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  • Florida's New Assault Weapons Ban Bill Explained: Its Bad!

    01/17/2021 11:24:31 AM PST · by ShadowAce · 23 replies
    Youtube ^ | 14 January 2021 | Guns & Gadgets
    Florida's New Assault Weapons Ban Bill Explained: Its Bad! Florida Assault Weapon Ban Bill: Florida Senate President: King Farmer: Tallahassee Office 228 Senate Building 404 South Monroe Street Tallahassee, FL 32399-1100 (850) 487-5034 Senate VOIP: 5034 YOUR Florida Legislators: CHANNEL:
  • Welcome to the 117th Congress: 2A Rights Under Attack

    01/10/2021 8:54:19 AM PST · by PROCON · 43 replies ^ | Jan. 8, 2021 | CARL BUSSJAEGER
    The 117th Congress has started busily filing bills. None of the text is available yet, but the bill titles are informative. This what I’ve found to date. All of these are in the House. As of this writing nothing directly affecting Second Amendment rights appears to have been filed in the Senate.~~~SNIP~~~13 house bills filed among which this one filed by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee:H.R.127 – To provide for the licensing of firearm and ammunition possession and the registration of firearms, and to prohibit the possession of certain ammunition.
  • Year of surging gun violence adds to urgent need to plug loopholes in Illinois gun laws (barf alert)

    01/06/2021 9:00:34 AM PST · by rellimpank · 29 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 6 jan 2021
    The Illinois Legislature has a chance to save lives by reducing gun violence. But it must act quickly. The local firearms toll is staggering. In Chicago alone, 769 people were killed in 2020, mostly by guns. More than 4,000 were shot. Just over this past holiday weekend, 30 were shot and six were killed. Gun violence also has increased in cities around the state. Illinois does not have to meekly accept such horrific mayhem. Editorials Legislation called the Block Illegal Ownership bill would plug legal loopholes through which guns flow to the criminals who turn streets into killing zones. It...
  • D.C. police chief warns new GOP Rep. Boebert about 'penalties' for carrying gun in the District

    01/05/2021 10:14:04 AM PST · by Red Badger · 85 replies ^ | By Sophie Mann Updated: January 5, 2021 - 12:29pm
    Congresswoman Lauren Boebert has been vocal about her intent to carry her weapon in the Capitol. Washington, D.C.'s police chief has issued a warning to freshman GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert, who has been vocal about her intent to "carry" her gun on Capitol Hill. On the day of her swearing in, earlier this week, Boebert posted a fundraising video to her Twitter page promising to "always stand strong for our 2nd Amendment rights." "That congresswoman, whoever it is, I guess it was from Colorado, will be subjected to the same penalties as anyone else that’s caught on the District of...
  • Take a stand against gun violence terrorizing our street (barf alert

    01/05/2021 9:54:53 AM PST · by rellimpank · 17 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 6 jan 2021 | Jesse Jackson
    Gun violence spiked across the country in 2020, the most violent year in decades. 19,000 were killed in shootings, the highest death toll in 20 years (and that does not include gun suicides). Mass shootings — defined as four or more shot in an incident — also rose drastically to over 600. Chicago’s 769 homicides in 2020 were, according to ABC News, “more homicides than in all but one year in more than two decades.” The 4,033 shooting victims were also drastically higher. The spike in Chicago was echoed in other big cities like Detroit, Washington, D.C., New York and...
  • Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signs ‘stand your ground’ bill

    01/04/2021 2:29:51 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 23 replies ^ | January 4, 2021 | Jeremy Pelzer
    Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday signed a controversial “stand your ground” bill that would eliminate Ohio’s “duty to retreat” before using force in self-defense. Senate Bill 175, fast-tracked through the Ohio General Assembly last month by DeWine’s fellow Republicans, will make Ohio the 36th state to no longer require people to retreat before they can justifiably hurt or kill someone in self-defense. The governor had previously hinted that he would veto SB175, saying he first wanted lawmakers to pass his package of gun reforms that they sat on for more than a year. But in a release sent Monday afternoon,...
  • 83 House Members Reject Democrat Plan to Prevent Lawmakers From Carrying Firearms on Capitol Hill

    01/01/2021 5:58:18 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Planet Free Will ^ | January 1, 2021 | PFW News
    More than 80 members of the House of Representatives are taking a stand against a Democrat plan to end lawmakers’ eligibility to carry firearms on the grounds of Capitol Hill under current regulations. The effort is being lead by Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) who says she refuses to give up her ability to carry a firearm while spending time in the crime ridden District of Columbia. “I refuse to give up my Second Amendment rights,” Boebert said in a statement, adding: “I’m a 5-foot tall, 100-pound mom with four children and will be walking to work and serving in one...
  • Modified guns like the one used in Sun Prairie shooting are unusual but easy to make (barf alert)

    12/29/2020 8:49:44 AM PST · by rellimpank · 28 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | 28 Dec 2020 | Chris Rickert
    A federal law enforcement official says it isn't hard to illegally convert a handgun into a fully automatic weapon like the one a 16-year-old Madison boy allegedly used to spray bullets near a busy stretch of road in Sun Prairie earlier this month. Yeshua Schworck was formally charged with attempted first-degree homicide Monday in the Dec. 9 shooting that hit four vehicles, including three that were occupied, around 6:40 p.m. near a BP gas station on West Main Street, the city's main thoroughfare. The driver of the Mitsubishi SUV Schworck was riding in when he allegedly fired the shots, Trentin...
  • How Mark Robinson beat Bloomberg’s billions to win NC’s second-highest office

    12/27/2020 8:05:20 AM PST · by rellimpank · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 26 dec 2020 | Salena Zito
    As one of ten children growing up in extreme poverty in Greensboro, NC, Mark Robinson has defied a lot of odds in life: an alcoholic and abusive father, foster-care stints, and an overwhelmed single mother. After joining the Army Reserves right out of high school, he married and had two children while drifting through various jobs making furniture, a profession that kept evaporating as each plant he worked for relocated to Mexico. In 2018, he attended Greensboro’s city council meeting to voice his frustration over the town’s decision to ban a local gun show, and found himself giving an off-the-cuff...
  • Minneapolis Star Tribune: Here's what guns, COVID have in common (barf alert)

    12/26/2020 5:27:15 AM PST · by rellimpank · 35 replies
    t the time of this writing, COVID-19 is the leading cause of death in the United States. There is ample reason to hope that the vaccines now beginning to arrive will soon knock the coronavirus off that morbid perch. Nothing will bring back the loved ones we’ve lost to the pandemic, but at least we’ll be worrying about our old familiar foes — heart disease, for example, and cancer. And guns. Gun violence remains one of the more potent threats to U.S. public health. Firearms play a role in most of the murders committed in the United States each year,...
  • Lauren Boebert: Guns Give Women an ‘Equalizer’ Against Attackers

    12/25/2020 12:18:48 AM PST · by knighthawk · 29 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 24 2020 | AWR HAWKINS
    Congresswoman-elect Lauren Boebert (R-CO) spoke with Breitbart News about Second Amendment-related issues Wednesday, stressing guns provide women with an “equalizer” against a “stronger aggressor.” On January 29, 2014, Breitbart News reported on Rifle, Colorado’s Shooters Grill, a restaurant where waitresses and patrons alike carry guns. Boebert owns Shooters Grill, and in 2014 she said, “We encourage [carrying guns], and the customers love that they can come here and express their rights. This country was founded on our freedom. People can come in carrying their gun, and they can pray over their food.”
  • NYC gun-permit applications are soaring - but the NYPD isn’t approving many

    12/24/2020 1:37:02 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 24 replies
    NY Post ^ | December 23, 2020 | By Kevin Sheehan, Tina Moore and Bruce Golding
    The Big Apple’s staggering surge in shootings amid the COVID-19 pandemic has led nearly 9,000 terrified New Yorkers to apply for gun permits — but the NYPD has signed off on fewer than 1,100, The Post has learned. The 8,088 applications for first-time pistol and rifle permits submitted since March 22 - when coronavirus-related restrictions went into effect - represent a threefold-plus increase over the 2,562 submitted between March 22 and Dec. 31, 2019, NYPD statistics obtained by The Post this week show. But only 1,087 applications were approved, far less than the 1,778 granted during the same period last...
  • Americans bought 73% more guns in 2020, overall approximately 21 million

    12/23/2020 7:32:51 AM PST · by rktman · 71 replies ^ | 12/22/2020 1518 hrs est | Kipp Jones
    Americans bought a record number of firearms in 2020 amid a year that challenged our conventional wisdom about civil liberties, showed us the delicate balance between law and order and even strained the country’s supply chains. While gun sales generally increase in presidential election years, 2020 has been one for the record books, and it still isn’t over. President Donald Trump has vowed to continue fighting to challenge the Nov. 3 election results that show he lost to Democrat Joe Biden in a number of key swing states. Additionally, many states still have their residents under the thumb of some...
  • Gun grab sparks 'Defund ATF' movement

    12/22/2020 6:54:08 AM PST · by george76 · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | December 19, 2020 | Paul Bedard,
    They are the strongest opponents of defunding the police, but now, conservatives are carving out an exception ⁠— the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Long considered anti-gun, the agency has provoked alarm with Second Amendment advocates due to the agency’s recent targeting of gunmakers, including a raid this month on a producer of so-called "ghost guns" and this week’s targeting of AR-15-style pistols. With President-elect Joe Biden poised to unleash new gun control measures, fears are heightened that ATF will be the tip of the spear. Marjorie Taylor Greene ... 10 years ago today, U.S. Border Patrol...
  • Texas Bill Would Require Homeowners To ‘Retreat’ Before Using Deadly Force

    12/11/2020 10:16:12 AM PST · by george76 · 67 replies
    The Police Tribune ^ | December 10, 2020 | Holly Matkin
    Austin, TX – Texas lawmakers are considering a bill that would require homeowners to “retreat” before using deadly force in certain situations. Under Texas’ “castle doctrine,” citizens have the right to use deadly force to defend their “land or tangible, movable property,” KPRC reported. House Bill 196, filed by Rep. Terry Meza (D-Irving) earlier this month, would require homeowners to be “unable to safely retreat” before they could legally use deadly force against a perpetrator. Property owners would also no longer be able to use deadly force to stop aggravated robbery or robbery crimes under the bill, according to KPRC....
  • Kelly Loeffler: Raphael Warnock Will Enable Democrat Gun Control Dream

    12/06/2020 8:04:35 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6 Dec 2020 | AWR Hawkins
    During the December 6, 2020, Georgia Senate debate, Kelly Loeffler (R) noted that Democrats want to take some guns and tax others, and she suggested Raphael Warnock (D) is their “agent of change” to accomplish these things. Loeffler talked about the important role the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate plays as a “shock absorber,” absorbing and stopping the gun control legislation that comes out of the Democrat-controlled House. She urged Georgia voters to vote for her and Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) in order to keep that shock absorption in place, warning that “radical” Warnock would serve as an “agent of change” for...
  • History: Most FBI background checks ever, 434M guns in America

    12/02/2020 8:33:16 AM PST · by PROCON · 13 replies ^ | Dec. 1, 2020 | Paul Bedard
    America’s recent election and the COVID-19 pandemic fueled a gun-buying binge that continued in November, making 2020 into the top year ever for firearms sales — by a country mile.The FBI reported today that it recorded a 42% surge in background checks for firearms in November. Last month, it conducted 3.6 million. In November 2019, it was 2.5 million.And already this year, the FBI has recorded 35.7 million background checks. In all of record-setting 2019, there were 28.3 million checks.(Screenshot via FBI)That means 2020 background checks for guns are already 25% over last year, and there is still a month...
  • TX Rep. Terry Meza Files Bill Making it Illegal to Defend Your Home with a Firearm

    11/30/2020 10:08:59 AM PST · by PROCON · 124 replies ^ | Nov. 17, 2020 | Lone Star Gun Rights
    Democrats filed a barrage of gun control bills for the upcoming legislative session in Texas. Each bill attacks the constitutionally granted rights from various angles. From the "assault weapons" ban to the universal background checks and the red flag laws, each bill intends to undermine the self-defense capabilities of Texans.However, a very worrying piece of legislation was introduced by Irving State Representative Terry Meza. HB 196 seeks to repeal the Castle Doctrine, preventing a homeowner from using firearms to defend their property.She believes that homeowners are too eager to pull the trigger when facing armed home invaders."I'm not condoning stealing,...
  • Biden’s Gun-Registration Scheme Would Cost Firearm Owners Billions — If It Passed Congress and Americans Complied

    11/27/2020 8:11:51 AM PST · by PROCON · 60 replies ^ | Nov. 24, 2020 | ROBERT VERBRUGGEN
    Neither is going to happen.Joe Biden’s gun-control plans have about zero chance of getting through Congress, especially if Republicans win at least one of the Georgia runoffs. That’s good, because his bright idea for restricting “assault weapons” would force America’s gun owners to choose between (a) giving up millions of their firearms and magazines to a federal “buyback” and (b) registering those guns with the federal government, paying billions of dollars in taxes for the privilege.Any guesses as to how that would play out in this country?As many readers may be old enough to remember, America had a ban on...
  • Federal Gun Control in America: A Historic Guide to Major Federal Gun Control Laws and Acts

    11/23/2020 4:59:58 PM PST · by ammodotcom · 35 replies ^ | 11/23/2020 | Brian Miller
    For Americans, the crux of gun control laws has been how to disarm dangerous individuals without disarming the public at large. Ever-present in this quest is the question of how the perception of danger should impact guaranteed freedoms protected within the Bill of Rights. Not only is such a balancing act difficult as-is, but there are also two additional factors that make it even more challenging: America’s federal government is constitutionally bound by the Second Amendment, and politicians notoriously take advantage of tragedies to pass irrational laws when emotions are at their highest. As President Obama’s former Chief of Staff,...