Category: FPC Newslinks Some Republicans Seeking Reelection Back Gun Control

It’s no surprise that one of those is Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey, who was said to have “crossed party lines” to “put our safety ahead of partisan politics” in his backing of background checks and tightening of gun laws for suspected terrorists.... Read More Billionaire Donors Push Washington Ballot Measure Fund to $3.5 Million

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown group has delivered at least $584,775 to the campaign through Aug. 31 in cash and staff services, while former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords’s Americans For Responsible Solutions have kicked in $250,000 as of Sept. 2.... Read More

CBS News: Where Donald Trump Stands on Gun Control

Donald Trump, who was endorsed by the National Rifle Association in May, frequently promises to protect Second Amendment rights at his campaign rallies and often touts his own concealed-carry permit from New York.... Read More History Reveals the Stupidity of Gun Buyback Programs

Gun buyback programs first gained steam in the US after Australia responded to its 1996 Port Arthur mass shooting with a large-scale compensated confiscation program. Authorities paid civilians to relinquish their self-loading rifles, self-loading shotguns, and pump-action shotguns. The seizure included around 650,000 firearms.... Read More

USA Today: Dating Site Aims to Help Gun Owners, who Conceal and Carry, Find Love

Singles who are passionate about Second Amendment rights can now look for love on a new online dating site. Members of Concealed Carry Match all either claim to own guns or support the right to own guns.... Read More

Green Party Presidential Candidate Believes Americans Should be Persuaded to Turn in Guns

I know as a medical doctor you often need to persuade people to do things they don’t want to do, and to do that you have to establish trust. And you have to establish a common vision and a dialogue and a sense of community... Read More Kentucky Lawmaker Files Bill Mandating Gun Lock Use

“What I’m really trying to do is sharpen the focus on this issue in a proactive way,” said bill sponsor Sen. Gerald A. Neal, as reported by the Courier-Journal. “I’m not anti-gun per se … It’s purely a safety issue.”... Read More

Sac Bee: Frustrated with Sacramento Leaders, Armed Citizen Patrols Respond to Robberies of Asians

The volunteers have launched armed patrols in south Sacramento and respond to calls for assistance from those using WeChat, a popular social media app that originated in China.... Read More

VOA News: Mainers Consider Deeply Personal Gun Control Question

“Over the last hundred years, a culture has developed. We live with firearms. We hunt. We recreationally shoot and we do it safely,” he says. “We should be looked at as a model state – not as a state for Michael Bloomberg to come in... Read More

Kansas City Star: Missouri Republicans Vote to Override Veto of Gun Bill

For the second time Wednesday, Republicans turned to a parliamentary maneuver to kill a Democratic filibuster and force a vote on a bill, this time to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill eliminating training and permit requirements to carry a concealed gun in... Read More