Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Gun News

Tennessee Right-to-Carry permit holders and licensed hunters over age 21 will be allowed to store weapons in their locked vehicles parked on public lots, as well as parking lots owned by retailers, factories and other businesses under legislation moving in the Senate.

Read the article: The Chattanooga Times Free Press (Tenn.)

Florida is speeding up the process for renewing concealed weapons permits to meet a growing demand from gun owners. Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam was on hand at his Fort Walton Beach office on Tuesday to announce the new process. It's one of eight regional offices across Florida where license holders can obtain same day renewals.

Read the article: The Associated Press

The proposed legislation also would allow nonresidents and gun rights groups such as the National Rifle Association to challenge local laws in court and force municipalities to pay double their actual damages, plus attorney fees and costs, even if the municipality repealed its ordinance while such a suit is pending. The House version, House Bill 1523, has received preliminary approval but has not been scheduled for a final vote. The Senate bill, Senate Bill 1438, is still in committee.

Read the article: The Philadelphia Inquirer

On Tuesday, the Senate passed a resolution to allow Idahoans to vote on adding the right to hunt, fish and trap to the state constitution. The measure had already passed the House.

Read the article: The Times News (Twin Falls, Idaho)

A proposal that would place hunting, fishing and wildlife harvesting rights in the Nebraska constitution is heading to the November ballot.

Read the article: The Associated Press

Second Amendment foes have reloaded in another attempt to restrict Americans' use of firearms. Disguised as nature lovers, gun grabbers are repeating a demand that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ban the use of lead in ammunition. Forcing hunters to shell out for pricey substitutes is meant to discourage the sport and reduce gun ownership. Given the EPA's propensity for overregulation, Congress should step in and ensure this restriction never happens.

Read the article: The Washington Times

Top leaders at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, already under fire from lawmakers in the wake of the "Fast and Furious" debacle, also get harsh marks from the men and women who serve under them, according to an internal survey.

Read the article: Fox News

The House of Delegates has shot down a bill that would have raised hunting license fees. The measure failed Monday on a 62-69 vote.

Read the article: The Associated Press

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