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WA – GUN RIGHTS – Gun rights restricted during coronavirus shutdown order in Washington

Some gun rights are restricted after Governor Jay Inslee declared a coronavirus shutdown of non-essential businesses. Though you have a constitutional right to own a firearm, gun retailers must close. This limits your ability to enjoy your rights. While there have been questions over what jobs are considered “essential” (which allows them to stay open during the stay-at-home order), the Governor’s office confirmed that gun shops must close down temporarily. The…

New Jersey Sued for Closing Gun Shops in Pandemic

COURTHOUSENEWS.COM March 24, 2020 – As most New Jersey businesses shut their doors this weekend to slow down the spread of coronavirus infections, families across the Garden State took stock of what they’ll have to get through a pandemic with no modern-day precedent.

Supermarkets and other retailers deemed essential will remain open during the lockdown, but gun dealers were left…

VA – GUN RIGHTS – The Trump Administration Just Did This

The Trump administration recently published new rules that will benefit the U.S. firearms industry and gun owners. This all had to do with broad-based export-control reforms, and the process for this was begun during the Obama administration. At the time, other industry sectors involved in this process benefitted from reforms, as their oversight for exporting goods was moved from the U.S. Department of State to the import-export specialists at the U.S….

PA – GUN RIGHTS – Gun-Rights Group Files Suit Challenging Coronavirus Shutdown

A top gun-rights group is challenging the state-ordered shutdown of “non-essential” businesses because of the coronavirus outbreak, and leading Second Amendment advocates say more could be in store. Brandon Combs, president of the Firearms Policy Coalition, said his group filed a case on Friday asking the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania to block Democratic governor Tom Wolf from including gun stores in a statewide shutdown of “non-essential” businesses. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has told Gov….

DC – GUN RIGHTS – It’s Now Impossible To Legally Buy A Handgun In DC

WASHINGTON, D.C.’S ONLY FEDERALLY LICENSED GUN DEALER, CHARLES SYKES, IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING FIREARMS FOR TRANSFERS, MEANING RESIDENTS CAN’T LEGALLY BUY NEW HANDGUNS IN D.C., HE TOLD THE DAILY CALLER THURSDAY. SYKES HAS BEEN ALLOWED TO FACILITATE THE TRANSFER OF HANDGUNS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. SINCE 2008, AND HE IS THE ONLY PERSON IN THE DISTRICT ALLOWED TO DO SO. D.C. RESIDENTS CAN’T BUY HANDGUNS IN THE DISTRICT, BUT COULD PURCHASE A HANDGUN IN ANOTHER STATE AND HAVE IT SHIPPED TO SYKES. THE LICENSED FIREARMS DEALER WOULD RECEIVE THE WEAPON AND PREPARE PAPERWORK FOR OFFICIALS TO APPROVE.

VA – GUN RIGHTS – New York man wows at Virginia gun rally with 5-foot sniper rifle

A New Yorker toting an enormous, military-grade sniper rifle might have been the largest star of last month’s pro-gun rally in Richmond, Va. The fanatic — recognized by the Washington Put-Up as Brandon Lewis, the proprietor of a capturing vary in upstate Bergen, NY — drew stares and compliments with his .50-caliber Barrett M82A1 rifle, a semi-automatic piece that noticed use by the American navy starting within the Gulf Warfare. “This sends…

ID – GUN RIGHTS – Frustrated By Congress, ‘Absolutist’ Gun Rights Groups Focus Efforts On States

AMERICA HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST RATES OF GUN VIOLENCE IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD. THAT AND THE STEADY DRUMBEAT OF MASS SHOOTINGS, HAS LED MANY STATES TO PASS STRICTER FIREARMS REGULATIONS IN RECENT YEARS. BUT GUN RIGHTS GROUPS IN MORE CONSERVATIVE STATES, SUCH AS IDAHO, ARE PUSHING LEGISLATURES TO GO IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. ONE OF THE GROUPS IS THE IDAHO SECOND AMENDMENT ALLIANCE. ON A RECENT MARCH DAY, ITS PRESIDENT, GREG PRUETT, WAS PEERING INTO HIS SMARTPHONE AT THE IDAHO CAPITOL MAKING YET ANOTHER FACEBOOK VIDEO. "WE FIGHT HARD, WE PLAY FOR KEEPS, WE TAKE NO PRISONERS," HE SAID. "WE'LL GET IN THE TRENCHES AND FIGHT DIRTY. WE'RE HERE TO SAVE IDAHO."

NJ – GUN RIGHTS – ‘Red-flag laws’ prompt dozens of municipalities in N.J. and Pa. to become ‘sanctuaries’ for gun owners

In the parts of Cape May County most tourists just pass through, closer to the bay than the boardwalks, some residents remember when bearing arms was as common as carrying a fishing pole. “We all used to go hunting after school or after work, carrying a shotgun down the street,” said North Cape May resident Gary Cusick. “That was an acceptable way of life.” A growing number of people…

ID – GUN RIGHTS – State Groups Push Lawmakers Farther To The Right On Guns

AMERICA HAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST RATES OF GUN VIOLENCE IN THE DEVELOPED WORLD. THAT AND THE STEADY DRUMBEAT OF MASS SHOOTINGS, HAS LED MANY STATES TO PASS STRICTER FIREARMS REGULATIONS IN RECENT YEARS. BUT GUN RIGHTS GROUPS IN MORE CONSERVATIVE STATES, LIKE IDAHO, ARE PUSHING LEGISLATURES TO GO IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION. THIS YEAR, RESTRICTIONS ON OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS’ RIGHT TO CARRY CONCEALED WEAPONS IS A GOVERNOR’S SIGNATURE AWAY FROM BEING HISTORY. IT’S ONE OF THE LAST STATE GUN RESTRICTIONS LEFT.

TN – GUN RIGHTS – Tennessee constitutional carry bill gets House subcommittee approval

A TENNESSEE SUBCOMMITTEE HAS ADVANCED LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PERMIT INDIVIDUALS TO CONCEAL OR OPEN CARRY A HANDGUN WITHOUT A PERMIT, BUT GUN-RIGHTS ADVOCATES SAY THE BILL DOESN’T GO FAR ENOUGH AND GUN-CONTROL ADVOCATES SAY IT GOES TOO FAR. THE LEGISLATION, HOUSE BILL 2817, WOULD REMOVE ALL CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR A PERSON CARRYING A FIREARM WITHOUT A PERMIT AS LONG AS THAT PERSON OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE QUALIFIED FOR A PERMIT.

OK – GUN RIGHTS – Bill to make AR-15 the official rifle of Oklahoma goes unheard this session (VIDEO)

Making the AR-15 the official state rifle is a bill one lawmaker wants to see become a point of pride for the state, but not everyone agrees the weapon should be so closely associated with Oklahoma.

House Bill 2072 would designate the AR-15 the official rifle of Oklahoma. It was amended from a bill that would allow Uber and Lyft drivers to carry guns. “It’s a great bill,” said author…

NAT’L – GUN RIGHTS – 11 Examples of Bloomberg’s Folly on Defensive Gun Use

EARLIER THIS MONTH, FORMER NEW YORK CITY MAYOR MICHAEL BLOOMBERG WAS ASKED HOW HE JUSTIFIED HIS PUSH FOR MORE STRINGENT GUN CONTROL WHEN HE IS GUARDED BY AN ARMED SECURITY DETAIL. BLOOMBERG’S RESPONSE? HE IS A WEALTHY BUSINESSMAN AND POLITICIAN WHO FACES THREATS THAT NORMAL AMERICANS DO NOT, SO IT’S JUST FINE FOR HIM TO PAY OTHERS TO PROTECT HIM WITH GUNS THAT HE’D PUT THE REST OF US IN PRISON FOR POSSESSING.

MD – GUN RIGHTS – Wicomico and Somerset County fighting for gun rights (VIDEO)

IN MARYLAND’S WICOMICO AND SOMERSET COUNTIES, GUN RIGHTS ADVOCATES ARE TAKING A STAND FOR WHAT THEY’RE CALLING THEIR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS. “IT ALLOWS ALL OF US TO COME TOGETHER UNDER THE SAME CAUSE FOR THE 2ND AMENDMENT AND HOPEFULLY IT WILL SEND A BIG MESSAGE TO THE LAW MAKERS THAT YOU KNOW DON’T STEP ON OUR GUN RIGHTS,” JAMIE WINK, FOUNDER OF SOMERSET COUNTY 2A SANCTUARY, SAID. THE WICOMICO AND SOMERSET COUNTY MARYLAND FOR SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY GROUPS FEEL THERE’S BEEN A CONSTANT FIGHT EVERY YEAR TO PRESERVE THEIR GUN RIGHTS. “EVERY YEAR IT’S THE SAME THING, THEY PUT THESE BILLS IN AND TRY TO GET THEM PAST AND THEY THROW ANYTHING IN THERE THAT THEY CAN THINK OF,” WINK SAID. SO THIS YEAR, THEY ARE TRYING TO GET WICOMICO AND SOMERSET COUNTY LEADERS TO PASS A SECOND AMENDMENT RESOLUTION TO MAKE THE TWO COUNTIES A 2A SANCTUARY.

TN – GUN RIGHTS – Tennessee constitutional carry bill gets House subcommittee approval

A Tennessee subcommittee has advanced legislation that would permit individuals to conceal or open carry a handgun without a permit, but gun-rights advocates say the bill doesn’t go far enough and gun-control advocates say it goes too far. The legislation, House Bill 2817, would remove all criminal penalties for a person carrying a firearm without a permit as long as that person otherwise would have qualified for a permit….

ID – GUN RIGHTS – In Gun-Friendly Idaho, Sandpoint Music Festival Pits Property Rights Against Firearms

A GUN BAN AT A POPULAR MUSIC FESTIVAL IN NORTH IDAHO IS SPLITTING THE COMMUNITY, LEADING TO A LAWSUIT BETWEEN BONNER COUNTY AND ITS LARGEST TOWN, SANDPOINT. THE BAN AT THE FESTIVAL AT SANDPOINT WENT INTO EFFECT LAST YEAR, WHEN THE EVENT’S HIRED SECURITY GUARDS BEGAN SEARCHING BAGS AND TURNING AWAY PEOPLE WHO CARRIED FIREARMS. GUN ADVOCATES REACTED SWIFTLY, AND THE COUNTY SHERIFF AND COMMISSIONERS FOLLOWED SUIT. WITHIN WEEKS OF THE FESTIVAL, THE COUNTY SUED SANDPOINT, WHICH LEASES WAR MEMORIAL FIELD TO THE NONPROFIT GROUP THAT RUNS THE 10-DAY EVENT.

Virginia Gun Sales Surge as Dems Pass Gun Control

GUN RESTRICTIONS PASSED BY VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS, WHO HOLD LEGISLATIVE MAJORITIES, HAVE DOMINATED NATIONAL HEADLINES EARLY IN 2020. NEW GUN RESTRICTIONS HAVE PROMPTED MANY COUNTIES TO PASS SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY ORDINANCES (SASOS) AND PONDER LEAVING THE STATE FOR WEST VIRGINIA. THE BACKLASH AGAINST THESE LAWS WILL BE SOMETHING TO WATCH ALL YEAR, HOWEVER - AND VIRGINIA IS NOT ALONE. IF VIRGINIA IS ANY GUIDE, GOP CANDIDATES AT THE STATE LEVEL ALL OVER AMERICA WILL BE ABLE TO RIDE THE WAVE OF RESISTANCE TO THESE ASSAULTS ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS.

VA – GUN RIGHTS – State-Level Gun Restrictions Poised To Cause Conservative Wave In 2020 Elections: Part One

GUN RESTRICTIONS PASSED BY VIRGINIA DEMOCRATS, WHO HOLD LEGISLATIVE MAJORITIES, HAVE DOMINATED NATIONAL HEADLINES EARLY IN 2020. NEW GUN RESTRICTIONS HAVE PROMPTED MANY COUNTIES TO PASS SECOND AMENDMENT SANCTUARY ORDINANCES (SASOS) AND PONDER LEAVING THE STATE FOR WEST VIRGINIA. THE BACKLASH AGAINST THESE LAWS WILL BE SOMETHING TO WATCH ALL YEAR, HOWEVER - AND VIRGINIA IS NOT ALONE. IF VIRGINIA IS ANY GUIDE, GOP CANDIDATES AT THE STATE LEVEL ALL OVER AMERICA WILL BE ABLE TO RIDE THE WAVE OF RESISTANCE TO THESE ASSAULTS ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS.

IL – GUN RIGHTS – Amid firearm ID processing delays, Illinois House Republicans demand action (VIDEO)

AMID CONTINUED DELAYS FOR PROCESSING FIREARM OWNER IDENTIFICATION CARD APPLICATIONS AND RENEWALS BY THE ILLINOIS STATE POLICE, A GROUP OF STATE LAWMAKERS AND CITIZENS CALLED FOR EITHER THE FOID LAW TO BE REPEALED OR LEGISLATION TO ADDRESS THE DELAYS AND OTHER GAPS. FORMER VERMILION COUNTY STATE’S ATTORNEY RANDY BRINEGAR SAID HE APPLIED FOR HIS FOID RENEWAL LAST SUMMER. WHEN HE DIDN’T HEAR BACK, HE WENT TO THE STATE POLICE HEADQUARTERS IN SPRINGFIELD IN JANUARY. HE SAID HE WAS TOLD THERE WOULD BE NO APPOINTMENT AND SOMEONE WOULD CALL HIM BACK. HE SAID HE IS STILL WAITING.

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