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Reason: Deputy Who Failed to Engage Parkland Shooter Gets $104,000 Annual Pension for Life
Peterson, who is 55 years old, will be able to receive that pension for the rest of his life, and Broward County taxpayers will cover 50 percent of his health insurance premiums.
KCRA: Mom Fatally Shoots Gunman Trying to Rob Families Outside School
42-year-old Sastre, who was with her 7-year-old, pulled out her weapon and shot the robber three times.
Guns.com: Author of Obama Lead Ammo Ban Argues Hunters Support Gun Control
“We do not need AR-15s or any assault-style weapon to hunt game. That’s not to say some people won’t use them to hunt. But they are simply not necessary, and are actually not preferable for legitimate, fair-chase hunting,” the group said.
4WWL: Senators Gut Bill to Allow Some Guns on Louisiana Campuses
A Senate judicial committee on Tuesday gutted the House-backed proposal, removing the portion that would have allowed armed civilians at schools. Instead, lawmakers rewrote the bill to allow those with concealed carry permits to have their firearms up to the edge of a school campus.
Daily Wire: Ad Agency Creates Exhibit to Claim Guns Are as Easy to Acquire as Bikes
Created by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence in conjunction with an agency called The Escape Pod, the exhibit is titled, the “Chicago Gun Share Program.” The Brady Center stated, “The program was developed in response to the lack of federal gun regulations and conflicting state laws that would help protect American citizens from unnecessary gun violence.” The exhibit accepts virtual donations and boasts the social media hashtag #GunShare, according to AdWeek.
LA Times: More States Approving 'Red Flag' Laws to Keep Guns Away from People Perceived as Threats
The most recent law came in Delaware, where Gov. John Carney on April 30 signed the Beau Biden Gun Violence Prevention Act into law. It allows mental health professionals to report potentially dangerous people and have their guns seized through a court order.
Guns.com: Bank of America Signals Relationship with Remington Over After Bankruptcy Exit
“The Remington bankruptcy financing commitment was in the works for some months and occurred before our current policy was in place,” Finucane said. “Remington is aware of the policy that we subsequently announced, and that policy will dictate our future actions after the bankruptcy proceedings conclude.”
Townhall: United Nations Quietly Pushes International Gun Control
Under the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects (PoA), governments agreed to improve national small arms laws, import/export controls, and stockpile management – and to engage in cooperation and assistance.
The Hill: Oklahoma Gov. Vetoes Bill Allowing Adults to Carry Guns Without a Permit
"I believe the firearms laws we currently have in place are effective, appropriate and minimal," Fallin said in announcing her veto of Senate Bill 1212, which would have removed the requirement for Oklahoma residents to complete a training course and demonstrate competency with a firearm before carrying in public.
OC Register: This Man Proposed a Law Banning "Assault Weapons" in Huntington Beach, Then the City Sued Him
Already in his pajamas, Daniel Horgan didn’t expect to hear a knock on his door at 9 p.m. Even more surprising, his visitor swiftly tagged him with a lawsuit. Yet another shocker was the plaintiff: Huntington Beach, where Horgan grew up and still resides.
SF Chronicle: California Starts Slow on Seizing Unstable People's Guns, But That Could Change
“Due process that occurs after one’s rights have been taken away is in fact not due process,” DeLuz said.
Washington Examiner: Despite Gun Control, Australia Suffers Worst Mass Shooting Since 1996
On Friday, seven bodies – three adults and four children – were discovered on a property in the southwestern Australian tourist town of Margaret River. According to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, police are handling it as a murder-suicide.
ABC: New Gun Policy Inside Newark Luxury Loft has Tenants Up in Arms
"When I saw that letter, I just thought, wow, that's kind of an invasion of people's privacy," said Vu-An Foster, who has lived in the apartment building for several years. "Like, how do they know? Are they going in people's apartments looking for guns? Like, where did that come about?"
Fox: Dick's Sporting Goods Loses Firearms Businesses After Gun Control Push
The Mossberg announcement came just one day after MKS Supply, which makes Hi-Point firearms, also announced it would pull out of Dick's. Last week, gun manufacturer Springfield Armory said it was halting business with the sport’s supply company, too.
Guns.com: Groups on Both Sides Urge Fallin to Act on Constitutional Carry Bill
The bill keeps the state’s current concealed carry licensing scheme but codifies that a permit is not required for a law-abiding Oklahoma resident to carry a concealed handgun. The plan’s author argues the state already recognizes the gun rights of visitors to the Sooner State from any of a dozen where constitutional carry is already the law of the land.
Star Tribune: Rep. Erik Paulsen Gets Behind Gun Violence Measure in Congress
Paulsen’s office did not respond to a Star Tribune interview request. The Eden Prairie Republican, who represents large portions of suburban Hennepin and Carver counties, has generally voted with his party against stronger gun control measures, and has been the recipient of National Rifle Association campaign donations.
Fox: Media Portrayal of Gun Ownership is Inaccurate and Biased
NBC might be the worst network, but it’s a tight race. It seems to have given marching orders to its TV writers to churn out scripts demonizing law-abiding gun owners and lionizing those who want to slap strict new controls on gun ownership, even if that means disregarding the Second Amendment to the Constitution.
Guns.com: House Committee Advances Bill Modernizing Excise Tax Fund to Promote Shooting Sports
H.R. 2591 allows states to use up to $5 million of federal tax dollars collected through firearm and ammo sales for funding hunter and recreational shooter recruitment grants. States can also use a portion of their grants for general marketing purposes and for building, maintaining and promoting gun ranges
Santa Ynez Valley Star: Bank Closes Gun Shop's Accounts
He said he walked into his local Rabobank branch recently and was handed a letter stating that the bank was terminating the accounts for his business, the Second Amendment Gun Shop in Santa Ynez.
Ammoland: Sturm Ruger Shareholders Vote to Create Gun Violence Report
The board of directors must provide “evidence of monitoring of violent events” that are associated with the sale of their firearms along with methods of producing safer guns. The report must also address the companies “reputational and financial risks related to gun violence in the U.S.”
CBS: Car Service Owner Offering Free Rides to Prom in Exchange for Turning in Guns
Rashawn Welch, President of CeaseFire and 305 Elite Concierge, partners with Miami MVP where he rents out cars to Miami’s exotic car lovers. This year, he is pushing to get guns off the streets, letting teenagers know if they turn in their guns to Miami Gardens Police Department they will be riding to prom in style.
Fox 10: Fannin County School Board Votes to Allow Staff to Carry Guns
It is common for schools in Georgia to have uniformed gun-toting officers patrolling the hallways and grounds. It would be a radical step to allow general school personnel to have weapons during the school day.
Seattle Times: Giant California Teacher Pension System Targets Gun Sellers
Fund officials also are lobbying other pension funds and investors to join their drive. The system funds pensions for more than 900,000 public school educators and their families.
IJR: Companies are Distancing from Gun Owners - But Warren Buffett Refuses to Let Politics Run His Business
“I do not believe in imposing my political opinions on the activities of our businesses, and if we get into what companies are pure and which ones aren't pure, I think it is very difficult to make that call,” Buffett explained.