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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.

Is Illinois' FOID Policy Discriminatory?

Does a change to Illinois' FOID requirement discriminate against certain law-abiding citizens?

Lead Ammo Measure Introduced in U.S. House, Senate

On April 14th, U.S. Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and John Thune (R-SD) and Representatives Jeff Miller (R-FL), Mike Ross (D-AR), Bob Latta (R-OH) and Heath Shuler (D-NC), introduced legislation to protect traditional lead ammunition and fishing tackle from a potential ban by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

NRA Files Suit Against Unconstitutional Ban on Carrying Firearms for Self-Defense in Illinois

Lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of Illinois' total ban on firearm carry for self-defense outside the home.

For Some Gun Owners, It's a New Year

In many states, July 1 marks the day that laws passed in the year's legislative sessions become effective. As a result, several states implemented noteworthy measures this week that affect the use and transportation of firearms by law-abiding gun owners.

Missouri Governor Signs "Laundry List" Gun Measure

It took multiple years, two hard-fought election cycles, and culminated with the overriding of a gubernatorial veto in 2003, so Missourians are anything but complacent when it comes to their right to carry concealed for personal protection.

Oregon Campus Gun Ban Overturned

As a result of a Sept. 28 ruling, Oregon concealed-carry permit holders may now legally carry handguns anywhere on public college grounds.

Handgun Rules Expanded for Bowhunters

Regulation changes effective in time for the beginning of the 2010 archery deer seasons now allow hunting archers in Alabama and North Carolina to carry handguns for personal protection while afield.

The Facts About SBRs

Short-barreled rifles (SBRs) are both popular and misunderstood in tactical shooting circles. They fall under guidelines established by the National Firearms Act of 1934 (NFA) and require registration before they can be legally possessed.

Wisconsin Extends CCW Reciprocity to 25 States

With Wisconsin's new handgun law set to become effective in a matter of days, state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced last week that citizens holding concealed-carry permits from 25 states will be recognized by the Badger State beginning Nov. 1, 2011.

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