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  • Arizona resident shoots four burglars, killing one, police say

    01/03/2019 9:16:37 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 110 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 1/3/19 | Paulina Dedaj | Fox News
    One person is dead and three others are injured after they were shot by a resident of an Arizona home they were trying to burglarize, police said. The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call at approximately 1:38 a.m. Thursday and discovered that four individuals were shot after breaking into a home. According to a news release, Edith Guerrero, 36, Jaden James, 18, Leonardo Gonzalez, 27, and Jessica Aynes, 28, woke the sleeping occupants as they entered.
  • Washington bans anyone under 21 from buying assault rifles

    01/01/2019 10:42:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 1, 2019 | Martha Bellisle
    Washington on Tuesday joined a handful of other states that ban anyone under 21 from buying a semi-automatic assault rifle after voters passed a sweeping firearms measure in November that has drawn a court challenge from gun-rights advocates. The ballot initiative seeks to curb gun violence by toughening background checks for people buying assault rifles, increasing the age limit to buy those firearms and requiring the safe storage of all guns. Only the age-limit portion of the measure goes into effect on Jan. 1; the rest becomes law on July 1. Kristen Ellingboe, a spokeswoman for the Washington Alliance for...
  • Bad decisions led to terrible consequences in train tragedy

    12/22/2018 6:02:16 AM PST · by rellimpank · 26 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | Mary Mitchell
    ---(snip)"Police say Brown found the gun in an alley where a person who was taking out the trash had dropped it. The legal owner of that gun had it in a fanny pack, along with a firearm owner’s identification card, magazines and ammunition. First of all, it is a sad commentary that this is what it has come to in our city —that someone taking out the trash has to arm themselves with a handgun. Instead of Brown returning the weapon to its owner or turning it over to the police, he did what too many other people might have...
  • 'Stab in the back': Gun activist hard-liners accuse Trump of betrayal over 'bump stock' ban

    12/19/2018 11:52:13 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 102 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec. 19, 2018
    President Trump's Tuesday announcement of a bump stock ban is upsetting members of a core constituency: gun owners wooed by his effusive campaign-trail vows to defend the Second Amendment, with two groups promising to see Trump in court. "If there's anything that irritates you more than a president like Obama who's trying to stab you in the heart, it's one who is trying to stab you in the back," said Michael Hammond, legislative counsel of Gun Owners of America, a group that claims more than 1.5 million members. Bump stocks allow semi-automatic rifles to fire more rapidly, contributing to the...
  • Trump administration moves to ban bump stocks

    12/18/2018 11:00:51 AM PST · by John W · 44 replies
    Associated Press via Fort Wayne Journal Gazette ^ | December 18, 2018 | MICHAEL BALSAMO
    WASHINGTON – The Trump administration moved Tuesday to officially ban bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, and has made them illegal to possess beginning in late March. The devices will be banned under a federal law that prohibits machine guns, according to a senior Justice Department official. Bump stocks became a focal point of the national gun control debate after they were used in October 2017 when a man opened fired from his Las Vegas hotel suite into a crowd at a country music concert below, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds more in...
  • New Boulder, Colorado AR-15 law seen as TEST for nationwide gun registration

    12/13/2018 12:46:53 PM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 71 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/13/18 | USA Features
    Unconstitutional: Whenever we see the Left moving to implement a new rule or law governing the use, handling, or ownership of firearms we are reminded of the very simple language of the Second Amendment, which reads in full: A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. Liberal and conservative scholars and lawmakers have debated the meaning of “militia” and whether or not the founders meant that the Second Amendment applied only to organized state military forces. But others have noted that based...
  • 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 · 54 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...
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods May Close Field & Stream After Gun Control Policy Hurt Business

    12/06/2018 7:24:53 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 110 replies
    Legal Insurrection, All Rights Reserved. ^ | Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 8:30pm | Posted by Mary Chastain
    since siding with those who support gun control, business has gone down at Dick’s Sporting Goods and the company may have to close Field & Stream: Edward Stack, chairman and CEO of Dick’s, said during the event that the sporting goods chain’s recent 3.9 percent drop in same-store sales was the result of a mix of factors beyond their control as well as some he called “self-imposed.” Specifically, he said, “the decisions we made on firearms” negatively affected their bottom line but the drop in sales was something they expected. They did not, however, regret their decision to change a...
  • Landlord Tells Harvard Student to Move Out Over Legally Owned Guns

    11/30/2018 11:03:03 AM PST · by ptsal · 62 replies
    WASHINGTON FREE BEACON - the free bacon ^ | 11-30=2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    A Massachusetts landlord told a Harvard University graduate student that he wanted her to move out of her apartment because her legally owned firearms made some of her roommates uncomfortable. "Since it's clear that Leyla wants to keep her firearms, it would be best for all parties if she finds another place to live," Dave Lewis, president of Avid Management, said in an email to the household obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The request that the student, Leyla Pirnie, move out came after her roommates searched her room while she was not home and found her firearms. That prompted...
  • Booker says 'I will consider running for president'after just campaigning for Dems in 24 states

    11/26/2018 3:28:07 PM PST · by SMGFan · 32 replies
    NJ.com Advanced Media ^ | November 25, 2018
    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker just visited 24 -- count 'em, 24 -- states stumping for Democrats in the midterm elections. He contributed $686,000 to House and Senate candidates across the nation. And along the way, New Jersey's dynamic Democrat stopped in all those early presidential primary states, plus a few that look to be big battlegrounds. A dry run for a potential 2020 bid? Even Booker wouldn't quarrel with that. "I will consider running for president," Booker told NJ Advance Media. "That's something that I will do. There's people in New Jersey who are talking to me about...
  • Retired firefighter who fired shotgun at black teen asking for directions gets up to 10 years

    11/13/2018 10:59:09 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 182 replies
    NBC ^ | Nov. 13, 2018 | Minyvonne Burke
    A white retired firefighter in Michigan found guilty of firing a shotgun from his porch at a black teenager who knocked on his front door because he was lost was sentenced Tuesday to four to 10 years in prison. Jeffrey Zeigler, dressed in a grey jumpsuit with his hands shackled in front of him, appeared in an Oakland County courtroom where a judge sentenced him to two to 10 years for one count of assault with intent to do great bodily harm and two years for one count of felony firearm. He was convicted on Oct. 12. The sentences will...
  • Why Philly Jews are arming themselves: ‘I’m going to go down fighting’

    11/06/2018 6:52:59 AM PST · by george76 · 52 replies
    THE INQUIRER ^ | November 5, 2018 | Samantha Melamed,
    On Friday afternoon, with just a few hours before sundown and the start of the Sabbath, David Parvey hurried to a South Philadelphia gun shop called Firing Line to get his new 9-millimeter pistol. To Parvey, who attends an Orthodox Jewish synagogue in Center City, it felt like the only rational response to the Oct. 27 mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, where 11 congregants were killed. "I legally have the right to at least be able to match evil with some sort of response, and in my mind I would be dumb not to," said...
  • Stacey Abrams Supports Banning AR-15s, Won’t Say if She’d Confiscate Them From Georgians

    10/31/2018 7:50:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 63 replies
    Washington Free Beacon. ^ | October 30, 2018 | David Rutz
    Democrat Stacey Abrams would not say Tuesday whether she would support rounding up AR-15 firearms from Georgians if elected governor. Conservative co-host of "The View" Meghan McCain read out a list of Abrams' gun control bona fides, including her "F" rating from the National Rifle Association and endorsements from the group Everytown for Gun Safety and gun control activist Michael Bloomberg. "Do you, like Everytown, support banning the AR-15?" McCain asked. Abrams replied she was not "anti-gun," talking about her enjoyment of trap shooting and target shooting, but she also touted her support of background checks, three-day waiting periods, and...
  • Citizen of Greensboro NC expresses his right to bear arms

    10/16/2018 5:30:30 PM PDT · by ladyjane · 14 replies
    A citizen of Greensboro, NC expresses his right to bear arms.
  • Editorial: The deadly peril of not enforcing gun laws (barf alert)

    10/13/2018 5:59:57 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 13 oct 2018
    For a long time, Thomas Caldwell behaved like a man who wanted to go to prison and wouldn’t stop until he got his way. In September, he pleaded guilty to selling guns without a federal license and now faces a prison sentence of up to five years. The question is why he wasn’t locked up sooner.
  • The feds were watching,(trunc) still able to sell Glock that killed Chicago police officer

    10/11/2018 8:52:33 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 11 oct 2018 | Jeremy Gorner, Annie Sweeney
    Thomas Caldwell once told a federal agent that selling guns was an addiction. Even after being told to stop because he had no license, the Wisconsin man kept peddling firearms, posting more than 200 ads on a controversial website. One of those guns, a Glock 26 9 mm handgun, ended up in the hands of a four-time felon who used it in February to kill Chicago police Cmdr. Paul Bauer in a shocking daylight shooting in the heart of the Loop, according to recently filed federal documents. The records give a rare look at how shadowy gun deals flourish between...
  • 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
  • Federal Judge Restores Non-Violent Offender’s Gun Rights Following Landmark Case

    10/05/2018 6:34:24 AM PDT · by Steve Schulin · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Oct 4, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    [subheadline] Judge says non-violent DUIs not enough to meet standard for lifelong gun banA federal judge restored the rights of a Pennsylvania man on Friday after determining that his misdemeanor driving under the influence convictions were not serious enough to justify a lifelong restriction on his Second Amendment rights. Chief Judge Christopher Conner of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania ruled that Raymond Holloway's second misdemeanor DUI conviction in 2005 was not a serious enough crime to result in a lifetime abridgment of one of his constitutional rights. Connor applied the standard set in the...
  • Army might have found its new rifle in Colorado Springs garage

    10/01/2018 12:25:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 99 replies
    Gazette ^ | Sep 30, 2018 | Tom Roeder
    The Army adopted its battle rifle in 1963 and has spent 55 years looking for a replacement for the M-16 and its variants. They might have found it in Martin Grier’s Colorado Springs garage. Grier, a self-described inventor who has worked at a local bed and breakfast, built the new “ribbon gun” with a hobbyist’s tools. It looks like a space-age toy drawn by a fifth-grader. But goofy origins and cartoon-looks aside, this could be the gun of the future. The Army is studying Grier’s gun and has ordered a military-grade prototype. ... The specifications are incredible, four 6 mm...