Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Gun News

D.C.: Semi-auto ban stands

A three judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit also upheld as constitutional some of the city's basic gun registration requirements, such as those mandating that applicants provide certain personal information. But the court sent other "novel" registration requirements -- including a knowledge test of local gun laws, a vision requirement, ballistics identification tests, and fingerprinting and ongoing background checks of applicants -- back to a lower court to consider.

Read About It: The Washington Times

Illinois alone on Right-to-Carry even as sheriffs, lawmakers push for change

Illinois is the last state in the country that prohibits some form of carrying a concealed weapon. Whether that will change is an issue on the minds of many gun owning Illinoisans, ranging from lawmakers who have been clamoring for a change in the statute to county sheriffs all over the state who have come out in favor of it.

Wisconsin: More women turning to guns

Nicole Kaufman said a terrifying experience many years ago prompted her to turn to guns for protection. She was about 16 and had just finished a night shift at Old Country Buffet. Her parents were gone to their cottage out of town. "I came home and all the lights were on in the house -- it was completely ransacked," she said, recalling the incident at their home in rural Fond du Lac.

Michigan State Senate: Let permit holders carry tasers

People who have a concealed pistol license would be allowed to carry a Taser under a package of bills passed in the Senate on Tuesday morning. Michigan would join 43 other states that allow citizens to carry Tasers if the bill is passed by the House and becomes law. The package passed 35 3 with bipartisan support.

Read About It: The Detroit News (Mich.)

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