U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On the afternoon of 15 April 2021, Carl Mock was attached by a grizzly bear near Baker’s Hole Campground in Gallatin County, Montana. The campground is a few miles from the town of West Yellowstone, near an entrance to Yellowstone Park. Mock was able to dial 911. Several agencies responded to the call at about 3:42 p.m. The first responders were able to find Mock after about 50 minutes of searching.
South Carolina Constitutional and Open Carry Bills in hands of Luke Rankin in Senate, iStock-884217816
U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- In South Carolina, both licensed open Carry and Constitutional Carry bills (H3094 and H3096) have passed the House and are sitting in the Senate Judiciary Committee, waiting to be scheduled for a vote.
Texas Constitutional Carry Bill Passes House, 84-56, Senate Fight Next IMG iStock-884200682
U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On Thursday, 15 April 2021, the Texas House passed CSHB1927, one of the bills otherwise known as Constitutional Carry, 84-54. Democrat opposition to the bill was fierce, in spite of 19 other states have passed similar legislation without adverse effects.
Reform of Italian Self Defense Law Effective – No Charges for Fredy Pacini
U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- On 15 March 2021, Fredy Pacini, a 61-Year-Old tire and bicycle shop owner from Monte San Savino, Tuscany, Italy, was officially notified he would not be prosecuted for shooting and killing one of the intruders who had broken into his shop, at night, with a pick-ax. From newsrnd.com:
Capitol Police retake control of Capitol, 3:05 p.m. 6 January, 2021, east side
U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The narrative that the robust protest at the Capitol, over a deeply contentious and flawed 2020 election, was a “deadly insurrection” is falling apart. For months the public was bombarded by the media repeating the lie, over and over, that any contention of election misdeeds was false. Half the country, with good reason, did not believe them.
Indiana State Senator Liz Brown (R), and Leadership, Kills Constitutional Carry, iStock-884171528
U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Indiana appeared to have a good chance of passing Constitutional Carry in 2021. The House passed the bill 64 – 31. A majority of Republicans in the Senate called for the bill’s passage. From therepublic.com:
Iowa RKBA Constitutional Amendment has a good Chance in New Legislature
U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Iowa has become the 18th state to restore Constitutional Carry. Vermont has always had Constitutional Carry, so Iowa becomes the 19th member of the Constitutional Carry club. Three members, Utah, Montana, and Iowa, have been added in 2021, so far. Tennessee is expected to join shortly.
NICS All Time Record for March 2021, Gun Sales Down 20% from Record Set in 2020 (image provided by Dave Workman)
U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The total National Instant background Check System (NICS) checks In March of 2021 were an all-time record for the month. The total checks done were reported at 4,691,738. The next highest month was January of 2021, with 4,317,804. The third highest month was 3,937,066 in December of 2020. Those numbers are very large. They reflect the continuing expansion of the use of the NICS system for purposes other than firearm sales. Most of the increase is in carry permits and carry permit rechecks.
Ninth Circuit Appeals Court Finds No Right to Bear Arms in Second Amendment
U.S.A. –-(AmmoLand.com)- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in an en banc panel, has found there is no “Right to Bear Arms” in the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution. The majority opinion was written by Judge Bybee.