Category: FPC Newslinks

Oregon Live: Gov. Brown Renews Push For Bills To Curb Gun Violence

Sounds familiar: A Governor Brown is renewing calls for gun control. This time, however, it is in Oregon. Proving that what happens in California is sure to spread to other states. Via Oregon Live: New gun-control legislation, after falling short during the 2016 legislative session, is... Read More

Antelope Valley News: Judge Rejects Baca Plea Deal

Notorious anti-gun L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca was denied his proposed plea deal in Federal court, making it more and more likely Baca will #WearOrange for a longer period of time. Via Antelope Valley News: A federal judge on Monday rejected a proposed plea deal... Read More

Modesto Bee: Sheriff, don’t try to take my high-capacity magazine

An Op-Ed via The Modesto Bee: The Stanislaus County sheriff’s deputies would most likely raid my home. I live in a county island inside Oakdale, but the deputies would probably have jurisdiction over the local police department, so I’m guessing they’d be the ones to... Read More

SD City Beat: Pink Pistols fight fire with fire

Via SD City Beat: “Think about the motto, ‘armed gays don’t get bashed.’ There’s a lot of truth to that,” says Piper Smith. “Wouldn’t it be great to see more headlines where, instead of someone getting bashed, you read about some LGBT people who got... Read More

Washington Post: Obama’s strange claim that it is easier for teens to buy a Glock than get a book

Via the Washington Post Fact Checker: “We flood communities with so many guns that it is easier for a teenager to buy a Glock than get his hands on a computer or even a book.” –President Obama, remarks at memorial service in Dallas, July 12, 2016... Read More

WSJ: Congress To Break For Summer Without Acting On Gun Control

Congress will leave the Capitol at the end of this week for a two-month break without passing legislation to tighten access to guns, setting up a volatile summer recess in which the issue is expected to play prominently in the campaigns. House Speaker Paul Ryan... Read More

Fox News: Obama Renews Gun Control Push After ‘Senseless’ Dallas Murders

President Obama renewed his push for gun control measures Friday as he condemned the “senseless murders” of five Dallas police officers in a coordinated sniper attack overnight. The attack, which also injured at least seven, was carried out during an anti-police brutality protest. It was... Read More

Washington Times: ‘Jason Bourne’ star Matt Damon calls for U.S. to ban guns ‘in one fell swoop’

Hollywood actor Matt Damon used a press conference in Australia over the Fourth of July weekend to discuss his desire for a massive confiscation of U.S. guns. “You guys did it here in one fell swoop [in 1996] and I wish that could happen in... Read More

LA TIMES: Why Gavin Newsom’s Gun Law Won’t Help

What if we passed a law knowing that even usually law-abiding people wouldn’t comply with it? This fall, California voters may do just that if they approve Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Safety for All gun reform initiative. The result could be a small enhancement in... Read More

Daily Signal: FBI Flagged This Congressman as a Terrorist. Here’s Why He Opposes a New Gun Ban

Waiting on a routine flight from Sacramento back to Santa Barbara, Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif., discovered he was a terrorist. Or at least that’s what the FBI thought. McClintock was clearly more of a frequent flyer than radical extremist. But a classic case of mistaken... Read More