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Gun Free School Zone Law Fails to Prevent Another School Shooting
A 12-year-old girl was in police custody Thursday after a shooting at Salvador Castro Middle School injured four students.
Guns.com: Gun Control Advocates Endorse Newsom for California Governor
The gun control group founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly announced their endorsement of Newsom last week, saying the Democrat had “demonstrated time and time again” he was a champion for stronger firearm laws.
NPR: In New York, Gun Owners Balk At New Handgun Database
This week marked the official deadline for more than 370,000 handgun owners in the state of New York to register those guns with state police. New York is trying to use that information to build a comprehensive record of gun owners — something only one other state has done. The database that California started in 2007 has gotten mixed reviews.
News12: NJ Assemblyman Wants to Limit Ammunition Capacity
Democratic Assemblyman Lou Greenwald reintroduced legislation would limit the amount of ammunition a magazine could hold from 15 rounds to 10.
Guns.com: With Christie Out, New NJ Governor Moves to Up Restrictions on Handgun Carry
Grewal said his office would move to tighten the rules as soon as possible, contending, “private citizens should not be able to carry weapons based on mere generalized fear.”
The Verge: CA Politician will Seek Sale Ban on Elon Musk’s Boring Company Flamethrower
California Assemblyman Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) said he intends to introduce legislation that would prevent Musk’s company from selling the flamethrower to the public, at least in the state of California.
Guns.com: Public Comment Period on Bump Stock Reclassification Closes
The Firearms Policy Coalition — and other gun rights groups — said the ATF’s initial determination should stand. The organization submitted comments last week to the agency detailing its “strong opposition” to reclassifying bump stocks under federal law.
Ammoland: New Gun Owners Account for 40 Percent of California Guns Purchased
Substantial numbers of new gun owners are buying guns as well. In a study of California gun buyers, where all gun purchases are required to go through government approved gun dealers, the percentage of new gun owners varied from 32 percent to 40 percent when looking at periods before the Newtown (Sandy Hook) killings in December of 2012 and the San Bernardino terrorist attack in December of 2015.
Bearing Arms: Salon Uses Manipulated Data To Claim Right-To-Carry Laws Create More Crime
Salon‘s Amanda Marcotte has never met a progressive cause she didn’t love. She’s also not afraid to suspend any pretense at critical thinking in order to support the narrative.
Breitbart: Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly Endorse Gavin Newsom as Gun Control’s ‘Greatest Leader’
On Friday Gabby Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, endorsed Gavin Newsom as the “greatest leader” on gun control today.
Newsmax: Armed Deterrence Will Stop Mass Shootings
The next mass shooting or terrorist attack is always just around the corner. With that in mind, I will state some facts about the next horrible occurrence that shouldn’t be surprising to anyone. These same facts are reported after every shooting event, but that repetition is somehow not recognized or acknowledged by the media, the anti-gun crowd, or politicians scrambling and vying for the spotlight.
Washington Free Beacon: Journalist Says He Plans to Carry After Being Robbed
A columnist told the Washington Free Beacon on Friday he planned to purchase a gun and obtain a Washington, D.C., gun-carry permit in the wake of being robbed.
Iowa Public Radio: Gun Rights Amendment to Iowa Constitution Clears First Hurdle
Advocates for and against gun rights spoke out at the Capitol today on a proposed amendment to the Iowa constitution. The amendment states that Iowans’ rights to acquire, keep, possess, transport, carry, transfer, and use arms for all legitimate purposes shall not be infringed, and that courts should strictly scrutinize any attempt to regulate them.
Fox News: Vegas Still Thinks Gun Rights Are Fundamental to America
This week anyone who is anyone in the gun business is in Las Vegas for the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show. More than 60,000 people are gathered from all over America and the world. Attendees are crowding inside the Sands Expo Center, right on the Vegas Strip, to make their way down more than 12.5 miles of aisles built like little city blocks, all with gun stores filling them corner to corner in this annual show.
The Daily Caller: CA Gun Maker Says Goodbye To The West Coast And Hello To Wyoming At Shot Show
Gun manufacturer Weatherby announced at Shot Show Tuesday the company planned to leave its longtime California headquarters and move to Sheridan, Wyoming in 2019. “This is a really exciting day for us. About three years ago after being in California for 75 years, we began a search amongst a number of Western states to find a new home for Weatherby,” CEO Adam Weatherby told media and employees on the floor of the firearms trade show.
FPC Says ATF ‘Bump Stock’ Regulation Proposal is “Illegal”
“The DOJ and BATFE clearly lack the statutory authority to re-define the targeted devices as ‘machineguns.’” But the gun rights group said that, if the government does re-classify so-called “bump stocks” and other devices to be “machineguns” under federal law, they would file a federal lawsuit that “would provide an excellent vehicle for the Supreme Court to re-visit and eliminate the made-up judicial construct of agency deference”—something many Supreme Court justices have signaled as an issue they may revisit soon.
Washington Post: Virginia Senate Passes Bill to Allow Guns in Places of Worship
The Republican-controlled Virginia Senate voted Tuesday to repeal an old law banning guns — as well as bowie knives, daggers and other weapons — from places of worship. Sen. A. Benton Chafin Jr. (R-Russell) said the “archaic law,” thought to date to Colonial times, treads on the private-property rights of churches. He also said it threatens the safety of worshipers, noting the massacre of 26 people at a Texas church in November.
King 5 News: Gun Control Bills Heard in Washington Legislature
Hundreds of people crowded in Olympia on Monday, gathering in the Senate building for the legislative hearing on several gun safety bills.
Washington Post: Hundreds Apply to Carry Loaded, Concealed Handguns in D.C.
More than 700 people have asked the D.C. police for licenses to carry loaded concealed handguns when they dine, shop and walk the streets of the nation’s capital. The loosening of the law marks a cultural shift in a city where most residents could not legally keep handguns in their homes until a landmark Supreme Court decision a decade ago.
Breitbart: Democrats Advance with State Gun Control
Democrats seized the moment for state-level gun control after the NRA retreated from the fight over new bump stock regulations.
Breitbart: Chris Christie Gives NJ Residents 90 Days to Surrender Bump Stocks in Final Act as Governor
Chris Christie (R) gave New Jersey residents 90 days to surrender bump stocks – or else – in one of his final acts as Governor of the state.
LA Times: Law Aims to Change California's Armed Prohibited Persons System
In response to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut five years ago, outraged California lawmakers launched a crackdown within months of the tragedy that has seized 18,000 firearms, including assault rifles, from thousands of people convicted of felonies, subject to domestic violence restraining orders or judged by the courts to be severely mentally ill.
Government Bureaucrats Mock CA Gun Owners
These anti-gun bureaucrats have released a web of vague and complicated rules that could potentially put you under criminal liability and they’re now mocking California gun owners with a countdown clock???
New York Daily News: Gun Control Advocates Push for "Extreme Risk Protection" Law
A coalition of influential gun control advocates joined forces Wednesday to call for legislation that would make it easier to keep guns away from dangerous individuals.