Category: FPC Newslinks


The Hill: Republicans wield power of the purse to block Obama’s gun regs

Tim Devaney for The Hill reports: Legislation to fund the Justice Department is chock full of GOP-backed language designed to keep the Obama administration from moving ahead with gun control regulations. The Commerce-Justice-Science appropriations bill, which cruised through the House this week, contains several provisions... Read More

Fox News: Texas gov poised to roll back 140-year-old open carry gun ban

Melissa Jacobs for Fox News reports: The near-certain signing into law of an open-carry gun measure will send Texas back to the days of the Wild West – at least legislatively. The bill, passed by the state Legislature and expected to earn Gov. Greg Abbott’s... Read More
Carol Bowne, victim

New Jersey woman killed while awaiting handgun license

The Courier-Post reports on a recent murder of a New Jersey resident: When Carol Bowne felt the threat of domestic violence, the petite hairdresser took steps to protect herself. The Berlin Township woman got a restraining order against a former boyfriend, installed security cameras and... Read More
Mets wearing orange

Breitbart: Mets pitcher says he was duped into wearing gun control shirt

AWR Hawkins for Breitbart reports: On June 2, Breitbart News reported that the New York Mets joined with Michael Bloomberg and Piers Morgan in a “Wear Orange” push for gun control by publishing photos of the team and staff wearing orange. On June 3, Mets’... Read More

CGF: The Silvester v. Harris (10-Day Waiting Period Case) Appeal – Part II: The Amici in Support of California

A second update from CGF on the current Silvester v Harris case, exploring the Attorney General’s supporting briefs: Amicus curiae (plural: amici) is Latin for “friend of the court.”  As explained by the Cornell University Law School Legal Information Institute, “Frequently, a person or group... Read More

CGF: The Silvester v. Harris (10-Day Waiting Period Case) Appeal – Part I: The State’s Opening Brief

Calguns Foundation posted a blog yesterday on the court case Silvester v. Harris. Below is an excerpt: Silvester v. Harris is a federal civil rights lawsuit that challenges the State of California’s 10-day waiting period laws (“WPL”) as unconstitutional under the Second and Fourteenth Amendments to... Read More
’Oregon Capitol

Oregon county vote against enforcing state gun law sparks outcry

Courtney Sherwood for Reuters reports Gun-control advocates on Wednesday decried as a misguided political maneuver a vote by Oregon county commissioners against enforcement of new statewide gun background check requirements. Lane County’s commissioners in a 4-1 vote on Tuesday decreed that local government could not afford... Read More
Texas Campus Carry

Texas universities seek curbs on new law allowing concealed guns on campus

Katie Shepherd for the LA Times reports: Just days after the Texas Senate voted to legalize concealed guns on college campuses, university officials and opponents of the bill are already thinking of ways to limit its reach…. “While it is not what we had hoped... Read More
Michael Bloomberg Delivers Final Major Address Of His Administration

President Bloomberg? Speculation flies of possible candidacy

Chris Eger for reports: There is speculation in New York-based media outlets that prominent Democrats are seeking to entice former Mayor Michael Bloomberg into a bid for the White House in 2016. …While there has been no word from the Bloomberg camp, the billionaire... Read More
U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney

U.S. Rep.: Force gun owners to ‘buy insurance or pay fine’

Leo Hohmann for World Net Daily reports: U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., has introduced a bill that would force gun owners to have liability insurance or face fines of up to $10,000. According to Maloney. the Firearms Risk Protection Act would curb so-called “gun violence,”... Read More