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Guns.com: Judge blocks DefDist downloadable 3D gun data, other sites release files
DefDist’s dedicated site for the files, DefCAD.com, noted late Tuesday that it had been shut down. The group’s founder, Cody Wilson, further confirmed on social media that, “By order of a federal judge in the Western District of Washington, DEFCAD.com is going dark.” However, shortly afterward many of the promised 3-D files surfaced on a new site backed by a number of gun rights groups.
Guns.com: Everytown-backed Democrat falls short in high-profile election
A special election on Tuesday to fill an open seat in the U.S. House from Ohio went to an National Rifle Association-endorsed Republican who narrowly bested his opponent in a hard-fought campaign.
MyPalmBeachPost: JUST IN: 3D printers put plastic, lethal guns just clicks away
Experts say that advancements in technology have made it possible to print a firearm that is every bit as operational — and lethal — as anything you can buy at a gun shop.
Bearing Arms: CDC Claims Firearm-Related Homicides On The Rise
All that said, there’s one important fact that CNN failed to mention, and that is how the number of defensive gun uses is many times greater than the number of homicides that used firearms. While there are a reported 14,415 firearm-related homicides in 2016, there are still anywhere between 100,000 and 3 million defensive gun uses each year.
The Federalist: Former Gun Control Candidate Charged With Shooting Her Campaign Manager
Kellie Collins, a former congressional candidate in Georgia’s 10th District, was charged with the murder of her former campaign treasurer, Curtis Cain. The allegations of murder follow Collins’ advocacy for “responsible” gun control laws during her campaign. WSB-TV reports that she argued for stricter legislation “to protect the community.”
As Predicted, Gun Control Gains Are Happening at the State Level
For two years now we've been warning about the anti-gun crowd's planned "West Coast Wall" of gun control, and that, like all horrible ideas, it won't stop with Washington, Oregon, and California.
Breitbart: Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Calls for Repeal of Campus Carry, Restrictions on Public Carry
Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams (D) is calling for a repeal of campus carry and limits plus restrictions on public carry.
LA Times: Councilman Mitchell Englander quits blocking gun-rights group on Twitter after complaint
When a gun-rights group wanted to sound off about a new proposal from Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander, it went to Twitter to respond to him — only to find it had been blocked.
The Crime Report: Most Dems Running for Congress Back Gun Control
Six years ago, when the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee advised candidates in rural districts to show themselves with guns in TV ads, the National Rifle Association contributed to 30 Democratic House candidates. This year, the NRA is backing just three. The House Democrats’ campaign arm counts 63 candidates on its “Red to Blue” list of promising challengers trying to flip GOP House seats.
Guns: Politican who protested Dallas NRA show pleads guilty to corruption charges
The outspoken Dallas mayor pro tem who balked at the National Rifle Association coming to town earlier this year resigned on Thursday after entering a guilty plea in federal court.
Liberty Park Press: Anti-gunners losing arguments on embarrassing facts
Gun control proponents, including some in the press, experienced a couple of embarrassing setbacks last week, thanks to a report from the Transportation Safety Administration publicized by CBS News, and an editorial in the Walla Walla Union Bulletin relating to an anti-gun-rights initiative in Washington state.
Spectrum News 13: Democratic Florida lawmakers call for poll on 'stand your ground' special session
Responding to renewed public calls to repeal Florida's controversial 'stand your ground' gun law, Democratic state lawmakers have triggered an official state poll of the 160 members of the Florida Legislature on whether a special session should be held on the issue.
Washington Post: Don't let the government censor blueprints for 3-D-printed guns
Last week, a federal judge in Seattle effectively blocked a pro-gun group from publishing computer-code blueprints that could be used to make guns with 3-D printers — at least until further hearings can be held. The restraining order will please lawmakers and gun-control advocates who have been up in arms following the Trump administration’s decision to let the group publish the instructions.
Alyssa Milano: 3-D tech is 'downloadable tech'
In an opinion piece for CNN entitled, “A 3D printed gun is downloadable death” and a follow-up Anderson Cooper interview, Milano argued that public safety is at risk due to the recent settlement with Cody Wilson’s Defense Distributed Group in which the federal government granted an exception in State Department arms control regulations to allow the files to go live to a broader audience.
Guns.com: Ohio drops CCW fees for vets without Kasich signature on Bill
The Republican allowed SB 81 to become law without his signature on Friday, arguing that lawmakers missed the chance to enact gun control measures this session in the wake of a high-profile school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Ammoland: State Department Spokesperson Gives Facts on 3D Gun Settlement
On 31 July, 2018, Heather Nauert briefed reporters on issues at the Department of State. She answered questions about the settlement of the First Amendment lawsuit with the Second Amendment Foundation and Defense Distributed. The State Department Press Briefing was posted by the Department of Defense videos. The pertinent exchange is from 5:59 to 10:54.
Town Hall: PETA: We'll Help The NRA Out Financially, But There's A Catch
After receiving word that the National Rifle Association (NRA) filed a lawsuit against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) over financial troubles, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) sent a letter to NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, saying they would donate to the pro-gun group if a couple of demands were met.
ABC: 'Bump stocks' and other firearm enhancements could be banned in Charleston
In response to the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2017, where a man killed 58 people and injured over 800 people using a firearm with a “bump stock,” the city of Charleston is considering a full-out ban of the firearm enhancement within city limits.
Fox News: A good guy with a gun has saved many lives in Florida – something the media rarely report
Thankfully, a heroic citizen with a permit to legally carry a concealed handgun was able to save countless lives in Florida Saturday when he shot a gunman who opened fire on a back-to-school event attended by over 150 students at a park in Titusville, Florida.
Breitbart: Police: Concealed Permit Holder Intervenes, Saves Mother of Four Under Assault
Littlefield, Texas, police say a concealed carry permit holder intervened and saved a mother of four who was under assault by a would-be carjacker armed with a knife.
Motherboard: Trying to Ban 3D-Printed Guns Will Only Make Them More Popular
We are in the midst of a belated moral and legal panic about homemade, 3D-printed guns that will likely do nothing besides make them more popular.
11 Alive: Long rifles going in every middle and high school in Fayette County
"It's just another layer of protection," Melinda Berry-Dreisbach said, spokesman for Fayette County Schools. Berry-Dreisbach says the gun has always been on school property, but before, it was locked in the trunk of the SRO's car, an inconvenient location if there's every a shooter inside the building.
Reason: Downloadable Gun Designs Are Here To Stay, Whether Politicians Like It Or Not
It would be nice if the courts were to acknowledge that sharing the designs for firearms online is just like printing them up and distributing them in a book—that is, an act of free speech protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It would be nice, and it's a point even conceded by at least one of the state attorneys general trying to stop Defense Distributed from sharing such plans online, but the legal nod is hardly necessary.
Cincinnati: Gov. John Kasich to Ohio lawmakers: Send me gun reforms
Gov. John Kasich wants Ohio lawmakers to pass his gun control proposals. In the meantime, Kasich declined to sign a bill that would allow veterans to skip concealed carry fees.