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Guns.com: Seattle Gun Tax Revenue Spirals Further Down From Forecast Expectations
The 2015 measure, which placed a $25 assessment on each modern firearm and up to 5 cents on each round of ammunition sold by retailers in the city, was billed as Seattle’s solution to the $17 million in medical costs from gunshot victims at the city-underwritten Harborview Medical Center in 2014.
Ammoland: School Administration Only Allows One Side of Gun Debate
They claimed that they have an obligation to enforce their “free speech” policy without regard to political viewpoint. The jarring contradiction is the walkout only had one political viewpoint. Any others were suppressed.
Fox 40: California Bill Would Impose Fee on Gun Sales for Counselors, Armed Guards at Schools
“We’re making it more challenging to buy firearms. We’re doing everything possible to make it such that law-abiding citizens are being punished,” said DeLuz.
New York Post: NYPD removes cops from schools
“The community officer is in no way an acceptable replacement,” says a PTA petition launched last week.
Guns.com: Illinois Senate Approves 3 Gun Control Bills on Bump-Stocks, Semi-Autos
Senators green lighted a trio of House proposals that would tighten regulation on semi-automatics and bump stocks in the Land of Lincoln while a promised veto override lingers.
Guns.com: Kroger to Pull Gun Magazines From Newsstand Racks
Jim Shepherd with The Outdoor Wire reports that 57 specific publications are targeted for removal from Kroger’s racks with titles ranging from Guns & Ammo, and Firearm News, to Recoil and S.W.A.T.
Market Watch: Dick's firearms restrictions turned away customers
Tuesday, Dick's said it was surprised by the "outpouring of support" for its new gun policies but also said that some customers were choosing to shop elsewhere.
BREAKING: NRA supporting gun control in Congress
FPC has always and will always opposed policies that will endanger law-abiding gun owners and their lawfully owned property. In the past 24 months we have opposed these in California, Oregon, Washington-state and Washington D.C.
NBC News: Stores likely to face more lawsuits over ban on under-21 gun sales
While the retailers say they have no plans to rescind their new policies nationwide, a lawyer involved in the court challenges says he expects to see more suits filed soon in other states.
Guns.com: Dems propose up to 50 percent tax on guns, ammo to fund research, safety programs
A group of House Democrats has introduced a bill that would up the taxes on firearms and ammunition to pay for research on “gun violence and its prevention.” The measure, H.R.5103, was introduced last week by U.S. Rep. Danny Davis of Illinois with nine co-sponsors. It aims to increase current taxes on guns and ammunition, as well as fees associated with National Firearms Act weapons.
Fox News: New California Bill Aims to Protect Citizens From Gun Suicides
A California lawmaker introduced legislation Wednesday that aims to protect Californians from gun suicides, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Assemblyman Rob Bonta, D-Oakland, introduced AB1927, in order to bar people from buying a gun if they are struggling with suicidal thoughts or fear they are a danger to themselves.
WSJ Op-Ed: I have OCD. Don't I have gun rights?
Those, like me, who suffer from mental illness come in millions of different degrees of severity and functionality. Experts these days talk about patients not as having autism but being on the “autism spectrum.” Is there an obsessive-compulsive spectrum, too? A spectrum for every disorder? Back to my gun. You wouldn’t have known that I have possibly worrisome issues if I hadn’t outed myself by writing this. How many people like me are out there? It’s impossible to know.
FPC Files Opposition to Numerous Federal Gun Control Proposals Including “Extreme Risk Protection Orders,” Mandatory Reporting of NICS Denials
Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) has announced its strong opposition to a number of federal gun control proposals. This week alone, FPC has filed formal letters of opposition and sent legislative alerts on the following federal bills and issues to elected officials and staff.
NY Daily News: Florida Gov. Rick Scott signs gun control bill after Parkland school shooting
Surrounded by families of those who died in the attack, Scott said he was signing the measures into law because "this is a time for us to come together, roll up our sleeves and get it done."
Guns.com: Washington latest state to ban bump stock devices
Gov. Jay Inslee, a Democrat who was among the first to call for a ban on the devices last year, signed legislation Tuesday to outlaw bump stocks in Washington.
CBS Local: Legislators, protesters push to restrict firearm sales
“You can sign up for the military at 18 and get a gun, but as a private citizen you can’t get a gun? It just doesn’t make sense to us,” said Robert Imhoff of the Santa Clara County Libertarian Party.
Guns.com: NPR poll suggests support for "assault weapons" ban down since October
A joint Ipsos and National Public Radio poll conducted last month found support for banning “assault-style” rifles has declined 7 percent since October.
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.