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FPC Seeks Veto of 9 Gun Bills from California Gov. Jerry Brown, Asks for Approval of Public Records Act Bill
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition asked California Governor Jerry Brown to veto nine different gun control bills that would radically change the state’s already-voluminous and complex laws. The advocacy organization also requested that Gov. Brown sign one bill that would help prevent state and local agencies from abusing the Public Records Act attorney fee provisions to chill the right to access government files.
Washington Times: Levi Strauss launches gun-control initiative: 'We simply cannot stand by silently'
Company president and CEO Chip Bergh penned an op-ed for Fortune magazine saying business leaders have a responsibility to speak up on issues that threaten the American “fabric.”
Sac Bee: Calling 911 in rural California? Danger might be close, but the law can be hours away
A spring snowstorm was bearing down on the remote mountain town of Kettenpom when Norma and Jim Gund received an unexpected call from the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office. The Gunds said the sheriff’s office asked if they could check on their neighbor and they were happy to oblige.
Ammoland: MT candidate Kathleen Williams supports registering normal capacity gun mags
Two days ago, Montana Shooting Sports Association Board member Randy Pinocci recorded Kathleen Williams at a public event saying she would favor treating what she called “high capacity magazines“, really just normal gun mags, the same (legally) as “sawed-off shotguns.”
Guns.com: Rhode Island governor bans guns from schools by executive order
“It’s our job to protect kids and their teachers,” Wagner said. “Inconsistencies among laws, regulations, and local policies and practices create confusion, producing the exact kind of unsafe environment the law is intended to prevent. As we start a new school year, this directive provides clarity, until such time that the underlying laws are reconciled.”
Guns.com: Gun control campaign on heels of Jacksonville Landing shooting
The Giffords Veteran Coalition released its inaugural video Monday in hopes of rallying support for stricter gun laws via encouragement from some of the nation’s most decorated military veterans, including former Central Intelligence Agency Director Michael Hayden.
Guns.com: Texas Congressman wants $10K fine for selling guns at gun show without license
U.S. Rep. Al Green, who has represented southwestern Houston on Capitol Hill for the past decade, introduced H.R. 6654 to the House earlier this month which would punish those without a federal firearms license should they try to move a gun at a gun show.
Guns.com: Cody Wilson sets his legal sights on Shopify
Cody Wilson is no stranger to litigation. Having spent the better part of five years locked in a battle against the State Department over the legality of 3D printed files, Wilson finally won his case and earned the right to publish his digital blueprints. Now, just a month after his victory, Wilson is looking to, again, step into the courtroom but this time against e-commerce platform Shopify.
DC Clothesline: Facebook flags, censors NPR report on false government school shootings
Earlier this week, NPR reported on the high number of school shootings alleged by the U.S. Department of Education. A colleague of mine, Sean Malone, shared NPR’s article—which carried the headline ”The School Shootings That Weren’t”—with a few thousand Facebook friends and followers on Tuesday. It was flagged as spam and removed.
Gunmart: Google has repeatedly flagged this gun blog for "sexual content"
Over the past week this blog has been flagged 4 separate times by Google Adsense for policy violations deemed to be “sexual content”. The posts in question relate to a link to another blogger who was doing an ammo review and three posts titled “Gun Porn” (I guess this post will be the next to be flagged) which linked to other posts outside of this blog of gun pictures.
Yahoo: Los Angeles is first in US to install subway body scanners
The deployment of the portable scanners, which project waves to do full-body screenings of passengers walking through a station without slowing them down, will happen in the coming months, said Alex Wiggins, who runs the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority's law enforcement division.
Federalist: J.D. Martinez's Second Amendment stance isn't 'controversial,' it's patriotic
Someone recently dug up an old pro-Second Amendment Instagram post by Boston Red Sox star J.D. Martinez, in which the potential Triple Crown winner posted a picture of Adolf Hitler featuring the quote, “To conquer a nation, first disarm it’s [sic] citizens.” Martinez captioned the post, “This is why I always stay strapped! #thetruth.”
ABC: Kent State says planned Second Amendment rally violates university policy
According to Kent State, the university told Kaitlin Bennett that she must "cease and desist" from advertising her planned rally on campus because she has not registered the event or received the approvals required by university policy.
Armed school security officer removed from school for his pro-gun stance
“With the stroke of a pen, from the ivory tower with the gold top, you’ve decided to create me to be a felon,” Cinque said during a 2013 town hall. “Since we’re going down the course of China, why don’t we pass a law from the ivory tower up there where you can only have one child. Do I have to choose which of my two (children) I have to kill, since I can only have one child now?”
NBC: Gabby Giffords group spending $1 million to criticize Virginia Republican congresswoman on guns
Gabby Giffords, the former Arizona Democratic congresswoman who retired after she was shot at a constituent event, is out with a new ad campaign that accuses Virginia Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock of having "failed" to prevent gun violence.
Liberty Park Press: Ground Zero: Washington Rights Activists Energized, Organizing
In the five days after the Washington State Supreme Court overturned a Thurston County Superior Court ruling on Initiative 1639 to restore the measure to the November ballot, Evergreen State gun owners have been a busy bunch, organizing opposition to the billionaire-backed gun control scheme.
Reuters: Baghdad gun shops thrive after Iraqi rethink on arms control
The latest initiative came into force this summer and allows citizens to own and carry handguns, semi-automatic rifles and other assault weapons after obtaining official authorization and an identity card that also details the individual’s weapons.
The Washington Times: Shock study: U.S. had far fewer mass shootings than previously reported
A shock 2016 study argued that the U.S. accounted for nearly one-third of all mass shootings, sparking global headlines about the dangers of an American gun culture.
Dayton Daily News: Juvenile conviction can prevent someone from owning a gun as an adult, Ohio Supreme Court rules
In a 6-1 ruling issued Wednesday, the Ohio Supreme Court said that a juvenile conviction can be used to keep an adult from legally owning or possessing a firearm.
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.