News and Legislative Updates

California lawmakers call for new firearms restrictions in wake of UCSB shooting

Following this weekend’s shooting spree in Isla Vista, California, lawmakers are proposing a new slew of gun control laws including a so called gun restraining order law. According to this Sacramento Bee report, “De...


News Brief: N.J. Magazine capacity bill on governor’s desk

According to this May 22 Reuters article, The New Jersey State Assembly sent New Jersey Governor Chris Christie a gun control bill that if signed into law would limit magazine capacity in that state to 10 rounds. The bill was r...



NSSF sheds light on the Humane Society of the US’ campaign to bead lead hunting ammo

The National Shooting Sports Foundation recently obtained a copy of a “playbook” produced by the Humane Society of the United States as part of a push for a nationwide ban on lead hunting ammo. According to a May 21 post on...



US Forest Service bans exploding targets in four states

Citing wildfire danger, the US Forest Service has banned the use of exploding targets on National Forest lands in northern Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, and parts of South Dakota. According to a May 20 Associated Press article,...


Apparently, the USDA needs automatic weapons

Working for the US Department of Agriculture is apparently a more dangerous job than we all realized. The department is now seeking bids for submachine guns chambered in .40 s&w. From the government RFP: “The U.S. Dep...



Louisiana guns in restaurant bill to become law

Restaurant patrons in Louisiana may soon be allowed to keep their concealed weapons on the while dining, if House Bill 72 makes it past the desk of Republican Governor Bobby Jindal. The bill, which passed the Louisiana house 79...



ATK Secures 300 Win. Magnum Ammunition Contract with U.S. Army

ATK, the Aerospace and defense firm of which Federal Premium is a part, announced in a May 12 press release that it had secured a 5-year, indefinite delivery/quantity contract with the United States Army to produce .300 Winches...


North Carolina man thwarts home invasion with AR-15

A Henderson, NC man defended himself against an intruder Monday morning with a little help from his AR-15. Local news outlet WRAL reports that homeowner Jonathan Haith was awakened Monday morning by a light knock on his backdoo...



New Jersey senate passes magazine ban

According to this guns.com article, the New Jersey State voted Monday 21-17 in favor of a bill that would ban all firearm magazines, even non-detachable ones, capable of holding more than 10 rounds. Current state law restricts ...


Alabama on track to allow suppressors for hunting

According to the blog al.com, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Advisory Board voted unanimously last week to allow hunting with suppressors in the state. According to Fred Harders, the assistant dire...