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  • Supreme Court leaves Illinois assault weapons ban in place

    05/17/2023 8:32:30 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/17/2023 | ZACH SCHONFELD
    The Supreme Court declined to immediately block Illinois’s assault weapons and high-capacity magazine bans, leaving them in place, for now. A gun rights group and gun shop owner asked the justices to pause the law’s enforcement by intervening in the case ahead of an appeals court’s final ruling. The lawsuit also challenges an ordinance in Naperville, Ill., that bans the sale of assault rifles.
  • Colorado assault weapons ban fails

    04/20/2023 2:20:29 PM PDT · by rellimpank · 26 replies
    20 apr 2023
    ---assorted Colorado sources say the "assault weapons" ban failed--
  • Joe Biden Says John Fetterman Will Help Him Ban ‘Assault Weapons’

    11/06/2022 8:08:38 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/06/2022 | Awr Hawkins
    President Joe Biden used a speech in Pennsylvania on Saturday to urge voters to support John Fetterman (D), pledging the U.S. Senate candidate would help him secure an “assault weapons” ban. Biden said, “But here’s the deal: Public safety is why John got into public service in the first place. Oz won’t do a thing about guns. But John Fetterman will veto — with your votes, John Fetterman will be in the Senate and be able to help me add one more thing — what I got done when I was a senator: ban assault weapons.”
  • FACT CHECK: Biden Claims Mass Shootings ‘Tripled’ After Assault Weapons Ban Ended

    06/02/2022 5:34:05 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 06/02/2022 | Joel B Pollack
    CLAIM: President Joe Biden claimed Thursday that mass shootings tripled after the assault weapons ban expired in 2004. VERDICT: MOSTLY FALSE. There was a modest increase in mass shootings, but neither the statistics nor causation is clear.
  • Biden calls on Congress to reinstate Federal Assault Weapons Ban

    06/02/2022 5:40:51 PM PDT · by Mariner · 60 replies
    Axios ^ | June 2nd, 2022 | Herb Scribner
    President Biden laid out his gun control agenda on Thursday night, saying America should be unified around the provisions he suggested.The big picture: Biden called on Congress to reinstate the Assault Weapons Ban, which was passed in 1994 and expired under President George W. Bush in 2004. He also called for expansions on background checks, raising the age limits to purchase semi-automatic rifles and red flag laws. Biden added there should be a ban on certain semi-automatic rifles and high-capacity magazines.
  • Texas joins multistate coalition challenging California’s assault weapons ban

    06/24/2021 6:57:35 AM PDT · by libstripper · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner via MSN ^ | June 24, 2021 | Bethany Blankley
    Texas has joined another multistate coalition defending Second Amendment rights, this time asking the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to strike down California’s assault weapons ban in the case of Miller v. Bonta. California is appealing a recent decision by U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez, who ruled that the state’s 1989 ban violates the Second Amendment. Gov. Gavin Newsom said the ruling was “a direct threat to public safety and innocent Californians.” But in his 94-page ruling, Benitez wrote that the California law “bans an entire class of very popular hardware – firearms that are lawful under federal law and...
  • California’s assault weapons ban is dead, and no one is less safe for it

    06/10/2021 5:28:38 PM PDT · by libstripper · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner, via MSN ^ | Jun. 10, 2021 | Robert Schmad
    Last Friday, a San Diego-based federal court overturned California’s three-decade-old ban on so-called assault weapons. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez sided with a number of gun advocacy groups challenging the law, finding that firearms prohibited in the state of California are protected under Supreme Court precedent.
  • Beto’s “Hell, Yes” is greatest gift of all to President Trump and Republicans

    09/21/2019 1:11:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | September 21, 2019 | Marc A. Scaringi
    Democratic presidential candidate Robert Francis O’Rourke (aka “Beto”) has just presented President Trump and Republicans with the greatest political gift of all – “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15, your AK-47!” Beto shouted those words about his new gun confiscation plan at the Democratic presidential debate hosted by ABC News in Houston, Texas. After decades of experienced Democratic politicians denying it, this young, upstart wannabe president finally gave the true answer – the answer conservatives have always known is the end game of Democrats’ gun control proposals – confiscation. Now the president and Republicans have all the ammunition...
  • Fact check: Could a President Beto O'Rourke confiscate assault weapons?

    09/14/2019 4:33:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 14, 2019 | Holmes Lybrand, CNN
    Former Rep. Beto O'Rourke of Texas has made his position on assault weapons crystal clear. "Hell, yes, we're going to take your AR-15, your AK-47," O'Rourke said during Thursday's Democratic presidential debate. "We're not going to allow it to be used against our fellow Americans anymore." To accomplish this, O'Rourke has proposed a mandatory confiscation of these guns whereby individuals would be compensated for their firearms. Beyond the thorny politics of this proposal, it raises clear legal and logistical questions, including whether a president has the authority to confiscate people's guns. Facts First: A president could not issue a blanket...
  • O'Rourke: Yes, I'm taking your guns

    09/12/2019 6:46:31 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 74 replies
    Twitter ^ | 09/12/2019 | Beto O'Rourke
    Hell yes, we're gonna take your AR-15.
  • Rep. Pete King is the first Republican to sign on to the assault weapons ban

    08/20/2019 6:19:34 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 58 replies
    nydailynews ^ | AUG 19, 2019 | MICHAEL MCAULIFF
    Rep. Pete King is the first Republican to sign on to the assault weapons ban WASHINGTON — An assault weapons ban that Democratic leaders have been reluctant to advance despite strong support among their rank-and-file members in the House just got its first Republican backer — Long Island Rep. Pete King. “They are weapons of mass slaughter,” King said shortly after his backing became public on Congress’ website Monday. “I don’t see any need for them in everyday society,” King said. The Assault Weapons Ban of 2019 was rolled out in February by Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.), with 190 other...
  • Joe Biden accuses Donald Trump of ‘using the language’ of white nationalism

    08/06/2019 12:17:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Isle of Wight County Press ^ | August 5, 2019 | Press Association
    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has accused President Donald Trump of using the language of white nationalism and said he would push for a federal buyback programme to encourage Americans to give up their military-style weapons and ammunition if elected. The former vice president said in an interview with CNN that the voluntary weapons buybacks would be in addition to his push for renewing a lapsed federal ban on new manufacturing and sales of such firearms, a prohibition he helped win in 1994 as a senator from Delaware, only to watch it expire a decade later.
  • California: Deadline to Register or Modify “Assault Weapons” is Rapidly Approaching

    06/15/2018 3:11:48 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 35 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | 06/15/18
    The deadline for gun owners to register their firearms as “assault weapons” or modify them to be compliant with the restrictions that resulted from SB 880 and AB 1135 (2016) must be completed by 11:59:59 P.M. on June 30, 2018. NRA opposed these bills because gun registration inevitably leads to gun confiscation. NRA is continuing the fight against recently enacted gun control laws in the Golden State by supporting ongoing litigation efforts. In the case of Villanueva v. Becerra, challenging the regulations that accompany the Assault Weapons Control Act, an order was recently issued denying the petition to invalidate CA...
  • How Bill Clinton Brought Back the 1911 Pistol

    06/07/2017 8:17:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 83 replies ^ | 6/6/2017 | Tom Knighton
    Gun control laws are pointless, and here's all you need to know about that: From the early 1990s until 2016, guns in circulation in the U.S. just about doubled, while violent crime was just about cut in half. Worse (for the gun grabbers), gun control laws often lead to outcomes the gun grabbers never intended: In that post AWB [the Bill Clinton-era "Assault Weapon Ban"] world, you could still buy a GLOCK or a Beretta, but why would you? Unless you had a source of pre-ban magazines you felt screwed and cheated. Why carry a full size pistol that could...
  • Powerful video released from the NRA (Must See!)

    06/18/2016 11:46:55 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 35 replies
    Great video! Send to your email lists.
  • Ways United Methodists can take a stand against gun violence (UMC goes full retard on guns)

    06/13/2016 8:24:28 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 36 replies
    UMC website ^ | 13 JUNE 16 | A Feature by Joe Iovino
    “Pray for Orlando" we read on Facebook and Twitter. Prayer is vitally important, but is there more we can do? As United Methodist Christians, we mourn with the victims and families of those wounded and killed in the shootings on June 12, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. We may even pray and wonder if anything could have been done to avert this heinous act. But should we do more? Is there anything that can be done to keep something similar from happening in the future? While we may not agree on a solution, many of us agree there is a problem....
  • Four ways Hillary Clinton will work to end gun ownership as president

    06/07/2016 7:19:11 AM PDT · by detective · 75 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 06, 2016 | John R. Lott
    On Sunday, Hillary Clinton just couldn’t bring herself to say on ABC's "This Week" that Americans have an individual right to own guns. But it didn’t stop her from denying Donald Trump’s claim that she wants to abolish the Second Amendment. Clinton accused Trump of making “outright fabrications, accusing me of something that is absolutely untrue.” From changing the Supreme Court to make it possible to again ban guns in the United States to making it more costly to own guns, I predict that a President Hillary Clinton will do four things to either ban guns or at least reduce...
  • Letter from Clinton comes back to haunt Kasich (1994 Assault Weapons Ban)

    03/15/2016 9:41:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    WND ^ | 3/14/16 | LEO HOHMANN
    Shows willingness to compromise on gun rights. It could be the most damaging “Dear John” letter of the 2016 presidential primary race. A letter from former President Bill Clinton disclosed just days before the Ohio primary is causing Ohio Gov. John Kasich problems on the campaign trail. Kasich tells GOP voters he can “get things done” by working with Democrats but also stresses he is a “defender of the 2nd Amendment.” The letter from Clinton shows Kasich made a deal to restrict the Second Amendment rights of American “on one of the most critical votes on guns ever,” according to...
  • John Kasich: 'We Have to Win' Ohio

    03/15/2016 6:46:31 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Ohio Gov. John Kasich said he has to win and expects to do well in his home state of Ohio among the Republican primaries today, adding he'll also do well in other states. "You'll see tonight. We're going to win Ohio," Kasich said in an interview on “Good Morning America.” “We have to win.” He added: "We're going to do better in Illinois that anybody thinks."
  • A Letter Bill Clinton Sent A GOP Candidate (Not Trump) Was Just Unearthed, And It’s Big (Kasich/AWB)

    03/14/2016 3:18:23 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | 3/14/16 | Jack Davis
    A warmly worded thank you note from the days when there was a Clinton in the White House is raising questions about Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s stand on gun control. In 1994, when former President Bill Clinton was working to get an assault weapons ban through Congress, Kasich was one of only 38 Republicans who voted in support of H.R. 4296, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994. For that action, he received a letter, only recently unearthed, from Clinton.