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LA Times: Pro-Open Carry Ruling As Fraudulent As Heller Ruling
The Los Angeles Times published an editorial on July 26, claiming the Ninth Circuit’s pro-open carry ruling is fraudulent and reiterating their position that the ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) is fraudulent too.
WUSA9: National march against gun violence planned in front of NRA headquarters
According to a tweet, the group officially got approval to shut down part of the street in front of the National Rifle Association’s headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia on August 4.
Vermont Governor's approval tanks following gun control bills
Gov. Phil Scott saw a sharp drop in approval in the second quarter of 2018, the latest Morning Consult poll shows, a plummet that political analysts are attributing to his decision earlier this year to tighten the state’s gun laws.
Auburn Pub: Rep. John katko drafting 'red flag' bill to remove guns from dangerous people
Katko, R-Camillus, announced his plan during a telephone town hall meeting Tuesday night. The specifics of the bill weren't immediately available, but he said the measure would create a grant program to help states establish red flag laws.
Fox: Eric Church says NRA is to blame for Las Vegas festival mass shooting
Church, who said he considers himself a "Second Amendment guy," blamed the NRA and gun lobbyists for being a "roadblock" to gun safety in a new interview.
Vice: Gun rights supporters are following Parkland students around on their gun control tour
Students who survived the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland are on a countrywide bus tour called the “Road to Change” this summer to push for gun reform legislation. They’ve gained a following — and not only the one you might expect.
Gun Free Zone: MDA's facts are wrong on FL CCW
Florida does not have a live fire requirement to obtain a CCW permit. Illinois and Nebraska have live fire qualifications mandated by state law – i.e. so many rounds at various distances, with a specific number of hits on a Q or B27 target. Other states have similar requirements but I’ve actually shot the Illinois and Nebraska courses.
WTOP: Rural county seeks to be first in Virginia to arm teachers
The school board in Lee County, Virginia, voted last week to allow an undisclosed number of teachers and staff members to carry guns in school.
Daily Signal: More people use a gun in self-defense each year than die in car accidents
The U.S. Department of Justice investigated firearm violence from 1993 through 2011. The report found, “In 2007–2011, about 1 percent of nonfatal violent crime victims used a firearm in self-defense.” Anti-gun zealots attempt to use this statistic to discredit the use of a gun as a viable means of self-defense, and by extension, to discredit gun ownership in general.
Liberty Park Press: Seattle Mayor signs gun control ordinance despite state preemption
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has signed a city ordinance requiring so-called “safe storage” of firearms, with civil penalties for violations, despite a 35-year-old Washington statute that placed sole authority for gun regulation in the hands of the State Legislature.
Breitbart: Facebook admits it blocked republican candidate's pro-2A ad
On Tuesday the Tampa Bay Times reported that Caldwell’s ad had been blocked on Facebook, which included blocking news that the NRA had endorsed Caldwell for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture.
Mother Jones: Here's how Kavanaugh could deal a big blow to gun control
Organizations like the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, and Giffords—the group founded by former Arizona congresswoman and gun violence survivor Gabby Giffords—all issued statements denouncing Trump’s pick.
The Washington Times: Majority of young people not planning on voting in midterm elections, says survey
Only 28 percent of young adults ages 18-29 say they are “absolutely certain” of voting in the 2018 midterm elections, according to a new survey.
Fox News: This marks the end of gun control
The federal government has finally recognized the obvious – that sharing instructions on how to make guns with 3D printers counts as constitutionally protected speech. Despite little fanfare, this is an important victory for First Amendment rights. It also represents a real blow to the increasingly futile cause of gun control.
Seattle Times: Should gun stores in King County be required to post warnings about suicide, homicide?
King County could require stores that sell guns to post signs at the door and cash register warning that owning a firearm increases the risk of suicide, homicide and other deaths.
BREAKING: Ninth Circuit Panel decides that the Second Amendment extends beyond the home
The majority opinion was written by Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain (appointed by Reagan) and joined by Judge Ikuta (appointed by George W. Bush). Judge Clifton (appointed by George W. Bush) dissented.
Gallup: Gun Control Not High on List of Problems
Gallup's July survey found that the number of Americans who cited guns or gun control as the most important problem facing America had returned to levels similar to before the shooting in Parkland, Fla. This month, just two percent of Americans say guns and gun control are the most important problem. It was only a few short months ago that a record number of Americans cited guns as the most important problem (April, 13%).
Fox: Dem's campaign manager quits after video shows candidate secretly backing gun ban
The campaign manager of a Democrat seeking a U.S. House seat in upstate New York quit the campaign Tuesday, after a video showed the candidate saying she wouldn't publicly endorse a ban on certain firearms -- for fear that she’d lose the election.
Daily Caller: Soros-linked group will spend millions to stop Kavanaugh
The group, Demand Justice (DJ), is organized and financed by a 501(c)(4) called the Sixteen Thirty Fund, which collected some $2.2 million in contributions from the Open Society Policy Center (OSPC), one of Soros’ primary donation vehicles, between 2012 and 2016.
College Fix: CU Boulder students join effort to fight Boulder's new assault weapon ban
It’s a city known as a haven for left-wing causes, but right-of-center students who call the region home say the ban is unconstitutional and want it reversed, including a 20-year-old CU Boulder student.
Guns.com: Judge scraps city's ban on bump stocks as 'untenable'
A Ohio judge last week rejected a prohibition adopted by the city of Columbus on bump fire stocks, hitting city officials with a permanent injunction against enforcing the ordinance. Judge David Cain, writing for the Franklin County Common Pleas Court, found that the city’s ban did not square against state preemption law which prevents local governments from regulating firearms.
Truth About Guns: Navajo Nation's cash offer to purchase Remington Outdoor is rightly rejected
The Navajo Nation had apparently read Sorkin’s own brilliant idea for turning Remington into “The Most Advanced And Responsible Gun Manufacturer in the Country.” The only problem with that plan is that there would have been no profits to invest in “smart guns” or anything else. Shifting away from producing products aimed at the massive purchasing power of the American consumer and toward government contracts is a proven strategy for failure.
FPC Releases New Data on California DOJ “Bullet-Button Assault Weapon” Registration “Debacle”
Advocacy group Firearms Policy Coalition announced today new findings about the California Department of Justice (DOJ) “Bullet-Button Assault Weapons” registration system based on data it acquired from DOJ.
City council to consider declaring gun violence 'public health crisis' so they can get federal money
The proposal, authored by councilor La-keisha Jackson, comes on the heels of another violent weekend in Indianapolis where two people were killed, including Monica Pirtle, a 35-year-old mother of three.