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WA – GUN RIGHTS – Cowlitz County Commissioners Pass Resolution Opposing I-1639 Gun Measure

The Cowlitz County commissioners Tuesday passed a resolution opposing the implementation of Initiative 1639 after hearing public comment for weeks against the measure. 

UT – GUN RIGHTS – What’s Up With That? Flag Designed With Firearms Flown With Pride

This flag is owned by Chet and Kacie Nelson and is displayed prominently in front of their home in Logan. 

AZ – GUN RIGHTS – New Jersey gun-rights case has Arizona attorney general concerned

Arizona and 22 other states are asking the highest court in the nation to weigh in on gun rights after a New Jersey resident was denied a permit to carry a firearm outside of his home. 

SD – GUN RIGHTS – Freedom! South Dakota Becomes Latest State to Pass ‘Constitutional Carry.’

On Tuesday, the South Dakota state legislature passed a bill allowing for permit-less concealed carrying. The bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Kristi Noem (R-SD), who has already expressed support for the measure. 

DC – GUN RIGHTS – Why the Second Amendment is problem for the Supreme Court

What makes most individual constitutional rights fundamental is the unwillingness of the Supreme Court to allow those rights to be diminished by state and federal political actors. 

WA – GUN RIGHTS – The Sheriffs Resisting Washington’s New Gun Laws: ‘I’m not going to enforce that’

In Washington state, a freshly implemented ballot initiative and a raft of new bills may produce some of the tightest firearms regulations in the US. But standing in the way is a group of rural law enforcement officers who say point blank that they won’t enforce any of it. 

NY – CAMPUS GUNS – NYS set to ban teachers from carrying guns in school under sweeping gun control measures

New York would ban teachers from carrying guns in school under a broad gun control package set to pass the Legislature on Tuesday. 

PA – GUN RIGHTS – Residents argue for and against Pittsburgh gun ban during public hearing

Scores of people stood for hours Thursday night in a reconfigured first floor of Pittsburgh’s City-County Building to argue for three minutes each for or against the city’s proposed firearms ban. 

INT’L – GUN RIGHTS – Fear and zeal over more guns in violence-plagued Brazil

Fearing for his safety amid rising crime in Latin America’s largest nation, Paulo Alberto joined a gun club three years ago and learned to shoot. But he says Brazil’s tight carry laws that mean he can’t take his gun anywhere but to the club limit his ability to protect himself outside his home. 

NAT’L – GUN RIGHTS – Finding Treasure In Old Colts And Remingtons, A Million-Dollar Gun Business Thrives

Neil Schachte hands me the funniest little gun, a palm-sized snub-nosed weapon. I wrap my fingers around it, admiring the way my nails, painted gold for New Year’s, look next to the metal. 

SD GUN RIGHTS – ‘Constitutional Carry’ And Bill Allowing Firearms In State Capitol Pass Out Of Committee

Legislation allowing people to carry concealed handguns without a permit, sometimes called “Constitutional carry,” is headed to the South Dakota Senate floor for a vote. 

IN – GUN RIGHTS – Lake commissioners shoot down residential firearms restrictions in south county

The Lake County Commissioners have vetoed a new ordinance widening a prohibition on gunfire in residential south. 

INT’L – GUN RIGHTS – Brazil’s Bolsonaro Eases Gun Laws in First Bid to Tackle Crime

Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro signed a decree loosening the country’s restrictive gun regulations, a small advance on his signature campaign pledge to arm law-abiding citizens to combat rampant crime. 

WI – GUN RIGHTS – Competing protests at state Capitol ends safely after several tense hours

The state Capitol was the backdrop to a clash of competing protests Saturday afternoon, as both conservative, gun rights advocates and anti-fascist activists organized two opposing protests. 

WI – Gun Rights/Gun Control – Gun rights advocates, counter-protesters set for competing Capitol protests Saturday

The right and the left are set to collide Saturday at dueling protests at the state Capitol. 

Int’l – Gun Rights – Opinion: Relaxing Brazil’s Gun Laws Could Make A Murderous Country Even Deadlier

A record 63,800 Brazilians were murdered in 2017. About 43,000 of them died as a result of firearms. This compares to roughly 15,500 gun-related homicides in the United States that same year. 

Nat’l – Gun Rights – The Battle Between Gun Ownership And Medical Marijuana In Conservative States

Marijuana is now legal for medicinal use in more than 30 jurisdictions across the United States. Unfortunately, for the gun owners who participate in these legal programs, this means forfeiting the right to bear arms. 

WA – Gun Rights – Gun rights rally expected to draw people with guns to Capitol Campus (VIDEO)

Rally for Your Rights will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 18 on the north steps of the Legislative Building.  

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