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Boston Globe: Hand Over Your Weapons
In the aftermath of the Texas church shooting last week, Democratic lawmakers did what they always do: They skewered their Republican colleagues for offering only “thoughts and prayers,” and demanded swift action on gun control.
Michigan Live: Here Are the Gun Bills Pending in the Michigan Legislature
House Republicans outlined “defending second amendment rights” as one of their priorities for the 2017-2018 session. Senate Republicans, too have introduced a number of related bills, and more could crop up from either side in the future.
CNS News: Biden Says Man Who Shot Texas Terrorist ‘Shouldn’t Be Carrying’ That Gun
Stephen Willeford shouldn’t have had the gun he used to shoot the mass murderer at the Sutherland Springs, Texas church shooting Former Vice President Joe Biden said Monday.
Peoria Public Radio: Despite Attempts, Illinois Gun Laws Remain Unchanged in 2017
After recent mass shootings, some Illinois lawmakers reacted by filing legislation that would tighten restrictions on guns. Fall veto session is over and gun laws remain unchanged.
New York Post: Upstate Church Encouraging Worshippers to Bring Guns
An upstate church is encouraging its worshippers to come armed following the massacre at a Texas chapel on Sunday, “We are not a gun-free zone,” reads the latest sign in front of the Lighthouse Mexico Church of God in Oswego County, which is about 30 minutes north of Syracuse, according to Spectrum News.
Cleveland News: Gov. Kasich Says There Needs to Be Conversation Between Gun Owners, Backers of Control Measures
Ohio Gov. John Kasich says gun owners and backers of gun-control measures need to find common ground on ways to reduce violence.
Ventura Star: California’s Gun-Confiscation Program Gets Spotlight After Texas Massacre
The Armed and Prohibited Persons System (APPS) program, proposed in 1999 and updated in 2006, makes California the first and only state in the country to establish an automated system for tracking firearm owners and to provide the legal authority to proactively disarm convicted criminals, people with certain mental illnesses, and others deemed dangerous.
Dana Loesch: We Need to Enforce the Laws That Are Already on the Books
"The NRA has fought for 20 years to make sure that people who are adjudicated mentally unfit, that these records are added to the system," Loesch said. "Then we keep seeing these occurrences that are taking place and people are able to purchase a firearm because of human error or because they fell through the system."
National Review: Gun Control and Magical Thinking
In the wake of Sunday’s horrific Texas church shooting, America’s chattering classes promptly responded with silent, respectful, and somber reflection, holding off on divisive and caustic political debates for the day.
Dianne Feinstein Introduces a Disastrous New Gun Ban!
Senator Dianne Feinstein is at it again. This time she has introduced the most freedom-infringing bill we have ever seen.
The Hill: Texas AG Says Texans Can Use Concealed-Carry Laws to Stop Mass Shootings
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) said Sunday that the state's concealed-carry law could help Texans confronted with mass shooters like the one at the church in Sutherland Springs.
IJR: Texas Pastor Reveals Proposal to Save Lives Following Church Shooting
Ron Smith, pastor of Church of the King in McAllen, Texas, has a plan that Lone Star State residents — and any pro-Second Amendment American — can get behind.
Ben Shapiro: Government Action Is Not the Answer to Mass Shootings
We know that the Texas church shooter should not have been able to own or obtain a gun under federal law. He had a long history of mental illness and criminal behavior: He escaped from a mental institution in 2012, threatened his superior officers and attempted to smuggle weapons onto a military base to carry out those threats, cracked the skull of his infant stepson, beat his wife, abused a dog. He was convicted of domestic violence and did twelve months in the brig and was busted down in rank to E-1. The Air Force failed to inform the FBI, and so the shooter successfully bought four weapons in four years.
Drastic Anti-Gun Bill Passed And Signed In Massachusetts
Under cover of darkness and using legislative parlor tricks, the Massachusetts legislature passed an extreme anti-gun bill last week that was signed by the Acting Governor the next day.
WLNS: Michigan Panel OKs Concealed Guns In Schools
A Michigan legislative committee has voted to let people with extra training carry guns inside churches, schools and other places now off limits.
The Federalist: Why Bringing A Gun To Church Is A Pretty Good Idea
A few hours after Sunday’s horrifying mass shooting in a Sutherland Springs Baptist church, a Fox News host asked the attorney general of Texas, Ken Paxton, “As a country, what do we do? How can we get our arms around this and stop this insanity?”
National Review: Why Gun Control Loses
Everyone knew, after the massacre in Las Vegas, that gun control was not going to get anywhere. The public conversation about guns hit the usual notes — its very roteness is by now one of those notes — but this time more of it focused on why gun control has such poor prospects.
The Washington Times: Already With the Ridiculous Gun Control Headlines
The mourning for the Texas church victims is not yet over — heck, it’s barely begun — and already, The New York Times, in all its left-leaning editorial board wisdom, is calling for gun control. The title says it all: “It’s Not Too Soon to Debate Gun Control.” Does the left ever stop? The New York Times‘ piece included a ticking timer to show how many hours, minutes and seconds since the Sutherland Springs, Texas, shooting and the death of 26. It also included similar counts of hours, minutes and seconds since other shootings, like the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, the shooting in Dallas, the shooting in Las Vegas, and others. Why?
LA Times: In Texas, a Good Guy With a Gun Took on a Bad Guy With a Gun
The killer wore a bulletproof vest and a mask with a white skull on it. Devin P. Kelley had a history of domestic violence on his military record that should have barred him from owning guns, but he was armed with a 5.56-millimeter Ruger semiautomatic rifle that he was allowed to buy because of a bureaucratic error by the Air Force.
The Federalist: Hero Who Stopped Texas Gunman Says He Couldn’t Have Stopped Him Without An AR-15
The hero who stopped the gunman behind the deadly Texas church massacre said using an AR-15 enabled him to end the bloodshed. In an emotional interview with CRTV’s “Louder With Crowder” on Monday, Stephen Willeford described the gunfight and dramatic car chase that ensued to stop the shooter from slaughtering additional churchgoers.
Ben Shapiro: A Completely Asinine Headline About The Texas Mass Shooting
On Monday, after a horrific mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, in which 26 people including over a dozen children were murdered, The Washington Post released a piece explaining just who to blame: guns and men.
NBC News: Democrats Demand More Gun Control
Democratic lawmakers are renewing their calls for gun control, following the largest mass shooting in Texas history, as Republicans, including President Donald Trump and local lawmakers, insisted firearms are not the problem.
Washington Post: An Unlikely Hero Describes Gun Battle Dramatic Chase With Texas Shooting Suspect
Johnnie Langendorff stumbled into the crossfire — a total accident. Sunday morning was all routine until then. Langendorff — a lanky Texan with a fuzzy chin beard and the long horns of a bull’s skull tattooed across his neck — had breakfast. Then he was driving his truck on the dusty back streets to his girlfriend’s house nearby. When he approached the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, he noticed something odd.
FPC: Gun control is not the answer - a response to calls for gun control following tragedies
In the aftermath of the horrific and illegal premeditated killing at the First Baptist Church we see once more, and quite clearly, that only peaceable people bearing arms can effectively respond to those evil or insane people who, devoid of a moral core, take deliberate actions to kill and injure others when they are at their most vulnerable.