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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.
FPC Files Conditional Support for California Assembly Bill 950
As noted in our letter, “Subsequent to this measure’s May 14 hearing in the Senate Committee on Public Safety, Justice Kagan delivered a rare unanimous Supreme Court decision in Henderson v. United States that calls into question California’s laws on the dis-possession of non-contraband personal property under a restraining order (including, but not limited to, “Gun Violence Restraining Orders”) or other prohibiting condition.”
BREAKING: Another Federal Circuit Court Unravels Second Amendment Gun Rights
In yet another decision that thumbs its nose at the Supreme Court’s landmark D.C. v. Heller and McDonald v. Chicago rulings, the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals held today that the Second Amendment does not protect gun rights outside of one’s home.
Reason.com: Gun Rights Benefited Black Americans During the Civil Rights Movement and Still Do
This argument persuades few who are committed to “gun control” (a misnomer because law-abiding people, not guns, are subject to control). But those who demand it while grieving over the racist massacre at Emanuel AME church in Charleston, S.C., ought to understand that “time and again, guns have proven pivotal to the African American quest for freedom.”
John Lott: The Myth of American Gun Violence
In his address to the nation, Obama claimed that, “We as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn’t happen in other places with this kind of frequency.”
Washington Times: Bernie Sanders Admits that Gun Control Won’t Solve All Our Problems
“I think guns and gun control is an issue that needs to be discussed,” Mr. Sanders told NPR’s David Greene in an interview that aired Thursday. “Let me add to that, I think that urban America has got to respect what rural America is about, where 99 percent of the people in my state who hunt are law abiding people.”
WaPo: Manchin, Toomey Both Interested in Reviving Gun Control Push
In separate interviews Tuesday night, at a reception before a ceremony hosted by Sandy Hook families where Toomey was honored, the senators discussed their desire to find a new way forward.
AP: Appeals Court Says US Citizen Abroad can Challenge Gun Ban
A federal appeals court says a U.S. citizen living in Canada should have a trial to challenge a federal law that bans people living outside the country from buying guns when they come back to visit.
D.C. Circuit: Let’s Go To Trial on Nonresident Citizen Gun Purchase Ban
The question in this case is whether a citizen who permanently resides outside the United States has a right under the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution to purchase a firearm for self-defense while he is temporarily visiting this country. Dearth alleges that 18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(9) & (b)(3) and implementing regulations, 27 C.F.R. §§ 478.29a, 478.96, 478.99, 478.124, are unconstitutional because the provisions, in effect, prohibit citizens not residing in any state from purchasing firearms.
Guns.com: Judge’s Ruling Threatens Upheaval of Puerto Rico Gun Laws
Taking control of Puerto Rico’s strict firearms statutes is Judge Lugo Anibal Irizarry, sitting in the Court of Salinas, who found the U.S. territory’s Ley de Armas unconstitutionally prohibitive and in violation of the Second Amendment as part of a class action lawsuit brought by 850 plaintiffs.
Business Insider: Democratic 2016 Candidate Martin O'Malley Campaigns for Gun Control Following Charleston Massacre
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) seems set to make gun control a cornerstone of his 2016 presidential campaign. He kicked off what his aides describe as a “major push” on the issue last week with an email to supporters where he declared he was “pissed” by the mass shooting in South Carolina.
Reason.com: Obama Wonders If Dylann Roof, Who Passed a Background Check, Could Have Been Stopped by a Background Check
But as CNN reported the day of Obama’s remarks, Roof bought the .45-caliber Glock Model 41 handgun he used in the church attack from a Charleston gun store in April, shortly after his 21st birthday (which was on April 3), with money his father had given him as a present. That means he passed a background check.
Carly Fiorina says Obama Post-Charleston Gun Control Demands ‘Inappropriate’ and ‘Ironic’
“I did not think it was the appropriate time,” Fiorina told TheBlaze Saturday. “I think we have seen a pattern of politicians and President Obama in particular using tragedies to advance a political agenda.”
Sacramento Bee: Obama Urges Mayors to Back Gun Control
In his second call for tighter gun restrictions since nine people were killed Wednesday inside a historic black church in Charleston, S.C., Obama told about 300 mayors that gun regulations could save lives.
CNN: Clinton, Obama Seek Gun Control in Wake of Charleston Massacre
President Barack Obama and other top Democrats -- including Hillary Clinton -- find themselves in a familiar place following the mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday: Pleading for gun control while knowing it's unlikely to happen.
Several Anti-Gun Bills Under Consideration in Rhode Island General Assembly
Twenty-nine firearms-related bills were introduced in this session of the [Rhode Island] General Assembly. Two of these can be termed gun friendly and one, having to do with poaching elephants, has nothing to do with firearms. The rest of the measures are usually described as “common-sense solutions to gun violence." All were held in committee “for further study."
The Hill: Congress Pursues Misguided Legislation to Mandate Smart Gun Technology
What is particularly confounding is why this bill was introduced in the first place, let alone, re-introduced. While there are some aspects worth salvaging (such as R&D grants), the positive aspects are sadly undermined by the continual and misguided venture into mandates that has had the net effect of retarding tech development, subverting the markets and dissuading investment.