Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed into law a bill that invalidated an older law prohibiting gun owners with permits from carrying concealed in parks across the state.

After a long and arduous battle in Oklahoma, lawmakers late this week ultimately voted to quash various measures that would have put the state on record calling for a Constitutional Convention (Con Con) under Article V of the U.S. Constitution. The victory for anti-Con-Con forces in Oklahoma was especially noteworthy because U.S. Senator Tom Coburn, a Republican who has a positive and conservative reputation among most Oklahomans, was strongly in favor of calling a convention. However, in the end, lawmakers and activists told The New American that the risks to the existing Constitution of calling a convention in the current political climate were simply too great.

A bill in Tennessee would nullify all federal attempts to curtail the right of citizens to keep and bear arms.

A municipal judge in Ohio prohibited a defendant from mentioning the U.S. Constitution during a trial.