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Guns.com: North Dakota Attorney General Gives Thumbs Up to Storing Loaded Guns in Vehicles
State Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem on Thursday released an opinion that changes in North Dakota’s gun laws allow more people to leave guns in their cars.
Salon: The U.S. Was Actually Founded on Gun Control
At this writing, there have been over 1,500 gun-related homicides in America since the Las Vegas massacre on October 1, 2017 when 58 people were killed and 546 wounded, right on track with the national average of 1,000 gun deaths per month for the last two years.
VICTORY: President Trump Signs Pro-Gun Legislation Allowing Sale of Vintage 1911s
In a pro-2A victory, President Trump signed HR 2810, legislation that included language to mandate the sale of at least 8,000 surplus 1911s by the CMP.
Washington Free Beacon: Pro-Gun Women Regularly Face Violent, Sexual Harassment
"It's a fucking shame you weren't killed when that scumbag raped you, you fucking despicable, lying, lowlife, Right-Wing, Neo-Fascist CUNT!" That was the message Kimberly Corban found waiting for her on Facebook early last year.
Breitbart: Rep. Richard Hudson Says Congress Must Listen to Overwhelming Majority of Americans, Pass National Reciprocity
Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) told Breitbart News that it is time for Congress to listen to the overwhelming majority of Americans and pass national reciprocity for concealed carry.
Redmond Reporter: State Democrats Announce Push for far Stricter Gun Control in 2018
Democratic state legislators announced their intention to pursue sweeping gun control reforms in the upcoming 2018 session at a press conference on Tuesday morning in Seattle. Central to this would be SB 5444, which was introduced in the 2017 session, and would require an annual permit to own assault rifles, as well as for magazines for rifles or pistols capable of holding more than 10 rounds.
My San Antonio: Sutherland Springs Family Sues Outdoors Store Where Church Shooter Purchased Gun
A family that lost three members in the Sutherland Springs massacre has filed a lawsuit against the store where the shooter purchased weapons, according to documents obtained by mySA.com.
Fact Checker: 3 Pinocchios for Pelosi on National Reciprocity Remarks
“Inviting violent criminals to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives,” said Pelosi. “Inviting domestic abusers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives. Inviting convicted stalkers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives. Yet the @HouseGOP just voted to do exactly that.”
Guns.com: 121 Dems Launch Partisan Effort to Fund CDC Gun Research
“For decades, the Dickey Amendment has silenced lifesaving research and suppressed the policy dialogue around common sense laws that can save American lives,” said U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill.
Washington Times: Liberating Good Guys With Guns
The right to self-defense is fundamental to a free people. So says the Second Amendment, and Americans hearing it loud and clear are the proud owners of guns enough to arm nearly every man, woman and child.
Reason: Senate Confirms Libertarian-Minded Jurist Don Willett to Federal Judgeship
Today the U.S. Senate confirmed Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett to a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the federal appellate court whose jurisdiction covers federal districts in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Willett was confirmed by a vote of 50-47.
New York Post: A Progressive Push For More Gun Violence
Who ever thought the progressive position on gun violence would be to encourage more of it? Yet that’s the paradox in Philadelphia, where on Thursday the city council will consider a bill to force owners of hundreds of small corner stores to take down glass partitions that protect their managers and clerks from being robbed and assaulted.
FPC Publishes Guide to New California Gun Laws, Upcoming Changes
“We want to help gun owners understand what they’re really up against,” explained FPC California Legislative Advocate and Spokesperson Craig DeLuz. “We don’t want law-abiding gun owners getting arrested or going to jail because they didn’t have a decent resource to help dig into California’s insane number of gun control laws.”
The Hill: AP Provides Another Example of How Media Pushes an Anti-Gun Agenda
The AP article was concerned with Indiana’s decision to allow legislators and staff to legally carry concealed handguns inside the state Capitol. It’s the 21st state to officially allow carrying of handguns in some fashion at the Capitol.
Washington Post: Justice Sotomayor Unintentionally Highlights the Danger of Having Too Many Laws
During last week’s Supreme Court oral argument in Christie v. NCAA, an important federalism case, Justice Sonia Sotomayor noted a dangerous feature of our legal system.
CBS News: How Heavily Armed is Your State?
Here is a look at per capita weapons data, based on the ATF's National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record, and 2013 data from the U.S. Census.
California's new gun laws: What every gun owner should know before Jan 1
What the heck is going on with gun laws in the People's Republic of California? Here's what every gun owner should know before January 1.
Washington Post: Delaware Supreme Court Strikes Down Broad Restrictions on Gun Possession in State Parks and Forests
We are asked whether unelected officials from the State’s parks and forest departments, whose power is expressly limited, can ban (except for a narrow exception for hunting) the possession of guns in state parks and forests in contravention of Delawareans’ rights under the State’s constitution.
The "Hollywood" Gun Control Loophole
Why does California criminalize law-abiding gun owners but give special gun privileges to the Harvey Weinstein Hollywood crowd?
FPC bill-splainer: H.R.38 Concealed Carry Reciprocity & Fix NICS Explained (Plus Answers to Your Burning Questions)
Everyone is asking lots of questions about H.R.38, the Federal concealed carry reciprocity bill that was just passed in the House (and combined with the Fix NICS Act). Here are the droids -- we mean answers -- you're looking for.
Washington Post: I Should Be Able to Carry my Concealed Gun Across All State Lines
Donald Trump is the first president who has a concealed carry permit. Trump is one of more than 16 million Americans with a concealed carry permit legally exercising the Second Amendment right to bear arms. Now that Trump is president, gun owners are pushing for legislation to make it federal law that a permit to carry a gun be valid when crossing state lines, just like a driver’s license.
FPC Applauds Concealed Carry Reciprocity Vote, Remains Concerned About “Extra-Special Gun Rights” for Judges and Government Employees
Today, the House of Representatives acted to pass what may very well become the most important right to bear arms bill in history. We wish to thank Congressman Richard Hudson for his bold and courageous leadership on this issue, as well as every House member who co-sponsored and voted for this important measure to protect and advance constitutional rights.
WBIR: Don’t Ban America’s Most Popular Rifle
Law making should be based on facts. We estimate 13.7 million semiautomatic rifles of the type wrongly termed “assault weapons” are in the hands of Americans. They have been in the public market since 1964 and are the nation’s most popular rifle, used for a variety of legitimate purposes, including hunting, target shooting and personal defense. They should not be banned.
Townhall: Twenty-Three State Attorneys General Back National Concealed Carry Reciprocity
The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is currently making its way through the House. It is expected to be voted out of Committee and onto the House floor. If passed, which would also require 60 votes in the Senate, the legislation will allow individuals to travel across state lines with their lawfully issued permits.