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Fox 5: 'WHERE ARE THE COPS?' | Highlandtown home-invasion victims waited 14 minutes for police
As Baltimore Police scrambled to the scenes of shootings early Saturday morning, two young females and a 2-year-old boy were trapped on a rooftop. For nearly 15 minutes, Gaasch was on the phone with 911.
Guns.com: Former NYC cop admits to orchestrating bribes for expedited gun licenses
Paul Dean faces up to five years in prison for orchestrating a bribery scheme between at least three dealers and law enforcement officials in the city’s licensing department to fast-track applications for gun permits and overlook certain clients’ violent criminal histories.
Politico: Montana governor supports assault weapon ban
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock on Sunday said he would support a ban on semiautomatic weapons — the strongest stance the Democratic governor has taken on gun control as he weighs a possible run for the 2020 presidential election.
The Daily News: Gun owners group critical of 3-D weapons ban
A gun owners group is criticizing a directive by Attorney General Maura Healey that outlaws 3-D plastic guns in Massachusetts, accusing the Democrat of spreading “misinformation” and using the issue to score political points.
FSU News: ‘Repeal all gun laws,’ says Kent State's rifle-carrying graduate behind viral photo
Two months after her controversial post made national headlines, Bennett traveled to Florida’s capital city – receiving death threats along the way – to take aim at the widely known gun control movement, March for Our Lives, at Tallahassee’s counter-protest, the Big Pro Gun Rally.
Whyy: 3D printing companies take action against 3D guns amid debatable public safety threat
People who work in the 3D printing industry in Philadelphia and around the country are taking action against 3D-printed guns.
Guns.com: DOJ says those against 3D gun case don't understand the issue
“[T]he Government notes that the possibility of manufacturing small-caliber firearms from a 3D-printing process has been publicly discussed since 2013,” said U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes in a 26-page filing opposing Ferguson’s motion for the court to issue an injunction against the files release. Hayes elaborated that the government “has no authority to restrict U.S. persons from sharing these files with other U.S. persons within the United States."
Politico: London mayor wants to ban cars in some areas after attack
Khan told BBC radio that making certain areas only available to pedestrians would provide more safety to both citizens and buildings in the surrounding area. But he also said the city would need to ensure people “don’t lose one important thing about our democracy: People having an access to parliamentarians, people being able to lobby parliament and being able to come and visit parliament.”
Washington Times: Citigroup, Bank of America punished for post-Parkland gun control policies in Louisiana vote
A Louisiana commission voted Thursday to block two banking giants from taking part in a new highway project, moving to punish the companies for gun control policies they adopted after the Parkland, Fla., school shooting this year.
California Legislative Committees Pass 7 Gun Control Bills, Hold 2 Back
“We are pleased to see the beyond-awful AB 2382, that we strongly opposed, meet its likely demise today, but there is a mountain of work left to do,” said Craig DeLuz, FPC legislative advocate and spokesperson. “We will continue to fight for freedom and strongly oppose every single bill that would infringe the fundamental rights of California gun owners and visitors. We look forward to stopping more bad bills in the Legislature and at the Governor’s office.”
WCCO 4: More Minnesotans own guns, violent crime remains low
More people are carrying guns than ever before, but the crime rate remains relatively low. WCCO’s Pat Kessler is looking at the numbers, and giving them a Reality Check.
USA Today: Democrats funding spike in gun control ads this election cycle
Candidates across the country and allied outside groups are seizing on the issue of guns in advertising this election cycle, but with a twist: More spots now promote gun control than oppose it.
BREAKING: Gun Owners, Civil Rights Groups Seek Injunction in California “Assault Weapon” Lawsuit
Attorneys for seven California gun owners and four Second Amendment advocacy organizations announced today that they have filed a new motion seeking a preliminary injunction over the California Department of Justice’s failures surrounding the ‘bullet button assault weapon’ registration program.
Politically Georgia: How a misfired gun-related tweet put Abrams on the defensive
An erroneous quote of Stacey Abrams by a gun control activist quickly caught fire with Second Amendment supporters who back Republican Brian Kemp in the Georgia race for governor.
Breitbart: CBS ‘Millennial Women’ Panel Only Includes One Gun Owner (Who Wants Gun Control)
CBS ‘This Morning’ talked gun laws with a panel of six “Millennial Women,” one of whom owned a gun, voted for Hillary Clinton, and supports more gun control.
Washington Free Beacon: Online retail platform terminates Cody Wilson account without explanation
Shopify shut down Wilson's Defense Distributed storefront at 7:07 am EDT according to an email from the company's legal team to Wilson. The email said the account, which had been operating in good standing for over two years, was going to be shuttered in the next week and the storefront it was operating would be immediately inaccessible to the public.
Guns.com: Judge blocks DefDist downloadable 3D gun data, other sites release files
DefDist’s dedicated site for the files, DefCAD.com, noted late Tuesday that it had been shut down. The group’s founder, Cody Wilson, further confirmed on social media that, “By order of a federal judge in the Western District of Washington, DEFCAD.com is going dark.” However, shortly afterward many of the promised 3-D files surfaced on a new site backed by a number of gun rights groups.
Guns.com: Everytown-backed Democrat falls short in high-profile election
A special election on Tuesday to fill an open seat in the U.S. House from Ohio went to an National Rifle Association-endorsed Republican who narrowly bested his opponent in a hard-fought campaign.
MyPalmBeachPost: JUST IN: 3D printers put plastic, lethal guns just clicks away
Experts say that advancements in technology have made it possible to print a firearm that is every bit as operational — and lethal — as anything you can buy at a gun shop.
Bearing Arms: CDC Claims Firearm-Related Homicides On The Rise
All that said, there’s one important fact that CNN failed to mention, and that is how the number of defensive gun uses is many times greater than the number of homicides that used firearms. While there are a reported 14,415 firearm-related homicides in 2016, there are still anywhere between 100,000 and 3 million defensive gun uses each year.
The Federalist: Former Gun Control Candidate Charged With Shooting Her Campaign Manager
Kellie Collins, a former congressional candidate in Georgia’s 10th District, was charged with the murder of her former campaign treasurer, Curtis Cain. The allegations of murder follow Collins’ advocacy for “responsible” gun control laws during her campaign. WSB-TV reports that she argued for stricter legislation “to protect the community.”
As Predicted, Gun Control Gains Are Happening at the State Level
For two years now we've been warning about the anti-gun crowd's planned "West Coast Wall" of gun control, and that, like all horrible ideas, it won't stop with Washington, Oregon, and California.
Breitbart: Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Calls for Repeal of Campus Carry, Restrictions on Public Carry
Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) is calling for a repeal of campus carry and limits plus restrictions on public carry.
LA Times: Councilman Mitchell Englander quits blocking gun-rights group on Twitter after complaint
When a gun-rights group wanted to sound off about a new proposal from Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander, it went to Twitter to respond to him — only to find it had been blocked.