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KS – Gun Rights – Kansas town says Kobach can’t use replica gun in parade

ABC NEWS.GO.COM October 12, 2018 – Organizers of a small-town Kansas parade have told Republican Kris Kobach that he must remove a replica machine gun from the back of a Jeep that’s become a key part of his campaign for governor and emblematic of his support for gun rights. An attorney for the organizing committee for Iola’s Farm City Days said it was in talks Friday with Kobach’s campaign…

PA – Gun Rights – Gun Control Groups Keep Endorsing Republicans. Some Activists Are Fed Up.

MOTHER JONES.COM October 12, 2018 – When Everytown for Gun Safety released a list of more than 70 political endorsements this week, most of the names were unsurprising. But one name stood out: Brian Fitzpatrick. The freshman Republican congressman voted against the concealed carry reciprocity bill last year, (but) wrote a letter to constituents explaining that he’d opposed the legislation because it contained unspecified “extraneous provisions,” and he said that…

DE – Gun Rights – Judge Nixes New Gun Regulations in State Parks as Unconstitutional

LAW.COM October 11, 2018 – A Delaware Superior Court judge on Thursday ruled that new regulations banning the open carry of firearms in lodges and camping areas of state parks and forests were unconstitutional. Judge Jeffrey J. Clark sided with attorneys for the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association, who argued that the regulations from the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control and the Delaware Department of Agriculture violated a provision of…

LA – Gun Rights – Louisiana Is Now Involved In What Could Be A Landmark Gun Rights Case At The Supreme Court

HAYRIDE.COM October 9, 2018 – Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry announced Tuesday that the state will be joining 16 others in submitting an amicus brief in the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York case, meaning that Louisiana is going to play a role in what’s expected to be the most significant 2nd Amendment case since the Heller decision. With federal court decisions impacting Louisiana people, regardless of where the…

DC – Gun Rights – How Is Kavanaugh Likely To Rule On Critical Issues? Here’s A Look At His Record

WGBH.ORG (NPR) October 8, 2018 – “Kavanaugh believes in a very vigorous Second Amendment right to bear arms,” UCLA law professor Adam Winkler told (NPR’s Nina)Totenberg, “and he thinks there is little room for constitutionally permissible gun control.” He carved out a position that is strongly in favor of gun rights — and strongly skeptical of any new or novel limitations on gun ownership that break with “tradition.” 

Local gun groups flex muscle in state politics, sidestepping the NRA

REUTERS.COM October 8, 2018 – With major gun-rights legislation stalled in Washington, much of the action has shifted to the states, where self-described “no compromise” groups such as the Missouri Firearms Coalition have mobilized activists in favor of pro-gun laws, according to Reuters interviews with gun-rights groups in more than a dozen states, lawmakers and NRA supporters. These groups have become increasingly active in promoting a pro-gun agenda in…

MO – Gun Rights – Guns on campus lawsuit to continue without professor

ABC17NEWS.COM October 5, 2018 – A professor who filed a lawsuit against the University of Missouri to invalidate a ban on guns on campus will no longer be a party to the case. MU law professor Royce Barondes was dismissed from the case Thursday per the terms of a settlement reached with the university. The Missouri Attorney General’s Office, which had filed a suit in support of Barondes –…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Chicken Little Challenges to 3-D Guns

BREITBART.COM October 4, 2018 – Probably no 27 words in our founding documents have caused so much controversy as have those comprising the Second Amendment’s guarantee of the right to keep and bear arms; except, perhaps, the ten words in the First Amendment that protect freedom of speech. When these two amendments intersect, get ready for a constitutional free-for-all. 

NV – Gun Rights – Las Vegas Shooting Survivors Divided On Gun Reform (VIDEO)

NEWSY.COM (Via WPTV) October 2, 2018 – The shooting at the Route 91 music festival left nearly five dozen people dead and hundreds wounded. The state of Nevada has some of the loosest gun laws in the country, and high rates of gun ownership. And yet the city of Las Vegas is made up of people like Christine Caria and Cody Jones. The women were at the concert as the…

OH – Gun Rights – Kent State’s ‘gun girl’ vows to campus return after open carry demonstration (VIDEO)

FOX8 CLEVELAND.COM September 30, 2018 –  Hundreds of demonstrators and counter-demonstrators clashed in a tense march at Kent State University on Saturday; however, Kent State’s “gun girl” says she’ll be back to promote campus carry. The march was organized by Kent graduate Kaitlin Bennett as a pro-second amendment demonstration and was met by counter demonstrators. Bennett is best known for a photograph taken following her graduation that shows her posing with an AR-10…

OH – Gun Rights – Gun-rights advocates face protesters at Kent State University

COLUMBUS DISPATCH.COM September 30, 2018 – Christa Whitmore said she once would have been among the protesters. She was a member of the Occupy movement for economic and social inequality, she said. Now she has a concealed carry permit and she brought Shiloh to campus to learn more about Kaitlin Bennett’s push to allow students, faculty and staff to carry guns on Ohio public university campuses. 

OH – Gun Rights – Kent State to increase security for gun rally

RECORD-COURIER.COM September 27, 2018 – Kent State University is increasing security on campus Saturday, the day an open carry gun walk is planned. The walk is being organized by Kent State graduate Kaitlin Bennett — the “Kent State gun girl” who graduated in May — and is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m., according to social media posts. The University Library and the Kent Student Center, including the University…

CA – Gun Rights – Healing the Divide: Consider the Second Amendment’s nuances in gun debates

THE DAILY TROJAN.COM September 27, 2018 – One of the most heated debates in American politics revolves around one sentence in the Constitution: “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” In our politically polarized society, the topic of gun control raises reflexive outcries of “no to guns,” and “guns don’t…

OH – Gun Rights – Who is Kaitlin Bennett, the “Kent State gun girl,” beyond her online persona?

THE NEW POLITICAL.COM September 24, 2018 – Everyone knows Kaitlin Bennett as the girl who rose to fame by wearing an AR-15 across her back in her viral graduation picture at Kent State University. She’s commonly referred to as the “Kent State gun girl” on social media by supporters and detractors alike, but who is Kaitlin Bennett beyond her online persona? 

VA – Gun Rights – Gun Control Twist: Saving One Life “Does Not Justify” Right-to-Carry

NRA-ILA.ORG September 21, 2018 – Gun control advocates often use some version of the phrase “if it saves one life” in order to justify their ineffective proposals. This week, the anti-gun editorial page of the Chicago Sun-Times offered a different take. Fearful that the Right-to-Carry was getting too much good publicity in the wake of an Illinois concealed carry permit holder’s heroic actions, the Sun-Times editorial board felt it…

FL – Gun Rights – Support for assault-weapons ban slides in months since Parkland shooting

SUN-SENTINEL.COM September 20, 2018 – Public support for banning assault weapons — an idea that had sky-high support from Florida voters immediately after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre — has declined. Support was 46 percentage points higher than opposition in February. It declined to 21 percentage points in September. 

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Gun Rights Advocates Add New States to Free Speech Lawsuit Over 3D-Printed Gun Files

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON September 19, 2018 – The Second Amendment Foundation, in cooperation with 3D-printed gun pioneer Cody Wilson’s company Defense Distributed, added New York governor Andrew Cuomo, Pennsylvania governor Thomas Wolf, Delaware attorney general Matthew Denn, and Pennsylvania attorney general Josh Shapiro to their suit. They accuse the defendants of “unconstitutional prior restraint” for their efforts to block the publishing of gun files, including those with instructions for printing gun components…

ID – Gun Rights – Shot Through the Heart: Boise Couples Take Romance to the Gun Range

BOISE WEEKLY.COM September 19, 2018 – It started on Facebook, when my cousin tagged her husband in an ad featuring a coyly smiling couple standing back to back. Both of them were holding guns (the classic spy film pose) and the ad read “A Date on the Shooting Range.” Along the bottom paraded a row of hearts formed from shotgun shells. While that particular graphic was advertising a range…

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