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2011: Will it be Wisconsin's Year?

Will the election of a pro-gun governor lead to concealed-carry liberalization in Wisconsin?

Pennsylvania Castle Doctrine Legislation Vetoed

Alleging it "would have threatened—not enhanced—the public safety of Pennsylvania citizens," lame-duck Gov. Ed Rendell vetoed legislation that would have permitted law-abiding gun owners to legally protect themselves beyond portions of their homes and workplaces.

1911: The Centennial Year Approaches

A Utah Representative plans to introduce a bill naming Beehive state native John M. Browning's legendary Model 1911 handgun the official state firearm.

Minnesota City's Toy Gun Ordinance A Paradox

Acting on the recommendation of the city police chief, the Moorhead, MN, City Council gave preliminary approval this week to a revised city ordinance prohibiting the carry of toy guns in public places.

Aged to Protection

Senior citizens are getting concealed-carry permits in record numbers. We spoke to a few older Americans to find out why.

Story of the Year: Election 2010

When lawmakers assume their respective seats as the 2011 legislative sessions are called to order in Washington, DC, and in state capitals across the country in coming weeks, gun owners and shooting enthusiasts will no doubt be watching eagerly to see what results—and changes—the historic 2010 elections will bring forth.

Good Week for Preemption Law, Bad Week for Home Rule

The final week of December turned out to be possibly the best of 2010 for preemptive law relating to the ownership of specific types of guns, with courts in two states ruling city and county laws were contrary to state firearms statute.

Right to Bear Arms Meets Right to Bare Everything

A heated conflict has arisen in a portion of rural and scenic Washington state that has the members of a "social camping club" filing suit to block a county's plans to build a public shooting range near its 320-acre campgrounds, lake and hiking areas.

Carry Legislation Moving in State Legislatures

With most state assemblies and legislatures now a few weeks into their 2011 sessions, here's a quick look at some of the more notable bills aimed at expanding the right to carry firearms for personal protection that have been introduced.

Changes Looming for Utah CCW Permit System?

A measure currently awaiting the signature of Utah Gov. Gary Herbert could potentially impact what has become something of a cottage industry for the Beehive State, the issuing of its widely recognized concealed-weapon permits to residents of other states.

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