Proposed gun legislation hits target

Gun owners have been shafted for years, and a bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday stands to change things for the better. Hunters, recreational shooters and other gun owners pay an 11 percent excise tax, established under the Pittman-Robertson Wildlife Restoration Act of 1937, on ammunition and other hunting and shooting [...]

Police: Gun report at Walmart unsubstantiated

PNT staff After searching Walmart on Monday, police discovered a report of a man with a gun in the store to be false. About 12:15 p.m., someone called dispatchers and made the report. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said officers secured the store’s occupants, stopped people from entering and searched the store. They found [...]

Clovis man charged with assault

A 22-year-old Clovis man was arrested Saturday after police say he threatened a Portales man with a gun and beat him. Jonathan Jones is charged with felony aggravated assault and with battery, a petty misdemeanor. According to Portales police records: About 3:20 a.m. Saturday, Portales police officers were called to a residence in the 1600 [...]

Right to gun ownership essential

The New York Times editorialized in panic, predictably, in the wake of the U. S. Supreme Court ruling striking down Chicago’s ban on handgun ownership. Lamenting the Court’s highly abstract debate about the constitutional clause that needed to be considered, The Times alleged that Monday’s ruling will “undermin(e) Chicago’s (sensible) law” and lead to “results [...]

Ticket feature: Lions Club, Patriot Outdoors holding annual gun show

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Freedom New Mexico It’s a weekend of guns and knives. For the sixth year, the Clovis Lions Club, in partnership with Patriot Outdoors, is hosting a gun and knife show. Traditionally held at the armory, this will be the first year the show is held at the Clovis Civic Center, organizer Dave Barth said. “It’s [...]

Gun policies should remain business choice

Freedom New Mexico The day after the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments over whether the Second Amendment to the Constitution overrides local gun control laws, national coffee chain Starbucks defended its policy not to prohibit firearms at its outlets. Starbucks officials issued a statement Wednesday that essentially deferred gun prohibition decisions to government officials. If [...]

Dawg Houze robbed at gunpoint

The Dawg Houze Package Store in Portales was robbed at gunpoint on Wednesday night. Portales Police Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said one person came in at 8:25 p.m., produced a gun, demanded money and received money from the cash register. The robber was in and out in about one minute, Berry said. Police don’t know [...]

Terror from Clovis home invasion spree still lingers

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico A small noise startled Donna Foster awake. As she looked around her dark bedroom, she saw the outline of two heads in the doorway and as she realized someone was standing beside with a gun pointed at her head. Quickly the man pulled the covers up and over, holding [...]

Gun carriers don’t always pose threat

Freedom New Mexico Gay, bisexual and transgendered students gathered with other supporters earlier this month to celebrate diversity on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus. At the “Safety is a Human Right” rally, many of the speakers complained of harassment and threats against gay students at UCCS. According to a report in The [...]

Religion, gun combination not far fetched

Freedom New Mexico It can’t be a bad thing, this run on guns we’re hearing about. Gun stores all over the country — including locally —