Gun News Archives

December 30, 2012

Assault Rifle vs Sporting Rifle (video link)

December 28, 2012

High-Capacity Magazines Bill To Be Introduced By Democrats On First Day Of Congressional Session

December 27, 2012

Feinstein Goes For Broke With New Gun-Ban Bill

December 25, 2012

New York Journal News Publishes Gun Owners' Names In Westchester, Rockland Counties

December 23, 2012

NRA: Public wants armed guards in every school

December 20, 2012

Gun Rhetoric vs. Gun Facts

December 19, 2012

Obama wants assault weapons ban reinstated, tasks Biden to study guns, mental health, education

December 11, 2012

Federal Court Strikes down Illinois' total ban on carrying firearms for self-defense outside the home or business

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December 8, 2012

The Firing Line by Rick Ainsworth

"The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty and the Second Amendment"

It has been reported that two days after the presidential election, President Obama instructed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to sign the United Nations Arms Trade treaty. Worries that this international treaty will infringe upon our Second Amendment rights has spurred a flurry of activity online, causing an outcry from shooters, hunters and collectors.

But is the reaction to this proposed treaty justifiable, or merely paranoia?

The fact is that Hillary Clinton has NOT signed the UN Arms Trade Treaty. In fact, the language of that treaty has not yet been finalized. When the first draft of the treaty was presented at a UN conference in July of 2012, several countries, including the United States, declined to support a vote on the draft and it was tabled to give the dissenting countries time to further study the treaty.

New talks will begin in March of 2013, and the Obama administration has supported those talks. But what, exactly, does the treaty say? We don't yet know the final language, but the theory behind the treaty is to limit the international sales of arms between countries, which would indicate that arms sales between individuals do not fall under the intent or scope of the treaty.

Opponents to the treaty, including Dick Morris, Reuters and claim that by signing the UN treaty, President Obama will be free to use the State Department to bypass Congress and subject all US citizens to the tenets of the treaty, thereby eliminating our Second Amendment rights.

The text of the treaty "reaffirms the sovereign right and responsibility of any State to regulate and control transfers of conventional arms that take place exclusively within its territory, pursuant to its own legal or constitutional systems." Meaning that even if the treaty should pass, our second amendment rights would trump any attempt by the UN to control American guns.

Political commentator and author Dick Morris claims that, "the UN is setting up an elaborate mechanism to stop, by treaty, sales and exports of guns and grenades by private companies and individuals around the world. This regimen will necessitate a UN oversight governing body with broad enforcement powers and is a backdoor way to enact global gun controls." He goes on to state that "since the US accounts for 40 percent of all small arms exports, it is squarely aimed at us. The treaty amounts to a backdoor way to achieve through international action gun controls that could never pass the US Congress."

The fact of the matter is that no international treaty signed by the President of the United States or his representatives can be enacted without the advice and consent of the United States Senate. Since it takes a two thirds majority vote to ratify any treaty, and since 45 Republicans sit in the Senate, along with several anti-gun control Democrats, passage of such a treaty seems highly improbable.

Nevertheless, it is the opinion of The Firing Line that any proposed gun control, whether it be within our borders or on the international stage, creates a 'camel's nose under the tent' scenario, whereby if you allow the camel to get his nose under the tent, you will soon find him in control of the tent.

With that in mind, The Firing Line encourages all members of the Nevada Firearms Coalition, and all Nevada gun owners, to vigorously oppose this proposed treaty by contacting our Representatives and our Senators to voice that opposition.

Gun control advocates have long sought to limit our ability to own firearms, and will do so by any means possible. Only we, the people can stop them.

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December 8, 2012

News Alerts from the Nevada Firearms Coalition

ANNUAL MEETING: MARK YOUR CALENDARS, NVFAC will host our first annual members meeting on February 23, 2013 at the Clark County Shooting Complex on 11357 N. Decatur Road, Las Vegas. The annual meeting will begin at 1 p.m. in the "multipurpose room" at the shotgun center. There will be a member's shotgun shoot the morning of the 23rd. Right now we have a trap and skeet field reserved, but the complex may have their new sporting clays course open then and we can shoot that. All members are invited to participate in the event and the meeting.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS: Membership renewals are in progress, so be sure to renew your membership.

NEW DIRECTOR APPOINTED: Eric McGovern has been appointed as our new Southern Area Director. He is replacing Terry Farr who has done a great job this first year. Thanks Terry! We are looking forward to working with Eric. He may be reached at

FUND RAISING FOR LOBBYIST: We are raising money to hire a lobbyist for the next legislative session. New Frontier Firearms has taken the leadership role on this project, so be sure to drop by their store. They also have a 10% discount on ammunition the first Sunday of every month if you show your NVFAC membership card.

ON LINE STORE: Our on line store is growing. We just added the Recon Cigar line, great Christmas Presents. Visit the store today and order your NVFAC official logo clothing. We will be adding high quality gun lube, and targets in the near future.

ELIMINATE CLARK COUNTY HANDGUN PROGRAM: Our petitions are circulating around Clark County, we have over 1,500 so far. They are addressed to the Clark County Board of County Commission to eliminate the wasteful handgun registration program in Clark County.

NEW STATE LAW: Our new pre-emption language is completed and several state legislators have been agreed to sponsor it. If passed it will help us achieve our goal of one gun law for all Nevada citizens. We are also working on elimination of new gun check fee, campus carry, civil protection for use of firearm is self-defense and other topics.

POSITION STATEMENTS: NVFAC has filed position statements with the appropriate agencies regarding the Clark County Handgun Registration Program, Guns in Las Vegas City Parks, and the Attorney General's position on CCWs.

December 3, 2012

Nevada Attorney General Opposes National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Bill

December 3, 2012

Bob Costas interrupts football game to bash American gun owners

August 9, 2012

Why Not Renew the "Assault Weapons" Ban? Well, I'll Tell You…

May 7, 2012

Nevada to Recognize South Carolina's Right-to-Carry Permit

Posted on NRA-ILA website on March 7, 2012

As of July 2012, South Carolina will be added to the list of states for which Nevada recognizes concealed carry weapons permits (CCW), bringing their new total to sixteen states.

At their last meeting, the Nevada Sheriffs' and Chiefs' Association (NSCA) voted to add South Carolina and also determined that no states would be dropped from the approved list. This move hopefully signals that the NSCA is comfortable with allowing more law-abiding non-residents to carry in Nevada.

South Carolina joins Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee and West Virginia as states whose CCW permits are recognized in Nevada.

The Nevada Department of Public Safety (DPS) is tasked with annually reviewing the CCW issuance policies of each state to determine whether or not their statutes are similar or more stringent than Nevada's and whether or not the state has an electronic database which is accessible 24 hours a day that identifies each permit holder.

The results of the audit are reported to the membership of the NSCA and they vote on the recommendations from DPS. The list of qualifying states will be posted on the Nevada Department of Public Safety website by July 1.

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March 14, 2012

“National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act of 2012” introduced in U.S. Senate

By NRA-ILA on March 14, 2012 in National Firearm News

Today, March 13, U.S. Senators Mark Begich (D-Alaska) and Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) introduced S. 2188, the "National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2012." The bill is the Senate companion to H. R. 822,which was approved by the U. S. House last November by a vote of 272-154.

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January 10, 2012

BATFE Denies Nevada Sheriffs' and Chiefs' Associations Request Concerning NICS Exemption

For those of you who do not receive notices from the NRA, this one is important -- especially for those of you whose CCW permits are dated prior to July 1, 2011.

The bottom line is that the ATF denied the request to grandfather in CCW permits dated prior to July 1, 2011, which would have eliminated additional NICS background checks each time another firearm is purchased.

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