Category: FPC Newslinks

NBC News: House Democrats Renew Push for Gun Control Votes

Lewis, a civil rights icon, led the revolt over gun policy reform in June. And while the sit-in did not result in a vote on two controversial gun control measures, he and other Democrats said their effort highlighted the need for action.... Read More

Statesman Journal: Oregon Gov. Kate Brown Nets $250k Donation from Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg is using his money in an attempt to eviscerate the Second Amendment in Oregon. ... Read More

Modesto Bee: Hundreds Rally in Modesto in Support of Gun Rights

For the first rally he’s helped organize, it couldn’t have gone better, said Turlock resident Daniel Fagundes. “It was flawless, perfect,” he said, adding that the event raised about $1,300 to go to disabled veterans and to the Firearms Policy Coalition to keep fighting for... Read More

NECN: ‘Black Rifles Matter’ Sign Offends Tourists in Boothbay Harbor, Maine

Think they’re triggered? Via NECN: A large lawn sign that reads “Black Rifles Matter” in Boothbay Harbor, Maine, has sparked outrage. The sign’s creator, Linc Sample, said the sign is about gun rights, not race. Sample painted it and placed it on private property after... Read More

Newsmax: GOP Senators Protest State Dept. Attempt at Backdoor Gun Control

One such example is new guidelines from the DDTC that would make some gunsmiths register as firearms "manufacturers" on the grounds that they do work such as changing the sights on a pistol. This means that they would have to pay a fee of $2,250.... Read More

WDSU: Mayor Landrieu to Sign New Orleans’ “Gun Safety” Ordinance into Law

New Orleans just enacted west coast style gun control... ... Read More Illinois Background Checks Triple in August

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System recorded 60,745 handgun checks and another 30,602 for long gun purchases, the most ever conducted in Illinois since the federal database rolled out in 1998.... Read More

CT Post: Sen. Chris Murphy Rips into Gun-Rights Movement

“In an era where anti-government positioning is a hallmark of the modern right, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that increasingly Republicans are absolutist in their views on the right of citizens to own guns,” Murphy said. “They want to preserve the right of revolution as a... Read More

A ‘War on Guns’ won’t Stop Chicago’s Violence

Voices from various public officials have recently suggested that the solution is to increase the penalty for gun possession. They suggest that a "war on guns" needs to be launched, with longer prison terms providing victory. They are sadly mistaken.... Read More

MISSOULIAN: Second Public Hearing Set for Missoula Firearm Sale Ordinance

“Each of us wrestles with the difference between the right to keep and bear arms, and the right to obtain these arms,” von Lossberg said in his opening statements. “I see that as a distinct activity.”... Read More