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Texas: House Approves HB 910, NRA-Backed Open Carry Legislation

On Friday, the Texas House gave tentative approval to House Bill 910, NRA-supported open carry legislation sponsored by state Rep. Larry Phillips (R-Sherman), on a 96 to 35 vote.  HB 910 removes the requirement that Concealed Handgun Licensees (CHL) keep their handguns concealed and gives them the option of carrying them either wholly or partially visible in a belt or shoulder holster.   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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Maine: "Constitutional Carry" Work Session Scheduled for Friday

This Friday, April 24, at 9:00 am, the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will hold a work session in State House Room 436 on permitless/”constitutional carry,” as well as other pro- and anti-gun bills.  It is critical that you contact members of the CJPS Committee immediately and urge them to vote in accordance to NRA’s recommendations below: 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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Gun rights tops gun control in major public opinion shift

Exactly two years after President Obama’s bid for gun control following the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting died in Congress, a new poll has discovered a huge shift in public opinion to backing Second Amendment gun rights and away from controlling gun ownership. The reason: Americans now believe having a gun is the best way to protect against crime, 63 percent to 30 percent. Source: NRA News

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Media shoot first, correct later on NRA

You’d be hard-pressed to find an issue more misrepresented and manipulated by the American media than guns.For example, when this year’s National Rifle Association convention started at Nashville’s Music City Center on April 10, The New York Times ran a carefully timed piece discrediting the event because, as the editorial board wrote, “seventy-thousand people are expected to attend” and “not one of them will be allowed to come armed with guns that can actually shoot.” Source: NRA News

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A gun license surge in Mass.

The number of “license to carry” gun permits issued in Massachusetts spiked last year in anticipation of last summer’s passage of a sweeping gun control bill that tightened the state’s already strict firearms laws, according to a Globe analysis of state firearms data. Source: NRA News

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Minnesota: Fairly quietly, Minnesota House OKs silencers for guns

The Minnesota House overwhelmingly passed four gun rights bills Thursday, including a measure that would allow residents to own firearm silencers, also known as “suppression devices.” Source: NRA News

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Oklahoma: Gun ban shot down

District Judge Thad Balkman ruled Friday that the city of Norman cannot enforce the proposed gun ban set forth by the Norman Music Alliance during this year’s Norman Music Festival. Source: NRA News

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Oregon: Recall petitions over gun control put pressure on Dems

With Oregon Democrats moving forward on a bill to require background checks for private gun sales, the potential political backlash is becoming apparent. Source: NRA News

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New Oregon gun law will accomplish nothing

It’s hard to tell what Americans love more — guns or gun laws. We have plenty of both. That should say something about how ineffective gun laws are. Nevertheless, we will soon have yet another gun law here in Oregon. Source: NRA News

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Texas on the verge of allowing ‘open carry’ of handguns

Supporters said they were upholding constitutional rights and allowing greater liberty for gun owners that was long overdue. Though Texans can already openly carry long guns, such as rifles, the state has long banned the practice for handguns. The bill would align Texas with 44 other states that allow some open carry of handguns. 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