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  • Maryland ‘assault weapon’ ban appealed to U.S. Supreme Court

    07/24/2017 10:51:32 AM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies
    guns.com ^ | July 24, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Pro-gun rally in front of Maryland State House in Annapolis on Feb. 6, 2013 protesting the state’s controversial Firearms Safety Act. (Photo: Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times) A long-simmering challenge against Maryland’s 2013 Firearms Safety Act has been appealed to the nation’s highest court. Attorneys for the Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association and the National Shooting Sports Foundation on Friday filed the 325-page petition to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Stephen Kolbe and a series of gun stores and shooting clubs asking the court to protect popular semi-automatic rifles and magazines from prohibition. At stake is the 2013...
  • Congressional Staffer Could have Stopped Baseball Field Attack

    07/10/2017 11:41:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    ammoland ^ | 10 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona – -(Ammoland.com)- In the aftermath of the baseball field assassination attempt on several Republican Congressmen and their staff, we are finding that District of Columbia infringements on the Second Amendment played a significant role in hampering defense against the attack.From freebeacon.com: Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R., Ga.), who was at the baseball field when the attack took place but survived unscathed, told a group of reporters on Wednesday that while the Capitol Police acted in a heroic way to stop the shooter, things need to change. He said if the attack had happened back in his home state of Georgia, he...
  • Michigan County Clerk Stops Illegal Weapons Ban at Her Building

    07/10/2017 12:24:16 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    ammoland ^ | 10 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- – On Friday, June 27th, Karen Spranger went to work as the County Clerk in Macomb County, Michigan. When she arrived at 0730, the metal detection machinery and the armed guards had been removed. She had filed a lawsuit to make this occur.  She had not been notified it would happen.In Michigan, public buildings are not allowed to forbid the exercise of Second Amendment rights, with an exception for court rooms or other official space used for official court business.From macomdaily.com: Security measures at the Macomb County Clerk and Register of Deeds office at the Talmer building in...
  • Iowa Chief Justice Bans Weapons

    06/30/2017 11:58:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Iowa Chief Justice Mark Cady On 14 April, 2017, Governor Terry Branson signed HF 517, a comprehensive law to reform Iowa's antique weapons restrictions. Part of the law was to require uniform firearm laws across the state. Local restrictions on the carry of weapons were eliminated. On 19 June, 2017, the Chief Justice of the Iowa Supreme Court banned all weapons in county courthouses. The ban did not include peace officers on duty. The claimed reason for the order was to institute a comprehensive and uniform statewide policy prohibiting weapons in court houses. Iowa had a mix of counties...
  • U.S. House Votes to Revoke Obama’s Social Security Gun Ban (253-180)

    02/03/2017 5:01:02 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | AWR Hawkins
    On Thursday the U.S. House passed H.J. Res. 40, a joint resolution to revoke the Social Security gun ban enacted by the Obama administration on December 19. USA Today reports that the vote to revoke the ban was 253-180, and was “largely along party lines. Breitbart News previously reported: The Social Security gun ban began to be fashioned behind closed doors in the summer of 2015 and was finalized just before Christmas 2016. It allows the Social Security Administration (SSA) to bar certain beneficiaries from buying guns based on a need for help in managing their finances. Beneficiaries catch the...
  • President Trump Can Eliminate Gun Free Zones in the Army Corps of Engineers

    11/21/2016 4:13:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    President Donald Trump has committed to eliminating Gun Free Zones.  He cannot eliminate the Gun Free School Zones Act by himself.  It will take Congressional or Court action.  He can eliminate Gun Free Zones on military bases and in recruitment offices. He can eliminate Gun Free Zones on lands managed by the Army Corps of Engineers.  Donald Trump will be the Commander in Chief.  The Army Corps of Engineers is a federal agency in the Department of Defense.  It is commanded by a Lieutenant General (three star), Todd T. Semonite.   General Semonite is under the command of Donald Trump....
  • California Gun Ban

    11/09/2016 12:03:40 PM PST · by willyd · 67 replies
    Xtreme Guns and Ammo ^ | 11/09/2016 | Vincent Ostera
    California legislators are in the process of rolling out what will be the strictest gun control laws in the country. Democrat state Legislatures rolled out a list of proposals that will instantly criminalize most of the state’s law abiding gun owners.
  • WI: Madison Banning Guns on City Transit Heard at Supreme Court

    09/18/2016 6:58:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 September, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 1999, Wisconsin passed a statue which prohibited political subdivisions of the state from regulating firearms.  The statute was expanded in 2011 with the passage of the shall issue permit law, and again in 2015 when knives were included as items protected by the law. The City of Madison political structure has been ideologically opposed to the right to keep and bear arms for decades.  It has paid out in lost lawsuits when it attempted to criminalize open carry by claiming that open carriers were "obstructing justice" and charging them with "disorderly conduct". After Wisconsin passed the shall issue...
  • Chicago Criminals’ Favorite Gunmakers: A Visual Ranking

    07/07/2016 8:31:11 AM PDT · by granada · 57 replies
    The Trace ^ | January 6, 2016 | SARAH KOLLMORGEN
    Despite having some of the toughest gun regulations of any city in the country, Chicago continues to record thousands of shootings per year. As President Obama has pointed out, that isn’t a failing of the city’s gun laws. The problem is that most of the guns used in crimes in Chicago come from neighboring states with lax gun laws. A study released last year by the city found that almost 60 percent of firearms recovered at Chicago crime scenes were first bought in states that do not require background checks for Internet or gun show sales, like neighboring Indiana and...
  • Clinton Appointee to DNC Platform Com: "I really don't personally think anyone should have a gun"

    06/09/2016 8:05:37 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 45 replies
    Crime Prevention Research Center ^ | June 9, 2016 | Crime Prevention Research Center
    A Hillary Clinton appointee to the Democrat Platform Committee, Bonnie Schaefer, is the one who made the statement that "I really don't personally think anyone should have a gun." VIDEO AVAILABLE
  • Local Texas Governments Defy Law to Protect Gun Bans

    04/24/2016 10:12:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2015, the Texas legislature passed a change in Texas statutes that prohibited government entities from posting signs to ban people who legally carried guns in areas where they are not banned by Texas law.  From the Texas statute 411.209: (a)  A state agency or a political subdivision of the state may not provide notice by a communication described by Section 30.06, Penal Code, or by any sign expressly referring to that law or to a concealed handgun license, that a license holder carrying a handgun under the authority of this subchapter is prohibited from entering or remaining on...
  • Local Texas Governments Defy Law to Protect Gun Bans

    04/21/2016 3:34:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2015, the Texas legislature passed a change in Texas statutes that prohibited government entities from posting signs to ban people who legally carried guns in areas where they are not banned by Texas law.  From the Texas statute 411.209: (a)  A state agency or a political subdivision of the state may not provide notice by a communication described by Section 30.06, Penal Code, or by any sign expressly referring to that law or to a concealed handgun license, that a license holder carrying a handgun under the authority of this subchapter is prohibited from entering or remaining on...
  • Review: Assault Weapon Bans: Can They Survive Rational Basis Scrutiny?

    04/19/2016 6:52:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 14 April, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Assault Weapon Bans: Can They Survive Rational Basis Scrutiny? By Clayton Cramer April 13, 2016 Clayton Cramer has hit another home run with this paper on the irrationality of "assault weapon" bans. Anyone who has studied the literature knows that "Assault Weapons Bans" have no rational basis.  Their basis is an emotional appeal that requires a profound ignorance of the facts of crime statistics and weapons technology. They also require a media that benefits from promoting mass murder for ratings and political gain. Clayton Cramer does excellent work in the paper.  He puts the facts and statistics in a logical...
  • It’s Time to Ban Guns. Yes, All of Them.(Barf alert)

    12/10/2015 8:54:43 PM PST · by drinktheobamakoolaid · 44 replies
    newrepublic.com ^ | 12/10/2015 | PHOEBE MALTZ BOVY
    Ban guns. All guns. Get rid of guns in homes, and on the streets, and, as much as possible, on police. Not just because of San Bernardino, or whichever mass shooting may pop up next, but also not not because of those. Don't sort the population into those who might do something evil or foolish or self-destructive with a gun and those who surely will not. As if this could be known, as if it could be assessed without massively violating civil liberties and stigmatizing the mentally ill. Ban guns!
  • Hillary Clinton: Australia Gun Ban "Worth Looking At" In U.S.

    10/16/2015 2:43:13 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 59 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | October 16, 2015 | Awr Hawkins
    During an October 16 town hall meeting at Keene State College, Democrat presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton said Australia’s confiscation of firearms via a national buyback provides “a good example” for how other countries responded to mass shootings and she said it is “worth looking at” when considering gun policy in the U.S.
  • State Fair Bans Guns; State Fair Workers Robbed at Gun Pont

    09/23/2015 8:33:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 September, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Washington State Fair is one of the few locations in the State that bans the legal carry of firearms.  That policy is directly stated in the rules for the fair.   From thefair.com: The following items will not be allowed at the Washington State Fair,Weapons of any kind, including knives and all firearms The effect of creating a weapons free zone was not lost on a group of criminals.  They used the fact that fair workers were known to be disarmed to their advantage.  Three different armed robberies of State Fair workers were committed in less than 20 minutes, on...
  • NM: Are New Mexico Gun Bans at Rest Areas Legal?

    08/06/2015 5:14:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    When I crossed the border into New Mexico from Arizona on I-40 this summer, I stopped at the Manuelito Visitor Center/Rest Area.  I saw the rest area rules and read them. The line at the bottom of paragraph 2. said:  ALL FIREARMS MUST REMAIN IN VEHICLES. New Mexico has a strong pre-emption law, enforced by their Supreme Court.  Rest areas, according to handgunlaw.com(pdf) are not a prohibited area.   From the map below, it seems that the Manuelito rest area, which is on I-40 across the border from Arizona, on the way to Gallup, is not in an Indian reservation....
  • Disarmed military personnel are sitting ducks for terror attacks

    07/23/2015 10:02:06 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 23, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    In the wake of the Chattanooga shootings, in which five unnamed U.S. servicemen were murdered by a self-radicalized jihadist, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno suggested that allowing soldiers on base or at recruiting centers “could cause more problems than it solves.” With all due respect to his service and status, this is nonsense.
  • Fears for police safety after data shows Melbourne gun crime on the rise

    07/07/2015 7:58:11 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 34 replies
    9News.com.au ^ | 07/07/2015 | ninemsm
    There are fears Melbourne's gun crime could be spiralling out of control with police data showing a 300 percent rise in firearm offences in the past five years. Mr Iddles said the streets were more dangerous than he had ever seen. "The homicide rate's not up but if you have ice and you have the threat of terrorism, it's more dangerous now on the street as a police officer (than) in all my time of 37 years," he said. Data shows police find an illegal firearm in Victoria every 48 hours. Mr Iddles said Melbourne's northwest suburbs were a particular...
  • President Obama's Angry Projection on Guns

    06/26/2015 6:15:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In a podcast with far left comedian Marc Maron, President Obama put forward a typical "first step" toward further infringement of Second Amendment rights.  Building on the existing, ineffective background check system, President Obama posited these "standards".  From the patriotpost.us: “The question is just, is there a way of accommodating that legitimate set of [hunting and sporting] traditions with some common-sense stuff that prevents a 21-year-old who’s angry about something — or confused about something, or is racist, or is deranged — from going into a gun store, and suddenly he’s packing and can do enormous harm?” There is...