IL Sen. Taunts Gun Owner: Forget the Fine, Maybe We’ll Just Take Your Firearms Wed, 19 Jun 2019 11:37:15 -0500 Illinois State Sen. Julie Morrison (D) taunted a concerned gun owner during a town hall by telling him she might forgo fining him and simply confiscate his firearms. The exchange was caught on video by the Illinois State Rifle Association and was tied to proposed fines for keeping commonly owned semiautomatic firearms in one’s home.
NRA celebrates 'highly successful' year in Texas as new gun bills signed into law Wed, 19 Jun 2019 10:40:48 -0500 It will soon be easier to carry guns in Texas churches, schools, apartment buildings and disaster zones.
Sunday was the deadline for Gov. Greg Abbott to approve or veto bills passed during the 2019 meeting of the Texas Legislature, which wrapped up late last month. An effort to do away with the state's gun licensing rules failed to reach his desk, but Abbott signed several bills that will further loosen Texas' permissive gun laws.
Pro-gun groups like the National Rifle Association said the session was very successful.