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Guns.com: New Jersey Governor Names State Gun Control Czar
“Bill Castner will play an active role in enhancing the coalition and will help our administration to advance new common-sense gun measures and potential avenues for legal challenges to stop the scourge of gun violence,” said Murphy, a Democrat who campaigned last year on an agenda that included a strong anti-gun platform.
CBS: San Quentin Inmates Join the Gun Control Debate
Behind the historic walls of San Quentin are scores of men who wrote their life stories by committing acts of violence. Most of them used a gun. While the debate over gun control rages outside the walls of the famed prison, inside those convicted of violent acts including murder freely voiced their opinion on how easy it was to get a weapon.
Federal Gun Control Bills Take Aim at “Assault Weapons”
Firearms Policy Coalition has learned of two new federal gun control bills that could do lasting damage to the Second Amendment. Both bills were sponsored by Republicans.
Democratic Rep. Ted Deutch: 'No More Manufacture of Semi-Automatic Rifles, 'Get Them Out of Our Commnities'
During his segment, anchor Kate Bolduan asked the representative about gun control, specifically noting Rep. Eric Swalwell’s (D-CA) recent op-ed in which he suggests banning semi-automatic rifles, and prosecuting those who refuse to turn them over.
TNP: Anger in France, Britain Over Trump's Gun Law Speech
The French government issued its strongest criticism of Mr Trump since he took office, at a time when President Emmanuel Macron has been reinforcing bilateral ties following a state visit.
Dallas News: Ted Cruz Rips Banks' Split with Gun Industry, Says It's 'Designed to Placate Liberal Activists'
The Republican on Friday wrote to the lenders' chief executives that their gun efforts are "not welcome in Texas."
Gun Feed: Springfield Armory Cuts Off Dick's
This latest action follows Dick’s Sporting Goods’ decision to remove and destroy all modern sporting rifles (MSR) from their inventory. In addition, they have denied Second Amendment rights to Americans under the age of 21. We at Springfield Armory believe that all law abiding American citizens of adult age are guaranteed this sacred right under our Constitution.
GOP Lawmakers in MN Push More Gun Control
Rep. Sarah Anderson of Plymouth and Rep. Jenifer Loon of Eden Prairie are co-sponsoring the bills, which they say are an effort to keep guns out of the hands of ineligible and potentially dangerous people.
Guns.com: Oklahoma Lawmakers Send Constitutional Carry Bill to Governor
“I believe every Oklahoman has the right to self-defense without the burden of government approval. Constitutional Carry secures this right,” said state Sen. Nathan Dahm, R-Broken Arrow, sponsor of the bill.
Des Moines Register: Waukee schools showed favoritism to students advocating gun control, teen says
A Waukee student says a pro-Second Amendment walkout at her school this week did not receive the same treatment from administrators as an April 20 gun-control demonstration.
Daily Camera: Boulder Approves Ban on Sale, Possession of Assault Weapons
Assault-style weapons, under a specific and technical definition Carr has written, could not be sold or possessed under this law.
Star Tribune: Liberal Maplewood Millennial Isn't Your Typical Gun Rights Advocate: 'We're Normal People'
Here’s how Sarah Cade used to think of American gun owners: “old, fat, white guys, and they’re all racists and they hate everyone.” Of course, that was before she got a gun.
Benton News: Saline is Third Illinois County to Declare Itself a Firearms 'Sanctuary'
"We like our guns. We want our guns. The Second Amendment gives us those rights. They need to think before they start passing legislation."
Congressman: Ban 'Assault Weapons,' Go After Those Who Don't Turn Them In
Swallwell, who says, “Australia got it right,” was an original co-sponsor of H.R. 5087, the Democrat-proposed federal assault weapon ban as well as a half-dozen other gun control bills, and has spoken often on the subject of gun violence in the House.
SF Examiner: SF Bans Permitted Concealed Firearms at Rallies, Parades
“Our first amendment rights, the freedom of speech and the right to peacefully assemble and protest, should not be infringed, chilled or suppressed by the presence of guns in our city,” Stefani said.
AZ Capitol Times: Senate Approves Watered Down Gun Bill
SB 1519, approved on a 17-13 party line vote, still allows police to ask a judge to have someone brought in for mental evaluation. And judges remain able to order temporary removal of weapons if there is “clear and convincing evidence” the person is a danger to self or others.
NY Upstate: New York Bill Would Ban Riflery, Trap Shooting, Archery in Public Schools
Rosenthal's bill, covering "marksmanship and/or shooting programs," includes "any competitive or recreational shooting activities involving proficiency tests of accuracy, precision and speed in using various types of ranged weapons, such as firearms and air gun, in forms such as handguns, rifles and shotguns and/or bows or crossbows."
The Federalist: Dick's Sporting Goods Hired Three Gun Control Lobbyists in April
The three lobbyists tapped by Dick’s to push for gun control are listed by name in the federal disclosure forms, which are required by the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 to be filed quarterly: Joel Johnson, who worked for both President Bill Clinton and Senate Democrat leadership; Andrew King, who worked for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.); and Christina Brown, a former staffer for Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.).
Anti-Gun Bill Banning Self-Defense at Public Rallies Moves Closer to Law
The Senate Public Safety Committee advanced a bill recently that would bar CCW-holders from carrying a firearm at public rallies in California.
Bloomberg: Citigroup, Bank of America Criticized by Senator on Firearms Ban
“We should all be concerned if banks like yours seek to replace legislators and policy makers and attempt to manage social policy by limiting access to credit,” Crapo, from Idaho, wrote in a letter to Citigroup CEO Mike Corbat. Banks “should not deny financial services to customers they disfavor.”
WSJ: Banks, Credit-Card Companies Explore Ways to Monitor Gun Purchases
The financial companies have explored creating a new credit-card code for firearms dealers, similar to how they code restaurants, or department stores, according to people familiar with the matter. Another idea would require merchants to share information about specific firearm products consumers are buying, some of the people said.
News-Press Now: Missouri Pushes to Put Firearms in Gun-Free Zones
Places like college campuses, hospitals and bars are among 11 areas currently classified gun-free zones that could see patrons packing if the owner of the property consents.
Guns.com: Pennsylvania Governor Pushing for Universal Background Checks
“We should pass legislation that requires all those who wish to purchase a firearm to go through a State Police background check; universal background checks are one of the best ways we can keep weapons out of the hands of dangerous individuals,” Wolf said.
Fox News: Company Sells $4.5M Pistols Made from 4.5-Billion-Year-Old Meteorite
Known as the "Big Bang Pistol Set," the guns were forged from metals found in the Gibeon meteorite, which fell in Namibia and is named for the nearest town after it was discovered in 1836 by English captain J. E. Alexander.