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Virginia gun sales set a new high for Black Friday as the number of firearms sold statewide continues to soar and is just days away from setting an annual record….
President Obama’s determination to pass gun-control laws in his second term continues to drive people to the gun dealers. The number of National Instant Background Checks (NICS) run on Black Friday 2013 was the sixth-most in history at 144,758, according to the FBI. …
Despite passing some of the strongest gun control restrictions in the nation, Colorado is reporting strong gun sales this Black Friday. According to Ryan Parker of the Denver Post, 3,382 criminal background checks for firearm sales were processed by the end of the day. “Although the volume was high,” Parker wrote, “fewer applicat…
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California: Pleasant Hill City Council AGAIN Postpones Consideration of Stringent Requirements on Firearm Sales to November 4
On October 21, the Pleasant Hill City Council once again went in circles trying to decide what to do with an ordinance that would require all firearms dealers to obtain a police-issued permit from the City of Pleasant Hill and to comply with various burdensome requirements in order to lawfully sell firearms and ammunition in the City. For an explanation of what this proposed ordinance would do, please click here.
The National Rifle Association, along with the firearms industry’s primary trade organization, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), is reporting the NICS system is continuing to perform background checks and that retail firearms sales have not been affected by the shutdown, which began Oct. 1.
“Law enforcement activities are designated as essential services and do not shut down even if the Congress and President fail to agree on funding legislation. The NICS system will continue to operate,” the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action website reported.
The Pleasant Hill City Council is scheduled to consider an ordinance at a public hearing this Monday, September 30, that would require all firearms dealers to obtain a police-issued permit from the City of Pleasant Hill in order to lawfully sell firearms and ammunition in the City. Drafted by Mayor Michael Harris and Councilmember David Durant, this proposed ordinance seeks to formalize the procedure and requirements for obtaining such permits.
Despite the fact that 42 other states allow their residents to purchase rifles and shotguns in any state, provided that the purchase or transfer of the long gun complies with state and federal law, Wisconsin only allows their residents to purchase long guns in bordering or contiguous states.
Last weekend marked the fifth year Louisiana held an annual Second Amendment Sales Tax Holiday during the first full weekend of September, when all types of firearms, ammunition and hunting gear sold in the Bayou State were exempt from state and local taxes for three days.
Now, a state senator in neighboring Texas is calling for the passage of a bill to implement a similar event in the Lone Star State.
The Richmond Times-Dispatch reported that major crime involving guns in the Commonwealth collectively dropped for a fourth consecutive year in 2012, while firearm sales reached a new record with 490,119 guns purchased in 444,844 transactions—a 16-percent increase over the previous year.
Meanwhile, based on Virginia State Police data, the total number of major reported crimes committed with all types of firearms during the same period in Virginia decreased 5 percent, from 4,618 offenses in 2011 to 4,378 last year.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a gun control measure into law on Sunday that expands background checks to cover all firearms purchases in the state, closing what he said was a loophole that exempted gun sales between private parties.The new law also requires all gun owners to report any lost or stolen firearms to local police within 72 hours.