Category: FPC Newslinks

Breitbart: Lafayette theater is a gun free zone, bans firearms for customers with ‘permits’

AWR Hawkins for Breitbart reports: The Lafayette, Louisiana, Grand Theatre–site of the tragic July 23 attack in which a gunman killed two, wounded at least seven others, then took his own life–is a gun free zone. The movie theater chain does not even allow law-abiding citizens... Read More

70-Year-Old defends his roommate, fires on intruder

  KIRO News reports: Police say a 7o-year-old man shot a man who came into his home and began attacking his roommate. Investigators said a man in his 50s entered the home in the 9400 block of Carnation-Duvall Road Northeast at about 2 p.m. Sunday and began... Read More

NRA pushes against Obama’s plan to extend background checks to Social Security

Jared Morgan for reports: The National Rifle Association is convinced the White House’s move to restrict some Social Security recipients from owning firearms will amount to the “largest gun grab in American history.” Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action,... Read More 3 Dead, 9 injured in Louisiana movie theater shooting

Chris Eger for reports: Police in Lafayette are confirming that a man opened fire in a crowded showing of a popular film Thursday night, killing two before taking his own life. The attack occurred just after 7 p.m. about 20 minutes into a scheduled... Read More

BBC: Obama admits US gun laws are his ‘biggest frustration’

BBC News reports: President Barack Obama has admitted that his failure to pass “common sense gun safety laws” in the US is the greatest frustration of his presidency. In an interview with the BBC, Mr Obama said it was “distressing” not to have made progress... Read More

Gun control advocates call for restrictions on rights for armed Americans with “anger issues”

Lisa Wade for the Pacific Standard reports: While it seems that much of the discourse around curbing gun violence focuses on the need to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill, these two issues—gun violence and mental illness—“intersect only at their edges.”... Read More
Open Carry Supporter

Boston Globe: Local NRA group calls for state to review ‘gun-free zones’

Steve Annear for the Boston Globe reports: The local affiliate of the National Rifle Association is calling for a statewide review of properties and facilities where people are barred from carrying weapons for the purposes of self defense, arguing that existing laws may not fully... Read More
Concealed Carry Ohio group plans civil disobedience of Cleveland’s new gun laws

Chris Eger for reports: In violation of a new city ordinance banning the sale of firearms without informing police, a gun rights group is planning to make their voices heard even if it results in being arrested. Earlier this year the city passed a series of... Read More
U.S. Representative Rep. Scott Rigell

70 sign on to Rigell’s call for lifting gun ban

Bill Bartel for The Virginian-Pilot reports: Supported by 70 signatures from members of Congress, Rep. Scott Rigell sent a letter Wednesday to Defense Secretary Ash Carter requesting that he end a Pentagon prohibition on military personnel carrying firearms to and from defense installations. The Virginia... Read More

Teen’s homemade “flying gun” is not illegal, says ATF

CBS News reports: A video showing a controversial “flying gun” is raising new concerns among law enforcement agencies about potential threats from drones, but the Connecticut teenager who built the device may not have violated any laws, reports CBS News correspondent Mark Albert. Austin Haughwout,... Read More