Thursday, January 26, 2012

Gun News

Virginia: Senate panel backs repeal of gun rationing law

The Senate Courts of Justice Committee on Wednesday approved a measure that would eliminate Virginia's one-gun-a-month restriction on handgun purchases, setting up what could be the most significant change to Virginia's gun laws in years.

Kansas: House triggers debate on concealed gun reform

The House Federal and State Affairs Committee gathered testimony Wednesday on a bill allowing concealed-carry permit holders to bring firearms onto college campuses and into publicly owned buildings in Kansas.

Nebraska: Castle Doctrine gets hearing

With the bill, introduced by Omaha Sen. Scott Lautenbaugh, the use of force, including deadly force, is presumed to be necessary for defense against a person unlawfully entering or present in a home or vehicle. Lautenbaugh said the bill clarifies the rights of people to protect themselves in their homes and cars, and that it is not criminal conduct if the factors apply. It also offers immunity from civil liability.

Issa says Holder should apologize to Mexico: ‘Justice has blood on their hands’

House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder owes an apology to the Mexican government and to the families of Operation Fast and Furious victims south of the border. “Justice has blood on their hands,” Issa said Wednesday during an exclusive interview with The DC, referring to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Read About It: The Daily Caller

2-year, 16% rise in Chicagoans with firearm cards

Chicago has seen a 16 percent spike in the number of people holding state firearm owner’s identification cards in the past two years, state officials said Wednesday. About 122,000 people had FOID cards at the beginning of this year compared to 105,000 at the beginning of 2010, said Monique Bond, Illinois State Police spokeswoman.

Read About It: The Chicago Sun-Times

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