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The Biden Administration’s new ATF rule, which mandates federal background checks for even single firearm transactions, has drawn criticism from gun rights groups who argue it burdens lawful citizens without deterring criminals, who “do not obtain the guns they use through legitimate channels.”

Meanwhile, New Jersey’s ban on assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines is being contested. Attorney Daniel Schmutter argues that such bans infringe on Second Amendment rights, referencing the Supreme Court’s Heller decision. The outcome could influence similar laws in states like Maryland, Illinois, and California.

Lastly, the Oregon Court of Appeals has upheld an injunction against Measure 114, blocking the gun control law’s enforcement while under appeal. This marks a significant legal victory for gun rights advocates, further protecting Second Amendment rights.

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The Number:

$67.5 Billion by 2032

The global firearms market, valued at $39.3 billion in 2023, is projected to surge to $67.5 billion by 2032. This growth represents a Compound Annual Growth Rate of 5.9% from 2024 to 2032, driven by legislative changes, economic conditions, and the ever-changing public opinion of firearms.

Read More – EIN Presswire


Wyoming Moves to Allow Concealed Carry in Capitol Complex

The Wyoming State Building Commission initiated a process on April 10, 2024, to explore the possibility of allowing lawfully carried concealed weapons in the Capitol Complex. This move, strongly advocated by Secretary Gray, aims to bolster safety and security by reducing soft targets and permitting concealed carry in areas under the Commission’s jurisdiction.

Read More – The Cheyenne Post

Colorado’s Controversial Gun-Control Bill: A Closer Look

The recent passage of Senate Bill 24-068 by Colorado’s Democrat-controlled legislature targets small retail gun shops by mandating special codes for credit card firearm purchases. Critics, including former district attorney George Brauchler, argue that this unfairly targets small businesses without addressing the root causes of mass shootings. Brauchler also warns that the bill could drive small shops out of business by creating financial liabilities, despite its intention to curb gun crime.

Read More – Colorado Politics

Over 10-Round Magazines: The Unquestioned Standard for American Gun Owners

A comprehensive report by the National Shooting Sports Foundation shared that detachable magazines with capacities exceeding 10 rounds are the predominant choice among U.S. firearm owners. Analyzing over three decades of magazine production and distribution, the study found that out of an estimated 963,772,000 detachable magazines, approximately 717,900,000 boast capacities over the 10-round limit imposed by some states.

Read More – National Shooting Sports Foundation

New DOJ Rule Ends Private Firearm Sales at Gun Shows

The Justice Department has announced a significant change in firearm sales policy, effectively ending private firearm sales at gun shows and imposing stricter licensing requirements. This new rule mandates individuals to obtain Federal Firearm Licenses and conduct background checks for gun sales, expanding on definitions from the Safer Communities Act. Critics, including Sen. Cornyn, have labeled the rule as unconstitutional, arguing it oversteps the intentions of the legislation, and plan to challenge it through a resolution of joint disapproval.

Read More – The Texan


  • Smart Guns in Texas: Texas explores the potential of smart guns, featuring biometric technology for enhanced safety.
  • FPC Challenges California’s Ban: The Firearms Policy Coalition files a lawsuit against California’s unconstitutional ban on non-resident firearm carry, aiming to restore Second Amendment rights across state lines.
  • Savannah’s New Gun Storage Ordinance: The Savannah City Council has passed a gun storage ordinance that mandates secure firearm storage in vehicles and reporting of lost or stolen firearms, with enforcement to begin after a 90-day public awareness campaign.
  • Mahar’s Junior ROTC Adds Air Rifles: Ralph C. Mahar Regional School’s Army Junior ROTC program to include air rifle competitions, emphasizing safety and proficiency.
  • Armed Teachers in Tennessee: Tennessee Senate passed legislation Tuesday allowing public K-12 teachers and school staff to carry concealed handguns on school grounds. 

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