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November 2015

OREGON COUNTY LETS SHERIFF IGNORE ‘UNCONSTITUTIONAL’ GUN LAWS, RAISING LEGAL QUESTIONS

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An Oregon county has approved a controversial measure giving the local sheriff discretion to ignore gun laws he deems unconstitutional — potentially putting the sheriff in the middle of a Second Amendment battle and raising legal questions that may have to be resolved in court. While overshadowed by high-profile ballot measures elsewhere on marijuana and other issues, residents in Coos…

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MARYLAND ENDS BALLISTIC FINGERPRINTING DATABASE AFTER 15 YEARS, $5 MILLION, NO CRIMES SOLVED

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With a bill, retroactive to show an ending date of October 1, the state of Maryland is ending its program to take ballistic fingerprints of firearms through shell casings after 15 years, $5 million spent, and no crimes solved. When passed by Maryland lawmakers and signed into law by Governor Parris N. Glendening (D) in 2000, ballistic fingerprinting was sold…

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RUGER SUCCESS COINCIDES WITH NEW NICS RECORDS

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As the national background check system performed a record number of checks over the past four months, Sturm, Ruger and Company saw an increase in sales and profits. Ruger had a 23 percent increase in net sales that resulted in a 76 percent increase in earnings from last year, said the company’s chief executive officer, Michael Fifer, during a conference…

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