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  • Chicago homeowner shoots intruder in chest during struggle, police say

    01/30/2023 9:10:14 PM PST · by CFW · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/30/23 | Louis Casasano
    An 80-year-old Chicago man was hospitalized Monday following a home Monday morning home invasion in which he shot an intruder. The unidentified man responded to a knock on his door around 10:30 a.m. in the 8500 block of West Catherine Avenue, the Chicago Police Department reported.
  • It’s an awkward conversation, but you have to talk to other parents about guns, experts say (barf alert)

    01/26/2023 6:13:32 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | January 20, 2023 | Madeline Holcombe
    ...When you do talk to other families about your child going to their home or riding in their car, you want to make sure you find out if any guns they have are stored safely — meaning they are secured in a safe and unloaded, Crifasi said. ...When her daughter is going to meet with a new friend, Thomas said she likes to lay out all the safety information for that family. She mentions how many dogs they have, that there’s an alarm on the pool, that guns are stored unloaded in a safe separate from ammunition, and that alcohol...
  • Whitmer to call for universal background checks, red flag law in State of the State

    01/24/2023 9:09:13 AM PST · by Tench_Coxe · 26 replies
    Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will use the first State of the State address of her second term to call for policies to reduce gun violence and increase funding for law enforcement, according to excerpts of the speech reviewed by MLive.In the annual address Wednesday, Whitmer will urge the legislature to require universal background checks for all firearms sales and send her legislation mandating safe storage of weapons.
  • Judge issues order blocking Illinois semiautomatic gun ban

    01/21/2023 5:31:51 AM PST · by rellimpank · 16 replies
    AP via msn ^ | 21 jan 2023
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday blocking the new Illinois law banning assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines. Effingham County Judge Joshua Morrison issued the order after former Republican candidate for attorney general Tom DeVore sued to block the law. DeVore said he’s representing hundreds of people from dozens of counties who argue the law violates their constitutional rights. Morrison’s ruling only applies to 850 plaintiffs listed in the lawsuit in Effingham County and four licensed gun dealers.
  • Florida Supreme Court upholds law forbidding local governments from over-restricting gun, ammo sales

    01/20/2023 5:15:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Just The News ^ | January 20, 2023 | Charlotte Hazard
    The Florida Supreme Court has upheld a law that forbids local governments from restricting sales of guns and ammunition beyond state law. In a 4-1 ruling, the court said local officials could face stiff penalties if they try to enforce the restrictions that go beyond the Florida law. Florida passed a law in 1987 the stated local cities and counties could not have restrictions on guns that were more restrictive than the state's, law. "It is not a core municipal function to occupy an area that the Legislature has preempted, and local governments have no lawful discretion or authority to...
  • Supreme Court rejects New York gun retailers' bid to block new concealed carry laws

    01/18/2023 7:15:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 18, 2023 6:15pm EST | Paul Best
    The Supreme Court rejected a bid by New York gun retailers on Wednesday to block a slew of new gun control laws in the state, which they argued violate their Second Amendment rights and hurt their businesses. There were no noted dissents in the order or explanations from the justices for their decision. “We are disappointed that not one of the nine justices saw fit to grant the plaintiffs some stay of enforcement of the new laws against them,” Paloma Capanna, the lead attorney for the New York gun retailers, told Fox News Digital on Wednesday. “We are challenging the...
  • Geraldo Rivera Says the ‘AR’ in AR-15 Means ‘Automatic Rifle’

    01/18/2023 7:52:49 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 160 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-18-2023 | AWR Hawkins
    FOX News personality Geraldo Rivera backed President Biden’s push for an “assault weapons” ban and said that the “AR” in AR-15 stands for “automatic rifle” on Tuesday’s The Five. Newsweek quoted Rivera telling the co-hosts, “I submit to you, ladies and gentlemen, there is no legitimate reason … to have an AR-15.” He described the AR-15 as a “machine gun” that people own in order to make them feel “macho.”
  • Houston activists call for arrest of armed taqueria diner who shot, killed robbery suspect

    01/17/2023 3:17:47 PM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 103 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17 January 2023 | Louis Casiano |
    Community activists in Houston are calling for a restaurant patron who shot and killed a robbery suspect during a holdup to be arrested, saying he went beyond self-defense despite many calling him a hero. Customers were eating inside a local taqueria when 30-year-old Eric Eugene Washington entered and pointed a pistol at them and demanded cash. As he gathered the cash, an armed patron can be seen on surveillance video getting up from the booth he was sitting in and shooting his pistol at Washington multiple times. "He was within the law when he fired the first initial shots," said...
  • Biden’s MLK Speech: ‘Ban the Number of Bullets That Go in a Magazine’

    01/16/2023 6:18:14 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/16/2023 | Awr Hawkins
    President Joe Biden spoke on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day and reiterated his belief that it is time to “ban the number of bullets that go in a magazine.” Mediate.com published the portion of Biden’s MLK speech in which he pledges to ban firearms which Democrats label “assault weapons.” Biden said, “I am going to get ‘assault weapons’ banned. I did it once and I’m going to do it again.” He added, “And ban the number of bullets that go in a magazine.”
  • At Least 80 Illinois County Sheriffs Will Refuse to Enforce State's New Gun Laws

    01/15/2023 10:25:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/15/2023 | Rick Moran
    At least 80 county sheriffs and prosecutors have vowed not to enforce the new Illinois gun control law that bans 170 kinds of semi-automatic rifles and places limits on ammunition magazines. “The right to keep and bear arms for defense of life, liberty and property is regarded as an inalienable right by the people,” said Iroquois County Sheriff Clinton Perzee. “I, among many others, believe that [House Bill 5471] is a clear violation of the 2nd Amendment to the US Constitution,” he added. Perzee said he would not use his jail to detain people solely for violating the new gun...
  • Why Illinois’ new assault weapons ban might not hold up in court

    01/14/2023 8:06:35 AM PST · by rellimpank · 23 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 14 jan2023 | Frank Main and Tina Sfondeles
    Illinois’ new assault weapons ban is only days old, but it’s already on uncertain legal footing. Republican lawmakers and gun shop owners say so. But so do constitutional law scholars. Illinois Democrats who crafted the legislation — which took effect Tuesday and was enacted in response to the Highland Park Fourth of July parade mass shooting in which seven people were killed — say they’ve balanced safety concerns with Second Amendment arguments over individuals’ right to bear arms. But a U.S. Supreme Court decision last year could upend the new law and other gun restrictions elsewhere, legal scholars say. In...
  • County Sheriffs in Illinois refusing to enforce new gun law

    01/12/2023 7:36:43 AM PST · by Wpin · 15 replies
    My Soap Box Today ^ | 1/12/23 | Wpin
    The link is to a list of Illinois County Sheriffs who are refusing to enforce the new gun ban law signed by Pritzer recently. To date there are over 70 counties refusing to enforce this illegal act by Illinois.
  • Debunking gun control myths

    01/11/2023 10:20:51 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Will Cain Podcast ^ | 29/6/22 | Charles
    On this episode, Will dives deep with multiple guests to break down the fallacies of all of the best gun control arguments, and paint the fullest possible picture of the gun control debate.
  • Louisiana woman shoots and kills home invasion suspect to protect her children: police

    01/09/2023 10:24:48 PM PST · by CFW · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/9/23 | Greg Wehner
    A Louisiana woman shot and killed a man who broke into her home during the early morning hours on Sunday, according to law enforcement officials. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to reports of shots being fired at a residence on Klein Road just after 5 a.m. on Sunday.
  • HPD: Robber shot, killed by customer at taqueria in SW Houston

    01/07/2023 11:54:16 AM PST · by lowbridge · 86 replies
    khou.com ^ | January 6, 2023 | Brittany Ford, Ugochi Iloka, Jaime E. Galvan
    A customer at Ranchito Taqueria shot and killed a man who robbed the restaurant in southwest Houston late Thursday night, according to the Houston Police Department. It happened just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday at the restaurant on S. Gessner near Bellaire Boulevard. Houston police said the armed man in a mask came inside the restaurant, demanding money and wallets from customers. However, as he was leaving, one of those customers shot the suspect. The incident was caught on surveillance video. Houston police also released surveillance photos of the customer who shot the robber in the video. Investigators said he is...
  • Appeals Court Strikes Down Bump Stock Ban in 13-3 Decision

    01/06/2023 5:36:41 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/06/2022 | Awr Hawkins
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit handed down a 13-3 decision Friday striking down the regulatory gun control that banned bump stocks under former President Donald Trump. Reuters reported that the court intimated that actions on guns should be taken by Congress rather than the executive branch. Circuit Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod wrote the majority opinion for the Fifth Circuit and also opined that the framers of the bump stock ban did not provide “fair warning that possession of a non-mechanical bump stock is a crime.”
  • Judge: Gun-waving lawyer shouldn't get guns or money back

    12/30/2022 10:24:15 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 43 replies
    AP ^ | Dec 30, 2022
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri judge has ruled that a pardon from the governor doesn't mean the St. Louis lawyer and his wife who gained national attention for waving guns at racial injustice protesters in 2020 should get back the weapons they surrendered and fines they paid after guilty pleas last year. Mark McCloskey sued last year to have returned a Colt AR-15 rifle and a Bryco .380-caliber pistol that he and his wife, Patricia McCloskey, surrendered when they pleaded guilty to charges stemming from the confrontation with protesters. McCloskey said he was entitled to the guns and remitted...
  • Former NFL Player Jack Brewer Delivers Powerful Testimony at Congressional Hearing On School Shootings

    12/17/2022 8:49:33 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies
    GP ^ | December 16,2022 | By Margaret Flavin
    On Thursday, former NFL player Jack Brewer testified at a Congressional hearing on school shootings. Brewer, who works with young men through his non-profit,the Jack Brewer Foundation, has spoken out about how fatherlessness contributes to crime and violence. I’ll never forget being shot at and seeing a stray pellet skim my cousin’s arm. I was a young kid, with all the world in front of me. I was a straight-A student, a great multi-sport athlete, and even director of my church choir. If I was caught with that gun in my pocket, I would not be testifying before you today....
  • We Now Know Who Killed the Thom Tillis Amnesty Deal in the Senate

    12/16/2022 8:16:45 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/16/2022 | Matt Vespa
    Sen. Thom Tillis’ (R-NC) amnesty push is dead. That might be the best political Christmas gift in years—it’s undoubtedly the best news coming from the Hill in a long time. Tillis was working with Democrat defector Krysten Sinema (I-AZ) to get millions of illegal aliens on the citizenship track. You all know the details of the poison pill stipulation in the bill. The first 2 million Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients would be able to sponsor their extended family members when they’ve completed the process. It didn’t secure the border or remove the issue from the table. It just...
  • Gohmert: Without a change to how children are taught, 'We're going to have to get rid of the Second Amendment'.

    12/15/2022 1:35:21 PM PST · by Carriage Hill · 115 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12.15.2022 | Ronn Blitzer
    The House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security held a hearing Thursday on finding a solution to gun violence, and the difference of opinion between Democrats and Republicans was put on full display. Passions ran high given the sensitivity of the issues involved, as liberal lawmakers focused on weapons and conservatives on the people who use them. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-La., a former judge who handled felony cases, was in the latter group and focused on the need to instill morality in people, citing Judeo-Christian principles. He went so far as to say it is the bedrock of...