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News and Observer: Why the ‘Bump Stock’ Ban Will Fail
According to the media, I am the evil “gun lobby.” Far from being a shill for gun manufacturers, however, I – and thousands like me – don’t get paid for advocacy. So widely ridiculed are media fantasies about “the gun lobby” that Neal Knox, who made the NRA a legislative juggernaut, drew standing ovations from adoring throngs by opening speeches with, “Hello, gun lobby!”
RealClearPolitics: New York Attack Underscores Need to Preserve Gun Rights
With Islamic State-inspired animals bringing their holy war to our cities -- ramming trucks into pedestrians and bicyclists and slaughtering dozens in a nightclub and elsewhere -- we are reminded of how important it is to protect our right to bear arms, which is enshrined in the Second Amendment.
Guns.com: Homeland Security Personnel Lost Over 200 Firearms in Three Year Period
A report issued last week by the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General details that hundreds of guns and thousands of badges have gone missing in recent years.
Washington Free Beacon: Gun Groups Slam NFL’s San Francisco 49ers for Half Million Dollar Gun-Control Donation
Gun-rights groups criticized the San Francisco 49ers this week for donating half-a-million dollars to a new gun-control effort.
Greeley Tribune: How I Went From Gun Hater to Second Amendment Advocate
I used to hate guns, even giving money to anti-gun organizations. Today I am a life member of the National Rife Association. The tale of my transition from "we need reasonable regulation" to "out of my cold dead hands" is not meant to convert gun control advocates to gun rights supporters, because no one column will ever do that.
New York Post: Gun Permits May Soon Come With a Health Warning
Gun ownership in New York City could soon come with a warning — it’s dangerous to your health. The City Council Public Safety Committee voted 6-1 Monday to require the NYPD to hand out written warnings about the risks of gun ownership to new applicants for firearm permits.
Breitbart: LAPD Union Calls for Suppressor Ban in Reaction to Las Vegas Attack
The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) is calling for a suppressor ban in reaction to the October 1 attack in Las Vegas. Suppressors were not used in that attack, but LAPPL is calling for a ban on the devices anyway. According to the Los Angeles Times, LAPPL is calling for a ban on armor-piercing ammunition and bump stocks, too.
The Daily Caller: 49ers Donate $500K To Gun Control Push
The San Francisco 49ers weighed in on the national firearms debate Thursday, announcing their $500,000 donation to push for more gun control and a ban on bump stocks.
Boston Globe: Three Million Gun Owners Carry Their Guns Every Day
A whole lot of people in America might be packing pistols. A group of researchers including academics from Harvard and Northeastern universities has estimated that 3 million adult handgun owners carry a loaded gun every day, with the vast majority saying they do it for protection.
ALERT: NFL Team Sacks the Second Amendment
That's right, they're engaging in an effort to ban "silencers, armor piercing rounds, bump stocks and other mechanisms."
Illinois Bump Stock Ban HB 4117 Defeated!
Illinois HB 4117, the DISASTROUS bill that would've banned numerous firearms parts and accessories, has just been DEFEATED!
BREAKING: City of Philadelphia Passes Bill Repealing Ban on Stun Guns
“The city’s hand on the issue was forced by a 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling….and the threat of legal action from a gun rights group,” reported Philadelphia Magazine’s Joe Trinacria in an October 24, 2017, article, relating information told to him by Mayor Jim Kenny’s spokesperson, Laruen Hitt.
Visalia Times: AG Sends Reminder to Gun Dealers, No Bump Stocks
Firearms Policy Coalition is firing back at California Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Becerra recently issued a reminder stating bump stocks are illegal and anyone in the "state who possesses, manufactures, imports into the state, offers for sale, or who gives or lends one of the devices has committed a crime."
Pew Research Center: After Las Vegas Attack, Democrats in Congress Were Far More Likely to Mention Guns on Facebook
Of the 181 posts about Las Vegas that discussed guns, 98% were posted by Democratic lawmakers and 96% advocated stricter gun policies. Because Democrats favoring stricter gun policies were most likely to mention guns overall, only 1% of all posts – two posts total – were against such policies.
IL Firearms Accessories Ban on the Move
HB 4117, the Illinois bump stock ban, has passed the Judiciary Committee in the Illinois House and is now on the floor ready to be voted on. The bill has commonalities with other so called “bump stock” bans in the fact that it outlaws any device that could “accelerate the rate of fire.” What this actually means is that any sort of aftermarket triggers, springs, and many other parts could be banned and illegal to own.
A 2A Update from Oregon
Governor Brown recently renewed her call to close an alleged “loophole” in the law.
Washington Free Beacon: Critics Dispute Government-Funded UC Berkeley Gun Show Study
A new study purporting to show Nevada gun shows are responsible for an increase in firearm-related deaths and injuries in nearby California was criticized as "poorly done" on Tuesday.
Cuomo Vetoes Knife Reform Bill
Thousands of people have been prosecuted for basic folding knives that can be bought in any hardware or sporting goods store. And most of those arrested have come from minority and low income backgrounds.
Washington Free Beacon: Former NPR CEO Says He Changed His Mind About Supporting Gun Control
The former CEO of National Public Radio came back from a reporting trip on conservative America having changed his mind about the efficacy of gun control measures, he said on Tuesday.
PBS: Democratic State Prosecutors Unite Against Concealed-Carry Gun Law
Democratic attorneys general from 17 states are calling on Congress to abandon legislation backed by the National Rifle Association that would allow concealed-carry gun permits issued in one state to be valid in all states.
FPC: Calif. Attorney General Becerra’s ‘bump stock’ press release “disingenuous at best and probably illegal”
“Not only is Attorney General Becerra’s so-called ‘news release’ inaccurate and misleading,” said FPC President Brandon Combs, “it is almost certainly an illegal underground regulation....This appears to be one more example of the Attorney General and his anti-gun DOJ banning guns and gun parts by executive fiat rather than following the rule of law and the constitutions he swore an oath to uphold.”
Slate Magazine: The Second Amendment Limits Firearms to Two Guns Per Person
The 27 words of the Second Amendment don’t say anything about how many guns someone can own in America. Neither do the other 7,564 words in the Constitution.
CalMatters: Just a Few New Gun Laws This Year, But One’s a Puzzler
Last year, California’s Legislature and voters enacted a veritable blizzard of legislation making private gun ownership more difficult and expensive, including new restrictions on magazine capacity and ammunition sales.