Gun Rights Archive

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Millennials fall left on most social issues, but right on this one …

ONE NEWS NOW.COM October 18, 2017 – Even though young Americans recently influenced by the education system tend to lean far to the left on virtually every social issue under the sun – save abortion, where they are split – there is one debate where they lean to the right … guns.

 

Int’l – Gun Rights – Gun Ownership Skyrockets In Australia

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) October 17, 2017 – Most gun owners are aware of how anti-gun activists like to tout Australia’s forced confiscation of a million privately owned firearms back in 1996 as an answer to America’s so-called “gun problem.” 

 

DC – Gun Rights – Poll: 73% have ‘no problem’ with people owning guns

WASHINGTON EXAMINER October 13, 2017 – Despite urgings in some Democratic corners for an Australian-style gun buy back, the public is just fine with people keeping their weapons, though they favor some limits, according to a major survey following the Las Vegas shootings. An Ipsos poll found that 73 percent “have no problem with people owning guns.” And by a slim margin the public sees gun-owning as a good thing. The…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Are Millennials Moving Right on Guns?

POLITICO.COM October 12, 2017 – Are younger Americans more progressive? One would be hard pressed to disagree. But gun politics is where the easy caricature of America’s radicalized youth marching toward socialism ends. It remains one of the few arenas in which a younger generation’s views are not emphatically moving leftward in any obvious way. And for those who would expect or hope otherwise, the data can disappoint. 

IN – Gun Rights – If You Limit My 2nd Amendment Rights, I’ll Limit Your 1st Amendment, Indiana Lawmaker Says

USA TODAY  October 12, 2017 – A lawmaker in the vice president’s home state has drafted a bill that would require state police to license professional journalists. Rep. Jim Lucas, a Republican from Seymour, Ind., had the measure drawn up earlier this year and said he may file it to drive home a point about his signature issue — gun rights. “If you’re OK licensing my Second Amendment right, what’s…

DC – Gun Rights – D.C. Gun-Free Zones Cause Confusion Over Legality of Gun Carry Even With a Permit

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON October 11, 2017 – Confusion reigned on Wednesday over the practicality of legally carrying a gun in Washington, D.C., even with a permit to do so as the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) disputed a researcher’s claim that total gun-free zones extend over most of the city. John Lott, head of the Crime Prevention Research Center, said in a report that a provision in the city’s gun-carry law creating a 1,000-foot…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Gun Rights Group: NRA’s Support of Regulation Is Laying Down ‘Cover’ for Pro-Gun Control Republicans

BREITBART.COM October 10, 2017 – Following the NRA’s statement favoring ATF regulatory action on bump stocks versus Congressional action on gun control, Ohioans for Concealed Carry warned that the NRA’s move lays down “cover” for pro-gun control Republicans whose behavior is usually checked by a strong NRA stand. In other words, Republicans who have expressed openness to gun control following the Las Vegas attack do not have the normal…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – The Leftist Argument Against Gun Control

VICE NEWS October 9, 2017 – In the wake of the shooting in Las Vegas that left 59 dead and hundreds injured, the pro-gun right has been making its usual arguments against gun control. Less attention is paid to the leftists who oppose gun control. But they’re out there. The Black Panthers famously advocated using guns for self-defense, and white fears about black people with guns helped inspire gun control. Today, Dallas’s Huey P….

IL – Gun Rights – Gun Rights Group OK With Bump Stock Ban If Congress Makes Concessions

WILL.ILLINOIS.EDU October 9, 2017 –  A central Illinois guns rights group says it is open to banning bump stocks, if Congress gives gun owners some other concessions. Some lawmakers are calling for a ban on bump stocks. John Boch with the group gunssavelife.com says the devices are a novelty, and not widely used. He would agree to a bump stock ban–if Congress would allow greater concealed carry reciprocity and would legalize sound suppressors,…

VA – Gun Rights – NRA moves to head off gun control fight in Congress

POLITICO.COM October 5, 2017 – The National Rifle Association on Thursday called on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to review whether “bump stocks” — similar to the devices used in Sunday’s Las Vegas shooting massacre — comply with federal law. “The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations,” NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre and…

DC – Gun Rights – D.C. will not appeal concealed carry gun ruling to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON POST  October 5, 2017 – District officials will not appeal a court order blocking enforcement of the city’s restrictions on the carrying of concealed guns in public, setting the stage for what could be a marked increase in firearms on the streets of the nation’s capital. The city’s decision not to risk appeal to the Supreme Court comes as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit…

DC – Gun Rights – Scalise’s support for gun rights ‘fortified’ by Vegas shooting

NY POST.COM October 3, 2017 – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise says he’s an even stronger supporter of gun rights after he nearly died after he was shot at a GOP baseball practice over the summer. Martha MacCallum of Fox News asked Scalise in an interview to be aired Tuesday evening if his own close call and the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday night changed his views…

NV – Gun Rights – 2 survivors of Las Vegas shooting speak out against gun control: ‘It’s a tragic cost of freedom’

MARKET WATCH.COM October 3, 2017 – Two survivors of the Las Vegas shooting that left 59 dead have said they continue to support the Second Amendment. Rusty Dees and Caren Mansholt were in the Harvest Festival crowd watching country-music stars perform, looking on from the right of the stage, when gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire late Sunday night. Dees went on to say: “If you can find a gun…

NV – Gun Rights – Nevada’s gun laws like ‘the wild, wild West’: Law enforcement expert

THE BEST MIX1055.COM October 2, 2017 – The man suspected of opening fire on thousands of concertgoers in Las Vegas, killing more than 50 and injuring hundreds, had at least 10 guns in the hotel room from which he carried out the shooting. Investigators are working to determine what type of weapons were used by the suspect, Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, who police say killed himself by…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – 2nd Amendment advocates cheer ‘concealed carry’ decision

WORLD NET DAILY.COM September 29, 2017 – Second Amendment Foundation founder Alan M. Gottlieb was rejoicing Friday after a federal appeals court ruled the Constitution does not give authority to officials in the District of Columbia to decide whether a gun owner has a “good” reason to need to a concealed carry permit. “We are grateful,” he said, “that the court has shown considerable wisdom, and this should help advance…

OH – Gun Rights – Ohio ranks 8th among U.S. states in registered weapons; gun manufacturing near record high, ATF says (VIDEO)

CLEVELAND.COM September 21, 2017 – The number of guns manufactured in the U.S. spiked in the past five years and has remained near-record levels ever since, according to a report released Thursday by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In Ohio, there were 173,405 short-barreled rifles and shotguns, machine guns, silencers, explosives and other weapons registered in 2017, the eighth-highest total across the U.S. The state is…

Austin Bakery’s Facebook Page Becomes Gun Rights Battleground

EATER.COM September 18, 2017 – The Facebook page  for Bee Cave patisserie Baguette et Chocolat has improbably become a war ground for gun rights activists. It all started when The Truth About Guns editor Robert Farago entered the patisserie last week with a gun, despite the fact that they prohibit open and concealed carry on the premises. When the owners noticed Farago’s gun “under his t-shirt,” they called Austin’s 311 service, which dispatched two…

Confused about antifa, protests and KC guns laws? Here’s the deal. (VIDEO)

KANSAS CITY STAR September 14, 2017 – When Kansas City police on Saturday ordered several armed demonstrators, including members of antifa groups, to remove ammunition from their guns during a protest at Washington Square Park, some observers had questions. Why did police disarm the protesters? Is that legal, given that Missouri allows “open carry” with no permit? Did police take this kind of action on Aug. 20, when militia members appeared at…

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