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  • Biden again calls for banning ‘assault weapons, high-capacity magazines’ in new op-ed

    08/03/2021 4:04:18 PM PDT · by PROCON · 72 replies ^ | Aug. 3, 2021 | LIZ GEORGE
    President Joe Biden once again called for a ban on “assault weapons” and high-capacity magazines, which he referred to as “weapons of war” in an El Paso Times op-ed published Tuesday. The op-ed marked the two-year anniversary of a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas that left 23 people dead.“As we work together to counter the forces of violent hatred, we must also commit to ending the plague of gun violence that steals innocent lives and continues to devastate our communities,” Biden wrote. “I will continue to do everything I can to fight for commonsense gun laws that Americans overwhelmingly...
  • US appeals court [9th Circus] blocks judge’s decision to overturn state’s assault weapons ban

    06/21/2021 6:20:14 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 22 replies
    L. A. Times ^ | JUNE 21, 2021 5:27 PM PT | Maura Dolan
    The 9th Circuit, acting on a June 10 appeal filed by Atty. Gen. Rob Bonta, put Benitez’s ruling on hold pending a full-blown decision. “This leaves our assault weapons laws in effect while appellate proceedings continue,” Bonta said said in a tweet. “We won’t stop defending these life-saving laws.” The 9th Circuit judges on the panel issuing the stay were Barry G. Silverman, a Clinton appointee, Jacqueline Nguyen, an Obama appointee and Ryan D. Nelson, a Trump appointee. Benitez, appointed by former President George W. Bush, said the weapons ban unconstitutionally infringed on the rights of California gun owners and...
  • Don’t Ban Assault Weapons – Make Them Mandatory!

    06/10/2021 2:13:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | June 10, 2021 | Kurt Schlichter
    I was gravely disappointed with Judge Robert Benitez’s California federal court ruling that the Golden State’s ban on “assault weapons” like AR-15s is unconstitutional. It manifestly is unconstitutional, but the judge’s ruling does not go far enough. He should have found that our Constitution requires every healthy, law-abiding adult citizen to have a real assault rifle like an M16 – or, because diversity is important, an M4 – to defend his community and his country from all enemies both foreign and domestic. That’s my modest proposal du jour – make our peaceful and secure society’s free riders carry their own...
  • California officials vow to fight back after federal judge overturns state’s 3-decade old assault weapons ban

    06/05/2021 2:49:24 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 44 replies
    KTLA5 ^ | 06/05/2021 | LA Times
    California officials are vowing to fight back after a federal judge overturned the state’s 30-year-old ban on assault weapons. In ruling the ban unconstitutional, U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez compared the AR-15 semiautomatic rifle to a Swiss Army knife, calling it “good for both home and battle.”Benitez, of the Southern District of California, issued a permanent injunction against the law’s enforcement but stayed it for 30 days to give the state a chance to appeal. California is one of seven states, plus Washington, D.C, that ban assault weapons, according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
  • Biden urges Congress to pass gun control ‘immediately’ – here’s what he said

    05/26/2021 3:56:02 PM PDT · by PROCON · 65 replies ^ | May 26, 2021 | LAURA WIDENER
    President Joe Biden released a statement calling again on Congress to act on gun control following the deadly mass shooting at a downtown San Jose, Calif. railyard that left eight people dead and several more injured.~~~SNIP~~~Wednesday wasn’t the first time Biden called on Congress to enact gun control.“I am calling on Congress to enact commonsense gun law reforms, including requiring background checks on all gun sales, banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, and eliminating immunity for gun manufacturers who knowingly put weapons of war on our streets,” Biden said in a statement at the time.
  • Lindsey Graham defends the right to own an assault weapon and says he'd be ready to 'pick off' marauding gangs with his AR-15 in event of natural disaster

    03/29/2021 7:41:15 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | March 29 2021 | EMILY GOODIN
    Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham defended the right to own assault weapons, declaring he had an AR-15 and he was prepared to use it to defend his home. Graham, a conservative Republican who was a close ally of Donald Trump on Capitol Hill, said owned the deadly weapon to fight off any gangs that would come to his neighborhood in the event of a natural disaster in his home state. 'I own an AR-15. If there's a natural disaster in South Carolina where the cops can't protect my neighborhood, my house will be the last one that the gang will come...
  • Semi-Automatic Rifle Used in Defense Against Home Invaders

    10/22/2020 5:27:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 47 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 20 October, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    At about 1:30 in the morning of 2 January 2019, four people attempted a home invasion/burglary in Yuma County, Arizona. I remember the incident as it was reported. Very few details were given. Four people were shot. The location was not revealed. It was not in the City of Yuma, because the Sheriff department was the responding department. The identity of the defender was not revealed. The firearm or firearms were not identified. Deputies involved were not identified. From, at the time: The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office responded to a 911 call at approximately 1:38 a.m. Thursday and...
  • Canada set to ban assault-style weapons, including AR-15 and the gun used in Polytechnique massacre

    04/30/2020 7:51:52 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 27 replies
    Globe and Mail ^ | 04 29 2020 | Daniel Leblanc
    Ottawa is set to ban a number of assault-style firearms and weapons involved in mass shootings in Canada and abroad, including the Ruger Mini-14 that was used during the 1989 École Polytechnique massacre, federal officials say. The formal announcement of the gun ban is expected by the end of the week, but the key measures have already been approved by cabinet, the officials said. In addition to the gun ban, according to officials, the government will be putting forward further gun control measures in a coming legislative package. Along with the Ruger Mini-14, the government will ban the AR-15 and...
  • Virginia Close on Gun Ban and Confiscation, Senate may Stop Bill

    02/16/2020 4:01:55 AM PST · by marktwain · 33 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 14 February, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    Virginia Close on Gun Ban and Confiscation, Senate may Stop Bill The Virginia bill to ban “assault weapons”, HB 961, is highly controversial. It is one of the items credited with bringing over 22,000 Second Amendment supporters to the Virginia Capitol to lobby their legislators. 91 of 95 counties in Virginia have passed Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions, saying they will not comply with such legislation. The Virginia legislature, with a new Democrat party majority in the House of Representatives (55-45) and the Senate (21-19) and a Democrat Governor, has been energized to pass bills long considered to be outside acceptable...
  • Many in Media continue to Misidentify Pistol Used in Dayton Mass Murder

    08/22/2019 3:48:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    When the mass murder in Dayton Ohio was conducted by a leftist drug addict, most in the media jumped to the conclusion that he used a rifle. It was not hard to do for those ignorant of firearms and the arcane classifications created by the National Firearms Act (NFA) of 1934 and its follow on legislation. The logical contradictions of the NFA have become more and more obvious, partly through legal holdings of the BATFE, and partly from Court decision. It takes a serious understanding of the law to know what is a pistol and what is a rifle....
  • Twitter feed: Claim that “Assault Weapon” Definition is Unimportant

    08/12/2019 3:03:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 46 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 August, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    “Assault weapon” under proposed Florida ballot initiative. “Assault weapon” in New Jersey, 1990-2018. Banned in Australia. A political activist on twitter posted a non-argument about “assault weapons” on 4 August, 2019.  He got over 8 thousand retweets and 57 thousand likes. How many of those were bots is unknown. Jason Isbell wrote if you argue about the definition of an “assault weapon” you are part of the problem. He claimed his opponents know what an assault weapon is, and know they do not need one.The rifle pictured above has been one of the most popular hunting rifles in the...
  • Joe Biden: Banning Assault Weapons Works (As president, I will push to ban)

    08/11/2019 3:43:42 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 44 replies
    NYT ^ | Aug. 11, 2019 | Joe Biden
    Each time a mass shooting strikes one of our communities we grieve. We gather our loved ones. We reach for answers and clamor for action. Each time, for a moment, it feels like this time will be different. But then the news cycle rolls on. And we push down the gut-churning knowledge that it will be only a matter of time before it happens again. Between El Paso and Dayton only about 13 hours elapsed. Republican leaders try to prevent action and parrot N.R.A. messaging — as Donald Trump did last week when he said, “Mental illness and hatred pulls...
  • Florida Ballot Initiative Seeks to Ban “Assault Weapons”

    06/15/2019 11:30:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 14 June, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-( Amendment activists in Florida are working to have a state Constitutional Amendment placed on the ballot for 2020. The Amendment would ban future sales of almost all semi-automatic rifles, some semi-automatic shotguns, and require registration of those currently owned. The problem with having people who are proudly ignorant about firearms technology draft a referendum, is they know just enough to create supremely stupid and ineffective laws.Here is the definition from the proposed state Constitutional amendment. From 1)Definitions–  a)Assault Weapons –For purposes of this subsection, any semiautomatic rifle or shotgun capable of holding more than ten (10)...
  • Dems Latest Anti-Gun Bill Proves (Once Again) They Know Nothing About Firearms

    01/26/2019 8:09:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | January 26, 2019 | Beth Bauman
    Democratic Reps. Anthony Brown (MD) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA) on Wednesday introduced H.R. 717, the Raise the Age Act, which would change the age federal firearm licensees can sell or transfer centerfire rifles. If passed, the bill would raise the age people can legally obtain a rifle from 18 to 21. The only exception would be made for those who are a active duty members of the military and those whose full-time jobs involve carrying a service weapon, like members of law enforcement. “We have not done enough to tackle the epidemic of gun violence Americans experience on our streets,...
  • Unconstitutional New Jersey Magazine Law Reverses Ban on Tube Fed .22 Rifles

    12/24/2018 5:45:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 64 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Marlin .22 shown above was legally an "assault weapon" in New Jersey from 1990 to 2018 On June 13, 2018, the New Jersey Legislature ratcheted up its already dubious ban on standard capacity magazines of more than 15 rounds. The new infringement banned possession of standard capacity magazines of more than 10 rounds. The law was immediately challenged in court.On 5 December, 2018, a three judge panel of the Third Circuit ruled the law was Constitutional, because the Second Amendment is a second rate right in the Bill of Rights. The previous law in New Jersey had banned semi-auto...
  • ICYMI: Boulder Just Banned Ownership of AR-15 Rifles

    06/05/2018 8:38:53 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 4 Jun, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, this is no shocker. Bolstered by the Supreme Court’s inaction on answering the question concerning the constitutionality of assault weapons bans, slices of Blue America have taken it to its limits—and by limits I mean passing ordinances that are totally unconstitutional. In Deerfield, Illinois, the village has banned the ownership of AR-15 rifles and other firearms liberals find scary. Yet, it goes beyond that, because the definition of an assault weapon (yes, I know not a real term) is so broad. Essentially any firearm that uses a detachable magazine that holds more than ten rounds is a so-called assault...
  • Gun groups want a restraining order against Deerfield's assault weapons ban before..

    06/03/2018 8:18:16 AM PDT · by PROCON · 43 replies ^ | June 1, 2018 | Karen Berkowitz
    Full Title: Gun groups want a restraining order against Deerfield's assault weapons ban before it takes effect in 2 weeksGun-rights advocacy groups are asking a Lake County Circuit Court judge to bar the village of Deerfield from enforcing its ban on assault weapons that is set to kick in June 13. The ordinance enacted April 2 by the Deerfield Village Board gives residents until June 13 to turn in any guns that fit the village’s definition of assault weapons, remove them from the village or modify the guns so they’re no longer considered assault weapons. The ordinance empowers the town’s...
  • Louisiana bill to raise age for assault weapon purchases dies

    04/10/2018 3:17:22 PM PDT · by BBell · 3 replies ^ | 4/10/18 | Julia O'Donoghue
    The National Rifle Association and other gun rights advocates opposed the bill. The groups said the legislation violated the rights of young people who can use an assault weapon as a member of the military, but would not be able to own one themselves. Efforts to restrict gun ownership and access in Louisiana have historically faced an uphill battle in the Capitol, so it came as a surprise that Carter's bill got out of committee last week. Over the past few days, gun rights advocates have targeted Sen. Fred Mills, R-Breaux Bridge, who voted with Democrats to get the legislation...
  • Resist We Much! Kiddie Edition

    03/25/2018 8:33:10 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 4 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 3-25-18 | MOTUS
    Ohm's law: deals with the relationship between voltage and current in an ideal conductor. This relationship states that: The potential difference (voltage) across an ideal conductor is proportional to the current through it. The constant of proportionality is called the "resistance." Ohm's Law is given by: V = I R Yesterday the streets were filled with the resistance: high school students and their parents  – many of whom have not and never will take Physics 101 – demanding gun control in order to protect their lives. Apparently many of them have not taken American history* either. But never mind...
  • Air Force 'mistake' kept Texas shooter's conviction off background check database: Report

    11/06/2017 3:22:22 PM PST · by Anti-Bubba182 · 132 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11-6-2017 | Kara Zupkus
    The man who police say shot and killed 26 people in a Texas church was able to purchase firearms because the Air Force failed to enter his assault conviction into a federal database, according to a report.........