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  • Boulder Residents Given 23 Days to ‘Certify’ Assault Weapons or Face Fines, Jail

    12/07/2018 7:26:48 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 69 replies
    GunsAmerica Digest ^ | 12/4/18 | Jordan Michaels
    Residents of Boulder, Co., have until December 27 to “certify” their “assault weapons” or remove the firearms from city limits. Those who fail to comply could face fines, jail time, and confiscation and destruction of their firearms, according to the Denver Post. Boulder police say they have certified 85 firearms since the city council passed an “assault weapons” ban in May. Residents who already owned prohibited rifles, pistols, and shotguns were given the chance to keep their firearms by certifying prior ownership with police. The council also voted unanimously to ban “high-capacity” magazines and bump stocks. “My hope is that...
  • Court of Appeals Upholds New Jersey Law Banning 15-Round Mags

    12/07/2018 7:17:49 AM PST · by Blood of Tyrants · 52 replies
    GunsAmerica Digest ^ | 12/6/18 | Max Slowik
    A federal appeals court upheld New Jersey’s magazine-capacity-limit laws, arguing 2-1 that three 10-round magazines are just as good as two 15-rounders. They said that a magazine-capacity limit does not present a burden to self-defense. New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal favored the decision to limit gun owners to 10-round magazines. (Photo: Grewal) Previously New Jersey residents had a magazine-capacity limit of 15 rounds, due to a law passed in 1990. The new law restricts gun owners to 10 rounds and they must modify, destroy or register any magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds. The law makes an...
  • It’s a Twitter war: Doctors clash with NRA over gun deaths

    11/22/2018 7:05:49 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 59 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 21, 2018 | Lisa Marie Pane
    The photos from doctors came quickly and in succession: blood-stained operating rooms, blood-covered scrubs and shoes, bullets piercing body parts and organs. The pictures on Twitter were an emotional response to a smackdown by the powerful gun industry lobby, which took issue with the American College of Physicians’ call late last month for tighter gun control laws. The recommendations included bans on “assault weapons,” large capacity magazines and 3D-printed firearms. “Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane. Half of the articles in Annals of Internal Medicine are pushing for gun control. Most upsetting, however, the medical...
  • #ThisIsOurLane: Doctors hit back at pro-gun group NRA

    11/12/2018 4:15:18 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 132 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/12/2018
    When America's powerful pro-gun group told doctors to mind their own business, the response was swift, furious and viral. "Unless you've had someone's heart stop beating in your hands, you don't get to tell those of us who have what is and is not our 'lane'," trauma surgeon David Morris, 42, told the BBC. The National Rifle Association's tweet on Wednesday sparked anger. It came just hours before a gunman killed 12 people in a California bar. "Someone should tell self-important anti-gun doctors to stay in their lane," the NRA tweeted.
  • Democrats Plan to Pursue Most Aggressive Gun-Control Legislation in Decades

    11/09/2018 12:31:51 PM PST · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    www.wsj.com ^ | Updated Nov. 9, 2018 3:02 p.m. ET | By Reid J. Epstein
    Focus spurred by an incoming class of lawmakers with ‘F’ NRA ratings who campaigned on the issue ______________________________________________________________________ WASHINGTON—Democrats say they will pass the most aggressive gun-control legislation in decades when they become the House majority in January, plans they renewed this week in the aftermath of a mass killing in a California bar. Their efforts will be spurred by an incoming class of pro-gun-control lawmakers who scored big in Tuesday’s midterm elections, although any measure would likely meet stiff resistance in the GOP-controlled Senate. Democrats ousted at least 15 House Republicans with “A” National Rifle Association ratings, while the...
  • Pelosi: Gun control ‘will be a priority’ in next House

    11/09/2018 3:46:50 AM PST · by SMGFan · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 8, 2018
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who plans to return as Speaker in the next Congress, declared Thursday that gun control will be a priority under the newly elected Democratic majority. “I do believe, because in this Congress…there is bipartisan legislation to have common sense background checks to prevent guns going into the wrong hands. It doesn’t cover everything, but it will save many lives,” Pelosi said on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time" as the nation grapples with its latest mass shooting. “This will be a priority for us going into the next Congress,” she added.
  • Democrats vow action on gun control after Calif. shooting

    11/08/2018 3:50:28 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 8, 2018 | Matthew Daly
    Newly ascendant Democrats are promising congressional action on gun control amid a rash of mass shootings, including a late-night assault at a California bar that killed 12 people. Measures including expanded background checks and a ban on assault-style weapons are likely to reach the House floor when Democrats retake control after eight years of Republican rule. “The American people deserve real action to end the daily epidemic of gun violence that is stealing the lives of our children on campuses, in places of worship and on our streets,” said Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, the Democratic leader who is running...
  • U.S. militia groups head to border, stirred by Trump’s call to arms (WaPo freakout)

    11/04/2018 3:19:43 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 46 replies
    Washington Post and MSN News ^ | 4 Nov 18 | Mary Lee Grant, Nick Miroff
    Michael Vickers, a veterinarian and rancher in Falfurrias, Texas, says he won’t let outside militia onto his property and he doesn’t think such groups will be trusted by most area landowners. Gun-carrying civilian groups and border vigilantes have heard a call to arms in President Trump’s warnings about threats to American security posed by caravans of Central American migrants moving through Mexico. They’re packing coolers and tents, oiling rifles and tuning up aerial drones, with plans to form caravans of their own and trail American troops to the border. “We’ll observe and report, and offer aid in any way...
  • Pittsburgh mayor to Trump: Armed guards are not the answer

    10/28/2018 9:36:01 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 77 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 28, 2018
    WASHINGTON — Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said Sunday that he disagrees with President Donald Trump's call for more armed guards at places of worship in order to prevent shootings like the one that claimed the lives of 11 congregants at a synagogue in the city on Saturday. Instead, Peduto told NBC's "Meet the Press," he believes that gun control measures would go further to help stop these shootings. "I belong to an organization, a bipartisan organization, called Mayors Against Illegal Guns. I don't think that the answer to this problem is solved by having our synagogues, mosques and churches filled...
  • Proposed ‘Students’ BILL OF RIGHTS’ Leans Heavy On Gun Control Measures

    10/22/2018 11:47:23 AM PDT · by PROCON · 24 replies
    guns.com ^ | Oct. 22, 2018 | Chris Eger
    A planned Student Gun Violence Summit held in Washington, D.C. over the weekend has generated a proposal geared towards extensive gun control ideas. The summit was designed to merge existing plans to reduce gun violence and merge them into a single “Students’ Bill of Rights,” after a weekend conference. The group, a 501(c)(4) tax-exempt social welfare organization, was formed by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School teacher Melissa Falkowski, along with Jami Amo, a survivor of the Columbine shooting; and Abbey Clements, a teacher from Sandy Hook Elementary School. The summit was sponsored with the assistance of several national gun control...
  • Bredesen Spokesman: ‘Gun Nuts’ Are ‘Biggest Terrorist Organization on The Planet’

    10/11/2018 4:16:34 PM PDT · by kevcol · 54 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 11, 2018 | Brent Scher
    A top spokesman for the Tennessee Democratic Party's effort to get Phil Bredesen elected senator has said he views "white male" gun owners as "the biggest terrorist organization on the planet." . . . Brown's extreme views on Republicans were showcased this summer by the Free Beacon, which identified numerous inflammatory posts on social media. In one post Brown wrote, for example, "F**k reaching out to Trump voters, The idiots aren't listening."
  • Emma Gonzalez fears 'someone with gun stickers on their car' will run her off the road

    10/10/2018 3:01:18 PM PDT · by kevcol · 94 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    Parkland, Florida, shooting survivor and gun-control activist Emma González says that she now fears being recognized in public and driven off the road by gun enthusiasts. A new Vanity Fair profile piece on the 18-year-old activist published Tuesday was promoted by the magazine on social media with a quote about her newfound fame.
  • Beto: We Shouldn’t Be Selling ARs in this Country

    10/09/2018 9:43:02 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 112 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 10/08/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    Just an election season reminder this was said: “I think banning bump stocks makes a lot of sense. I don’t know that we should raise the age for buying an AR-15 I just don’t think we should be selling AR-15s in this country. “That weapon was designed for one purpose and one purpose only, to kill people as effectively and as efficiently as possible on the battlefield.” – Senate candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke in an interview with CBS News
  • Gun Control Advocates Are Spending Big Money to Influence Midterms

    10/07/2018 5:37:23 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 38 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 7, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Gun control advocates are again spending massive amounts of money on political campaigns this fall. Michael Bloomberg has promised $80 million to flip control of Congress to the Democrats. Gabby Giffords’ gun control organization is pouring a million dollars or more into each of a dozen congressional races. Everytown for Gun Safety is spending $5 million on 15 House races.
  • Domestic Violence Law Renewal Full of Leftist Statutory Devices, Restricts Gun Rights

    10/04/2018 9:58:55 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 4, 2018
    The renewal of a law enacted decades ago to protect women against domestic violence crimes is loaded with leftist statutory devices, restricts gun rights and dramatically expands the definition of domestic violence to include verbal, emotional, technological, and economic abuse. Judicial Watch dissected the proposed bill, Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2018 (VAWA), which was introduced in the House over the summer by Texas Democrat Sheila Jackson Lee, and found a multitude of alarming changes that should not be approved if the law is reauthorized. Originally passed in 1994, VAWA has been renewed and broadened over the years to...
  • The Study Saying The U.S. Is The Mecca For Mass Shootings Was Just Taken To The Woodshed

    09/15/2018 8:44:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 15, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, it’s another day, and another anti-gun study that’s shoddy . It comes with additional controversy since its author will not release his data or even open himself to questions about his work. In August, the Crime Prevention Research Center’s John Lott took to task an anti-gun study by Adam Lankford, who suggests the U.S. is the mecca for mass shootings, being the epicenter for 31 percent of them ; all of this thanks to our rates of gun ownership. Again, it’s not the criminal’s fault; it’s all about the gun, which apparently has magic powers that forces people...
  • US judge strikes down California ban on handgun ads

    09/11/2018 6:49:14 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 11, 2018 | AP News
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge on Tuesday struck down a nearly century-old California law that banned handgun ads at gun shops, saying the state failed to show it would prevent suicides or crime. The 1923 law banned any handgun ads at gun shops that were visible from outside the store. State officials argued the ads would spur impulsive people to buy a handgun, and impulsive people are more prone to suicide and crime. The law, however, did not restrict ads for other firearms. Judge Troy Nunley in Sacramento noted in his ruling that gun shops could display a...
  • David Hogg: Kavanaugh is Wrong Because AR-15s Shoot Further than Handguns

    09/08/2018 8:27:03 AM PDT · by PROCON · 110 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | Sept. 7, 2018 | AWR Hawkins
    On September 5 gun control activist David Hogg suggested AR-15s cannot be used for self-defense because they shoot further than handguns. He made this suggestion via a tweet which he sent in response Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony that AR-15s and other semiautomatic rifles are used for “self-defense.” Kavanaugh’s full statement was that “handguns and semi-automatic rifles are weapons used for hunting and for self-defense.” But Hogg isolated the words “self-defense” and tried to make a point: David Hogg ✔ @davidhogg111 The effective range of an AR-15 is 1600 feet for comparison your typical handgun is 75 feet if...
  • Pro-O'Rourke Protester Admits at Cruz Event He Wants to Take Their Guns Away

    08/31/2018 7:44:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 31, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    At a Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) event in Amarillo this week, he was visited by a protester who is supporting his opponent, Beto O'Rourke. The protester didn't like what Cruz had to say about gun control, so he made a scene. A Cruz supporter spoke up and shouted at him to "come and take it!" As in, come and take their guns. The O'Rourke protester offered a surprisingly honest response. Emily Miller ✔ @EmilyMiller Beto O’Rourke protester yelling in town hall on gun control. Texan man- “Come and take it!” Beto guy, “We will!” Then @tedcruz said, That exchange...
  • Amid 'summer of the gun,' Canada sees US firearms debate creeping north

    08/20/2018 10:15:32 AM PDT · by Jagermonster · 14 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | August 17, 2018 | Sara Miller Llana, Staff Writer
    Toronto -- A shootout on a summer evening in July killed a high school graduate and a 10-year-old girl. In August a sniper in an apartment complex shot dead four people, including two police officers, at sunrise. This might sound like a familiar storyline in the United States. But the tragedies have mounted in Canada – these latest respectively in Toronto and Fredericton, New Brunswick – part of what has been dubbed a “summer of the gun” here. Not surprisingly, it has spurred a debate on the increasing role of firearms in Canadian society. But the conversation is taking place...