Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Gun News

New term for gun prohibitionists doesn’t change their agenda

Remember that behind every call for arms confiscation lies the deadly threat -- "We will take your firearms if we have to get the government to kill you to do it."

Transferring a gun into D.C.

I bought my new 9mm Sig Sauer from a dealer in Virginia and needed to get it to into the District. When it comes to firearms, a distance of 70 miles might as well be thousands of miles across international borders.

Read About It: The Washington Times

Issa cries foul after key player in Fast and Furious scandal refuses to testify

As Arizona state officials open their own probe into Operation Fast and Furious, the head of the House panel investigating the gunrunning scandal is crying foul over a key player's move Tuesday to assert his Fifth Amendment right to refuse to answer questions.

Read About It: Fox News

Illinois: Jump in license to own guns possibly fueled by concealed carry hopes

The number of people licensed to own guns in Illinois jumped by more than 78,500 last year, possibly fueled by a belief the state was poised to legalize the concealed carry of weapons. According to figures provided by the Illinois State Police, nearly 1.4 million people had firearm owner’s identification cards as of Jan. 1, compared to slightly more than 1.3 million the year before.

S.C.: Councilman seeks to muzzle Right-to-Carry advocate Sheriff

Spartanburg County Council's lone Democrat wants Sheriff Chuck Wright to stop encouraging residents to obtain concealed weapons permits. Councilman Michael Brown says his constituents believe the statements promote an environment of lawlessness in the community.

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