President Barack Obama would likely veto a bill shutting down the controversial Operation Choke Point and similar tactics used by federal regulators to financially target disfavored industries such as gun stores and payday lenders. Operation Choke Point is run through the Department of Justice, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Consumer Financial Protection Board and targets […]
A federal appeals court on Thursday cast doubt on the legality of Maryland’s 2013 ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines passed after the mass shootings at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn. The 2-1 decision by a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit sends the gun-control law back to […]
Fairfax, Va.— Chris W. Cox, the executive director of the National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action, issued the following statement in reaction to today's ruling by the federal 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in the Kolbe v. Maryland case. The case challenges the legality of Maryland’s 2013 ban on so-called assault weapons and high-capacity […]
If the push for the ballot initiative to expand background checks in Nevada has demonstrated anything, it’s that the push is driven by out-of-state consulting and messaging firms—D.C. firms in particular—and an influx of Michael Bloomberg’s money, albeit it indirectly.
In 1997, then-Gov. Christie Whitman signed a law that allowed retired police officers to carry concealed weapons.The intent was to enhance public safety in an increasingly dangerous world. The catalyst was the 1995 murder of John Deventer, a retired Hanover Township police chief, who was shot in Newark's Fairmount cemetery when he interceded in the […]