Monday, March 5, 2012

Gun News

H.R. 4063: Guns-Free National Parks Act of 2012

Gun sales are booming. Enthusiasts are stocking up on guns and ammunition, and some in the industry are wondering whether sales are spiking as they did after Democrat Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008.

Read the article: The Fort Worth Star Telegram (Texas)

In the past, when a concealed pistol license was renewed, the issue date was whatever date the gun board approved it and the expiration date was the person's birthday. However, with the license valid for not less than four or more than five years, some people had lapses in coverage if the gun board met after their birthdays. Now, all renewed licenses are effective on the date the previous ones expire or on the date of the gun board meeting, whichever is later. The licensee's birthday remains the expiration date.

Read the article: The Bay City Times (Mich.)

Congressman Don Manzullo (R IL) today urged Illinois leaders to oppose gun control legislation working its way through the Illinois General Assembly and instead join our nation's 49 other states and pursue viable conceal carry legislation.

Read the article: U.S. House of Representatives

The Utah Senate approved a bill Friday that would protect homeowners who use force from lawsuits for injuring home invaders.

Read the article: The Salt Lake Tribune

Burke County measured a 9 percent increase in the number of people permitted to carry concealed handguns in just the past eight months. The last SBI statistics, which went through June 30, reported there were 2,190 people with valid concealed carry permits in Burke County. According to the latest internal report at the sheriff's office, that number climbed to 2,390 as of Feb. 22.

Read the article: The News Herald (Morganton, N.C.)

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