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  • Worst States to be a Gun Owner (2024 Updated)

    04/22/2024 6:16:56 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 23 replies ^ | 4/22/2024 | Cassandra McBride
    Does your state support your 2nd Amendment rights – or make it exceedingly difficult to keep and bear arms? We’ve ranked the worst states to be a gun owner by analyzing each state’s current laws, upcoming laws, concealed carry guidelines, self-defense statutes, and 2A-centric taxes. #1 Hawaii #2 California #3 New York #4 Illinois #5 New Jersey #6 Connecticut #7 Maryland #8 Massachusetts #9 Rhode Island #10 Michigan #11 Washington #12 Minnesota #13 Colorado #14 Nebraska #15 New Mexico #16 Pennsylvania #17 Oregon #18 Delaware #19 Wisconsin #20 Vermont #21 Virginia #22 Nevada #23 Ohio #24 Maine #25 North Carolina
  • Justices take up “ghost guns” case for next term

    04/22/2024 5:49:51 PM PDT · by CFW · 6 replies
    Scotusblog ^ | 4/22/24 | Amy Howe
    Though still far behind the number of cases granted for the next term this time last year, the court on Monday added two new cases to its docket for the 2024-2025 term. The justices agreed to weigh in on a challenge to a rule by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives regulating so-called “ghost guns” – firearms without serial numbers that virtually anyone can assemble from parts, often purchased in a kit. Garland v. VanDerStok was one of two cases granted on Monday on a list of orders from the justices’ private conference last week. The dispute over...
  • NYC Man Convicted Over Gunsmithing Hobby After Judge Says 2nd Amendment 'Doesn't Exist in This Courtroom'

    04/22/2024 4:40:33 PM PDT · by CFW · 54 replies
    Red State ^ | 4/22/24 | Jeff Charles
    A Brooklyn man has been convicted of 13 weapons charges after having been arrested and charged in 2022 for building his own firearms. Dexter Taylor’s ordeal could become a landmark Second Amendment case in light of the Bruen ruling handed down in the same year. The jury found Taylor guilty of second-degree criminal possession of a loaded weapon, four counts of third-degree criminal possession of a weapon, five counts of criminal possession of a firearm, second-degree criminal possession of five or more firearms, unlawful possession of pistol ammunition, violation of certificate of registration, prohibition on unfinished frames or receivers. Two...
  • Louisiana Preemption Bill Passes Senate, 28-11, on to House

    04/22/2024 5:36:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | April 18, 2024 | Dean Weingarten
    The Louisiana legislature is in the process of strengthening the current state preemption law regarding weapons and the right to keep and bear arms. Local governments seeking to push gun control have been clever about finding ways to restrict people’s right to keep and bear arms in ways not foreseen by previous preemption laws. For example, in Iowa, the Dubuque City Council voted to create a zoning ordinance to prohibit otherwise legitimate gun sales. In Montana, the city government of Missoula, dominated by the University of Montana, voted to require government approval of all firearm sales in the city. In...
  • Supreme Court will take up the legal fight over ghost guns, firearms without serial numbers

    04/22/2024 8:17:47 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 22, 2024 | MARK SHERMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up a Biden administration appeal over the regulation of difficult-to-trace ghost guns that had been struck down by lower courts. The justices by a 5-4 vote had previously intervened to keep the regulation in effect during the legal fight. Ghost guns, which lack serial numbers, have been turning up at crime scenes with increasing regularity. The regulation, which took effect in 2022, changed the definition of a firearm under federal law to include unfinished parts, like the frame of a handgun or the receiver of a long gun, so...
  • “Teen” Opens Fire During Massive Brawl Involving Nearly 50 Teens in Gun Control Paradise California, Resulting in One Fatality (VIDEO)

    04/17/2024 7:16:45 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 69 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Apr. 17, 2024 8:15 am | Staff
    A teenage boy was killed in a shooting that took place during a massive brawl involving nearly 50 teens. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) confirmed the fatal shooting occurred just before 4 p.m. “Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are responding to the 10800 block of Western Avenue, in the unincorporated city of Los Angeles regarding a shooting death investigation. The incident occurred on Monday, April 15, 2024, at 3:49 p.m.,” LASPD said in a statement. As deputies arrived in response to the chaos, they found the victim, a teenage male, lying on the sidewalk with gunshot wounds....
  • As Faith in Police Drops, so Do Arrest Rates

    04/15/2024 4:06:45 PM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 Apr 2024 | Dean Weingarten
    A paper at the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC), founded by researcher John Lott, shows how faith in the police, arrest rates, and crime reporting are all interrelated. The paper is titled " The Collapse in Law Enforcement: As Arrest Rates Plummet, People Have Been Less Willing to Report Crime", published on April 5, 2024. As faith in the police collapses, reporting of crime drops, and so do arrest rates and clearance rates for both violent crimes and property crimes. This has the classic look of a positive feedback loop. The consequences are far from positive. It is not a...
  • Driver justified in shooting bicyclist after road dispute: DA

    04/12/2024 9:06:57 PM PDT · by lightman · 94 replies
    PennLive ^ | 12 April A.D. 2024 | Madison Montag
    The shooting of a bicyclist along a Lancaster County road in March in a road dispute was justified, the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office announced on Friday. The shooting was reported about 4:20 p.m. on March 13, on Fruitville Pike near the intersection with Delp Road in Manheim Township, the DA’s office said. On that day, Robin Megill, 33, of Lancaster, was riding a bike on Fruitville Pike in the lane of travel with multiple vehicles backed up. The driver directly behind Megill beeped their horn, police said, prompting Megill to stop in the middle of the roadway with no...
  • Gun Violence Statistics 2024: A Comprehensive Look at the Data

    04/12/2024 3:14:19 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 11 replies ^ | 4/12/24 | Cassandra McBride
    Report Highlights: • The U.S. has more than 82 million lawful firearm owners. • 53% of the 21 states with restrictive concealed carry laws have violent crime rates higher than the national average. • 55% of states with a violent crime rate below the national average have permitless carry. • Between 60,000 and 2.5 million Americans use firearms for self-defense each year. • 40% of criminals convicted of crimes while in possession of a firearm were already prohibited from carrying firearms. • A 2018 study shows that 68% of those convicted of crimes while in possession of a firearm were...
  • Gun Death Statistics by Caliber: A Review of Calibers and Crime in 2024

    04/12/2024 3:02:00 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 45 replies ^ | 4/12/24 | Cassandra McBride
    Report highlights: • An average of 10,252 firearms were used in homicides between 2015 and 2019. Handguns were involved in 59% of homicides in 2020. • Handguns were used in 62% of homicides between 2015 and 2019. • Most mass shooters used firearms chambered in 9mm and .223 Remington in 2023 and 2024 (to date), resulting in 45% of all deaths. • 1 in 6 criminal assaults involving a firearm results in death. • Gunshot victims were 4.5 times more likely to die when shot by larger caliber bullets (.357 magnum, .40, .44 magnum, .45, 10 mm, and 7.62 ×...
  • Idaho woman, 85, fatally shot home intruder in 'heroic' act of self-defense

    04/11/2024 12:02:19 PM PDT · by CFW · 45 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4/10/24 | By Rebecca Cohen
    An 85-year-old Idaho woman shot and killed an intruder in her home in what a county prosecutor called "one of the most heroic acts of self-preservation I have ever heard of." Bingham County Prosecutor Ryan Jolley said in a case review that the woman, identified Wednesday as Christine Jenneiahn, acted in self-defense and ruled it was a case of justifiable homicide. "That Christine survived this encounter is truly incredible," Jolley wrote. "Her grit, determination, and will to live appear to be what saved her that night. [snip] While Condon was searching downstairs, she dragged the wooden chair to which she...
  • New Biden administration rule aims to end gun show 'loophole'

    04/11/2024 10:34:30 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 54 replies
    Scripps News ^ | 04 11 2024 | Justin Boggs
    The Biden administration announced Thursday morning that the Department of Justice has finalized a new rule that requires many gun sellers offering firearms at gun shows or online to obtain a license and conduct background checks. The new rule is set to be enforceable in 30 days. Current rules require licensed gun dealers to perform criminal background checks on purchasers, but private sales have long been exempted. The new rule intends to require those who sell guns to earn a profit to obtain a license and register. The White House said that if a person is repetitively selling guns of...
  • BFA celebrates 20 years of legal concealed carry in Ohio

    04/10/2024 4:31:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Buckeye Firearms Association ^ | April 8, 2024 | Dean Rieck
    Over the course of a decade filled with political drama and dire predictions, Ohio legislators introduced seven separate bills in an attempt to bring concealed carry to Ohio.Finally, on Jan. 8, 2004, House Bill 12 made it to the desk of Gov. Bob Taft, who signed the bill, and made Ohio the 46th state to legalize concealed carry. The new law went into effect 20 years ago today, on April 8, 2004.Buckeye Firearms Association volunteers played a key role in this battle for constitutional rights, and stood beside the governor as he signed the bill into law.However, the battle over...
  • LOCAL NEWS Guns sent off by Texas police departments to be destroyed were stripped of parts and sold online

    04/10/2024 9:21:28 AM PDT · by algore · 30 replies
    DALLAS – Thousands of guns sent off by North Texas local law enforcement agencies to be destroyed were first stripped of parts that were then sold online by a private company. Several police departments told the CBS News Texas I-Team they were unaware of this practice, even though it was stated in the contracts they signed with the company While the federal government does not regulate or require a license for businesses involved in firearm destruction, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) recommends disposing firearms by destroying the entire weapon including all unregulated parts. An investigation by...
  • Biden: I’ll Consider Further Unilateral Action on Guns, Can’t Believe Trump Said ‘No One’s Going to Touch Your Guns’

    04/10/2024 5:22:41 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 64 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Apr 2024 | IAN HANCHETT
    During an interview with Univision that took place last Wednesday and aired on Tuesday, President Joe Biden stated that he would consider taking further executive action on guns and criticized 2024 Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump because Trump “famously told the NRA that, don’t worry, no one’s going to touch your guns” if Trump won. “[Trump] famously told the NRA that, don’t worry, no one’s going to touch your guns if I — from the very beginning, I used to teach the Second Amendment in law school, from the very beginning, there were limitations. … And — but...
  • Concealed Carry Crime Stats 2024: The Impact of Open Carry on Crime in the U.S.

    04/09/2024 11:28:23 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 10 replies ^ | 4/10/24 | Cassandra McBride
    Report Highlights: • There are 26 states with permitless concealed carry freedoms • Washington, D.C., has the highest rate of firearm-related homicides even though it has strict carry laws • 83% of states with permitless concealed carry have a homicide rate at or below the national average • 45% of states with no permitless concealed carry laws have homicide rates above the national average • 3 out of 5 of the safest five states in the U.S. have permitless concealed carry • 2 out of 5 of the top five most dangerous states in the U.S. have permitless concealed carry,...
  • 2nd Amendment Grades for Illinois' 2024 Political Candidates

    04/09/2024 3:11:53 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 3 replies ^ | 4/9/2024 | Cassandra McBride
    We graded Illinois’ candidates based on their previous 2A voting records, public statements on their constituents owning firearms, and their willingness to focus on 2A issues. Given our research on these criteria, we’ve assigned the following grades to those currently running for office: A – Joshua Loyd, James Marter B – Jerry Evans, Joe McGraw C – Mark Rice D – Nikki Budzinski F – Raja Krishnamoorthi, Bill Foster, Lauren Underwood, Eric Sorensen
  • 2nd Amendment Grades for Pennsylvania's 2024 Political Candidates

    04/08/2024 5:04:59 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 2 replies ^ | 4/8/24 | Cassandra McBride
    Pennsylvania is a key battleground state in the 2024 elections, with one federal Senate seat up for grabs and 17 Congressional House districts. The following candidates have been graded based on their willingness to protect and secure Americans' Second Amendment rights: A - Ryan Mackenzie, Scott Perry, Mike Kelly B - David McCormick D - Brian Fitzpatrick, Neil Young, James Hayes, Preston Nouri, Rob Mercuri F - Bob Casey Jr., Ashley Ehasz, Chrissy Houlahan, Susan Wild, Matt Cartwright, Janelle Stelson, Summer Lee, Chris Deluzio
  • Accidental Shooting Statistics: A Review of Unintentional Firearm Deaths from 1979-2024

    04/05/2024 11:41:56 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 14 replies ^ | 4/6/24 | Cassandra McBride
    Key Statistics: • There have been 196 accidental deaths related to firearms so far in 2023. • Accidental shooting deaths have declined from 1,491 per year (1979-1998) to an average of 606 (1999-2023). • 728 accidental shootings (including injuries or death) occur on average yearly. • 1% of all firearm-related deaths in 2022 were unintentional. • Individuals aged 14-30 are consistently more likely to die of accidental shootings than any other age group.
  • 2nd Amendment Grades for Alabama's 2024 Political Candidates

    04/04/2024 10:32:34 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 4 replies ^ | 4/5/2024 | Cassandra McBride
    We graded Alabama's candidates based on their previous 2A voting record, public statements on their constituents owning firearms, and their willingness to focus on 2A issues. Given our research on this criteria, we've assigned the following grades: A - Caroleene Dobson - Running for U.S. House District 2 B - Dick Brewbaker - Running for U.S. House District 2 D - Robin Litaker - Running for U.S. House District 7 F - Terrycina Sewell - Running for U.S. House District 7