Gun News from Around the Web: Week of Feb 28, 2011
The left has permanently lost the argument on gun control. Despite their best efforts to take advantage of the tragic shooting in Arizona to promote pointless restrictions on things like the size of handgun magazines, the propaganda campaign is unlikely to go anywhere. Instead, the right to keep and bear arms continues to gain steam as state lawmakers around the country are enacting measures that would have been unthinkable not so long ago.
More women are buying guns and enrolling in firearm training classes — good for gun sellers but a cause for concern among gun-control advocates.
The Coen Brothers’ “True Grit” is up for the Best Picture Oscar on Sunday. It’s the only one of the 10 nominees that’s a real “shoot ‘em up” flick. At The National Rifle Association’s National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Va., you can see a vast collection of famous Hollywood guns, including the Winchester used in the 1969 “True Grit” movie.
EUSTIS — Shawn Wells has devoted 26 years to competitive rifle shooting, and the skills he has honed over those years recently helped him capture two national titles and set a national record while competing in the 2010 National Rifle Association’s National Championships competitions.
SPRINGFIELD — Proponents of a law that would allow Illinoisans to carry concealed weapons think they’ve got a good shot at getting the legislation passed this year.
MURFREESBORO — We might think high school girls have hobbies that typically include shopping, hanging out at their friends’ houses and spending hours on the phone. But, for 16-year-old Olivia Zocco of Rockvale, her hobbies include outdoor firing ranges, gun safety and the National Rifle Association.
March 2, 2011 (CHICAGO) (WLS) — Ill. Attorney General Lisa Madigan and state police are at odds over whether registered gun owners’ names should be made public.
The NRA sued the NOPD for seizing weapons from local homeowners. Not surprisingly, the Post-Katrina Act explicitly spells out both the rights of gun owners and the limitations of law enforcement officers who try to seize a citizen’s weapon during a disaster.
Legislation that would constitutionally protect the right to hunt has been approved by the Senate State and Local Government Committee. The measure, backed by the National Rifle Association, would allow Kentucky voters to decide whether to amend the state Constitution to provide a guarantee that the right to hunt could not be taken away.