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SAF rips President’s plan attack gun rights of Social Security recipients

The Second Amendment Foundation responded today to Obama’s plans to attack Social Security recipients’ gun rights: “This could possibly disqualify millions of people from owning firearms and might prevent many others from seeking help,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb, himself... Read More

MilitaryTimes: After Chattanooga, ‘DoD does not support arming all personnel’

Leo Shane III and Andrew Tilghman for Military Times report: Following last week’s murder of five service members in a violent and still-unexplained shooting spree in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Defense Department once again has found itself in the midst of a broader national feud about... Read More Armed citizens stand guard at military recruitment centers

Jennifer Cruz for reports: Following an attack at a recruiting centerand reserve station in Chattanooga, Tennessee, last week that left five people dead, residents across the country are taking it upon themselves to do what they can to protect the servicemen and women working... Read More

Murder rate drops as concealed carry increases in U.S.

Alex Newman for The New American reports: The number of Americans carrying concealed firearms has exploded in recent years, and contrary to the narratives and fearmongering peddled by anti-gun-rights activists, the sky did not fall. In fact, according to the most recent data, not only... Read More
Michael Bloomberg

Everytown supports new legislation to expand background checks to stop “Charleston Loophole”

Chris Eger from reports: In a move Second Amendment organizations paint as pushing a backdoor gun grab, Everytown has made a six-figure ad buy in support of gun control legislation. The group, funded in large part by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, aims... Read More

The Hill: Gun control group presses for new background check law

Ben Kamisar for The Hill reports: A major gun control group is calling on Congress to strengthen background checks by adopting a law it says would have prevented the man who killed nine people last month at a South Carolina church from obtaining a gun.... Read More
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LA Times: Obama pushes to extend gun background checks to Social Security

Alan Zarembo for the LA Times reports: Seeking tighter controls over firearm purchases, the Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if they lack the mental capacity to manage their own affairs, a move that could affect millions whose monthly... Read More

D.C. Metro system says it follows local gun carry laws

Stephen Gutowski for the Washington Free Beacon reports: The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has no internal policy on the carrying of firearms within its system and follows the laws of the jurisdictions it operates in, according to a spokesman. “We are governed by... Read More
Rep. Mark Keller PA lawmaker seeks to reboot overturned pro-gun law

Chris Eger for reports: The controversial Pennsylvania law that allowed the NRA and other groups to haul municipalities to court over local gun laws is soon to have a modified replacement introduced. That original measure, Act 192, was signed in October by Gov. Tom... Read More

Chris Christie changes position on gun control measures he once backed

Claude Brodesser-Akner for reports: Gov. Chris Christie made another pivot away from the gun control policies he had advocated as New Jersey governor Friday. On the heels of the shooting of four U.S. servicemen at a Chatanooga military recruitment center and nine churchgoers in Charleston, S.C.,... Read More