Ohio: NICS Compliant Standard Now Recognized for All Valid Ohio Concealed Handgun License Holders

Yesterday, Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that Ohioans who possess a valid concealed handgun license no longer have to submit themselves to additional background checks when purchasing firearms.  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) published an open letter to Ohio Federal Firearm Licensees (FFLs) notifying them that, effective immediately, they may accept a valid Ohio concealed handgun license issued on or after March 23, 2015 in lieu of conducting a background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). 

Katie Couric stands by ‘Under the Gun’ as director apologizes for misleading edit

The director of a new documentary about gun violence says she is sorry for a misleading scene that makes gun rights activists seem stumped by one of interviewer Katie Couric’s questions.

Audiotape: Katie Couric documentary falsely depicts gun supporters as ‘idiots’

Nearly 10 seconds of silence, as if no one has an answer to Couric’s rather straightforward question. The scene comes from “Under the Gun,” a film written, produced and directed by Stephanie Soechtig and narrated by Couric, the global anchor for Yahoo News; Couric also serves as executive producer. The session depicted in the video above features Couric and members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League, a group whose motto is “Defending Your Right to Defend Yourself.”And to hear the VCDL tell the story, those awkward seconds are a fabrication, a byproduct of deceptive editing. To prove the point, VCDL President Philip Van Cleave has released an audiotape of the session, which is available on the site of the Washington Free Beacon as part of a story by Stephen Gutowski.

Audio of Katie Couric Interview Shows Editing Slant in Gun Documentary, Site Claims

A conservative news site posted what it said was audio proof that filmmakers behind a documentary about the gun control debate deliberately edited video to portray gun-rights activists as unable to answer questions about background checks.

NRA convention had $53 M. economic impact

The National Rifle Association convention and trade show held in Louisville last week had an economic impact estimated by the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau at a whopping $53 million.

State of Ohio makes it easier for people to buy guns

Ohio is making it easier for people to buy guns.The state will no longer require background checks for people buying guns if they already have a valid concealed-carry permit.

Alabama: Right-to-Carry permits now free for retired military

A new law doing away with fees for concealed carry permits for retired military personnel has earned Alabama the praise of the National Rifle Association.

Illinois: Senate votes to let non-resident military members get concealed-carry licenses

Non-resident members of the military are a step closer to being allowed to possess an Illinois concealed-carry license, thanks to a bill that the state Senate passed on Wednesday.

D.C. Denies That It Ordered Cops to Ignore a Court Order Requiring them To Not Reject Gun Carry Permit Requests for Lack of “Good Reason”

Devin Watkins wrote at The Federalist today that an officer accepting his application for a concealed carry permit in D.C. told him outright that he’d been told by the city’s Attorney General’s office to ignore a recent court order overturning an old requirement that a permit receiver must have a “good reason” to get his permit.

A new Second Amendment masquerade

To suggest that President Obama and his managers downplayed the president’s lifelong hostility to the private ownership of firearms during his 2012 re-election campaign is an understatement. His campaign went so far as to air ads in firearms-friendly areas featuring the president arguing that he was a lifelong supporter of Second Amendment rights and pledging that he would not “take” your shotgun, rifle or pistol. A sycophantic media horde supported him on this with Chris Matthews declaring that the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre was “clinically insane” if he actually believed Mr. Obama would go after the Second Amendment.

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