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CA Democratic Party Disses Di-Fi, Endorses “Ghost Gun” De Leon Instead
It’s always fun to watch anti-gunners squabble amongst themselves. But it’s even more fun to watch them publicly cannibalize each other. And that’s just what happened to 2A public enemy Dianne Feinstein this week. In a humiliating snub, Kevin “Ghost Gun” DeLeon garnered a whopping 65% of the vote among the Democrat Party’s executive board members, according to news reports. Feinstein, however, only managed to attract 7% of the vote.
Politico: House GOP appropriators block funding for gun violence research
House Republican appropriators Wednesday rejected a proposal to designate millions of dollars for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for gun violence research, voting 32-20 to keep the language out of a fiscal 2019 spending bill.
Guns.com: FBI will add 400 million new records to NICS
The National Data Exchange, aka N-DEx, contains incident and arrest reports, probation and parole documents, according to the report — a trove of information capable of preventing questionable gun transfers from proceeding, such as in the case of the Charleston church shooter.
NJ.com: These lawyers want your cash to buy back and destroy guns
If you would like to see less violence and fewer guns on the streets, the Essex County Bar Association wants you to put your money where your mouth is.
Bearing Arms: Did Shannon Watts just admit gun control is unconstitutional?
Shannon Watts gets a little unhinged when it comes to guns. We all know that. She sees an individual’s right to keep and bear arms as something that should pretty much be abolished, and anyone who disagrees with her is a target of her scorn…when they’re not being blocked on Twitter, at least.
Townhall: ATF bumpstock proposal sets dangerous precedent
While the intent of the proposed regulation may be considered laudable by many, the procedural precedent it would set should cause serious concern for anyone who supports limited and accountable government.
Ammoland: NJ state police attempt to confiscate resident's guns without a warrant
Police said their visit was sparked by a conversation that Leonard Cottrell Jr.'s 13-year-old son had had with another student at the school. Cottrell said he was told his son and the other student were discussing security being lax and what they would have to do to escape a school shooting at Millstone Middle School.
Guns.com: Chicago area judge catches charge after dropping gun in courthouse
Claps was charged with carrying a concealed weapon in a prohibited area, a Class B misdemeanor, after two deputies noticed a handgun fall out of the jurist’s jacket while it was draped over his arm.
HeraldNet: Does Washington need a ‘surgeon general’s warning’ for guns?
Initiative 1639, which would impose new restrictions on gun owners and buyers, is awaiting certification by the Secretary of State for the Nov. 6 ballot.
Guns.com: California sued over flaky online gun registration system
Three gun owners who tried for weeks without success to comply with a new mandate to register reclassified “assault weapons” are taking the state to court.
Guns.com: Academy Sports manager fired after tackling fleeing gun theft suspect
Dean Crouch, 32, sprang into action last month to physically stop a man later identified as Jason White from leaving his store with a .40-caliber Glock he was looking at but did not pay for, the Tallahassee Democrat reports. White, 24, who had earlier that day stolen two other handguns from an area pawn shop, had also attempted to steal two magazines for the Glock and some ammunition while at Academy.
Wired: A landmark legal shift opens Pandora's box for DIY guns
By blurring the line between a gun and a digital file, Wilson had also successfully blurred the lines between the Second Amendment and the First.
Seattle Times: Gun owners face fines up to $10,000 for not locking up their guns under new Seattle law
The legislation allows fines up to $500 when a gun isn’t locked up, up to $1,000 when a prohibited person accesses a firearm and up to $10,000 when a prohibited person uses the weapon to hurt someone or commit a crime.
Guns.com: New law exempts retired reserve officers from California magazine ban
The measure, AB 1192, passed the legislature last month by wide margins. The bill was sponsored by Republican Assemblyman Tom Lackey of Palmdale, a 28-year veteran of the California Highway Patrol, and Brown signed it without comment.
Red State: Was it a trap? CADOJ sued over non-functioning assault weapons registration website
Thousands of California gun owners attempted to comply with the state’s assault weapons registration scheme in the weeks before the June 30, 2018 deadline, but for many it was an exercise in futility. Users reported being unable to access the online registration site at all, or spending hours on the glitchy site only to have the site freeze without saving their information.
BREAKING: Xavier Becerra, DOJ Withdraw Latest “Assault Weapon” Proposed Regulation After Strong Opposition from FPC, Gun Groups
The California Department of Justice has withdrawn its latest proposed “assault weapon” regulation after facing opposition and litigation from many gun rights groups, including Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF), Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), The Calguns Foundation (CGF), and California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees (CAL-FFL).
BREAKING: Gun Rights Groups Sue Calif. Attorney General Xavier Becerra, DOJ in New Lawsuit Over “Assault Weapon Registration Disasters”
The lawsuit argues that DOJ’s “bullet-button assault weapon” registration system was defective, often “crashing” completely, and the various failures prevented many gun owners from complying with the laws—potentially turning people into felons overnight.
Fox: Las Vegas cop 'terrified with fear' as gunman murdered dozens, body camera footage shows
An armed, veteran police officer stood idle for several minutes last October as the Las Vegas gunman slaughtered dozens of concertgoers from a perch one floor up, and now that cop's actions -- and inaction -- are being reviewed by the Metropolitan Police Department.
Caught on Camera: Tedra Cobb Tells Supporters She Wants ‘Assault Rifle’ Ban But ‘Cannot Say That’ in Public
When the woman pushed back on Cobb keeping quiet on how she feels about banning certain firearms, Cobb said coming out in favor of a gun ban would lead to her losing her bid against Republican incumbent Elise Stefanik.
Guns.com: Hawaii governor signs bills banning bump stocks, upping gun control
The bills, SB 2046 and SB 2436, outlaw a host of bump stocks and similar accessories while cutting the time allowed for mandatory firearm surrenders down from 30 days to a week. Both proposals passed the state legislature with broad support.
Circa: As companies cut ties with guns, firearms inventors turn to crowd funding for investment
Gun Dynamics is a crowd-funding website created by firearms entrepreneur and inventors, for firearms entrepreneurs and inventors. It was started by Larry Lopata, an inventor who couldn't secure backing for a trigger he created for popular 1911-style handguns. He figured a crowd-funding site like Kickstarter would be a good option, but he soon found out most of them do not not allow firearms products. So Lopata figured he would create his own, and founded Gun Dynamics with his partners earlier this year.
CA Gov. Jerry Brown Signs Gun Storage Bill Into Law in Victory for Gun Owners
Firearms Policy Coalition is pleased to announce that California Governor Jerry Brown has signed SB 1382 by Senator Andy Vidak (R-14), a bill making it easier to transport firearms, into law.
Vox: America's love for guns, in one chart
A new analysis from the Small Arms Survey, a gun research group based in Geneva, Switzerland, estimated civilian gun ownership by country using a mix of surveys, data from federal registries, expert opinions, and other research methods. It found that the US has by far the highest rates of civilian gun ownership in the world.
Guns.com: Washington court blocks 2A groups' bid to derail gun control ballot measure
Court Commissioner Michael Johnston on Tuesday denied a motion filed last week by Second Amendment groups seeking to contest the petitions used by organizers of I-1639. Johnson came to the conclusion that the gun rights organizations didn’t have legal standing to challenge the initiative during the petition process, and the court could not force Secretary of State Kim Wyman to invalidate the current signatures gathered.