Virginia Protests Highlight the Debate Over the PR Value of Open Carry

On Monday, the House of Delegates advanced the assault-style ban to its final reading, with Democratic lawmakers contending that it will not infringe on anybody’s Second Amendment rights. Republicans argue otherwise, saying it would criminalize ownership of some magazines, even after Democrats tempered penalties to a misdemeanor. At one point, police escorted protesters out of […]

Illinois State Police Director Wants FOID Fee Increase While Legislature Siphons Off Millions in Gun Owners’ Money

As we’ve reported, the state of Illinois has siphoned off tens of millions of dollars of revenue from the Illinois State Police that was designated to fund the processing of firearms owners ID cards and concealed carry licenses. That money was diverted from its authorized use to into other parts of the Land of Lincoln’s […]

After 50% Tax Failed, CT State Rep. Proposes 35% Ammunition Tax to Fund ‘Gun Violence’ Prevention

My first bill of the 2020 session is a proposal to increase funds for gun violence prevention & reduction efforts in CT cities by establishing a 35% excise tax on ammunition. #gunsense #enough pic.twitter.com/SGa9eSeHLg — Jillian Gilchrest (@Jilchrest) February 10, 2020 Last year, Connecticut State Rep. Jillian Gilchrest proposed a 50% ammunition tax, but that […]

ASA: Virginia Suppressor Ban Passes House With Grandfathering

From the American Suppressor Association . . . This afternoon the Virginia House of Delegates voted 51 – 48 in favor of passing House Bill 961, Delegate Mark Levine’s (D-45) “assault firearm” and suppressor ban. All 45 Republican Delegates voted against the bill. They were joined by Del. Lee Carter (D-50), Del. Steve Heretick (D-79), and Del. Rosalyn […]