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Gun show sales targeted again; Bill would require background checks on individual sales

By Maggie Shepard / Journal Staff Writer Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 at 12:05am ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Despite three years of unsuccessful efforts, proponents of tighter gun sale requirements in New Mexico are trying again to require background checks for sales at gun shows. Current state law does not require background checks for some gun sales […]

Police brace for 911 calls as open carry starts across Texas

By NAOMI MARTIN Staff Writer Published: 23 December 2015 11:32 PM Updated: 26 December 2015 11:30 AM Police across Texas are bracing for a spike in 911 calls when the state’s open carry law takes effect Jan. 1 and panicked citizens start seeing handguns on people’s hips. “For a while we’ll be in a transition […]

Christie pardons Marine over gun charge

Washington (CNN)New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Wednesday pardoned a Marine sergeant with New Hampshire ties over a gun charge. Sgt. Joshua Velez, a Massachusetts resident who works as recruiter in New England — including in the first-in-the-nation primary state — was arrested over Labor Day weekend after a traffic stop in the Garden State […]


By Claude Brodesser-Akner | NJ Advance Media for Email the author on December 22, 2015 at 8:05 AM, updated December 22, 2015 at 5:04 PM TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie is taking heat from both Democratic lawmakers and Second Amendment rights activists over a plan to broaden access to concealed carry permits in New […]

Va. GOP capitalizes on political backlash to handgun permit changes

By Jenna Portnoy December 23 RICHMOND — When Attorney General Mark R. Herring (D) incensed the gun rights community Tuesday by announcing that Virginia will no longer recognize out-of-state concealed-handgun permits, the state Republican Party moved fast. It sent out a fundraising blast, remade the party home page and tagged social media with #HerringHates2A. Nearly […]

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