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AJC: ‘Campus Carry’ Gun Bill Advances in Georgia Legislature
A bill legalizing firearms on Georgia’s college campuses passed a key Senate panel on Monday, with no changes to where the legislation says college students could be allowed to carry guns.
Merced Sun Star: Enthusiasts in Atwater Scoff at Proposed Gun Laws
“That’s not where the problems are,” Joey Verna, a gun shop owner, said Thursday. “It’s not the law-abiding people causing the problems.”
WATCH: FPC Frustrates Legislator's Anti-Gun Agenda and Destroys AB 1673
Not only was Craig successful at totally frustrating the author, he was also successful in convincing the Chair of the committee to postpone the bill for the time being.
He's Back... Kevin De Leon Introduces Ghost Gun Bill
SB 1407 requires a person who manufactures or assembles a firearm to first apply to the Department of Justice ( DOJ) for permission to build the firearm.
WSAZ: W.Va. Governor Vetoes Conceal Carry Gun Bill
“I have been listening, and today [Thursday] I stand with you for the safety of the men, women and children who call our state home,” the governor said. “Our law enforcement officers have dedicated their lives to keeping us safe. Now it’s time for us to return the favor and veto HB4145.”
ALERT: Berkeley Senator Introduces Bill to TAKE Your Magazines
SB 1446 will ban mere possession of ALL standard capacity magazines that can hold over 10 rounds, including those that were permanently modified by the owner and those that were originally factory designed to hold more than 10 rounds.
Guns.com: California to Pick Up the Reins of Gun Violence Research
“The bill reads as a sole source contract to an anti-gun activist, written by an anti-gun legislator seeking research that supports her predetermined conclusion that guns need to be banned,” Craig DeLuz, legislative and public affairs representative for the California-based Firearms Policy Coalition, told Guns.com in an email.
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.