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Sheriff offers online gun-permit applications

Sheriff Hans Miller said a new site -, which is operated by a contractor - replaces previous requirements of filing paper applications at his office in downtown Jacksonville.

03/28/2015 08:29 PM

Oregon Could be Eighth State with Brady Background Checks on All Gun Sales

States with expanded Brady background checks see 46% fewer women murdered with guns by intimate partners; 48% fewer law enforced officers killed by guns; and 48% fewer gun-related suicides, according to a recent report by Everytown for Gun Safety. The new report highlights the success of Brady background checks in preventing dangerous people from getting guns.

03/28/2015 04:15 PM

Public hearing on state shooting range rules April 23

MONTPELIER >> The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says it wants to strengthen rules for public shooting ranges to address noise, safety and usage issues so that more ranges can be developed for the public. The public may weigh in on the proposal at a public hearing on April 23 at the Pavilion Auditorium in Montpelier from 6:30-8:30 p.m. A public informational meeting also will be held on April 29 at the Hartland Recreational Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. The proposed changes would prohibit firing more than six rounds per magazine and prohibit the use of any fireworks, pyrotechnics, or any other explosive targets.

03/28/2015 12:05 PM

Do Gun Owners Need An App To Tell Them Where Anti-Gun-Violence Activists Live?

On Thursday morning, a handful of anti-gun-violence activists realized there is an app in the Google Play Store with their names on it-literally. The app, Gunfree Geo Marker, features a map pinpointing the home and work addresses of politicians, gun control organization employees, and "random anti-gun trolls" who "push the anti-gun agenda in any way, shape or form."

03/28/2015 03:36 AM

Lawmakers seek tax and fee cuts for gun buyers, owners

It could be a good year for gun rights and gun owners. The state Legislature is proposing to make Florida one of the few states offering tax breaks for purchasers of guns, ammunition and gun club memberships.

03/27/2015 11:22 PM

'Gun control' politician compares cops to ISIS, says he'd shoot them first

State Senator Ernie Chambers remains defiant, refusing to apologize for equating police with ISIS terrorists and saying he would want to shoot them on sight if he had a gun, Nebraska Watchdog reported Wednesday . Chambers made the comments during a legislative hearing on gun bills.

03/27/2015 07:12 PM

Republican Senator Introduces Ban on Federal Gun Control

With the Senate focused on the 2016 budget, Senator Mike Lee has proposed an amendment that would ban federally mandated gun control. Lee's amendment would ban any future gun control from lawmakers that fails to garner "two-thirds of senators" in support.

03/27/2015 04:01 PM

Kansans critical of changes to concealed carry

Carrying a gun in Kansas is about to get much easier, you won't have to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon. "Guns are not toys, and I think people of today's generation think that they're toys," said Latonya Boyd, a concerned mother.

03/27/2015 11:39 AM

Constitutional Revolution

In the early 1980s, a handful of students at Yale and the University of Chicago created a small organization as a counterweight to what they saw as the monolithic left-liberal outlook of the legal academy. Today the Federalist Society has chapters at almost every American law school and counts more than 40,000 lawyers among its members.

03/27/2015 07:49 AM

Filmmaker Targets Breitbart News for Supporting Women's Right to Be Armed

On March 24, Breitbart News reported that Brave New Films launched a new film and campaign series against Campus Carry in an effort to wage war against the NRA's efforts to arm women for self-defense on America's college campuses. On March 26, Brave New Films founder Robert Greenwald responded to the story with a tweet suggesting the Breitbart News story simply propounded the "gun company solution" to campus rape - namely, "more guns."

03/27/2015 03:39 AM

Senate tries to score political points on way to b...

The U.S. Senate on Thursday launched a marathon session that will end with a vote on a budget plan after lawmakers weigh in on dozens of amendments that are likely to have more effect on campaign ads in 2016 than the final spending plan. In the so-called "vote-a-rama," senators are aiming to score political points and draw the opposing party into casting votes that can be used against them, or establishing support for future legislation.

03/26/2015 10:29 PM

California concealed gun ruling to be reconsidered

A federal appeals court will reconsider last year's controversial ruling that would have dramatically loosened California's restrictions on carrying concealed firearms. In a brief order filed Thursday, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to take a second look at the so-called Peruta case with a special 11-judge panel.

03/26/2015 08:19 PM

Rubio seeks to strip gun-control authority from DC officials

A likely Republican presidential candidate has introduced a bill that would ban local elected officials in the nation's capital from enacting gun-control laws. The bill introduced Thursday by Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida would essentially leave the District of Columbia governed only by federal gun laws.

03/26/2015 06:08 PM

McGrath dismisses claims he used UK road signs during Justice meeting

TD Finian McGrath has denied claims that he used a UK road sign damaged by a shotgun to call for the tightening of Irish gun laws. The Dublin North-Central deputy has been on the receiving end of some serious social media flak after he interrupted a Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice on Wednesday to hold up a photo of a road sign that, he said, had been shot at close range with "a legally held firearm".

03/26/2015 06:08 PM

Oregon bill would require background checks on private gun sales

Oregon Democrats introduced a bill Thursday to require background checks on private firearm sales, setting up a showdown with gun rights advocates that could come as soon as next week. Gun control advocates have tried unsuccessfully for years to expand Oregon's background-check requirement to nearly all gun sales and transfers.

03/26/2015 03:00 PM

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