Building on national momentum to relax concealed carry laws in restrictive jurisdictions, 19 states have joined an appeal to force New Jersey to relax its rules on obtaining a permit to carry a handgun.
Legislators in Connecticut are expressing concern over the low number of gun owners who registered now banned semi-automatic rifles, prompting some groups to push for confiscating previously legal firearms from as many as 100,000 residents.
Researchers now have better data on where whitetail bucks disappear to during the rut, whether does really are more vigilant than bucks, and how to treat acorn trees to maximize the food they provide for deer.
Lawmakers didn't have it take effect immediately. That means the effective date will be 90 days after the legislative session ends this fall, which rules out a wolf hunt until next year at the earliest.