Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed two bills into law that will eliminate county gun boards in the state by the end of the year. This makes Michigan a true "shall issue" state, as any applicant who does not fail a standard background check will be granted a concealed pistol license.
Over the past few years pressure to do away with carry permit requirements altogether has grown. Four states, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, and Wyoming, have joined Vermont by adopting what has become known as "Constitutional Carry." Legislators in additional states are introducing bills to do the same.
The mini action on this new Howa rifle cycles just a hair over 6 inches and weighs only 10.2 ounces, 12 percent shorter than short action bolts. This makes the rifle not only quicker and easier to cycle due to the shorter bolt throw, it saves precious ounces, too.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted unanimously to striking "silencer-equipped" from the state’s list of prohibitions in General Rules of Taking Game, making their use legal for hunting deer, gray squirrels, rabbits, wild turkeys, quail, and crow.
An Oregon Senate committee will hear public testimony on a proposal by gun-control advocates to require a background check any time someone sells or gives a firearm to another person who isn't a relative.
The tournament is expected to draw competitors from 60 countries. “...we're hosting people from all over the world. Everything we do may seem strange to them, and many of their customs may seem strange to us,” officials said.
It could be a good year for gun rights and gun owners. The state Legislature is proposing to make Florida one of the few states offering tax breaks for purchasers of guns, ammunition and gun club memberships.
A Colorado lawmaker who has called for the state to add a summer month to the hunting season for black bears will instead try to persuade officials to study bear overpopulation and how to reduce conflicts with humans.
The 2015 Louisiana turkey season could provide a bumper crop for hunters looking for a free meal. Bad weather last winter meant fewer than the normal number of birds were taken, so hunters who missed a bird in 2014 should have better luck this time around.
The ATF giveth and the ATF taketh away. That’s the moral of the story of the SB-15 Pistol Stabilizing Brace which launched a revolution in the AR-style pistol market that in less than one year has collapsed into uncertainty.