Category: FPC Newslinks

Free Beacon: Clinton Doesn’t List Self-Defense as Valid Reason to Own a Gun

Hillary Clinton did not list self-defense as a reason to have a gun Monday during a campaign event in Oskaloosa, Iowa, instead listing “collecting,” “shooting practice” and “hunting” as valid reasons for owning a gun. An attendee at Clinton’s town hall meeting asked the Democratic... Read More

Daily Wire: More and More Law Enforcement Officials Are Calling On Citizens to Arm Themselves

A growing number of law enforcement officials across the country are calling on citizens to arm themselves for self-defense and as a way to prevent crime, a significant trend on a number of levels, perhaps most importantly because of what it reflects about a broader pro-Second Amendment movement gaining... Read More

Boston Globe: Gun licensing continues to rise in Mass.

Tens of thousands of new gun licenses were issued to Massachusetts residents in 2015, continuing a recent surge, according to state data. There were 342,622 active Class A firearms licenses statewide, according to figures provided by the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services earlier this... Read More

ABC News: Sanders Wants to Repeal Gun Maker Liability Law He Once Supported

Sen. Bernie Sanders — whose vote in favor of a bill that protected gun makers from liability in many cases became a key attack point for the Hillary Clinton campaign — is co-sponsoring a new bill that would repeal that measure, according to a spokesman... Read More

Tampa Bay Times: After lengthy, lively debate, open-carry proposal heads to full Florida House

HB 163, proposed by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach — easily passed the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday. The 12-4 vote came after 2-1/2 hours of debate that included mentions of terrorism, God and the Wild West, and several unsuccessful amendments aimed at scaling... Read More

Hawaii News Now: Proposal would require gun insurance, firearm renewals every 5 years

Hawaii gun owners would be required to have insurance for their firearms and renew their gun registrations every five years under a bill introduced Wednesday at the State Legislature, proposals that gun advocates said are unneeded and would have a chilling effect on constitutional gun... Read More Air Force to allow more guns on bases to counter active shooters

Last week the U.S. Air Force issued guidance to base commanders that will lead to more guns in the hands of more current and former service members on base. Under the new measures, as outlined in a Jan. 20 release from the service, base commanders... Read More

WNPR: Senators Murphy, Blumenthal Introduce Bill to Repeal Gun Industry’s Liability Shield

Blumenthal has called the gun industry’s immunity a “mockery of American justice.” “It prevents somebody from going after truly egregious wrongdoing,” Blumenthal said. “The dealer who sells to a known criminal, who then goes out and kills somebody — that dealer is absolutely immune.” Blumenthal and... Read More


Obama dismissed that concern as crazy talk. “Yes, that is a conspiracy,” he said, then added unconvincingly: “I’m only going to be here for another year. When would I have started on this enterprise?” Actually, the legal groundwork for that enterprise has long been underway,... Read More

Voices of Liberty: Gun Control Reflects Disdain for Personal Responsibility

In order to set the stage for this discussion, there are a few points of background information that need to be presented. First off, Americans need to realize that the United States is NOT experiencing a gun violence epidemic. In fact, the number of homicides... Read More