Category: FPC Newslinks

Cody Wilson

Freedom of speech and gun rights are one and the same

Stephen Nemo for Communities Digital News wrote today on some issues at stake in the Defense Distributed’s pending lawsuit against the State Department, saying: Cody Wilson, founder of Defense Distributed and creator of the Liberator, says his non-profit organization exists “to collaboratively produce, publish, and... Read More
US Stamped 1911

House advances amendment to sell military surplus 1911s through CMP

Congress is considering an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act which could see the transfer of military surplus handguns to civilians. Chris Eger for writes: An add-on to the upcoming National Defense Authorization Act that passed committee includes a plan to transfer the... Read More
Image: U.S. Senator Sanders holds news conference after announcing his candidacy for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, on Capitol Hill in Washington

The exception to Bernie Sanders’ liberalism

Democratic White House hopeful, Bernie Sanders, may cause some concern among liberals due to his voting record on gun rights. Whether or not these views are sincere or merely political remains unclear. MSNBC reported today: ….The Vermont senator has a bold, progressive vision, and is prepared to... Read More
Former Democratic Congresswoman Giffords

Gabby Giffords: Guns, restraining orders don’t mix

Gabby Giffords, a gun control advocate and former Congresswoman, is coming out in support of Delaware legislation to ensure that individuals subject to restraining orders immediately turn over their firearms. USA Today reports: Giffords has called for stricter gun laws in states and at the... Read More
Firearm Sale

Federal judge tosses lawsuit challenging expanded gun background checks in Washington state

Gene Johnson for the Associated Press reports: SEATTLE — A federal judge on Thursday threw out a lawsuit challenging parts of Washington state’s new law expanding background checks on gun transfers, saying gun rights activists couldn’t challenge it because they aren’t being prosecuted for violating... Read More
South Dakota Capitol

South Dakota gun laws and how they compare nationally

South Dakota has a favorable image in the eyes of many Second Amendment supporters, and aggravates many gun-controllers. Lisa Cunningham for Newsmax examines how different states rank through the eyes of gun control advocates: Gun laws in South Dakota’s are considered weak by some pro-gun... Read More
Police Officer Gun

University of Rhode Island police to carry guns

Campus police at the University of Rhode Island (URI) will soon begin carrying firearms in an effort to provide for faster armed response in potential future crises. NECN reports: The move to arm police came after a false alarm in 2013, when some students in a lecture hall thought... Read More
Domestic abusers are being asked to turn in firearms

Domestic violence gun policy hits Dallas County

Dallas County has recently begun implementing a new policy hoping to help limit gun violence. Dallas’s KFDA NewsChannel 10 reports: A new policy being implemented in Dallas County is allowing law enforcement to confiscate guns from convicted abusers, subjects of permanent protective orders, and anyone seeking bond... Read More
Sen Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield)

Warning and call to action for Illinois residents

The attacks on 2A rights continue in Illinois, as Sen. Morrison pushes SB 2130 a bill to radically increase gun regulation, controlling what firearms residents would be able to possess. John Richardson notes on his blog No Lawyers – Only Guns and Money: In the wake... Read More
Blueprints for 3D Gun

Cody Wilson, who posted gun instructions online, sues State Department

In 2013, Cody Wilson published information on how to create a 3D printable firearm online and was told by the State Department that he must remove the information. Now, Wilson is suing the government on 1st Amendment grounds claiming they attempted to restrict his free... Read More