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Multiple gun battles being waged by California attorney Michel
It’s a busy time to be a gun rights attorney in a state with some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country. Dozens of gun battles are being fought in California courts right now. Many involve the Southern California law firm led by Chuck Michel, whom opponents at the San Francisco-based Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence call the "NRA's star litigator." Michel, 56, has spent most of the last two decades defending gun owners.
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Court to review ruling to permit concealed weapons in California
San Francisco Chronicle
In a crucial case for gun laws in California, a federal appeals court set aside its year-old ruling that would allow any law-abiding person in the state to carry a concealed handgun recently and ordered a new hearing before an 11-judge panel. The February 2014 decision, which has not taken effect, said California's current concealed-weapons permit law violates the constitutional right of self-defense under the Second Amendment.
California teachers demand a gun-free retirement
California teachers put out an emotional plea, holding a protest recently at the California State Teachers Retirement System headquarters in West Sacramento. CalSTRS has a portfolio of $190.8 billion and is the second-largest public pension fund in the United States, behind only CalPERS, California's Public Employee Retirement System. But many of those teachers are upset that part of their pensions are invested in guns.
WWII vet reaquires duffel bag lost on Normandy Beach
It's been 70 years since then Staff Sgt. Waymon Blundell jumped onto the beach at Normandy. But, the World War II vet still draws a crowd with his stories… and that's exactly what he was doing recently. A favorite WWII tale involves the duffel bag he lost during the D-day jump.
A fix for jobless vets? Make them entrepreneurs
The U.S. unemployment rate has fallen to 5.5 percent — the lowest since 2008 — according to the latest figures, but one segment of the population isn't cheering just yet. Military veterans are almost twice as likely as nonveterans to start their own business, but their unemployment rate stands at 6.7 percent as of February, and has been consistently higher than the national average, according to the Small Business Administration.
'Guntry clubs': A new range of luxury
At Elite Shooting Sports in Manassas, Virginia, gun clubs have gone upscale. It's outfitted with leather chairs, shops and a snack bar, and the gun industry affectionately calls it a "guntry club." The facility is 65,000 square feet of bright lights, polished wood, flat screen TVs and state-of-the-art equipment. "It was our intent to appeal to a diverse group of shooters," owner Greg Wodack said.
Range safety: 4 important rules to follow
By Ken Jolly
As an NRA-certified range safety officer, I take range safety seriously. Guns are dangerous, and people can be dumb or careless. Whenever I shoot, I am always refreshing and practicing safety rules in addition to my drills. As I explain to my students, the quickest way to fail my course is to shoot the instructor. Here are four simple, but important shooting rules to follow.
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Sheriff: Morse's gun in his office determined to be 'nonissue'
An issue investigated by the California attorney general's office into whether Merced County District Attorney Larry Morse II violated any laws by storing a firearm in his office is considered closed, Merced Sheriff Vern Warnke said. Warnke said state prosecutors did not present a formal report on the matter, only informing the sheriff that Morse’s firearm question was not an issue they would pursue.
Orange County sheriff tightens rules on concealed weapons, angering some who want to carry guns
Orange County Register
Orange County sheriff Sandra Hutchens is back to making it tough for people to get concealed weapon permits, a shift that figures to leave a few thousand people in gun limbo. For the last year, after a federal appeals court said the rules on concealed weapons in Orange County were too tough, Hutchens offered a more relaxed policy that allowed people to get a permit without a specific reason. But recently, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals made a second decision, this time that the full 14-judge panel will hear the gun issue. That essentially erased the earlier ruling.
Gun stores expect impact from permit-less concealed carry
With the governor's signature, Kansans 21 and older will be allowed to carry concealed firearms without a permit. But it's a dropped requirement that's drawing recent opposition. Residents seeking to carry will no longer need eight hours of firearm training. Gun stores say they don't think this new law will create a surge in gun sales, but with no required training their courses could take a big hit.
More guns = less crime; California style
Very little is predictable in crazy California. But anyone familiar with gun control advocate spin tactics could have predicted that the civilian disarmament groups would be spewing their morning lattes after learning that last year the Golden State actually had way more handguns, and much less crime. Imagine that.
Outdoor Channel's first documentary looks at gun-free zones
The Outdoor Channel's first documentary, "Safe Haven: Gun-Free Zones in America," hosted by Fox News contributor and Townhall editor Katie Pavlich, explores whether or not gun-free zones are effective, and goes into detail on the controversy over campus carry.
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