Friday, February 3, 2012

Gun News

The Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday passed a repeal of the state's 18-year-old one-handgun-a-month law before advancing to its final reading a bill that would stop localities from preventing employees from storing lawfully possessed guns and ammunition in locked cars.
 Read the article: The Richmond Times-Dispatch

Simply carrying a weapon out in the open wouldn't be enough for a local municipality to charge a person with disorderly conduct, according to a bill that passed out of a House Committee Monday afternoon. Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, sponsored HB49 and said it was a way to ensure a uniform approach to protect gun rights and avoid confusion among law enforcement and local governments that are unclear as to what could be charged as disorderly conduct.
Read the article: The Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)

Top Department of Justice officials had extensive knowledge of and involvement in Operation Fast and Furious, claims a new report released Thursday, hours before Attorney General Eric Holder's scheduled testimony to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
 Read the article: Fox News

The family of slain U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry charged Wednesday that the top federal prosecutor in Phoenix lied to them about the guns found at the crime scene in an attempt to hide the weapons' connection to the ATF's failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation.
 Read the article: The L.A. Times

Concealed weapons permit applications are on temporary hold in Sacramento County because of a huge backlog. The announcement on the Sacramento County Sheriff's website on Wednesday said the calendar for applications is booked through the end of 2012 and applications for 2013 are not yet  being accepted.
 Read the article: KXTV (Sacramento, Calif.)

A little-known provision in Kansas law that allows the blind and other people with serious physical infirmities to carry concealed weapons in public places likely will not get reviewed by state lawmakers this session.
 Read the article: The Lawrence Journal World

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