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Gun Free Zone: MDA's facts are wrong on FL CCW
Florida does not have a live fire requirement to obtain a CCW permit. Illinois and Nebraska have live fire qualifications mandated by state law – i.e. so many rounds at various distances, with a specific number of hits on a Q or B27 target. Other states have similar requirements but I’ve actually shot the Illinois and Nebraska courses.
WTOP: Rural county seeks to be first in Virginia to arm teachers
The school board in Lee County, Virginia, voted last week to allow an undisclosed number of teachers and staff members to carry guns in school.
Daily Signal: More people use a gun in self-defense each year than die in car accidents
The U.S. Department of Justice investigated firearm violence from 1993 through 2011. The report found, “In 2007–2011, about 1 percent of nonfatal violent crime victims used a firearm in self-defense.” Anti-gun zealots attempt to use this statistic to discredit the use of a gun as a viable means of self-defense, and by extension, to discredit gun ownership in general.
Liberty Park Press: Seattle Mayor signs gun control ordinance despite state preemption
Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has signed a city ordinance requiring so-called “safe storage” of firearms, with civil penalties for violations, despite a 35-year-old Washington statute that placed sole authority for gun regulation in the hands of the State Legislature.
Breitbart: Facebook admits it blocked republican candidate's pro-2A ad
On Tuesday the Tampa Bay Times reported that Caldwell’s ad had been blocked on Facebook, which included blocking news that the NRA had endorsed Caldwell for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture.
Mother Jones: Here's how Kavanaugh could deal a big blow to gun control
Organizations like the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety, and Giffords—the group founded by former Arizona congresswoman and gun violence survivor Gabby Giffords—all issued statements denouncing Trump’s pick.
The Washington Times: Majority of young people not planning on voting in midterm elections, says survey
Only 28 percent of young adults ages 18-29 say they are “absolutely certain” of voting in the 2018 midterm elections, according to a new survey.
Fox News: This marks the end of gun control
The federal government has finally recognized the obvious – that sharing instructions on how to make guns with 3D printers counts as constitutionally protected speech. Despite little fanfare, this is an important victory for First Amendment rights. It also represents a real blow to the increasingly futile cause of gun control.
Seattle Times: Should gun stores in King County be required to post warnings about suicide, homicide?
King County could require stores that sell guns to post signs at the door and cash register warning that owning a firearm increases the risk of suicide, homicide and other deaths.
BREAKING: Ninth Circuit Panel decides that the Second Amendment extends beyond the home
The majority opinion was written by Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain (appointed by Reagan) and joined by Judge Ikuta (appointed by George W. Bush). Judge Clifton (appointed by George W. Bush) dissented.
Gallup: Gun Control Not High on List of Problems
Gallup's July survey found that the number of Americans who cited guns or gun control as the most important problem facing America had returned to levels similar to before the shooting in Parkland, Fla. This month, just two percent of Americans say guns and gun control are the most important problem. It was only a few short months ago that a record number of Americans cited guns as the most important problem (April, 13%).
Fox: Dem's campaign manager quits after video shows candidate secretly backing gun ban
The campaign manager of a Democrat seeking a U.S. House seat in upstate New York quit the campaign Tuesday, after a video showed the candidate saying she wouldn't publicly endorse a ban on certain firearms -- for fear that she’d lose the election.
Daily Caller: Soros-linked group will spend millions to stop Kavanaugh
The group, Demand Justice (DJ), is organized and financed by a 501(c)(4) called the Sixteen Thirty Fund, which collected some $2.2 million in contributions from the Open Society Policy Center (OSPC), one of Soros’ primary donation vehicles, between 2012 and 2016.
College Fix: CU Boulder students join effort to fight Boulder's new assault weapon ban
It’s a city known as a haven for left-wing causes, but right-of-center students who call the region home say the ban is unconstitutional and want it reversed, including a 20-year-old CU Boulder student.
Guns.com: Judge scraps city's ban on bump stocks as 'untenable'
A Ohio judge last week rejected a prohibition adopted by the city of Columbus on bump fire stocks, hitting city officials with a permanent injunction against enforcing the ordinance. Judge David Cain, writing for the Franklin County Common Pleas Court, found that the city’s ban did not square against state preemption law which prevents local governments from regulating firearms.
Truth About Guns: Navajo Nation's cash offer to purchase Remington Outdoor is rightly rejected
The Navajo Nation had apparently read Sorkin’s own brilliant idea for turning Remington into “The Most Advanced And Responsible Gun Manufacturer in the Country.” The only problem with that plan is that there would have been no profits to invest in “smart guns” or anything else. Shifting away from producing products aimed at the massive purchasing power of the American consumer and toward government contracts is a proven strategy for failure.
FPC Releases New Data on California DOJ “Bullet-Button Assault Weapon” Registration “Debacle”
Advocacy group Firearms Policy Coalition announced today new findings about the California Department of Justice (DOJ) “Bullet-Button Assault Weapons” registration system based on data it acquired from DOJ.
City council to consider declaring gun violence 'public health crisis' so they can get federal money
The proposal, authored by councilor La-keisha Jackson, comes on the heels of another violent weekend in Indianapolis where two people were killed, including Monica Pirtle, a 35-year-old mother of three.
Breitbart: L.A. Times describes common semiautomatic firearms as 'rapid-fire weapons'
The Times segued into the topic while warning that President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, could vote to overturn “assault weapons” bans. The paper quickly re-classified “assault weapons” as “rapid-fire weapons,” warning that a conservative court could overturn bans on “rapid-fire weapons.”
Bearing Arms: Australian tragedy proves it will never be enough for gun grabbers
When you talk to a gun control activists, they may well point to another country and tell you how that country is doing it right. One popular choice is Australia. After a mass shooting, Australia went after guns hard, making sweeping gun control laws that completely revamped how the country looked at firearms.
Krugersdorp News: British farmer charged with attempted murder after firing paintball gun to warn trespasser
A British farmer who lives in Muldersdrift was arrested on charges of attempted murder after he fired shots with a paintball gun into the ground to warn a trespasser to leave his land.
Houston Public Media: Houston churches remove 'no guns' signs, citing safety concerns
The Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth has removed signs from its parishes warning people not to carry guns on church property. The Diocese hasn’t changed its no-guns policy. But officials worried the signs themselves made the churches a more attractive target. Some churches around Houston are taking similar precautions.
Guns.com: Rauner signs 2 gun control bills, says will again veto dealer licensing plan
Approved by the Republican on Monday was SB 3256 to institute a 72-hour waiting period for all guns sales and HB 2354 which establishes a process to seize guns from those considered at risk to themselves or others. The Governor painted it as a win for public safety.
Mercury News: California high court tosses suit over bullet stamping law
The California Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a lawsuit that sought to invalidate a state law requiring new models of semi-automatic handguns to stamp identifying information on bullet casings.