May 2014 Firearms Sales Checks Second Highest May on Record

The May 2014 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 877,655 is the second highest May on record for the system, even with a decrease of 9.9 percent compared to the May 2013 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 974,457. For comparison, the unadjusted May 2014 NICS figure of 1,476,318 reflects a 3.6 percent increase from the unadjusted NICS figure of 1,424,450 in...

Not-so-stupid criminals targeting gun-labeled vehicles parked outside "gun-free" zones

We all love those “Stupid Criminal” stories, like the guy pretending to cash a check before pulling a gun and robbing the bank – leaving the check and his driver’s license on the counter, or the guys who broke into the gun store by breaking a hole in the roof only to find all of the guns locked in safes, the windows barred, the alarm going off, and no ladder to get back up through the hole… But,...

HSUS and Codefendants Agree to Historic $15.75 Million Settlement

In a landmark settlement, Feld Entertainment, Inc., operator of the Ringling Brothers Circus, has recovered $15.75 million in attorney fees from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and their codefendants. The settlement stems from a lawsuit filed against Feld Entertainment in 2000 alleging mistreatment of federally protected Asian elephants. In order to establish “standing” to sue, the...

U.S. House Passes Appropriations Bill Containing a Number of Pro-Gun General Provisions

We reported earlier [last] month on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approving the FY15 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill. The bill then moved on to the floor of the U.S. House where, on Thursday, May 29, it was passed by a vote of 321-87. The bill contains a number of pro-gun general provisions, including: Sec. 215 --Prohibits Gun Walking Operations--and stops the Obama...

Op-Ed: Federal agencies arming at alarming rate

Editor's Note: The following article was originally published in the Lima News. Republished with permission. There was another mass shooting. This was, predictably, followed by calls from the gun-grabbers to disarm law-abiding citizens and the penning of another ill-informed but sanctimonious column from Leonard Pitts of the Miami Herald who once said, I kid you not, that blacks can’t be racists...

Ask Your U.S. Representative to Cosponsor and Support H.R. 2959 – "The Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013"

The "Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2013" ( H.R. 2959 )--introduced in the U.S. House by Reps. Richard Nugent (R-Fla.) and Jim Matheson (D-Utah)--would allow any person who is not prohibited from possessing or receiving a firearm under federal law and who has a valid concealed firearm permit, to carry a concealed handgun in any state that issues its own residents permits to carry concealed...

Toledo ABC report proves need for HB 454 (Rule Modification for Concealed Carry in School Zones)

A recent report filed by WTVG (ABC Toledo) on committee passage of HB 454 (Rule Modification for Concealed Carry in School Zones) inadvertently made a perfect case for why this legislation needs to be passed quickly. From the report : If you legally carry a gun, it still has to be locked in the car if you're on school grounds! There's been some confusion about the law, so an Ohio House committee...


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