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Fox 9: Cell Phone Store Clerk with Permit to Carry Shoots Robbery Suspect in MN
According to Inver Grove Heights police, the clerk was in the back of the store when they were approached by two men, one whom was armed. While being held at gunpoint, the clerk drew his own gun and shot the suspect.
FPC Calls on the CA Legislature to Fix New Law That Makes Gun Owners Criminals Just for Being Accused of a Crime
“We at FPC made every effort to notify the Legislature so that the constitutional infirmities could have been remedied before AB 103 was passed and signed into law.” noted Craig DeLuz, spokesman for FPC. “But political posturing by legislators ultimately prevailed over their sworn duty to safeguard the civil rights of their constituents.”
Daily Signal: Trump Justice Department Ends Operation Choke Point
"All of the Department’s bank investigations conducted as part of Operation Choke Point are now over, the initiative is no longer in effect and it will not be undertaken again.”
Guns.com: Florida Uber Driver Files Lawsuit to Protect Gun Rights
An Uber driver filed suit in federal court earlier this month arguing his right to bear arms trumps the ride service’s policy banning users from carrying firearms.
Update - Secret Gun Confiscation Hearing Bill Signed in Oregon
This new law allows family members, roommates, or law enforcement officers to petition a court for an ERPO. After an ex parte hearing, if the judge determines that the person poses an imminent risk to themselves or others, they will be ordered to surrender their firearms.
FPC Fights CA AB 424, An Attack on Local Education Control and the Right to Bear Arms
The Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), law abiding Concealed Carry Permit holders and local education officials see AB 424 (McCarty) as an attempt to subvert the authority of local education officials to make crucial decisions in regards to the safety of their students and staff.
AB 736 Attempts to Tax California Gun Dealers Out of Business
FFLs play a major role in facilitating the legal transfer of firearms in the state of California. As their numbers dwindle, it reduces that opportunity for law abiding citizens, especially in rural communities, to legally obtain or transfer their firearms.
They're almost back...
California’s legislators have been on a summer recess for the past few weeks, but will return Monday for a frenzied few weeks in which they’ll take up remaining bills.
Seattle PI: Seattle's Gun Tax Revenue Falls Well Short of Forecast
The tax, championed by City Councilman Tim Burgess, was purportedly intended to help pay for gun violence research conducted at Harborview Medical Center. It placed a tax on each firearm and round of ammunition sold within city limits.
Fox News: Republicans Press Trump DOJ to End Obama-Era Program that 'Targeted' Gun Dealers
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte and the other GOP lawmakers said in an Aug. 10 letter that they want the department and related federal agencies to formally “repudiate” Operation Choke Point guidelines.
Insanity Rules in California - It’s the Only Explanation
Just a few weeks ago we said we believed the California Department of Justice (DOJ) was insane for attempting to file the same assault weapons regulations they’d already filed twice, and which had been rejected by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL) just a month prior. They simply changed the date and filed them, hoping for a different result.
CBS NY: New York Officials Oppose Bill Extending Concealed Carry Across State Lines
Adams of the group, Harlem Mothers Save, fears the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act will lead to chaos on New York City’s streets.
Reuters: Czechs Take Legal Action Over EU Rules on Gun Control
"This is not only a nonsensical decision once again undermining people's trust in the EU, but implementing the directive could also have a negative impact on the internal security of the Czech Republic, because a large number of weapons could move to the black market," he said.
Breitbart: Arizona Preemptively Prohibits Laws That Mandate ‘Smart Gun’ Sales
According to Tucson.com, the law bars any future law or statute with language that says “the only guns that can be sold are those that are ‘smart’ and can fire only if held by an authorized person.”
Gut-and-Amend Shenanigans Kill CA Pro-Gun Bill
If you’re not familiar, in the gut-and-amend process legislators entirely delete the contents of a bill and insert an entirely different bill. They do this to avoid procedural deadlines or to shield a controversial bill from having to go through committee hearings or budget analysis.
NJ2AS: NJ Dems Have 20 Gun Control Bills Lined Up If Murphy Becomes Governor
“I’ve already told Ambassador Murphy — hopefully he will be the governor — I have at least 20 bills ready the day he walks in that have all been vetoed by Gov. Christie,”
Help Us Keep Beating CA DOJ!
We know there’s a long, tough fight ahead of us. Just last week, anti-gun bureaucrats approved the same anti-gun "Bullet Button Assault Weapon" regulations that had been pulled back and totally rejected before… One more thing we have to challenge in court, and one more reason to continue fighting for justice and the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms -- whatever it takes.
Lott: How Democrats Keep Guns In the Hands of the Rich
A new report from the Crime Prevention Research Center shows that the average fee for a concealed handgun permit is $67, but it is much higher in the most Democratic states.
Chipping Away at Washington Gun Control - One Step at a Time
Under an FPC-sponsored amendment, the law also restores the ability of federally licensed collectors of curios and relics to conduct normal activities under federal guidance when the item is defined as a curio or relic under federal law.
Sac Bee: Fifty Men Commit Most Gun Crimes in Sacramento. Could Money, Mentoring Get Them to Stop?
Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones, in an email interview, said he has “fundamental objections” to the program and to the idea of paying “people just to (not) commit crimes or shoot people.”
Guns.com: California Ammo Maker Closes Shop, Blaming New Laws
A small California ammo manufacturer has closed its doors, placing the blame on a combination of industry factors and harsh new requirements.
Guns.com: Trump’s Surgeon General Nominee Tries to Separate Guns from Gun Violence
President Donald Trump’s nominee for surgeon general was questioned about gun violence during a confirmation hearing Tuesday and did his best to separate guns and gun owners from the violence caused by those who misuse them.
FPC Vows Legal Action After California Office of Administrative Law Approves Dept. of Justice Assault Weapons Regulations
By approving these awful and unlawful regulations, the Office of Administrative Law and Department of Justice have collaborated, and perhaps conspired, to grossly exceed the statutory authority vested in the laws in order to advance their anti-gun agenda.
Breitbart: Michael Bloomberg Claims American Gun Deaths Exceed Entire History of American Military Deaths
During a Q&A session with the Los Angeles Times, gun control proponent Micheal Bloomberg claimed the number of American gun deaths exceeds the entire history of American military deaths.