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Gun law will do more harm than good | Guest Columnists ...New gun laws raise concerns, questionsOfficials fear open carry gun law could impact Grand Strand's image ...Gun legislation prompts need for 'shooter ID' law in 2018Officials fear open carry gun law could impact Grand Strand's imageKeeping California's Smart Gun Laws SafeEU Council Adopts Gun Control Measures Passed by Parliament'Point, Don't Shoot' Law Close To Being On The Books In OKLawsuit challenges California ban on large-capacity gun magazinesTrump: '8-year assault' on Second Amendment is overGOP Kansas governor scrambles to protect psych hospitals from his own party's new gun lawGOP Kansas governor scrambles to protect psych hospitals from his ...Are Texas lawmakers ready to let gun owners carry without licenses?Iowa legislators plug gun permit glitchGun Owners Looking To Abide By New Law Can't Register Assault Rifles

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Gun rights in Iowa just expanded exponentially
VICE NewsApril 15, 2017

He's talking about Iowa House File 517, a landmark gun rights bill signed into law by Iowa Republican Gov. Terry Branstad on Thursday. It is the single biggest expansion of gun rights in Iowa's history, said Liske, who is the vice president of the Iowa ...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 »

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Gun law will do more harm than good | Guest Columnists ...
Waterloo Cedar Falls CourierApril 30, 2017

I was appalled when Republican Gov. Terry Branstad signed House File 517 — the wide-ranging gun rights bill — into law on April 13. Historians and speakers ...more »

New gun laws raise concerns, questions
Fort Dodge MessengerApril 30, 2017

A separate law was also passed this session and signed into law that now allows Iowa hunters to use rifles chambered for straight wall pistol cartridges during the shotgun season. While that has become law, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has ...more »

Officials fear open carry gun law could impact Grand Strand's image ...
The StateApril 30, 2017

A bill is currently moving through the Senate that would strengthen Second Amendment rights in the Palmetto State and allow for open carry without a permit, ...more »

Gun legislation prompts need for 'shooter ID' law in 2018
DesMoinesRegister.comApril 30, 2017

Kathie Obradovich's April 23 column “Can't fix stupid: The 2017 Legislature in three words” is accurate. Any doubt on the accuracy of the column is removed by the words of Rep. Matt Windschitl whose “can't fix stupid” seems to be his legislative slogan ...more »

Officials fear open carry gun law could impact Grand Strand's image
Myrtle Beach Sun NewsApril 29, 2017

A bill that supporters argue would strengthen Second Amendment rights could be a disaster for the image of the Grand Strand, officials in multiple jurisdictions said. On Tuesday, Myrtle Beach Police Chief Warren Gall said a measure under consideration ...more »

Keeping California's Smart Gun Laws Safe
NoozhawkApril 29, 2017

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, who wrote ordinances and created new programs to combat gun violence, will be the keynote speaker at the Coalition Against Gun Violence's 22nd anniversary event, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at the Santa Barbara ...more »

EU Council Adopts Gun Control Measures Passed by Parliament
NRA ILAApril 29, 2017

The move comes after negotiations between the European Parliament and Council led to a heavily-revised version of the European Commission's initial gun control proposal, which was announced in December and passed by the European Parliament in ...more »

'Point, Don't Shoot' Law Close To Being On The Books In OK
news9.com KWTVApril 29, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY -. A bill that's all but on Governor Mary Fallin's desk, known as “point, don't shoot,” would change current gun law to allow people to point their firearms at others without being charged with a crime. Senate Bill 40, would make changes ...more »

Lawsuit challenges California ban on large-capacity gun magazines
KFSN-TVApril 28, 2017

"Enforcement of this ban," explained SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb, "would immediately place thousands of law-abiding California gun owners in jeopardy of criminal liability and subjects their personal property to forfeiture ...more »

Trump: '8-year assault' on Second Amendment is over
CNNApril 28, 2017

"No longer will federal agencies be coming after law-abiding gun owners. No longer will the government be trying to undermine your rights and freedoms as Americans," Trump said during his speech to the National Rifle Association in Atlanta. "Instead we ...more »

GOP Kansas governor scrambles to protect psych hospitals from his own party's new gun law
Raw StoryApril 28, 2017

A new gun law that's set to go into effect this July would allow guns to be brought into the state's psychiatric hospitals — unless, that is, lawmakers come up with $24 million to prevent it. The Wichita Eagle reports that Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback ...more »

GOP Kansas governor scrambles to protect psych hospitals from his ...
Raw StoryApril 28, 2017

A new gun law that's set to go into effect this July would allow guns to be brought into the state's psychiatric hospitals — unless, that is, lawmakers come up with ...more »

Are Texas lawmakers ready to let gun owners carry without licenses?
Fort Worth Star TelegramApril 28, 2017

This new request, dubbed Unlicensed or Permitless Carry, comes two years after state legislators passed laws letting licensed Texans openly carry guns across most of the state and conceal carry on many college campuses. “The top priority at the end of ...more »

Iowa legislators plug gun permit glitch
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and HeadlinesApril 28, 2017

Before they went home last Saturday, lawmakers quickly amended the state's gun permit law after the Iowa Supreme Court ruled sheriffs couldn't ask questions about an applicant's criminal record. The court ruled April 14 that the law's language was ...more »

Gun Owners Looking To Abide By New Law Can't Register Assault Rifles
CBS SacramentoApril 27, 2017

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Gun owners looking to abide by the new California laws are hitting a major road block. Assembly Bill 1135 and Senate Bill 880 became effective Jan. 1 of this year and part of the new law requires those who have assault weapons ...more »

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