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Posted 1 year ago in Government gun rights by Josh Crank  
Ariz. Police Forced to Sell Guns Surrendered at Buyback Events

Local governments in Arizona will soon have to sell firearms surrendered at gun buyback events to licensed gun dealers. A bill signed into law by Gov. Jan Brewer prohibits public agencies from destroying the weapons, even if the melted-down guns would be repurposed for another use. The new law undermines what many see as the primary purpose of gun buybacks, which is to take guns out of circulation. But proponents of the law say it’s wasteful for the government to …

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With Terror Suspect Nearby, Would Bostonians Feel Safer With Guns? [Video]

An armed, terror suspect was on the loose the Boston suburbs, putting a million people in lockdown. Before Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured Friday night, authorities instructed residents to stay in their homes, behind locks and deadbolts, and to open their doors only to a uniformed police officer with proper credentials. The scene raised the question:  Would Bostonians feel and be safer if more of them had guns in their homes? The question comes at the end of a week when …

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Posted 1 year ago in Editors Picks gun rights by Aaron Kase  
Senate Rejects Bill To Close Gun Background Check Loophole

The U.S. Senate today rejected a bill that would have closed a major loophole in federal gun laws by subjecting firearm purchases made at gun shows and online to background checks. Currently, only purchases made from federally licensed  gun dealers require that buyers be cleared through the  FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Analysts estimate that 40 percent of all gun sales are not subjected to checks.  The background check amendment received a majority 54-46 vote in favor, but …

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Posted 1 year ago in gun rights by Betsy Kim  
6 Good Reasons to Limit Loaded Guns in Public [Infographic]

In Woollard v. Gallagher, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit ruled that the Second Amendment does not provide an unbridled right to bear arms beyond a person’s home. Furthermore, states can enact laws that require gun permit holders to have good and substantial reasons to wear, carry or transport firearms. The Court pointed out that limiting the carrying of guns in public protects people and reduces crime for the reasons shown in the Lawyers.com infographic below:

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Gun Lobbies Strike Out Third Time in Federal Court

Ray Woollard will have to keep his guns at home, now that the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Maryland can legally require him to state a “good and substantial reason” to carry a loaded handgun in public. He didn’t have a good reason and his request for a conceal carry permit was denied. The new appeals court ruling in Maryland marked the third time in four months that the federal courts have shot down attacks on …

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