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The End of Gun Free Zones on Military Bases

The End of Gun-Free Zones on Military Bases

New Department of Defense document sets the ground rules.

In late November, the Department of Defense released detailed guidelines to allow U.S. military personnel to carry their personal concealed firearms on military bases. This 26-page document does the following: • Establishes policy and standards and assigns responsibilities for arming, carrying of firearms, and the use of force…
4 States Weighed Tougher Gun Control in Nov. 8 Election

4 States Weighed Tougher Gun Control in Nov. 8 Election

Here's how the people voted.

The presidential race wasn't the only thing we were paying attention to on November 8. Four states had ballot measures relating to tougher gun control. Here's how the people voted in Maine, California, Nevada and Washington. Maine and Nevada Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control group…
Federal Judge Overturns Gun Laws

Federal Judge Overturns Ban on Openly Carrying Guns in Public

Marianas Island ruling also rejects "assault weapon" ban, caliber restrictions, a heavy handgun tax, and registration requirements.

A federal judge in the Northern Mariana Islands overturned a ban on carrying handguns in public, a ban on so-called assault weapons, caliber restrictions for long guns, a $1,000 tax on handguns, and a requirement that all guns be registered with the government. "The individual right to…
District of Columbia Residents Don't Have 2nd Amendment Rights

Washington DC Gun Laws Headed to Federal Appeals Court

Restrictions amount to an outright ban, say some.

It’s been two years since a ban on carrying handguns in public in Washington D.C. was struck down, since at that time a federal court overruled the District’s ban on carrying handguns in public. With that ruling gun owners in the nation's capital could apply for…
hand firing a handgun with bullet casing shooting out and flash

Mass. Attorney General Questions Remington and Glock Safety Features

Healey scrutinizes major gun manufacturers in probe

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has safety concerns over guns manufactured by Remington Arms and Glock. She wants to further investigate firearms she deems “prone to accidental discharge." She wonders if the gun makers knew about the defects but failed to correct them, Boston Globe…
Pollsters prefer concealed carry

Illinois Gun Dealer Licensing Act Fails to Pass

Proposal would have increased requirements for gun shop owners

Illinois House Bill 1016 originally introduced as an environmental bill in February of 2015, was amended to the “Gun Dealer Licensing Act” with the intention of making the process of buying a firearm in the state more difficult. That bill failed to pass, coming up short…