It isn't clear just yet if the threat of impending nuclear war has something to do with it, but US citizens seem to continually be arming themselves. The latest figures from the NICS background check system, which was recently posted by the FBI, shows that August has set yet another [more]
A state representative in Upper Peninsula of Michigan has just introduced a controversial new bill that has ignited conversations amongst residents. The new bill will essentially allow legal firearm owners with concealed carry permits to take their guns in previously gun-free zones such as schools and other establishments. The proposal [more]
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has now called all Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) and interested parties to join its upcoming event that will include several useful resources and presentations pertaining to licensing and gun ownership. The event called the "NICS Retailer Day" will be held on July 25 at [more]
Florida state officials have just announced that thousands of Florida residents who currently possess firearm concealed carry permits may have just had their information compromised. Thousands of names of holders and hundreds of Social Security numbers were reportedly stolen by hackers. The data breach was initiated through the online payment system [more]
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A brand new regulation for firearms and ammunition has just recently passed into law in California. The new law is apparently infringing on the second amendment rights of law-abiding citizens; at least this is how some gun rights activists feel about the newly passed regulation which was recently approved by voters in the state. The newly approved Proposition 63 seeks to place additional requirements and regulations for ammunitions in general.
Some citizens have expressed their concern about the newly passed law, with a local gun store owner even mentioning that having it implemented wouldn’t really “stop terrorist of violent crime from happening.” Nevertheless, Proposition 63 is happening. One of the biggest gripes about the newly passed regulation by gun rights activists is how it would soon require gun stores to ID their clients for ammunition purchases. The standard practice is usually reserved for firearm purchases, and not for ammunition.
According to the law itself, several regulations will soon be enforced including the prohibition of owning a magazine that holds more than ten round starting in July 2017. By January 2018, special permits from the Department of Justice will be required for anyone who wants to buy ammunition. A year after that, gun stores will be required to run criminal background checks on clients for ammunition purchases.
Additionally, all gun stores will now be required to report any loss of theft of ammunition within 48 hours. Reporting lost or stolen firearms on the other hand are to be reported within 5 days. Failure to do so would immediately result in an infraction for the store in question.
As of the moment, the Department of Justice has yet to release any guidelines on how to properly enforce the new regulations. Local gun stores in California have reported that it is still business as usual as they have yet to receive any new updates from the DOJ.