Category Archives: Gun Rights

Demand soars for concealed carry permits, data shows

The number of concealed carry permits in the United States has topped 15 million over the last year, according to data collected by the Crime Prevention Research Center.

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Gun sales remain near record levels in April

The number of gun-related background checks in April remained near record levels, FBI statistics released on Monday show. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) ran 2,045,564 gun-related checks in April. That represents a decrease of about a hundred thousand checks from the all-time record for the month of April set in 2016. It also is a drop of …

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Trump To Be First President Since Reagan to Address NRA Forum

The NRA announced that President Trump will speak at the organization’s annual leadership forum. The NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action’s executive director Chris Cox made the announcement on Twitter on Friday.

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Florida doctors can ask patients about guns, court rules

Thursday a federal appeals court ruled that Florida doctors can talk to patients about gun safety, declaring a law aimed at restricting such discussions a violation of the First Amendment’s right to free speech.

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Groups push for states to honor concealed-carry laws

Gun-rights groups have high hopes for a new bill looking to grant “national reciprocity” for Americans with concealed firearm permits, introduced just as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office.

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New Syria cease-fire set to begin at midnight

The major players involved in the long-running Syrian conflict have agreed to a cease-fire set to begin at midnight on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier in the day.

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Florida sees killings increase after passage of ‘stand your ground’ gun law, study says

Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law was associated with a sharp increase in killings in the state, according to a new study whose lead author said he hoped it would prompt lawmakers to re-examine the impact of the law and consider changing it.

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Department of Justice issues voluntary smart-gun guidelines

Wednesday the Obama Administration announced a series of specifications for smart-gun manufacturers, born out of the president’s January executive action aimed at curbing gun violence. But there’s a catch to the new set of guidelines: They’re voluntary.

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October gun sales see massive spike, set yet another record

The FBI’s background check system for gun sales processed more than 2.3 million checks in October, setting an all-time record for the month. There were 2,333,539 gun-related checks processed through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, known as NICS, last month, according to FBI documents posted on Monday. That represents an increase of more …

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Southern California police agencies missing more than 300 weapons

Over the last 5 years, authorities have had more than 300 weapons lost or stolen. Sunday the Orange County Register reported that an investigation of 134 state and local police agencies from Kern County to the Mexican border showed 329 firearms were lost or stolen and some were involved in crimes.

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