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Nat’l – Gun Rights – Majority in U.S. Now Oppose Ban on Assault Rifles

GALLUP.COM October 19, 2018 – Americans’ support for a ban on semi-automatic guns in the U.S. has dropped eight percentage points from a year ago, when opinions were more evenly divided after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Last year’s measure was unusually high for the trend over the past several years; the current 40% is back to within a few points of where it was between 2011 and…

Int’l – Gun Rights – Brazil’s Congress Gears Up to Deliver on Bolsonaro’s Gun Promise

BLOOMBERG.COM October 19, 2018 – With former Army Captain Jair Bolsonaro on the cusp of winning Brazil’s presidency, his allies in Congress plan to deliver on his campaign promise to ease the country’s restrictive gun laws as early as this year. Gun ownership is one of the flagship campaign pledges of the former paratrooper, who regularly greets his fans by cocking his hands in a gun-shaped salute. Way ahead…

FL – Gun Rights – They’re coming to Miami Beach with guns and rifles, and they will be welcomed, police chief says

MIAMI HERALD.COM October 19, 2018 – A group of gun enthusiasts, who created a ruckus when they showed up on the South Beach pier in June with handguns and rifles, plan another well-armed visit Saturday — but this time, Miami Beach police say they’ll be ready and accommodating. Four months ago, when six members of Open Carry showed up at the pier on the south end of Miami Beach,…

VA – Gun Rights – Glocks and Nazi memorabilia: I’d get in trouble at home for what I saw at a US gun show

USA TODAY.COM October 18, 2018 – Before I came to the United States from my native Austria, the only real gun I had ever seen was a pistol belonging to a friend who is a policeman in Germany. I remember touching the Walter PPK pistol in 2014, but it felt weird so I gave it back to him. Four years later, I was in Chantilly, Virginia, visiting my first…

WA – Gun Rights – Patriot Prayer, fresh off wild street brawl, to talk guns at Vancouver colleges

OREGON LIVE.COM – October 17, 2018 – Fresh off another violent street brawl in Portland, Patriot Prayer is planning a pair of college campus visits to talk about guns — but now is turning its attention to its home turf of Clark County. Members of the right-wing group plan to be at Clark College on Oct. 22 and Washington State University Vancouver the next day to protest a state ballot initiative that would raise the minimum…

WA – Gun Rights – SW Washington students move to boycott class ahead of Patriot Prayer visit

KPTV.COM October 17, 2018 – Patriot Prayer and its founder Joey Gibson are planning to visit two southwest Washington college campuses next week to raise awareness about ballot measure I-1639, which would implement stricter gun laws. “I don’t want violence,” Gibson said. “Violence hurts the movement, it hurts the message.” Gibson is talking about the right-wing group’s stance on Second Amendment rights and free speech.  [full…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Tea Party Group Leaks Call Lists, Guides for Staging Pro-Gun ‘Student-Led’ High School Protests

GIZMODO.COM October 17, 2018 – An ultra-conservative group representing one of the nation’s largest Tea Party coalitions left exposed dozens of internal documents and call lists containing the names and phone numbers of some 527,000 supporters. Discovered online by security researchers late last month, the cache of files contain a broad range of internal strategic documents, call scripts, and other files that chronicle the group’s efforts to mobile U.S….

FL – Gun Rights – The guy with the guns? It’s OK, he’s just fishing (VIDEOS)

TCPALM.COM October 16, 2018 – Here’s the thing: Michael Taylor knows his rights. He knows that if he wants to sling his semi-automatic M&P15-22 over his shoulder and strap on his Glock 23 while fishing, he can do that. You don’t like it? Tough, because it’s all right there in Florida Statute 790.25 (3)(h), which says anyone “engaged in fishing, camping, or lawful hunting or going to or returning from…

OR – Gun Rights – Bear spray, bloody brawls at Patriot Prayer ‘law and order’ march in Portland (VIDEO)

OREGON LIVE.COM October 13, 2018 – Warning: This post contains graphic content. A demonstration billed as a march for “law and order” in the streets of Portland descended into chaos as rival political factions broke into bloody brawls downtown Saturday night. Members of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer and their black-clad adversaries, known as antifa, used bear spray, bare fists and batons to thrash each other outside…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Mitch McConnell, the NRA, and the Making of Our Polarizing Supreme Court

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THE TRACE.COM October 13, 2018 – Brett Kavanaugh is now Justice Kavanaugh, dramatically tilting the ideological balance of the Supreme Court to the right, and opponents of his confirmation are still incensed. Fueling their rage is the sense that the outcome was exponentially undemocratic: a clearly partisan jurist, appointed by a president…

CT – Gun Rights – With Kavanaugh on court, gun laws could be targeted

CT POST.COM October 13, 2018 – Having barely survived a scorched-earth Senate confirmation, Justice Brett Kavanaugh is now in position to tilt the Supreme Court to the right on a variety of issues — including a possible rollback of Connecticut’s assault-weapons ban. At a minimum, Kavanaugh appears to be a vote for the Supreme Court to consider cases involving the court’s landmark Heller decision, in which the justices said…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – NRA to Congressional Gun Controllers: The American People Will Never Give Up Their Guns

BREITBART.COM October 12, 2018 – On Friday, the NRA posted a message for gun controllers in Congress and elsewhere saying, “We the People will never give up our guns.” The tweet from the NRA comes as Democrats double down on gun control as a central message for the fast-approaching midterms. 

KS – Gun Rights – Kansas town says Kobach can’t use replica gun in parade

ABC NEWS.GO.COM October 12, 2018 – Organizers of a small-town Kansas parade have told Republican Kris Kobach that he must remove a replica machine gun from the back of a Jeep that’s become a key part of his campaign for governor and emblematic of his support for gun rights. An attorney for the organizing committee for Iola’s Farm City Days said it was in talks Friday with Kobach’s campaign…

PA – Gun Rights – Gun Control Groups Keep Endorsing Republicans. Some Activists Are Fed Up.

MOTHER JONES.COM October 12, 2018 – When Everytown for Gun Safety released a list of more than 70 political endorsements this week, most of the names were unsurprising. But one name stood out: Brian Fitzpatrick. The freshman Republican congressman voted against the concealed carry reciprocity bill last year, (but) wrote a letter to constituents explaining that he’d opposed the legislation because it contained unspecified “extraneous provisions,” and he said that…

DE – Gun Rights – Judge Nixes New Gun Regulations in State Parks as Unconstitutional

LAW.COM October 11, 2018 – A Delaware Superior Court judge on Thursday ruled that new regulations banning the open carry of firearms in lodges and camping areas of state parks and forests were unconstitutional. Judge Jeffrey J. Clark sided with attorneys for the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association, who argued that the regulations from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Delaware Department of Agriculture violated a provision of…

LA – Gun Rights – Louisiana Is Now Involved In What Could Be A Landmark Gun Rights Case At The Supreme Court

HAYRIDE.COM October 9, 2018 – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Tuesday that the state will be joining 16 others in submitting an amicus brief in the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York case, meaning that Louisiana is going to play a role in what’s expected to be the most significant 2nd Amendment case since the Heller decision. With federal court decisions impacting Louisiana people, regardless of where the…

DC – Gun Rights – How Is Kavanaugh Likely To Rule On Critical Issues? Here’s A Look At His Record

WGBH.ORG (NPR) October 8, 2018 – “Kavanaugh believes in a very vigorous Second Amendment right to bear arms,” UCLA law professor Adam Winkler told (NPR’s Nina)Totenberg, “and he thinks there is little room for constitutionally permissible gun control.” He carved out a position that is strongly in favor of gun rights — and strongly skeptical of any new or novel limitations on gun ownership that break with “tradition.” 

Local gun groups flex muscle in state politics, sidestepping the NRA

REUTERS.COM October 8, 2018 – With major gun-rights legislation stalled in Washington, much of the action has shifted to the states, where self-described “no compromise” groups such as the Missouri Firearms Coalition have mobilized activists in favor of pro-gun laws, according to Reuters interviews with gun-rights groups in more than a dozen states, lawmakers and NRA supporters. These groups have become increasingly active in promoting a pro-gun agenda in…

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