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Read the Declaration of Independence tomorrow

We, like many of you, will enjoy tomorrow’s Fourth of July celebration with family, friends, food, and fireworks. And while those good things bring us close together as a people, it’s valuable to remember how we, as a uniquely free United States, came to be... Read More
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The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers... Read More
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South Dakota considering new law for concealed carry permitting

Mike Leischner for KELO.com reports: Attorney General Marty Jackley, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs and SD Legislative Sponsor Tom Brunner announced today that as of July 1, 2015, South Dakota has begun the process of implementing the program to meet certain other state’s weapons requirements... Read More
Gloria Lincoln-Thompson carries her 9mm Smith & Wesson pistol in her waist band during a rally in support of the Michigan Open Carry gun law in Romulus, Michigan April 27, 2014.

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Reuters: Nearly one in three Americans owns a gun

Kathryn Doyle for Reuters reports: Almost a third of American adults own a gun, but the rate varies widely by state and tops out at almost 62 percent of people in Alaska, new survey data show. Gun ownership was closely tied to “social gun culture,”... Read More
A driver for the Uber car service was robbed at gunpoint by a customer he picked up in Queens, cops say. PHOTO: DAVID RAMOS/GETTY IMAGES

WT: Uber driver breaks anti-gun policy, shoots passenger who allegedly choked him

Jessica Chasmar for the Washington Times reports: A Florida Uber driver has been reportedly suspended pending a police investigation after he broke the company’s anti-gun policy and shot a passenger who was allegedly choking him during an argument. Clearwater police are investigating after the passenger... Read More
Republican lawmakers expect to challenge a Commonwealth Court decision that found a GOP-backed gun law passed late last year was unconstitutional, according to staff. (Aleksey Kuzmenko/Shutterstock)

Fox News: DC gun carry applications more than triple in wake of federal court ruling

Stephen Gutowski for The Washington Free Beacon reports: The number of applications for gun carry permits in Washington, D.C., more than tripled in the aftermath of a federal court ruling declaring part of the city’s law unconstitutional. Between January 1 and May 18, the city... Read More
Chuck de Caro and Lynne Russell. Photo: Twitter via Yahoo.com

AP: Robber killed in shootout with ex-anchor’s husband at motel

The Associated Press reports: A cross-country road trip got derailed for a former CNN anchor and her husband after a would-be robber forced his way into their motel room and a shootout ensued. Lynne Russell told reporters Wednesday that her husband, Chuck de Caro, decided... Read More
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ShootingWire.com: CCRKBA Applauds Washington Post Exposure of Anti-Gun Falsehoods

The Shooting Wire reports: The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms is applauding Monday’s exposure by the Washington Post of questionable data about school shootings used by the gun prohibition lobby to stoke public emotion against Second Amendment rights. The newspaper’s... Read More
Ray carried assault rifle, which he did not have a concealed weapons permit for, along A1A in Daytona Beach. Photo: http://www.journal-news.com/

Man arrested for carrying loaded assault rifle around Daytona Beach

David Harris for the Orlando Sentinel reports: A 27-year-old man arrested Sunday for carrying around an assault rifle in Daytona Beach’s tourist district said he was allowed to carry the weapon because he had just got done fishing. Christopher Ray cited the fishing and hunting... Read More
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We need your help! Support Firearms Policy Coalition’s Legal Action Fund for July 2015

This GoFundMe campaign is to fund Firearms Policy Coalition’s Legal Action Fund for July 2015. Cases we need to brief in July: Pena v. Lindley Status: On appeal to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Summary: Second Amendment challenge to California’s handgun Roster and “microstamping” laws. Why: The district court... Read More