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2nd Amendment

With the latest mass shooting in Orlando the gun control debate is back with a vengeance.  One common argument is that the 2nd Amendment was meant only for muskets and did not apply to modern repeating rifles.  By that logic we should only be allowed to exercise our 1st Amendment rights with a quill pen and ink pot, right?  That’s […]

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Can I Gift a Firearm?

Can I Gift a Firearm?

Can I Gift a Firearm? Christmas has come and gone. 2014 proved to be an unprecedented year for gun sales. 1,803,397 firearms were purchased in November alone, according to the number of firearm background checks initiated through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Whether you bought a gun for someone else or you were given one from Santa, […]

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New CHL Legislation

New CHL Legislation   The information below is a brief summary of Concealed Handgun License (CHL)-related bills passed by the 83rd Texas Legislature. House Bill 3142    Effective: Immediately Relating to handguns used to demonstrate proficiency in handgun use for purposes of obtaining a CHL. The category of the handgun used for proficiency demonstration is no longer required, whether a semi-automatic […]

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Illinois FOID Card

In 1968 Illinois passed the Firearm Owners Identification Act (430 ILCS65/) which requires any Illinois RESIDENT who wishes to own, possess, or purchase a firearm or ammunition to be registered as a valid Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) cardholder.  This is entirely separate from an Illinois concealed carry permit and without a valid FOID card no concealed carry permit will be […]

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Connecticut gun law upheld

Connecticut gun law upheld – Connecticut passed some of the nations most restrictive gun laws after the Sandy Hook shooting.  In January of 2014 a federal judge upheld the law despite acknowledging that it infringed on the Second Amendment rights of gun owners who sued to block the new laws.  U.S. District Judge Alfred Covello stated that the law was […]

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