D.C.’s Stance on Guns Changing

The D.C. Council is expected to have passed the Firearms Amendment Act of 2012 under expedited procedures so it can take effect this summer. The ordinance will do away with many of the expensive and time-consuming hurdles to registering a gun in the District that were put in place after the Supreme court’s decision. D.C. Council Chairman Kwame R. Brown, who will vote for the bill, has made a 180 on gun rights.   More here…

U.S. House Votes to Protect Hunting / Shooting on Public Land

(Columbus, Ohio) –With bipartisan support the U.S. House of Representatives today approved the most significant pro-sportsmen legislation in 15 years.  H.R. 4089, which passed by a vote of 274-146, is a package of high priority issues supported by every nationally prominent conservation and sportsmen’s organization.  The bill was supported by 235 Republicans and 39 Democrats.

Michigan H.R. 4089 Vote went this way:

Hansen Clarke (D-MI)Nay
John Conyers Jr. (D-MI)Nay
John Dingell (D-MI)Nay
Dale Kildee (D-MI)Nay
Sander Levin (D-MI)Nay
Gary Peters (D-MI)Nay
Justin Amash (R-MI)Yea
Dan Benishek (R-MI)Yea
Dave Camp (R-MI)Yea
Bill Huizenga (R-MI)Yea
Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI)Yea
Candice Miller (R-MI)Yea
Mike Rogers (R-MI)Yea
Fred Upton (R-MI)Yea
Tim Walberg (R-MI)Yea

Entitled The Sportsmen’s Heritage Act of 2012, H.R. 4089: Read more

Pistol-Free Zones in Michigan

Michigan Legislative Update Senate Bill 59.

The following is from MCRGO:

The most important legislation for legal gun owners since the Castle Doctrine and shall-issue is currently under consideration by the Michigan Legislature. The bill would eliminate county gun boards and allow all CPL holders to be exempt from pistol free zones after additional training. Read more

EPA Denies Latest Anti-Hunting Group Petition to Ban Traditional Ammunition

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Monday denied yet another frivolous petition by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) — an established anti-hunting group — calling for a ban on the traditional ammunition (containing lead-core components) for hunting and shooting. Read more

The LM8 Platform: Rail Platform For Today’s Battlefield

MILAN, IL – Lewis Machine & Tool Company (LMT®), an Illinois-based company that designs, prototypes and manufactures small arms, accessories and tooling components for the military, government, law enforcement, commercial manufacturers and responsible civilians introduce the new LM8 platform on two new rifle systems: the LM8MRP® and the LM8MWS®. Read more

New Gun Facility North of Detroit

“We are a firearms training center,”  William Kucyk said. “We don’t just throw guns across the counter. If you choose to own and a gun, you need to be educated and trained in that firearm.”   And, Mr. Kucyk is putting his money where his mouth is in a new facility north of Detroit.  I know they hate that in East Detroit, er, Eastpointe but that’s where it is.  More here…

Canada’s Long-Gun Registry is History

“The Firearms Act has been a thorn in the side of hunters, sport shooters,  farmers and heritage firearms enthusiasts for 17 years,” says Tony Bernardo of  the Canadian Shooting Sport Association. “We know the registry was a cheap  political ploy from a previous government that pretended to keep Canadians safe.  It wasn’t gun control, and it wasn’t designed to do anything but frustrate  honest, law-abiding firearms owners.”  Here’s more…

NSSF Invites Shooting Ranges to Apply for $400,000 in Grants

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation, the trade association for the firearms and ammunition industry, invites public and private shooting facilities to apply for up to $400,000 in grants that can assist in developing strategies to put more target shooters on their firing lines. Read more

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