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Reason: The Second Amendment 'has become optional"
Ten years ago this week, the Supreme Court for the first time explicitly recognized that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to armed self-defense. Since then the Court has revisited the subject only twice, while it has heard about 45 cases involving the Fourth Amendment and about 60 involving the First.
Baltimore Sun: Gun laws won't prevent another mass shooting, but conceal carry would
In 2012, there were 218 homicides in Baltimore. In 2017, four years after passage of the Firearms Safety Act of 2013, there were an astounding 343 homicides. The largest city in a state that brags about its strict gun control laws now leads the nation in per capita homicides.
Ammoland: After MD shooting, now shotguns are on the "Must Ban" list
The “List” of guns to be banned from ownership by us peons grows by the day, but pump-action shotguns were never slated for prohibition, until now! With the MD shooting, however, many liberals are now finally prepared to tell us the real truth: They Want To Ban All Guns, And Always Have!
Kansas State University: Few issues in first year of campus carry
Campus police with Kansas State University, the oldest public university in the state and home to more than 22,000 enrolled undergraduates, reported filing no criminal cases regarding handguns on campus in the past year, according to The K-State Collegian, the school’s paper.
Guns.com: Lawmakers in 2 states ask iconic sporting goods retailer to curb gun policies
A group of Democrats in Maine and New Hampshire want Kittery Trading Post to stop selling “assault-style” rifles and eliminate gun sales to those under age 21.
California "Bullet-Button Assault Weapon" Registration: Key Facts & Stats About CA's Latest Gun Control Debacle
How many people registered "bullet-button assault weapons" before the deadline? How long will it take DOJ to process them? Find out here!
AP: Baker signs 'red flag' gun bill
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Tuesday signed a bill that will allow for the temporary removal of guns from people considered a danger to themselves or others.
Fox: The Second Amendment had nothing to do with slavery
For 20 years now, a well-meaning law professor has been peddling the fiction that the Second Amendment – guaranteeing the right of Americans to keep and bear arms – was adopted to protect slavery. He first proposed this in a 1998 law review article and trotted it out again in a recent New York Times op-ed.
Range 365: Coming Soon: AA-12 Shotgun in Semi-Auto for Civilians
The AA-12 shotgun is a beast. It’s a fully-automatic 12 gauge shotgun originally designed back in the 1970s by Max Atchisson (the AA stands for Atchisson Assault) specifically to be a low-recoil option for law enforcement and military personnel.
Press Herald: As corporate policies turn anti-gun, firearm industry recoils and seeks legal protection
With Gary Ramey’s fledgling gun-making business taking off in retail stores, he decided to start offering one of his handguns for sale on his website. That didn’t sit well with the company he used to process payments, and they informed him they were dropping his account. Another credit card processing firm told him the same thing: They wouldn’t do business with him.
Baltimore Sun: Maryland's strict gun laws could not prevent Capital Gazette shooting, spurring talk of changes
The weapon used in the attack has been described by police as a pump-action shotgun. While “long guns” like shotguns and rifles are less tightly regulated than handguns, a purchaser nonetheless must undergo a criminal background check to buy one from a dealer, as Jarrod W. Ramos did. But Ramos was never convicted of a crime serious enough to bar such a purchase.
Guns.com: California gun owners run into problems with registration deadline
Some trying to comply with California’s latest gun control mandates were left scratching their heads after the state’s website bogged down approaching the deadline.
Dallas News: Trump's proposed bump stock ban draws 97,000 comments weighing gun rights against fears of violence
A regulatory agency received more than 97,000 comments on a proposed nationwide ban on bump stocks, the device used in a Las Vegas concert massacre that left 58 people dead last October.
NY gun control couldn't stop 20 gang members from getting guns
A total of 20 members and associates of the MacBallas street gang were charged with racketeering, narcotics, robbery and firearms offenses, authorities say, adding that a total of 12 individuals were taken into custody Wednesday. Three other people were already in federal custody and three others were already in state custody.
Guns.com: Seattle advances mandatory gun lock ordinance
The nine-member Seattle City Council, set to take up the proposal in coming weeks, is made up of eight Democrats and Kshama Sawant, a declared member of the Socialist Alternative party.
Washington Post: Heroin deaths surpass gun homicides for the first time, CDC data shows
Heroin deaths spiked too, rising by more than 2,000 cases. For the first time since at least the late 1990s, there were more deaths due to heroin than to traditional opioid painkillers, like hydrocodone and oxycodone.
ABC7: Homemade shotgun turned in at gun buyback event in San Francisco
Police in San Francisco took in 187 weapons during a gun buy-back Saturday morning. The four-hour event, hosted by United Playaz, yielded 57 pistols, 44 revolvers, 11 assault weapons and three shotguns. One of those shotguns was homemade.
FPC Law-Splainer: WTF is a "featureless" firearm in California?
California's ever-expanding tyranny against gun owners and the right to keep and bear arms is ratcheting up to 11 tomorrow (7/1/2018). You probably need to read this.
ALERT: Looming BBAW registration deadline & CFARS outages
California DOJ's California Firearms Application Reporting System (CFARS) system has been experiencing significant outages and issues that may affect or prevent an intended registration of a "Bullet Button Assault Weapon."
Ammoland: FBI refusing appeals on NFA denials
“The FBI has taken the position that it will not allow you to appeal your FBI background check and denial for an NFA [National Firearms Act] Transaction,” attorney Stephen Stamboulieh announced Monday. “Yes, the FBI conducts the background check, denies you, and provides the NTN [NICS Transaction Number] for your denial, but… no appeal for you!”
Huffpost: Goodbye Justice Kennedy and goodbye gun control
The news that Justice Anthony Kennedy has retired from the Supreme Court is sending liberals and progressives into a panic. Kennedy has of course been the key swing vote in abortion and gay rights cases. Whether those cases will withstand a new Supreme Court with five core conservatives is a serious question.
Slow Facts: Republican party of Texas fires pro-gun activist
Choice of personnel indicate your policy. You are who you hire... and fire. The Republican Party of Texas terminated their director of operations, Rachel Malone. Ms Malone was a grassroots activist before she was hired by the Republican Party of Texas. She was a passionate second-amendment supporter. She thought the existing gun lobbying groups in Texas fell short in their promised results.
KATU2: Oregon gun initiative backers concede, plan 2020 effort
Supporters of an initiative to ban some semi-automatic rifles and pistols, along with high-capacity magazines, are stopping efforts to pass the measure this year but plan an effort to get it onto the ballot in 2020.
Breitbart: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spreads hoax stats on U.S. mass shootings
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Candidate for U.S. Congress (D-NY), reacted to the lives lost in Annapolis by claiming the attack marked the 195th mass shooting this year.