Category: FPC Newslinks

Assembly Republican-Dysfunction

Assembly kills measure allowing concealed guns at colleges

Riley Snyder for the Associated Press reported today: Nevada lawmakers have defeated a measure that would have allowed holders of concealed-weapon permits to bring guns onto college campuses and led to one elected official storming off the Assembly floor. Assembly members voted 18-24 Thursday to... Read More
ATF Bikers Waco

ATF arrives on scene in Waco as weapon count fluctuates

Chris Eger for wrote an update on the Waco biker shootout, reporting that, Authorities have revised the count of weapons recovered from this weekend’s biker battle down from over 1,000 to 318 as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has arrived to... Read More
Panera Bread Guard

Guards will no longer carry guns at Nashville Panera

A Panera Bread Co. store has been suffering criticism lately, after customers complained about the presence of armed guards in the parking lot of a gun-free store. Andy Cordan for WKRN News reports: Starting Thursday, the armed security guard at Panera Bread Co. across from... Read More

DC loss for gun control puts New York City’s laws at risk

The recent court decision against D.C.’s gun control laws could reach beyond well beyond one city. Seth Lipsky for the New York Post reports: Short work was made of the question this week by US District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. He struck down DC’s... Read More
Police Caution Tape

Couple scares off home invaders

Guns save lives and protect property. This is one of the reasons why we have a Second Amendment. Larry Stanford for the Thomaston Times reports: Two suspects in a home invasion on Trice Cemetery Road on April 13 got a rude welcome when they returned... Read More
Parking Lot

Armed robber targets medical patient, who pulls own gun on him

Fox 4 News reports: A robber, armed with a gun, targets a dialysis patient outside a medical building. He had some second thoughts after he meets the would-be victim who is carrying a gun himself. It was 4:45 Monday morning. The 49-year-old patient from Waterford... Read More
Florida daily life

Time for Congress to stop D.C.’s anti-gun shenanigans

Bob Barr from has some good observations about D.C.’s anti-gun policies, especially in light of the recent ruling on their concealed carry requirements. He notes: Since the landmark 2008 Heller v. District of Columbia case, which Second-Amendment lawyer Alan Gura argued before the Supreme... Read More
Waco Shooting

Law professor bashes 2nd Amendment in Op-Ed

John Traphagan, a professor of religious studies and anthropology at the University of Texas, wrote the following in response to recent incidents: There is no need for a civilized society to tolerate the type of gun-related violence that Americans seem to accept as normal. The... Read More

Astroturf v. grassroots: The ‘rights versus regulations’ battle continues

The ongoing fight over gun legislation is real. Dave Workman for wrote yesterday: While the well-funded Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR) is planning its third annual fund-raising luncheon next month – and today sent out an e-mail reminder – the financially lean Protect Our... Read More
Richard Martinez

Fathers speak on gun safety, control

Two fathers of victims of the 2014 Isla Vista shootings spoke out recently in favor of more expansive gun control measures in yet another attempt to increase gun regulation in the hope of achieving gun safety. Cheryl Sun for the Daily Nexus reports: Fathers of... Read More