New York Bill Would Require Handgun License Renewal

When Jiverly Wong walked into a Binghamton immigrant services center this month and killed 13 people, he was legally permitted to have the 9 mm and .45-caliber handguns used in the rampage. But that might not have been the case if state law had required him to periodically renew his gun license, contends (sic) two legislators proposing an end to what they call New York's dangerous lifetime permit system.

Police Stop Man For Carrying Gun Out In Open

As WISN 12 News was interviewing a West Allis (Wisconsin) man about his past arrest for carrying a gun in the open, police confronted him again Tuesday night -- one day after the state's attorney general ruled it's legal.

Obama Pushing Treaty To Ban Reloading

It's called the Inter-American Convention Against Illicit Manufacturing of and Trafficking in Firearms, Ammunition, Explosives, and Other Related Materials. Illicit manufacturing of firearms is defined as assembly of firearms or ammunition without a license. Hence, reloading ammunition -- or putting together a lawful firearm from a kit -- is clearly illicit manufacturing.

Lautenberg Renews Push to Shut Gun Show ‘Loophole’

Several high-ranking senators led by Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) on Tuesday relaunched their push to require gun sellers to conduct background checks on purchases of all types of guns at state gun shows.

Concealed Carry: Press Association Wins Gun Permit Issue

When the smoke cleared away on the final night of the legislative session, the West Virginia Press Association held the winning hand in a duel over guns and the public's right to know who is toting concealed firearms.

Rush to Carry Guns in Open is Not Likely

Madison gun owner Auric Gold said he often carries a handgun in a holster while walking in his east side neighborhood, a right that attorney general J.B. Van Hollen affirmed in a memorandum to prosecutors on Monday.

The Real Lesson of Columbine

Several of my colleagues are today observing the tenth anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado. As we look back on that terrible day, many Americans try to sort out what led to the event, and what might be done in the future to prevent another such tragedy. The answer is alarmingly simple, and nobody is going to like it.

Wisconsin: Open Carrying of Firearms Legal

Openly carrying a gun on the street or in a store will attract plenty of attention, particularly from police, but is perfectly legal, according to an advisory issued Monday by Wisconsin state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.

Concealed Carry: TacoMac Robbery Thwarted

The first-ever attempted robbery at a TacoMac restaurant didn't go as planned for a would-be robber when one of the managers on duty fired back.

NRA: WH Pushing to Reinstate Gun Ban

A top National Rifle Association official said the Obama administration is using the increased publicity surrounding drug cartels in Mexico as an opportunity to push for reinstating the ban on semi-assault weapons.

50-year-old Article Outlines Real ‘Homeland Security’

I've always disliked the term Homeland Security, from the very first time I heard George Bush utter it in a national address. There's just something Motherland/Fatherland creepy about it, and the recent DHS reports on rightwing extremism and southbound weapons smuggling confirm the fascist touch that seems to accompany everything the federal government oversees.

Churches and Guns Must Mix

Churches and Guns Must Mix: Author Charl Van Wyk, who shot back at terrorists attacking a church meeting, will be touring the U.S. with tales of his African ministry, including his first-hand experience with Christian churches that aren't prepared to defend themselves.

Student Groups Divided On Right To Carry Guns On Campus

Philip Axelrod and Sara Adler say they don't want to be defenseless targets.

Senate Must Reject Inter-American Arms Treaty

Obama has a new trick up his sleeve to ram gun control: Subvert the legislative process by ratifying an international treaty that would require anyone who reloads their own ammo to have a government license. And that's only the tip of the iceberg.

Interior to Review Guns in Parks Policy

The Obama administration says it will not appeal a federal court ruling that prohibits carrying loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges.

Concealed Carry: Wife Shoots Husband in Self-Defense

A local woman's act of self-defense might have saved her life and the lives of four family members, the Winter Haven Police Department reported. According to police, a Winter Haven man who threatened early Tuesday to shoot and kill members of his family instead was shot by his wife.

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