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Texas Gov Signs Permitless Open Carry Bill Into Law

The Texas Tribune reports: Texans can carry handguns without a license or training starting Sept. 1, after Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday signed the permitless carry bill into law. House Bill 1927 eliminates the requirement for Texas residents to obtain a license to carry handguns if they’re not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a gun. The signing …

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Texas Approves Permitless Open Carry, Gov To Sign

The Texas Tribune reports: A measure long sought by conservative activists allowing Texans to carry handguns without a license is on the cusp of becoming law after the Texas Senate approved a compromise on the bill Monday, sending it to Gov. Greg Abbott. Abbott has said he would sign the permitless carry proposal into law. “We should have ‘constitutional carry’ …

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MI Bans Open Carry In Capitol Amid FBI Warnings

The Guardian reports: Michigan banned the open carry of guns inside its Capitol building on Monday, following mob violence last week at the US Capitol and last year’s storming of the Michigan statehouse. The Michigan ban came as reports detailed FBI warnings about possible violence at state capitols and in Washington in the run-up to the 20 January inauguration of …

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MI Appeals Ruling On Open Carry At Polling Locations

The Washington Post reports: In an appeal filed Wednesday morning, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel (D) said the state’s citizens have been unnerved by recent events involving guns, including an alleged plot to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) recently described by federal authorities. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s ban on openly carried guns, she said, ensures that Michigan voters would …

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Judge Blocks MI Ban On Open Carry At Polling Places

The Associated Press reports: A judge has blocked a sudden ban on the open display of guns near Michigan polling places on Election Day. Michigan Court of Claims Judge Christopher Murray acted Tuesday, just a few hours after hearing a challenge from a trio of gun-rights groups. They said Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, a Democrat, had exceeded her authority …

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Michigan Bans Open Carry In And Near Polling Places

The Detroit News reports: Michigan is prohibiting the open carry of guns within 100 feet of polling places amid fears of voter intimidation during the pivotal Nov. 3 election, prompting criticism by Second Amendment advocates. Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson sent guidance to local election officials on Friday — 18 days before Election Day — to clarify that the open …

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AGs Huddle Over Potential For Armed “Poll Watchers”

Michigan Live reports: Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel said her office is reviewing how open carry laws intersect with the right to vote without fear of harassment as President Donald Trump urges supporters to watch the polls on Nov. 3. Nessel joined the Democratic attorneys general of Wisconsin and Nevada on a press call Tuesday focused on threats to the …

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Black Gun Owners To Stage Open Carry Rally In OK

USA Today reports: They will be arriving in peace, and hoping to carry a message. Omar Chatman, 41, is one of the organizers for 1000 Brothers and Sisters in Arms, a pro-Second Amendment walk planned for Saturday led primarily by Black gun owners in Oklahoma. The demonstration, which will begin at 2 p.m. at Ralph Ellison Memorial Library, is intended …

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Grocery Giant Publix Is Latest To Ban Open Carry

The Tampa Bay Times reports: Publix is joining the growing list of stores requesting that customers not openly carry guns in states where it is legal to do so. “Publix respectfully requests that only law enforcement officials openly carry firearms in our stores,” Publix said in a statement to ABC affiliate WPLG . Although Florida is not an open-carry state, …

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TEXAS: Gun Nuts Test Walmart’s Open Carry “Request”

The New York Times reports: David Amad, a gun rights activist and the vice president of Open Carry Texas, is not especially bothered by Walmart’s recent announcement that it is “respectfully requesting” that customers not openly carry guns into its stores. Mr. Amad said many of his group’s 38,000 members had carried their guns openly into Walmart stores since the …

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CVS And Wegmans Join Retail Ban On Open Carry

CNN reports: Five retailers have announced this week that they will start asking customers not to openly carry guns into their stores in states where open carry is legal. The moves represent a major shift in the way retailers are positioning themselves in the gun debate. Walgreens, CVS, and Wegmans announced the new policy Thursday afternoon, following announcements from Walmart …

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Walgreens Joins Other Retailers In Ending Open Carry

The Associated Press reports: Walgreens has changed its policy to prohibit the open carrying of firearms. Walgreens announced a statement Thursday on its website, saying: “We are joining other retailers in asking our customers to no longer openly carry firearms into our stores other than authorized law enforcement officials.” On Tuesday, Walmart said it will request that customers no longer …

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Kroger Mirrors Walmart Move: No More Open Carry

Reuters reports: U.S. grocer Kroger has begun asking customers to stop openly carrying firearms in stores, a change in policy, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Kroger previously had followed local and state laws on the matter, she said. “Kroger is respectfully asking that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores, other than authorized law enforcement officers,” Jessica Adelman, …

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OKLAHOMA: NRA Vows To Unseat GOP Gov. Mary Fallin After Veto Of No-Permit Or Training Open Carry Gun Bill

The Associated Press reports: Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed a bill late Friday that would have authorized adults to carry firearms without a permit or training, dealing a rare defeat to the National Rifle Association in a conservative state. The veto comes after opposition from the business community and law enforcement authorities, including top officials with the Oklahoma State …

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CLEVELAND: Police Union Asks Gov. John Kasich To Suspend Open Carry During GOP Convention

CNN reports: The head of Cleveland’s largest police union is calling on Ohio Gov. John Kasich to temporarily restrict the state’s open carry gun laws during this week’s Republican National Convention following Sunday’s shooting in Louisiana that killed three officers and wounded at least three others. “We are sending a letter to Gov. Kasich requesting assistance from him. He could …

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CLEVELAND: RNC Bans Squirt Guns Outside GOP Convention But Real Guns Are Allowed Under Ohio Law

From the New York Daily News: That’s some watered-down logic. Protesters flooding the streets outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland won’t be allowed to come with Super Soakers — but they’ll be able to bring a loaded firearm. Strict RNC rules call for a ban on soda cans, glass bottles, tennis balls, umbrellas with metal tips and “any projectile …

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PETITION: Allow Open Carry At GOP Convention

From the petition: In July of 2016, the GOP will host its convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Though Ohio is an open carry state, which allows for the open carry of guns, the hosting venue—the Quicken Loans Arena—strictly forbids the carry of firearms on their premises.According to the policy on their website, “firearms and other weapons …

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Guns & Restaurants: What Could Go Wrong? [VIDEO]

E Online recaps: How’d you like some shots with your pizza? SNL alum Rachel Dratch plays a busy mother of two in a PSA by the pro-gun control group Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. The ad, titled “What Could Go wrong?” and released Thursday, mocks typical bright and cheery commercials featuring families. Dratch’s character, her partner and …

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TEXAS: Open Carry Crackpots Confront State Rep, Refuse To Leave His Office

Via Mediaite: Open carry advocates descended upon the Texas capitol for the start of the 2015 legislative session Tuesday and engaged in what even some of their supporters called overly aggressive tactics. One incident, in which members accosted Representative Poncho Nevarez (D-Eagle Pass), unnerved the Texas House enough for lawmakers to call for panic buttons. The meeting in Nevaraz’s office …

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