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Nat’l – Gun Rights – Kavanaugh Confirmation May Mean More Second Amendment Cases Before the Supreme Court

OUTDOOR LIFE.COM July 10, 2018 – The Supreme Court’s last significant Second Amendment rulings were 2008’s Heller v. D.C. and 2010’s McDonald v Chicago. Earlier this year, the Court opted not to hear Peruta v. California, which many hoped would produce a ruling stating that it is unconstitutional for local governments to withhold handgun licenses and permits to otherwise eligible citizens on an arbitrary “may issue” instead of “shall…

VA – Gun Rights – NRA, Gun-Rights Groups Applaud Trump Supreme Court Pick

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON July 10, 2018 – Gun-rights proponents were universally supportive of the nomination while gun-control advocates roundly rejected it. The National Rifle Association, National Shooting Sports Foundation, and Second Amendment Foundation all released statements praising Trump and Kavanaugh shortly after the announcement was made. Likewise, Everytown for Gun Safety and Giffords released statements slamming the move. 

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Gallup Poll Reveals Americans’ New Litmus Test Surrounding Guns And Gun Control

TOWNHALL.COM July 8, 2018 – Between June 1 and June 13 Gallup conducted a poll about the National Rifle Association to determine how Americans felt about the pro-gun group about about gun laws in America. One of the key takeaways that Gallup came to: Republicans are far more likely to view the NRA favorably, opposed to Democrats who frequently oppose the pro-gun group. 

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Organizers of pro-gun rallies lament low turnout

WASHINGTON POST July 7, 2018 – A group of protesters gathers in Washington, D.C. for the March For Our Rights, a rally supporting gun ownership. similar protests took place in other cities, with the intent to outdo the march for our lives gun-control rallies, but organizers were disappointed in low turnout. 

DC – Gun Rights – Conservative students speak out on gun rights, plan marches in 10 cities Saturday

WASHINGTON POST (Subscription) July 6, 2018 – As a pro-gun, conservative student, Anthony Bartosiewicz believes his opinion has been drowned out. The 16-year-old from Wheaton, Ill., said classmates who learn that he is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment have called him a “school shooter” or have pushed him into arguments about guns. 

OH – Gun Rights – Conservative graduate who posed with gun in viral photo fires ‘big scary rifle’ in video (VIDEO)

FOX NEWS July 5, 2018 – The conservative Kent State University graduate who went viral for posing with a rifle on campus as a parting shot at the school’s anti-gun policy posted a video that is sure to set off her detractors. Kaitlin Bennett, a pro-Second Amendment supporter and Grassroots Director for Liberty Hangout, shared a clip on July 4 where she fired the gun that made her an…

IL – Gun Rights – 26 Illinois counties have passed ‘gun sanctuary’ resolutions. Are they constitutional? (VIDEO)

BELLEVILLE NEWS-DEMOCRAT July 4, 2018 – A “gun sanctuary” trend spreading across Illinois counties in support of Second Amendment rights has raised questions about just who is allowed to decide what is or isn’t constitutional where guns are concerned. At least 26 of Illinois’ 102 counties have passed “gun sanctuary” resolutions or similar measures.  

NJ – Gun Rights – Gun-Rights Group Sues New Jersey Over New Restrictive Gun Ban

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK July 3, 2018 – A new gun law in the ‘Garden State’ is being challenged by gun owners, who say they have been turned into criminals by the legislation. This week the Association of New Jersey Rifle and Pistol Clubs — a division of the NRA — filed a motion against the state for alleged Second Amendment violations. The controversial legislation outlaws gun magazines holding…

Why Americans have long been fascinated by gunfighting preachers

WTOP.COM July 3, 2018 – Fox News and The Washington Post reported an earlier story involving the quick-thinking actions of a church leader who also happened to be a trained emergency responder. Spotting an armed carjacker exiting a Walmart Supercenter, in Oakville, Washington, the gun-owning pastor took pursuit – then shot and killed the man in the parking lot. The Walmart shooting joins a long tradition of stories about…

(DC – Gun Rights)  Women From All 50 States Travel to DC to Speak to Lawmakers About Gun Rights

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON July 3, 2018 – Fifty women from America’s 50 states went to Capitol Hill last month to meet with federal lawmakers in an effort to advocate for gun rights. The D.C. Project spent four days at the end of June walking the halls of Congress and meeting with representatives and senators about firearms policy. This year is the third year in a row in which the…

KS – Gun Rights – Campus concealed carry law passes first year in effect, policy violations recorded at K-State

KSTATE COLLEGIAN.COM July 2, 2018 – After concealed carry of handguns on Kansas college campuses became legal on July 1, 2017, the Kansas State Police Department has filed no criminal cases regarding the presence of handguns on campus. However, there have been two policy violations. Lt. Bradli Millington, K-State Police’s public information officer, said over email that there has been “one policy violation that was handled by Human Capital…

DC – Gun Rights – High School Second Amendment Activist Kashuv Offers Classmates Free Trip to Turning Point Summit in DC

DAILY SIGNAL.COM June 28, 2018 – The pro-Second Amendment activist at the Florida high school where 17 died in a school shooting in February is inviting his fellow students to attend a high school leadership summit in Washington next month. Kyle Kashuv, a rising senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, recently became the director of high school outreach for Turning Point USA and will chair…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – The NRA’s Most Wanted Customer: Women

GLAMOUR.COM June 28, 2018 – Last year Samantha Prier, 31, an engineer in western Iowa with three children, was shopping in the local Target, her kids in tow, when she spied a khaki-clad man following her through the aisles. Security escorted the family to the car. The police were called. In minutes it was over. Prier wasn’t traumatized by the episode; she recounts it cheerily. “I see millions of…

DC – Gun Rights – Trump’s proposed bump stock ban draws 89,000 comments weighing gun rights against fears of violence

DALLAS MORNING NEWS June 28, 2018 – More than 89,000 people have weighed in on a proposed nationwide ban on bump stocks, the device used in a Las Vegas concert massacre that left 58 people dead last October. The 90-comment period ended at midnight Wednesday, and gun control advocates and Second Amendment fans from Texas and across the country were eager to share their fears — of violence, or…

MS – Gun Rights – After The Aurora Theater Shooting, This Grandmother Started A $3M Gun Academy

FORBES.COM June 27, 2018 – In July 2012, in a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., a mass shooter killed 12 people watching The Dark Knight Rises. At the time, it was one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history, though it has since fallen off the top 10 list. Nearly a whole country away, in Raymond, Miss., Kim Condon, had a different reaction: She thought about the movie nights…

OK – Gun rights – Pot Or Guns: Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Users Prohibited From Gun Ownership (VIDEO)

NEWS ON 6.COM June 27, 2018 – The legalization of medical marijuana comes with a big issue for Oklahoma’s gun owners. If you want to get medical marijuana, you can’t own or buy a gun. Federal law prohibits any person who is an “unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance” from possessing firearms or ammunition. There are no exceptions in the law for medical marijuana users. Some gun…

The Second Amendment ‘Has Become Optional’

REASON.COM June 27, 2018 – Ten years ago this week, the Supreme Court for the first time explicitly recognized that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to armed self-defense. Since then the Court has revisited the subject only twice, while it has heard about 45 cases involving the Fourth Amendment and about 60 involving the First. After waiting more than two centuries to acknowledge that the Second Amendment imposes limits on…

Black Guns Matter Founder Engages Anti-Trump Protesters At The Supreme Court

TOWNHALL.COM June 26, 2018 – Second Amendment supporters across the nation gathered on the footsteps of the Supreme Court to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the District of Columbia v. Heller case, which ruled that “the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to own a firearm unconnected from service in a Militia and that a firearm may be used in a traditionally lawful purpose, such as for self-defense in the home.” 

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