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SacBee: California’s Tough Gun Laws Scrutinized after San Bernardino Shootings
“California always prides itself on its leadership, and we have done some heroic things on gun safety in the past,” Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said. “But the bar is not as high as it should be.”
Standards of Scrutiny: Rebellion in the Courts of Appeal
Now, at this point, I was going to write you a short history of how we went from that “Not means No” standard of review to the system that we have now, but as I started writing it, I realized that it would either bore you silly, or worse, encourage you to pull out your pitchforks, light the torches, and start looking for your nearest law school. So I will just tell you what the standards of review are.
NFA Freedom Alliance Statement on “The Hearing Protection Act of 2015”
We believe that Rep. Matt Salmon’s bill to remove suppressors from the regulatory reach of the National Firearms Act is a signal that Americans want to modernize this antiquated law and ensure that suppressors are readily available to all law-abiding people for self-defense, hearing protection, and sport.
Firearms Policy Coalition Slams California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom Over Reported Gun Control Ballot Prop
Today, civil rights advocates at Firearms Policy Coalition responded to a reported ballot initiative proposed by Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom that would, if passed, further restrict the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Californians and force people to give up lawfully possessed personal property.
Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Anti-Gun Senate Bill 707
Brandon Combs, the President of Firearms Policy Coalition, stated, “This is not just an attack on our Second Amendment rights, it is an attack on the most vulnerable in our society. Victims of domestic violence and stalking, judges, prosecutors, and public defenders who have a carry license will now have to leave their registered self-defense handguns at home when picking up their children at school, leaving them without the necessary protection from violent criminals.”
HILARIOUS (and also true): How to Create a Gun-Free America in 5 Easy Steps
Too much awesome, from our friends at Reason
Over 40,000 Californians Ask California Gov. Jerry Brown to Veto Anti-Gun SB 707
Earlier today, second amendment civil rights advocates at Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) (Grassroots Director Richard Thomson and Director of Operations Kyle Kennington) delivered over 40,000 individual letters from concerned Californians demanding that Governor Brown veto Senate Bill 707.
BREAKING: Florida Bill to Legalize Open Carry Passes First Committee
On Tuesday, Oct 6th, the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee approved Rep. Matt Gaetz’s Open Carry and Strict Scrutiny bill. The bill passed committee mostly along party lines, with Rep. Chris Latvala (R-Pinellas) bucking his party to join House Democrats in opposing the Right to Bear Arms.
The Hill: Gun Control Push Coming in Senate on Thursday
Senate Democrats are planning to unveil a new gun-control proposal on Thursday in the wake of a shooting at a community college in Oregon.
California Governor Jerry Brown Vetoes Anti-Gun Senate Bill 347
“We’re very pleased that Governor Brown agreed with us on this dangerous and unnecessary legislation,” said FPC President Brandon Combs. “This is a victory for civil rights and common sense.”
BREAKING: Appeals Court Victory in Knife Rights' Federal Civil Rights Lawsuit Against New York City
The Second Circuit ruled that Knife Rights’ plaintiffs John Copeland, Pedro Perez, and Native Leather have the right to pursue their claims to end the unconstitutional manner in which the City and the DA have enforced state gravity knife law against honest individuals and businesses with regard to common folding knives.
Lawsuit Planned if California Senate Bill 707 Becomes Law, Says Firearms Policy Coalition
The anti-gun bill, passed by the Legislature on Sept. 2, would expand criminal liability under the Gun-Free School Zone Act to handgun carry license (“CCW”) holders and prohibit carry of firearms for self-defense on California school grounds. It would also criminalize the mere possession of ammunition on the grounds of any school or college campus, even for trained gun owners who have a license to carry issued by their police chief or county sheriff.
Bernie Sanders Defends Voting History for Gun Laws
“If somebody has a gun and somebody steals that gun and shoots somebody, do you really think it makes sense to blame the manufacturer of that weapon?” Sanders said, before he and Laszlo began talking over one another.
Newsmax: Hillary Pushes Gun Control Message on Campaign Trail
…”I’m going to speak out against the uncontrollable use of guns in our country because I believe we can do better,” Clinton said Tuesday in Iowa City….
Breitbart: ATF Says Gun Production has Increased "140 Percent" Under Obama's Administration
This jump is based on 2013 production numbers, which is the most recent year where complete numbers are available.
Donald Trump Says Louisiana Shooting “has Nothing to Do with Guns”
“These are sick people,” Trump said of the shooter, John Russell Houser, who was reported to be mentally ill. “This has nothing to do with guns. This has to do with the mentality of these people.”
CNN: Christie Defends his Record on Gun Rights at Iowa Town Hall
Chris Christie tore into a gun rights activist who questioned his Second Amendment record in an Iowa town hall event Saturday night, displaying the fiery and confrontational style the New Jersey governor is known for.
Guns.com: Alabama Governor Lifts Gun Free Zones at State Rest Areas
The governor’s move came following a back and forth between Alabama Department of Transportation and state lawmakers over the legality of banning guns at rest areas for all those other than law enforcement.
AP: Bernie Sanders Calls for “Common Sense” Gun Laws
Sanders said Americans must find agreement on gun laws, such as improved background checks to prevent gun sales to people with criminal records or a history of mental instability or domestic abuse.
Opinion: Obama's Social Security Gun Grab is an Overreach
There’s a big difference between being unable to handle one’s finances — a common plight for senior citizens — and posing genuine danger to oneself or others. Congress must ensure that the Obama administration makes that distinction as it seeks to restrict the gun rights of Social Security recipients whose benefit checks are handled by fiduciaries.
Breitbart: Lafayette Theater is a Gun Free Zone, Bans Firearms for Customers with ‘Permits’
According to the “Conduct Policy” for all Grand Theatre locations, the “possession of firearms or weapons of any kind” are completely banned and the ban applies regardless of whether the firearm or weapon is carried “openly or concealed, with or without a permit.”
70 Sign on to Rigell’s Call for Lifting Gun Ban
The Virginia Beach Republican has argued that service members must be able to protect themselves in transit and at recruitment centers, noting the fatal shootings of four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week.
Ammoland: Massachusetts Gun Owners’ Action League Sets Sights On Gun Free Zones
“This legislation would analyze our current laws about ‘Gun Free’ zones here in Massachusetts. In light of the recent attacks in Tennessee, it’s extremely important that we evaluate our current laws and see if there are better ways to protect the public,” said Representative John Velis.
NJ.com: Gov. Chris Christie Says U.S. Doesn’t Need to Pass More Gun Laws
The Republican governor — speaking in Hilton Head along the coast in South Carolina, home to the first presidential primary in the south — said the government should focus on prosecuting criminals to stem violent shootings.