Tag Archive: 2nd amendment

on September 13, 2013 in World News

Mississippi Open Carry

                      Mississippi Open Carry: The 2nd Amendment Is Your Carry Permit While everyone was watching news in Colorado during the final weeks of the recalls, Mississippi was instituting a new law to allow the open carry of firearms without a concealed carry permit. House Bill 2 was passed in Mississippi’s last legislative session and signed into law by Governor Phil Bryant (R), but put on hold in July when Circuit Judge Winston Kidd issued an injunction to have the legislature “clarify it.” On August 29 the Mississippi Supreme Court “unanimously… View Article

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on September 13, 2013 in World News

Chicago Ends Gun Registry, Eliminates City Gun Permit

                      Chicago Ends Gun Registry, Eliminates City Gun Permit On September 11, Chicago’s city council abolished its 45-year old gun registry and the city’s gun permit requirement amid pressure from the Supreme Court and the U.S. 7th Circuit Court Appeals. In 2010’s McDonald v. Chicago, the Supreme Court ruled against Chicago’s gun restrictions, making it clear that “every city and state must adhere to the Second Amendment.” Yet the Supreme Court did not specifically lay out what changes needed to take place. That happened in 2012, after the case returned to… View Article

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on September 10, 2013 in World News

Over 1,200 Weapons Found at CT Schools

                      Over 1,200 Weapons Found at CT Schools in 2011-2012, Only 18 Were Guns A recent report on the number of weapons reported at Connecticut schools (K-12) during the 2011-2012 school year shows that over 1200 weapons were brought onto school grounds but only 1.4 percent of them were firearms. This is critical news in a state that has been at the epicenter in a fight for more gun control since the Sandy Hook Elementary school shooting on December 14, 2012 and which instituted some of the most extreme gun… View Article

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on September 6, 2013 in World News

Stops Home Invader with Concealed-Carry Handgun

                      Disabled Woman Stops Home Invader with Concealed-Carry Handgun A 64-year old disabled Middletown, Ohio woman named Mabel Fletcher used a concealed-carry handgun to stop a home invader who entered her house just after midnight Wednesday. According to Cincinnati.com, Fletcher acquired her concealed carry permit in June and was home alone with her dog when the burglar entered. Her dog woke at the sound of the intruder, giving Fletcher time to grab her Glock 9mm handgun as the invader closed in and attacked her. The assailant was a female, and Fletcher… View Article

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on September 6, 2013 in World News

Gun Applications Soar in Maryland Ahead of Gun Ban

                      Gun Applications Soar in Maryland Ahead of Gun Ban This year, Maryland passed strict gun-control legislation. In response, residents have flooded the state police with applications to purchase weapons, before the new law takes effect. Through August, more than 85,000 residents have made new requests to purchase firearms. This is almost double the amount who sought buy guns in all of 2011. The Maryland law, pushed through by Democrat Gov. Martin O’Malley and a Democrat legislature, bans 45 types of “assault weapons” and limits ammunition magazines to a maximum… View Article

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on September 2, 2013 in World News

Gun Owners Turn Ohio Gun-Control Rally into NRA Rally

                    Gun Owners Turn Ohio Gun-Control Rally into NRA Rally As six members of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group rallied for more gun laws on August 30, about 50 gun rights supporters hijacked the event and said that there are enough gun laws already. According to 10TV.com, the Columbus, Ohio rally was hosted by members of Mayors Against Illegal Guns but ended up looking “more like an NRA rally.” When organizer Blanche Luczyk took to the mic and tried to claim Ronald Reagan would support more background checks she was… View Article

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on August 31, 2013 in World News

Clamps Down on Guns, Loosens Restrictions on Marijuana

                      Clamps Down on Guns, Loosens Restrictions on Marijuana While President Barack Obama placed new restrictions on legal gun ownership Thursday, the Department of Justice loosened federal restrictions on marijuana “to mark a retreat from guidelines of the past.” The new guidelines give “recreational users” a pass and instead focus on “keeping marijuana from being sold to minors and preventing marijuana sales from funding criminal operations.” According to The Hill, “these new standards are beneficial to marijuana users in Washington and Colorado, the two states where recreational marijuana use was… View Article

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on August 19, 2013 in World News

Bloomberg reveals largest gun seizure ever in New York

                  Bloomberg reveals largest gun seizure ever in New York New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Monday that his administration has successfully carried out the largest gun seizure in the city’s history. At a Monday morning press conference, Mayor Bloomberg and Police  Department Commissioner Ray Kelly announced that authorities in  New York have managed to indict and arrest 19 individuals  believed responsible for running an illegal gun pipeline from  North and South Carolina to NYC along the Interstate 95 corridor. As the result of an undercover investigation, Bloomberg said city  officials… View Article

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on July 28, 2013 in World News

Colorado Police Gun Buyback Program Canceled

Colorado Police Gun Buyback Program Canceled over State’s Strict Gun Laws All across the country police departments have sponsored gun buyback programs for the purpose of “getting guns off the streets.” But one buyback event in Boulder, CO had to be canceled because the state’s new gun laws are so strict that the police can’t even navigate the law to sponsor the program. The event was canceled by Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle, who sadly had to inform the community that Colorado’s new gun laws made it “nearly impossible” to follow the law. One of the strict new laws that… View Article

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