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  • Democrat Group Plans $25 Million Ad Campaign To Stop Concealed Carry Legislation

    04/10/2017 7:44:33 AM PDT · by kevcol · 23 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 10, 2017 | Phillip Stucky
    A democratic pro-gun control group plans to spend up to $25 million in ads during the 2018 midterms against concealed carry legislation. Everytown for Gun Safety was founded by former Republican mayor of New York City Mike Bloomberg. The group also announced several key hires ahead of the election, and plans to focus the majority of it’s attention in state legislature races
  • California Dems kill ‘shall-issue’ concealed carry bill

    04/05/2017 10:04:30 AM PDT · by PROCON · 29 replies
    guns.com ^ | April 5, 2017 | Chris Eger
    The Assembly Public Safety Committee on Tuesday rejected legislation to reform California’s strict “may-issue” concealed carry licensing practices and make permits more obtainable. The bill, AB 757, aimed to amend state law to allow a desire for self-defense to be enough required “good cause” to obtain a permit. It failed 2-5 after a party-line vote. The measure’s sponsor Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, a Republican from Lake Elsinore, argued the legislation was needed to reign in some sheriffs and police chiefs who refuse to grant licenses for personal reasons. “Today the Democrat majority spat in the face of the Constitution by killing...
  • Venezuela says murders soared to 60 per day in 2016

    03/31/2017 11:56:02 PM PDT · by 867V309 · 28 replies
    rooters/yahoo.com ^ | March 31, 2017 | Alexandra Ulmer and Diego Ore
    Venezuela's murder rate rose to an average 60 per day last year, up from about 45 per day in 2015, the attorney general's office said on Friday, as a deep economic and political crisis exacerbated violence in the country. Numerous state security plans and disarmament drives in recent years have failed to curb violence...
  • Senator on Hearing Protection Act: ‘Lives will be lost’ (VIDEO)

    03/08/2017 12:39:11 PM PST · by PROCON · 48 replies
    guns.com ^ | March 8, 2017 | Chris Eger
    U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, argues in a recent video about potential suppressor deregulation that it would be a danger to public safety. In a two-minute video short published by the Huffington Post this week, Murphy attacks the pending Hearing Protection Act as a piece of legislative charity to a flagging gun industry. “It will be a boon to the industry, but it will be terrible for the country,” says Murphy. “Silencers are used to commit crimes. They are used to conceal the fact that you are firing a weapon. There will be more crimes committed– more people...
  • Another Bloomberg Mayor against Guns Arrested (Again){Mares against guns?}

    03/06/2017 10:39:57 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    ammoland.com ^ | 3/6/2017 | David Codrea
    Adding to a long list of mayors supporting Michael Bloomberg’s citizen disarmament agenda who have been arrested for criminal activities, former Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva was taken into custody at San Francisco International Airport Sunday, KCRA News and other outlets are reporting. “According to jail records, Silva was booked into San Joaquin County Jail on felony charges of money laundering, embezzlement by a public officer, grand theft and embezzlement worth more than $400,” the report notes. “His bail is set at $1 million.” [Log in to see inmate information.] The charges add to a list of legal issues Silva’s conduct...
  • The Fourth Circuit Runs Roughshod over Heller and the Second Amendment

    02/22/2017 12:26:00 PM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | 22 Feb 2017 | CHARLES C. W. COOKE
    Freed up by the Supreme Court’s ongoing reluctance to engage in depth with the Second Amendment, the Fourth Circuit has taken it upon itself to rewrite Heller en banc. In a 10-4 decision, issued yesterday afternoon, the court upheld Maryland’s ban on both “assault weapons” and “high capacity magazines.” By so doing, it deprived the people of Maryland, the Carolinas, and the Virginias of the core protections to which the Constitution entitles them. As Judge Traxler’s dissent pointedly establishes, the majority achieved this transformation by contriving “a heretofore unknown ‘test,’ which is whether the firearm in question is ‘most useful...
  • Alabama press conference held to support tougher gun laws

    02/21/2017 2:52:09 PM PST · by PROCON · 34 replies
    guns.com ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    Members of the Outcast Voters League and Rep. John Rogers hold a press conference about gun laws in Alabama (Photo: Ivana Hrynkiw/AL.com) Birmingham organization the Outcast Voters League and State Rep. John Rogers held a press conference yesterday to propose stricter gun laws in Alabama. AL.com reports OVL President Frank Matthews was there to push a proposed piece of legislation known as the Sheri Williams Mandatory Gun Changes Act, named for a woman who was shot and killed by a stray bullet in 2013. “We’re not against gun rights… [but] demand accountability and responsibility of gun owners,” Matthews said. Rep....
  • AG Healey wants doctors to talk guns with patients (MA)

    02/14/2017 11:35:00 AM PST · by PROCON · 59 replies
    guns.com ^ | Feb. 14, 2017 | Chris Eger
    Healey, along with members of the Massachusetts Medical Society, Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association and the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs of Police, announced their gun resources for patients this week. (Photo: Mass.gov) State Attorney General Martha Healey teamed up with the Massachusetts Medical Society on Monday to provide voluntary guidance to heath care professionals in the state on guns. Announced at Boston Medical Center, Healey and Mass Med are providing two pamphlets and free training on talking to patients about firearms. “While the vast majority of gun owners are responsible and deeply committed to gun safety, this remains a public...
  • Fourth Circuit: Carrying A Gun Makes You A Suspect

    02/07/2017 12:36:12 PM PST · by PROCON · 53 replies
    americas1stfreedom.org ^ | Feb. 7, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    A ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit finds that carrying a gun—even lawfully—is justification for police to treat you as suspect until evidence proves otherwise. This turns the normal approach to policing on its head, limiting Fourth Amendment protections normally in place for those considered innocent until proven guilty. In fact, Ammoland reported that Judge James A. Wynn opined, “Individuals who carry firearms—lawfully or unlawfully—pose a categorical risk of danger to others and police officers, in particular.” Wynn added, “Individuals who choose to carry firearms [therefore] forego certain constitutional protections afforded to individuals who elect...
  • Dilemma in Washington State: Crime Stats Don’t Support Gun Bills

    02/02/2017 2:48:16 PM PST · by PROCON · 15 replies
    libertyparkpress.com ^ | Feb. 2, 2017 | Dave Workman
    As the Washington State House Judiciary Committee gathers in Olympia to hear public testimony on two gun control bills Thursday afternoon, proponents of the measure requiring licensing and extensive background checks to own so-called “assault weapons” have a major problem. Uniform rime data from the FBI dating back to 2013 does not support contentions that semi-automatic rifles or shotguns pose a serious threat to public safety. Indeed, crime reports spanning three years – 2013, 2014 and 2015, the most recent year for which data is available – suggest quite the opposite. Rifles and shotguns are used in a fraction...
  • President Trump Readies Pen to Reverse Anti-gun Executive Orders

    01/25/2017 1:18:17 PM PST · by Boomer · 54 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 25 January 2017 | Tim Macy
    In one of the first pro-gun actions of his administration, President Donald Trump is expected to shortly move to revoke Barack Obamas illegal actions to effectively outlaw gun collecting. Obama’s anti-gun “executive action” was announced on January 6, 2016 – in the wake of Obama’s unsuccessful attempt to scapegoat law-abiding gun owners for the actions of a Muslim terrorist in San Bernardino. Obama’s action was implemented as a “clarification” because he knew that his lawless moves could never pass muster under the rule-making procedures of the Administrative Procedures Act.
  • Everytown condemns national concealed reciprocity bill

    01/16/2017 1:30:51 PM PST · by PROCON · 22 replies
    guns.com ^ | Jan. 16, 2017 | Andrew Shepperson
    Gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety has begun a campaign against the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, claiming the bill is dangerous and urging Americans to oppose it. According to the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, Everytown Chief Strategy Officer Brina Milikowsky issued an email through Daily Kos that condemned the national reciprocity bill, which would allow gun owners lawfully qualified to carry a concealed firearm in one state to conceal and carry in all other states as well. Milikowsky warned that the legislation would “allow dangerous individuals—including convicted criminals, domestic abusers, and stalkers —...
  • Florida Democrat pushes expanded gun background checks in wake of airport shooting

    01/11/2017 4:46:36 PM PST · by PROCON · 18 replies
    guns.com ^ | Jan. 11, 2017 | Brian Seay
    A state senator in Florida is sponsoring a handful of gun control bills, citing last week’s airport shooting as a reason to introduce at least one of the measures. State Sen. Gary Farmer says he plans to introduce a bill that would close the so-called gun show loophole in his state. “Last week horror came to our state and to the Fort Lauderdale airport,” Farmer said, according to the Orlando Sentinel. “That horror came in the form of a deranged man who should’ve never been allowed to buy, own or in any way possess a dangerous firearm.” Florida Carry Executive...
  • Massachusetts gun shop hit with $35K in fines and fees for selling Glocks

    01/10/2017 10:10:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 41 replies
    guns.com ^ | Jan. 10, 2017 | Chris Eger
    State Attorney General Maura Healey’s office and a Worcester gun dealer have settled a case that involved selling handguns that were not Massachusetts-compliant. The Gun Parlor has agreed to end sales of handguns that do not meet state-mandated safety regulations, specifically load indicators and magazine safety disconnects, and pay $10,000 in fees and costs associated with an investigation into the store while $25,000 in fines will remain outstanding and will be waived if the shop remains in compliance for two years. “In Massachusetts, we rely on gun dealers to help ensure responsible gun ownership and use by following the...
  • Wash. Attorney General Begins Push for Gun Ban, Licensing

    01/09/2017 4:01:59 PM PST · by PROCON · 32 replies
    libertyparkpress.com ^ | Jan. 9, 2016 | Dave Workman
    Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson apparently wants the Evergreen State to have gun laws similar to those in New York and Connecticut, according to the Yakima Herald, as he released details on bills to ban so-called “assault weapons” and require “enhanced” background checks for the purchase of such guns. The measures may be read here and here. “I believe a ban on the sale of assault weapons is the right policy for Washington, and I will keep fighting for that,” Ferguson said in a prepared statement, “I’ve said from the beginning that it would be an uphill battle. My...
  • Obama: Going to Newtown was the ‘toughest day of my presidency’

    01/05/2017 11:44:18 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 47 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 01/05/2017 | Dylan Stableford
    As Barack Obama continues to reflect on his legacy in a series of exit interviews, the outgoing president says he still considers the day he met with the parents of the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 the toughest day of his presidency. “I still consider the day I traveled up to Newtown to meet with parents and address that community as the toughest day of my presidency,” Obama told the History Channel in an interview that will air on Jan. 15, five days before he leaves office. “It’s the only time I ever saw...
  • Editorial: Closing the door on a deadly year in Chicago (barf alert)

    12/30/2016 6:17:56 AM PST · by rellimpank · 24 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 30 dec 2016
    ---the usual sanctimonious blather --including the last sentence in this excerpt----"But in the here and now — to curb the carnage today — it is hard to overstate the importance of better gun laws and a powerful and professional police force. We strongly support new state laws to get and keep illegal guns off the street. Most significantly, we support legislation pending in Springfield that would increase minimum prison sentences for gun crimes. Illegal guns are killing our city."
  • Obama Administration Finalizes Social Security Gun Ban

    12/24/2016 7:02:39 AM PST · by rktman · 55 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/23/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On Monday the Obama administration finalized a Social Security gun ban that could prevent “tens of thousands” of law-abiding elderly citizens from purchasing guns for self-defense. Breitbart News reported this ban on July 18, 2015, when it was learned that the Obama administration was creating a ban on gun purchases that would apply to Social Security recipients who needed help managing their finances. The Los Angeles Times reported that the ban would be sweeping; that it would cover those who are unable to manage their own affairs for a multitude of reasons–from “subnormal intelligence or mental illness” to “incompetency,” an...
  • Obama sends UN Arms Trade Treaty to the Senate

    12/13/2016 2:32:56 PM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies
    guns.com ^ | Dec. 13, 2016 | Chris Eger
    President Obama transmitted the controversial Arms Trade Treaty, which seeks to regulate the world’s annual exchange of $70 billion in conventional weaponry, to the Senate on Friday. In April 2013, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Arms Trade Treaty that aims to regulate the international trade in conventional weapons ranging from small arms to warships. The U.S. signed the treaty along with some 129 other countries but Congress has not ratified it. The Senate would have to pass the ATT with a two-thirds majority and at least 50 Senators went on record soon after Kerry’s action by sending...
  • Gen. Petraeus Now Pushing Gun Control(now?)

    11/30/2016 5:22:01 AM PST · by rktman · 37 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Gen. David Petraeus may be on the short list to be our next secretary of state, but his affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, led to him being convicted of mishandling classified information; Broadwell had access to journals of Petraeus that contained sensitive material. I’m not so sure he’s the best pick to lead the State Department. Moreover, isn’t mishandling classified information exactly what we’re trying to avoid and what we slammed Clinton for? Well, another venture Gen. Petraeus is diving into is gun control policy (via CNN):