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Federal Judge Denies Injunction in Gun Dealer Speech Lawsuit in Spite of Likely First Amendment Violation
The order, issued by District Court Judge Troy L. Nunley, found that the ban is probably unconstitutional, likely doesn’t materially reduce crime, and likely irreparably harms plaintiffs’ First Amendment right to express themselves the way they wish to. Nonetheless, the judge allowed the restriction to temporarily stand, while the case progresses further.
New Game: Replace the Word “Firearm” with “Abortion”
How do you think these same legislators would feel about measures that restrict abortion, book sales, or speech in the same way that law-abiding people are bullied, hassled, and forced into government-mandated invasions of privacy just to exercise their fundamental, individual Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms?
KRON: New San Francisco Measure Aims to Videotape All Gun and Ammunition Sales
Supervisor Mark Farrell is set to put in a public request at today’s San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting to begin drafting legislation that would require the videotaping of all gun and ammunition sales within San Francisco, and require the regular storage and electronic transmission of ammunition sales data to the San Francisco Police Department.
California: FIRE MISSION (SB 707, AB 1134)
Two extremely dangerous anti-gun bills will be heard tomorrow morning. We need you to do 4 very simple things TODAY — they’ll take just a few minutes — that could very well kill these two bills.
What Law would have Prevented Dylann Roof from Acquiring a Firearm?
Even if gun prohibitionists got their wish (they won’t) and gun control policies were so expansive that virtually all people acting through legitimate channels were under the government’s all-knowing (and remembering) thumb, they would still fail to prevent the underground (“black market”) sales of firearms and ammunition. And their growingly-ominous and paternalistic policies will undoubtedly drive more and more otherwise law-abiding people to that underground market, putting more firearm transactions outside the reach of government knowledge and undercutting the already de minimis (at best) value of gun control regulations.
Free Beacon: Gun Rights Groups Criticize Ban on Gun Carry on DC Metro in Wake of Murder
“Gun free zones like the District of Columbia’s public transit system are really victim disarmament zones and a magnet for violent criminals to prey on unarmed people who have no means of protecting themselves,” SAF founder Alan Gottlieb said.
Breitbart: London Times Launches Coded Attack on US Gun Laws
The Times newspaper has waded into the US Second Amendment debate, blaming gun crime in Britain on the sale of blank-firing pistols sourced from across the Atlantic.
WT: Nancy Pelosi goes after Guns in Wake of Charleston Shootings
Mrs. Pelosi’s coalition, backed by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and advocates who rode 10 hours by bus from Charleston, told GOP leaders to hold a vote on a bipartisan bill by Reps. Peter King, New York Republican, and Mike Thompson, California Democrat, that would expand background checks to cover all commercial firearm sales, including at gun shows and sales over the Internet or through classified ads.
Seattle Times: Seattle City Council President Proposing Tax on Gun Sales
“Gun violence is very expensive,” Burgess said, noting that the direct medical costs of treating 253 gunshot victims at Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center last year surpassed $17 million, with taxpayers covering more than $12 million of that. “It’s time for the gun industry to help defray those costs and this is a very reasonable way to do it.”
FPC Files Opposition to Anti-Gun California Senate Bill 707; Recent Amendments Make Bill Even More Dangerous for Law-Abiding People
Earlier today, your Firearms Policy Coalition filed a supplemental letter of opposition to the dangerous anti-gun California Senate Bill 707 (authored by Sen. Lois Wolk, (D) Davis). FPC previously filed a full letter of opposition to the bill on June 23 that highlighted the many policy and constitutional defects in SB 707. Today’s letter addresses some new additions to the measure, many of which are flatly unconstitutional.
Chris Cheng Performs ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ with a Suppressed Ruger 10/22 Rifle
There’s nothing that says freedom like shooting the Star Spangled Banner with an integrally suppressed rifle.
Op-Ed: Why I Love the Freedom to Bear Arms
The right to bear arms is a blessing not given to many people in other countries. I knew a Russian immigrant many years ago who purchased a gun once he came to the United States, but never shot it. He said he bought it just because he couldn’t own one in the Soviet Union.
Fox News: DC Gun Carry Applications more than Triple in Wake of Federal Court Ruling
Between January 1 and May 18, the city received 45 permit applications, according to Sean Conboy fo the Metropolitan Police Department. However, after Judge Frederick Scullin ruled that the “good reason” clause contained within the city’s carry law was unconstitutional on May 18, applications increased significantly.
FPC Submits Floor Alert Opposition Letter on Anti-Gun California Senate Bill 347
Senate Bill 347 would add several new offenses to the list of violations that result in ban on firearms and ammunition for a full decade, including many non-violent technical violations of California’s voluminous existing gun laws, stripping people of their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
New Federal Regulation could Ban 3D-Printed Gun Blueprints from Being Posted Online
“This is a direct action on behalf of the Obama administration to control public speech about guns on the Internet,” Wilson told FoxNews.com. “They cynically redefine any posting of any technical data to be an ‘export,’ and thereby claim that it isn’t speech. It’s surreal and they’re getting away with it.”
Guns.com: California Lead Ammunition Ban in Effect
Hunters are now required to use non-lead ammunition on all state Department of Fish and Wildlife lands and while hunting bighorn sheep anywhere in the state.
SFGate.com: Ex-Sen. Leland Yee may be Headed for a Plea Deal
Former state Sen. Leland Yee, who until now has denied charges of political corruption, money laundering and racketeering, is scheduled to change his plea in federal court Wednesday.
Patch.com: Congressman from Rhode Island Introduces New Gun Control Bills
Two weeks after the mass-killing of worshippers at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline, a Rhode Island Democrat, has introduced three bills to restrict access to guns.
CNN: The First American-Made Kalashnikovs are Now for Sale
Kalashnikov USA announced on Tuesday that it is now selling AK-47 assault rifles and shotguns that have been manufactured at a U.S. factory.
St. Joseph News-Press: Kansas to Implement New Permitless Concealed Carry Law in July
In early April, Gov. Sam Brownback signed a bill that will eliminate the necessity of having a permit while carrying a concealed firearm. The new law goes into effect July 1.
Free Beacon: Brady Center Ordered to Pay Lucky Gunner's Legal Fees
The order, which was issued last week, comes after Judge Richard P. Matsch dismissed the gun control group’s suit that sought to hold Lucky Gunner legally responsible for the 2012 shooting. The Brady Center had argued in their suit that the way Lucky Gunner sells ammunition is “unreasonably dangerous and create a public nuisance.”
FPC Files Strong Opposition to California Assembly Bill 1134
Firearms Policy Coalition has filed an updated letter of opposition to California Assembly Bill 1134, an anti-gun proposal by Assemblymember Mark Stone. The bill was recently amended, prompting FPC to substantively address the many new problems AB 1134 would create.
LA Times: Jeb Bush Rejects Post-Charleston Calls for Stricter Gun Control Laws
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush pushed back Saturday against calls from President Obama and other Democrats for stricter gun control laws in the wake of the mass shooting at a Charleston, S.C., church that left nine people dead.
Charles Krauthammer: Gun control is Democrat “Go-To, Knee-Jerk Solution”
After a massacre like the one at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, our immediate reaction is to do something. Something, for politicians, means legislation. And for Democratic politicians, this means gun control.