Category: FPC Newslinks

Breitbart: California Democrats To Launch ‘Gunpocalpyse’ May 16

The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) warns that anti-gun lawmakers will be relentless in their legislative assault, as they want to secure success for their favorite gun control proposals before Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (D) has a chance to step in and upstage them via his... Read More

Corning Observer: Gun group gives Gallagher perfect score

Assemblyman James Gallagher, R-Plumas Lake, received a grade of A+ from the Firearms Policy Coalition for his voting record that supports gun rights during the 2015 legislative session. Gallagher is only one of two Assemblymembers to receive a perfect score. “I am extremely honored to... Read More

REASON: Hillary Clinton Picks a Doomed Fight With Americans Over Guns

“Yesterday, once again, this time horrifically on live television,” says Hillary Clinton in a video on her presidential campaign website, “we saw the terrible consequences of gun violence.” As it turns out, she’s not talking about civilian deaths from drone strikes or bombing raids on... Read More

WND: College censors gun sign, student wins $50,000

A student whose recruitment drive last year for a Young Americans for Liberty chapter included a gun-rights sign is getting paid $50,000 by a college, which also is revising its restrictive speech policies, according to officials with the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. The... Read More

NPR: ‘Campus Carry’ Gun Bill Is Vetoed In Georgia, With A Lengthy Explanation

Saying “colleges have been treated as sanctuaries of learning where firearms have not been allowed,” Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed a bill Tuesday that would have allowed licensed owners to carry guns on campus in all but a few buildings. The “campus carry” legislation, HB... Read More

Guns.Com: California Democrats convert 5 zombie bills to gun control measures

Taking advantage of the resignation of an Assembly lawmaker, Democrats moved in this week and gutted five of his bills, replacing language directed towards environmental issues with that taking on guns. Asm. Henry Perea, D-Fresno, who led the moderate bloc of lawmakers in the chamber,... Read More

LA Times: Political tension ramps up at legislative hearing on Newsom’s gun control initiative

Backers of a gun control initiative proposed for the November ballot argued during a legislative forum Tuesday that it is needed to make California safer, while opponents said it will unfairly harm law-abiding gun owners and is primarily aimed at getting Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom... Read More

CNN Money: Gun Sales Surge 26% At Sturm Ruger

Sturm, Ruger & Co. reported a huge uptick in gun sales and profit for the first quarter. The gun manufacturer said that first quarter net sales jumped 26% and earnings surged 50% compared to the year-ago quarter. Sturm Ruger acknowledged that it’s riding a nationwide... Read More

The New American: Background Checks for Ammo Buyers Coming in California

Last Thursday California’s lt. governor, Gavin Newsom, announced that his ballot measure offered last fall — which includes background checks to buy ammunition, along with a host of other restrictions on gun owners — has already gathered 600,000 signatures, more than enough to put it... Read More

NY Times: As States Expand Gun Rights, the Police Object

Guns in bars. Guns in airports. Guns in day care centers and sports arenas. Conservative state lawmakers around the country are pressing to weaken an array of gun regulations, in some cases greatly expanding where owners can carry their weapons. But the legislators are encountering... Read More