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FL – Gun Rights – Man Arrested In Florida With ‘Arsenal’ Of Guns, Swastika And Bullet-Resistant Vest

NEWSWEEK.COM October 26, 2018 – A South Dakota man was arrested in Florida with an “arsenal” of guns, a bullet-resistant vest and a knife with a swastika, according to the Miami Herald. David Goldammer, 32, was charged with DUI, carrying a concealed weapon and openly carrying a concealed weapon after he was found in Miami Beach with five loaded handguns and a rifle. An arrest report said authorities located a South Dakota…

ID – Gun Rights – As Gun-Debates Rage Nationwide, Idaho Politicians Campaign To Prove They Will Not Be Outgunned

KUNC.ORG (NPR) October 26, 2018 – There’s a lot of talk about guns in political campaigns this year, much of it focused on regulations aimed at preventing mass shootings. But in states like Idaho, where well over half the population has guns, politicians on all sides are angling to be the most firearms-friendly candidate. Paulette Jordan, a former state representative and self-described progressive running for governor, was heavily criticized by conservative groups like the…

MI – Gun Rights – Gun possession case backfires

TRAVERSE CITY RECORD-EAGLE.COM October 26, 2018 – A grand jury indicted Mark Andrew McMichael on two charges after investigators found dozens of firearms and thousands of bullets in his home. Officials searched his Grand Traverse County home Dec. 1 and found approximately 76 guns, some stowed between wall studs and ceiling rafters — including “AR-15 and AK-47 type semiautomatic rifles” — and more than 17,500 rounds of ammunition, according…

CO – Gun Rights – Gun rights under siege? Recreational shooting on public lands in West has officials struggling to balance sport vs. safety

USA TODAY.COM October 24, 2018 – Legs crossed and gaze fixed firmly downrange, Benjamin White-Patarino settles himself onto the concrete and exhales. As he holds his breath, the afternoon wind dies and with it the rustle of the dry fall grasses. The world pauses for a moment, totally silent. BLAM. BLAM. Gunshots crack out in the silence. 

OK – Feature – Buying My First Gun in the Dark Heart of America

LITERARY HUB.COM October 24, 2018 – At first I wondered why we needed to go to a gun show to buy a gun. After all, Charles lives about three miles from a store called Frank’s Gun & Repair. It’s at the corner of Highway 51 and 121st Street, just north of the Phillips 66 and across the street from the railroad tracks. Can’t miss it. Can’t mistake it, either,…

Gun rights vs. gun control a major factor for many Georgia voters

POLITICS.MYAJC.COM October 22, 2018 – The gun control advocates gathered at Murphey Candler Park on one of the first cool Saturday mornings of the fall, armed with canvassing tools on their smartphones and frustration over Brett Kavanaugh’s appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court. The 100 or so volunteers ventured deep into suburban Brookhaven to “channel that frustration into action,” as volunteer Beth Freeman put it, hoping to use a…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Majority in U.S. Now Oppose Ban on Assault Rifles

GALLUP.COM October 19, 2018 – Americans’ support for a ban on semi-automatic guns in the U.S. has dropped eight percentage points from a year ago, when opinions were more evenly divided after the mass shooting in Las Vegas. Last year’s measure was unusually high for the trend over the past several years; the current 40% is back to within a few points of where it was between 2011 and…

Int’l – Gun Rights – Brazil’s Congress Gears Up to Deliver on Bolsonaro’s Gun Promise

BLOOMBERG.COM October 19, 2018 – With former Army Captain Jair Bolsonaro on the cusp of winning Brazil’s presidency, his allies in Congress plan to deliver on his campaign promise to ease the country’s restrictive gun laws as early as this year. Gun ownership is one of the flagship campaign pledges of the former paratrooper, who regularly greets his fans by cocking his hands in a gun-shaped salute. Way ahead…

FL – Gun Rights – They’re coming to Miami Beach with guns and rifles, and they will be welcomed, police chief says

MIAMI HERALD.COM October 19, 2018 – A group of gun enthusiasts, who created a ruckus when they showed up on the South Beach pier in June with handguns and rifles, plan another well-armed visit Saturday — but this time, Miami Beach police say they’ll be ready and accommodating. Four months ago, when six members of Open Carry showed up at the pier on the south end of Miami Beach,…

VA – Gun Rights – Glocks and Nazi memorabilia: I’d get in trouble at home for what I saw at a US gun show

USA TODAY.COM October 18, 2018 – Before I came to the United States from my native Austria, the only real gun I had ever seen was a pistol belonging to a friend who is a policeman in Germany. I remember touching the Walter PPK pistol in 2014, but it felt weird so I gave it back to him. Four years later, I was in Chantilly, Virginia, visiting my first…

WA – Gun Rights – Patriot Prayer, fresh off wild street brawl, to talk guns at Vancouver colleges

OREGON LIVE.COM – October 17, 2018 – Fresh off another violent street brawl in Portland, Patriot Prayer is planning a pair of college campus visits to talk about guns — but now is turning its attention to its home turf of Clark County. Members of the right-wing group plan to be at Clark College on Oct. 22 and Washington State University Vancouver the next day to protest a state ballot initiative that would raise the minimum…

WA – Gun Rights – SW Washington students move to boycott class ahead of Patriot Prayer visit

KPTV.COM October 17, 2018 – Patriot Prayer and its founder Joey Gibson are planning to visit two southwest Washington college campuses next week to raise awareness about ballot measure I-1639, which would implement stricter gun laws. “I don’t want violence,” Gibson said. “Violence hurts the movement, it hurts the message.” Gibson is talking about the right-wing group’s stance on Second Amendment rights and free speech.  [full…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Tea Party Group Leaks Call Lists, Guides for Staging Pro-Gun ‘Student-Led’ High School Protests

GIZMODO.COM October 17, 2018 – An ultra-conservative group representing one of the nation’s largest Tea Party coalitions left exposed dozens of internal documents and call lists containing the names and phone numbers of some 527,000 supporters. Discovered online by security researchers late last month, the cache of files contain a broad range of internal strategic documents, call scripts, and other files that chronicle the group’s efforts to mobile U.S….

FL – Gun Rights – The guy with the guns? It’s OK, he’s just fishing (VIDEOS)

TCPALM.COM October 16, 2018 – Here’s the thing: Michael Taylor knows his rights. He knows that if he wants to sling his semi-automatic M&P15-22 over his shoulder and strap on his Glock 23 while fishing, he can do that. You don’t like it? Tough, because it’s all right there in Florida Statute 790.25 (3)(h), which says anyone “engaged in fishing, camping, or lawful hunting or going to or returning from…

OR – Gun Rights – Bear spray, bloody brawls at Patriot Prayer ‘law and order’ march in Portland (VIDEO)

OREGON LIVE.COM October 13, 2018 – Warning: This post contains graphic content. A demonstration billed as a march for “law and order” in the streets of Portland descended into chaos as rival political factions broke into bloody brawls downtown Saturday night. Members of the right-wing group Patriot Prayer and their black-clad adversaries, known as antifa, used bear spray, bare fists and batons to thrash each other outside…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Mitch McConnell, the NRA, and the Making of Our Polarizing Supreme Court

EDITOR’S NOTE: SCROLL DOWN TO SEE BOB ROGERS’ CUSTOM CONTENT COLUMN: Democrats Now Chewing On Their Own Cud
THE TRACE.COM October 13, 2018 – Brett Kavanaugh is now Justice Kavanaugh, dramatically tilting the ideological balance of the Supreme Court to the right, and opponents of his confirmation are still incensed. Fueling their rage is the sense that the outcome was exponentially undemocratic: a clearly partisan jurist, appointed by a president…

CT – Gun Rights – With Kavanaugh on court, gun laws could be targeted

CT POST.COM October 13, 2018 – Having barely survived a scorched-earth Senate confirmation, Justice Brett Kavanaugh is now in position to tilt the Supreme Court to the right on a variety of issues — including a possible rollback of Connecticut’s assault-weapons ban. At a minimum, Kavanaugh appears to be a vote for the Supreme Court to consider cases involving the court’s landmark Heller decision, in which the justices said…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – NRA to Congressional Gun Controllers: The American People Will Never Give Up Their Guns

BREITBART.COM October 12, 2018 – On Friday, the NRA posted a message for gun controllers in Congress and elsewhere saying, “We the People will never give up our guns.” The tweet from the NRA comes as Democrats double down on gun control as a central message for the fast-approaching midterms. 

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