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  • California Has More Than 100 Gun Laws. Why Don’t They Stop More Mass Shootings?

    01/29/2023 3:49:06 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 1/29/23 | Shawn Hubler
    SACRAMENTO — California bans guns for domestic violence offenders. It bans them for people deemed a danger to others or themselves. There is a ban on large-capacity magazines, and a ban on noise-muffling silencers. Semiautomatic guns of the sort colloquially known as “assault weapons” are, famously, banned. More than 100 gun laws — the most of any state — are on the books in California. They have saved lives, policymakers say: Californians have among the lowest rates of gun death in the United States. Yet this month, those laws failed to stop the massacres of at least 19 people in...
  • Amy Klobuchar Cites Two Pistol Attacks to Push ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban

    01/29/2023 12:04:22 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/29/2023 | Awr Hawkins
    Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D) posted a video to Twitter on Saturday in which she pushed an “assault weapons” ban in response to two shootings carried out with pistols. Klobuchar cited the January 21, 2023 Monterey Park shooting (11 killed) and the January 23, 2023 Half Moon Bay shooting (seven killed). She did not mention that both shootings occurred in stringently gun-controlled California, which has had an “assault weapons” ban since the 1990s. Nor did she mention that both shootings were carried out with pistols.
  • Biden’s Gun-Control Misdirection

    01/25/2023 9:50:15 AM PST · by rellimpank · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | 24 jan2023
    In response to the news that there had been two mass shootings in the state of California in the space of only 48 hours, President Joe Biden did Tuesday morning what he often does when faced with a complex societal problem: He talked confidently about something else. In a hastily released statement on the topic, Biden urged “both chambers of Congress to act quickly” and send an “Assault Weapons Ban to my desk.” Tragedy, meet non sequitur. The notion that the ambitions of nihilist mass murderers are likely to be meaningfully constrained by arbitrary limitations on the way that certain...
  • Newsom Smiles at Shooting News While CNN Anchors Endorse His Anti-Gun Takes

    01/25/2023 9:41:07 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 29 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Take a look at the screencap, and try to guess what California Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom was smiling so broadly about in an interview aired on today's CNN This Morning:The recent rains filling many of the state's reservoirs? Perhaps the presence of the San Francisco 49ers in this weekend's NFC championship game? Nope. Bizarrely, Newsom unleashed this—and several other—megawatt smiles while discussing the recent mass shootings in his state that have claimed 18 lives. Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Murders are becoming even more concentrated in a handful of urban counties, report shows

    01/24/2023 2:54:08 PM PST · by absalom01 · 51 replies
    Murders in the U.S. are becoming increasingly concentrated in densely populated urban centers in just a handful of counties, according to a newly released report.Some 73% of all murders in the U.S. took place in just 5% of counties while 52% of all counties reported no murders at all, according to a Crime Prevention Research Center study published this week and provided to Fox News Digital.“Murders in the United States occur in very small areas, and that concentration has increased since 2014,” the study stated. “The concentration in 2020 is now greater than in 2010.”The 52% of counties with no...
  • In Groundbreaking Ruling 5th Circuit Strikes Down ATF’s Bump Stock Ban

    01/22/2023 5:07:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | January 18, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    In what is likely to become a landmark case, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, in an en banc decision of all the judges in the circuit, struck down the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) rule which changed the definition of a machinegun to include bump stocks. Thirteen judges were in the majority, with three judges dissenting. The case is Cargill v. Garland. This correspondent wrote about it previously. Here is a summation of how the sixteen judges ruled. From the opinion: Of the sixteen members of our court, thirteen of us agree...
  • Illinois gun control law slapped with restraining order by judge just days after it goes into effect

    01/21/2023 10:08:07 AM PST · by MacNaughton · 10 replies
    FOX News ^ | 1/21/2023 | Chris Pandolfo
    ... Effingham County Judge Joshua Morrison slapped the gun control law with a temporary restraining order after former Republican candidate for attorney general Tom DeVore sued to block the law. DeVore said in a press release that he's representing citizens from 87 Illinois counties who are challenging the law, which he called, "an outright attack on the constitutional rights of lawful gun owners across the state."Morrison's ruling only applies to 850 plaintiffs listed in the lawsuit in Effingham County and four licensed gun dealers.Pritzker said he was not surprised by the decision and accused the plaintiffs of advancing "ideology over...
  • 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.”

    01/15/2023 11:49:19 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 46 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | 01/13/2023 | Caroline Thorman
    Washington, D.C. – Today, in their latest assault on the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, the Biden ATF issued their final rule to reclassify millions of commonly-owned pistol braced firearms as illegal short-barreled rifles and shotguns under the antiquated and draconian National Firearms Act of 1934. President Biden’s executive action will force gun owners to register guns with the federal government and will infringe on the Second Amendment. The rule has faced significant opposition within the firearms industry and Second Amendment community, as the independent Congressional Research Service estimates that up to 40 million of these braces are currently...
  • Di Leo: Chicago's Mayoral Election - A Crime in Progress

    01/11/2023 9:52:02 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 14 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 11, AD 2023 | John F Di Leo
    The Chicago mayoral primary election is underway. They’ve winnowed the field a bit – down to seven challengers plus the incumbent, at this writing – and people are doing their polling, walking precincts, and putting up yard signs. And there are commercials; in the biggest media market in the Midwest, in which the Democratic mayoral primary is the biggest contest, you can already be sure that the only real winner in this election will be the radio and TV people, selling those 15, 30, and 60 second spots to put ads on the air. What are the issues? Tax and...
  • U.S. appeals court strikes down ban on bump stocks

    01/09/2023 11:00:21 AM PST · by Magnum44 · 99 replies
    Rueters ^ | Jan 9, 2023 | Jonathan Stempel
    Jan 6 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday struck down a rule the Trump administration had adopted following a 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting that banned "bump stocks," devices that allow people to rapidly fire multiple rounds from semi-automatic guns. In a 13-3 decision, the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that despite "tremendous" public pressure to impose a ban, it was up to the U.S. Congress rather than the president to take action.... "The resulting circuit split should bring this decision to the U.S. Supreme Court's attention promptly and supply a suitable vehicle for...
  • Record number of illegal guns, increase in homicides reported in Hartford in 2022

    01/03/2023 2:49:49 PM PST · by matt04 · 31 replies
    A record number of illegal guns were taken off streets in Hartford in 2022. The city also saw an increase in the number of homicides. With that year in the books, Channel 3 dug into the capital city’s crime statistics. Three hundred sixty-seven illegal guns were taken off Hartford’s streets during the calendar year. Fifty-eight of them were ghost guns, according to police. With a new year underway, they said their efforts will continue to try to keep illegal guns off streets. ... The number of non-fatal shootings in Hartford decreased. In 2022, there were 136, compared with 148 in...
  • Justice Sotomayor Gives NY 1-Week to Respond to Injunction Against New Gun Law

    12/29/2022 2:04:26 PM PST · by absalom01 · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12-28-2022 | John Crump
    The plaintiffs asked the court to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO) until the court could rule on the coalition’s request for an injunction. A Western New York Federal District Court judge found that the plaintiffs would likely succeed on the case’s merits and suffer irreparable harm by the law. New York appealed to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals to stay the TRO, which the Second Circuit did relent to the State’s request. Before GOA and New York State faced off in Circuit Court, the District judge issued a preliminary injunction against the CCIA, finding most of the law...
  • ATF Issues New Open Letter ‘Clariflying’ Partially Complete (80%) Striker-Fired Semi-Auto Pistol Regulation

    12/29/2022 1:42:01 PM PST · by absalom01 · 22 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 12-28-2022 | John Boch
    The boys and girls at F-Troop in D.C. have issued another edict from on high concerning 80% striker-fired semi-auto pistol frames. With another waive of the regulatory wand, all of those folks with Polymer80 and Lone Wolf kits now face new regulations in a rule change from our benefactors at Biden’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, Explosives and Really Big Fires.Here’s the money quote for those who think the whole letter is too long . . .Partially complete Polymer80, Lone Wolf, and similar striker-fired semiautomatic pistol frames, including, but not limited to, those sold within parts kits, are regulated by...
  • Governor Inslee, AG Ferguson Propose New Gun Laws

    12/19/2022 8:34:22 PM PST · by Robwin · 12 replies
    KFLD News and Talk ^ | December 19, 2022 | Greg Neft
    (Olympia, WA) -- Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson are announcing efforts to pass two new legislative plans they say will curb gun violence in the state. At a news conference Monday, both Inslee and Ferguson unveiled two measures, the first calling for a ban on the sale of military-style assault weapons. The second would work to ensure gun makers and dealers take steps to prevents weapons they are selling, from getting into the possession of "dangerous individuals."The Firearm Industry Responsibility & Gun Violence Victims’ Access to Justice Act works to ensure that firearms makers and sellers...
  • India’s Switzerland, where Everyone has a Right to Arms

    12/18/2022 4:24:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | December 14, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    In a district of about a half million people in southwest India, not far from the West coast, the residents have the right to keep and bear arms. Kodagu (earlier Coorg) is about 20% larger than the smallest American state, Rhode Island, with about half as many residents. The Kodavas have a longstanding martial tradition similar to Switzerland. From the“When it comes to the issue of kovi (gun), in Kodagu, it is an integral part of the identity of a Coorg. It has become a part of our culture. The right to own guns came in the 1800s from...
  • Alberta seizes power from ‘hostile’ federal government’s gun grab

    12/17/2022 8:57:16 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Counter Signal ^ | 12 15 2022 | Mike Campbell
    Alberta Attorney General Tyler Shandro issued a stern notice to the Trudeau Liberals, announcing the province is seizing back constitutional power from the feds to protect legal gun-owners from being persecuted under Bill C-21. “Albertans have had enough. So today we are taking action,” Shandro said. “First, as Alberta’s attorney general, I have directed that the Alberta crown prosecution service takeover the handling of charges involving the Firearms Act starting January 1st 2023.” SNIP He said Alberta’s new protocol instructs crown prosecutors not to pursue criminal charges for anyone in possession of a banned firearm if: The accused lawfully...
  • Joe Biden Marks 10th Anniversary of Sandy Hook By Pushing More Gun Control

    12/14/2022 11:33:40 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/14/2022 | AWR HAWKINS
    President Joe Biden (D) marked the tenth anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School attack by pushing for a ban on “assault weapons” and “high capacity” magazines. He released a statement in which he claimed Americans should feel “societal guilt” for having gone this long without banning AR-15s, AK-47s, and other commonly owned firearms which Democrats label “assault weapons. Biden then pointed to the gun control he signed during the summer–the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act–and moved on to push for more gun control now:
  • Biden’s Nauseating Hypocrisy On Guns Takes a New, Dangerous Turn

    12/11/2022 5:22:16 PM PST · by george76 · 26 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | December 10, 2022
    “Joe Biden’s world-class hypocrisy is on full display, and it has taken a dangerous turn, in his trade of a notorious Russian arms dealer for Brittany Griner,” the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today. Biden’s swap of Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout—known as the “Merchant of Death”—for Griner this week has brought expressions of outrage and astonishment. The jailed basketball gold medalist is one of two Americans who have been held by the Russians. The other is Paul Whelan, a U.S. Marine Corps veteran who was imprisoned four years ago on espionage charges, and...
  • Senior defense official concerned 'Merchant of Death' Viktor Bout may resume arms trafficking

    12/09/2022 1:39:58 PM PST · by george76 · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 9, 2022 | Louis Casiano , Liz Friden
    Bout is alleged to have fueled multiple conflicts across the globe through arms dealing, sometimes to both sides ... A senior defense official is concerned that convicted Russian arms dealer Viktor Bout, the "Merchant of Death" .. could go back to illegally trafficking weapons, thereby fueling deadly conflicts around the world. "I think there is a concern that he would return to doing the same kind of work that he's done in the past.. Bout was in the middle of serving a 25-year prison sentence in a U.S. prison for several offenses, including conspiring to kill Americans ... Bout, a...