The FBI reported a record number of background checks for gun sales in November. Now, in the wake of the school shooting in Connecticut, some gun retailers are reporting low inventory and phones that ring non-stop.
A House lawmaker has pre-filed legislation that would make getting a concealed weapon permit voluntary. It would eliminate the requirement for a permit to carry a gun or knife longer than 5 inches that is not visible.
A federal appeals court is set to consider whether Georgia's ban on guns in places of worship is constitutional. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta will hear arguments Thursday on whether the 2010 law violates the First Amendment's religious freedom protections. The challenge was brought by GeorgiaCarry.org. The gun rights group maintains that religious institutions should be allowed to decide whether to allow firearms inside.
A Georgia gun store owner has lost another round in court against New York City. It’s the latest legal chapter over the issue of what the city called “rogue” dealers providing criminals easy access to guns.
An illegal immigration bill passes the House, while a new bill on where gun owners can carry makes a re-appearance. Also, Georgia's attorney general weighs-in on the issue of whether allowing voters to decide on Sunday alcohol sales is constitutional.