Yesterday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a measure which allows family members to ask judges to remove firearms from relatives who appear to pose a threat. Prior to the measure’s passage, Connecticut, Indiana and Texas were the only states where law enforcement officials could seek a judge’s order allowing them to seize guns from people they deem to be a danger. The California measure expands the scope by allowing relatives to seek the same restraining orders. Under the bill, whomever seeks the restraining order would be required to sign an affidavit under oath. Falsifying an affidavit is a misdemeanor. A court hearing is mandated within 14 days of the order’s issuance to allow the gun owner a chance to argue they pose no danger. Previously, officials could only seize guns from those convicted of felonies, violent misdemeanors, under a domestic violence restraining order or determined to be mentally unstable.
Sam Paredes, executive director of Gun Owners of California says the organization feels the law “just misses the mark and may create a situation where law-abiding gun owners are put in jeopardy.” Brown also signed SB505, a companion measure that will require law enforcement officials to develop policies that encourage officers to search the state’s database of gun purchases as a regular part of routine welfare checks.
Bad guys in Ohio get some of their own deadly medicine. Video here…
Kim Weeks is standing up to Bloomberg’s gun control agenda. Watch NRA’s latest ad and read Kimberly’s message below.
A MESSAGE FROM KIMBERLY WEEKS
My name is Kimberly Weeks and I am a survivor of violent crime. I’m not just another statistic; I could be you, your mother, your sister, your wife, your daughter, or your friend. I was given a second chance at life and I want to make each minute count. I am giving a voice to every American who wants to exercise their Second Amendment rights and protect themselves and their family how they see fit.
A billionaire with armed guards does not know how it feels to be totally defenseless at the mercy of an evil person who holds your life in their hands. Continue reading
With Michigan’s archery deer season set to begin Oct. 1, the Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters of recent changes to the state’s hunting license structure.
The new license structure – authorized by the Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder in 2013 – took effect March 1, 2014.
Among the most significant changes affecting deer hunters, a base license is now required for all hunters. The base license provides critical funding for habitat and conservation work on both public and private land and supports the work of conservation officers and field staff to ensure safe, legal hunting practices are followed. The purchase of a base license includes small game hunting. Whether they choose to hunt small game or not, hunters’ base license dollars will be used to enhance and expand hunting opportunities, which benefits hunters of all species. Continue reading
Are you up to speed on the deer hunting regulations for this season? Curious about the additional hunting opportunities available to you this fall? Ever wonder about the most common hunting violations that conservation officers see? These issues and more are covered in our latest video, Fall Hunting Preview: Opportunity and Regulations Roundtable. So sit back with a warm beverage on a cool fall afternoon to watch the video from beginning to end, or click the times listed in the video description to view individual topics that catch your interest. Continue reading
Overland Park, Kan. – Bushnell is proud to announce that Bushnell Tactical Team member Tom Fuller and his partner Dave Steinbach were the winning team in the 2014 Competition Dynamics Sniper Adventure Challenge which was held September 5-7, 2014 in Douglas Wyoming.
The Sniper Adventure Challenge is a “Tactical Adventure Race” that requires the two-man teams to navigate over 25 miles on foot to complete the course while preforming a series of tasks along the way. During the grueling course each team was put into a variety of skill testing situations with long-range rifles, pistols or carbines, to land navigation to problem-solving. Physical challenges, field craft, communication, target recognition, memory, and other tasks rounded out the event… Continue reading
Michigan Department of Natural Resources conservation officers are seeking information regarding a tundra swan that was illegally shot and killed in Baraga County during the last weekend of September. Continue reading
GW: More wasted taxpayers’ money because of the Equal Access to Justice Act. Why? Because Senator Reid will not let reform to come to a vote, despite the efforts of the House. Why? Because animal rights whackos are part of his base.
MISSOULA, Mont.-The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation maintains a ruling that restores federal protections to wolves in Wyoming is basically a technicality that can easily be fixed on Wyoming’s end. The State of Wyoming is in the process of adopting an emergency rule to do so.
U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson ruled out of her Washington D.C. courtroom that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) was wrong to rely on Wyoming’s non-binding promises to maintain a buffer above the FWS minimum of 10 breeding pair and at least 100 wolves outside of Yellowstone Park and the Wind River Indian Reservation. Montana and Idaho initially had the 10 breeding pair and 100 wolf minimum, but a 50 percent “buffer” of 15 breeding pairs and 150 wolves was implemented for those two states.
The plaintiffs argued the following four points about the Wyoming wolf population, and they were denied a favorable ruling by Judge Jackson relative to the first three:
Wolves have not recovered.
Wolves are at risk because of a lack of genetic connectivity.
Wyoming allowing wolves to be treated as a predator in some areas does not meet the Endangered Species Act requirements of protections over a significant part of the species’ range.
Wyoming’s current regulatory mechanism to insure a population of more than 10 breeding pair and 100 wolves is inadequate and represents a non-binding promise.
“There are some silver linings within this ruling handed down from Judge Jackson as she ruled against three claims made by the plaintiffs including confirmation of the fact that Wyoming’s wolf population has recovered and is not endangered,” said David Allen, RMEF president and CEO. “We anticipate Wyoming will be able to fix the issue with how its wolf management plan is written to satisfy the court.” Continue reading
Tuesday, November 4 is Election Day in Michigan. Your NRA Political Victory Fund has rated, and in some cases, endorsed, candidates in the upcoming federal and state election. These candidate ratings can now be found at the NRA-PVF website. Before casting your vote on November 4, please visit this site to learn who will best protect your Second Amendment rights and hunting heritage in Lansing.
Be sure to encourage your family, friends, fellow gun owners and sportsmen in Michigan to support and vote for candidates who support your Second Amendment rights on Tuesday, November 4.
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