Category: FPC Newslinks

Detroit restaurant employee shoots robber, saves customers

Derick Hutchinson for report: A worker at a Detroit Coney Island shot and killed a robber Sunday morning after the man walked into the restaurant with a gun and announced a robbery in front of customers. Police say the robber was an adult man... Read More Keep a lookout for bogus Form 4s warns ATF

Max Slowik for reports on a new scam impacting FFLs: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has put out a general alert to the public to keep an eye out for fraudulent tax registration forms being used to swindle would-be buyers of... Read More

Two Mississippi men open carry in Walmart, narrowly avoid violent misunderstanding

WLOX News reports: Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania held a press conference Monday afternoon to discuss a situation that had many Walmart shoppers terrified Sunday evening. “That’s not normal.” That’s what Papania said about two men who went into Walmart, Winn Dixie and Krispy Kreme... Read More

Letter: Gun control is “illegal,” “immoral” and “impossible”

Thomas Knapp, the director and senior news analyst at the William Lloyd Garrison Center for Libertarian Advocacy Journalism wrote an opinion piece for on President Obama and Hillary Clinton’s recent comments on Charleston and their demands for gun control: To steal a line from Obama himself, let me... Read More Low SAFE Act numbers hint at non-compliance in NY

Chris Eger from reports: Information ordered by the courts show that just one out of every 800 New Yorkers have registered their firearms under the requirements of the state’s 2013 gun control legislation. Records released show that 23,847 people have applied to register 44,485... Read More White House Press Secretary says its “too early” to tell if gun control would have stopped Charleston

Katie Pavlich for reports: Speaking from the White House on Monday, Press Secretary Josh Earnest argued that common sense gun control measures should be implemented to “make the country a little safer” only days after nine black churchgoers were murdered in Charleston by a white... Read More

Democratic 2016 candidate Martin O’Malley campaigns for gun control following Charleston massacre

Hunter Walker for reports: Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) seems set to make gun control a cornerstone of his 2016 presidential campaign. He kicked off what his aides describe as a “major push” on the issue last week with an email to supporters... Read More

GOP and Dems introduce gun bills to address domestic abuse, but from different perspectives

Hank Kalet for reports: As the tragic mass shooting in Charleston once again revives the national debate over gun laws, legislators in New Jersey — which has some of the strictest gun regulations in the country – are focusing on the specific issue of... Read More Judge’s ruling threatens upheaval of Puerto Rico gun laws

Chris Eger for reports: A local court in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico this month issued a stern ruling that could end some of the strongest gun laws in the country. Taking control of Puerto Rico’s strict firearms statutes is Judge Lugo Anibal Irizarry,... Read More

New Jersey resident denied access to gun because of his wife’s criminal record

The Associated Press reports: A state appellate court has ruled that a southern New Jersey man cannot buy guns because his wife is a convicted felon who’s been accused of domestic violence. In their ruling issued this week, the two-judge panel found that the guns’ presence... Read More