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Ammoland: School Shooting Stopped by Good Guy with a Gun in Illinois
Matt Milby, 19-year-old, entered the Dixon High School gym where the seniors were practicing for graduation on Wednesday morning around 8 AM. The recently expelled student opened fire on school resource officer Mark Dallas. Dallas returned fire causing Milby to retreat from the gym.
Pantagraph: Illinois Lawmakers Trying Again with New Version of Gun Dealer Bill
The legislation -- attached as an amendment to Senate Bill 337 -- would require gun dealers to certify their federal license with the state police, calls for a study of gun trafficking data and imposes a penalty on private dealers who fail to keep adequate records of private sales.
The Hill: California High Schoolers Write Gun Control Legislation, Will Introduce It to Local Government
The students told the newspaper they had to modify the original version of the legislation, which did away with the Second Amendment entirely, in order to gain more support from the community.
Politics USA: Nancy Pelosi Demands Vote on Gun Legislation After Santa Fe Shooting
Pelosi calls for vote on gun legislation. “Congress must show as much courage as they have, and act now to ensure that no other community or family must endure the unthinkable horror of gun violence. Our children deserve real leadership: a vote to prevent gun violence now.”
NY Times: Please, Please Buy This Company
Remington Outdoor, one of the country’s oldest and largest gun makers, is getting ready to emerge from bankruptcy. The question is whether somebody — anybody — will buy the company, especially at such a politically and emotionally polarized time for the gun industry.
Denton Record-Chronicle: Santa Fe Shooting Suspect's Choice of Guns Complicates Debate Over Assault Rifles
The reality that weapons not included in proposed assault-rifle bans can still exact a double-digit death toll further complicates a wrenching national debate about how to prevent future tragedies.
Times-Standard: Arcata Moves Toward Drafting Locked Gun Storage Law
“The practices of keeping firearms locked, unloaded and storing ammunition in a locked location separate from firearms serves as protective measures that reduce youth suicide and unintentional injury in homes of children and teenagers where guns are stored,” Swartz said.
Tampa Bay Times: Kelly Clarkson, a Gun Owner, Urges Action at Billboard Music Awards
She didn’t mention exactly what action she meant, nor did she specify that she was in favor of limiting access to guns. But it was a notable statement. Clarkson is a gun owner herself and has spoken publicly about it several times. She told NPR in 2012 that she owned nine guns and that she slept with a Colt .45.
Independent: Houston Police Chief Urges Texans to Vote for Gun Control After Shooting
“We need to start using the ballot box and ballot initiatives to take the matters out of the hands of people that are doing nothing that are elected into the hands of the people to see that the will of the people in this country is actually carried out”, he added.
Nobody Turned In Their Bump Stocks, Say New Jersey State Police
It’s hard to know for sure, but Americans could own as many as 520,000 bump stocks, according to estimates from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Many of the devices are untraceable, in part because they don’t have serial numbers.
Eden Prairie News: Eden Prairie City Council Drops Resolution About Assault-Style Weapons, Gun Sales
The City Council recognizes that it has no legal authority to limit the sale of guns and ammunition in Eden Prairie.
FPC Statement Following Tragic Santa Fe High School Shooting in Texas
Yet again we see the disastrous consequences of reliance on magical thinking and mystical “gun-free” zones. Yet again we see that evil and insane people intent on causing death, injury, and chaos simply ignore the thousands of federal, state, and local criminal laws that criminalize conduct including murder, terrorism, assault, and illegally carrying guns onto school grounds. Yet again our news outlets show us proof that the evil and insane will find a way to hurt or kill the innocent in so-called “gun free” zones until they voluntarily end their attack, commit suicide, or are stopped by a hero – often one who is armed.
Sun Sentinel: Ohio Governor Enlists Parkland Dad's Help to Push Change in Gun Laws
Fred Guttenberg is the father of 14-year-old Jaime Guttenberg, one of the 17 killed in the Feb. 14 Parkland school shooting. He was invited to testify before the Ohio Legislature by Gov. John Kasich, the former presidential candidate.
NPR: Sandy Hook Families Push to Hold Gun-Maker Accountable in Connecticut Court
The Connecticut Supreme Court is likely to decide this week whether to allow 10 families of victims in the 2012 Newtown school shooting to sue Remington.
Trump’s Pick for Ninth Circuit Judge Finally Comes Under Fire From Republican Senators Due to Anti-2A Past
FPC was the first pro-2A organization to oppose Bennett, and lead a grassroots lobbying drive against him. Further, FPC put boots on the ground and deployed lobbyist Phil Watson to Washington D.C. to oppose the gun control agenda.
The Anti-Gun, Anti-Speech, Republican-Run CA SB 1099 Bill-Splainer
State Senator John Moorlach (R-Costa Mesa) has authored Senate Bill 1099, legislation that, in our view -- a view shared by other policy experts -- would suppress, undermine, and impinge upon both First Amendment and Second Amendment rights (and probably some rights under the California Constitution, also).
WLWT5: Girl Scouts Meeting Ohio Senators at Capitol to Talk Gun Control
They say they do drills at school to prepare for intruders and active shooters. "We don't think we should have to worry about that. We should have to worry about the math test tomorrow," Mary Ganim said.
Fox News: Student Takes Parting Shot At College's Anti-Gun Policies
A conservative woman who recently graduated from Kent State University has received threats after she took aim at her school’s anti-gun policies in a photo shoot where she carried an AR-10 and wore a cap that said, “Come and take it.”
Reason: Deputy Who Failed to Engage Parkland Shooter Gets $104,000 Annual Pension for Life
Peterson, who is 55 years old, will be able to receive that pension for the rest of his life, and Broward County taxpayers will cover 50 percent of his health insurance premiums.
KCRA: Mom Fatally Shoots Gunman Trying to Rob Families Outside School
42-year-old Sastre, who was with her 7-year-old, pulled out her weapon and shot the robber three times.
Guns.com: Author of Obama Lead Ammo Ban Argues Hunters Support Gun Control
“We do not need AR-15s or any assault-style weapon to hunt game. That’s not to say some people won’t use them to hunt. But they are simply not necessary, and are actually not preferable for legitimate, fair-chase hunting,” the group said.
4WWL: Senators Gut Bill to Allow Some Guns on Louisiana Campuses
A Senate judicial committee on Tuesday gutted the House-backed proposal, removing the portion that would have allowed armed civilians at schools. Instead, lawmakers rewrote the bill to allow those with concealed carry permits to have their firearms up to the edge of a school campus.
Daily Wire: Ad Agency Creates Exhibit to Claim Guns Are as Easy to Acquire as Bikes
Created by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence in conjunction with an agency called The Escape Pod, the exhibit is titled, the “Chicago Gun Share Program.” The Brady Center stated, “The program was developed in response to the lack of federal gun regulations and conflicting state laws that would help protect American citizens from unnecessary gun violence.” The exhibit accepts virtual donations and boasts the social media hashtag #GunShare, according to AdWeek.
LA Times: More States Approving 'Red Flag' Laws to Keep Guns Away from People Perceived as Threats
The most recent law came in Delaware, where Gov. John Carney on April 30 signed the Beau Biden Gun Violence Prevention Act into law. It allows mental health professionals to report potentially dangerous people and have their guns seized through a court order.