No one was home. Josh Burson and his family had gone out earlier that morning to the Caddo Parish Courthouse. On the way back, they stopped by a grocery store — a delay that may have kept them from arriving home as two burglars were inside their Southern Hills neighborhood house around mid-day Monday. “We would have been in the middle of it,” Burson said.
As college classes start up in Kansas this fall, it’s a good time to take stock of the rise in the number of schools where people can carry guns for protection. According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, 11 states now mandate that concealed handgun permit holders be allowed to carry on public college campuses. There are 12 states if we count Michigan, which only allows permit holders to carry if they do so openly. Twenty-three other states leave the decision up to individual colleges.Gun control advocates in Kansas predict disaster, just as they have in each new state that adopted campus carry. Unable to point to any actual catastrophes, opponents do their best to imagine what might go wrong.
HB 1935 effectively eliminates prohibitions on where certain knives can be carried by getting rid of the category of “illegal knives,” a designation critics called ambiguous. Under the new law, a smaller subset of newly dubbed “location restricted” knives will be prohibited in places like college buildings and bars.
An elderly woman remains in critical condition after she was beaten with a baseball bat outside of her home in Lower Paxton Township, Pennsylvania, Sunday morning before her attacker was fatally shot by an armed neighbor.
Governor Greg Abbott has directed the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) to provide no-cost replacements of License to Carry a Handgun (LTC) cards and Private Security Board (PSB) licensee cards for eligible residents who have had their cards lost or damaged as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
In addition to her biting criticism for her 2016 Democratic rival Bernie Sanders, she urges Democrats not to shy away from the politics around gun control, pushes them to keep their focus on both the Russia investigation and the economy and stresses the need to learn from her mistakes against Trump.
The Joint Committee on Judiciary and Public Policy heard presentations on the proposal Thursday, The Tribune-Star reported . It seeks to repeal the law requiring a person to obtain a license in order to carry a handgun in the state.
Yesterday, September 11, the Legislature convened for the final week of the 2017 session and continued the assault on your rights. The Assembly concurred with the Senate amendments to Assembly Bill 424, which would eliminate the ability for school districts to allow for concealed carry on their campuses. AB 424 will now be sent for engrossing and enrolling before heading to the Governor’s office for his consideration. Today, September 12, the Assembly passed Joint Resolution 24, which will now head to the Senate for further consideration. In addition the Senate passed Assembly Bill 7, which will now head back to the Assembly for a concurrence vote.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is leading a revival. It’s not the kind that occurs under a big tent full of folding chairs, fiery sermons, and hallelujahs, but the kind that occurs when hunters, fishermen, and outdoorsmen in general feel liberated from the shackles of an overbearing federal government; when they experience anew the freedom to take their guns and gear into America’s wild places and fish and hunt the way their fathers and grandfathers fished and hunted before them.
Great Second Amendment news out of Tucson, Arizona: The city council there has reversed course on its 10-year run of illegally destroying firearms in the name of "public safety." This is news not only because of the change, but the mechanism by which this was achieved.
The person who called police said someone ran up to him and threatened to kill him, said Melinda Gutierrez, Dallas police spokeswoman. The caller, who is a concealed handgun owner, shot the person, Gutierrez said.
Tomorrow, the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee will have a fifth hearing for House Bill 142. This legislation, sponsored by state Representative Scott Wiggam (R-1), would remove the requirement that a concealed handgun licensee notify a law enforcement officer that they are carrying a concealed handgun when stopped for a law enforcement purpose, like a routine traffic stop. Under current law, when a CHL holder is stopped by a law enforcement officer, they must immediately inform the officer that they have a CHL and a firearm in the vehicle. Failure to do so could result in a misdemeanor and the CHL being suspended. Please contact committee members and urge them to SUPPORT HB 142! Click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members.
Please join NRA-ILA staff, along with local legislators, for an informative meeting on what transpired over last year’s legislative session, what’s ahead, and what you can do right now to get involved in our grassroots efforts to defend our Second Amendment rights in Washington!