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Bank of America, Citigroup punished for post-Parkland gun control policies in Louisiana vote

WASHINGTON TIMES August 16, 2018 – A Louisiana commission voted Thursday to block two banking giants from taking part in a new highway project, moving to punish the companies for gun control policies they adopted after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting this year. Citigroup and Bank of America had said they would work only with retailers who agreed to new restrictions on gun purchases — rules stricter than what…

WA – Gun Rights – Expect Supreme Court to be flooded with gun rights cases.

MY NORTHWEST.COM August 16, 2018 – There is a range of cases that never opted to go all the way to the United States Supreme Court before because of the justices and the way they leaned politically. But President Trump has an opportunity to weight the court with even more Conservative judges and that may change things. Second Amendment cases are among the issues anticipated to be aimed at…

CA – Gun Rights – Gun advocate shares views on California’s ownership laws

SAN DIEGO NEWS-TRIBUNE August 15, 2018 – “Guns are the most controversial subject in this country, especially California,” said Danielle Rudolph, retail sales director at Poway Weapons & Gear Range, while speaking at the Conservative Order for Good Government’s luncheon in Rancho Bernardo on Tuesday. “It’s kind of scary, how they are trying to get rid of more and more guns,” she said, citing how only 731 handgun models…

OH – Gun Rights – ‘Kent State’s Gun Girl’ returning to campus to host open carry rally

FOX 8 CLEVELAND.COM August 13, 2018 –  Kaitlin Bennett, more widely known as “Kent State’s Gun Girl,” is returning to the university September 29  to host an open carry rally. A photo of Bennett carrying an AR-10 and her graduation cap with the words “Come and take it” went viral in May. This photo was shared over 9,100 times on Twitter alone and had sparked controversy nationally, igniting a conversation about campus carry.  

Unlikely pair could usher gun rights case to U.S. Supreme Court

EURO NEWS.COM August 8, 2018 – George Young is a Vietnam War veteran who sued the state of Hawaii three times on his own without a lawyer for the right to carry a handgun, and lost each time. Alan Beck is an independent lawyer who took on Young’s appeal for free. Last month, the duo won a major victory for gun rights when an appeals court found Hawaii’s restrictive…

IL – Gun Rights – Illinois girl expressing gun rights views in walkout sues school for discrimination

WASHINGTON TIMES August 5, 2018 – An Illinois high school student has sued her school for discrimination, saying teachers and fellow students harassed her when she tried to bring pro-gun signs to a gun control walkout after the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida. Madison Oster, 16, and her father, Jeremy, say school officials in Hononegah Community High School District 207 forced her to protest well away from the…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Hardline U.S. ‘gundamentalists’ pressure NRA from within

REUTERS.COM August 5, 2018 – About 100 protesters, many wearing T-shirts emblazoned with “NRA = Not Real Activists,” marched through the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Dallas in May to slam the powerful gun lobby as too conciliatory on gun rights and rally for their candidate for the board. 

DC – Gun Rights – Despite ruling on 3-D-printed guns, it remains legal to make your own gun at home

WASHINGTON POST (Subscription) August 1, 2018 – Though a federal judge has temporarily blocked the dissemination of blueprints showing how to make guns using 3-D printers, it remains legal for people to make their own firearms at home without a license — a relatively rare practice but one that the government cannot fully monitor. Federal law allows people who are not prohibited from owning firearms to manufacture them for personal use….

Gun rights activists defy judge’s order, post plans for 3D-printed guns online (VIDEO)

WHEC.COM August 1, 2018 – Despite a judge’s order, people can now find plans to print their own 3D guns online. These are real weapons known as “ghost guns” that critics say can be deadly. Those blueprints for these do-it-yourself firearms are posted on a website called Code Is Free Speech. Five groups of gun rights supporters released the plans for several high-powered weapons including the AR-15. They may…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – When It Comes To The Safety Of 3D Printed Guns, The NRA Is Conspicuously Silent

FORBES.COM July 31, 2018 – About six months ago, I wrote a story about smart gun technology. Like many reporters new to the gun beat, I couldn’t understand why, in an era of iPhones and Alexa, when cars start without keys and we use iris scans to help refugees get aid, no one could come up with a way to make guns more secure. It stands to reason that…

FL – Gun Rights – Parkland’s ‘most hated pro-gun advocate’ thrills conservatives

MIAMI HERALD July 30, 2018 – A crowd of 800 teenagers, caffeinated on colorful Starbucks drinks that did not appear to contain coffee, sprang to their feet as Kyle Kashuv, the 17-year-old conservative Parkland student who gained a national following as a counterweight to the March For Our Lives, emerged on stage. “Guys, we have a surprise for you,” Kashuv said as the riff from AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” played in the…

DC – Gun Rights – Parkland shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv emerges as conservative role model, Second Amendment champion

FOX NEWS July 28, 2018 – Parkland tragedy survivor Kyle Kashuv has emerged as a role model for young conservatives across the country — and it was never more evident than this week, when he helped plan the largest-ever high school conservative conference. Kashuv — a staunch defender of the Second Amendment — played a key role in the Turning Point USA High School Leadership Summit, which was held in Washington, D.C.,…

‘I Want To Talk With You Today About The Struggle For Gun Rights In Russia’

PLAIN TALK.NET (Vermillion, SD) July 27, 2018 – Those who wonder about the message Maria Butina brought to the University of South Dakota in April 2015 need only explore her Facebook page to get an idea of the content of her speech here. She included her talking points in a Facebook post she made not long after giving the speech entitled “The Right to Bear Arms in Russia… Where…

Int’l – Gun Rights – Gun Play: The Rise And Fall Of Maria Butina’s Wannabe Russian NRA

RADIO FREE EUROPE/RADIO LIBERTY July 26, 2018 – Ahead of the December 2011 parliamentary elections in Russia that triggered street protests over alleged fraud, veteran opposition politician Vladimir Milov says he was contacted by a then obscure group asking to speak at an antigovernment rally he was planning. The group had formed earlier that year under the name Right To Bear Arms and was lobbying for an end to…

DC – Gun Rights – With Kavanaugh, Court Could Take Aim at Gun Control Laws

ROLL CALL.COM July 26, 2018 – Three of the court’s conservative justices — Thomas, Samuel A. Alito Jr. and Neil Gorsuch — have already expressed their views that the court should take up some of these Second Amendment cases. But they have apparently come up one vote short. Kavanaugh’s views appear to align more with Thomas and the Supreme Court’s conservatives, based on his writing about gun control laws…

TN – Gun Rights – Liberals with guns: Local Democrats hold marksmanship competition (VIDEO)

JOHNSON CITY PRESS.COM July 25, 2018 – Considering much of the recent rhetoric surrounding gun control — an issue of contention between most liberals and conservatives — some may be surprised to find members of the Washington County Democratic Party hosting their own marksmanship competition. 

DC – Gun Rights – State Department defends allowing publication of blueprints to 3D print guns (VIDEO)

ABC NEWS.COM July 25, 2018 – Just days before digital blueprints that would allow people to 3D print firearms are set to go live online, the State Department is defending the move to allow their publication, even as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised to look into the issue. The Trump administration recently settled with a non-profit after it sued for the right to publish the code.  [full…

U.S. appeals court upholds right to carry gun in public

REUTERS.COM July 24, 2018 –  A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment guarantees a right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense, finding that Hawaii overstepped its authority to regulate firearms possession outside the home. “We do not take lightly the problem of gun violence,” Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain wrote in Tuesday’s ruling. “But, for better or for worse, the Second Amendment…

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