The Courts Advance Concealed Guns
Gun-control advocates are learning the downside of getting their way. Recently, a federal judge struck down the District of Columbia’s ban on the carrying of concealed handguns. Anti-gun forces have been losing in legislatures for a long time. Now they are finding that even where they win, they lose.... Read more
Researcher tags great white off Cape Cod
CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — A shark researcher has attached an electronic tracking device to a great white shark off Chatham. The Cape Cod Times reported it was the first time this year that a great white has been tagged in coastal waters. The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy says Greg... Read more
Otter attacks swimmers in Washington river
SEATTLE (AP) – State and federal wildlife agents are trying to trap the otter that attacked a boy and his grandmother as they were swimming in the Pilchuck River about 30 miles northeast of Seattle. Because it has pounced on people, the otter will likely be killed unless it... Read more
Lionfish banned from Florida pet shops starting today
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The waters around Florida are known as a Mecca for tropical and exotic fish, but there’s one sea creature that’s no longer welcome along our shores: the invasive lionfish. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the lionfish was first introduced into Florida... Read more
Firearms Retailers Off ‘Operation Choke Point’ Watch List
NEWTOWN, Conn –-(Ammoland.com)-  In a matter closely watched by NSSF, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC) this week reported that firearms retailers are no longer on a watch list of businesses deemed “high risk” after withdrawing the list it had compiled of businesses that could be considered at higher... Read more
DC Defines Pepper Spray as a Firearm
Just when I thought the District of Columbia government couldn’t stoop to new lows of incompetence and non-sensical behavior, it does. Apparently, self-defense spray is defined as a firearm in DC and must be registered by its owner with the Metropolitan Police Department. I kid you not! You heard... Read more
Hawaii: Tropical Fish Collector Charged With Misdemeanor For Scuba ‘Terror’ Attack Off Kona coast
A West Hawaii fish collector has been charged with terroristic threatening, according to online court records. The Prosecuting Attorney’s Office filed the second-degree charge, which is a misdemeanor, against Jay Lovell on Monday. Lovell is accused of approaching Rene Umberger in waters off the Kona Coast in May “with... Read more
TPWD Game Warden Field Notes
The following items are compiled from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports. Smoke Signals A game warden patrolling the Lakeside subdivision noticed a car parked at the end of a street. When he approached the vehicle, he saw the passenger smoking something. The driver sped off... Read more