Illinois Gun Dealers, ISRA, Push Back, Sue Over Gun Dealer Licensing Law – TTAG Gun Law Roundup

This is TTAG’s weekly roundup of legal and legislative news affecting guns, the gun business and gun owners’ rights.  Illinois Gun Dealer Oversight Law Challenged Last January, Illinois governor J. B. Pritzker signed into law a strict licensing regime for the state’s firearm dealers. It required any retailer selling guns in the state to go […]

New Zealand Aims Low in ‘Buy Back’ Expectations

So, New Zealand has a quarter-million gun owners with, by most estimates, upwards of two million guns. The government there recently banned most semi-autos following the Christchurch massacre.  And now, a local police superintendent describes himself as “ecstatic” that 150 gun owners turned in 224 guns. From NPR: New Zealand’s first gun buyback in the […]

BREAKING: Virginia Legislature Adjourns Special Gun Control Session Handing Gov. Northam Humiliating Defeat

Today, the Virginia Governor Ralph ‘Coonman‘ Northam suffered a humiliating defeat in his effort to politically exploit the Virginia Beach spree killing. He called the legislature to a special session to consider a host of radical gun control measures in an effort to capitalize on a tragedy and make some political hay in an election […]

Latest Attack on Gun Rights: Bill Would Impose Federal Penalties for State Preemption Laws

Preemption laws have become the target of anti-gun politicians, gun control organizations and their cheerleaders in the media. Local pols who want to impose their own special brand of civilian disarmament in the cities they control are frustrated that they’ve been thwarted by their states’ preemption laws, which prevent a patchwork of regulations that would […]

Florida Dem Quits Campaign After ‘I Personally Removed 77 Bullets From 32 People’ Claim

Elizabeth McCarthy (above, left) sought the Democrat nomination for Florida’s 28th House District on a campaign of gun control. In fact, she claimed she had personally removed 77 bullets from 32 people following the Pulse Nightclub attack in Orlando. But a little checking into her background raised…questions. And just like so many other stolen valor […]

Did Anyone Expect Anything Better from the Democrat Debates?

This is TTAG’s weekly roundup of legal and legislative news affecting guns, the gun business and gun owners’ rights.  The Dem Debates: Seriously, What Did You Expect? The Democrat presidential debates dominated media attention this week. I’ve always taken issue with characterizing these things as “debates” as when one thinks of a “debate,” one generally […]