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  • Biden Panders on Pot, But There's a Catch for Gun Owners

    07/17/2024 4:19:17 PM PDT · by CFW · 9 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 7/17/24 | Cam Edwards
    Joe Biden's pitch to voters is increasingly reminding me of a used car salesman desperate to stop a prospective buyer from leaving the lot. "Sure, this ride may not sound great. It's slow and runs inconsistently, and it definitely has a few more miles on it than you'd like, but if you buy it we'll throw in Supreme Court reform free of charge. And have I mentioned that we'll expunge the records of anyone convicted of marijuana possession just as soon as your check clears (and we have the votes)?" President Biden @POTUS I'm making sure no one goes to...
  • Trump will protect gun rights despite assassination attempt, adviser says

    07/17/2024 3:39:26 AM PDT · by blueplum · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 Jul 2024 | Tim Reid , Helen Coster and Nathan Layne
    MILWAUKEE, July 16 (Reuters) - Donald Trump will safeguard gun rights by appointing federal judges who oppose new firearm limits if he is elected in November, despite narrowly surviving an assassination attempt, a senior adviser to his presidential campaign said on Tuesday.... ...The remarks from LaCivita...dovetailed with the sentiments expressed by a dozen Republican Party delegates interviewed by Reuters at the convention...
  • Delaware's New Handgun Purchaser Licensing Law: Advocacy Makes a Difference 

    06/25/2024 10:48:52 PM PDT · by imardmd1 · 24 replies
    Johns Hopkins ^ | May 16, 2024 | Center for Gun Violence Solutions Staff
    Delaware Governor John Carney has signed the state’s Handgun Purchaser Licensing bill into law.Following years of consistent engagement by dedicated advocates and legislators, a purchaser licensing bill, sometimes referred to as permit-to-purchase, passed the final hurdle in Delaware and has been signed into law by Governor John Carney. When enacted, the law will require all who seek to purchase a handgun, unless they have a valid Delaware concealed carry permit, to submit fingerprints, undergo a more thorough criminal background check, and complete live firearm safety training. Research shows that if Delaware had adopted a Handgun Purchaser Licensing law when Connecticut...
  • Trump immunity, abortion weigh on Supreme Court before summer recess

    06/09/2024 5:31:12 PM PDT · by Sidebar Moderator · 17 replies
    Axios ^ | Sidebar Mod
    <p>SCOTUS’s imminent immunity decision (it will not be narrow, not after the clown show in Manhattan) will blow the Alvin Bragg case to smithereens. The NDA was not a crime. The NDA payment by Trump’s legal counsel is alleged to have been an attempt to influence the 2016 election and only became an alleged “crime” by the method chosen for reimbursement to said lawyer.</p>
  • Worst States to be a Gun Owner (2024 Updated)

    04/22/2024 6:16:56 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 33 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
  • GOA Files Suit Against NY’s Position on No Carry for Non-Residents

    02/07/2024 6:44:04 AM PST · by 1Old Pro · 20 replies
    NJ 2A News ^ | 2/5/24 | News2A Team
    GOA and the Gun Owners Foundation (GOF), along with plaintiffs, Carl Higbie, Joseph Harris, and Michael Votruba, who live in border states and have a license to carry in those states, filed a federal lawsuit in the Northern District of New York challenging New York state’s prohibition on both granting concealed carry permits for non-residents and granting reciprocity for those permits from other states.
  • Second Circuit Upholds Injunction on Portions of New York Carry Law

    12/08/2023 6:26:30 PM PST · by CFW · 4 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 12/8/23 | Cam Edwards
    Gun owners didn’t get complete vindication from a three-judge panel on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, but the panel did uphold injunctions on several important parts of New York’s “Concealed Carry Improvement Act” in a decision released Friday morning. The state’s default ban on carrying on private property cannot be enforced, according to the court, along with its social media disclosure requirement for concealed carry applicants. The court also ruled that New York’s ban on lawful concealed carry in places of worship cannot be enforced against Pastor Michael Spencer and the members of the Tabernacle Family Church, though other...
  • (Video) What Can You Do (Legally)If a Mob Surrounds Your Car?

    11/04/2023 1:10:33 AM PDT · by spirited irish · 43 replies
    PatriotandLiberty ^ | 2023 | Washington Gun Law
    Washington Gun Law President, William Kirk, discusses a recent video that has been kicking around in the virtual universe which shows an elderly gentleman get surrounded by an angry mob of pro-Palestinian protestors who decided to start smashing his car. This leads us to one of the most common questions we get here at Washington Gun Law which is what can you do when you find you and your car surrounded by an angry mob? The answer is much more complicated than you might think so learn more and arm yourself with education today.Reviewer: It’s astounding that we’ve reached a...
  • Texas Man With History of Wantonly Firing AR-15 Could Gut Gun Laws Nationwide

    11/06/2023 8:44:18 AM PST · by Dr. Marten · 32 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11.06.2023 | Jess Bravin
    ASHINGTON—Zackey Rahimi pulled a gun on his ex-girlfriend in a parking lot and shot at a witness who saw them arguing, prompting a Texas family court to issue a protective order in 2020 temporarily forbidding him from possessing firearms. Rahimi ignored the order, authorities say, going on to threaten another woman with a gun, fire an AR-15 into the house of one of his narcotics customers, and shoot into the air at a Whataburger drive-through after his friend’s credit card was declined. That led to his conviction under a 1994 federal law prohibiting people under domestic-violence orders from possessing guns—and...
  • Kennedy cuts deal with Schumer on veterans’ gun rights amendment

    10/19/2023 11:49:06 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/19/2023 | ALEXANDER BOLTON
    Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) said Thursday he negotiated a deal with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on an amendment allowing military veterans whose finances go into conservatorship to keep their firearms, a proposal Schumer previously called a “poison pill” to the Senate’s minibus appropriations bill. Kennedy’s effort to get a vote on his amendment had held up the bill funding military construction and the departments of Veterans Affairs, Agriculture, Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development. Now, the Louisiana senator said he expects to get a vote on his proposal after he agreed to modify the language. As a result,...
  • Adolescents & Firearms: America’s Most Inflated Crisis

    09/19/2023 2:55:08 PM PDT · by ammodotcom · 10 replies ^ | 9/19/2023 | Cassandra McBride
    • In 2021, there were 10,048 injury-related deaths (individuals between the ages <1-17). 2,590 of those deaths involved firearms. • 62% of child injury-related deaths included mechanisms other than firearms in 2021. • Firearms accounted for less than 25% of all injury-related juvenile deaths in 2021. • 1,590 adolescents nationwide committed suicide in 2021. Of those, 790 suicides involved firearms. • There were 2,220 homicides among the <1-17 age group in 2021. Firearms were suspected in 1,503 of those homicides. • There were 161 more adolescent homicides (all methods) in 2021 than in 2020. • There were 93 school shootings...
  • NRA gets unanimous GOP backing in suit to dismantle governor’s ‘unlawful’ gun order

    09/15/2023 12:26:00 PM PDT · by CFW · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/14/23 | Emma Colton
    The National Rifle Association hit Democratic New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham with a lawsuit Thursday in the state's Supreme Court over an "unconstitutional" rule temporarily suspending open and concealed carry across Albuquerque and the surrounding county. "Please rescind your unlawful and blatantly unconstitutional orders and uphold your oath to defend the constitutional rights of those in Albuquerque and Bernalillo County. Until then, we’ll see you in court," NRA-ILA Executive Director Randy Kozuch wrote to Lujan Grisham on Thursday, according to a letter exclusively obtained by Fox News Digital. The suit, filed Thursday in the New Mexico Supreme Court, names...
  • New Mexico governor should face federal charges for gun control power grab: former prosecutor

    09/14/2023 10:22:34 AM PDT · by Twotone · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 13, 2023 | Andrew Mark Miller
    Former prosecutor Andy McCarthy wrote a column this week suggesting New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham should face federal charges under the same statute the Justice Department is using to charge former President Donald Trump over her move to suspend constitutional gun rights in her state In a National Review column Monday, McCarthy, a Fox News contributor and former assistant United States attorney for the Southern District of New York, explained that Section 241 of the federal penal code, which is being used by Special Counsel Jack Smith to charge Trump, could be used for Grisham. "If two or more...
  • Worst States to Be a Gun Owner (2023 Updated)

    09/10/2023 11:43:06 AM PDT · by ammodotcom · 27 replies ^ | 9/10/2023 | Cassandra McBride
    The sheer volume of firearms in the United States is a point of contention for almost every American. Some believe we have too few, while others believe we have too many. Nonetheless, firearms are a large part of American culture. We value our liberties, the natural right to self-defense, the inherent check on state power an armed populace offers, and the heritage which we pass down from generation to generation. Whether an individual defines freedom as a life without firearms or a life without government interference, we can all agree that some states do not support gun ownership. Whether it's...
  • New Mexico Governor's Gun Rights 'Suspension' Could Backfire

    09/09/2023 10:21:15 AM PDT · by CFW · 49 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/9/23 | Bonchie
    In a shocking and largely unprecedented move, New Mexico Gov. Michell Lujan Grisham "suspended" gun rights on Friday, citing an emergency declaration for "gun violence" she had signed the day prior. The move immediately overrode duly passed open and concealed carry laws in Albuquerque, the state's largest city. According to Grisham, she will review the order every 30 days and make a decision on extending it. Under the order, other cities within New Mexico could also see their gun rights stripped depending on their levels of violent crime. When pressed on the legality of the situation, Grisham responded by saying...
  • DeSantis’ signature tips US into majority 'constitutional carry' nation with new Florida gun rights law

    08/24/2023 9:05:49 AM PDT · by rod5591 · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 3, 2023 | By Emma Colton
    FIRST ON FOX: The U.S. now has a majority of states with constitutional carry laws on the books after Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill into law Monday that eliminates the requirement for an individual to obtain a permit to carry a concealed firearm. "The NRA applauds Florida for becoming the 26th state to adopt the vital Constitutional Carry legislation. This NRA-spearheaded initiative empowers Floridians to exercise their Second Amendment rights without undue bureaucratic barriers, affirming the fundamental right to self-defense," NRA-ILA Interim Executive Director Randy Kozuch exclusively told Fox News Digital in a statement. The Florida Senate...
  • Kyle Rittenhouse starts gun rights group

    08/17/2023 4:12:17 PM PDT · by CFW · 16 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 8/17/23 | Tom Knighton
    There are few people who can quite express what it’s like to need a firearm when a mob is chasing you like Kyle Rittenhouse. As a 17-year-old, he found himself in that situation and pulled the trigger when he needed to. Some claim he didn’t, but a jury of his peers found otherwise, and to be honest, it never should have gotten that far. Since then, he’s sort of enjoyed the life of a celebrity in political circles. After all, he was to be sacrificed on the altar of political necessity, only he actually slipped away again. Now, he’s turning...
  • Oregon Republicans end walkout after Democrats drop most gun control demands

    06/16/2023 8:36:07 AM PDT · by CFW · 13 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 6/16/23 | Cam Edwards
    Gun control wasn’t the only issue that led to the Republican minority walking out and denying Democrats a quorum for six weeks, but it was one of the key sticking points for those lawmakers who deployed the last-ditch tactic this session. Now the walkout is over, an agreement between the GOP and Democratic leadership is in place, and most of the anti-gun measures that Democrats had prioritized are off the table. "In a major boon for Republicans, Democrats agreed to significant concessions, including key changes to controversial reproductive health care and gun control bills in order to convince the conservative...
  • Newsom proposes constitutional amendment to restrict gun rights

    06/08/2023 6:46:47 AM PDT · by PROCON · 81 replies ^ | June 8, 2023 | Chris Pandolfo
    California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to change the Constitution to curb gun rights.Fed up with inaction on gun control, Newsom unveiled a proposed 28th Amendment to the Constitution on Thursday that would implement "common sense" gun safety measures he claims have widespread bipartisan support..The Democratic governor's proposed 28th Amendment would not abolish the Second Amendment, which establishes a right to bear firearms for personal self-defense. However, it would raise the federal minimum age to purchase a firearm from 18 to 21; mandate universal background checks to purchase firearms; institute a waiting period for all gun purchases; and ban "assault...
  • US Can't Ban Non-violent Offenders From Owning Guns: Appeals Court

    06/06/2023 3:40:06 PM PDT · by CFW · 25 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 6/6/23 | staff
    The U.S. government cannot ban people convicted of non-violent crimes from possessing guns, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday. The 11-4 ruling from the Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is the latest defeat for gun control laws in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year expanding gun rights nationwide. The decision stems from a 2020 lawsuit by a Pennsylvania man, Bryan Range, who was barred under federal law from possessing a gun after pleading guilty to welfare fraud. He claimed the prohibition violated his right to bear arms under the Second Amendment of the...