- Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:20:00 +0000: Colorado: Committee Appoints Another Anti-Gunner to Hudak’s Vacant State Senate Seat - NRA-ILA News
On Tuesday, December 10, a Democratic vacancy committee appointed Arvada City Councilwoman Rachel Zenzinger to fill the state Senate seat recently vacated by Senator Evie Hudak (SD-19). Senator Hudak resigned in November rather than face a potential recall election after championing passage of the most radical anti-gun legislation in Colorado’s history.
- Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:45:00 +0000: Wisconsin: Crossbow Hunting Bill Signed by Governor Walker - NRA-ILA News
On Tuesday, December 10, Governor Scott Walker (R) signed into law Assembly Bill 194. This long-awaited legislation provides hunters with the freedom to use a crossbow during big game archery season, allowing more sportsmen to participate in the Badger State’s rich hunting heritage.
- Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000: How government officials doom gun registration laws - NRA-ILA News
The problem for gun control advocates is that they keep promising that no way will registration lead to confiscation of firearms, even as it does just that. The Brady Campaign's Dennis A. Henigan accuses the National Rifle Association of peddling "fear" for even raising the possibility. In the New York Times, Charles Blow calls such concerns "cultural paranoia."Yet gun owners seem to have legitimate worries. Hundreds of New York City residents are receiving, and publicizing, letters demanding the surrender, not of scary "assault weapons," whatever arbitrary definition may locally apply to that slippery term, but of target rifles and cowboy guns. Among the forbidden items gleaned from New York City registration lists and ordered to be surrendered or removed from city limits are the bolt-action Marlin 25N, and lever-action Browning 92 and Winchester 94 rifles. Semi-automatic rifles of the plinking variety, such as the AR-7, have been targeted, too.
- Wed, 11 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000: MILLER: Dick Heller challenges D.C.’s gun registration scheme, files for quick ruling in Heller II - NRA-ILA News
The District of Columbia will do anything to stop law-abiding people from owning firearms to defend themselves.
The Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that D.C.’s 30-year handgun ban was unconstitutional in the landmark District of Columbia v. Heller decision. In response, Washington’s city council put in place the most onerous gun registration requirement in the country.
So Dick Heller is taking D.C. to court again in a case known as “Heller II.”
- Wed, 11 Dec 2013 09:40:00 +0000: Mississippi Attorney General Opinion Clarifies Municipalities' & Counties' Authority To Regulate Open And Concealed Carry - NRA-ILA News
Last week, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood (D) issued an opinion affirming that the state's firearms preemption statute limits cities' and counties' authority to enact and enforce ordinances restricting open carry and concealed carry, except under limited circumstances, but also upholds their right to post signs prohibiting permit holders from entering property under their control.