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Guns.com: Florida Lawmakers Kill Pro-Gun Bill in Exchange for Everglades Water Bill
Republicans in the Florida House agreed Tuesday to kill a pro-gun bill in exchange for Democratic support of a bill to create a water storage reservoir for the Everglades.
Washington Firearms Legislative Update
The 2017 Washington Legislative Session wrapped up on April 23rd and the results are very very good. We are still waiting on the Governor to decide on a few measures like SB 5552 , but the Governor has no bad bills on his desk!
Breitbart: Two Percent of U.S. Counties Have Fifty-One Percent U.S. Murders
This is crucial information because gun controllers continuously point to polls claiming a vast majority of Americans support one type of gun control or another, and those same gun controllers point to homicide rates to bolster their push for new laws.
Anti-Gun SB 719 Passes Oregon State Senate
This has been a push by elitist billionaire Michael Bloomberg for the past few years. But instead of spending millions of dollars on an initiative like he has to do in Washington, Bloomberg is being handed this legislation on a silver platter by a supposedly “pro-gun” Republican.
HuffPo: Trump Pick For Army Secretary: Citizens Should Have Same Weapons As The Government
“The Second Amendment, while it allows citizens to protect themselves from other citizens, goes well beyond just allowing us to defend ourselves from a criminal,” Green said at a pro-gun rally in 2013.
Guns.com: Gov. Ducey Signs Arizona Anti-Background Check Bill
The measure signed by Gov. Doug Ducey this week, SB 1122, short circuits potential local requirements mandating a background check for the transfer of property between two private individuals. The proposal passed the Senate 16-14 in March and the House 32-23 last month.
Fox News: Gun Sales Remain Near Record Levels in April
The number of gun-related background checks in April remained near record levels, FBI statistics released on Monday show. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) ran 2,045,564 gun-related checks in April.
Guns.com: Mississippi Governor Tells College Students to Fight for Second Amendment
“If you think the left isn’t coming for your guns, look at Australia, he said. “The only thing the left is upset about, the only thing they fear is the Second Amendment.”
Federal Lawsuit Filed to Challenge California’s Ban on “Large-Capacity” Firearm Magazines
The plaintiffs believe that the State’s ban violates their constitutional rights, including their fundamental, individual right to keep and bear arms protected under the Second Amendment, because magazines are “an intrinsic part of all semi-automatic firearms” and “are not merely individual pieces of personal property, but rather, are intrinsic and inherent constitutionally-protected parts of constitutionally-protected firearms.”
Cleveland.com: Appeals Court Bans Cleveland Gun Registry, Regulations
A Cleveland gun offender registry and several gun regulations passed by city council in 2015 are unconstitutional, a three-judge panel at the Ohio Eighth District Court of Appeals declared on Thursday.
Guns.com: New Jersey Agrees to End Ban on Stun Guns
The stun gun ban in New Jersey is coming to an end, as the state’s attorney general has agreed to lift the restrictions after a federal judge ruled the ban to be unconstitutional.
Oregon Senate: California North?
In Oregon, they’re not only imitating California’s laws - they’re imitating the deceptive practices of California’s lawmakers by using their version of gut-and-amend in their quest to limit rights.
Secret Gun Confiscation Bill Passes Nevada Senate
If a person’s family members or a law enforcement officer think they pose a danger to themselves or others, shouldn’t they be offered help instead of just having a SWAT team kick in their door to take away their guns?
Guns.com: ATF Reverses Decision on AR Arm Brace
Federal regulators reversed a two-year-old decision prohibiting specific use of an arm brace for AR pistols after re-addressing the issue with the company that designed the original model.
NY Daily News: NYPD Cops Accepted Strippers, Vacations for Expedited Gun Permits
“(The allegations) paint a devastating picture of pervasive corruption at the Licensing Division,” Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said.
CBS News: No Wait at Heaven's Gate, Quips Mike Bloomberg
“I like what I see when I look in the mirror....We’ve probably saved millions of lives, and certainly we’ll save tens of millions of lives going forward,” he says referring to the causes he has supported and funded for the future. “There aren’t many people that have done that. So, you know, when I get to heaven, I’m not sure I’m going to stand for an interview. I’m going right in,” Bloomberg says with a laugh.
The Intercept: Republican Candidate Opposed to Gun Registry Made Millions With Company Slated to Build Gun Registry
The California Department of Justice’s Bureau of Firearms fiscal year budget request listed Oracle as a contractor to develop a system to catalogue and store unique firearm serial numbers for the new law. The program will be used to to register approximately 75,000 firearms within its first year. The request lists Oracle cluster servers and software to be used for the gun registry.
Gun Owners on Trial Should be Fully Informed
It seems natural that when a someone is making a decision that could lead to the loss of fundamental rights, they be fully informed of the ramifications of their decision. But in the case of people entering a guilty or no contest plea to a felony offense - which can result in being ineligible to own or possess a firearm - they are not always fully aware of those consequences before they enter their plea.
The Hill: 2017 is Shaping Up to be Another Winning Year for Gun Owners
So far this year, thirteen state legislatures have enacted laws to strengthen the right to keep and bear arms, and none have passed new gun control laws. In every year this century, pro-gun laws have outnumbered anti-gun laws, but this year’s score is particularly lopsided.
Chicago Tribune: Chicago Needs to Ease the Rules on Gun Ranges
At that point, the city passed a new ordinance allowing Chicagoans to get permits to own handguns, provided they got training at a gun range. But, in an odd twist (or a stubborn protest), the ordinance also prohibited commercial gun ranges.
Guns.com: Anti-Background Check Bill Heads to Arizona Governor’s Desk
“The purpose is to protect all personal property,” she said. “I’m asking the legislature to champion personal property rights. I have to believe everyone in this room wants that choice to be able to dispose of their personal property as they see fit.”
Take the Fight to OR Anti-Gun Republican Brian Boquist - Bloomberg's Latest Puppet
Anti-gun Republican Senator Brian Boquist is hellbent on pushing through a bill that seeks to strip away your due process rights when it comes to guns.
Gingrich on Fox News: Terrorists 'Seem to Always Get Guns' Despite France's Strict Gun Laws
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich reacted to the latest terror attack in France after a gunman opened fire on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, killing a police officer and wounding two others.
Baltimore Sun: Baltimore Moves to Legalize Stun Gun Possession
A bill to be introduced at Monday's City Council meeting on behalf of the Pugh administration would allow a person to "possess and use an electronic control device as a form of non-lethal self-defense in the home and in public."