Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Gun News

Republicans balking on Fast and Furious help suppress new information

Read the article: Examiner.com

The debate over Sunday hunting in Pennsylvania has been going on for years.
Currently, hunting on The Lord's Day here is extremely limited. Crows, foxes and coyotes are the only game on the menu.
The state Game Commission has no control over the matter.
It's in the hands of the state Legislature.
And through the years, every single attempt to either flat out make Sunday like every other day of the week as far as hunting goes, or to give authority over Sunday hunting to the Game Commission, has died on the vine.

Read the article: Sunday News (Lancaster, Pa.)

Canada has modified its controversial position on a United Nations arms control treaty.
In a new position paper submitted to the UN, the federal government has dropped its proposal to exclude all sporting and hunting firearms from the international Arms Trade Treaty, an agreement that seeks to regulate the import, export and transfer of all conventional weapons.

Read the article: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

A years long showdown over the right to bear arms in California's Alameda County appeared to end Friday after officials agreed to allow tightly restricted gun shows on government property.

Read the article: The Associated Press

In April, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found that the National Rifle Association was viewed favorably by 68% of Americans, and unfavorably by 32%. Unlike most polls, the Reuters poll apparently did not allow "unsure" or "undecided" as a choice. In each of the demographics which the poll provided -- Republicans, Democrats, independents, whites, and blacks -- the NRA was viewed favorably by at least 55%.

Read the article: The Volokh Conspiracy

The final chapter of a trailblazing Second Amendment lawsuit appears to have been written. Yesterday a full panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit issued its decision in Nordyke v. King, upholding an Alameda County, California gun control ordinance regulating gun shows at the county fairgrounds. The case first originated more than a decade ago when gun show promoters Russell and Sallie Nordyke filed a Second Amendment challenge against the county's 1999 ban on the possession of firearms on county owned property, a law enacted primarily to prevent any guns from being sold at the fairgrounds. The Nordykes' suit didn't really pick up steam until 2008, however, when the U.S. Supreme issued its decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, which struck down Washington, D.C.'s handgun ban and ruled definitively that the Second Amendment secures an individual right, not a collective one, to keep and bear arms.

Read the article: Reason

The concealed carry law in Ohio passed in 2004. Eight years later, more than 250,000 Ohioans have permits to carry a loaded weapon in public.
"I can see both sides of the issue," Bucyrus Police Chief Ken Teets said. "We have had very few complaints regarding those with permits. For the most part I would call it a success."
When the law first passed, Teets and Crawford County Sheriff Ron Shawber were outspoken, one against the law, and one for it.
"I was concerned people with no valid reason for having the permit would carry guns with them all the time," Teets said. "As it turns out, that concern was without basis. We have had almost no trouble in law enforcement.

Read the article: The Telegraph Forum (Bucyrus, Ohio)

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