Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Gun News

U.S. Senator John Boozman filed an amendment Monday that would prohibit the Secretary of the Army from enforcing any regulation that keeps an individual from possessing firearms on Army Corps of Engineer Water Resource Development projects or facilities.

Read the article: U.S. Senate

Getting prosecuted under New York's gun laws is a nonsensical crapshoot, where gangsters get their cases expunged and thugs can turn in illegal weapons for $200 -- but a weapon that's legally registered elsewhere can brand a citizen as a criminal for life.

Read the article: New York Post

Under Utah law, concealed weapon permit holders who are charged with a violent crime face a difficult dilemma, according Rep. Stephen Sandstrom, R Orem.
Currently, the law not only requires that their permit be immediately revoked, but also prohibits them from transferring or selling their firearms to someone else, the sponsor of HB395 told the House Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Committee Tuesday. To address that question, Sandstrom's bill would require that a person not be just charged with a crime, but bound over for trial before a concealed weapons permit could be revoked, Sandstrom said.

Read the article: The Deseret News (Utah)

The bill, drafted by the National Rifle Association, would allow employees of a company to keep guns in a locked car on the company parking lot even if the company prohibits firearms on its property.

Read the article: The Knoxville News Sentinel (Tenn.)

“Gunny” Joins Honorary Chairman Chuck Norris
in 2012 Voter Registration Campaign

Fairfax, VA – The National Rifle Association’s Freedom Action Foundation (NRA-FAF) today announced the launch of its 2012 “Trigger the Vote” voter registration drive with new television and online ads.  The ads feature NRA board member R. Lee “Gunny” Ermey, an accomplished actor and veteran of the Marine Corps, best known to many for his role as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman in Full Metal Jacket.

The new, nationwide campaign begins at a time when both major political parties have placed less emphasis on new voter registration.  “Trigger the Vote” helps to fill this void as a nonpartisan campaign to engage gun owners, hunters, sportsmen and supporters of Second Amendment rights who are not yet registered to vote.

“The NRA has been entrusted with protecting this fundamental right guaranteed to all Americans and written into the Constitution by our Founding Fathers.  That is why the fight to preserve our Second Amendment freedom transcends politics and political parties,” said NRA-FAF President Chris W. Cox. “These 2012 elections will impact our freedom for generations.  Now, more than ever, Second Amendment supporters must register to vote to ensure they have a voice in elections.”

The new ads, which can be seen at, officially kick off NRA-FAF’s multimillion dollar, nationwide voter registration drive that will continue throughout the 2012 election cycle. The website equips Second Amendment supporters with all the tools they need to register to vote, find their polling place, and help enlist friends and family in the campaign’s voter efforts.

“It’s not enough just to support the Second Amendment and the NRA,” said Mr. Ermey. “The only way to ensure our rights are guaranteed is by registering to vote, and then voting for pro-Second Amendment candidates. I’m honored the NRA has called me up to active duty for this campaign, and look forward to enlisting all freedom-loving Americans to our cause.”

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