By now, everyone in the firearms community should be aware of President Obama’s desire to reinstate the assault weapons ban if reelected. President Bill Clinton signed the original assault weapons ban into law in 1994. It deemed certain makes and models illegal, as well as certain cosmetic features, such as pistol grips and telescoping stocks. If you owned an ‘assault weapon’ before the ban, it was automatically grandfathered, however, manufacturers could no longer make guns with certain characteristics. Due to supply and demand, the assault weapons ban drove firearms and magazine prices sky high.
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Gun Owners who Open Carry Must Have a Handgun License
Governor Mary Fallin today reminded citizens who plan to take advantage of Oklahoma’s “Open Carry” law to study the law and remain in compliance. Under the new law, which goes into effect November 1, 2012 citizens with a handgun license issued by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) will now be able to carry both concealed handguns and openly displayed handguns. Previously, license holders were only able to carry concealed weapons.
Americans are likely paying more attention to the economy than the Supreme Court, but they should be thinking about presidential court appointments and the effect the next election is going to have on the make-up of the court. Of course, there is no guarantee that the next President will get to appoint a justice to the bench, but the possibility certainly exists. The effect on the court could change the way we live our lives as well as the guns we can own.
There are several traditional ways to state your support for the Second Amendment. For instance, you could simply display the actual language of the Second Amendment, “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”
As a gun owner, do you consider gun rights when you vote? Leave comments below and tell the world why.
Previously, I have accused Illinois lawmakers of being mentally deficient, but I did not mean it as a personal challenge to prove me right!
Whether or not you are violent, if you live in Cook County, Illinois (Chicago) you are set to be the subject of a new “Violence Tax.” Cook County Board President, Toni Preckwinkle, recently floated the proposal for a Violence Tax. This new and unwarranted tax seeks to target the sale of guns and ammunition sold in the City of Chicago and its suburbs.
By Chris Cox, NRA-ILA
This year’s election is going to define the future of our freedom, perhaps more than any other in our history. For gun owners, there are a number of areas crucial to the survival of our Second Amendment rights. That’s why I took the time to visit with Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, to find out precisely where he stands on the issues of concern to gun owners.
On September 4, 2012, the Democrats released their official platform on gun control, stating that they fully support reinstating the assault weapons ban. Just a few months prior to this, President Obama, while speaking in New Orleans, said that he believes “AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals—that they belong on the battlefields of war and not on the streets of our cities.” It has been eight years since the 1994 Assault Weapons Ban expired. If President Obama serves another term, will he stand by his party’s position?
Run. Hide. Fight. Surviving an Active Shooter Event is a video produced by the City of Houston Office of Public Safety and Homeland Security. The video is a project of Houston UASI Community Preparedness Committee, and was funded by a Department of Homeland Security Grant.
TheBlaze.com is reporting that a high-ranking Mexican drug cartel operative currently in U.S. custody is making startling allegations that the failed federal gun-walking operation known as Fast and Furious wasn’t about tracking guns, it was about supplying them to Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa Cartel.
Debate over the recent U.N. Arms Trade Treaty and the Colorado Cinema shooting has spurred a spate of legislative talk about banning
The American Silencer Association (ASA) wants Fox News personality Bill O’Reilly to immediately make on-air corrections of factual inaccuracies he made about current firearm regulations during his July 24 interview with Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). The debate, which focused on the validity of additional gun control measures in response to the tragic events in Aurora, CO, found O’Reilly calling for stricter oversight of the firearms transfer process. ASA pointed out that O’Reilly consistently misstated current gun-law requirements.
Gunowners’ vocal resistance “made the difference in stopping the U.N.’s Small Arms Treaty,” Paul said. But he points to August 27 as the next opportunity the U.N. has to force anti-gun measures on Americans.
On that date, the U.N. is scheduled to take up the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects. But unlike the failed ATT, the Programme is an ongoing effort that does not have to be ratified by the U.S Senate, Brown said.
The Conference on the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (U.N. ATT) has broken down and will not report a draft treaty to the member nations. This is a big victory for American gun owners, and the NRA is being widely credited for killing the U.N. ATT.
We all know that a criminal or someone who has criminal intent is not going to display their gun for all to see. That would be an immediate submission of guilt, would it not? It would not be very good for their element of surprise when they go to kill, rape, or rob someone. In fact, a criminal isn’t going to go through a concealed carry class to obtain a permit either. If they are a felon, they don’t even own the gun legally. Requiring law-abiding citizens to jump through hoops, pay hundreds of dollars, and take 8 to 10 hours worth of training is not going to stop bad people from owning, carrying, and using guns.
At the United Nations in New York City this week, the world’s nations began finalizing language for a legally binding global treaty that some believe will strip U.S. gun owners of their 2nd Amendment rights.
Before America’s founding fathers wrote the Second Amendment, securing our individual right to own a firearm, they wrote the Declaration of the Causes and Necessity of Taking up Arms, paving the way for the American Revolution and the Declaration of Independence. Becoming increasingly at odds with the British parliament, the members of the Second Continental Congress agreed to draft a declaration explaining why America was taking up arms against the British.