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NJ – Gun Rights – Gun-Rights Group Files Motion to Block NJ Ammunition Confiscation Scheme as Lawsuit Proceeds

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON.COM June 22, 2018 – The local gun-rights group challenging New Jersey’s effort to ban and confiscate ammunition magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds filed a motion on Thursday to block enforcement of the law while their challenge proceeds. The Association of New Jersey Rifle & Pistol Clubs asked the U.S. District Court of New Jersey to keep the state from enforcing the ban while…

OH – Gun Rights – Gun rights groups sue Columbus over bump stock ban (VIDEO)

MY FOX 28 COLUMBUS.COM June 21, 2018 – There’s a legal fight heading to court over the City of Columbus’s recent gun regulations. City Council members passed legislation this spring to ban bump stocks as well as keep guns away from people who have been convicted of domestic violence offenses. Two gun rights group sued Thursday arguing the City wasn’t allowed to regulate guns in any way under Ohio…

WI – Gun Rights – A Ukrainian man who had an AR-15 in open-carry parade indicted on allegations of illegally having guns

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL SENTINEL.COM  June 20, 2018 – A Sheboygan man who professed to having ties to a militia group was indicted Tuesday on federal charges of illegally possessing a firearm as a non-citizen. Calvin D. Glazunov, a 20-year-old Ukrainian citizen, faces two counts of possession of a firearm and ammunition by an illegal alien, according to the indictment. In a court hearing Wednesday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Nancy Joseph ordered Glazunov to remain detained…

KS – Gun Rights – Restaurant sign declaring ‘guns are welcome’ sparks heated debate

KS – Gun Rights – Restaurant sign declaring ‘guns are welcome’ sparks heated debateOX NEWS.COM June 18, 2018 – A Kansas restaurant has sparked a heated debate on social media after posting a picture to its Facebook page stating, “guns are welcome on our premises.” On Saturday morning, Riverside Cafe in Wichita, Kans., posted a picture of a grey-and-white handgun with a green circle around it underneath the declaration that guns…

IL – Gun Rights – Utah Gun Exchange members travel to Chicago to attend March For Our Lives rally, say they were wrongfully detained (VIDEO)

FOX 13 (Salt Lake City) June 18, 2018 – A pro-gun group from Utah says they were illegally held by police in Chicago after trying to attend a “March For Our Lives – Road to Change” rally. Utah gun exchange says they wanted to go to the “road to change” event held by Parkland shooting survivors to focus the conversation on peace and not turn it into an anti-gun…

Int’l – Gun Rights – Civilians own 85% of world’s 1bn firearms, survey reveals

THE GUARDIAN.COM June 18, 2018 – Latest statistics show the proliferation of privately owned guns is on the rise, with wealthy countries outstripping developing and war-torn countries. In a detailed report, weapons watchdog the Small Arms Survey has researched the numbers of guns across 230 countries. 

IL – Gun Rights – Clark County approves gun rights resolution

HERALD AND REVIEW.COM June 15, 2018 – The Clark County Board on Friday approved a resolution in support of the Second Amendment and in opposition to any state plan to limit gun rights. Other Illinois counties, including Christian, Effingham and Shelby county, have adopted gun sanctuary resolutions, a term that comes from so-called sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate with aspects of federal immigration enforcement. 

MA – Gun Rights – Hundreds of gun owners may lose gun licenses (VIDEO)

WCVB.COM June 15, 2018 – There is a call from the Gov. Charlie Baker administration to strip hundreds of gun owners in Massachusetts of their licenses. The state is asking police chiefs to take away gun licenses from people convicted of misdemeanors, and some of them have already had their licenses revoked.  

1 year after shooting, lawmakers stand firm on gun rights

LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL.COM June 14, 2018 –  In the year since House Majority Whip Steve Scalise and others were shot at a congressional baseball practice, mass shootings have occurred at a Texas church, a Las Vegas music festival and high schools in Parkland, Florida, and Santa Fe, Texas. Ohio Rep. Brad Wenstrup, a doctor who helped save Scalise’s life last June: “If not for a gun — two…

IL – Gun Rights – You Can’t Take ‘Em: Judge Blocks Chicago Suburb’s Gun Ban Hours Before Going Into Effect

TOWNHALL.COM June 12, 2018 – A judge blocked a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines in the small town of Deerfield, Illinois, less than 24 hours before it was meant to go into effect. The decision, handed down Tuesday evening in the 19th Judicial Circuit Court in Lake County, Illinois, is a small victory for gun rights groups, who sued the Chicago suburb in April after it…

DC – Gun rights – Steve Scalise: getting shot made my gun rights support ‘as ardent as ever’

THE GUARDIAN.COM June 12, 2018 – Steve Scalise feared he would never return to his job as House majority whip, after he was shot and gravely wounded at baseball practice nearly a year ago. On Tuesday, the five-term Republican from Louisiana returned to the Capitol. Scalise said the experience reinforced his support for gun rights. “I was a strong supporter of the second amendment before the shooting,” he said, “and frankly,…

TX – Gun Rights – Open carry activists plan rally to arm teachers with guns in Santa Fe, a month after deadly school shooting

DALLAS MORNING NEWS  June 11, 2018 – Open carry activists are planning a rally in Santa Fe next weekend, a month after a deadly shooting at the town’s high school, to demonstrate support for arming teachers. The Facebook event page for the “Carry for Our Kids” rally features an advertisement with children playing on top of a black and white pistol. 

Nat’l – Gun Rights – The New York Times Interviews Muslim Americans Practicing Their Second Amendment Rights

TOWNHALL.COM June 10, 2018 – The New York Times recently interviewed gun-owning Muslim Americans in a piece that evokes strong feelings. It is empowering because the story shows the importance of having the Second Amendment. Yet, it is frustrating because it highlights the bigotry and prejudice many Muslim Americans have to face on a daily basis.  

FL – Gun Rights – Florida stopped doing gun permit checks for more than a year

FOX NEWS June 8, 2018 – For more than a year Florida failed to do national background checks on people applying for concealed weapons permits. An inspector general’s report sent to Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam in 2017 highlighted the problem. It said an employee stopped doing the checks because she couldn’t log into the database. 

CO – Gun Rights – Boulder police to again use discretion in enforcing open carry at downtown gun rally

BOULDER (CO) DAILY CAMERA.COM June 7, 2018 – Boulder police again plan to use discretion in enforcing open carry at downtown gun rally. “Officers will monitor Saturday’s event and allow participants to express their constitutional rights, while protecting the public safety for attendees and the community,” spokeswoman Shannon Aulabaugh said in an emailed statement Thursday.  

DE – Gun Rights – Delaware’s Gun Fight | Banning assault weapons fails in committee

WDEL.COM June 7, 2018 – An assault weapons ban in the state of Delaware didn’t make it out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday. Senate Bill 163 failed by one vote on June 6, 2018, and if it had gone to the full state Senate, it would have had a few exceptions, mainly for those who already possessed an assault rifle. Republican Dave Lawson sat on the Senate…

MS – Gun Rights – Mississippi High Court: Judges Can’t Regulate Concealed Guns

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT June 7, 2018 – A majority of Mississippi Supreme Court justices ruled Thursday that some local judges were wrong to ban people with enhanced concealed-carry licenses from taking guns into courthouses. The high court said judges in the 14th Chancery District overstepped their authority because the Mississippi Constitution specifies that only the Legislature “may regulate or forbid carrying concealed weapons.” 

IL – Gun Rights – Illinois Assault Weapons Ban Challenged

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) June 7, 2018 – An Illinois judge will hear arguments Friday about a temporary restraining order against Deerfield’s ban on certain semi-automatic guns. The ban is scheduled to go into effect June 13, but pro-gun groups are seeking an order to delay the enforcement of the law. Lawyers for the Illinois State Rifle Association and the Second Amendment Foundation say the injunction is necessary because otherwise village…

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