Category: FPC Newslinks

Democratic Congressman introduces bill to expand background checks (VIDEO)

U.S. Rep. Don Beyer has introduced legislation to expand background checks for firearm sales. Read the full story at Read More

John Lott: the myth of American gun violence

John Lott, an American political commentator and gun rights advocate, recently published a piece in the New York Daily News saying: In the wake of the murders in Charleston, President Obama has made more exaggerations and false claims about gun violence in America. He made... Read More

Breitbart: Armed Domino’s driver turns tables, shoots alleged robbers

AWR Hawkins for Breitbart reports: On June 24, a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver was approached by two alleged robbers who demanded his money. The driver pulled his gun and opened fire, killing one of the suspects. The incident occurred in Hollywood, Florida, “Just after midnight.”... Read More

David Rosman: Defining responsible gun laws is very tricky

David Rosman a columnist for the Missourian writes: I do not want to take guns away from the citizens of our state or nation. That is a fool’s errand at best. ….Hillary Clinton wants to do what the president has been unable to do in... Read More What to do when facing evil

Greg Camp for reports: By this point, readers of this site are surely very aware of the murders committed in Charleston, South Carolina.  Predictably, the usual cast of politicians and advocates have leapt on the incident with demands for more gun control….The killing of... Read More

WaPo: Scott Walker to sign legislation expanding gun rights in Wisconsin

Jenna Johnson for The Washington Post reports: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) plans to sign two new laws on Wednesday that expand the rights of gun owners by removing a 48-hour waiting period for those looking to purchase a firearm and allowing off-duty or retired police... Read More

White House: “You don’t need an assault weapon to go hunting”

Reports Charlie Spiering of White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest defended President Obama’s comments on gun control in recent days, reminding reporters that the president supported a ban on assault rifles. “You don’t need an assault weapon to go hunting, it certainly is not... Read More

WaPo: Manchin, Toomey both interested in reviving gun control push

Reports Colby Itkowitz of the Washington Post: In the wake of the Charleston shooting, Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) are considering ways to renew their failed push to pass meaningful gun control legislation. In separate interviews Tuesday night, at a reception before... Read More
Concealed Carry

AP: Appeals court says US citizen abroad can challenge gun ban

The Associated Press reports: A federal appeals court says a U.S. citizen living in Canada should have a trial to challenge a federal law that bans people living outside the country from buying guns when they come back to visit. The U.S. Court of Appeals... Read More

St. Louis Zoo no-gun policy remains in place while activist prepares case

Joel Currier for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports: An Ohio man who believes everyone has a constitutional right to openly carry a gun into the St. Louis Zoo has been given a two-month extension to mount his legal argument in court. Jeffry Smith, 56, a... Read More