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NY – GUN CONTROL – Gun shops close amid Cuomo’s business restrictions during coronavirus outbreak

WITH GOV. ANDREW CUOMO SHUTTING DOWN NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES ON SUNDAY DUE TO GROWING COVID-19 CONCERNS, IT LEAVES PETE’S GUNS IN CARTHAGE NO CHOICE BUT TO TEMPORARILY CLOSE DOWN THE SHOP HE’S OWNED FOR 26 YEARS. OWNER PETER CRUMP SHUT THE DOORS OF HIS STATE STREET GUN SHOP AT 5 P.M. FRIDAY AFTER THE GOVERNOR IMPOSED FURTHER CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS ON BUSINESSES EARLIER IN THE DAY. “I’M DONE,” HE SAID. “I’M CLOSING RIGHT NOW.” HE DOESN’T KNOW WHEN HE’LL BE ABLE TO REOPEN. “IT LEAVES US HIGH AND DRY. WE DON’T KNOW WHERE WE STAND,” HE SAID.

NO – GUN CONTROL – Gun control measures won’t solve the coronavirus

Most leaders have an agenda. Now is not the time. New Orleans Mayor Latoya Cantrell is doing a great job protecting the city she runs from the spreading of the coronavirus. But she went too far when signing an emergency order last week giving her the power to suspend the sale and transporting of firearms. “The emergency authority is hereby empowered, if necessary, to suspend or limit the sale,…

IL – GUN CONTROL – Curfew, Gas and Gun Sales Bans Sought in Some Communities

MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS THROUGHOUT ILLINOIS ARE CONSIDERING MEASURES TO GRANT LOCAL LEADERS EMERGENCY POWERS TO BAN THE SALE OF THINGS SUCH AS GUNS, GASOLINE AND LIQUOR AS CONCERNS OVER THE SPREAD OF COVID-19 MOUNT.

CA – GUN CONTROL – CA governor orders statewide stay-at-home lockdown in response to COVID-19

CALIFORNIA GOV. GAVIN NEWSOM ON THURSDAY ORDERED THE STATE’S 40 MILLION RESIDENTS TO STAY AT HOME, RESTRICTING NON-ESSENTIAL MOVEMENTS TO CONTROL THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS THAT THREATENS TO OVERWHELM THE STATE’S MEDICAL SYSTEM. MEANWHILE, NOT EVERYONE WAS FOLLOWING ORDERS TO STAY HOME. IN A NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COUNTY WHERE OFFICIALS HAVE ORDERED RESIDENTS TO STAY HOME AND NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES TO CLOSE BECAUSE OF THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, A GUN SHOP IS REFUSING.

IL – GUN CONTROL – Ammunition, gun taxes not ‘prohibitive’

AN APPEALS COURT HAS UPHELD COOK COUNTY TAXES ON FIREARMS AND AMMUNITION. THE 1ST DISTRICT APPELLATE COURT HAS RULED A $25 FEE FOR GUN PURCHASES AND 5 AND 1-CENT SURCHARGES ON AMMO DO NOT VIOLATE THE FEDERAL OR STATE CONSTITUTION.

IL – GUN CONTROL – Illinois State Police get 19,000 background checks for gun purchases in five days

In the wake of a government-ordered shutdown of bars, restaurants and other businesses over concerns of spreading COVID-19, residents are likely experiencing delays buying guns as stores wait for state police to process background checks. Federal Firearms Licensees of Illinois Executive Director Todd Vandermyde said gun store owners tell him there’s a run on guns and ammunition. But he said he’s…

CA – GUN CONTROL – Fresno’s Emergency Declaration allows halt to gun sales, alcohol sales, other broad powers

THE CITY OF FRESNO HAS NOW DECLARED A "STATE OF EMERGENCY," AND DOING SO GRANTS THE CITY WIDE-RANGING POWERS UNDER ITS "EMERGENCY SERVICES ORDINANCE." FOX26 NEWS ASKED FOR AND GOT A COPY OF THE FULL ORDINANCE. AMONG OTHER THINGS, AFTER AN EMERGENCY DECLARATION, IT ALLOWS THE CITY TO SUSPEND THE SALE OF FIREARMS AND AMMO.

MD – GUN CONTROL – Maryland: Anti-Gun Lawmakers Shirk Constituents’ Well-Being in Favor of Gun Control

WHILE LAW-ABIDING CITIZENS ARE PREOCCUPIED WITH KEEPING THEMSELVES AND LOVED ONES HEALTHY, ANTI-GUN LEGISLATORS ADVANCED UNNECESSARY GUN CONTROL LEGISLATION, HOUSE BILL 4. INSTEAD OF USING THE TIME LEFT IN THE SHORTENED SESSION TO ASSURE THE WELL-BEING OF THEIR CONSTITUENTS, DELEGATES HID BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AND PASSED THE LONG GUN TRANSFER BAN WITHOUT PUBLIC INPUT.

NO – GUN CONTROL – New Orleans Mayor Issues Coronavirus Order Allowing Ban on Sale, Transportation of Firearms

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell (D) signed a coronavirus emergency order last week allowing her to ban the sale and transportation of firearms. She signed a follow-up proclamation on March 16, 2020, further emphasizing her emergency powers to “suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation, of alcoholic beverages. The declaration declaring the mayor’s power to restrict gun sales and transportation says she is “empowered, if necessary, to suspend or limit the sale…

IL – GUN CONTROL – Illinois mayor issues coronavirus emergency that gives her the power to ban the sale of guns, ammo, alcohol, and more

Deborah Frank Feinen, the mayor of Champaign, Illinois, issued a coronavirus-related emergency declaration Friday that could allow her office to ban the sale of guns, ammunition, and alcohol for a limited time. The emergency declaration reportedly gives Feinen’s office “extraordinary powers” and was made despite there being no confirmed coronavirus cases in central Illinois as of Thursday evening, according to a report by WAND-TV. According to the City of Champaign’s communications manager,…

NAT’L – GUN CONTROL – Biden and Beto Bumble Gun Policy

NOW THAT FORMER NEW YORK CITY MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG HAS EXITED THE DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IS PICKING UP THE MANTLE OF GUN-CONTROLLER IN CHIEF. BIDEN HAS RECEIVED ENDORSEMENTS FROM ALL THE USUAL SUSPECTS IN THE GUN CONTROL MOVEMENT INCLUDING FORMER CONGRESSWOMAN GABBY GIFFORDS AND EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY.

Lawsuit filed over Sandy Hook-inspired law limiting gun rounds

TIMES FREE PRESS.COM March 11, 2020 – Gun rights supporters are suing Connecticut officials over part of a 2013 state gun control law passed after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, saying it unconstitutionally bans people from loading more than 10 rounds of ammunition into their firearms.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court cites the Second Amendment right…

INT’L – GUN CONTROL – New Zealand gun reform stalled as Christchurch anniversary approaches

NEW ZEALAND WILL COMMEMORATE THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUES TERROR ATTACK WITHOUT A PROMISED SECOND TRANCHE OF GUN LAW REFORM IN PLACE. LEGISLATION TO ESTABLISH A NATIONAL FIREARMS REGISTER, NEW LICENSING REQUIREMENTS AND BULKED-UP PENALTIES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE HAS STALLED ON ITS WAY THROUGH PARLIAMENT. IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE 15 MARCH ATROCITY, THE PRIME MINISTER, JACINDA ARDERN, MOVED SWIFTLY TO PASS LAWS TO BAN SEMI-AUTOMATIC WEAPONS AND INTRODUCE A GUN BUYBACK SCHEME. HOWEVER, THE SECOND ROUND OF REFORM IS STUCK, FALLING SHORT OF THE IMPRESSIVE BIPARTISANSHIP THAT CARRIED THE FIRST ROUND OF CHANGES.

As Commerce Dept. Starts Regulating Some Gun Exports, Experts Worry It Doesn’t Have All the Info It Needs

PROPUBLICA.ORG March 10, 2020 – When a U.S. company wants to export firearms, the sale requires authorization from the federal government, and for decades the State Department has been responsible for issuing approvals for most types of weapons, once it has assessed any impact on national security or foreign policy.

Now, after years of debate, the Commerce Department is set…

INT’L – GUN CONTROL – In an election year, gun reform has become political in New Zealand and Jacinda Ardern is losing her support

IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CHRISTCHURCH MASSACRE IN 2019, THE NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT PLEDGED DRAMATIC GUN LAW CHANGES. A YEAR LATER, AMID AN ONGOING ELEVATED TERROR LEVEL, THE GOVERNMENT HAS QUIETLY DROPPED ITS PROMISES THE LAWS WILL PREVENT FUTURE MASS SHOOTINGS. IT HAS SHIFTED INSTEAD TO PLATITUDES ABOUT NEVER WANTING TO SEE REPEATS OF SUCH HORROR, AND VAGUE ASSURANCES ABOUT MAKING PEOPLE “FEEL SAFE.”

CT – GUN CONTROL – Gun rights group files lawsuit challenging ammo provision enacted after Sandy Hook

The Connecticut Citizens Defense League and other plaintiffs filed a lawsuit Tuesday that challenges part of An Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety, also known as Public Law 13-3. According to the CCDL, the plaintiffs are challenging “the prohibition on Connecticut residents that makes it illegal to load more than 10 rounds of ammunition into lawfully owned magazines that can hold more.” “This prohibition imposes an unconstitutional…

Tons of tourists are coming into New York City with loaded guns

NEW YORK POST March 7, 2020 – Flyers at local airports are bringing along more than their luggage and carry-ons. The Transportation Security Administration caught the most guns ever last year — and expects the number to only keep ticking up.

Just Thursday, Jets defensive lineman Quinnen Williams was arrested for gun possession  at LaGuardia Airport. Williams was stopped at the Delta ticket…

NAT’L – GUN CONTROL – Bloomberg’s Anti-gun Hypocrisy and Ignorance Abounded as His Campaign Floundered

Billionaire Mike Bloomberg may have dropped out of the presidential race, but it wasn’t before he took himself and the Fox News viewing audience on a wild spin aboard the Malarkey Express. Appearing at a March 2 Fox News town hall meeting in Manassas, Virginia, Bloomberg took questions from the voters in the audience. The questions included one from Clarke Chitty of Bristow, Virginia, who asked the candidate: “How…

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