Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Gun News

Gun owner action sidetracks Ohio hidden vehicle compartment bill for rewrite


‘Gun deaths’ vs. ‘car deaths’ charge perceived as ruse for more restrictions


A federal judge is considering whether to block enforcement of a recent court ruling that would relax Maryland’s handgun-permit law.
The state is currently appealing a March ruling by U.S. District Judge Benson Everett Legg that struck down as unconstitutional Maryland’s law requiring people seeking concealed-carry permits to provide a “good and substantial reason” for needing a gun.

Read the article: The Washington Times

While Army Sgt. Matthew Corrigan was sound asleep inside his Northwest D.C. home, the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) was preparing to launch a full-scale invasion of his home. SWAT and explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) teams spent four hours readying the assault on the English basement apartment in the middle of the snowstorm of the century.
The police arrested the veteran of the Iraq war and searched his house without a warrant, not to protect the public from a terrorist or stop a crime in progress, but to rouse a sleeping man the police thought might have an unregistered gun in his home.

Read the article: The Washington Times

Standing up for Montanans’ Second Amendment rights, Senator Jon Tester today successfully blocked government funding from being used to advance the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty.
Tester’s bipartisan amendment, which unanimously passed the powerful Senate Appropriations Committee, prevents spending to advocate for or agree to any treaty provision that would that would restrict Americans’ gun rights.

Read the article: Office of Sen. John Tester (D-Mont.)

A proposed constitutional amendment that would limit the Legislature's ability to restrict gun rights cleared the House on Thursday.

Read the article: The Times-Picayune (La.)

CBS News has learned a second Inspector General (IG) is investigating Operation Fast and Furious: Homeland Security.

Read the article: CBS News

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