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FPC Applauds Concealed Carry Reciprocity Vote, Remains Concerned About “Extra-Special Gun Rights” for Judges and Government Employees
Today, the House of Representatives acted to pass what may very well become the most important right to bear arms bill in history. We wish to thank Congressman Richard Hudson for his bold and courageous leadership on this issue, as well as every House member who co-sponsored and voted for this important measure to protect and advance constitutional rights.
WBIR: Don’t Ban America’s Most Popular Rifle
Law making should be based on facts. We estimate 13.7 million semiautomatic rifles of the type wrongly termed “assault weapons” are in the hands of Americans. They have been in the public market since 1964 and are the nation’s most popular rifle, used for a variety of legitimate purposes, including hunting, target shooting and personal defense. They should not be banned.
Townhall: Twenty-Three State Attorneys General Back National Concealed Carry Reciprocity
The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is currently making its way through the House. It is expected to be voted out of Committee and onto the House floor. If passed, which would also require 60 votes in the Senate, the legislation will allow individuals to travel across state lines with their lawfully issued permits.
Anti-Gun Congresswoman Corrine Brown Gets 5 Years in Federal Prison
The Florida lawmaker was a reliable and vocal supporting voice for President Obama’s assault on the Second Amendment. Gun groups from all over the country consider her among the worst in Congress thanks to her semi-regular call for an “assault weapons” ban.
FPC Supports H.R.38 but Opposes “Special Gun Rights” for Judges, Government Employees; Requests Reforms to H.R.4477
“We are heartened to see H.R.38 moving forward and look forward to its passage, hopefully with the amendments we’ve suggested to improve the bill and its protection of law-abiding people and their rights,” he said.
ABC News: It's Time to Put a Spotlight on Homemade 'Ghost Guns'
The gunman who killed his wife and four others in a rampage in Northern California this week found an easy way around a court order prohibiting him from having guns: He built his own at home.
Politico: House GOP Leaders Preparing to Bring Gun Measures to the Floor
House Republican leaders are preparing to move ahead with a package of gun legislation that would sharply expand concealed-carry rights but also address policies that came into play during two recent mass shootings. The proposal is expected to come to the floor as soon as next week.
Washington Free Beacon: Gun-Rights Groups File Suit Against New California Assault Weapons Regulations
A number of gun-rights groups joined forces to file a lawsuit against California's latest assault weapons regulations on Thursday.
CNN: Do Gun Owners Love Their Guns More Than Their Children?
I can only believe that for now at least, we are a country that continues to keep loving our guns more than we love our children; that we put our guns above the health of our children, and above the health of each other.
Rare US: Chicago Law Firm Files 14 More Lawsuits Against Bump Stock Maker
The hotel-casino from where Stephen Paddock fired, concert organizers and the makers and sellers of a bump stock gun accessory that enabled him to fire rapidly are named as defendants. The court filings argue that they all share blame for the worst mass shooting in recent U.S. history.
BREAKING: New Legal Action Challenging California’s “Assault Weapon” Regulations
“The State of California is nothing short of bipolar with its gun control policies,” commented FPC President Brandon Combs. “On one hand, the State is requiring people to register virtually all of their guns. On the other hand, the DOJ is doing everything it can to suppress compliance and prevent people from registering their guns.”
Miami Herald: Feinstein’s Bump Stocks Ban Moves Back Into the Spotlight
A week ahead of a long awaited Senate hearing on bump stocks, the district attorney from Las Vegas issued a powerful call to ban the firearm accessory, which enabled a gunman to kill 58 people in just minutes at an Oct. 1 concert along the city’s famed Strip.
Breitbart: Gabby Giffords Cites Las Vegas Attack as Reason to Oppose Concealed Carry
Following the passage of national reciprocity for concealed carry, Gabby Giffords released a statement citing the October 1 Las Vegas shooting as a reason to oppose concealed carry.
KQED: Is the Trump Effect Keeping California Gun Sales Lower?
In the week following October’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, the deadliest such shooting in recent American history, gun sales in California ticked up. But they didn’t skyrocket, breaking a cycle of spiking gun sales in the state following mass shootings.
Breitbart: California DOJ Publishing New ‘Assault Weapons’ Regulations over Thanksgiving Holiday
The California Department of Justice is publishing new “assault weapons” regulations over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. The regulations cover “assault weapons” definitions, which means they detail what the state considers an “assault weapon” based on certain cosmetic features and/or accessories.
FPC Requests Changes to National Handgun Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill H.R.38, Citing Vagueness & Criminal Law Concerns
Explained FPC Spokesperson Craig DeLuz, “Any bill that seeks to expand the right to keep and bear arms must be carefully crafted to ensure protection for all law-abiding people, but especially for those in ‘battleground states’ and cities hostile to Second Amendment rights.”
Guns.com: Five States Ask Congress to Swiftly Pass National Reciprocity
A group of state attorneys general has signed on to a letter urging lawmakers to approve a measure that would allow universal recognition if concealed carry permits across the nation.
"Assault Weapons" Ban Still Alive in Washington State!
The 2018 legislative session in Olympia is right around the corner and the fake news cartel has again piled on with a chorus of elitist voices hell-bent on stripping all of us of the right to defend ourselves and our family.
New Haven Register: Senator Tells Parents to Stop Buying Toy Guns
Without changes to the way toy and imitation guns are manufactured, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., says child’s play presents real dangers to public safety.
New York Post: Giffords Tries to Shut Down Gun Websites
A gun control group founded by former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords asked two web hosting companies on Friday to shut down websites selling parts and machines that help make untraceable homemade firearms known as “ghost guns.”
Salon: Gun Manufacturers Market Products to Men’s Basest Instincts
Guns make men feel powerful and in control. A pull of the trigger can instantly bring death, giving the shooter an ability that is almost godlike. Yet gun culture does not think gun owners want to feel godly, or even like mature, civilized adults in any sense. They are just human, after all, susceptible to all the basest instincts of human nature.
Washington Examiner: Senate Democrats Introduce Major Gun Ban Bill
Senate Democrats Wednesday introduced a major gun control bill that would ban so-called assault-style weapons and ammunition. The bill — sponsored by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and other Senate Democrats — would make it illegal to sell more than 200 types of semi-automatic weapons as well as magazines holding more than ten rounds of ammunition. The proposal would also ban devices that ramp up firing speed, such as the bump stock used in the Las Vegas shooting last month.
Fox News: Record Amount of Background Checks for Guns on Black Friday
The FBI on Friday received 203,086 requests for instant gun background checks, which would mark almost a 10 percent increase from 2016 and sets a new record for the most ever in one day, USA Today reported.
Breitbart: Millennial Voters Offer Greatest Opposition to ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban
Senate Democrats are pushing an “assault weapons” ban again and the greatest opposition to it comes from voters aged 18 to 34. In other words, many of those opposed to it were not old enough to vote during the push for such a ban following the Sandy Hook Elementary School attack.