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  • 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 · 38 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...
  • Outrageous video shows Chicago men firing machine guns at a crowd, killing a boy and injuring at least 3 adult

    06/04/2023 7:18:55 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 53 replies
    CHICAGO — A newly acquired video shows four people, at least two armed with machine guns, unleashing a torrent of gunfire in Chicago on Wednesday evening. The shots left a 14-year-old boy dead and at least three others injured. Later, a 16-year-old boy fired a gun at Chicago police officers as they investigated the shooting. He was charged yesterday with six counts of attempted murder of peace officers. The video, provided to CWBChicago by a source, shows four people walking across a vacant lot in the 4200 block of South Wells around 8:20 p.m. on June 1.
  • Judge’s Declare Gun Rights Groups & Texas Protected From ATF Pistol Brace Rule

    05/31/2023 7:39:19 PM PDT · by CFW · 33 replies ^ | 5/31/23 | John Crump
    The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) pistol brace rule that would see millions of Americans become felons overnight was dealt another devastating blow in a Texas District Court. Gun Owners of America (GOA), Gun Owners Foundation (GOF), and the state of Texas successfully won a preliminary injunction (PI) against the new regulation. “For these reasons, the Court GRANTS IN PART Plaintiffs’ Motion for Preliminary Injunction, (Dkt. No. 16). Defendants are ENJOINED from enforcing the Final Rule against the private Plaintiffs in this case, including its current members and their resident family members, and individuals employed directly by the...
  • What The Supreme Court’s Upcoming Battle Over Chevron Deference Could Mean for Gun Rights

    05/09/2023 1:35:51 PM PDT · by CFW · 25 replies
    TruthAboutGuns ^ | 5/8/23 | Cody Wisniewski
    Last week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case about commercial fishing that raises an issue the current members of the Court have been very interested in as of late—Chevron Deference. With the Court agreeing to hear the case, there has been a lot of speculation about what the end of Chevron may mean across the legal landscape. But what might it mean for gun rights? First, it’s important to understand what Chevron Deference is. Chevron, as it’s not-so-affectionately called among legal circles, is a doctrine that was established by the Supreme Court in Chevron v. Natural Resources Defense...
  • Illinois officials claim Second Amendment only protects handguns for self-defense

    05/04/2023 3:20:20 PM PDT · by CFW · 32 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 5/4/23 | Cam Edwards
    I’ve seen a lot of dumb arguments from anti-gunners over the years, many of them repeated ad nauseam, so I’ll give Naperville, Illinois and its attorneys a small amount of credit for their originality in defending the city’s ban on so-called assault weapons in its latest filing with the Seventh Circuit. But from a legal perspective, the city’s claim that the right to keep and bear arms extends only to handguns is downright silly, not to mention contradicted by several Supreme Court opinions. [Tweet by Firearms Policy Coalition:] "Naperville: "In short, nothing in Heller or Bruen suggests that the Second...
  • ‘It is going to get struck down’: Washington Legislature passes gun ban

    04/19/2023 11:12:17 AM PDT · by CFW · 32 replies
    The Center Square ^ | 4/19/23 | TJ Martinell
    The Washington Legislature has passed a bill banning the sale, purchase, or importation of rifles, pistols, and shotguns deemed to be “assault weapons,” though legislators voting in opposition argued it won’t survive a legal challenge. “It’s going to pass [the Legislature],” Sen. Keith Wagoner, R-Sedro-Woolley, told colleagues on the Senate floor. “I’m sure it will be signed by the governor. It’s going to be struck down, it’s not going to change anything.” HB 1240 initially cleared both chambers, but the Senate version was rejected by the House for adding an amendment by Wagoner exempting active military personnel receiving orders to...
  • Gov. DeSantis Signs Bill Making Florida the 26th Constitutional Carry State

    04/03/2023 8:57:20 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 72 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/03/2023 | AWR Hawkins
    Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) signed legislation Monday making Florida the 26th constitutional carry state in the Union. This means the majority of states in the USA are constitutional carry. The NRA tweeted: DeSantis’ signature tips US into majority 'constitutional carry' nation with new Florida gun rights law — Fox News Politics (@foxnewspolitics) April 3, 2023 The Tampa Bay Times reported the new law takes effect July 1, 2023.
  • West Virginia passes campus carry law, expanding gun rights

    03/23/2023 10:09:36 AM PDT · by CFW · 9 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 3/23/23 | Ryan Lindner
    tudents, visitors and employees at West Virginia’s public universities and colleges are one step closer to being able to conceal carry on campuses, thanks to a bill signed by Governor Jim Justice. Senate Bill 10 will ensure that starting in July 2024, legal gun owners can conceal carry at public higher education institutions. “Proud day for me,” the Republican governor said at the signing.
  • Federal judge issues injunction against CA microstamping requirement and other aspects of "Unsafe Handguns Act"

    03/20/2023 5:21:09 PM PDT · by CFW · 23 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 3/20/23 | Cam Edwards
    California’s requirement that all handguns sold in the state come with chamber load indicators, magazine disconnect mechanisms, and microstamping features are likely unconstitutional according to U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney, who granted an injunction on Monday in Boland v. Bonta; a case brought by the California Rifle & Pistol Association and several individual gun owners taking on the constitutionality of several aspects of California’s Unsafe Handgun Act. In his ruling, Carney pointed out that California’s requirements have a “devastating impact” on Californians’ ability to acquire “new, state-of-the-art” handguns; noting that no new models of handguns have been made available for...
  • HUGE: Tulsi Gabbard on the Second Amendment: Why our right "shall not be infringed"

    11/03/2022 12:20:02 PM PDT · by RandFan · 71 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 3 | Tulsi
    Tulsi Gabbard tackles the second amendment and her history with gun rights. The former Hawaii Congresswoman and combat veteran explains what experiences caused her to rethink her previously held views. SOME QUOTES: "I once thought that's not something we would never have to do in America.. Protect ourselves against a tyrannical government? This is the land of the free!". "The right to bear arms IS the deterrent that our Founders intended to push back against government tyranny". "My views on the 2A have changed over the years".
  • Judge Blocks California Law Requiring Release of Gun Owners’ Personal Info

    10/19/2022 4:01:45 PM PDT · by bitt · 17 replies ^ | 10/19/2022 | JON DOUGHERTY
    The state of California cannot mandate the public release of personal information on gun owners, according to a judge’s ruling late last week. San Diego Superior Court Judge Katherine Bacal in San Diego County issued an injunction against California’s Assembly Bill 173, ruling that by allowing the law to remain in effect while it was being challenged in court unconstitutionally risks the privacy rights of California gun owners. “Accordingly, plaintiffs have shown that the balance of harms weighs in favor of issuing the injunction,” she noted in her order. The Reload reports: The injunction represents a win for gun-rights advocates...