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THE FEDERALIST.COM April 23, 2019 – When politicians pass laws to please their bases, we often forget the costs inherent in these acts. “In every age it has been the tyrant who has wrapped himself in the cloak of patriotism, or religion, or both,” Eugene V. Debs, prominent labor activist, remarked in a 1918 speech. Debs invoked the…

NAT’L – GUN RIGHTS – Second Amendment Sanctuaries on the Rise

Capitalizing on the political success of the so-called sanctuary city movement that shields illegal aliens from federal immigration enforcement authorities, gun-rights activists are using the “sanctuary” concept to defend Americans’ constitutionally guaranteed private gun ownership rights. 

IN – GUN RIGHTS – Gun Rights Bill Gives Lawsuit Immunity for Self-Defense, Abolishes Short-Term Gun License Fees

The bill gives you immunity from being sued if you shoot someone who’s committing a violent crime. 

IL – GUN RIGHTS – Plainfield Township adopts resolution declaring itself ‘gun owner sanctuary’

The Plainfield Township Board of Trustees adopted a resolution earlier this month declaring the township a Second Amendment “lawful gun owner sanctuary township.” 

NAT’L – GUN RIGHTS – Gun rights advocates want compensation for loss of bump stock sales

While federal courts have upheld the Trump administration’s ban on bump stocks, gun rights advocates are vowing to press forward in a separate legal battle to try to force the government to at least compensate them for their surrendered or destroyed property. 

TN – GUN RIGHTS – GUN SANCTUARY? Polk County looking to become Tennessee’s first

A resolution proposal is on Thursday evening’s Polk County Commission agenda to adopt such legislation in accordance with the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment, the right to bear arms. 

AL – GUN RIGHTS – Alabama bill would allow concealed carry without permit

A proposal that would let people carry concealed handguns in Alabama without getting a permit has put gun rights groups and sheriffs on opposite sides. 

Second Amendment ‘sanctuary county’ movement expands as organizers take aim at new gun laws

CHICAGO TRIBUNE.COM April 17.2019 – It was no accident Effingham County’s resolution to protect the rights of gun owners stole an important word from the very people the resolution was intended to provoke, supporters of the country’s sanctuary cities movement.

Effingham County State’s Attorney Bryan Kibler last month told a raucous crowd the origin story behind the “Second Amendment sanctuary county” movement, which began in Effingham and now includes…

MO – Gun Rights – Second Amendment Preservation Act Would Nullify Federal Gun Control in Missouri

SB 367, sponsored by Senator Eric Burlison (R-20), is an act that would create the “Second Amendment Preservation Act” and lists various declarations of the Missouri General Assembly regarding the United States Constitution and the scope of the federal government’s authority. 

OH – GUN RIGHTS – Turning Point USA Sponsors NRA-U Appearance at Witt

Turning Point USA, a group of Republican college students at Wittenberg, brought Grassroots coordinator David Conte of the National Rifle Association (NRA) to address the Witt community. 

MD – GUN RIGHTS – Guns, oysters and more: How did hunting, other bills fare in Maryland legislature?

This year there were bills introduced to ban private transfers of firearms, require registration of shotguns and other hunting guns, outlaw the loaning of a shotgun to a hunting buddy, add antique muskets to modern firearm laws, stop private building of firearms, add more guns to the assault weapons ban and mandate how you store guns in your home. 

INT’L – GUN RIGHTS – Why the Swiss gun referendum threatens Alpine nation’s membership of Schengen Area

When Brussels called on the Swiss government to amend its gun laws to make them compatible with EU restrictions tightened following the 2015 Paris attacks, Swiss lawmakers approved reforms that the EU has deemed sufficient.  

FL – GUN RIGHTS – Florida returns to its Second Amendment roots after launching a gun-control movement

Florida may have become the unlikely launchpad for modern gun-safety activism in the wake of one of the country’s worst school shootings, but the Sunshine State is quickly returning to its Gunshine State roots. 

OH – GUN RIGHTS – Gun rights advocates to hold open-carry demonstration on campus

A demonstration of individuals openly carrying firearms will occur Friday morning at the University of Cincinnati’s Uptown campus. 

DE – GUN RIGHTS/CONTROL – Dueling demonstrators: Gun rights, gun control groups face off at Legislative Mall

Dueling rallies Wednesday highlighted proposed legislation that would require individuals to obtain a permit before purchasing a firearm, prohibit dozens of guns deemed “assault weapons” and forbid magazines that can hold more than 15 rounds. 

ID – GUN RIGHTS – Cue The Fireworks: 18 To 20-Year-Olds In This State Can Carry Concealed (And Without A Permit!)

Over the last few weeks, a contentious debate has taken place in Idaho over whether or not 18 to 20-year-olds should be allowed to carry concealed. In the Gem State, Constitutional Carry is legal, meaning anyone over 21 is legally allowed to carry a firearm, both open and concealed, without a permit. 

NAT’L – GUN RIGHTS – The NRA Is Right About the Violence Against Women Act

After the National Rifle Association urged legislators to oppose the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act that the House approved last week, Amy Klobuchar said the organization had shown its true colors. 

FL – GUN RIGHTS – ‘Gunshine State:’ Florida nears 2 millionth concealed weapon permit

Sometimes called the “Gunshine State,” Florida had a total of 1,971,997 currently valid concealed weapon permits as of March 31, according to the latest figures from the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. 

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