NRA Files Appeal of Ruling on Handgun Sales Age Limits

On Sept. 29, a federal judge in the Northern District of Texas decided in favor of the federal government in a case brought by the NRA challenging the federal restriction on the purchase of handguns by 18-20 year old adults. The case is far from over, as the NRA has already filed an appeal.

In the case, Jennings v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the NRA and a group of responsible young adults argued that since 18-20 year olds are considered adults for virtually every other purpose, such as voting and military service, adults in this age group should also be able to purchase handguns from licensed dealers. Read more

House Crime Subcommittee Holds Hearing on National Right-to-Carry Bill

Friday, September 16, 2011

On Tuesday, Sept. 13, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security held a hearing on H.R. 822, the National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011.

The bill, introduced earlier this year by Congressmen Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) and cosponsored by more than 240 of their colleagues, would enable millions of permit holders to exercise their right to self-defense while traveling outside their home states. Read more

Tasers and Stun Guns May Become Legal in Michigan

Michigan residents with permits to carry concealed pistols also could carry stun guns or Tasers under a measure approved 35-3 on Tuesday by the state Senate. The measure now goes to the House.

Under the Senate legislation, laws that cover the use and licensing of concealed handguns also would apply to stun guns or Tasers. That includes certain no-carry zones such as schools and stadiums.

Michigan would join 43 other states that let residents carry stun guns under certain circumstances. Michigan law has banned the use of stun guns since 1976, with exceptions for police and some other personnel.

1 85 86 87