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Oregon Gun Ban Measure is Dead
The Oregon Supreme Court proved Wednesday that when it comes to firearms, definitions actually DO matter! The court ruled in favor of a lawsuit that challenged Initiative Petition 43 on the grounds that it was overbroad in applying the term “assault weapon” to common firearms.
Guns.com: Bill would bar use of federal money for state gun registration schemes
The Gun-owner Registration Information Protection, or GRIP Act, would extend the current prohibition on the use of federal funds for the maintenance of a full or partial gun registry to money allocated to state and tribal governments. Proposed by U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, she argues that work is already underway in a number of states to store personal information on gun owners and some of it may be supported by grant money from Washington.
Attorneys for FPC, FPF file 923-page opposition to ATF's illegal 'bump-stock' ban proposal, demand hearing
Attorneys for two advocacy organizations submitted over 900 pages of analysis and supporting exhibits, including a video that shows the actual operation of a “bump-stock-device” on an AR-15 type firearm, in an extensive opposition that shows the Trump Administration’s unlawful proposed ban fails every test.
Oregon Live: OR Supreme Court orders changes to ballot title for initiative to ban 'assault weapons'
Chief Justice Thomas Balmer wrote: "We conclude that the (ballot title) caption could accurately state that the proposed measure would criminalize the possession and transfer of many semiautomatic weapons, as well as magazines holding over 10 rounds."
Breitbart: Psychologist bemoans U.S. gun ownership, admits higher level of rape in gun-free U.K.
Dr. Rowell Huesmann criticized private gun ownership while speaking to President Donald Trump’s Federal Commission on School Safety. Afterward, he released written notes in which he admitted the level of rape in gun-free U.K. is higher than in the U.S.
10 years after Heller, the battle for 2A freedom rages on
Ten years ago today, the landmark Supreme Court decision of District of Columbia v. Heller was a stunning victory for freedom and originalism, in more than one way.
KIRO7: Snohomish County voters say petitioners are using misleading signs to get signatures
Some people in Snohomish County say the signature gatherers you often see outside grocery stores are being deceptive. "Today we are trying to give folks the chance to choose whether they want their groceries taxed or not," Lorin Bishop told a potential voter outside the Haggen in Marysville.
Bustle: 'Incredibles 2' is filled with guns - Despite being in a world where futuristic tech could've replaced them just fine
After a 14-year wait, Incredibles 2 has hit theaters and is a massive success, landing the eighth-largest opening weekend of all time. The film has been lauded its fun, family-friendly take on the superhero genre, but while that praise is warranted, there is one concerning element in the PG-rated film: the reoccurring, almost decorative presence of guns. Although Incredibles 2 is set in a technologically advanced world, guns are still present in several scenes — despite the fact that their inclusion is never necessary to the movie's plot.
Ammoland: N.J. Democrat reinstituting racist practices to discourage gun ownership
The plan would raise the cost for handgun purchase permits from $2 to $50; firearms identification cards from $5 to $100; handgun carry permits from $50 to $400; retail gun dealer licenses from $50 to $500; and wholesaler/manufacturer licenses from $150 to $1,500, among other hikes.” theNJ.com report continues. As much as he hates guns not in the control of those working for him, Murphy’s not above looking forward to the prospect of “$1.4 million in additional revenue from the sale of firearms.
Breitbart: Cities across country use zoning codes to create 'gun-store-free zones'
According to the Trace, a gun control journalism outlet, such use of zoning codes allows cities to “effectively ban firearm stores” in lieu of Congressional refusal to pass more gun laws.
FBI: Active shooters display common warning signs
The agency spent four years analyzing investigative reports from 63 mass shootings between 2000 and 2013 in hopes of identifying patterns among perpetrators. Compiling a demographic active shooter profile capable of preventing future incidents, however, eluded researchers.
CA Legislative Update: Bill seeks to ban gun shows at the Cow Palace
A bill passed the California Assembly Public Safety Committee this week that seeks to ban the sale of firearms and ammunition at the Cow Palace, effectively putting an end to gun shows at the famous venue.
NJ.com: Only teachers who carry guns should get hired, N.J. politician suggests
Raritan Township Committee member Louis Carl Reiner argued that state lawmakers should approve legislation "making concealed carrying of a firearm mandatory as a condition of employment," in a five-paragraph letter posted by TAP Into Flemington/Raritan.
NJ.com: Phil Murphy wants to make it a lot more expensive to buy a gun in N.J.
Gov. Phil Murphy is proposing to significantly hike fees for buying and selling firearms in New Jersey, a move that would raise the cost of gun permits and licenses for the first time in half a century and likely trigger a legal challenge from Second Amendment advocates.
Recoil: Facebook thinks this is a weapon
Facebook is going to save us from ourselves. One advertisement at a time. The social media behemoth told us as much with its latest public statement outlining a change in its advertising policy that will soon prevent advertisers from promoting weapon accessories to people under the age of 18.
Guns.com: Bank holding $1.6M 'hostage' from Slide Fire, lawsuit says
Texas-based Slide Fire says the financial institution that processed transactions for its online store is holding “hostage” more than $1.6 million in an effort to force the gun accessory maker into a less favorable business agreement.
California officials warn: Only days left to register all 'bullet button assault weapons'
“The State of California has made gun ownership a Hobson’s choice, wherein one must either accept registration that may yet lead to a confiscatory ban like Prop 63 and heavy-handed law enforcement or waive fundamental rights by not having guns at all,” said Combs.
Fox 5: North Georgia gun manufacturer dropped by two banks
The owner of a North Georgia gun manufacturer believes outside interests are working to hinder his company's growth. Gary Ramey, the president of Honor Defense in Gainesville, said two different financial services companies have now cut ties with his business.
Bearing Arms: NRA Now Under Attack By Witchcraft
According to website wildhunt.org – which features “modern pagan news & commentary” – “documentary filmmaker” Patrick J. Foust has captured a “spellbinding on Donald Trump and the NRA” led by self-described witch David Salisbury.
Chicago Tribune: Amid legal battle, Deerfield amends assault weapons ban to add high-capacity magazines
The ban was originally passed by a unanimous vote April 2. Officials contended that it was an amendment of a 2013 ordinance “regulating ownership and possession of assault weapons,” according to the language of the amendment. This week’s change stipulates that large-capacity magazines as well as assault weapons are not allowed in the village.
Guns.com: Delaware 'assault weapon' ban fails, again; Red flag measure passes
Democrats in the state Senate failed on Tuesday to muscle through a rejuvenated bill to outlaw many semi-auto firearms while a gun seizure proposal had better luck.
Times Reporter: Ohio House won't pass Kasich's gun bill
“There is no gun law in America that’s going to stop a lot of this,” said Smith, who was elected as House speaker two weeks ago following a contentious fight within the House GOP caucus. “Criminals don’t abide by the law, by their very nature.”
The Guardian: Civilians own 85% of world's 1 billion firearms, survey reveals
The United States has just 4% of the world population, but the survey estimates that civilians in the US possess almost 40% of the world’s firearms – 393m weapons – equivalent to 121 firearms for every 100 residents. Americans topped the polls in 2007, owning 270m weapons, which translated into 90 weapons for every 100 residents.
Hot Air: The mass shooting nobody will march against
The one shooter who is currently at room temperature, 33-year-old Tahaij Wells, had been out of prison on parole for all of four months for a previous murder. There were “multiple” gangs involved. The weapons of choice were almost entirely handguns so there was no chance to rail against “assault rifles.” (One suspect did have an extended magazine capable of holding more rounds than state law allows.)