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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.

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.

Legislative Scorecard

As lawmakers in many states begin to wrap-up the year's legislative sessions, firearm-related bills continue to see lots of action in statehouses across the country.

Is Illinois' FOID Policy Discriminatory?

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

Suppressors Aren't Silencers

In recent weeks, lawmakers in Washington state and Kansas approved legislation allowing the use of sound suppressors in accordance with federal law.

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).

The Evolution of Sheep

While the simple act of watching your local evening news should be enough to confirm our world is far from a safe place, I repeatedly find myself perplexed at how most people respond with ambivalence, denial, indifference and even ridicule.

Grand Canyon State Gets an Official Six-Shooter

Arizona became the second state to officially proclaim a state firearm this year, as Gov. Jan Brewer signed legislation on April 28 naming the Colt Single Action Army revolver as the state gun.

Wait 'til Next Year, Illinois

Illinois House Bill 148 fails to win the required super-majority, to the disappointment of gun owners in the state.

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.

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