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Legal Issues

Which State Is About to Make Gun Owners a Protected Class?

A new bipartisan bill, introduced by over 20 Republicans and one Democrat seeks to make gun owners a protected class of citizens. This would be similar to the federal anti-discrimination law, where a protected class is a group of people with a common characteristic who are legally protected from discrimination on the basis of that characteristic.

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General

Should Employers Require Employees to Get a Carry Permit?

For years, the anti gunners have railed against concealed weapon permits putting law-abiding self-defenders on the defensive (no pun intended). What would happen if we flipped the script and employers started requiring employees to get their permit? That would not force them to carry, but think of the environment? Everyone you work with would have passed a background check. How much safer would you feel working in an environment where all of your fellow employees was welcomed to be armed?

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Texas: Understanding Castle Doctrine and Stand Your Ground Laws

Independent Program Attorney Emily Taylor of Walker & Byington details the intricacies of the Castle Doctrine and No Duty to Retreat laws and what they mean to gun owners in Texas. However, the basic principles are knowledge that applies across more states and something every gun owner should be aware of.

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Fishing

Senate Bipartisan Reintroduction on Sportsmen’s Act of 2017 — NSSF

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industries, praised the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan reintroduction of S.733, the Sportsmen’s Act of 2017 and the quick action to favorably report it out of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

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General

The Truth About a Court Decision ‘Banning’ AR-15s

You might have read some articles or seen headlines about a court upholding a ban on “assault rifles,” including the AR-15. Independent Program Attorneys at the law firm of Walker & Byington, PLLC have received many questions from members concerned that this ruling has made the AR-15 (and similar semi-automatic firearms) illegal “assault weapons” everywhere in the country. Is this the truth of the matter, or a case of media misinformation?

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CGF Seeks Review by Full 9th Circuit Court in Waiting Period Case

It sounds like the punchline to bad joke, “So, a guy is concealed carrying a handgun while filling out paperwork to buy another handgun, but he is in California, so he has to wait 10 days to pick it up—to give him time to “cool off” (guard against impulsive acts of violence). Unfortunately, that is not a joke. It is the logic of the gun control crowd… and a recent court ruling.

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Legal Issues

NRA: Gun Control Advocates Want You to Lose Your Hearing. Why?

Not surprisingly, those who hate any legislation that might be helpful to America’s law-abiding gun owners immediately went on the attack. Last week, a Los Angeles Times columnist took a page from The Washington Post to launch his own little campaign of FUD—fear, uncertainty and doubt—demonizing the devices. Not surprisingly, those who hate any legislation that might be helpful to America’s law-abiding gun owners immediately went on the attack.

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Energy & Natural Resources Bill — Why Is It Important to You?

On its surface, covering the Energy & Natural Resources Bill may seem out of place on The Shooter’s Log. However, an amendment to the Energy & Natural Resources Bill is the bipartisan Sportsman’s Act which revises a variety of existing programs to expand access to, and opportunities for, hunting, fishing, and recreational shooting.