Category: FPC Newslinks Vermont now 41st state to allow civilian ownership of suppressors

Chris Eger for reports: Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin signed a Fish and Wildlife bill last week that included language to legalize suppressors and repeal one of the oldest bans in the nation on the devices. The bill was introduced to the House in February... Read More

Charles Krauthammer: Gun control is Democrat “go-to, knee-jerk solution”

Charles Krauthammer for the Washington Post writes: After a massacre like the one at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, our immediate reaction is to do something. Something, for politicians, means legislation. And for Democratic politicians, this means gun control. It’s the all-purpose, go-to, knee-jerk solution. Within... Read More
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New Jersey gun control bill supported by Gabby Giffords is on Governor Christie’s desk

Matt Friedman for reports: A new gun control measure that was pushed by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords is now on Gov. Chris Christie’s desk. The state Senate and state Assembly on Thursday both voted to approve a bill (A4218) that would require judges... Read More Legal case aims to protect gun rights for U.S. citizens overseas

Chris Eger for reports: A federal appeals court breathed new life into a case challenging the ban on gun sales to Americans living abroad. The case, Dearth v. Lynch, takes up the argument of Canadian resident Stephen Dearth that was ruled against previously by... Read More

Uber driver robbed by armed gunman following company announcement of “gun-free” policy

Tina Moore and Thomas Tracy for New York Daily News report: A man with a rifle robbed an Uber driver after he was picked up in Queens early Thursday, officials said. The 30-year-old driver for the app-powered car provider was on 67th Ave. and Burns... Read More Gun rights benefited Black Americans during the civil rights movement and still do

Sheldon Richman for reports: Dylann Roof’s racially motivated murders of nine black churchgoers have brought predictable calls for new restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms. How ironic this is we shall soon see. Advocates of gun rights argue that the best... Read More

VIDEO: Anti-gun Poughkeepsie Councilman loses control, tells community member to “shut up”

On June 15, Councilman Joseph Rich blew his top during a meeting of the Common Council for the City of Poughkeepsie, New York, following a presentation on the Proposed Ordinance for Mandatory Storage of Firearms: The Negative Impact Upon Lawful Resident Gun Owners by a Poughkeepsie resident and Christopher Zalenski,... Read More ‘Strongest firearms preemption statute in the country’ overturned by court

Chris Eger for reports: A controversial Pennsylvania bill signed by Gov. Tom Corbett (R) last year which allows third parties to sue municipalities over local gun codes stronger than the state’s was overturned Thursday. The measure, backed by gun rights groups, squeaked through the... Read More

Florida Today: Convicted home invader, shot by homeowner, gets life in prison

J.D. Gallop for Florida Today reports: A 27-year-old Melbourne man with a lengthy criminal history has been sentenced to life in prison after police said he organized a military-styled home invasion that ended with him being shot by a homeowner. A jury convicted Bobby Lee... Read More

Bernie Sanders admits that gun control won’t solve all our problems

David Sherfinski for The Washington Times reports: Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont, a 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, says he’s supportive of certain gun control measures but that they’re not a cure-all and that it’s important for people in urban areas to understand the cultural ties... Read More