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New Bill To Prevent Stalkers and Exes from Buying Guns

Here’s a tough question: Is it okay to deny gun rights by extending the definition of domestic abuse to non-married exes and stalkers? On one hand, your targeting a specific group of people who have a clearly defined link to aggressive behavior. On the other hand, you’re denying Constitutional rights to yet another group of […]

‘Gun Violence Tax’ Has Opposite Effect

President and CEO of the National Shooting Sports Foundation Larry Keane recently pinned a scathing dismissal of Seattles “Gun Violence Tax.” This tax was passed back in 2015 and assesses are large fee on the sale of firearms and ammunition. Seattle lawmakers had hoped this ill-advised tax would curb firearm violence. The money produced from […]

VEPR Banned from US after New Sanctions

On Tuesday, June 20th, President Trump’s Treasury Department increased economic sanctions against Russia and Russian companies. This news came as relations between the US and Russia have grown more stressed over the past months. The economic sanctions went into effect while President Trump was meeting with the Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Among the new companies […]

Important Laws for Texas Gun Owners

The 85th Texas Legislature adjourned on May 29, and in the session, legislators passed several bills that enhance gun-owners’ rights in the state. Following are descriptions of several bills that have passed the Legislature and have either been signed or are awaiting Gov. Abbott’s signature: H.B. 1819 Purpose: Creates Texas Penal Code § 46.05(a)(7) which states that firearm […]