College students in Florida and Texas saw actions taken this week that would allow for concealed carry of firearms on college campuses on the eve of the second anniversary of the Sandy Hook school shooting.
The National Rifle Association’s legislative arm said gun rights advocates should stop bringing rifles to restaurants and other businesses, calling the activities “downright weird” in a blog post Friday.
One of several firearms companies upset with restrictions imposed under New York state’s latest anti-gun law broke ground last week on a new factory in central Pennsylvania as part of an exodus of gun manufacturers from the state.
The attorneys general of 22 states have filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit that seeks to overturn New York’s SAFE Act, claiming the law is unconstitutional.
Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange filed the brief in the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as part of the lawsuit NYSRPA v. Cuomo, which was filed by individual gun owners and organizations challenging New York’s gun ban.
My must read of the day is “Up in Arms: Georgia Governor To Sign Controversial Gun Bill Wednesday,” in NBC News.
Sen. John Cornyn (R., Texas) is demanding answers from Attorney General Eric Holder on the Justice Department’s pursuit of “smart gun” technology, warning that the government could require all gun owners to wear biometric bracelets to operate their firearms.
Gun owners in upstate New York gathered yesterday to protest Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s (D.) controversial anti-gun law and shredded SAFE Act registration cards the day they were required to register their weapons.
March was the third biggest month for firearm background check numbers in the National Instant Criminal Background Check systems history, according to numbers release by the FBI. That number changes when data is adjusted, Guns.com reports.
The registry process of New York’s SAFE Act allows for warrantless police searches into gun owners’ homes, a violation of the Fourth Amendment, according to plaintiffs of a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court Eastern District.