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  • H3594 SC CONSTITUTIONAL CARRY IN SUBCOMMITTEE (South Carolina)

    02/07/2023 8:04:39 AM PST · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    SouthCarolinaCarry.org ^ | February 6, 2023 | Sherra Scott
    H3594, the South Carolina Constitutional Carry bill, is scheduled to be heard in the Judiciary General Laws subcommittee at 9 AM, Wednesday, February 8, 2023 in the Blatt Building Room 516. If you can't make it to the meeting, you can watch it streaming online at this link or listen to the audio only at this link. Written comments may be emailed to HJudGenLaws@schouse.gov. (More info at the video at the source document)
  • LA Supervisors Push .50 Cal. Rifle Ban After 9mm Pistol Used in Shooting

    02/07/2023 6:44:50 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 02-07-2023 | AWR Hawkins
    Los Angeles County supervisors are pushing a .50 cal. rifle ban after a 9mm pistol was used in the January 21, 2023, Monterey Park, California, mass shooting. Breitbart News noted the Monterey shooter killed 11 people with a 9mm pistol. Two days later, another attacker used a pistol to kill seven in Half Moon Bay. On February 6, 2023, KTLA reported LA County supervisors are weighing a ban on .50 caliber rifles and .50 caliber ammo in response to the 9mm killings. They are also weighing a county wide gun registry, a liability insurance requirement for gun owners, and a...
  • Gun Control Laws Backfiring in California

    02/04/2023 5:40:17 AM PST · by CFW · 24 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 2/3/23 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    After the three public shootings over the last two weekends in California, Democrats are again clamoring for even more gun control laws. To California Gov. Gavin Newsom, the solution is to ban more places where people can carry permitted concealed handguns. Unfortunately, the proposal has nothing to do with stopping these attacks, and more gun-free zones only encourage these attacks. Other heavily Democratic states such as New York, New Jersey, and Maryland are making similar pushes. Concealed handgun permit holders didn’t commit those or other mass public shootings. Permit holders are also extremely law-abiding, being convicted of firearms-related violations at...
  • Latest temporary hold on gun ban covers more than 1,000 plaintiffs including former GOP governor candidate Darren Bailey, two state reps

    02/03/2023 8:12:33 AM PST · by rellimpank · 8 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 3 feb 2023 | Jeremy Gorner
    SPRINGFIELD — In the latest legal setback for Illinois’ sweeping gun ban, a downstate judge on Thursday put a temporary hold on the law for more than 1,000 plaintiffs in a lawsuit, including former Republican candidate for governor Darren Bailey and dozens of firearms dealers. White County Judge T. Scott Webb found that the lawsuit stood a chance of succeeding because the weapons ban likely violated the equal protection clause of the Illinois Constitution. The decision mirrors a ruling issued Tuesday by the state’s 5th District Appellate Court that sided with a judge in Effingham County on a similar legal...
  • Florida bill could hand gun owners huge win, make the US a constitutional carry-majority country

    01/31/2023 9:06:04 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 30, 2023 | Emma Colton |
    Florida lawmakers introduced legislation on Monday to allow people to carry a concealed firearm without having to get a government-issued permit – a move that could make the majority of U.S. states permitless-carry territory. "Our right to bear arms, of course, is enshrined in the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution," Republican state Rep. Chuck Brannan said during a press conference in Tallahassee. "The bill that I will file later today continues to advance Second Amendment freedoms through legislation known as ‘constitutional carry.’" The bill would allow lawful gun owners in the state to carry without asking the government for...
  • Florida GOP leaders want to get rid of gun permits (open carry- no CCW permits)

    01/30/2023 2:37:06 PM PST · by SheepWhisperer · 35 replies
    local 10 news ^ | 01.30.23 | Brendan Farrington/AP
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Saying gun owners don’t need a government permission slip to protect their God-given rights, Florida’s House speaker proposed legislation Monday to eliminate concealed weapons permits, a move Democrats argue would make a state with a history of horrific mass shootings less safe. Republican leaders, including Gov. Ron DeSantis, have expressed support for the idea, so the bill should not have a problem passing in a legislature with a GOP a super-majority.
  • The NRA has won (barf alert) (barf alert)

    01/29/2023 1:10:32 PM PST · by rellimpank · 18 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 29 jan 2023 | Andrew Mitrovica
    Innocent after innocent has been murdered. Burial after burial has been consecrated. Eulogy after eulogy has been delivered. Tear after tear has been shed. Vigil after vigil has been held. Plea after plea has been made. Solution after solution has been offered. Column after column has been written. Still, nothing changes. Today, this much is clear if it wasn’t apparent before: most of America has conceded. The National Rifle Association (NRA) has won. The slick defenders of America’s absurd addiction to guns have prevailed. The NRA’s victory over scores of unarmed Americans – including grade-school children – who have forfeited...
  • Why Biden pushes an assault weapons ban despite the political odds. (barf alert)

    01/27/2023 11:45:28 AM PST · by rellimpank · 24 replies
    Reuters ^ | 27 jan 2023 | Jeff Mason and Richard Cowan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Flags are lowered, sorrowful statements are issued, pleas to lawmakers are made, again. In the wake of two mass shootings in California this week, President Joe Biden has followed a heartfelt and familiar script of outrage and grief over gun violence in America, coupled with a renewed call for Congress to pass legislation banning assault-style weapons. Such a ban has little chance of passing the Republican-controlled House of Representatives or the Senate, which is narrowly controlled by Democrats, political experts say. But Biden's stubborn strategy continues: make a ban the focus of public discourse whenever a mass...
  • 8 modest proposals to prevent gun violence in America (barf alert) (barf alert)

    01/27/2023 10:19:59 AM PST · by rellimpank · 37 replies
    The WeekUS via msn ^ | 27 jan 2023 | Brigid Kenned
    So-called "red flag" laws, or extreme risk protection orders (ERPOs), allow law enforcement to temporarily seize guns from individuals believed to be a threat to themselves or others. Nineteen states and Washington, D.C., have already implemented such measures — but more could follow.
  • It’s an awkward conversation, but you have to talk to other parents about guns, experts say (barf alert)

    01/26/2023 6:13:32 PM PST · by DoodleBob · 46 replies
    CNN ^ | January 20, 2023 | Madeline Holcombe
    ...When you do talk to other families about your child going to their home or riding in their car, you want to make sure you find out if any guns they have are stored safely — meaning they are secured in a safe and unloaded, Crifasi said. ...When her daughter is going to meet with a new friend, Thomas said she likes to lay out all the safety information for that family. She mentions how many dogs they have, that there’s an alarm on the pool, that guns are stored unloaded in a safe separate from ammunition, and that alcohol...
  • 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...
  • Booker: GOP Refusal to Pass Gun Laws ‘Dereliction of Duty’

    01/24/2023 10:56:24 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-24-2023 | Pam Key
    Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) said Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that he believed Republicans’ refusal to pass “common sense gun safety” was a “dereliction of duty.” Booker said, “There are common sense gun safety things that we can do in this country that majority of Americans agree on, like universal background checks, gun safety locks. There are things we agree on. The problem in America is that we have a major political party that is not willing to do the common sense things that would make us safer.
  • Pritzker family opens Wisconsin gun range as over 170 types of guns are outlawed (Truncated Title)

    01/24/2023 8:40:39 AM PST · by Towed_Jumper · 14 replies
    Chicago City Wire ^ | January 17, 2023 | Chicago City Wire Report
    As Gov. J.B. Pritzker was signing a sweeping gun ban and gun registry many law enforcement officers are refusing to enforce, the Pritzker family was opening a gun range as part of a museum under construction in Somers, Wis. The new facility will house the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, located at 104 S. Michigan Ave., in downtown Chicago. Pritzker’s cousin James Nicholas Pritzker, who in 2013 announced he is a transsexual now known as Jennifer N. Pritzker, is behind the push to move the collection north. According to Kenosha News, “the gun range and facility will be about 22,000...
  • America’s unique, enduring gun problem, explained (barf alert)

    01/22/2023 7:06:06 AM PST · by rellimpank · 34 replies
    Vox.com via msn ^ | 22 jan 2023 | Nicole Narea, Li Zhou, and Ian Millhiser
    A shooter opened fire at a ballroom dance studio, killing at least 10 and injuring as many more on Saturday night in the city of Monterey Park, a near suburb of Los Angeles. The shooting happened shortly after the conclusion of a nearby celebration of the Chinese Lunar New Year. The gunman is still at large and a motive has not been determined.
  • Judge issues order blocking Illinois semiautomatic gun ban

    01/21/2023 5:31:51 AM PST · by rellimpank · 16 replies
    AP via msn ^ | 21 jan 2023
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A judge issued a temporary restraining order Friday blocking the new Illinois law banning assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazines. Effingham County Judge Joshua Morrison issued the order after former Republican candidate for attorney general Tom DeVore sued to block the law. DeVore said he’s representing hundreds of people from dozens of counties who argue the law violates their constitutional rights. Morrison’s ruling only applies to 850 plaintiffs listed in the lawsuit in Effingham County and four licensed gun dealers.
  • Florida Supreme Court upholds law forbidding local governments from over-restricting gun, ammo sales

    01/20/2023 5:15:05 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    Just The News ^ | January 20, 2023 | Charlotte Hazard
    The Florida Supreme Court has upheld a law that forbids local governments from restricting sales of guns and ammunition beyond state law. In a 4-1 ruling, the court said local officials could face stiff penalties if they try to enforce the restrictions that go beyond the Florida law. Florida passed a law in 1987 the stated local cities and counties could not have restrictions on guns that were more restrictive than the state's, law. "It is not a core municipal function to occupy an area that the Legislature has preempted, and local governments have no lawful discretion or authority to...
  • New Biden gun grab based on just two shootings

    01/20/2023 3:23:40 PM PST · by rellimpank · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 20 jan 2023 | Paul Bedard
    The Biden administration’s weak case for abruptly imposing new rules and taxes on firearms long free from them is giving hope to some Second Amendment advocates that decades of gun laws dating to Al Capone’s days will finally be killed by the U.S. Supreme Court. The about-face on regulating millions of AR-15 style “pistols” and forcing owners to register them or face jail and fines is already being challenged as an overreach by fervently anti-gun President Joe Biden and his Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. “The part I’m actually excited about is that we have a Supreme Court...
  • SHOT Show: FBI NICS Update

    01/20/2023 9:29:40 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    bearingarms.com ^ | 1/18/2023 | Ryan Petty
    At SHOT Show University, the FBI provided an update on the Nation Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). What they shared was staggering and sure to make the anti-gunners throw up their hands in frustration. For those unfamiliar with NICS, it is a system used by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to conduct background checks on individuals who want to purchase firearms from a licensed firearms dealer in the United States. The NICS system was created in response to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993, which required background checks for all firearms sales made through licensed dealers....
  • Gun Laws Have Disproportionate Impact on Black Communities |

    01/19/2023 9:49:47 AM PST · by rellimpank · 35 replies
    Newsweek via msn ^ | 19 jan 2023 | Jeff Charles
    The Second Amendment guarantees our right to bear arms. And if you look at the lives that are taken by gun violence, it's a very minuscule percentage that are taken by these so-called weapons of war, which are not weapons of war. These are not weapons that the military uses. People actually use AR 15s for hunting. There's a lot of people who do. There's a lot of people who use it for home defense. And you have the right to have that. And to me, this whole assault weapon hysteria is just a precursor to putting restrictions on the...
  • Where in the Constitution does it say people must live in fear of powerful weapons? (barf alert)

    01/19/2023 8:08:21 AM PST · by rellimpank · 42 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 20 jan 2023
    When guns are used to threaten or shoot at people, they paint a target on the backs of free expression and democracy as well spreading death and injuries. On Monday, Solomon Peña, a failed Republican political candidate in New Mexico, was charged with organizing and participating in a scheme with four other men to fire bullets into the homes of four Democratic lawmakers. It was just another example of firearms being used in a way that could quell free and open debate. One of the guns the assailants reportedly carried was an automatic rifle that could have, by firing many...