Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Gun News

I bought a gun in D.C., but...

After days of calls, emails, tweets, comments and posts, I finally bought the exact gun I wanted, the two-tone version of the Sig Sauer P229 9mm. I’m so excited to shoot my new purchase, but in the nation’s capital, it's not that simple. Buying a gun doesn’t mean you get to have the gun.

Read About It: The Washington Times

Arizona House to review Fast and Furious operation

Arizona legislators said Monday they’re jumping into the review of a flawed federal gun-smuggling sting operation because it took place within their state.

Read About It: The Associated Press

Armed mother received help 14 minutes after home invasion call

Records released almost three weeks after Sarah McKinley shot and killed an intruder as he broke into her Blanchard home support police estimates that it took lawmen 14 minutes to reach the 18-year-old mom after she called 911.

Read About It: The Oklahoman

Illinois: Oak Park gun meeting piques interest of Illinois State Rifle Association

Oak Park is looking at possible new firearm regulations, and that has piqued the interest of the Illinois State Rifle Association. Oak Park's Board of Health on Tuesday night will hold a forum that will focus on the future sale and possession of firearms. The forum will "ultimately lead to a recommendation to the Village Board for possible action," a notice from the village said.

Read About It: The Chicago Tribune

Ohio: Right-to-Carry bills on the move

Lawmakers voted last year to allow guns in bars and restaurants, but the Republican-controlled legislature might not be done with bills that loosen restrictions on carrying guns in Ohio. Rep. Ron Maag, R-Lebanon, is expected this week to add two gun bills to the mix, and both are drawing opposition from law enforcement. One would allow people to bring a gun to the Statehouse parking garage, and the other no longer would require people to tell law officers during a traffic stop that they are carrying a gun.

Read About It: The Columbus Dispatch

California lawmaker targets open carrying of long guns

Having won approval of a ban on the open carrying of handguns in public, state Assemblyman Anthony Portantino (D-La Canada-Flintridge) proposed Monday to extend the prohibition to long guns.

Read About It: The L.A. Times

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