Friday, October 14, 2011

Gun News

Wisconsin: Gov. reviewing proposed Right-to-Carry rules

Over objections of the National Rifle Association and some Republican lawmakers, anyone wishing to carry a concealed weapon in Wisconsin would have to undergo four hours of training even though the law does not require that. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, a Republican, put the four hour requirement in proposed rules implementing the law that takes effect on Nov. 1. The Department of Justice submitted the rules to Gov. Scott Walker for his consideration on Oct. 7. The governor is reviewing those rules, his spokesman Cullen Werwie said Thursday.

Read About It: The Associated Press

Nebraska: A look at Right-to-Carry 5 years later

Nearly 5 years and over 15,000 permits later. January first marks the five year anniversary Nebraskans' have been allowed to carry a concealed handgun. The new law generated a lot of debate and many law enforcement agencies were concerned. But how do they feel nearly five years later? So far so good. The Grand Island Police Department told News 5 they have not encountered any issues with concealed weapon permits since the law went into effect in 2007.

Read About It: KHAS (Hastings, Neb.)

Pennsylvania: Castle Doctrine reinforces right of self-defense

Defending oneself is a natural reaction when faced with an imminent threat, but in Pennsylvania, people who use lethal force in such situations now have some added legal protections. Act 10 of 2011, known as the Castle Doctrine, clarifies state law so that legal protection is afforded to law abiding citizens who use lethal force in protecting themselves and their families. Residents who are protecting themselves and their families should not have to fear criminal prosecution or a civil lawsuit if using force against an intruder is warranted.

Illinois: Gun store in the works for Oak Park

A Berwyn resident is looking to open a gun shop in Oak Park, Wednesday Journal has learned, though it's not clear whether the village will give him the go ahead. Justin Delafuente, 27, applied for a license back in July, for a business he plans to call Windy City Firearms, located at 6338 W. Roosevelt Rd. In his original application, he was shooting for an Aug. 22 opening date, but was still waiting for the village to issue a license as of Wednesday.

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