Category Archives: State Laws

The Definitive Guide to Virginia’s Air Gun Laws

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Posted in Air Guns, Airsoft, BB Guns, Brandishing Statutes, Felons, Local Ordinances, Myths & Misconceptions, Paintball, Popular Culture, Public Parks, State Laws, Virginia | 95 Comments

New Virginia Gun Laws Taking Effect July 1st, 2012

Once again, the Virginia Citizens Defense League has delivered for Virginia gun owners.  Thanks to the tireless efforts of VCDL activists, the 2012 Legislative Session was even more of a rousing success than the 2011 Session.  Not only was every single … Continue reading

Posted in State Laws, Virginia | 7 Comments

Why the Avengers movie had to be set in New York City

“Freedom is life’s great lie. Once you accept that, in your heart… You will know peace.” – Loki (channeling Mayor Bloomberg) I don’t think that I am revealing any great secret when I say that I am a huge fan … Continue reading

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Does the Second Amendment protect non-violent felons?

The answer, according to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, is “No”. The court ruled today against Thomas Pocian, who, in 1986, was convicted of felony forgery. Subsequently, in 2008, Pocian shot two deer with a rifle borrowed from his father. … Continue reading

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New York City: Out-of-state guns are not the problem

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly both came out swinging in the sympathetic New York media yesterday after four police officers were injured by a violent ex-con in Brooklyn on Sunday. Quoting Kelly, the headline on … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse of Power, Bloomberg, General Civil Rights, Gun Control, Gun Trafficking, Law Enforcement Misconduct, Media Views on The Second Amendment, New York, State Laws, Trends in Crime | 8 Comments

Much needed improvements to FOPA introduced in Congress

Introduced by Representative Morgan Griffith (R-VA) and co-sponsored by Representatives Bill Owens (D-NY) and Ted Poe (R-TX), House Bill HR 4269 would make several much needed improvements to the interstate-transportation portion of the Firearm Owners’ Protection Act. The Firearm Owners’ Protection … Continue reading

Posted in Abuse of Discretion, Abuse of Power, Gun Control, New Jersey, New York, State Laws, Travel | 4 Comments

Maryland to appeal the ruling in Woollard v. Sheridan

As expected, the Maryland Attorney General’s office has filed a timely notice of appeal in the case of Woollard v Sheridan. The state had signalled their intention to appeal in a Motion For Immediate Stay Pending Appeal which they filed … Continue reading

Posted in Concealed Carry, Gun Control, Maryland, Permit Requirements, SAF Litigation, Second Amendment Case Law, State Laws | 11 Comments

Governor Walker to Sign Wisconsin Carry Bill Today

Today at 2:30 PM, in the Grand Lodge at 805 Creske Ave in Wausau, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will finally sign an historic carry bill bringing Wisconsin in line with the 48 other states which already have some form of concealed carry. … Continue reading

Posted in Concealed Carry, Self Defense, State Laws, Wisconsin | 2 Comments

Virginia AG Cuccinelli Says Carry Permits Trump UVA ‘No-Guns’ Policy

In response to an inquiry by Senator Emmett W. Hanger, Jr. (R – District 24), on July 1st Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli issued an opinion  addressing the constitutionality and validity of a University of Virginia policy banning  the “possession, storage or use … Continue reading

Posted in Administrative Regulations, Campus Carry, Concealed Carry, Open Carry, State Laws, Virginia | 8 Comments

Wyoming Joins the Ranks of Constitutional Carry

While Wyoming has never regulated the open carry of a firearm, concealed carry was regulated and required a permit issued by the state.  But not anymore.  Wyoming’s ‘Constitutional Carry’ bill went into effect today propelling Wyoming into the elite group … Continue reading

Posted in Concealed Carry, Constitutional Carry, State Laws, Wyoming | 3 Comments