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  • GOP House candidate Jerone Davison vows to fight ‘Democrats in Klan hoods’ with AR-15 in ad

    07/06/2022 3:41:13 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 6, 2022 5:56pm | Callie Patteson
    A GOP congressional candidate from Arizona released a campaign ad vowing to support the Second Amendment in order to defend against “Democrats in Klan hoods” with an AR-15. Former NFL running back Jerone Davison — who is vying to represent Arizona’s 4th Congressional District — released the ad with a tweet that said “Make Rifles Great Again” on Wednesday. “Democrats like to say that no one needs an AR-15 for self-defense,” Davison is heard saying in the thirty-second video. “That no one could possibly need all 30 rounds. “But when this rifle is the only thing standing between your family...
  • Illinois Democrat Gov. J.B. Pritzker: Founding Fathers Would Not Support ‘Constitutional Right to an Assault Weapon

    07/06/2022 10:40:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 128 replies ^ | 7/5/2022 | AWR Hawkins
    Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) reacted to the Highland Park parade attack during a Monday press conference by suggesting America’s Founding Fathers would not support a “constitutional right to own an assault weapon.” Pritzker tweeted a video of his comments on the attack, saying, in part, “Our Founders carried muskets, not assault weapons, and I don’t think a single one of them would have said that you have a constitutional right to an assault weapon with a high-capacity magazine.” In another portion of his comments Pritzker said, “It does not have to be this way, and yet we as a...
  • A Potential Mass Shooting Was Prevented in New York

    07/05/2022 9:44:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 7/5/2022 0800 hrs edt | Leah Barkoukis
    If not for a quick-thinking and armed off-duty corrections officer in New York, there would potentially have been a mass-shooting incident in Queens on Sunday evening. Correction Officer David Donegan was at a memorial event Sunday night when two men pulled out guns and pointed them at the crowd. "Yesterday evening, as a crowd of people were observing an event remembering the passing of a friend, two individuals pulled out weapons and pointed them, firing at the crowd including our Correction Officer, David Donegan. Thankfully, Officer Donegan, who was off duty at the time, immediately pulled out his weapon and...
  • Four More Second Amendment Court Decisions Vacated by Supreme Court

    07/04/2022 6:57:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | Dean Weingarten
    On June 29, 2022, the Supreme Court held a clean-up conference for the cases yet to be dealt with in the current term, which ends on June 30, 2022. Four of those cases have been waiting on the decision in the NYSR&P Association v Bruen case. Bruen was decided with a strong opinion upholding the Second Amendment individual right to keep and bear arms outside the home.All four cases have been granted certiorari, vacated by the Supreme Court, and remanded to the appropriate circuits to be heard in light of the Bruen decision.The Bruen decision eviscerates the “two step” process...
  • California AG Suggests Unconstitutional Discrimination in Carry Permits

    07/02/2022 4:24:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | June 29, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    On June 24th, 2022, one day after the long-awaited Supreme Court decision in the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen case, the Office of the Attorney General of California sent out a legal alert about how the case affects the issue of concealed carry permits in the state. Justice Clarence Thomas, in Bruen, set out considerable guidance about how “shall-issue” regimes need to issue permits in order to be considered abiding by Second Amendment. From page 36, footnote 9:Rather, it appears that these shall-issue regimes,which often require applicants to undergo a background check or pass a firearms...
  • Supreme Court Upholds Gun Rights Outside of the Home, Let’s Break It Down

    07/01/2022 4:39:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | June 29, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    The Supreme Court opinion on the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen was released on June 22, 2022. It is a 6 to 3 opinion, which upholds the Second Amendment as applying outside the home and rebukes Circuit Courts for creating an unnecessarily complicated two step process in applying Second Amendment protection to statutes. The opinion is 135 pages long. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the majority opinion, which was joined by Justice Alito, Justices Kavanaugh and Roberts, and Justice Barrett in concurring opinions. Justice Alito and Barrett concur in full. Justices Kavanaugh and Roberts simply concur.The opinion...
  • Supreme Court says several gun cases deserve a new look

    06/30/2022 6:49:48 PM PDT · by mlo · 40 replies
    MSN News ^ | 6/30/2022 | Associated Press
    The Supreme Court said Thursday that gun cases involving restrictions in Hawaii, California, New Jersey and Maryland deserve a new look following its major decision in a gun case last week. In light of last week's ruling — which said that Americans have a right to carry a gun outside the home — lower courts should take another look at several cases that had been awaiting action by the high court, the court said. Those cases include ones about high-capacity magazines, an assault weapons ban and a state law that limits who can carry a gun outside the home. Supreme...
  • Study: States with Higher Gun Ownership ‘Do Not Correlate with More Gun Murders

    06/30/2022 10:45:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 6/30/2022 | AWR Hawkins
    A study conducted by FOX News Digital shows higher gun ownership “[does] not correlate with more gun murders.” FOX News Digital compiled data from FBI stats on 2019 and reported “many states with higher percentages of gun ownership had lower or similar murder and gun murder rates to states with strict gun control.” The findings showed, “Montana and Wyoming came in the top spots for states with the highest percentages of gun ownership, with more than 66% of households with at least one firearm. However, the states also saw murder and gun murder rates similar to states with strict gun...
  • Help Freeep a Poll-NY Gov is up to shenanigans

    06/30/2022 4:00:18 AM PDT · by Steven Tyler · 16 replies
    WBEN Radio ^ | June 30 2022 | Steven Tyley
    New York will ban people from carrying firearms into many places of business unless the owners put up a sign explicitly saying guns are welcome. 21% Thumbs UP 79% Thumbs DOWN
  • Montana leads nation in gun ownership rate

    06/29/2022 3:01:57 AM PDT · by Paladin2 · 17 replies
    Just the News ^ | The Center Square Staff
    Montana leads the nation in gun ownership, a new study by the personal finance website WalletHub found. Montana's gun ownership rate is 65%, and the state also ranks fifth in the study for its "dependency on the gun industry," which the website measured using three dimensions (firearms industry, gun prevalence and gun politics) and 16 metrics. Gary Marbut, president of the Montana Shooting Sports Association, is not surprised by the state's ranking, he told The Center Square. The group estimates that 90%-95% of the homes in Montana contain firearms, Marbut said, with hunting being one reason for that high percentage....
  • EPIC: Brazil cuts Gun Control and the idea FALLS APART... The Left won't like this...

    06/28/2022 4:12:27 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | 6/27/22 | Langley Outdoors Academy
    In tonight's video we take a look at the ultimate proof that MORE legal guns in society make us safer AND reduces crime. Brazil has been loosening their gun control and have seen a MASSIVE 34% reduction in their homicide rate over three years...
  • [CA] State Attorney General Suggests Considering Applicants' Ideological Viewpoints in Denying Carry Licenses

    06/27/2022 6:00:15 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 28 replies
    Reason ^ | | 6.26.2022 | EUGENE VOLOKH
    The California AG endorses denying licenses based on the applicant's "hatred" or "racism." Friday, the day after the New York State Rifle & Pistol Ass'n v. Bruen Supreme Court decision, the California Attorney General wrote a letter to California law enforcement and government lawyers, expressing "the Attorney General's view that the Court's decision renders California's 'good cause' standard to secure a permit to carry a concealed weapon in most public places unconstitutional." California thus seems ready to promptly shift to a fundamentally shall-issue regime, in which pretty much all law-abiding adults can get licenses to carry concealed weapons. Nor will...
  • [WATCH] One American Gun Manufacturer Is Fighting Back Against the Left's Wrath

    06/26/2022 1:14:58 PM PDT · by ShadowAce · 53 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 26 June 2022 | Gwendolyn Sims
    Like many businesses, America’s gun manufacturers are feeling the deleterious effects of Bidenflation. Gun manufacturers, however, are additionally subject to the left’s ire and misplaced wrath over “gun violence.” After most horrific shooting tragedies, that wrath comes with the inevitably hysterical demands to ban “assault” guns and add even more stringent federal regulations on gun ownership while simultaneously vilifying all gun owners along with the entire gun industry and its workers. At long last, one American gun manufacturer, Smith & Wesson, has had enough. Smith & Wesson — one of America’s oldest gun manufacturers since 1852 — is hitting back...
  • Rhode Island Gov. Signs Bill Giving Residents 6 Months to Surrender ‘High-Capacity’ Mags

    06/25/2022 10:44:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 132 replies ^ | 6/25/2022 | AWR Hawkins
    Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee (D) signed legislation this week banning ammunition magazines that hold more than ten rounds and giving current owners of said magazines six months to surrender them. The Providence Journal reports that current owners of “high-capacity” magazines also have the option to modify them so they hold ten or fewer rounds, or “transfer them to people in states where they are legal.” McKee also signed H.7457, which raises the legal age for gun purchases from 18 to 21 and raises the legal age for purchasing ammunition to 21 as well. The NRA-ILA warned about H. 7457...
  • Why a Gun Control Activist Deleted His Tweet About the Supreme Court's Abortion Ruling

    06/25/2022 9:32:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 6/24/2022 2230 hrs edt | matt vespa
    No one on the Left is taking the Supreme Court’s ruling on abortion well. It didn’t ban abortion, but you’d never guess watching MSNBC, CNN, or reading the many liberal accounts on Twitter, you’d think a religious coup had taken place. Not the case. We’ve had an array of emotions here. We’ve had ‘this will lead to civil war’ takes, along with the usual liberal talking points that they peddle whenever they disagree with something. You know, the usual this is sexist, racist, classist, ableist, and ageist lines. Just look at the signs of the pro-abortionists at the Supreme Court....
  • Biden signs bipartisan gun safety bill into law: 'God willing, it's going to save a lot of lives'

    06/25/2022 6:25:13 AM PDT · by KierkegaardMAN · 74 replies
    CNN)President Joe Biden on Saturday signed into law the first major federal gun safety legislation passed in decades, marking a significant bipartisan breakthrough on one of the most contentious policy issues in Washington. "God willing, it's going to save a lot of lives," Biden said at the White House as he finished signing the bill
  • Clarence Thomas’ Latest Guns Decision Is Ahistorical and Anti-Originalist

    06/24/2022 4:13:22 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 31 replies
    Slate ^ | June 24, 2022 | Saul Cornell
    n a 6-3 decision reflecting the sharp partisan divide on the nation’s highest court, the Supreme Court struck down New York’s century old gun law against conceal carry on Thursday. New Yorkers and residents of a handful of other states and Washington D.C.—which had more strictly regulated who can have a conceal-carry permit—must now accept the type of laws popular in Texas and other red states. The decision was hardly a surprise to court watchers, but the opinion is nonetheless troubling on many levels. The fact that this opinion was written by Justice Clarence Thomas, an originalist so rigid in...
  • House PASSES gun control package sending it to Joe Biden's desk - after McConnell and other Republicans defy Trump and vote for the bill

    06/24/2022 2:30:23 PM PDT · by LibertyWoman · 49 replies
    The House of Representatives passed the bipartisan gun control package Friday afternoon sending it to President Joe Biden's desk. In a vote of 234 to 193, with the help of 14 Republicans, the House followed the Senate's lead in green-lighting the legislation - the most significant firearms bill passed in decades. ... The 14 GOP lawmakers to vote in favor of the bill included January 6 committee members - Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger - along with Reps. Tom Rice, John Katko, Maria Salazr, Chris Jacobs, Brian Fitzpatrick, Peter Meijer, Fred Upton, Steve Chabot, Mike Turner, David Joyce, Athony...
  • Alito Takes a Blow Torch to Liberal Justices' Dissent(2nd amendment call pt2)

    06/24/2022 9:29:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 84 replies ^ | 6/23/2022 1415 hrs edt | Katie Pavlich
    On Thursday morning the Supreme Court ruled 6-3 to strike down restrictive "may issue" concealed carry laws in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the majority opinion and explained how the Second Amendment is not a second-class right. The arguments made by the dissenting justices were wildly irrelevant from the issue of constitutionality and current law, prompting Justice Samuel Alito to file a separate, concurring opinion destroying their claims. He also took issue with their ignorance and arrogance surrounding the facts of lawful gun ownership vs. criminality. (Take a look, bolding is mine)
  • US Senate passes first gun control bill in decades

    06/23/2022 8:22:21 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 75 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6/23/2022 | BBC
    The US Senate has passed a gun control bill-the most significant firearms legislation in nearly 30 years. Fifteen Republicans joined Democrats in the Upper Chamber of Congress to approve the measure by 65 votes to 33...