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Poll: Sorry, Anti-Gunners, Your Base Of Support For Gun Control Is Being Chipped Away Again

TOWNHALL.COM October 19, 2018 – Wait—isn’t 60 percent a solid number showing support for stricter gun laws? Yes, but support is dropping and my guess, like what happened after Sandy Hook, is that support will continue to drop until they return to pre-Newtown levels: 47 percent. And that was with a Democratic president at the helm. Sandy Hook was a tragic shooting that shook the nation, as did the February…

TSA’s ‘Don’t Lose Your Booze’ airport security campaign also could be ‘Keep Your Gun’

MIAMI HERALD.COM October 19, 2018 – TSA’s slogan “Don’t Lose Your Booze” probably addresses the most travelers who need to learn what they can and can’t bring on a plane. But “Keep Your Guns” also could be used, both nationally and in Florida. As of Thursday, 3,503 firearms had been seized at airport security checkpoints nationwide, a pace that would put the year end total over 4,300. That would…

Nat’l – Gun Control – Poll: Support for Gun Control Drops Ahead of Midterm Elections

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON October 18, 2018 – A new poll released on Wednesday shows support for new gun-control laws dropped significantly over the last seven months. The Gallup poll of 1,019 adults, conducted between Oct. 1 and 10, found 61 percent of respondents support making gun laws stricter. That’s down 6 points from when Gallup asked the same question between March 1 and 8. At the same time support for…

PA – Gun Control – Gun Control Groups At Odds In Bucks Co. Race For Congress

PATCH.COM October 18, 2018 – Gun control groups have conflicting endorsements in the race for congress in Bucks County, and it’s causing a rift in some organizations. But even gun control advocates can’t agree on which candidate to support, and in some groups it is causing a rift between leadership at the national level and the local volunteers, sources say. 

TSA goes for guns and money

WASHINGTON POST (Subscription) October 18, 2018 – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) levied civil penalties of approximately $1.45 million against travelers who violated firearms regulations at airports around the country last year, records show. The TSA declined to identify those violators in the FOIA records, citing privacy restrictions. The highly redacted data does not even include individual case numbers because the TSA considers those private, too. 

TX – Gun Control – Vietnam War hero from Plano gets 7 years in prison for decades-old rifle purchase

DALLAS MORNING NEWS October 18, 2018 – According to his lawyer, when gun collector Alfred Pick first laid eyes on the rare rifle, it reminded him of the weapon he’d carried as an Army lieutenant. Now, the decades-old purchase from a Fort Worth gun show is sending the 70-year-old Plano man to prison, KDFW-TV (CBS11) reported. A federal judge recently slapped Pick, a decorated Vietnam vet, with a seven-year sentence…

Int’l – Gun Control – Looks like you can kiss your gun goodbye…

THE CITIZEN.CO.ZA (South Africa) October 18, 2018 – Self-defence, the protection of another person or the protection of property will no longer be valid reasons for owning a firearm, and guns will have to be handed in. A 2017 version of the draft Firearms Control Act is floating around the halls of the safety and security ministry and, if passed, will make life a lot harder for those wanting…

Groups To Sue Department Of Education For Information On Issue Of Arming Teachers

HUFFINGTON POST.COM October 17, 2018 – “The information sought by Plaintiffs’ FOIA requests, which will shed light on whether lobbyists associated with the firearms industry or gun-lobby groups including the National Rifle Association were involved in the Department’s decision and reveal communications between the Department and states or local school districts and within the Department concerning the use of these funds to arm teachers, is plainly of great public…

FL – Gun Control – Support for stricter gun laws dips months after Parkland: poll

MSN.COM October 17, 2018 – The number of Americans who support stricter gun laws has slipped in the months since a deadly shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., according to a new poll. In a new poll published by Gallup on Wednesday, 61 percent of those surveyed said they support stricter laws on gun sales. That number is down 7 percent from a March poll, taken just…

Nat’l – Gun Control – Researcher Discovers Way to Trace 3D-Printed Guns—With a Few Caveats

POPULAR MECHANICS.COM October 15, 2018 – Of the numerous risks posed by 3D-printed guns, a prominent fear is that they will give potential criminals easy access to untraceable firearms, leaving law enforcement with little recourse when trying to track the illicit firearms. Guns assembled from digital files come without traditional safeguards like serial numbers (just like perfectly legal home-built firearms), but a researcher from the University of Buffalo claims to have developed…

CA – Gun Control – The Left Doesn’t Just Want To Take Your Guns, But Also Your Ammo

THE FEDERALIST.COM October 15, 2018 – One of Ted Cruz’s interns was arrested in September for the unspeakable act of leaving a shotgun shell in his vehicle. In most of the country, some shell casings in the trunk would be no big deal. In D.C., however, unless you have a permit for a firearm connected to that particular type of ammunition, you can be arrested for mere possession of it. This…

Gun Control’s New Front: Ammunition

AMERICA’S 1st FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) October 15, 2018 – Ammunition control is the new front in gun control. Well, OK, not new exactly, as legislators and activists opposed to American freedom in states such as California, Illinois and Massachusetts have long tried with some unfortunate success to tax, ban and strictly regulate the sale of ammunition. But new in that this has become a very active line of attack on…

CO – Gun Control – There’s Nothing Grassroots About Bloomberg-backed Gun Control

NRA-ILA.ORG (NRA) October 10, 2018 – In 2014, Washingtonians passed Initiative 594. Advertised as requiring background checks on all gun sales, in fact, I-594 criminalized even routine and temporary private firearms transfers. The chief organizational backers of I-594 were the Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund for I-594 and the Washington Alliance for Gun Responsibility (WAGR). Everytown is a front group for billionaire gun control financier Michael Bloomberg.   

CA – Gun Control – Gun control advocates sue US for DOJ communications with NRA

BAKERSFIELD.COM ( Via Bloomberg News) October 9, 2018 – Gun control advocates on Tuesday sued the U.S. to make it release communications with the firearms lobby, including remarks on a memo by a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives official suggesting some regulations be eased. The Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence and the Democracy Forward Foundation seek to compel the Justice Department and the ATF to…

The CDC Is Publishing Unreliable Data On Gun Injuries. People Are Using It Anyway.

FIVETHIRTYEIGHT.COM October 4, 2018 – For journalists, researchers and the general public, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention serves as an authoritative source of information about Americans’ health, including estimates of how many people are killed or injured by guns. The agency’s most recent figures include a worrying uptick: Between 2015 and 2016, the number of Americans nonfatally injured by a firearm jumped by 37 percent, rising from…

Nat’l – Gun Control – Voice of America: Democrats Can Win by Running on Gun Control

BREITBART.COM October 3, 2018 – With the midterms fast approaching Voice of America (VoA) notes Democrats are running on gun control and suggests this may be a winning strategy. According to VoA, gun control used to be a topic Democrats avoided “for fear of alienating voters in conservative districts.” But Democrats hoping to benefit from high profile gun control campaigns by student activists, celebrities, and the gun control lobby, are openly…

NJ – Gun Control – N.J.’s ban on large magazines is constitutional, court rules. Gun groups vow to appeal.

NJ.COM October 2, 2018 – A federal court has dealt a blow to gun rights groups by ruling Gov. Phil Murphy’s ban on 15-round magazines doesn’t violate the Constitution. The group that challenged the 10-round magazine limit on firearms in the state already filed their appeal Monday night and vowed to fight the law to the Supreme Court. 

DC – Gun Control – Trump says close to finalizing effective ban on gun bump stocks

REUTERS.COM October 1, 2018 – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday his administration is just a few weeks away from finalizing a regulation that would ban so-called bump stocks, devices that allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns. “We’re knocking out bump stocks,” Trump said at a White House news conference. “We’re in the final two or three weeks, and I’ll be able to write out bump…

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