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VA – Gun Control – With recent gun bust renewing calls for ‘one-gun-a-month’ limit, a look at how effective the repealed law was

RICHMOND TIMES DISPATCH March 19, 2017 – The shutdown of a gun ring supplied with more than 200 guns bought in Virginia for resale in New York City has reinvigorated calls for a state law that limits handgun purchases to one per month. Proponents wanting to restore a so-called “one-gun-a-month” measure in Virginia say it would stifle the flow of guns from the state to crime scenes elsewhere, and…

VA – Gun Control – Opposition To Restoring Veteran’s Second Amendment Rights Intensifies

AMERICA’S FIRST FREEDOM (NRA) March 17, 2017 – Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly’s gun control group, the so-called Americans for Responsible Solutions, has been attempting to solicit support for the VA’s gun ban in a strange place—among members of the military. Veterans Coalition for Common Sense (VCCS) asks lawmakers to oppose House Committee on Veteran Affairs chairman Phil Roe’s (R-Tenn.) Veterans 2nd Amendment Protection Act, designed to repeal the gun ban…

WA – Gun Control – Seattle refuses to release gun tax revenue (VIDEO)

KING5.COM March 16, 2017 – The City of Seattle continues to refuse to disclose how much money it’s making from the gun and ammunition tax. The City passed legislation in 2015 to charge gun shops $25 for every gun sale and a nickel for every round of ammunition, projecting that it would raise up to $500,000 a year for gun violence prevention programs.  It went into effect in January 2016. …

NM – Gun Control – Panel rejects expanded background checks

NEW MEXICO POLITICAL REPORT.COM March 13, 2017 – A legislative committee on Monday effectively killed a bill to expand background checks for gun purchases — an issue that drew large crowds to the Capitol. The committee’s action was a blow to gun-control groups such as New Mexicans to Prevent Gun Violence and the New York-based Everytown for Gun Safety. The lobbyist for Everytown, which is chaired by media mogul and former…

Gun Background Check Change Could Put Weapons in Fugitives’ Hands

THE TRACE.COM March 13, 2017 – The Federal Bureau of Investigation has removed more than 500,000 records identifying people with outstanding criminal arrest warrants from a database of prohibited gun purchasers, following a Department of Justice ruling last month that sought to settle an interagency dispute over who qualifies as a “fugitive.” The records were deleted from the National Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Index, a point-of-sale instant-check database that includes…

Nat’l – Gun Control – Democrats Introduce Bill Requiring Background Checks for Guns Built at Home

BREITBART.COM March 8, 2017 – Democrat Representatives Brad Schneider (D-IL-10) and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13) are pushing legislation to require law-abiding citizens to pass a background check before assembling a gun from a parts kit at home. Note–it is 100 percent legal for a law-abiding citizen to assemble such a gun and assembling an AR-15 from a parts kit and an 80 percent complete lower receiver is very popular in states…

Lawmaker wants to limit Californians to buying no more than one gun a month

LOS ANGELES TIMES March 7, 2017 – Alarmed by the amount of gun violence and the activity of straw firearms purchasers, one state lawmaker has revived a proposal to prohibit Californians from buying more than one gun a month. Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada-Flintridge) said his measure would close a loophole by including long guns in a monthly buying limit that currently only applies to handguns. He noted that…

A warning, a gun sale and tragic consequences

WASHINGTON POST March 6, 2017 – She called the police. Then ATF. After that, the FBI. Janet Delana was desperate to stop her mentally ill adult daughter from buying another handgun. Finally, Delana called the gun shop a few miles from her home, the one that had sold her daughter a black Hi-Point pistol a month earlier when her last disability check had arrived. The next check was coming….

PA – Gun Control – Gun bills restricting local ordinances in General Assembly again

THE INTELLIGENCER.COM March 6, 2017 – Two bills that critics have said could land local governments in court defending gun control measures are being reintroduced in the 2017 state General Assembly. House Bill 671 and Senate Bill 5 each include language from previous bills that would allow “a membership organization” to sue a municipality over gun control measures believed to supersede state regulations.   

The debate of guns on campus continues (VIDEO)

KERN (COUNTY) GOLDEN EMPIRE KGET7-TV From the Archives – BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The debate over guns on school campuses continues as community members organize a grassroots effort hoping to overturn polices surrounding CCW permits within the Kern High School District. The Dolores Huerta Foundation and other community activists have collected more than 2,000 signatures on a petition they plan to present tonight at the K.H.S.D. Board of Trustees meeting….

CA – Gun Control – LA Times Opinion: Mexican Criminal Groups Arm Themselves at U.S. Flea Markets

BREITBART.COM March 2, 2017 – A March 2 Los Angeles Times opinion column suggests Mexican criminal groups can arm themselves at U.S. gun shows and flea markets and calls for President Trump to fix this by instituting more gun control on Americans. The column also suggests Mexico could build a wall between itself and the United States in order to keep U.S. guns from ending up in the hands of…

Maryland’s AR Gun Ban Looking More Like California’s ‘Gunmaggedon’

GUNPROPLUS.COM February 22, 2017 – A federal appeals court for the 4th District in Richmond, VA ruled Tuesday that the Maryland ban on military-styled rifles with removable high capacity magazines is not protected by the Second Amendment. The 10-4 ruling by a full district panel overturned an earlier three-member ruling on semi-auto ARs that called into question the provision in the 2008 Heller ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that…

Appeals court upholds Maryland ban on semiautomatic, military style guns

WASHINGTON POST February 21, 2017 – A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld Maryland’s ban on semiautomatic guns with certain military-style features that the state passed after the 2012 mass shooting at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school. The 10-to-4 ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit vacates an earlier three-judge panel decision that cast doubt on the constitutionality of the ban that is similar to…

FL – Gun Control – Gun Control Poll Says Most Floridians Oppose Open Carry, But Pro-Gun Groups Disagree

SUNSHINE STATE NEWS February 21, 2017 – A group of parents and activists opposed to a broad array of gun laws moving their way through the Florida Legislature say they’re part of the majority of Floridians who oppose open carry in Florida, and they’ve got a poll to prove it — but pro-gun groups vehemently disagree. On Tuesday, gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety and the Florida Chapter of…

NM – Gun Control – Gun Reformers Try to Engineer a Win in New Mexico

THE TRACE.COM February 20, 2017 – After an election that put Republicans in control of more state legislatures than at any time in party history, legislative opportunities for groups that support stricter firearm regulations are limited. The exception is likely New Mexico: an arid state that may prove an oasis for the gun reform movement, offering it the best chance for a substantive win in 2017. The state legislature is…

MA – Gun Control – Massachusetts Tries Gun Control The Old-Fashioned Way: Higher Taxes

DAILY CALLER.COM February 20, 2017 – Not only would the bill impose a 4.75 percent surcharge “on sales at retail of all ammunition, rifles, shotguns, firearms or parts thereof” on top of the licensing fees, the state’s 6.25 percent sales tax and the 11 percent federal excise tax; it would also require virtually all firearm sales to take place through a licensed dealer, with an additional charge for private…

NV – Gun Control – Question 1: Gun background checks in limbo (VIDEO)

KLAS LAS VEGAS NOW.COM February 15, 2017 – The longer the new “gun background check law” remains in limbo, the more it causes confusion to people throughout the country and the valley. In December, the Nevada Attorney General’s Office announced it was not going to enforce the new law.  The decision comes after the state’s Department of Public Safety received a letter from the FBI saying the federal agency…

IN – Gun Control – Law Enforcement Says Bill Allowing Handguns to be Pawned Could Be A Good Thing (VIDEO)

WEHT7ABC.COM February 15, 2017 – Hoosiers are allowed to pawn shotguns and rifles, but it’s currently a crime to use a handgun as collateral. A proposed law in Indiana that recently passed through the Indiana Senate could change that. Something pawn shops and local law enforcement are saying is a good thing. Long guns, shotguns, and rifles. These are firearms Hoosiers are allowed to legally pawn. Handguns…currently a misdemeanor for anyone who…

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