Gun Charges. Legal news and articles for April 25 - 27, 2017

Pennsylvania House, Senate Pass Bills On Challenges To Local Gun LawsPass a new gun law? | Other Opinions | kearneyhub.comLaw enforcement, gun rights advocates differ on permit billN.J. agrees to lift stun gun ban after lawsuitNRA takes aim at California to reverse its strong gun control lawsProposed concealed carry law finds support, critics in NYNRA affiliate sues California over gun-control laws that 'demonize' firearm ownersMarijuana decriminalized but still triggers gun felonyCorbin: Gun law will do more harm than goodGun Law Debate Returns To StatehouseGun Law Debate Returns To State House2017 is shaping up to be another winning year for gun ownersChicago's Rahm Emanuel pushing more gun controlNew Campus Gun Laws Have Colleges Shopping for Metal Detectors. For Big Schools, the Bills Are Eye-Popping.Anticipating a shift to the right in the courts, the NRA begins its attack on gun controls in California

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Wednesday Morning Read: Payless bankruptcy, major gun law changes, abortion ban debate
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and HeadlinesApril 5, 2017

PAYLESS BANKRUPTCY — Payless Inc., the bargain shoe store, filed for bankruptcy to slash debt as the retail spiral persists. Payless has stores at Lindale Mall in Cedar Rapids and at Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville. Its website said it would list store ...more »

Suspect shoots gun at law enforcement helicopters in Michigan Bluff area
Auburn JournalApril 6, 2017

A suspect who shot at two law enforcement helicopters was holed up his residence and refusing to surrender to law enforcement as of 10 p.m. Wednesday. The incident, which began about 2 p.m. Wednesday when the suspect threatened a tree trimming crew ...more »

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Pennsylvania House, Senate Pass Bills On Challenges To Local Gun Laws
CBS PhillyApril 27, 2017

(CBS) — The state House and Senate this week each passed their own versions of legislation to revive a law – struck down by a court ruling – that made it easier for gun rights activists and groups to sue municipalities like Philadelphia that enact ...more »

Pass a new gun law? | Other Opinions | kearneyhub.com
Kearney HubApril 26, 2017

It happens every session. There is always at least one bill that gets introduced and appears harmless on its face yet winds up taking way too long — often to.more »

Law enforcement, gun rights advocates differ on permit bill
AL.comApril 26, 2017

Uniformed law enforcement officers packed the Capitol Auditorium this morning for a public hearing on a bill to end the requirement for pistol permits in Alabama. The House Public Safety Committee heard from five supporters and five opponents to the ...more »

N.J. agrees to lift stun gun ban after lawsuit
NJ.comApril 26, 2017

TRENTON -- New Jersey's attorney general has formally agreed to lift the state's ban on stun guns as part of a legal settlement with a group of gun rights advocates. A federal judge on Tuesday filed a consent order closing the suit and directing the ...more »

NRA takes aim at California to reverse its strong gun control laws
Sacramento BeeApril 25, 2017

A firearms advocacy group has gone to court to challenge the constitutionality of California's new assault weapons ban, as well as other major gun control laws passed last year by the Democratic-controlled state Legislature, arguing that “assault ...more »

Proposed concealed carry law finds support, critics in NY
News 12 Long IslandApril 25, 2017

In New York, it's extremely difficult to get a permit to carry a gun in public for self-defense. However, in many other states, obtaining what's called a conceal carry gun permit can be relatively easy. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is aiming to ...more »

NRA affiliate sues California over gun-control laws that 'demonize' firearm owners
Fox NewsApril 25, 2017

While many states have become more gun-friendly in recent years – passing laws that allow for open and concealed carry – California has not. In fact, the state has passed a series of laws that have basically made the Golden State the capital of gun ...more »

Marijuana decriminalized but still triggers gun felony
The News JournalApril 25, 2017

He was legally allowed to own a firearm, except for a state law enacted in 2011 that says one cannot have a semi-automatic firearm or handgun while possessing a controlled substance. "It is undisputed that the amount of marijuana found in Murray's room ...more »

Corbin: Gun law will do more harm than good
Mason City Globe GazetteApril 25, 2017

Iowa's law enforcement officials have been quizzing each other over two issues. First, what is the operational definition of “stand-your-ground?” Secondly, can gun-carrying citizens be stopped from entering any public building, such as city hall ...more »

Gun Law Debate Returns To Statehouse
Rhode Island Public RadioApril 25, 2017

The House Judiciary Committee is slated to consider a range of proposals to either restrict or relax gun laws. Some of the proposals call for banning magazines that hold more than 10 rounds; boosting restrictions on carrying a rifle or shotgun in a ...more »

Gun Law Debate Returns To State House
Rhode Island Public RadioApril 25, 2017

The House Judiciary Committee is slated to consider a range of proposals to either restrict or relax gun laws. Some of the proposals call for banning magazines that hold more than 10 rounds; boosting restrictions on carrying a rifle or shotgun in a ...more »

2017 is shaping up to be another winning year for gun owners
The Hill (blog)April 25, 2017

So far this year, thirteen state legislatures have enacted laws to strengthen the right to keep and bear arms, and none have passed new gun control laws. In every year this century, pro-gun laws have outnumbered anti-gun laws, but this year's score is ...more »

Chicago's Rahm Emanuel pushing more gun control
Washington TimesApril 25, 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, facing widespread condemnation from lawful city residents and outraged Americans, including the White House, over the near-nonstop gun-related bloodshed and murder rate in the city he leads, has come up with a plan — and like ...more »

New Campus Gun Laws Have Colleges Shopping for Metal Detectors. For Big Schools, the Bills Are Eye-Popping.
The TraceApril 25, 2017

Sports stadiums and hospitals will be among the last remaining gun-free areas at public colleges and universities in Kansas and Arkansas when new laws governing firearms on campus go into effect in those states. But the sanctuaries are going to come ...more »

Anticipating a shift to the right in the courts, the NRA begins its attack on gun controls in California
Los Angeles TimesApril 25, 2017

The state affiliate of the National Rifle Assn. on Monday filed the first in a series of planned court challenges opposing sweeping new gun control laws approved in California in the wake of the San Bernardino terror attacks. The flurry of legal action ...more »

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