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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.
Fox 11: San Bernardino Supervisor: Residents should Carry Guns to Prevent Terror Attacks
“That’s why I am advocating for a policy change to allow volunteers among the County’s workforce to be trained and authorized to carry concealed weapons and have access to weapons at County facilities. If the Board of Supervisors were to adopt this policy, these volunteers would undergo training and background requirements to obtain a concealed weapons permit issued by the Sheriff under state law as well as additional requirements.”
CNS News: Federal Lawmakers Urge Conn. Stores to Ban Open Carry of Guns
Even though the state law allows for open carry, federal lawmakers in Connecticut are asking the state’s food retail stores to ban the open carry of guns in their stores.
Gunmag: CA School District Has Carry Policy, Despite State Law
The Anderson Union High School District will continue to allow licensed employees to carry concealed weapons on school campuses, with officials saying it will keep students and faculty safe.
CI News Now: Women Becoming Bigger Players in the Gun Industry
“I think women have always been interested in it but now that it’s more prevalent, it’s on the news every day, there are more friends that are involved. It’s a good hobby for women and to speak to other women who also like the same sport and to be personally protected by it,” said Susan Dietrich, a conceal carrier.
Daily Republic: Gun Ownership a Woman’s Right
I was never interested in guns. We didn’t have guns while growing up, except our trusty Daisy BB gun. My dad was pretty conservative and I remember him telling me that if everyone had a gun, no one would get shot. That seemed crazy to me and I disregarded it. That was, until I grew up and actually needed a gun.
Boston Globe: Gun Licensing Continues to Rise in Mass.
Tens of thousands of new gun licenses were issued to Massachusetts residents in 2015, continuing a recent surge, according to state data.
ABC News: Sanders Wants to Repeal Gun Maker Liability Law He Once Supported
Sen. Bernie Sanders — whose vote in favor of a bill that protected gun makers from liability in many cases became a key attack point for the Hillary Clinton campaign — is co-sponsoring a new bill that would repeal that measure, according to a spokesman for his Senate office.
Free Beacon: Clinton Doesn’t List Self-Defense as Valid Reason to Own a Gun
Hillary Clinton did not list self-defense as a reason to have a gun Monday during a campaign event in Oskaloosa, Iowa, instead listing “collecting,” “shooting practice” and “hunting” as valid reasons for owning a gun.
WNPR: Senators Murphy, Blumenthal Introduce Bill to Repeal Gun Industry's Liability Shield
“It prevents somebody from going after truly egregious wrongdoing,” Blumenthal said. “The dealer who sells to a known criminal, who then goes out and kills somebody — that dealer is absolutely immune.”
Daily Wire: More and More Law Enforcement Officials Are Calling On Citizens to Arm Themselves
“It’s more important to have a gun in your hand than a cop on the phone,” said Sheriff Judd in response to a homeowner in his county defending himself from an intruder this month.
Voices of Liberty: Gun Control Reflects Disdain for Personal Responsibility
Instead of holding people accountable for their actions, idealistic politicians attempt to further a long-desired political agenda. The media is quick to join in to instill fear into the hearts and minds of its viewership. As a result, it is natural that people have the preconceived notion that gun control is a necessary policy measure.
Breitbart: California Pushes More Gun Control than Other States Thanks to Democrat Rule
On January 14, the Los Angeles Times observed that California pursues more gun control than other states thanks to Democrat rule.
BREAKING: California Democrats Introduce Two More Bills to Criminalize the Second Amendment
“Extremist California Democrats will not be satisfied until every law-abiding gun owner is either in jail or disarmed,” said Brandon Combs, president of Firearms Policy Coalition.
AND THEN THERE WERE 3: California Senate Democrats Introduce Third "Assault Weapon" Gun Ban Bill of 2016
“Senate Bill 880 is another bill representative of the gun control frenzy we’re seeing from big-city Democrats these days,” explained Brandon Combs, president of Firearms Policy Coalition. “They’re more interested in playing politics than passing laws that protect Californian’s constitutional rights.”
BREAKING: Firearms Policy Coalition Opposes Yet Another “Assault Weapon” Ban Bill by Bay Area Democrats
“As usual, ignorant California legislators jump on the gun ban bandwagon without having a clue how firearms actually work,” said Brandon Combs, President of Firearms Policy Coalition. “These politicians should spend more time at the range and a lot less time writing laws like AB 1664 that attack our civil rights.”
BREAKING: Firearms Policy Coalition Announces Opposition to New “Assault Weapons” Ban
Assembly Bill 1663, authored by California Assemblyman David Chiu (D-San Francisco), is sponsored by Attorney General Kamala Harris. Harris is running to replace Barbara Boxer in the United States Senate against Rep. Loretta Sanchez and a number of Republican challengers.
Breitbart: Gun Control Celebrities Attend Golden Globes with Benefit of Heavily Armed Guards
Who were all these good guys with handguns, AR-15s, “high capacity” magazines, and armored vehicles protecting? They were protecting some of the most anti-gun celebrities in Hollywood.
‘American Sniper’ Widow Taya Kyle Takes on Obama at Town Hall on Guns: ‘We Cannot Outlaw Murder’
“I don’t know that any of them would have been stopped by a background check,” Taya Kyle told Obama of those who have committed mass shootings.
Fresno Bee: Obama’s Plan Already the Law in California, Gun-Rights Advocates Say
But Deluz added that he worries about how an executive action by the president would be implemented. “The president doesn’t respect the Second Amendment. Why would he respect any other part of the Constitution?”
Fox News: Obama Meeting with AG on Gun Control Actions, Faces GOP Backlash
The president lit a fire under the gun control debate last week when he and his aides announced White House plans to kick off the new year with executive action on gun rules. Obama plans to meet Monday afternoon with Attorney General Loretta Lynch, FBI Director James Comey and other top officials to work out those plans.
KCRA: Obama is the Best Gun Salesman in America
“Tremendous, literally tremendous,” said Bob Irwin, owner of The Gun Store in Las Vegas, shortly after Obama delivered a speech on expanding background checks. “It started with San Bernardino but Obama has just added to it. We can’t keep guns in stock. Some of our major wholesalers are basically out of all the stuff that sells.”
SCPR: Police in California Can Seize Guns without Prior Notice Starting Jan. 1
Family members who believe a loved one poses a danger to themselves or others will be able to ask police to seek a temporary “gun violence” restraining order from a judge beginning Jan. 1. The order would allow police to seize the person’s guns for 21 days.