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VA – GUN RIGHTS – Virginia Gun Range Can Reopen — Governor Overstepped His Authority, Judge Rules

A VIRGINIA GUN RANGE CAN REMAIN OPEN, DESPITE GOV. RALPH NORTHAM'S ORDER CLOSING NONESSENTIAL BUSINESSES THROUGHOUT THE STATE IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, A STATE JUDGE RULED MONDAY. IN A MARCH EXECUTIVE ORDER, NORTHAM HAD INCLUDED INDOOR SHOOTING RANGES AMONG THE BUSINESSES TO BE TEMPORARILY SHUTTERED TO STOP THE SPREAD OF COVID-19. IN RESPONSE, THE SHOOTING RANGE SAFESIDE SUED, ASKING A COURT TO BLOCK THE ORDER. JUDGE F. PATRICK YEATTS GRANTED THE REQUEST, PROHIBITING LAW ENFORCEMENT FROM BLOCKING CITIZENS' ACCESS TO THE GUN RANGE.

NAT’L – GUN RIGHTS – Many supposedly grassroots reopen sites are tied to one pro-gun lobbyist

Over the past month, seemingly spontaneous protest sites have popped up throughout the country that advocate for an end to lockdowns various states have mandated in an attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Now, security researchers have tied much of this seemingly grassroots activity to a single person. Aaron Dorr is a well-known activist and lobbyist who has long been known for his advocacy of firearms ownership….

WA – GUN RIGHTS – ‘Constitutionalist sheriffs’ won’t enforce coronavirus restrictions

IN SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WASHINGTON, SHERIFF ADAM FORTNEY IS REFUSING TO ENFORCE THE GOVERNOR'S STAY-AT-HOME ORDER. HE CLAIMS THE ORDER "INTRUDES ON OUR RIGHT TO LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS." ON APRIL 22, HE TOLD CONSTITUENTS VIA A FACEBOOK POST THAT "ALONG WITH OTHER ELECTED SHERIFFS AROUND OUR STATE, THE SNOHOMISH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WILL NOT BE ENFORCING AN ORDER PREVENTING RELIGIOUS FREEDOMS OR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS."

AZ – GUN RIGHTS – Arizona Second Amendment Sanctuary Movement – Turning Up the Heat

ARIZONA VOTERS REMAIN AT RISK FOR LOSING OUR 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS FROM BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES. AS HAS BEEN SAID MANY TIMES: “IT AIN'T OVER TILL THE FAT LADY SINGS.” WE IN ARIZONA REMAIN AT RISK FOR LOSING OUR 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS FROM BOTH POLITICAL PARTIES AND ARE SURROUNDED BY ANTI-GUN STATES: CALIFORNIA, NEW MEXICO, UTAH AND NEVADA. AT THE FEBRUARY 22, 2020 YAVAPAI COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE’S SPECIAL MEETING, AN ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE ON BEHALF OF PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE KAREN FANN THAT THE ANTI-GUN BILLS DID NOT ADVANCE. THE AUDIENCE GAVE A ROUND OF APPLAUSE.

AZ – GUN RIGHTS – Mark Kelly Hides Gun Control Support During Arizona Senate Run

GABBY GIFFORDS’ HUSBAND, MARK KELLY (D), IS RUNNING AGAINST SEN. MARTHA MCSALLY (R) IN ARIZONA, BUT IS NOT MENTIONING HIS SUPPORT FOR CALIFORNIA-STYLE GUN CONTROLS DURING HIS CAMPAIGN. BREITBART NEWS REPORTED THAT KELLY WENT TO TUCSON, ARIZONA’S DIAMONDBACK POLICE SUPPLY IN FEBRUARY 2013 TO SHOW HOW EASY IT WAS TO ACQUIRE A GUN. THIS EFFORT COINCIDED WITH HE AND HIS WIFE’S POST-SANDY HOOK PUSH FOR UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS. KELLY WAS NOT ALLOWED TO BUY A GUN BECAUSE HE DID NOT HAVE THE PROPER ID REQUIRED BY THE BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM THAT HAD BEEN IN PLACE SINCE 1998. SEE STORY.

Washington Post reveals Minnesota gun group link to anti-quarantine protests

BRINGMETHENEWS.COM April 20, 2020 – Three brothers behind a Minnesota gun group have been linked to Facebook groups that are pushing and promoting anti coronavirus quarantine protests in several states.

A report in the Washington Post has revealed that the Dorr brothers, comprising Northfield, Minnesota-based Ben, Chris and Aaron Dorr, are behind groups with increasingly large follower numbers that oppose shutdowns…

NV – GUN RIGHTS – A Shot In Hell

SHOULD LAS VEGAS’S MACHINE-GUN RENTAL INDUSTRY BE THE FUTURE LIBERALS WANT FOR ASSAULT WEAPONS? ON OCTOBER 1, 2017, JUST AFTER COUNTRY STAR JASON ALDEAN TOOK THE STAGE FOR A FINALE AT THE ANNUAL ROUTE 91 HARVEST MUSIC FESTIVAL, A 64-YEAR-OLD MAN ARMED WITH 22 MILITARY-PATTERN SEMIAUTOMATIC RIFLES FIRED 1,100 ROUNDS INTO THE CONCERT GROUNDS FROM AN UPPER FLOOR OF THE NEARBY MANDALAY BAY HOTEL, AS AUDIENCE MEMBERS DUCKED FOR COVER OR RAN IN TERROR. SEMIAUTOMATIC GUNS FIRE A SINGLE ROUND WITH EVERY PULL OF THE TRIGGER. TO INCREASE THE RATE OF FIRE ON THE 14 AR-15S HE WAS USING, ALL OF WHICH HE’D PURCHASED LEGALLY, THE KILLER AFFIXED “BUMPSTOCK” ATTACHMENTS TO THEM. THIS ACCESSORY ENABLES A SHOOTER TO “BUMPFIRE” A SEMIAUTO RIFLE, MEANING THAT EVERY TIME YOU DEPRESS THE TRIGGER, THE WEAPON’S NATURAL RECOIL FROM FIRING PUSHES THE TRIGGER BACK AGAINST YOUR FINGER AND CAUSES THE WEAPON TO FIRE AGAIN—A DEADLY PERPETUAL MOTION THAT SIMULATES A MACHINE GUN’S “FULLY AUTOMATIC” ACTION.

GA – GUN RIGHTS – Gun Groups Sue to Reopen Georgia Gun-Carry Permitting

A COALITION OF GUN-RIGHTS GROUPS FILED A FEDERAL SUIT AGAINST GEORGIA OFFICIALS ON THURSDAY DEMANDING THAT THE STATE REOPEN ITS GUN-CARRY PERMITTING PROCESS OR ELIMINATE THE PERMIT ALTOGETHER. THE FIREARMS POLICY COALITION (FPC) AND SECOND AMENDMENT FOUNDATION (SAF) ARE CHALLENGING A CHEROKEE COUNTY DECISION TO SUSPEND ITS GUN-CARRY PERMITTING PROCESS AS PART OF A BROADER EFFORT TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF THE CORONAVIRUS.

NAT’L – GUN RIGHTS – Pandemic Changes Some Anti-2A Minds

Sometimes it takes a crisis for people to reevaluate long-held views and perspectives. The China Virus pandemic provides just such a scenario for millions of Americans who may not have valued or appreciated (or may have even opposed) our Second Amendment rights. For those sitting at home and wondering when or if they’ll ever get back to their jobs, and fearing widespread societal unrest, many have suddenly realized just how unprotected…

NAT’L – GUN RIGHTS – Panic Buying And Why Guns And Pandemics Go Hand In Hand

SINCE COVID-19 OFFICIALLY BROKE OUT IN THE U.S. BACK IN EARLY APRIL, THE SALE OF GUNS AND AMMO HAS EXPLODED. PICTURES OF LONG LINES OUTSIDE LOCAL STORES IN CALIFORNIA HAVE GONE VIRAL, WHILE ONLINE SITES LIKE AMMO.COM HAVE RECORDED SALES INCREASE OF OVER 222% BETWEEN FEB. 23 AND MARCH 15. THIS IS IN NO WAY A UNIQUE EVENT IN THE WORLD OF ARMS TRADE, BUT THE AMERICAN FIREARMS INDUSTRY IS UNIQUE AMONG OTHERS OF ITS KIND. IT IS ONE OF THE FEW INDUSTRIES THAT IS MORE PROFITABLE IN TIMES OF CRISIS THAN IN TIMES OF CALM.

WV – GUN RIGHTS – West Virginia AG: Coronavirus Does Not Erase 2nd Amendment Rights

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey (R) is advising sheriffs in his state to stay on task processing concealed carry permit applications and issuing those permits for applicants legally able to carry a gun. Morrisey wants residents of this state to maintain the ability to defend themselves, regardless of coronavirus shutdowns and/or social distancing requirements.

The NRA-ILA quoted Morrisey saying, “While we want our…

NAT’L – GUN RIGHTS – Gun Rights Organizations Come Together to Protect the 2A During Wuhan Coronavirus Pandemic

THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE WUHAN CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, LOCAL AND STATE OFFICIALS HAVE CONTINUALLY WORKED TO DERAIL AMERICANS' SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS. ." PRO-GUN GROUPS HAVE WORKED BOTH TOGETHER AND INDEPENDENTLY TO ENSURE THAT AMERICANS HAVE THE RIGHT TO DEFEND THEMSELVES, ESPECIALLY IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC. THE NATIONAL SHOOTING SPORTS FOUNDATION (NSSF), NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION (NRA), SECOND AMENDMENT FOUNDATION (SAF), GUN OWNERS OF AMERICAN (GOA) AND FIREARMS POLICY COALITION (FPC) ALL HAD ONE GOAL: GETTING THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (DHS) TO DECLARE FIREARM MANUFACTURERS, DISTRIBUTORS, RANGES AND RETAIL STORES AS "ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES" THAT SHOULD REMAIN OPEN DURING THE WUHAN CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC.

AZ – GUN RIGHTS – Gun sales rose to record levels in March, as COVID-19 fears climbed

Arizona processed a record 82,771 background checks on would-be gun buyers in March, as fears of the coronavirus drove people to gun shops in what one shop owner called “panic time.”

It was twice as high as any March in the state since FBI background checks began in 1998 and almost one-quarter of the total sales in Arizona for all of 2019, according to NICS Firearm Checks data, which showed a doubling…

GUN RIGHTS – Amber Heard loves guns, says she sleeps with a firearm nearby as it makes her feel safe

For the past few months, the fans of Amber Heard have come to witness many sides of her that they had no idea about, including the fact that she admitted to physically abusing her ex-husband, Johnny Depp, multiple times during their short-lived marriage. Another side of the ‘Aquaman’ actress that many might be unaware of is her love for firearms. Heard is a self-proclaimed pro-gun activist who supports the…

TN – GUN RIGHTS – LEOs support Lee’s carry law proposal

Some of the top law enforcement administrators in Cumberland County agree on the right to be armed and two throw support to Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee’s proposal of an open carry law.

While two support Lee’s proposal, two others tentatively support the proposal as announced, but want to know more about the final bill, and what amendments to the proposal are added.

All four — Crossville Police Chief Jesse Brooks, Cumberland…

NAT’L – GUN RIGHTS – Republicans Claim Victory In Take Over Of Courts & Re-Visiting Constitutional 2nd Amendment Rights

THE REPUBLICAN PARTY HAS FINALLY COMPLETED THEIR TAKEOVER OF THE COURT SYSTEM AND THAT’S NOT JUST SPECULATION. THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT THE CHAIRWOMAN OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY RECENTLY ANNOUNCED IN AN OP ED.

GA – GUN RIGHTS – GeorgiaCarry Sues to Force Fulton Probate Judge to Resume Issuing Gun Licenses During COVID-19 Pandemic

Gun rights group GeorgiaCarry.Org has sued to force Fulton County’s probate judge to accept and process firearms licenses despite a statewide judicial emergency. The organization, dedicated to removing regulations and laws it believes infringe on the ability to acquire and carry firearms, has asked a federal judge for a writ of mandamus ordering Fulton County Probate Judge Pinkie Toomer and her staff to lift a suspension on the issuance of gun licenses put in place after…

NM – GUN RIGHTS – NRA Files Lawsuit Against Anti-Gun Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s Order Closing Gun Stores and Ranges in New Mexico

Today, NRA-ILA and our state affiliate, the New Mexico Shooting Sports Association, filed a Lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico, challenging anti-gun Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s use of emergency powers and her COVID-19 statewide order to shut down firearm retailers and ranges.  We are working with the Second Amendment Foundation, the Firearms Policy Coalition, and the Mountain States Legal Foundation on this litigation. …

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