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Pressure building on Trump to act on guns (VIDEO)

ABC NEWS February 21, 2018 – President Donald Trump is vowing to “move past clichés and tired debates” surrounding guns. With that, he kicks off … a “listening session” at the White House. When Trump convenes stakeholders and victims of gun violence today, the pressure will be building for action by a president who claims to like...

The Ban Plays On

GUNPROPLUS.COM February 21, 2018 – Does anyone even remember the 10-year Federal Assault Weapons Ban? It ran from 1994-2004 and made no measurable difference to crime at all. I’ve got an idea for another 10-year ban. One that will probably do a lot more to reduce gun violence—particularly high-profile mass shootings—than any “assault weapons” ban...

The Ban Plays On

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 — So many people are screaming about banning AR-15s because they are high-powered weapons of war that no one needs anyway. Does anyone even remember the 10-year Federal Assault Weapons Ban? It ran from 1994-2004 and made no measurable difference to crime at all. I’ve got an idea for another 10-year...

Nat’l – Opinion – AT ISSUE – How to win the gun debate: Stop talking about guns

THE WEEK.COM February 21, 2018 – Forget guns. It’s time for liberals to recast America’s mass killings as a crime problem. And it’s time to cast politicians who sit on their hands in the face of such massacres — Trump chief among them — as soft on crime.  [full article]

OH – Gun Control – Senate Democrats seek assault weapons ban, gun registration

IN THE WAKE OF THE SHOOTING DEATHS OF 17 STUDENTS AND TEACHERS AT A FLORIDA HIGH SCHOOL, A PAIR OF OHIO SENATE DEMOCRATS INTRODUCED A BILL TO BAN THE POSSESSION OF ASSAULT-STYLE RIFLES AND REQUIRE THE REGISTRATION OF GUN PURCHASES IN OHIO.

CA – Gun News – Anti-gun laws force cancellation of Revolutionary War reenactment in California

FOX NEWS February 20, 2018 – Revolutionary War reenactors are accustomed to not firing until they see the whites of their enemy’s eyes. But in California, they may soon need to learn not to fire at all. Park officials in Elk Grove, just south of Sacramento, have forced a historical society to abruptly cancel a...

NV – Opinion – Being a shooting victim doesn’t make you an expert on ending gun violence (VIDEO)

ANTI-GUN LAWS FORCE CANCELLATION OF REVOLUTIONARY WAR REENACTMENT IN CALIFORNIA. “THEY ACTUALLY ASKED US IF WE CAN USE WOODEN STICKS, AND CAN YOU SEE 12 MEN IN FULL REGALIA AND ANOTHER 12 CHARGING WITH WOODEN STICKS SAYING ‘BANG BANG!’? IT JUST DOESN’T HAVE THE SAME EFFECT,”

KY – Self-Protection – Kentucky Moves To Add Guns To Schools After School Shooting

IN THE WAKE OF THE TRAGEDY AT MARSHALL COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL IN BENTON, KENTUCKY'S REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR AND LEGISLATURE SAY THEY WON'T CONSIDER GUN ANY CONTROL PROPOSALS. RATHER, A MEASURE ALLOWING TEACHERS OR STAFF TO CARRY GUNS ON CAMPUS HAS GAINED TRACTION.

WI – Self-Protection – Wisconsin attorney general open to allowing guns in schools

WISCONSIN REPUBLICAN ATTORNEY GENERAL BRAD SCHIMEL ON TUESDAY SAID HE'S OPEN TO ALLOWING TEACHERS AND OTHERS TO BE ARMED IN SCHOOLS. REPUBLICAN ASSEMBLY SPEAKER ROBIN VOS SAID HE WOULD BE OPEN TO A DISCUSSION ABOUT ALLOWING GUNS IN SCHOOLS, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN A BILL WILL GET PASSED THIS YEAR.

DC – Politics – Fix NICS Act must pass to strengthen background check system for gun buyers

LATE LAST YEAR FIX NICS WAS MERGED WITH LEGISLATION ENHANCING CONCEALED CARRY RIGHTS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY. THAT COMBINATION IS NOT LIKELY TO PASS IN THE SENATE. HOWEVER, FIX NICS ON ITS OWN HAS BROAD BIPARTISAN SUPPORT IN THE SENATE, WITH BOTH SENATE MAJORITY LEADER MITCH MCCONNELL AND SENATE MINORITY LEADER CHUCK SCHUMER GETTING BEHIND THE BILL, WHICH IS VERY UNUSUAL THESE DAYS.

Nat’l – Retailers – Former Walmart US CEO: Gun regulation is the responsibility of the government, not retailers (VIDEO)

CNBC.COM February 20, 2018 – Former Walmart U.S. CEO Bill Simon said gun sales should be regulated by state and federal legislators, not by retailers. “[Gun violence] is a crisis and needs to be dealt with,” Simon said Tuesday on CNBC’s “Power Lunch. “Businesses can be part of the solution,” Simon said. But simply not selling...

VA – Politics – Gun Debate on Lockdown in Virginia

CONNECTION NEWSPAPER.COM February 20, 2018 – When lawmakers arrived in Richmond last month, Democrats were hopeful that they would be able to use their new numbers to gain some traction on the gun debate. Now that the session is half over and the nation is reeling from yet another mass shooting, little has been accomplished...

DC – Gun Control – Trump pushes ban on ‘bump stocks’ — devices that turn weapons into ‘machine guns’

CNBC.COM February 20, 2018 – President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he has recommended that “bump stocks” — devices that let semi-automatic weapons fire hundreds of rounds per minute — be banned. The proposed regulators would first have to be published in the Federal Register and be subject to public comment before they could be adopted.  [full...

MasterPiece Arms Introduces the MPA Micro Urban Tactical (MUT) Rifle

Designed for use when an ultra-compact platform with a minimal stored footprint is required. Comer, Ga. (February 2018) – MasterPiece Arms (MPA), manufacturers of the MPA BA Rifles and Chassis Systems, is pleased to introduce the MPA Micro Urban Tactical (MUT) 308BA Rifle. This purpose-driven rifle was designed to be used when an ultra-compact platform with...

DC – Courts – Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to California’s waiting period for gun purchases

USA TODAY February 20, 2018 – The Supreme Court refused Tuesday to hear a challenge to California’s 10-day waiting period for gun purchases, the second longest in the nation. Justice Clarence Thomas issued an angry, 14-page dissent in which he complained that lower courts have failed to give the Second Amendment “the respect due an...

SIG SAUER® Introduces New Varmint & Predator Elite Performance Ammunition

Newington, NH (February 20, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. introduces Varmint & Predator (V&P) Elite Performance Ammunition.   This new V&P line of ammunition features copper-jacketed, yellow-tipped projectiles designed for explosive expansion and match-grade accuracy.  Available in 40gr 223 Rem, 40gr 22-250 Rem and 55gr 243 Win cartridges, these Varmint & Predator rounds feature projectiles that...

TRACT Optics™ Announces New TORIC 30mm Long Range Riflescopes

HUMMELSTOWN, Penn. – February 21, 2018 – TRACT Optics has released two new 30mm First Focal Plane (FFP) long range riflescopes in its flagship TORIC line. These offerings feature precision components and give consumers a world-class 30mm scope suitable for competitive or hunting-specific extreme long range shooting. The TORIC 30mm scopes are initially available in...

Here’s what Congress might actually do on gun control

VOX.COM February 20, 2018 – There are two bills already in Congress that could get a vote. One is a proposed ban on “bump stocks,” which has gone nowhere in the Senate since it was introduced in October. Bump stocks are devices that essentially turn semiautomatic weapons into fully automatic weapons, allowing a shooter to fire off multiple rounds...

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