Gun Control Archive

Kamala Harris: Private Ownership of ‘Assault Weapons’ Must End

BREITBART.COM August 15, 2017 – Sen. Kamala Harris (D), former attorney general of California, says it is “long past time” to end private ownership of “assault weapons.” Harris made clear that her desire is to renew the federal “assault weapons” ban that was in place from 1994 to 2004. No proof exists that the federal “assault weapons” ban kept anyone safe. The New York Times reported that the ban was an outgrowth of Democrats’ desire…

WA – Gun Control – Court Forces Seattle To Reveal Major ‘Gun Tax’ Shortfall

PR NEWSWIRE.COM August 15, 2017 – Acting in accordance with the order of a King County Superior Court judge, the City of Seattle on Monday afternoon revealed what had been suspected for more than a year, that its revenue from a so-called “gun violence tax” was far below projections when the tax was hastily adopted in 2015, the Second Amendment Foundation has learned. According to court-ordered data provided to the senior…

OH – Gun Control – Poll Shocker: “Overwhelming” Support for More Background Checks is Actually Rather Underwhelming

BUCKEYE FIREARMS ASSOCIATION.ORG August 15, 2017 – Lacking evidence that gun control restrictions reduce crime or enhance public safety, proponents of such measures seek to justify them by misleading messages, mis-citing statistics, or pointing to a “groundswell” of popular support, alleging that an overwhelming majority of the general public/gun owners/NRA members/Green Party voters support whatever new restriction it is that’s being proposed. One such “faux-tistic” is the claim that 40 percent of firearms sales occur without…

Int’l – Gun Control – Gun control advocates warn ‘chain reaction’ eroding Howard’s gun laws

ABC.NET.AU August 11, 2017 – John Howard’s gun laws are collapsing, gun control advocates say, as they compile a stock take on states and territories’ compliance with the National Firearms Agreement. The main outcome of that review was tougher restrictions on lever-action shotguns, after an uproar about the arrival of a new weapon, the Turkish-made Adler A110. Shooters were outraged at the ban, believing there was no new technology…

WA – Gun Control – Washington state Supreme Court rules in favor of Seattle’s gun tax

SEATTLE TIMES.COM August 10, 2017 – The Washington state Supreme Court has upheld Seattle’s tax on gun and ammunition sales, according to an opinion issued Thursday morning. The justices ruled 8-1 to affirm a previous decision by King County Superior Court, which sided with the city against opponents, including the National Rifle Association. The city has been imposing the tax of $25 per firearm and 2 or 5 cents per round of…

NY – Gun Control – John Stossel Interviews Gun Owners Arrested for Traveling in New York (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON August 8, 2017 – Because of New York’s strict gun laws, many otherwise law-abiding gun owners have been arrested and charged for traveling in the state with their guns or gun accessories. Reason TV’s John Stossel sat down with several of those who’d been caught up in the system and the district attorney who prosecutes such cases in a video released Tuesday. “Most every week New…

Int’l – Gun Control – Thousands of guns handed over in Australia amnesty

CHANNEL NEWS ASIA.COM August 8, 2017 – SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA -: More than 6,000 guns have been surrendered in Australia’s most populous state in just one month, police said Tuesday (Aug 8), after fears of terrorism and an influx of illegal firearms sparked a national amnesty. The government said in June it believed there were as many as 260,000 illicit weapons on the streets, and with the threat of extremist…

NY – Gun Control – New York Confiscates Innocent Veteran’s Firearms

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON August 8, 2017 – A 70-year-old New York veteran spent months fighting to get his guns back after being wrongfully targeted for confiscation after a bureaucratic screw-up labeled him mentally ill. Don Hall, who served in Vietnam, said police showed up at his house late one night with an order to take his guns. When he told police he hadn’t ever had any mental issues, they…

VA – Gun Control – The Foolishness That Was New Jersey’s Gun “Buyback”

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) August 7, 2017 – On Thursday, New Jersey Attorney General Christopher Porrino bragged that the state had taken in nearly 5,000 firearms in its recent “buyback,” and proclaimed residents to be safer as a result. “Take every gun that can fire a bullet and hurt or kill someone for $100, $120, $200, we’ll spend that every day of the week,” Porrino told news12.com. “It’s money…

DC – Gun Control –  Smart-gun advocates: Don’t worry about hacked firearms

CNET.COM August 5, 2017 – Even after a hacker at Defcon showed that smart guns aren’t all that smart, advocates for new firearm technology aren’t worried. At the Smart Gun Symposium in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, supporters discussed how upgrading firearms with gun-locking features like fingerprint scanners and radio-frequency identification tags could help protect police and prevent shootings. They also dismissed concerns that hackers could find ways to trick…

Concealed-handgun carry bill triggers pushback from coastal mayors, police chiefs

FOX NEWS August 2, 2017 – Mayors and police in states like New York and California, which have relatively restrictive guns laws, are organizing against making concealed-handgun carry permits in one state valid in all states. Earlier this year, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, and Rep. Richard Hudson, R-N.C., introduced the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which would allow individuals with concealed-carry privileges in their state of residence…

MI – Gun Control – Michigan Couples Sue Over State’s Attempt to Disarm Adoptive and Foster Parents

NRA-ILA.ORG August 2, 2017 – Most media savvy gun control advocates try to insist that nobody wants to ban guns in America and that anybody who says otherwise is either paranoid or guilty of fear-mongering. According to a lawsuit filed in a Michigan federal court, however, anti-gun bureaucrats at the state’s Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are subjecting gun-owing adoptive and foster parents to a stark choice: their…

Anti-Gun Activists Lead a Couple to Ruin

NATIONAL REVIEW.COM August 2, 2017 – The Brady Campaign told an Aurora shooting victim’s parents to file a hopeless suit against a gun dealer. The result was bankruptcy. In 2012, Jessica Ghawi was murdered by James Holmes during a showing of The Dark Knight. She was one of twelve victims who died that day. In the aftermath, Ghawi’s mother, Sandy (Phillips), filed a lawsuit against Lucky Gunner, the business…

DC – Gun Control – Seattle Spent More Defending Gun-Tax Lawsuit Than It Collected in Revenue From Tax, Gun Group Claims

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON.COM August 2, 2017 – The city of Seattle spent more to defend a lawsuit against its gun tax than it gathered in revenue from the tax, a gun-rights group claimed on Friday. King County Superior Court Judge Lori K. Smith ruled in favor of the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) on Friday in a Public Records Act suit over Seattle’s refusal to disclose the exact amount of…

NY – Gun Control – Gov. Cuomo Threatens To Sue If Pro-Gun Legislation That Overrides NY’s SAFE Act Passes

THE DAILY CALLER.COM August 2, 2017 – New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo threatened to file a lawsuit Tuesday if Congress passes pro-Second Amendment legislation that would roll back the state’s major 2013 gun control law known as the SAFE Act. “If they try to overrule the State of New York we will sue because this state has rights too,” Cuomo told reporters. “And especially with this federal government, it is…

OH – Gun Control – Arrest of Mayor Frank Jackson’s grandson exposes impotence of Cleveland gun control laws

BUCKEYE FIREARMS ASSOCIATION.ORG July 31, 2017 – The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported recently that the grandson of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson has been indicted on two felony weapons-related charges. What Plain Dealer journalist Cory Shaffer didn’t bother to note is that Major Jackson is a long-time gun control extremist. The article also failed to mention that Jackson’s grandson is not being charged with violating any of his grandfather’s impotent local gun control laws.  [full…

Bloomberg Viewing California As The Template For National Gun Control

GUNPROPLUS.COM July 25, 2017 – Michael Bloomberg is hoping to convince the GOP that local control is better than national, i.e., federal, control. Translated into gun control-speak, he’s tired of losing the national battle over gun rights with the NRA. The failure of Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns in cities across America was unable to stop gun trafficking from southern to northern states. He then founded Everytown For Gun Safety and…

NAT’L – Gun Control – BLOOMBERG VIEW: Republicans Should Allow Cities To Exercise Local Control

BLOOMBERG.COM July 25, 2017 – “Government closest to the people,” House Speaker Paul Ryan has said, “governs best.” He’s right — and he might want to remind his fellow Republicans of the principle. Republican-led state legislatures are increasingly pre-empting local governments from taking action on a wide variety of issues. Often pushed by representatives of rural areas, these laws are blocking local innovation, infringing on the rights of urban constituencies…

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