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Reason: Clarence Thomas Suggests That Permanently Losing Your Gun Rights Is No Small Thing
Thomas noted that Voisine and Armstrong, assuming they’re covered by 18 USC 922, would permanently lose their Second Amendment rights, even though their crimes did not involve guns or any other weapons. Then he posed a hypothetical: Imagine that a publisher commits a misdemeanor by violating a ban on using children in certain kinds of advertising. “Could you suspend that publisher’s right to ever publish again?” he asked.
Assembly Public Safety Committee Passes 3 of 4 Anti-Gun Bills
Earlier today, the Assembly Public Safety Committee passed AB 1663, AB 1664, and AB 1674 on a party line vote of 5-2, with all Democrats voting "aye" while all Republicans voted "no."
LA Times: Gun Silencers are Useful, Not Scary
Shocking, considering this was published in the LA Times!
ABC 10: After San Bernardino, Concealed Gun Requests Skyrocket
In the seven weeks since terrorists killed 14 people in San Bernardino, requests for concealed firearms permits have skyrocketed throughout the Inland Empire, leading to crippling backlogs and massive delays at the public safety agencies that process applications.
Chicago Sun Times: Gun Sales in Illinois Soaring
Altogether, the Illinois State Police did 418,000 background checks on gun buyers in 2015, compared with 162,000 a decade earlier, records obtained by the Chicago Sun-Times show. The number of guns sold could be even higher, though: Each of those transactions could have involved more than one firearm.
FIRE MISSION: "Ghost Gun" Ban to be voted on next week. Call the Committee
Next week, the Assembly Public Safety Committee will be taking up AB 1673, which will criminalize the possession of unfinished lowers and even the raw materials (aluminum blocks, sheet metal, etc.) used to build firearms.
KOAA: Constitutional Carry Bill Clears Colorado State Senate
The “Constitutional Carry” bill, as supporters call it, is one of multiple pieces of legislation introduced at the capitol this year aimed at lifting restrictions on gun owners.
LA Times: Ex-State Sen. Leland Yee Gets 5 Years in Prison in Corruption Case
Yee admitted in a plea deal that he was part of a racketeering conspiracy that involved exchanging official acts for money, conspiring to traffic in weapons and money laundering. Specifically, Lee promised an undercover FBI agent favors in return for campaign contributions.
CALL: “Bullet Button” Ban Up For Vote Next Week
AB 1664 will ban all semi-automatic rifles that are equipped with a bullet button or other mag-locking device. It will be up for a vote in the Assembly Public Safety Committee next Tuesday, March 1st.
Fox 13: Business Owner Encourages Employees to Carry a Gun
The outside reaction so far is mostly positive. And he said he is getting more attention than he ever imagined, with media from around the country weighing in.
CBS: AR-15 Gun Maker Seeks Newtown Victim Lawsuit Dismissal
Lawyers for a gun maker and families of some Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre victims squared off in a Connecticut courtroom Monday over whether a federal law prevents the families’ wrongful death lawsuit targeting the AR-15 rifle used to kill 20 children and six adults in the 2012 shooting.
Washington Post: ‘Did your French Gun Control Stop a Single [Expletive] Person from Dying at the Bataclan?’
“I’ll ask you: Did your French gun control stop a single [expletive] person from dying at the Bataclan? And if anyone can answer yes, I’d like to hear it, because I don’t think so.” As he continued: “It just seems like God made men and women, and, that night, guns made them equal. Maybe until nobody has guns, everybody has to have them.”
Oregon Live: Oregon House Delays Vote on Gun Background Check Bill Amid Soft Support
Legislation that would limit but still allow default gun sales when background checks take longer than expected was held over in the Oregon House on Friday amid concerns the proposal would fail.
Breitbart: Eagles of Death Metal Lead Singer: After Paris I Don’t Go Anywhere Without a Gun
“I don’t go anywhere in America without a gun anymore. That sucks. And I’m not paranoid. I’m not a cowboy … but I wanna be prepared.” He is also a member of the National Rifle Association (NRA).
BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia Dead at 79
United States Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia–an advocate of constitutional “originalism” and the author of the Court’s landmark Second Amendment decision Heller v. District of Columbia–has died at age 79.
Libertarian Republic: Panera Bread Asks Gun Owners Not To Bring Guns Inside Their Restaurants
Panera Bread wants its customers to know something: your guns are unwelcome in our stores.
Townhall: California’s Gun Confiscation Program Is Terribly Flawed
Again, it’s well intentioned, but let’s also not kid ourselves that this isn’t exactly what liberals want to do on a mass scale. They’re on the record saying so. This law was meant to somewhat accommodate what’s already federal law, but it’s being used to harass and deny law-abiding Americans of their Second Amendment rights.
ALERT: You Will Only be Able to Buy 12 Guns a Year if This Bill Passes
Assembly Bill 1674, authored by California Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D – Los Angeles), would make it a crime to attempt to purchase more than one firearm of any type in any 30-day period.
Urgent: Fight the Ban on Collectible Firearms
We are talking about Assembly Bill 1663, authored by California Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco) and sponsored by gun-grabbing Attorney General Kamala Harris.
BREAKING: Fourth Circuit says Maryland "Assault Weapon" Ban may be Struck Down
Earlier today, a panel of three judges for the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a major decision in a Second Amendment lawsuit out of Maryland that challenges the state’s “Firearm Safety Act” (“FSA”), laws that ban semi-automatic “assault weapons” and firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
Fox News: January Gun Sales Set Yet Another Record
The number of background checks conducted by the FBI is widely considered the most reliable estimate for gun sales in the country since all sales conducted through federally licensed gun dealers and some sales conducted by private parties are required by law to obtain a check.
Guardian: Hillary Clinton Stresses Gun Control as 'Big Difference' of Democratic Race
Hillary Clinton attempted to focus voters’ minds on gun control in New Hampshire on Wednesday, saying there was a “big difference” between her and Bernie Sanders on the issue.
One News Now: Chicago – Poster Child for Obama's Gun Agenda
The Chicago Police Department says the number of homicides in the city during January climbed to 51, making it the bloodiest start to a year in at least 16 years. In fact, 22 more homicides occurred last month than in January 2015 – and the number of shooting incidents during the same period more than doubled to 242.
Vermont Watchdog: Lawmaker Proposes Requiring Gun Owners to Register with Insurance Companies
A bill introduced last week at the Statehouse would require gun owners to report their weapons to home insurance companies.