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Alabama amendment would address gun ownership

Following moves in at least two other states, a proposed amendment to the Alabama Constitution would make owning firearms a fundamental right, and measures to control weapons would have to pass the toughest review by state courts. Like what you see here? Buy the book today and support this information and the gun law community. Thank you!

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California: Concealed weapons permits nearly double in O.C.

In the six months since Orange County began issuing concealed weapons permits under a relaxed standard, the number of people licensed to carry guns is close to doubling, and thousands more are awaiting approval. Like what you see here? Buy the book today and support this information and the gun law community. Thank you! Source: NRA News

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New Jersey: Bill introduced to grant discretion in gun cases

A Republican lawmaker says he has introduced a bill that would give discretion to New Jersey judges dealing with out-of-state gun owners. Source: NRA News

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Colorado: UPDATE on Castle Rock Open Carry Vote

Yesterday, the unofficial results of the Castle Rock special election were announced.  Referendum A, which prohibits the town manager from banning the open carrying of firearms in public parks, passed by 50.8%.  Referendum B, which requires a town vote before local officials are allowed to alter gun laws in Castle Rock, passed by 78%. Source: NRA News

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California: 2014 Legislative Session Scheduled to Adjourn this Sunday, August 31

There are only four days left of the 2014 California legislative session and you MUST call AND e-mail your state Senator and Assemblyman TODAY.  Respectfully urge him or her to OPPOSE all anti-gun legislation!  

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USC students use empty holsters to demand more protection from school

Jacob Smith carries an empty gun holster around the University of South Carolina’s campus as a political statement and he’s not alone. Source: NRA News

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Judge having spoken, D.C. officials consider allowing residents to carry guns

To carry or not to carry? That is no longer the question.One month after a federal judge’s ruling, District officials have conceded that the city’s long-standing ban on carrying guns in public must be scrapped and replaced with a new law that will allow at least some law-abiding city residents to bear arms on city streets. Source: NRA News

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USC students use empty holsters to demand more protection from school

Jacob Smith carries an empty gun holster around the University of South Carolina’s campus as a political statement and he’s not alone.

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California: Anyone convicted of domestic violence can draw permanent gun ban

Anyone convicted of domestic violence in California will be permanently barred from possessing a gun even if no physical injury was inflicted, a state appeals court has ruled. Source: NRA News

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California Senate passes gun restraining order

The legislation would make California the first state to let family members and law enforcement officers ask a judge to issue temporary restraining orders preventing people from possessing a firearm when a person poses a threat. Source: NRA News

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR Bryan L. Ciyou is a trial and appellate attorney at the Indianapolis law firm of Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. He earned his BA with distinction and graduated through the honors program, along with his JD,... Read More