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GA – Gun Rights – What’s happened to the pro-gun wish list in Washington?

ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL June 26, 2017 – ATLANTA — Gun rights advocates entered the Trump era with high hopes. After years of frustration they thought a gun-friendly president and Congress would advance their agenda. At the top of the list: a gun-owner’s ability to bring a legal weapon across any state lines, a policy known as reciprocity. But many of their favorite initiatives have stalled in Washington, set aside as…

DC – Gun Rights – Stung by denial, gun rights advocates vow to bring other concealed carry cases before Supreme Court

WASHINGTON TIMES June 26, 2017 – Second Amendment advocates stung by the Supreme Court’s decision not to take up a closely watched gun rights case vowed Monday to pursue litigation as long as it takes to get the justices to affirm the right to carry a firearm outside the home. The court opted Monday not to hear Peruta v. California, letting stand a ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court…

GA – Gun Rights – What’s happened to the pro-gun wish list in Washington?

PHILLY.COM June 26, 2017 – Gun rights advocates entered the Trump era with high hopes. After years of frustration they thought a gun-friendly president and Congress would advance their agenda. At the top of the list: a gun-owner’s ability to bring a legal weapon across any state lines, a policy known as reciprocity. But many of their favorite initiatives have stalled in Washington, set aside as the city is…

CA – Gun Rights –  Enterprising Gun Makers Create Workarounds To California’s New Assault Weapon Ban (VIDEO)

SAN FRANCISCO.CBSLOCAL.COM June 20, 2017 – California’s new assault weapons ban will require tens of thousands of gun owners in the state to register their ARs as assault weapons by the end of the year. But enterprising gun makers have already come out with workarounds to avoid it. One of them is the so-called ‘Drop in Fixed Magazine’ or DFM, made by Franklin Armory. Franklin Armory owner Jay Jacobson demonstrated his patented…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Professors Mocked Steve Scalise’s Gun Rights Stance after Scalise was Shot

ACCURACY IN ACADEMIA.ORG June 19, 2017 – As Campus Reform documented, several college professors tweeted sarcastic remarks about GOP Rep. Steve Scalise’s political stance against gun control and for gun rights. Scalise was shot and almost killed by a Bernie Sanders-supporting gunman, who used a rifle and a handgun to attack unarmed congressional representatives at an early-morning baseball practice last week. Stay classy, liberals. (Editor’s Note:  See the tweets

PA – Gun Rights – Black gun owners worried by acquittal in Castile shooting

SHEPHERDSTOWN CHRONICLE.COM June 17, 2017 – Gerry Martin isn’t sure he will ever tell a police officer during a traffic stop that he has a concealed-weapon permit — and possibly a weapon — on him. The acquittal of a Minnesota officer in the death of a licensed gun owner who volunteered that he had a gun seconds before being fatally shot during a traffic stop adds to the worries…

CA – Gun Rights – Trump restored gun access for some accused criminals. California wants to take it away

SACRAMENTO BEE.COM June 16, 2017 – Should someone with an outstanding arrest warrant face the same restrictions on owning a firearm as those convicted of a crime? Federal officials have disagreed for more than two decades over how strictly to interpret a gun control law for so-called “fugitives from justice.” But four months after the Trump administration loosened the provision so that it applies only to people who have fled the…

DC – Gun Rights – After Witnessing Shooting, Rep. Mo Brooks Explains Why We Need Gun Rights

THE FEDERALIST.COM June 16, 2017 – The congressional baseball game shooter was clearly motivated by political hatred of Republicans. This hatred was clearly fed and magnified by listening to hysterical partisan rhetoric and participating in online discussions that reinforced his political biases, painted caricatures of the evil of his future targets, and reinforced his emotions of anger and resentment. But the same thing applies to other freedoms, including the right…

CA – Gun Rights – Injunction Sought in Lawsuit Challenging California’s Total Ban on So-Called “Large Capacity” Firearm Magazines

FIREARMS POLICY COALITION.ORG June 13, 2017 – SACRAMENTO, CA – Attorneys for individual gun owners and civil rights advocacy organizations filed a motion and brief seeking a temporary injunction in a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging the State of California’s ban on so-called “large-capacity” firearm magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. The brief, filed in support of the temporary injunction plaintiffs believe is necessary to keep them from…

UT – Gun Rights – Utah company had big hopes for Trump era, but its gun silencers remain hard to buy (VIDEO)

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE.COM June 11, 2017 – After the Republican triumph in last fall’s election, Silencerco seemed poised for a lucrative surge in demand for its silencers for firearms. Donald Trump was in the White House, supported in his presidential campaign with $100,000 from company co-founder Joshua Waldron and his wife, Aubrey. Trump’s son, Donald Jr., had made a September visit to Silencerco’s manufacturing plant in West Valley City,…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Guns Don’t Kill People; Liberalism and Radical Islam Do

AMERICAN THINKER.COM June 9, 2017 – After the recent attack on Manchester by Islamic terrorists, British author and journalist Douglas Murray provided a simple two-word suggestion for what might help prevent future such violence in Great Britain: “less Islam.” To bolster his point, Murray pointed out that, “countries like Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic have very little Islam and very little Islamic terror. By contrast, France has a great amount…

CA – Gun Rights – Proposal limiting California rifle sales angers Merced gun owners

MERCED SUN-STAR.COM June 6, 2017 – A local gun shop owner said a proposed California law seeking to limit gun sales to one in a month is just “one in a long line” of efforts aimed at gun dealers. Senate Bill 497 would extend limitations allowing a person to only buy one handgun a month to include long guns, such as rifles and shotguns. The proposed law won’t prevent dangerous…

OH – Gun Rights – What Should We Do About Guns? (VIDEO ONLY)

BUCKEYE FIREARMS ASSOCIATION June 6, 2017 – Would stricter gun laws reduce gun violence? Could gun control measures in places like Australia work in America? Nicholas Johnson, professor of Law at Fordham University, explains. 

MA – Gun Rights – This is why gun groups are up in arms over a hearing aid bill

THE BOSTON GLOBE May 28, 2017 – How does a hearing aid bill turn into a fight about gun rights? By having Elizabeth Warren as a lead legislative author, apparently. Warren has teamed up with several Republicans on legislation creating an over-the-counter category of hearing aids, which proponents believe would lower prices, spur innovation, and help millions of people with mild-to-moderate hearing loss obtain devices and improve their lives.  

VA – Gun Rights – Beating Back Bloomberg

NRA-ILA.ORG May 27, 2017 – While much of the nation’s attention has been fixated on the latest media-manufactured melodrama in Washington, D.C., the NRA has been hard at work in state capitals across the country to improve state gun laws that impact the everyday lives of gun owners. Even though we were barely a quarter of the way through 2017 at press time, the NRA has already piled up…

MI – Gun Rights – Michigan Gun Rights Activists Win In Court

DAILY CALLER.COM May 26, 2017 – A Michigan circuit judge ruled in favor of concealed gun rights activists Friday deciding that it was unlawful for local event venues to restrict the carrying of firearms, Mlive reports. Supporting the claims of gun rights groups Michigan Open Carry Inc. and Michigan Gun Owners Inc., Kent County Circuit Judge Joseph Rossi stated the Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority’s weapons rule violated Michigan’s firearms laws.

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Concealed Carry Up 215%, Murder Rate Down 14%

BREITBART.COM May 24, 2017 – Concealed carry permits rose 215 percent between 2007 and 2015, and the murder rate dropped 14 percent during that same time period. In other words, more guns being carried for self-defense correlated with fewer murders. On May 22, Breitbart News reported that the demand for concealed carry permits witnessed its greatest surge ever between May 2016 and May 2017. 

OH – Gun Rights – Gun-rights advocate says change comes from incremental lawsuits

COLUMBUS DISPATCH.COM May 22, 2017 – The new state law that gives colleges and universities the option to allow concealed weapons on their campuses hasn’t caused many Ohio schools to change their policies. Most still ban firearms. But an advocate for gun rights says such change comes incrementally, and he is asking a court to strike down Ohio State University policies that he says limit possession of handguns even…

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