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FPC Supports H.R.38 but Opposes “Special Gun Rights” for Judges, Government Employees; Requests Reforms to H.R.4477
“We are heartened to see H.R.38 moving forward and look forward to its passage, hopefully with the amendments we’ve suggested to improve the bill and its protection of law-abiding people and their rights,” he said.
ABC News: It's Time to Put a Spotlight on Homemade 'Ghost Guns'
The gunman who killed his wife and four others in a rampage in Northern California this week found an easy way around a court order prohibiting him from having guns: He built his own at home.
Politico: House GOP Leaders Preparing to Bring Gun Measures to the Floor
House Republican leaders are preparing to move ahead with a package of gun legislation that would sharply expand concealed-carry rights but also address policies that came into play during two recent mass shootings. The proposal is expected to come to the floor as soon as next week.
Washington Free Beacon: Gun-Rights Groups File Suit Against New California Assault Weapons Regulations
A number of gun-rights groups joined forces to file a lawsuit against California's latest assault weapons regulations on Thursday.
CNN: Do Gun Owners Love Their Guns More Than Their Children?
I can only believe that for now at least, we are a country that continues to keep loving our guns more than we love our children; that we put our guns above the health of our children, and above the health of each other.
Rare US: Chicago Law Firm Files 14 More Lawsuits Against Bump Stock Maker
The hotel-casino from where Stephen Paddock fired, concert organizers and the makers and sellers of a bump stock gun accessory that enabled him to fire rapidly are named as defendants. The court filings argue that they all share blame for the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history.
BREAKING: New Legal Action Challenging California’s “Assault Weapon” Regulations
“The State of California is nothing short of bipolar with its gun control policies,” commented FPC President Brandon Combs. “On one hand, the State is requiring people to register virtually all of their guns. On the other hand, the DOJ is doing everything it can to suppress compliance and prevent people from registering their guns.”
Miami Herald: Feinstein’s Bump Stocks Ban Moves Back Into the Spotlight
A week ahead of a long awaited Senate hearing on bump stocks, the district attorney from Las Vegas issued a powerful call to ban the firearm accessory, which enabled a gunman to kill 58 people in just minutes at an Oct. 1 concert along the city’s famed Strip.
Breitbart: Gabby Giffords Cites Las Vegas Attack as Reason to Oppose Concealed Carry
Following the passage of national reciprocity for concealed carry, Gabby Giffords released a statement citing the October 1 Las Vegas shooting as a reason to oppose concealed carry.
KQED: Is the Trump Effect Keeping California Gun Sales Lower?
In the week following October’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, the deadliest such shooting in recent American history, gun sales in California ticked up. But they didn’t skyrocket, breaking a cycle of spiking gun sales in the state following mass shootings.
Breitbart: California DOJ Publishing New ‘Assault Weapons’ Regulations over Thanksgiving Holiday
The California Department of Justice is publishing new “assault weapons” regulations over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The regulations cover “assault weapons” definitions, which means they detail what the state considers an “assault weapon” based on certain cosmetic features and/or accessories.
FPC Requests Changes to National Handgun Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill H.R.38, Citing Vagueness & Criminal Law Concerns
Explained FPC Spokesperson Craig DeLuz, “Any bill that seeks to expand the right to keep and bear arms must be carefully crafted to ensure protection for all law-abiding people, but especially for those in ‘battleground states’ and cities hostile to Second Amendment rights.”
Guns.com: Five States Ask Congress to Swiftly Pass National Reciprocity
A group of state attorneys general has signed on to a letter urging lawmakers to approve a measure that would allow universal recognition if concealed carry permits across the nation.
"Assault Weapons" Ban Still Alive in Washington State!
The 2018 legislative session in Olympia is right around the corner and the fake news cartel has again piled on with a chorus of elitist voices hell-bent on stripping all of us of the right to defend ourselves and our family.
New Haven Register: Senator Tells Parents to Stop Buying Toy Guns
Without changes to the way toy and imitation guns are manufactured, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., says child’s play presents real dangers to public safety.
New York Post: Giffords Tries to Shut Down Gun Websites
A gun control group founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords asked two web hosting companies on Friday to shut down websites selling parts and machines that help make untraceable homemade firearms known as “ghost guns.”
Salon: Gun Manufacturers Market Products to Men’s Basest Instincts
Guns make men feel powerful and in control. A pull of the trigger can instantly bring death, giving the shooter an ability that is almost godlike. Yet gun culture does not think gun owners want to feel godly, or even like mature, civilized adults in any sense. They are just human, after all, susceptible to all the basest instincts of human nature.
Washington Examiner: Senate Democrats Introduce Major Gun Ban Bill
Senate Democrats Wednesday introduced a major gun control bill that would ban so-called assault-style weapons and ammunition. The bill — sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and other Senate Democrats — would make it illegal to sell more than 200 types of semi-automatic weapons as well as magazines holding more than ten rounds of ammunition. The proposal would also ban devices that ramp up firing speed, such as the bump stock used in the Las Vegas shooting last month.
Fox News: Record Amount of Background Checks for Guns on Black Friday
The FBI on Friday received 203,086 requests for instant gun background checks, which would mark almost a 10 percent increase from 2016 and sets a new record for the most ever in one day, USA Today reported.
Breitbart: Millennial Voters Offer Greatest Opposition to ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban
Senate Democrats are pushing an “assault weapons” ban again and the greatest opposition to it comes from voters aged 18 to 34. In other words, many of those opposed to it were not old enough to vote during the push for such a ban following the Sandy Hook Elementary School attack.
The Statesman: More Gun Restrictions Wouldn’t Have Stopped Church Shooting
The terrible news about the Sutherland Springs First Baptist Church mass shooting was just coming out when last week’s column was being written. Now we know a lot more about how the murderer acquired his guns.
California DOJ Pushes New “Assault Weapons” Regulations Before Thanksgiving Holiday
FPC has published the new proposed regulations at BulletButtonBan.com — a Web site it established in 2016 for tracking the new California assault weapon laws and regulations — where members of the public can use FPC’s grassroots action tools to submit written comments to DOJ regarding the proposed regulations. A public hearing on the new regulations is scheduled for 10 a.m. on January 8, 2018, at the Resources Building Auditorium in Sacramento.
The Hill: Gun Reformers Search For the Next Bump Stock
The next bump stock? Gun reform advocates think they’ve seen a few. The debate over bump stocks –– the little-known devices used to deadly effect during last month’s shooting massacre in Las Vegas –– has all but vanished on Capitol Hill. But gun reformers are already seeking to identify similar products in hopes of convincing Congress to apply new restrictions aimed at preventing the next tragedy.
The Hill: South Carolina Mayor Wants to Ban Bump Stocks on Guns
The mayor of Columbia, S.C., is planning to propose a ban on bump stocks and trigger cranks on guns in the city. “I believe in responsible gun ownership, and I believe in common sense,” Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin (D) said in a statement, according to ABC News. “That’s why I’ve decided to do what our federal and state governments are either unable or unwilling to do."