Monday, August 29, 2011

Gun News

Florida: Lee law change would allow guns, ammunition on RSW airport property

Guns and ammunition no longer would be considered a prohibited "weapon" at Southwest Florida International Airport, if Lee County officials approve a proposed change to a local law. Lee commissioners are expected Tuesday to decide whether to set a Sept. 27 public hearing to make that change to the airport ordinance and to allow guns and ammunition on airport property.

Nevada: Background check exemption status for Right-to-Carry permit holders under review by BATFE

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE, also commonly referred to as ATF) is reviewing legislation passed this last session to determine if Nevada again qualifies for an exemption from the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check. If the legislation meets BATFE requirements, the federal agency will issue an open letter to Nevada federal firearms licensees, or dealers, informing them a CCW permit will now suffice for firearm purchases.

Read About It: Nevada News Bureau

California: Gun control showdown in the Senate

Forty four years ago, a Republican governor named Ronald Reagan signed the Mulford Act, which banned the carrying of loaded weapons in public places. Californians retained wide leeway to openly pack an unloaded weapon, even when simultaneously carrying ammunition that can be loaded and fired within seconds. In recent years, members of the "open carry" movement have been making a very public display of their right to carry unloaded handguns in an effort to make two points. One, they contend that concealed weapon permits have become too difficult to obtain. Also, they want to assert what they regard as their Second Amendment right to bear arms.

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