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on April 19, 2017 in Gun Page World News

SC Governor: The Second Amendment Is Your Concealed Carry Permit

by AWR Hawkins South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) says a House Bill to eliminate a concealed carry permit requirement is “constitutional,” and he “will sign it if it reaches his desk.” On April 6, Breitbart News reported that the South Carolina House passed permitless carry legislation sponsored by state Rep. Mike Pitts (R-14). That legislation, which would abolish the need for concealed carry permits, is now with the Senate. Pitts’ bill would recognize South Carolinians’ right to carry a handgun openly or concealed without a permit for self-defense. The Post and Courier quoted Pitts saying, “This bill is a very simple bill. It means,...

by AWR Hawkins South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) says a House Bill to eliminate a concealed carry permit requirement is “constitutional,” and he “will sign it if it reaches his desk.” On April 6, Breitbart News reported that the...

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on April 18, 2017 in Gun Page World News

Republican State Sen. Pushing Gun Confiscation Law in Oregon

by AWR Hawkins Oregon state Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas) is pushing a confiscation bill that would broaden the number of prohibited gun purchasers as well as require certain individuals “to hand over any guns in their possession.” Boquist’s stepson was a Navy Veteran who committed suicide annd he is now pushing gun control for other Oregon residents.  According to Oregon Live, Boquist’s bill “would enable immediate family members to obtain a court order to prevent a person showing signs of wanting to commit suicide or hurt others from obtaining a gun for a year.” It would also require the...

by AWR Hawkins Oregon state Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas) is pushing a confiscation bill that would broaden the number of prohibited gun purchasers as well as require certain individuals “to hand over any guns in their possession.” Boquist’s stepson...

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on April 14, 2017 in Gun Page World News

President Trump Quietly Rolling Back Obama-Era Gun Controls

by AWR Hawkins While rolling back onerous Obama-era environmental and business regulations, President Donald Trump has also been quietly dropping gun controls which were either put in place or at least prolonged by the Obama administration. On February 28 Breitbart News reported that Trump signed the repeal of Obama’s Social Security gun ban;  a ban which empowered the Social Security administration to strip away the Second Amendment rights of Social Security beneficiaries without due process. Days later, Trump’s Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke squashed Obama’s lead ammunition ban for federal lands and waters. According to McClatchy, Trump’s administration has been quietly...

by AWR Hawkins While rolling back onerous Obama-era environmental and business regulations, President Donald Trump has also been quietly dropping gun controls which were either put in place or at least prolonged by the Obama administration. On February 28 Breitbart...

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on April 5, 2017 in Gun Page World News

Kansas Democrats Defeated: Campus Carry to Take Effect in July

by AWR Hawkins On Tuesday, moderate Republicans in the Kansas House stood with conservatives and defeated a Democrat attempt to prevent campus carry from taking effect July 1. Campus carry was signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback in 2013 with the stipulation that universities which wanted to declare certain buildings gun-free would be given four years to put in security measures sufficient to keep students safe. The security measures required include metal detectors and armed guards. According to The Kansas City Star, the Democrats’ attempt to stop campus carry was pushed by House Minority Leader Jim Ward (D-86). He...

by AWR Hawkins On Tuesday, moderate Republicans in the Kansas House stood with conservatives and defeated a Democrat attempt to prevent campus carry from taking effect July 1. Campus carry was signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback in...

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on March 31, 2017 in Gun Page World News

Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership: Firearm Suppressors Fight Hearing Loss

by AWR Hawkins Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO) have released a position paper explaining how firearm suppressors fight hearing loss and announcing their support for theHearing Protection Act. The doctors contributing to the position paper include Matthew P. Branch, MD; Gerard J. Gianoli, MD, FACS; Bradford Ress, MD, FANS; and Timothy Wheeler, MD. Their paper comes as Congress moves closer to taking up the Hearing Protection Act, which was put forward by Representatives Jeff Duncan (R-SC-3) and John Carter (R-TX-31) on January 9. Particularly harmful for firearms enthusiasts is the explosive blast (or impulse) generated when firing a handgun or rifle....

by AWR Hawkins Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership (DRGO) have released a position paper explaining how firearm suppressors fight hearing loss and announcing their support for theHearing Protection Act. The doctors contributing to the position paper include Matthew P. Branch,...

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on March 31, 2017 in Gun Page World News

Georgia Lawmakers Pass Campus Carry, Sending It to Governor’s Desk

by AWR Hawkins Georgia lawmakers passed campus carry legislation early Friday morning, which now heads to Gov. Nathan Deal’s (R) desk for a signature. This is not the first time campus carry has been sent to Deal’s desk. The Georgia House passed campus carry on February 22, 2016, and the state’s Senate followed suit on March 11. Deal campaigned for campus carry as it moved from House to Senate, only to do an about-face and veto it on May 3. The point of contention in 2016 was that law-abiding concealed carry permit holders would be able to carry their...

by AWR Hawkins Georgia lawmakers passed campus carry legislation early Friday morning, which now heads to Gov. Nathan Deal’s (R) desk for a signature. This is not the first time campus carry has been sent to Deal’s desk. The...

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on March 23, 2017 in Gun Page World News

Arkansas Governor Signs Campus Carry Legislation Into Law

by AWR Hawkins On March 22 Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) signed his state’s recently passed campus carry legislation into law. The bill–HB 1249–creates an enhanced concealed carry permit, much as like Idaho, which will allow holders of the permit to carry in many places that were previously gun-free. NRA-ILA reports that the new law means enhanced permit holders can carry a gun for self-defense on public college and university campuses beginning January 2018. Permit holders can also carry at “K-12 schools,” “any church or other place of worship,” “inside the passenger terminal of any airport,” “any place where...

by AWR Hawkins On March 22 Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson (R) signed his state’s recently passed campus carry legislation into law. The bill–HB 1249–creates an enhanced concealed carry permit, much as like Idaho, which will allow holders of the...

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on March 21, 2017 in Gun Page World News

Inside the Kalashnikov Factory: Home of the World’s Most Reliable Weapon

Despite western sanctions, Kalashnikov is thriving RI Staff You can file this one under “what western sanctions?” Washington’s economic war against Russian industries was supposed to cripple the export and manufacturing capabilities of companies such as Kalashnikov Concern. But according to an excellent video report about the company’s operations, the sanctions actually backfired. Kalashnikov has not only expanded its exports since the sanctions began in 2014, it also learned to manufacture parts they bought elsewhere. The maker of the world’s most iconic weapon is swamped with orders — and plans to expand staff by 30%.  There’s a very simple reason why Russian...

Despite western sanctions, Kalashnikov is thriving RI Staff You can file this one under “what western sanctions?” Washington’s economic war against Russian industries was supposed to cripple the export and manufacturing capabilities of companies such as Kalashnikov Concern. But according...

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on March 17, 2017 in Gun Page World News

House Votes to Repeal Gun Ban for Military Veterans

by AWR Hawkins On Thursday the U.S. House voted to repeal the gun ban for military veterans via the passage of the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act. This is the second major gun control bill that the House has voted to repeal since Barack Obama left office. They voted to repeal the Social Security gun ban on February 2, the Senate follow suit on February 15, and President Trump signed the repeal on February 28. The Social Security gun ban was egregious because it portended a loss of Second Amendment rights without due process. The gun ban for military...

by AWR Hawkins On Thursday the U.S. House voted to repeal the gun ban for military veterans via the passage of the Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act. This is the second major gun control bill that the House has...

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on March 16, 2017 in Gun Page World News

Campus Carry Passes Arkansas Legislature, Heads to Governor’s Desk

by AWR Hawkins Legislation allowing students with concealed carry permits to carry on college campuses passed the Arkansas House and Senate and is headed to Governor Asa Hutchinson’s (R) desk. The legislation–HB 1249–creates an enhanced concealed carry permit. Holders of such a permit would be allowed to carry a gun for self-defense on public college and university campuses and in some other places in the state that currently prohibit concealed carry. HB 1249 requires enhanced permit holders to be at least 25-years old and requires eight hours of training versus the four hours associated with a regular concealed carry permit. On...

by AWR Hawkins Legislation allowing students with concealed carry permits to carry on college campuses passed the Arkansas House and Senate and is headed to Governor Asa Hutchinson’s (R) desk. The legislation–HB 1249–creates an enhanced concealed carry permit. Holders of...

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