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FLACCID: DICK'S SHRINKS, NOT A GROWER OR SHOWER IN LATEST EARNINGS REPORT
Dick's Sporting Goods plunged as much as 14% in pre-market trading on Wednesday as a slowdown in Under Armour sales weighed on top-line results.
ABC: 3 shots fired on accident? Residents react to Chattanooga police officer's firearm mishap
The release says police told the man to lower his weapon, but the man refused before shooting and killing himself. According to police, an officer then accidentally pulled the trigger of his gun three times. They say one of those bullets hit the man who had just taken his life.
National Review: Britain’s Failed Weapons-Control Laws Show Why the Second Amendment Matters
Despite very severe anti-knife laws, Great Britain has been suffering from a surge in knife crime. Some Britons propose making the laws even harsher. Others are offering more constructive solutions to get to the root causes of the problem.
NPR: The School Shootings That Weren't
This spring the U.S. Education Department reported that in the 2015-2016 school year, "nearly 240 schools ... reported at least 1 incident involving a school-related shooting." The number is far higher than most other estimates. But NPR reached out to every one of those schools repeatedly over the course of three months and found that more than two-thirds of these reported incidents never happened. Child Trends, a nonpartisan nonprofit research organization, assisted NPR in analyzing data from the government's Civil Rights Data Collection.
CBS Sacramento: Lodi Teen Kicked Out Of Class Over NRA Shirt
An angry mother is speaking out after she says a Lodi High School history teacher targeted students wearing T-shirts advertising the National Rifle Association.
Breitbart: ‘Gun-Free’ Britain: 10 Shot in Multicultural Manchester During ‘Caribbean Carnival’
Ten people, including two children, have been hospitalised after gunshots were fired in Manchester on Sunday morning, as the multicultural city celebrates its ‘Caribbean Carnival’.
The Gun Feed: Federal Judge Allows Lawsuit To Proceed Against Michigan DHHS
A federal district court judge in Michigan has allowed a Second Amendment Foundation lawsuit against the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to move forward, challenging the agency’s requirement that foster parents keep firearms and ammunition locked up, so as not to be immediately accessible, and thus useless for self-defense.
Willamette Week: Family of Oregon teen denied gun by Walmart wants same fine that was handed dow to anti-gay wedding cake bakers
An Oregon teenager who filed a discrimination complaint with the Bureau of Labor and Industries after Walmart refused to sell her a rifle asked for $135,000 in a settlement—the same amount an Oregon baker was fined after refusing to sell a wedding cake to a same-sex couple.
Guns.com: A third of the counties in Illinois are exploring 'gun sanctuaries'
Last week the Logan County board approved a measure to place a sanctuary vote on the ballot in November, bringing the number to at least 26 counties where such moves are afoot, according to The Lincoln Courier. Currently, the Illinois State Rifle Association list some 39 counties that have sanctuary language adopted or pending, noting that “we expect to see more in the coming weeks.”
Salon: Democrats file “emergency” amendment to block Betsy DeVos from arming teachers
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is reportedly looking to use a legal loophole to allow federal funds to buy guns for teachers — and Democrats appear determined to stop her.
Guns.com: 16-year-old pro-gun activist sues school over treatment during Parkland rally
A lawsuit filed in federal court argues school officials supported a walk-out by students advocating gun control while attempting to muzzle opposition. Named as defendants in the suit are a host of Hononegah Community High School administrators in Rockton, Illinois who, as outlined in court filings, allowed one group of students to protest in response to the Feb.14 school shooting in Parkland, Florida while at the same time marginalizing a smaller group of youth who felt differently.
Willamette Week: Oregon Labor Commissioner says Walmart broke law by refusing gun sale to teen
Hannah Brumbles, 18, of Deer Island, Ore., filed a civil rights complaint with the state agency in April. She says Walmart discriminated against her by refusing to sell her a rifle, even though Oregon law says individuals over 18 may legally purchase firearms. BOLI agrees.
Guns.com: Dem aims to drop voting age to 16, citing youth gun control advocacy
The mechanism for the proposed constitutional amendment, H.J.Res.138, was introduced by U.S. Rep. Grace Meng earlier this month. The amendment would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote, the biggest change to the voting age since it was lowered from 21 to 18 in 1971.
National Review: Corporate Gun Control Might Be the Worst Threat to Gun Rights
But another threat looms, one that can stretch across the entire American landscape, is immune to the filibuster, and is largely sheltered from judicial review. It’s a threat that can choke off financing for the gun industry, stifle speech about guns, and lock the gun-rights community into offline (and small online) ghettos that restrict their ability to communicate.
'Large-scale illegal gun factory' found in UK
Rob Hickinbottom, head of the national firearms threat centre at the NCA, said on Wednesday afternoon: "We believe we have disrupted a group involved in the criminal production of firearms, and as a result we have prevented a potentially large quantity of weapons from getting into the hands of criminals and being used in violence on our streets."
Report: Federal education dollars could go to buy guns for schools
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is on the receiving end of flak from the activists on the heels of a New York Times article that reported the long-running Student Support and Academic Enrichment grant program could be expanded by order of DeVos to fund purchases of guns for school security efforts. While a spokeswoman for the Education Department declined to comment on “hypothetical scenarios,” others were not so restrained.
AP: Montana governor stands by semiautomatic weapons ban comment
Montana's governor is standing by his recent comments that he'd support a ban on some semiautomatic weapons, saying Tuesday that it's one of several measures that should be considered to curtail gun violence.
Salt Lake Tribune: The University of Utah reassigned a graduate assistant after her syllabus restricted students with concealed guns to a ‘Second Amendment zone’
A graduate assistant at the University of Utah has been reassigned from teaching a class this semester after handing out a syllabus that said bringing a concealed carry gun to class “is absurd, antisocial, and frightening behavior” and that any of her students who have one — even if permitted — would be forced to stand in a “3x3 taped square” in the back of the classroom.
Breitbart: Louisiana Attorney General Denies $600 Million to Citibank, Bank of America Over Gun Control
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and the state’s Bond Commission denied $600 million to Citibank and Bank of America over the gun control stance adopted by both companies.
NY Daily News: Amazon takes down California gun group website for posting 3D printer plans for homemade handgun
A group of California gun nuts hoping to disseminate 3D printer plans for a homemade handgun via the internet suffered a misfire Wednesday when Amazon took down their website.
MSN: Gun Rights Activists Defy Court Ruling, Post 3D-Printed Gun Blueprints Online
Gun rights activist groups found a way around the temporary halting of 3D-printed gun blueprints by publishing another set of blueprints on a new website Tuesday, which they say is activity protected under the First Amendment.
SD Union-Tribute: California gun group posts internet 3D printer plans for guns after federal judge issues injunction
A group of tech savvy California gun nuts thumbed their noses Tuesday at a Seattle federal court judge’s temporary restraining order that bars the distribution of gun making plans for 3D printers.
WSJ: Gun advocates to post 3-D weapon plans on new site
Hours after a federal judge forced a group in Texas to remove online blueprints for 3-D printed firearms on Tuesday, gun-rights groups in California said they were publishing the files on a separate website.
Fox News: As 3D-printed weapons row escalates, gun rights activists post blueprints online
Nonetheless, plans for a number weapons have appeared on CodeIsFreeSpeech.com, which describes itself as “a publicly-available website for truthful, non-misleading, non-commercial speech and information that is protected under the United States Constitution.”