Category: FPC Newslinks

USA Today: Gabrielle Giffords’ gun control group merges with Calif. group

The group created by former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords to push for tighter control on the sale of guns is merging with a group focused on the legal issues surrounding gun control. The merger, announced Wednesday, brings together the notoriety of Giffords’ Americans for Responsible Solutions... Read More

Fresno Bee: Kingsburg school district could allow guns on high school campus

Some employees at Kingsburg Joint Union High School District could soon be allowed to carry guns on campus. The school board is considering approving a policy that would allow some employees to possess firearms and ammunition on school grounds. Under the policy, Superintendent Randy Morris... Read More

Townhall: Pro-Gun CPAC Panel Bashes CNN ‘Gun Control Infomercial’

“We will lose our Second Amendment freedoms” if Hillary Clinton becomes president and nominates a liberal justice, moderator Mercedes Schlapp warned at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday. That’s why she and other gun rights activists joined the “Thank Goodness for Guns in America”... Read More

KCRA: Folsom, Rancho Cordova schools allow select staff to carry guns

The Folsom Cordova Unified School District has released information that select staff members are approved to have guns on campus. Superintendent Deborah Bettencourt issued a statement about the policy in an effort to clarify rumors that have been circulating regarding school safety. “The safety of... Read More

AJC: ‘Campus carry’ gun bill advances in Georgia Legislature

A bill legalizing firearms on Georgia’s college campuses passed a key Senate panel on Monday, with no changes to where the legislation says college students could be allowed to carry guns. The move makes House Bill 859 eligible for a floor vote in the Senate... Read More

Merced Sun Star: Enthusiasts in Atwater scoff at proposed gun laws

New gun regulations headed to the state Assembly this week were met with contempt from gun enthusiasts in Merced County. A package of bills made it through the Assembly Public Safety Committee on Tuesday, moving a step closer to the prohibition of “bullet buttons” and... Read More

WSAZ: W.Va. governor vetoes conceal carry gun bill

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin has vetoed the conceal carry gun bill. The bill would do away with the state’s current permit and training program to carry a concealed weapon in West Virginia for anyone ages 21 and older. Permits would be required for those between... Read More California to pick up the reins of gun violence research

California is picking up where the federal government left off regarding gun violence research. A hearing is set this month for a bill recently introduced in the state Senate which will provide money for an issue long ignored by the Centers for Disease Control since... Read More

CNN Money: Gun background checks: February is third-biggest month ever

February was the third-biggest month on record for gun background checks, according to data released Wednesday by the FBI. Background checks, which the FBI conducts every time someone tries to buy a gun from a federally licensed dealer, rose to 2.6 million in February, according... Read More

Reason: Clarence Thomas Suggests That Permanently Losing Your Gun Rights Is No Small Thing

Yesterday, when Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas spoke during oral argument for the first time in a decade, it was to raise an issue that even defenders of the right to armed self-defense often ignore: Under what circumstances can someone lose that right? The case,... Read More