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Guns.com: Showdown for Bill to Curtail Gun Speech in California Schools
“We certainly don’t oppose the criminal prosecution of people who make true threats against innocent students, teachers, and school staff,” Brandon Combs, president of the Firearms Policy Coalition, told Guns.com. “Our concern is that the measure, as it stands, is overly-broad and could chill or criminalize First Amendment protected speech.”
Rasmussen Reports: Americans Prefer Living in Neighborhoods With Guns
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 22% of Likely U.S. Voters would feel safer living in a neighborhood where nobody was allowed to own a gun over one where they could have a gun for their own protection. Sixty-eight percent (68%) would feel safer in a neighborhood where guns are allowed, while 10% are not sure.
Bloomberg Funded Journalism Site to “Change the Conversation about Guns”
A new “journalism startup” funded by anti-gun advocate Michael Bloomberg debuts this week promising to change the debate on guns in America — though the direction is a secret.
Oregon Legislature Considering Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill
The state Senate is considering a bill, House Bill 3093, sponsored by Rep. Bill Post, R-Keizer, that would allow concealed handgun licensees from other states to also carry in Oregon.
AP: Abbott Signs Open Carry, Campus Carry into Law
Gov. Greg Abbott stopped at a gun range to sign into law bills letting Texans carry concealed handguns on college campuses and openly carry them virtually everywhere else.
Bearing Arms: Radical Democrats Push Restrictive Federal Handgun Licensing
For every essential freedom, there is an equal and opposite Democrat reaction. The Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act of 2015, introduced yesterday, is a perfect example of their insatiable desire to constrict your liberties.
FPC Backs Bill to Protect Second Amendment Civil Rights, Limit Executive Over-Reach
“The Second Amendment was not enacted to simply protect the ‘sporting purposes’ of firearms,” explained Combs. “It enshrined the pre-existing right of self defense and guarantees the People of the United State an opportunity to defend themselves against unjust force.
FPC Announces Support for Second Amendment Rights Restoration Appropriation
When the program is funded, “the Attorney General may grant such relief if it is established to his satisfaction that the circumstances regarding the disability, and the applicant’s record and reputation, are such that the applicant will not be likely to act in a manner dangerous to public safety and that the granting of the relief would not be contrary to the public interest.” If their application is denied, applicants can “petition with the United States district court for the district in which he resides for a judicial review of such denial,” where the court “may in its discretion admit additional evidence where failure to do so would result in a miscarriage of justice.” (18 U.S.C. § 925(c).)
FPC Files Opposition to California Senate Bill 456
Your FPC submitted this opposition letter explaining how SB 456, in its current form, likely violates the First Amendment protections against government infringement of the right to free speech.
Firearms Policy Coalition Urges Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to Sign Bill Eliminating Mandatory Handgun Waiting Period
“By signing SB 35 into law, Governor Walker would help bring Wisconsin’s background check and waiting period regulations into conformance with the Second Amendment’s constitutional standards,” said FPC President Brandon Combs.
The Hill: Dems Move to Ban Plastic Guns
Congressional Democrats are proposing to ban plastic guns, following reports of major security lapses at the nation’s airports
Supreme Court Deals Blow to Gun Rights While Justice Thomas Delivers a Silver Lining
Earlier today, Justice Clarence Thomas (joined by Justice Antonin Scalia) issued a pointed dissent to the Supreme Court’s order denying review in the Jackson v. San Francisco Second Amendment gun rights case.
BREAKING: Federal Judge Kicks Another Brady Campaign Lawsuit to the Curb (re: Kansas’ Second Amendment Protection Act)
In another not-very-surprising court decision released today, Federal District Court Judge Julie A. Robinson granted Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed against him and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt by the gun prohibitionists at the Brady Campaign.
North Carolina HB 562 is Reported Out of Rules Committee and I’m Not Happy
The devil is in the details as they say. Yesterday, the NC House’s Rules Committee reported out a committee substitute version of HB 56, the Second Amendment Affirmation Act, and I’m not exactly happy. Yes, there are good things in the bill and yes, it goes to the floor of the House. However, the way the Rules Committee has so mangled up the elimination of the pistol purchase permit irks me no end.
President Bloomberg? Speculation Flies of Possible Candidacy
There is speculation in New York-based media outlets that prominent Democrats are seeking to entice former Mayor Michael Bloomberg into a bid for the White House in 2016.
Oregon County Vote Against Enforcing State Gun Law Sparks Outcry
Gun-control advocates on Wednesday decried as a misguided political maneuver a vote by Oregon county commissioners against enforcement of new statewide gun background check requirements.
Guns.com: Gov. Sandoval Signs Nevada Gun Reform Bill into Law
With the stroke of a pen this week, Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) made law a measure to reform concealed carry rights and expand castle doctrine in the state.
DC Police Say They’ve Stopped Denying Gun Carry Permit Applications in Response to Federal Ruling
“Since the injunction was issued, we have not issued any denials of applications,” D.C. Police spokesman Lieutenant Sean Conboy said. “We have not denied any applications. We have issued two letters invoking the additional 90-day period to process two of those applications that were pending.”
UPDATE: Calif. Senate Passes SB 707...Barely
SB 707 now heads to the Assembly, where it will likely be referred to and heard by the Public Safety Committee. According to the Legislature’s rules, the bill must be passed by the policy committee before the Legislature adjourns for Summer Recess in order for it to move forward.