Category: FPC Newslinks

WSJ: Obama’s Gun-Control Misfire

Jason Riley writing in the Wall Street Journal reports: Last September the Obama administration produced an FBI report that said mass shooting attacks and deaths were up sharply—by an average annual rate of about 16% between 2000 and 2013. Moreover, the problem was worsening. “The... Read More

EDITORIAL: Gun ownership comes under fire

The following is an excerpt of a recent editorial in the Las Vegas Review-Journal on Rep. Maloney’s Firearm Risk Protection Act: Gun control advocates, in their never-ending quest to take firearms from those who are licensed and trained to legally carry them, are trying to... Read More

SCOTUS declines to hear ‘Jackson’ case, Scalia and Thomas dissent

Jonathan Adler for The Washington Post reports: The Supreme Court denied certiorari in another Second Amendment case on Monday.  Since deciding D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago, the Court has shown little interest in clarifying the scope of constitutionally protected gun rights.  In Jackson v. City and County of... Read More
New York Senate

NY Senate votes to tweak landmark gun law

The Associated Press reports: The New York Senate has endorsed changes to the landmark gun control law passed in the wake of the 2012 elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn. The revisions passed by the Senate Monday would allow a family member to inherit certain... Read More
U.S. Judge Julie Robinson Federal judge finds Brady lawsuit against Kansas gun laws without merit

Chris Eger for reports: A federal judge last week tossed out a lawsuit from a gun control group challenging Kansas over what has been called the strictest Second Amendment protection law in the nation. The suit, filed last year in U.S. District Court by the... Read More

Gun control laws emphased in Wisconsin Assembly

Andrew Hahn for the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: The state Assembly is expected to reload Wisconsin’s gun control laws Tuesday, taking up bills to repeal the state’s waiting period to purchase a handgun, increase minimum sentences for some gun-related crimes and allow licensed former cops to... Read More

SCOTUSblog: New doubts on Second Amendment rights

So says Supreme Court expert Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSblog: Raising significant new questions about how much protection the Constitution’s Second Amendment actually gives to gun owners, the Supreme Court on Monday left intact a local ordinance that restricts access to guns even within one’s own... Read More

NRA-ILA: Everytown loses big in Nevada

The NRA-ILA reports: …On Monday, Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval signed Senate Bill 175, abolishing Clark County’s “blue card” handgun registration system while ushering in a host of other pro-gun changes to state law. Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun group, Everytown, tried hard to defeat the bill. The... Read More
Plastic Gun

The Hill: Dems move to ban plastic guns

Tim Devaney for The Hill reports: Congressional Democrats are proposing to ban plastic guns, following reports of major security lapses at the nation’s airports Plastic guns can be even more dangerous than traditional firearms because they’re harder to detect, says Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.). The Undetectable... Read More

NRA warns federal regulations may censor online gun speech

Michael Tennant for The New American reports: The Obama administration is proposing regulations that could “censor online speech related to firearms” and subject violators to “severe” penalties, the National Rifle Association (NRA) warns. The new rule, says the NRA, “is as much an affront to... Read More