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Reason Magazine: Kamala Harris Now on Senate Judiciary Committee Which Means Bad News for Second Amendment
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) was named to the Senate Judiciary Committee today. What might that mean moving forward for the Senate's attitude toward potential legislation affecting the Second Amendment? Nothing great.
Desert Sun: Want to Carry a Gun in Riverside County? You Have to Wait 2 Years Just to be Considered
It was the summer of 2016 when Steve Perkio, a retired construction worker with a love for the outdoors, walked into the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department headquarters with his paperwork in hand. Perkio planned to spend much of his retirement camping in the rural wilderness, where he would often be isolated and alone, so he figured it was wise for him to start carrying a gun for protection.
Why Some "Featureless" Guns Might Need to be Registered as "Assault Weapons" in California
Some currently-"featureless" firearms might still need to be registered under California's "assault weapons" law. Like everything else about gun laws, "it's complicated".
The Daily Signal: Here Are the 5 Worst ‘Fake News’ Reports on Guns in 2017
President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress are strongly pro-Second Amendment, which means new gun control laws were dead on arrival in 2017. But the mainstream media, not to be quietly defeated, exposed its anti-gun bias more than ever this year.
Breitbart: Freedom-Starved Iranians Wish They Had a Second Amendment
As we watch freedom-starved Iranians stand against an extremist regime bent on retaining power, it is a safe bet that Iran’s rank and file would benefit from a Second Amendment.
Miami New Times: North Miami Beach Pays $12,000 Settlement, Changes Codes After Lawsuit From Gun Store
For nearly five decades, the law in North Miami Beach has been clear: If you want to open a gun store, you must set up shop in the industrial areas of the city.
Ammoland: CNN Reporter Shocked that Navy Commander Would Have a Gun
Hypocrites in the media! A recent photograph of our SECNAV visiting troops in Afghanistan reveals him openly carrying a pistol in a SERPA holster.
National Review: A Pointless Investigation of Private Gun Sellers
A few days before Christmas, the Government Accountability Office publicly released the results of an audit it had conducted at the request of three congressional Democrats.
Guns.com: Lawmakers Call to Delay Looming SAFE Act Pistol Permit Recert Deadline
The myriad of permits, required to own a modern pistol or revolver in the Empire State, are set to expire Jan. 31 under the provisions of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act, signed by Cuomo in 2013. However, with some county clerks reporting that most of their expiring permits have yet to be re-certified, Republican lawmakers want the time limit extended.
Outdoor Life: Reciprocity Could Get Boost From Shaneen Allen Testimony
The Senate returns from its Christmas break on Jan. 3 and the House convenes on Jan. 8. Congress will have much to occupy its time in early 2018 with the federal government set to run out of money on Jan. 19 and with the 2017 tax-break bill reducing future revenues to a point where trimming expenses through “welfare reform” will be a pressing necessity.
Denverite: Denver Moves Closer to One of the First City Bump-Stock Bans
Denver on Wednesday moved closer to banning bump stocks, the devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to work more like rapid-fire automatics. If approved, it would make Denver one of the first cities to ban the devices.
Guns.com: Gun Rights Proponents Seek Injunction to California ‘Assault Weapon’ Regs
A group of individuals and Second Amendment groups are asking the courts to step in and block the state’s pending new regulations on “bullet-buttons” and assault weapons.
KCRA: Why This El Dorado County Ammo Store is Opening Without a License
A missed deadline at the California Department of Justice is leaving some ammunition stores with a tough choice: close their doors or keep selling ammo while breaking the law. Ammunition vendor licenses are a new requirement starting Jan. 1, 2018 for stores that sell ammunition but not guns.
Washington Free Beacon: 2017 Second-Best Year for Gun Sales
2017 saw the second-most gun-related FBI background checks on record, a report released on Wednesday showed.
Hot Air: Uh Oh - PA Wants Medical Marijuana Users To “Dispose” Of Their Guns
It’s a new year and medical marijuana is finding its way into the Keystone State. That’s not particularly remarkable since it’s a trend which has taken root in plenty of states around the nation. But Pennsylvania gun owners are now facing the same conundrum threatening to plague their fellow Second Amendment enthusiasts in other states where either medical or recreational pot has been legalized.
Injunction Sought Against California “Assault Weapons” Regulations by 5 Gun Owners, 4 Civil Rights Groups
In the request for an injunction, the plaintiffs argue that “they, and many others similarly situated, will suffer irreparable injury if they are forced to comply with the registration requirement in accordance with the Challenged Regulations by the statutory deadline of June 30, 2018. In essence, they and many others would either be illegally forced to register or illegally denied the ability to register their firearms.”
Shaneen Allen: Senate Republicans Need to ‘Put Their Money Where Their Mouth Was’ on National Reciprocity
Gun rights advocate Shaneen Allen is calling on Senate Republicans to “put their money where their mouth was” and pass national reciprocity for concealed carry.
Hot Air: Don’t Tell Anybody, But Accidental Shooting Deaths Are Way Down
We already knew that violent crime was down across most of the nation (with the awful exception of some cities like Baltimore). But there’s another factor in the federal statistics which hasn’t received nearly as much attention. Accidental shooting deaths are down. And I mean… way down.
#WearOrange: Anti-Gun State Rep. Katherine Rogers Pleads Guilty to Assault
State Rep. Katherine Rogers, D-Concord, pleaded guilty to assault and was sentenced on Friday in Concord District Court in connection with a confrontation last year with well-known gun-rights advocate Susan Olsen.
California Legislature Is Back In Session
The California Legislature is back in session on January 3rd. As Gideon Tucker so aptly put it: “No man's life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.”
RealClearPolitics: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Asks Reporter to Name One Gun Law That Would Have Prevented a Mass Shooting
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre and what can be done to prevent another tragedy of that magnitude from happening by CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan.
Record Searchlight: Workarounds of New California Gun Laws Already in Play
A semiautomatic rifle with such features as a collapsible stock, a pistol grip that extends below the trigger guard, a flash hider at the end of the barrel and a detachable magazine need to be registered in California, Howell said.
KATU: Anti-Gun Groups Donate Six Times More Cash to Candidates Than Gun Rights Groups
KATU has uncovered the biggest recipients of campaign cash on both sides of the gun issue in Oregon.
Guns.com: Court Finds Short Mental Health Treatment Doesn’t End Gun Rights
A federal court last week held that an involuntary emergency treatment of a Pennsylvania man for less than 24 hours did not trigger a lifetime ban on firearms. Deciding in the case of Alton Franklin, the U.S. District Court held that his brief history of mental illness reported by the state did not square against federal gun prohibitions on those who have been committed to a mental institution.