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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."
CBS New York: Sen. Gillibrand Pushes For Tighter Gun Control Laws
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is pushing to get tighter gun laws passed in Washington.
The Firearm Blog: Germany Loosens Restrictions on Suppressors Citing Health and Hearing Concerns
Hunters in the North Rhine-Westphalia area in Germany can now use sound suppressors for their hunting rifles. The Ministry of Interior has regulated this in a decree to the The Federal Hunting Act. You may ask why this is important to you, but there are some very interesting and important quotes from high ranking officials if you continue reading.
IJR: Piers Morgan Saw a Pro-Gun Sign for a Church — And Boy Is He Triggered
As IJR previously reported, the River at Tampa Bay Church has had a sign on every entrance of its building warning would-be criminals that the congregation is heavily armed.
Guns.com: California City Passes Ban Moratorium on Gun, Ammo Stores
The San Carlos City Council last week passed a 45-day ban on any new gun stores setting up shop in the city limits just as a Turner’s Outdoorsman was scheduled to open. Passed 4-1 after an emotion public hearing which local media reported that hundreds attended, the move will keep the vendor’s doors at their newest location closed for now.
Breitbart: Rancho Tehama Gunman Proved Gun Bans Cannot Stop Determined Attacker
The Rancho Tehama gunman who killed five people and opened fire on a school proved anew that gun bans cannot stop a determined attacker. After all, guns are banned from California K-12 campuses, but that did not stop Kevin Neal from transporting a gun to the school and opening fire.
Rolling Stone: Tim McGraw And Faith Hill Say U.S. Needs 'Common Sense' Gun Control Laws
"Look, I'm a bird hunter - I love to wing-shoot," McGraw said. "However, there is some common sense that's necessary when it comes to gun control. They want to make it about the Second Amendment every time it's brought up. It's not about the Second Amendment."
John Lott: Liberal Media Fixates On Laws That Wouldn't Have Stopped Attack, Ignores Good Guy With Gun
Before knowing almost anything about Sunday’s mass public shooting, gun control advocates are once again calling for more gun control. The attack at the First Baptist Church in tiny Sutherland Springs, Texas, claimed 26 lives and left people with an understandable desire to “do something.” One thing is certain: the proposals put forward by gun control advocates wouldn’t have stopped this attack.
Newsweek: Las Vegas Shooting Didn't Change Gun Laws In US, But It Did In This Country
While the United States has failed to take action, the country of Malta has passed gun laws in response to a shooting attack in the U.S. that killed 58 people and injured more than 500.
Taste of Country: Country Singer Says "No One Is Trying to Take Away Your Guns"
The debate over gun control hits closer to home in country music after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, and Cam is among the artists who have begun speaking out on the politically charged topic in public.
Ammoland: October Trump Era NICS Trend Toward Second Highest Year on Record
The Trump era NICS checks are continuing the trend to become the second highest year for NICS checks on record. 2016 is the current record holder, with 27,538,673 NICS checks for the year. The next highest year was in 2015, with 23,141,970. 2,030,391 NICS checks were done in October, 2017.
KTUU: Concealed Carry Courses Popular After Mass Shootings and Rising Crime
After recent mass shootings nationally and rising crime in Alaska, many people are seeking out self-defense training. At a local shooting range, around 19 people gathered in freezing temperatures Saturday evening to acquire a concealed carry permit. James Henry, the founder of Spectre Tactical, an Anchorage based company, says he’s seen a surge of business since 2015. From individuals to companies that organize specialized classes for their employees.
The Greenfield Recorder: Massachusetts State Rep Says Gun Ownership is a Privilege, Not a Right
Allowing the use of silencers and the attorney general’s authority to regulate firearms were hot topics at a Public Safety Committee hearing Thursday that saw lawmakers and gun rights advocates tangle over the Second Amendment.
Dallas News: How the Sutherland Springs Good Guys With Guns Transformed the Politics of Mass Shootings
The fact that a bystander armed with his own rifle chased and shot at the perpetrator in Sutherland Springs crucially transforms the terrain of the political interpretation of the shootings.
The Daily Caller: Obama Rarely Prosecuted Criminals Who Sought To Buy Guns Illegally
More than 100,000 convicted felons or other “prohibited persons” tried to buy guns each year during President Barack Obama’s administration by lying on their applications, but the Justice Department only considered prosecuting about 30 to 40 people each year, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation.
Michigan Live: Gov. Snyder Plans to Veto Concealed Carry in Gun Free Zones
Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a bill that would have allowed concealed guns in schools in 2012, and a rekindled discussion on it hasn't changed his position. The Michigan Senate on Wednesday passed legislation to allow people to carry concealed weapons in traditionally gun-free zones like bars, stadiums and schools.
East Bay Times: Revelation of Gun Ban for Tehama County Shooter Revives Enforcement Criticisms
The Tehama County mass shooter was barred from having firearms, and he once surrendered his rifle at the behest of a judge. But Kevin Janson Neal still ended up with homemade and borrowed weapons he used to kill five people, it was learned Wednesday — reviving questions on whether strict laws and police can effectively keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people.
Gun Grabbers Are Coming After Muskets
Yes you read that headline correctly. Giffords has announced that her group is going to attack binary triggers, trigger cranks, "high capacity" shotguns, AK and AR style pistols, pistol arm braces, pistol blade stabilizers, "incendiary, tracer, and armor piercing" ammunition, and yes, muzzleloaders.
Guns.com: Wisconsin Measure Aims to Increase Regulations on Gun Stores
The proposal, LRB-3860, requires firearms retailers to lock all guns in a secured safe or steel gun cabinet or on a secured rod or cable when the when the business is closed or unattended. The sponsor said it comes as a response to a series of high-profile gun store burglaries in the state.
John Lott: Good Guys With Guns Saving Lives
It is only too bad that someone with a concealed handgun permit wasn’t already at the church. We may never have heard of the shooting — national news stories are virtually never done on permit holders stopping mass public shootings.
Washington Post: Mass Shootings in Gun-Free Nations
The global history of mass shootings demonstrates that the vast majority of these crimes are perpetrated in places where citizen firearms ownership is close to nil. While people can argue about cause and effect, the facts are indisputable.
Boston Globe: Hand Over Your Weapons
In the aftermath of the Texas church shooting last week, Democratic lawmakers did what they always do: They skewered their Republican colleagues for offering only “thoughts and prayers,” and demanded swift action on gun control.
Michigan Live: Here Are the Gun Bills Pending in the Michigan Legislature
House Republicans outlined “defending second amendment rights” as one of their priorities for the 2017-2018 session. Senate Republicans, too have introduced a number of related bills, and more could crop up from either side in the future.