean beautiful or perfect.

  First off, and I’m sure you’ve seen this by now, we have a New York SAFE Act legal “AR-15″. The savvy gun owner can make their gun SAFE Act compliant by removing “military features” from the rifle.”

 

 

 

    The politicians will never learn that private industry will always be more capable than them . For every idiotic action from the state house you’ll get an equal or greater reaction from warehouse . LOL 

 

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Beretta USA To Locate New Manufacturing Facility In Tennessee

 

 

” Beretta USA officials along with Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty  announced today the company will expand its U.S. operations by building a new firearms manufacturing plant in the Gallatin Industrial Park. Beretta, a global manufacturer of high-quality sporting and military firearms, will invest $45 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facility. Beretta will create 300 new Tennessee jobs. The company is expected to complete construction on the facility this year. 

  Beretta is the world’s oldest manufacturing dynasty, operating since 1526 in Italy. The company is privately owned and operated by members of the 15th and 16th generations of the Beretta family. Beretta supplies quality sporting and self-defense firearms to consumers worldwide. The company manufactures the U.S. Armed Forces M-9 pistol, the standard sidearm of U.S. soldiers since 1985. Beretta will make firearms at the new Gallatin plant from both their sporting and tactical product lines. 

  Beretta, established in 1526, is the oldest industrial dynasty in the world tracing its roots through 16 generations of continuous family ownership. Firearms bearing the Beretta name have been sold for almost 500 years.  Beretta USA Corp. was founded in 1977 and supplies the standard sidearm to the U.S. Armed Forces.  Today, Beretta manufactures, distributes and markets a complete line of firearms, accessories and apparel.  Beretta also owns and operates six retail Beretta Gallery stores worldwide. For additional information, visit Beretta.com “

 

   Good for Beretta , good for Tennessee , good for gun owners everywhere . Thanks Martin O’Malley , you didn’t need the jobs anyway .

 

 

 

 

 

 

After Ranking The Best States For Gun Owners In 2013, We’re Back To Rank The Best Concealed Carry States.

 

 

BEST CCW

 

 

” Since federal law specifically addressing the issuance of concealed carry licenses does not yet exist in the U.S., individual states are left with the task of regulating concealed carry laws within their own borders.

Over the past few decades, most states in the country have gradually shifted their carry laws to become less restrictive. Despite fewer restrictions, legally carrying a concealed firearm remains vastly different from one state to another—and in some cases, one town to another. The diversity of laws naturally creates ambiguity around the entire topic of concealed carry legislation.

Aside from background checks, training requirements and application fees, states are generally classified into one of four categories based on how they issue licenses.

Permitless/Unrestricted – Also commonly known as “Constitutional Carry,” individuals can carry a concealed firearm without obtaining a license or permit.

Shall-Issue – Permits are required to carry a concealed handgun, but the granting authority has no discretion over the issuance of permits. The granting authority shall issue a permit if an applicant meets distinct criteria in the law.

May-Issue – The granting authority may issue a permit at their discretion, and usually require “good cause” or a “significant reason” to carry a firearm.

No-Issue/Restricted – Individuals cannot obtain a license to legally carry a concealed firearm.”

 

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Florida Sheriff Nicholas Finch Arrested For Doing His Job

” The residents of Liberty County, Florida heard the news Wednesday that their Sheriff was arrested for doing his job. Sheriff Nicholas Finch, 50, was booked into the Liberty County Jail around 5 pm Tuesday. Florida Governor Rick Scott has named Carl Causey to the post of interim county sheriff. Liberty County is situated in the Florida panhandle, about 40 miles west of the state capital, Tallahassee.

The charge is related to an incident in March, in which a deputy sheriff arrested a resident of the county for carrying a concealed weapon. Finch made the decision to release the individual shortly afterwards. It is alleged that he then altered or destroyed paperwork relating to the arrest.

Finch has not commented on the matter himself, but his attorney, Jimmy Judkins, released a statement which read ”The records at the jail show exactly what happened in this case and the records speak the truth. The sheriff looked at the facts and said ‘I believe in the second amendment and we’re not going to charge him.’ That is not misconduct at all. That is within the Sheriff’s prerogative whether to charge someone or not.” It appears, therefore, that the Florida sheriff was arrested for doing his job.”

 

 

Source : Guardian/Graham J Noble

 

Our apologies to Mr Noble & the Guardian …

 

 

 

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Who Goes To Prison Due To Gun Control?

 

 

” Somehow, left-liberals have associated the cause of gun rights with white racism, when if anything it is gun control that has a racist legacy. In the United States, early gun laws targeted recently freed blacks, and open carry first became banned in California under Governor Ronald Reagan to disarm groups like the Black Panthers. Today, blacks and Hispanics are disproportionately subjected to humiliating stop-and-frisk searches in the name of gun control.

Perhaps the most telling data concerns the racial makeup of who goes to prison for gun violations.According to the U.S. Sentencing Commission, for Fiscal Year 2011, 49.6% of those sentenced to federal incarceration with a primary offense of firearms violations were black, 20.6% were Hispanic, and only 27.5% were white.

This is how gun laws actually work—those caught violating them go to prison. For the mere act of owning an illegal weapon—not necessarily for using it, not for threatening anyone with it, not for being irresponsible with it—people who have harmed no one are locked up in prison for years at a time. As with the rest of the criminal justice system, particularly the war on drugs, these laws disproportionately harm the poor and minorities. That is the inescapable reality of gun control.

It makes sense that blacks and others living in the inner city would rely more on private, illegal guns for self-defense. The police are unreliable at best in many of these communities. It also makes sense that minorities would be disproportionately hurt by these laws, because so many of the dynamics in play are the same as with the drug war—people are being punished for what they own, rather than what they have done to others; “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Missouri Senate Votes To Cut Revenue Dept. Funds Over Concealed Carry Conspiracy

 

 

 

” Following allegations that the Missouri Department of Revenue was handing over concealed carry permit information to the federal government, the state Senate on Monday opted to hit the agency where it really hurts: the wallet.

The Senate has approved a tentative budget plan – House Bill 8 – that would completely defund the DoR’s driver’s license bureau, which receives upwards of $3.5 million annually and employs 37 full-time workers.

Instead of the DoR being in charge of CCW permit issuance that authority would be handed over to the Missouri sheriffs, who already run the background checks for applicants.

Also on the chopping block are the Department of Public Safety, $20 million in funding, and the computer technology division of the state Office of Administration, $9 million in funding, because of their role in the controversy.

 

 

 

 

Bulls-Eye: Colorado 2nd Amendment Supporters Dare Gun Control Crowd To Post Sign At Homes, Offices

 

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” The Pueblo County Republican Party is offering firearms foes an opportunity to advertise their gun-free status for all to see.

The party is selling “Gun Free Zone” signs suitable for display outside of homes and offices for $10 each. The party is also offering signs to gun rights advocates that read, “Not a Gun Free Zone.”

The “Gun Free Zone” signs? Not so much, even though the party is offering to deliver the placards free of charge to Democratic state legislators who voted in favor of the three far-reaching gun control bills approved by the legislature in March.

“If they truly believe in their principles and ideals, we think they would gladly take a sign and post it in their front yard,” said George Rivera, the party’s director of community outreach.

Mr. Rivera, a retired deputy police chief, said he was inspired by Project Veritas, which sent a crew offering to place “Gun Free Zone” signs outside the homes of journalists working for New York and New Jersey publications that ran a map last year identifying the homes of gun owners.

James O’Keefe, president of Project Veritas, said in an email he “stood proudly” with Colorado Republicans in their effort.”

 

 

 

States Move Quickly, Divergently On Gun Laws

 

 

 

” Even as momentum for new gun legislation wanes in Washington, lawmakers across the country are fashioning their own response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, resulting in a patchwork that tightens restrictions in some places and eases them in others.

While varied, the measures show how much more nimble states can be than the federal government.

California, New York and Connecticut, the scene of the school shooting, are among those that have moved to stiffen already tough gun laws. Many more, including Ohio, Michigan and Arkansas, have acted to protect the rights of gun owners and make it easier to possess a firearm.

The result is a significant disparity between states — some side by side — as President Obama pushes for new federal gun controls.”

 

 

Colt May Leave Connecticut Due to New State Gun Laws

 

 

 

 

” … President and CEO Dennis Veilleux said the pro-gun control climate that has taken hold in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre and other firearm attacks has left him feeling unwelcome in the state his company has called home for 175 years. Proposed laws being debated by the Legislature and pushed by Gov. Dannel Malloy include a new gun offender registry, an expanded assault weapons ban, ammunition restrictions and a ban on bulk purchases of handguns. Veilleux said those measures have put Colt and its nearly 700 employees in the cross hairs. “

 

 

 

The Criminology of Firearms

 

 

 

” In 2004, the National Academy of Sciences reviewed 253 journal articles, 99 books, 43 government publications and some empirical research of its own about guns. The Academy could not identify any gun restriction that had reduced violent crime, suicide or gun accidents.

Why don’t gun bans work? Because they rely on voluntary compliance by gun-using criminals. Prohibitionists never see this absurdity because they deceive themselves into thinking that, as Katherine Christoffel has said: “[M]ost shootings are not committed by felons or mentally ill people, but are acts of passion that are committed using a handgun that is owned for home protection.”

Christoffel, et al., are utterly wrong. The whole corpus of criminological research dating back to the 1890’s shows murderers “almost uniformly have a long history of involvement in criminal behavior,” and that “[v]irtually all” murderers and other gun criminals have prior felony records—generally long ones.

While only 15 percent of Americans have criminal records, roughly 90 percent of adult murderers have prior adult records—exclusive of their often extensive juvenile records—with crime careers of six or more adult years including four major felonies. Gerald D. Robin, writing for the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences, notes that, unlike ordinary gun owners, “the average murderer turns out to be no less hardened a criminal than the average robber or burglar.” “

 

 

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Obama, Holder Called Out for Not Enforcing Gun Laws

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” A group of 23 Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee Friday sent letters to President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder demanding existing gun laws be enforced before additional limitations are passed.

  The committee, which has held hearings in recent weeks on ways to prevent gun violence, again called into focus statistics that show a dramatic drop in federal weapons prosecutions over the past decade.

   The letters cite a Syracuse University study that show firearms prosecutions under  President George W. Bush peaked at 11,015 in 2004 while the Obama administration has prosecuted about 7,774 firearms cases in 2012.

  A prosecution rate this low is not indicative of a Department of Justice that takes the act of illegally attempting to acquire a firearm seriously,” Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said in a statement accompanying the letters.”

Newtown Father Speaks Out On Gun Laws

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I didn’t want to post about this, because frankly, it is exhausting. I’ve been having this exact same argument for my entire adult life. It is not an exaggeration when I say that I know pretty much exactly every single thing an anti-gun person can say. I’ve heard it over and over, the same old tired stuff, trotted out every single time there is a tragedy on the news that can be milked. Yet, I got sucked in, and I’ve spent the last few days arguing with people who either mean well but are uninformed about gun laws and how guns actually work (who I don’t mind at all), or the willfully ignorant (who I do mind), or the obnoxiously stupid who are completely incapable of any critical thinking deeper than a Facebook meme (them, I can’t stand).

Today’s blog post is going to be aimed at the first group…

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Louisiana looks to get strict

  ” And while the state isn’t going to metaphorically take a ruler and start busting knuckles they are going to try and strengthen the 2nd Amendment.  This November, the voters of the Big Easy will go to the polls, not only to elect their representatives, but also to change their constitution with regards to the Second Amendment.

As it stands now, an activist judge in Louisiana can all but strip the residents of their rights if that judge views that keeping and bearing arms is unreasonable.  Due to a ruling in 1977, any measure of gun control would be held constitutional so long as it was “reasonable”.

The opening for a liberal attack on the Second Amendment on those grounds is absurd.  One could point out that since you cannot carry a firearm in Illinois that it is REASONABLE to make the same prohibition in Louisiana   Since Mayor Bloomberg has all but outlawed firearms in New York City, a judge could point to that being a REASONABLE measure in Louisiana.  Even while New York City and Illinois are completely unreasonable places with regards to the 2nd Amendment, they could be used as fodder for a liberal judge’s agenda.”

Some Common Sense From DC ? 

“A bill that would decriminalize gun and ammunition possession charges for some legal firearms owners from outside the city caught traveling through the District with their weapons goes before a D.C. Council committee Monday, a potential change to the law that comes too late for one Capitol Heights man.

The bill would allow the attorney general’s office to offer an “administrative disposition” rather than criminally prosecute cases in which residents outside the District are found in the city with unregistered guns or ammunition.”