Thursday, March 1, 2012

Gun News

Three months ago, Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress that guns illegally supplied to drug cartels in Mexico -- as part of the Obama Administration's "Fast and Furious" scandal -- would continue to show up at crime scenes "for years to come." Unfortunately, this is the most honest declaration to come out of Holder's Justice Department since this deadly scheme first surfaced.

Read the article: Town Hall

An Illinois House committee approved legislation Wednesday that would require a statewide registration for handguns and place a tax on ammunition, despite opposition from gun rights advocates.

Read the article: The Associated Press

The Iowa House approved two gun rights measures Wednesday night that sparked Democrats to stage a walkout earlier in the day, stalling action for six hours.

Read the article: The Associated Press

Oklahomans with concealed handgun permits would be allowed to carry their weapons openly under a bill approved Wednesday by a House committee.

Read the article: The Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Okla.)

A D.C. Council committee agreed Wednesday to roll back some city rules for possessing a firearm in the District, including eliminating a vision test, a five hour training course, ballistics testing and a ban on some types of ammunition.

Read the article: The Washington Post

For the second time in this session, the Senate has approved legislation backed by the National Rifle Association. Approved unanimously, SB149 obligates law enforcement agencies to return seized firearms and ammunition to "innocent owners," if possible, and if the guns and ammo are not being used as evidence in a court case.

Read the article: The Register Herald (Beckley, W.V.)

Looking north across the border, American gun owners may well see the fall of Canada's long gun registry with relief. This, after all, lessens the odds that the anti gun movement will be successful in its attempt to install a gun owners database in the U.S. However, before American gun owners forget about Canada all over again, there's an incredible story here not being told outside Ottawa political circles that needs to be heard by every American who cherishes their freedom.

Read the article: Forbes

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