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Matt Evans: A Good Week For Gun Rights In The North Dakota House

Matt Evans: A Good Week For Gun Rights In The North Dakota House

This week, 3 different bills that I’d characterize as “pro gun owner” passed the North Dakota House of Representatives.  Here’s my run down. HB1219 seems like a pretty low impact bill.  It makes some minor clarifications about how violent felons may or may not have their gun rights restored, and clarifies some timelines and procedures

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Democrats Fight To Keep ND Gun Laws Complicated: “Bullets Don’t Discriminate”

A bill introduced by Rep. Ben Koppelman (R-Fargo) to allow politicians to carry concealed in public buildings failed on a narrow margin earlier this morning, but another bill he introduced to simplify gun laws and expand carry rights had more success. Democrats weren’t too enthused with it, but it passed on a largely party-line vote

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North Dakota Highway Patrol: Only Criminals Should Carry Guns On Public Property

Rep. Ben Koppleman has introduced legislation – HB1157 – which would exempt elected officials from state laws banning concealed carry on public property. As I’ve written previously, I’m not a fan of the bill, only because I have a principled objection to creating extra rights for certain classes of citizens. If the political class can

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ND Lawmakers Will Consider Bill Legalizing Concealed Carry In Schools

Back in December state Rep. Dwight Kiefert, a Republican from District 24 (Valley City), wrote a guest post for SAB pledging his on-going efforts to pass legislation allowing concealed carry in North Dakota schools. True to his word, Rep. Kiefert has shared with me a bill draft which does just that. It’s similar to HB1215

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Father Of Isla Vista Shooting Victim Blames Guns, NRA

Elliot Rodger, a 22-year-old kid who went on a killing spree in California over the holiday weekend, claimed among his victims 20-year-old Christopher Martinez. Martinez’s father, Richard Martinez, blamed “craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA” for the death of his son in an angry press conference. “When will this insanity stop? When will enough people

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“It is not the role of this Court…to pronounce the 2nd amendment extinct”

A major victory for gun rights proponents out of the typically very left-leaning 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today. The full ruling is here, but essentially the three-judge panel struck down California’s prohibition on concealed carry. The court, surprisingly, found that the 2nd amendment means exactly what it says. Americans don’t just have the right

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Study: States With Fewer Restrictions On Guns See Lower Murder Rates

Quinnipiac University economist Mark Gius has a new study in the journal Applied Economics Letters entitled, “An examination of the effects of concealed weapons laws and assault weapons bans on state-level murder rates.” You can read the full study here, but here’s an intriguing excerpt from his abstract: The purpose of the present study is

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Should The Federal Government Be Able To Ban Undetectable Firearms?

Earlier this week, with little fanfare, the US House passed an extension of the Undetectable Firearms Act, a 25-year old piece of legislation which pretty much does what the title suggests. It makes guns designed to avoid detection illegal. It passed by an overwhelming bi-partisan voice vote, so there’s no record of how any given

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