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Daily Caller: High school teacher suspended for pro-gun comments
Cherry Hill High School history teacher Timothy Locke, 59, said he was placed on administrative leave last week because he spoke out in one of his classes about arming teachers and ramping up school security to try and prevent a school shooting.
Daily Caller: NAACP urges national gun confiscation
NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson called for a national gun confiscation program in a syndicated column through Black Press USA on Monday. Johnson said that “fear and terror still exist in our children’s classrooms” because of the “National Rifle Association and the politicians [sic] that support them.”
Hot Air: 82% of Democrats favor banning all semiautomatic weapons, according to poll
YouGov asked people whether they favor or oppose banning semiautomatic weapons. Note: Not semiautomatic rifles, which some might incorrectly but understandably treat as a question about AR-15s or “assault weapons.” YouGov asked about semiautomatic weapons. That means handguns too. Result: Democrats support the ban by 82%.
Guns.com: Small business lender will stop loans for AR makers
“The technology community must work to prevent these horrifying and heartbreaking events from robbing our children of their futures,” the company said, adding the company will donate up to $350,000 to victims and to gun violence prevention charities.
Guns.com: Bloomberg group chips in $2.5 million for student gun control rallies
Everytown announced Friday they were making 500 grants available to fund demonstrations modeled after the planned march by Parkland, Florida students. The $5,000 grants would be to those who want to organize “sibling marches” to coincide with the March for our Lives event planned by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students on March 24. Everytown said the funds are meant to provide resources to those who plan events stressing the need to pass gun control legislation.
Eric Holder: Ban AR-15s and high capacity magazines
Former Attorney General Eric Holder discussed on Friday strategy for how to achieve what he views as meaningful gun control with Parkland, Fla., shooting survivor David Hogg. The pair participated in a panel in the "Overtime" segment of Bill Maher's “Real Time” on HBO, and Holder said some restrictions politicians are looking at – banning bump stocks and raising the age needed to buy semi-automatic rifles – are not sufficient.
Statesmen Journal: More gun retailers raising the age of firearm sales to 21 years old
More retailers across the nation are reacting to calls for gun reform by stopping firearm sales to anyone younger than 21. Eugene-based Bi-Mart was the latest to join the growing list of stores making the policy shift, which already includes Fred Meyer, Walmart and Dick's Sporting Goods.
Bearing Arms: Debbie Wasserman Shultz's ban on 'high capacity, rapid-fire magazines'
Democratic Representative and former DNC chairperson Debbie Wasserman Schultz wants to keep us from being able to buy "high capacity, rapid-fire magazines."
PassHR5112.com - FPC Supports New Bill to Repeal Age-Based Ban on Handgun Sales
PassHR5112.com - FPC has announced its strong support of H.R.5112, an important new bill introduced by Congressman Thomas Massie (R - Kentucky). The SAFER Voter Act would allow law-abiding, legal adults under the age of 21 to purchase handguns from licensed firearm dealers.
FPC Requests Veto of Washington “Bump-Stock” Ban Bill SB 5992
In FPC’s veto request, Watson said that “Senate Bill 5992 would impinge on the fundamental rights of law-abiding Washingtonians,” and that the bill “would enact vague and ambiguous new terms, impose a broad, confiscatory ban on a far-reaching class of currently-legal firearm devices, and subject law-abiding Washingtonians to serious criminal liability under arbitrary and capricious enforcement of the laws.”
SFGate: California lawmakers push 10 new gun control bills
California lawmakers on Monday proposed 10 new gun control bills to the state's nation-leading gun restrictions in the wake of the latest mass shooting in Florida.
Guns.com: Illinois House passes 4 gun control measures
Headed to Rauner, a Republican, is a long-stalled Senate proposal to require additional licensing for gun stores in the Land of Lincoln. The trio of gun control bills booted up to the Senate aims to ban bump stocks, establish a 72-hour waiting period for commonly owned semi-automatic rifles, and up the age to buy guns characterized as “assault weapons” to 21.
Guns.com: Congressman introduces bill to lower federal handgun age to 18
A Kentucky Republican has introduced a measure that flips the argument on current trending gun control legislation by holding the age to buy any gun in the U.S. should be dropped to 18.
FPC slams corporate ‘virtue signaling’; says Dick’s, Wal-Mart, Kroger’s age-based gun and ammo bans could be illegal
“If these corporations are going to put themselves on the wrong side of a bitter culture war over our Constitution and Second Amendment rights, then law-abiding Americans are going to take their business elsewhere,” commented FPC Grassroots Director Richard Thomson. “Dick’s, Wal-Mart, and Kroger are alienating millions of their customers and going out of their way to take troubling political positions.”
Guns.com: Disappointment, disgust sweeps across gun industry after Dick's Sporting Goods ditches 'assault-style' rifles
Gun groups reacted with disappointment and disgust this week after Dick’s Sporting Goods announced new policies banning firearm sales to customers under 21 and discontinuing its inventory of assault-style rifles.
Times-Herald: An 18-year-old can't buy a beer but can buy a rifle in California, should that change?
Dan Reeves, chief of staff for California state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, said state lawmakers have “been focused on trying to make these rifles less lethal and haven’t focused so much on the age of the person.” But some gun-control advocates say it’s time to reconsider that.
The Sacramento Bee: Trump says he's open to Feinstein's assault weapons age limit - or even a ban
President Donald Trump raised the issue, unprompted, during a roughly hour-long televised meeting with Feinstein and other members of Congress Wednesday afternoon at the White House. “I think it’s something you have to think about,” Trump said at the gathering to discuss school safety. “It doesn’t make sense that I have to wait until I’m 21 to get a handgun but I can get this weapon at 18,” he added, referring to assault rifles.
IJR: Vermont Senate Just Unanimously Approved Proposal Allowing Police to Seize Firearms
The proposal, which passed with a 30-0 vote, states a police officer could seize firearms from an individual if they were determined to be a risk to themselves or others, WCAX-TV reported.
Civil Rights Advocates at FPC Rebuke Trump's Gun Control, Confiscation Plans
Trump expressed a strong preference for the confiscation of firearms without due process, and a willingness to set aside priority legislation to protect law-abiding American gun owners, like carry reciprocity.
Gun group urges gun owners to shop "where civil rights matter"
“Law-abiding gun owners need to show Dick’s that we don’t tolerate turncoats or traitors to our constitutional rights,” Thomson continued. “We gun owners will be taking our business to local gun shops and retailers where our Second Amendment civil rights matter.”
KARE11: Florida Shooting Rekindles Interest in Gun 'Protection Orders' in Minnesota
Bloomington Police Chief Jeff Potts put his name behind a bill already introduced in the Minnesota Legislature talking about gun violence protection orders.
President Trump Says He Will ‘Write Out’ Bump Stocks Without Congress; Two Second Amendment Groups Initiate Legal Action to Oppose Ban
“We will use every resource and remedy available to us in our ongoing defense of the Constitution, the rights it protects, and millions of law-abiding American people” said FPC President Brandon Combs.
Guns.com: Governors in 4 Northeast States Form Gun Control Bloc
Govs. Andrew Cuomo of New York, Dannel Malloy of Connecticut, Phil Murphy of New Jersey, and Gina Raimondo of Rhode Island announced on Thursday they had entered into a memo of understanding “in the face of repeated federal inaction” to take on the subject of gun control with a regional approach.
Sac Bee: 'I am not going to stop...until we get these AR-15s off of the streets,' Feinstein says
Sen. Dianne Feinstein told thousands of California Democratic delegates and elected officials Saturday that she will aggressively pursue legislation banning assault rifles in the wake of this month’s Florida school shooting that left 17 people dead, including teenage students.