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Guns.com: Delaware 'assault weapon' ban fails, again; Red flag measure passes
Democrats in the state Senate failed on Tuesday to muscle through a rejuvenated bill to outlaw many semi-auto firearms while a gun seizure proposal had better luck.
Times Reporter: Ohio House won't pass Kasich's gun bill
“There is no gun law in America that’s going to stop a lot of this,” said Smith, who was elected as House speaker two weeks ago following a contentious fight within the House GOP caucus. “Criminals don’t abide by the law, by their very nature.”
The Guardian: Civilians own 85% of world's 1 billion firearms, survey reveals
The United States has just 4% of the world population, but the survey estimates that civilians in the US possess almost 40% of the world’s firearms – 393m weapons – equivalent to 121 firearms for every 100 residents. Americans topped the polls in 2007, owning 270m weapons, which translated into 90 weapons for every 100 residents.
Hot Air: The mass shooting nobody will march against
The one shooter who is currently at room temperature, 33-year-old Tahaij Wells, had been out of prison on parole for all of four months for a previous murder. There were “multiple” gangs involved. The weapons of choice were almost entirely handguns so there was no chance to rail against “assault rifles.” (One suspect did have an extended magazine capable of holding more rounds than state law allows.)
Guns.com: Bank of America assures Parkland families about commitment to new gun policy
Bank of America executives assured families of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victims that they’re committed to cutting ties with “assault” rifle makers and said the bank sold its interests in Remington Outdoor Company.
Guns.com: Giffords presents 'Courageous Leadership Award' to Hillary Clinton
Clinton, who during her latest presidential campaign criticized the Supreme Court’s Heller ruling recognizing an individual right to keep and bear arms and expressed an interest in an Australian-style gun ban, was recognized by Giffords as a “gun safety trailblazer” who “has worked tirelessly to protect children and campaigned boldly to build safer communities.”
Group trolls gun control activists with pocket Constitutions
“We just wanted to make sure they had copies of the Constitution,” Cerise Bowes, vice president of the group,“ told Tennessean. ”Though they have every right to say what they feel, we don’t necessarily agree with them and we want our Constitution to stay intact."
CA Legislature Unleashes Anti-Gun Friday Surprise
SB 1177, if passed, would prohibit purchasing more than one firearm in a 30-day period. This would literally implement mandatory gun rationing in the state.
Reason: Unable to ban guns, lawmakers want to weaponize the ATF against gun dealers
Ostensibly, the "Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act" is aimed at "gun dealers who engage in illegal sales practices," which is to say it's supposed to make it more illegal to do illegal stuff.
NY Post: Intuit agrees to reimburse firearms facility after cutting credit service
“We have resolved the issue with them and made them whole,” said Rob Lanesey, Intuit’s chief communications officer. “That is all about the experience they went through.”
Breitbart: Google banning AdWords like 'gun-grips' and 'scopes and sights'
Google announced these new changes in an email, the subject line of which reads, “Google AdWords Policy Update – Change to Dangerous products or services Policy.”
CA Legislative Update: Anti-gun bills flip houses, inch closer to passage
A number of anti-gun bills recently flipped houses in the California State Legislature, and are now a step closer to passing following hearings in their respective committees.
Anti-gun Congressional candidate pepper sprays himself in campaign ad
The leftists know no bounds in their gun control endeavors. Levi Tillemann, a Congressional candidate for Colorado, recently released a campaign ad that appeared more satirical than political. At first, it appeared to be run-of-the-mill, leftist propaganda intent on pushing anti-gun policies using sensationalism and misleading information. Then, something unexpected happened.
Guns.com: Bill would nurse smart gun development with generous federal tax breaks
The Start Advancing Firearms Enhancements and Technology Act, introduced as H.R. 6109, would up federal tax credits to cover 100 percent of the research expenses in smart gun technology and, should the firearms become commercially available, exempt smart gun components from long-standing federal excise taxes. The net effect, said the sponsor, would be to both make development less risky and guns cheaper to buy for the consumer.
Bearing Arms: Florida candidate promises to ban 'assault rifles' by decree
[Former U.S. Congresswoman Gwen] Graham pledged to ban assault weapons sales using a little-known state law. “I have found a public safety statute that allows the governor, whoever she may be, to sign an executive order for public safety reasons banning that sale of military-style assault weapons,” Graham said.
Red State: Final pieces of the puzzle voiding the Second Amendment are ready to put in place
As you can see in this very brief timeline, the old “slippery slope” adage is true. And in the aftermath of recent shooting events at public schools, the final pieces of the puzzle to void the Second Amendment are ready to put in place.
Guns.com: Pro-gun docs say AMA has it wrong on gun control
Dr. Robert Young, a practicing psychiatrist and editor for DRGO, told Guns.com Wednesday the AMA’s recent call for more gun control on Capitol Hill isn’t surprising, even if it’s misguided.
NJ.com: Phil Murphy's attorney general fires warning shot at 'ghost gun' makers
"These weapons are illegal in our state," Attorney General Gurbir Grewal wrote in the letter. "Your actions violate the laws of New Jersey and, if you do not stop these activities within 15 days, I will bring legal action against your company."
NY Post: Handgun retailers lobbying Congress after credit shutdown
Cut off by their credit card processors, some handgun retailers are asking Congress for help, The Post has learned. The small business owners and an industry group have asked the Senate Banking Committee to take a look at the actions of the credit card processors — which they claim stopped servicing perfectly legal transactions.
Student dispels gun control myths with comprehensive essay
Not all students fall victim to the political machine known as public education. Some have the capacity to ask questions and draw conclusions independently of the professors and their leftist agendas. One in particular, Clayton Vickers, went against the grain and penned an impressive defense of AR-15 rifles.
NY Times: 'At least 700 mass shootings' over last 2 years
The only way to substantiate such a claim is to count incidents in which people are only injured with incidents in which people are actually killed. And it requires counting gang and street crime in cities like Chicago, Baltimore, and St. Louis, among other Democrat-controlled cities.
Guns.com: Candidate who cut AR-15 barrel loses Democratic primary, badly
Mallard came to the public eye outside of her district on March 7 when she posted a two-minute video on social media during which she announced she was destroying her husband’s AR-15 in an act of solidarity with Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students in Parkland, Florida, protesting for gun control in the wake of a school shooting that claimed the lives of 17 people.
Frustrated American Medical Association adopts sweeping policies aimed at gun violence
With frustration mounting over lawmakers' inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as a way to fight what it calls a public health crisis.
CA Attorney General Becerra, DOJ agrees to stop enforcing illegal underground gun control regulation
Today, Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) a pro-gun rights advocacy organization based in Sacramento, announced that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has agreed to stop enforcing an illegal “underground” gun control regulation. A copy of the Department of Justice’s notice can be found on FPC’s “Regulation Watch” Web page.