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ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT A SHOOTING CLUB ON RIO DE JANEIRO’S OUTSKIRTS, 58-YEAR-OLD COURT OFFICER MÁRCIO MONTEIRO TAKES AIM AT A PAPER TARGET. HE AND FOUR OTHERS HAVE JUST LEARNED HOW TO LOAD AND FIRE A .38-CALIBER REVOLVER FOR THE FIRST TIME AS PART OF A SHOOTING SAFETY AND BASICS CLASS, A REQUIREMENT IN BRAZIL BEFORE PURCHASING A GUN. SEE STORY.IN A 2/14/19 ARTICLE BY JULIA MANCHESTER POSTED ON THE HILL.COM, THE REPORTER SAYS THAT "THE GIFFORDS LAW CENTER, A GUN CONTROL ADVOCACY GROUP, FOUND IN A POLL ONE MONTH AFTER THE PARKLAND SHOOTING LAST YEAR THAT 69 PERCENT OF NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS EXPRESSED SUPPORT" FOR GUN CONTROL. THE NRA SAYS, WE CALL BS.A PAIR OF HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS IS ASKING THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION TO ANSWER QUESTIONS RELATED TO POTENTIAL TIES TO RUSSIA, INCLUDING ON THE GUN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION'S FINANCES, A 2015 TRIP TO MOSCOW ATTENDED BY NRA BACKERS AND WHETHER NRA OFFICIALS COMMUNICATED WITH RUSSIAN-LINKED INDIVIDUALS ABOUT ATTEMPTS TO INTERFERE IN THE 2016 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ACKNOWLEDGE IT WRONGLY ISSUED A GUN LICENSE TO AURORA SHOOTER. IN A DETAILED STATEMENT THE AGENCY ALSO SUGGESTED THAT THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT MAY HAVE FAILED TO DO ITS PART TO ENSURE THE MAN NO LONGER OWNED A WEAPON.MASSACHUSETTS' RED FLAG GUN LAW: SAVING LIVES OR THREATENING CIVIL RIGHTS? JIM WALLACE IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MASSACHUSETTS GUN OWNERS' GROUP AFFILIATED WITH THE NRA.  HE BELIEVES THE LAW IS FLAWED BECAUSE IT DOESN'T PROVIDE ANY MENTAL HEALTH CARE OR WELLBEING CHECKS FOR PEOPLE AFTER THEIR WEAPONS ARE CONFISCATED. 

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Falling through cracks: Gun control won’t work unless laws are enforced

 

POST-GAZETTE.COM February 19, 2019 – While each mass shooting renews calls for more gun control, Friday’s tragedy in Aurora, Ill., focuses attention once again on the importance of enforcing laws already on the books and ensuring that government at all levels commits itself to rigorous enforcement of any new measures signed into law.

No amount of gun-control legislation — not even a…

CA – OPINION – Los Angeles Demanding That City Contractors Disclose Ties to the NRA

But the new ordinance violates the First Amendment, because it tends to deter (and deliberately so) association with an advocacy group. 

 

High School Shooting In Kansas City: Mayor Blames Guns, Embraces Thug Culture Of Rap

AMERICAN THINKER.COM | By Midcontinent Maven | February 15, 2019

Minutes after she and another “teenage female” had “an argument” and were escorted out of a high school basketball game, a teenage girl (now identified as “An’Janique Wright”) was shot and killed in the school’s parking lot.

The high school is Kansas City, Missouri’s “Central Academy of Excellence.” It’s been called that…

FL – OPINION – A Year After Parkland, Broward’s Village Idiots Still Aren’t Doing Much To Help

I live nine miles from Parkland, Florida. Weeks after Nikolas Cruz murdered 14 students and three staffers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, I argued that Cruz was the byproduct of “it takes a village” guaranteed-to-fail Democrat outcomes. 

The Muddy Waters of the Supreme Court’s Next Gun Decision

 

TOWNHALL.COM FEBRUARY 13, 2019 – When it comes to the Second Amendment, the Supreme Court moves with the all the dispatch of a giant tortoise; slow, plodding and deliberate.

After all, it took the High Court 217 years from the time the Second Amendment was ratified in 1791 to finally figure out in 2008 that its guarantee of a “right to keep and…

NAT’L – OPINION – Ruger P94: The Most Underrated Gun to Ever Fire a Shot?

During the 1980s, an invasion of European nine-millimeter handguns washed over the United States, achieving swift victories in the American handgun market and capturing large market shares. One of the first American counterattacks against this invading force was the Ruger P-series semiautomatic handgun. 

CT – OPINION – Shoot Down A 50 Percent Tax Increase On Ammunition

Legislating a 50 percent tax on ammunition to decrease gun deaths in America is like forcing McDonald’s to double the price of a Whopper to prevent obesity. 

FL – OPINION – Arming Teachers Is Sad But Necessary

Almost a year later, the uncomfortable thought of letting teachers carry guns makes more sense by the day. 

NAT’L – OPINION – The Racist Influence on Gun Control Laws

How do you stop a lynch mob? With a Winchester repeating rifle. That was the advice of Ida B. Wells, the great journalist who led the fight against lynching. To frustrate her work, a new form of gun control was introduced. 

NY – OPINION – AT ISSUE: NRA Spent Record Amount Lobbying Congress, With Little to Show (VIDEO)

The group spent a record $9.6 million lobbying lawmakers and federal agencies over the last two years, federal disclosures show, up from $5.9 million the previous two years. 

NAT’L – OPINION – Justices Put Gun Limits in the Cross Hairs

An obscure New York City gun case could tempt the justices to make broad pronouncements about a right they haven’t addressed in a decade. 

The High Stakes of NYC’s U.S. Supreme Court Gun Control Case

 

CITY AND STATE NY.COM  January 30, 2019 – On Jan. 22, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear its major first case dealing with gun rights since 2010, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York.

The outcome of the case will not have a huge impact on either public safety or the rights of gun owners in New York….

NAT’L – OPINION -Sorry GunBroker, FreedomCoin isn’t the Token Your Gun-Toting Bitcoin Users are Looking For

Yesterday, much like any other day, I received dozens of press releases from blockchain companies and crypto public relations firms, the bulk of which were anything but newsworthy. However, given my personal interest in hunting and shooting sports, one immediately piqued my interest: GunBroker will start accepting cryptocurrency payments.

NAT’L – OPINION – I Spoke With Gun Manufacturers From Across America. Their Optimism Is Waning.

Two years ago at the annual SHOT Show, Second Amendment supporters felt optimism that the first year of the Trump administration would bring good things to firearm makers, sellers, and users. This year, there was a lot less optimism. 

NAT’L – OPINION – Back To Legislating Basics: GOP Senators Try To Ease Regulations On Firearms Suppressors

While the twists and turns of the border wall-induced government shutdown fight captured the headlines in Washington last week, some Republican senators quietly released a bill on a key Second Amendment issue — easing access to suppressors. 

KS – OPINION – KU Study: Americans Overestimate Number Of Gun Owners, Which Could Have Political Ramifications

When it comes to guns, Americans tend to overestimate just how many people actually own them. 

NY – Opinion – Will the Supreme Court Use a New York City Regulation to Strike Down Gun Laws?

The Justices agree to hear another Second Amendment case, this time with Brett Kavanaugh on board. 

MI – OPINION – Gun industry ‘slump’ just more bias from AP

The Alpena News Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 issue on Page 3A contained an article titled “Political shifts, sales slump cast shadow over gun industry,” by Lisa Marie Pane of the Associated Press. 

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BREAKING :
ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT A SHOOTING CLUB ON RIO DE JANEIRO’S OUTSKIRTS, 58-YEAR-OLD COURT OFFICER MÁRCIO MONTEIRO TAKES AIM AT A PAPER TARGET. HE AND FOUR OTHERS HAVE JUST LEARNED HOW TO LOAD AND FIRE A .38-CALIBER REVOLVER FOR THE FIRST TIME AS PART OF A SHOOTING SAFETY AND BASICS CLASS, A REQUIREMENT IN BRAZIL BEFORE PURCHASING A GUN. SEE STORY.IN A 2/14/19 ARTICLE BY JULIA MANCHESTER POSTED ON THE HILL.COM, THE REPORTER SAYS THAT "THE GIFFORDS LAW CENTER, A GUN CONTROL ADVOCACY GROUP, FOUND IN A POLL ONE MONTH AFTER THE PARKLAND SHOOTING LAST YEAR THAT 69 PERCENT OF NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS EXPRESSED SUPPORT" FOR GUN CONTROL. THE NRA SAYS, WE CALL BS.A PAIR OF HOUSE DEMOCRATIC LAWMAKERS IS ASKING THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION TO ANSWER QUESTIONS RELATED TO POTENTIAL TIES TO RUSSIA, INCLUDING ON THE GUN RIGHTS ORGANIZATION'S FINANCES, A 2015 TRIP TO MOSCOW ATTENDED BY NRA BACKERS AND WHETHER NRA OFFICIALS COMMUNICATED WITH RUSSIAN-LINKED INDIVIDUALS ABOUT ATTEMPTS TO INTERFERE IN THE 2016 US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ACKNOWLEDGE IT WRONGLY ISSUED A GUN LICENSE TO AURORA SHOOTER. IN A DETAILED STATEMENT THE AGENCY ALSO SUGGESTED THAT THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT MAY HAVE FAILED TO DO ITS PART TO ENSURE THE MAN NO LONGER OWNED A WEAPON.MASSACHUSETTS' RED FLAG GUN LAW: SAVING LIVES OR THREATENING CIVIL RIGHTS? JIM WALLACE IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MASSACHUSETTS GUN OWNERS' GROUP AFFILIATED WITH THE NRA.  HE BELIEVES THE LAW IS FLAWED BECAUSE IT DOESN'T PROVIDE ANY MENTAL HEALTH CARE OR WELLBEING CHECKS FOR PEOPLE AFTER THEIR WEAPONS ARE CONFISCATED.