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CAN THERE BE CIVIL DIALOGUE ABOUT GUN CONTROL IN AMERICA IN 2018? AN AUDITORIUM FULL OF CAL STATE FULLERTON STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF PROVED THERE CAN, TACKLING THE TOPIC SEPT. 19 IN THE FIRST CIVIL DIALOGUE OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR.PRO-GUN CONTROL PARKLAND SURVIVOR ADMITS HIS PAST RHETORIC WAS WRONG, EXPLAINS LEAVING MARCH FOR OUR LIVES. CAMERON KASKY, EXPLAINED IN AN INTERVIEW WITH FOX NEWS RADIO WHY HE REGRETS HIS PAST RHETORIC TOWARDS PEOPLE HE DISAGREED WITH. IN THE SAME INTERVIEW, THE NOW HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR ALSO EXPLAINED WHY HE LEFT MARCH FOR OUR LIVES, THE PRO-GUN CONTROL GROUP HE CO-FOUNDED SHORTLY AFTER THE SHOOTING IN FEBRUARY.SURVEILLANCE VIDEO CAUGHT PEOPLE INSIDE AN ILLINOIS GAS STATION DUCKING FOR COVER AFTER GUNSHOTS RANG OUT IN THE PARKING LOT. A CUSTOMER WAS AT THE COUNTER BUYING LOTTERY TICKETS RIGHT BEFORE BULLETS SHATTERED A STOREFRONT WINDOW NEAR HER.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.THE PHILIPPINES MAY BECOME THE REGION’S DEFENSE INDUSTRY HUB AFTER SEVERAL COUNTRIES EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN BASING THEIR ARMS AND DEFENSE MANUFACTURING FACILITIES IN THE COUNTRY. AMONG THE FACILITIES ARE FIREARMS AND FORCE PROTECTION PLANTS, AS WELL AS ONES FOR AVIATION MAINTENANCE, REPAIR AND OVERHAUL. RUSSIA, MEANWHILE, IS MORE LIKELY TO HAVE A FIREARMS FACTORY IN BATAAN PROVINCE, IN CENTRAL LOZUN REGION.

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DC – Gun Rights – State Department defends allowing publication of blueprints to 3D print guns (VIDEO)

ABC NEWS.COM July 25, 2018 – Just days before digital blueprints that would allow people to 3D print firearms are set to go live online, the State Department is defending the move to allow their publication, even as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo promised to look into the issue. The Trump administration recently settled with a non-profit after it sued for the right to publish the code.  [full…

U.S. appeals court upholds right to carry gun in public

REUTERS.COM July 24, 2018 –  A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment guarantees a right to openly carry a gun in public for self-defense, finding that Hawaii overstepped its authority to regulate firearms possession outside the home. “We do not take lightly the problem of gun violence,” Judge Diarmuid O’Scannlain wrote in Tuesday’s ruling. “But, for better or for worse, the Second Amendment…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Decades-old struggles shouldn’t strip you of your gun rights today

WASHINGTON EXAMINER July 24, 2018 – Almost 30 years ago, a friend’s parents committed him to a psychiatric unit because of his alcohol abuse. Released after a few days, he stopped drinking in his early 20s. He has lived a sober, responsible, productive life for over 20 years. Yet he cannot own a gun. 

Report: Ted Nugent camp cites Pulse shooting in concert gun ban

ORLANDO SENTINEL.COM July 19, 2018 – Rocker Ted Nugent, a vocal gun rights supporter and opponent of gun-free zones, banned guns from his concert in Virginia on Tuesday — and concerns about the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting was one of the reasons given for the ban. A Nugent spokeswoman, meanwhile, later denied they requested a gun ban. According to Roanoke station WSLS, Nugent’s management specifically told Berglund Performing Arts Theater…

Accused Russian Spy Maria Butina Used NRA-Style Rhetoric to Connect With American Conservatives

THE TRACE.COM July 18, 2018 – The federal indictment of the accused Kremlin spy Maria Butina lays out how the 29-year-old operative infiltrated groups like the National Rifle Association in an attempt to push U.S. politics in a more Russia-friendly direction. American conservatives and Republicans, she told an American associate in an exchange recounted in an FBI affidavit, have been “traditionally associated with negative and aggressive foreign policy, especially with regards to Russia.” Her mission…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – When Code Is Speech, Tech Like 3D-Printed Guns Sees Greater Protection from Censorship

REASON.COM July 18, 2018 – Can a gun be protected by our rights to free speech? According to a recent settlement by the Department of Justice, when the gun is a schematic written in computer code, it can. Reason readers will be familiar with the saga of Cody Wilson and his gun rights collective, Defense Distributed. Disturbed by the rising tide of anti-gun sentiment in the cultural discourse, Wilson and his comrades set…

TX – Gun Rights – Get Ready For The New Era Of 3d-Printed Guns Starting August 1

VICE NEWS.COM July 18, 2018 – Cody Wilson’s legal woes began in 2013, when he posted the world’s first online manual for how to assemble a 3D-printed gun. Days later, the State Department classified his blueprints as a violation of international export law and threatened Wilson with fines and jail time if he didn’t remove them. Last week, however, the State Department finally settled a lawsuit with Wilson and…

FL – Gun rights – Court to consider NRA appeal of Florida gun buyer age restriction

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAILY NEWS.COM July 17, 2018 – A federal appeals court Monday cleared the way for considering a dispute about whether two teens can remain anonymous in a challenge to a new Florida law that raised the minimum age to buy rifles and other long guns. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a two-page document that said it “appears that this court has jurisdiction to consider…

CA – Courts – 9th Circuit upholds injunction that temporarily halts California gun magazine law from going into effect

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE July 17, 2018 -Gun rights advocates on Tuesday won another round in the fight against a state law that aims to ban high-capacity gun magazines. The California law restricting gun magazines to 10 bullets was set to go into effect last July, but U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez in San Diego granted a preliminary injunction until a lawsuit by gun owners could be litigated further. The…

Civil rights and the right to self-defense go hand-in-hand

WASHINGTON EXAMINER July 15, 2018 – Few civil rights leaders confronted Jim Crow more effectively before the rise of Martin Luther King Jr. than T.R.M. Howard (1908-1976). His commanding presence and impressive achievements made him hard to ignore. A respected surgeon, Howard was one of the wealthiest African Americans in Mississippi and headed a successful mass movement for equality under the law. From the beginning, armed self-defense was as…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – This Newly Created Smart Gun Can Be Activated By Facial Movement

HERB.COM July 15, 2018 – In 2014, Bill Binko, founder of ATMakers, witnessed Michael Phillips deliver a keynote speech using only the muscles in his forehead. Last month, Phillips fired a smart gun using his right eyebrow in Prescott, Arizona. Phillips has type one spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) which has resulted in the almost complete loss of his muscle use. At birth, doctors told his parents that he wouldn’t live past his…

CA – Gun rights – Crossroads gun show returns to Del Mar, so do protesters

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE.COM July 14, 2018 –  At the entrance to the Del Mar Fairgrounds, a young woman wearing an anti-gun violence shirt played a flute while, across the street, two men waved a 5-foot-tall cutout of a black AR-15 semiautomatic rifle at passing cars. That was the kind of contrast visible Saturday morning to all those who attended the Crossroads of the West Gun Show, which was expected…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Justice Scalia Made Clear the Second Amendment and Heller Prohibit “Assault Weapon” Bans

NRA-ILA.ORG July 13, 2018 – On July 9, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) offered the following ham-handed statement in an attempted attack on President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Brett Kavanaugh is a true Second Amendment radical. He believes assault weapon bans are unconstitutional, a position way out of the judicial mainstream, far to the right of even late Justice Scalia. 

OH – Gun Rights – Reaction flooding in after Columbus bump-stock ban ruled unconstitutional (VIDEO)

ABC6 ON YOUR SIDE.COM July 13, 2018 – A Franklin County Judge ruled Columbus’s bump-stock ban was unconstitutional Friday. Ohioans For Concealed Carry and The Buckeye Firearms Association sued over the ordinance, which was passed in May. They say the city has no authority to regulate firearms under state law. 

IL – Gun Rights – Gun ‘sanctuaries’ spreading across Illinois

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS.COM July 13,2018 – The resolution declaring Effingham County a sanctuary for guns has started a statewide trend of opposition to legislation directed toward firearms. But it remains to be seen if it has any real effect in Springfield. So far, 30 Illinois counties have passed “firearms sanctuary” resolutions that oppose bills before the state legislature and declare that the counties will not enforce laws that infringe…

DC – Gun Rights – Justice Scalia Made Clear the Second Amendment and Heller Prohibit “Assault Weapon” Bans

NRA-ILA.ORG (NRA) July 13, 2018 -On July 9, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) offered the following ham-handed statement in an attempted attack on President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Brett Kavanaugh is a true Second Amendment radical. He believes assault weapon bans are unconstitutional, a position way out of the judicial mainstream, far to the right of even late Justice Scalia. 

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Kyle Kashuv, Parkland Survivor Turned Conservative Activist, on Gun Rights and Free Speech

REASON.COM July 12, 2018 – “I’m basically going against the entire tide,” Kyle Kashuv, a 16-year-old survivor of the Parkland mass shooting, told Reason in an interview. “Coming out in support of the Second Amendment right after a school shooting is no easy thing to do.” Unlike virtually all the other teen activists who have risen to prominence in the wake of the February 14 tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High…

A Kavanaugh Supreme Court May Expand Gun Rights, Senators Say (VIDEO)

BLOOMBERG.COM July 12, 2018 – Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s views on gun rights may push the court to expand Second Amendment protections, say senators and activists on both sides of the debate. “If some state has banned semi-automatic weapons, they could rule that the Second Amendment trumps that state law,” said Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. 

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BREAKING :
CAN THERE BE CIVIL DIALOGUE ABOUT GUN CONTROL IN AMERICA IN 2018? AN AUDITORIUM FULL OF CAL STATE FULLERTON STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF PROVED THERE CAN, TACKLING THE TOPIC SEPT. 19 IN THE FIRST CIVIL DIALOGUE OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR.PRO-GUN CONTROL PARKLAND SURVIVOR ADMITS HIS PAST RHETORIC WAS WRONG, EXPLAINS LEAVING MARCH FOR OUR LIVES. CAMERON KASKY, EXPLAINED IN AN INTERVIEW WITH FOX NEWS RADIO WHY HE REGRETS HIS PAST RHETORIC TOWARDS PEOPLE HE DISAGREED WITH. IN THE SAME INTERVIEW, THE NOW HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR ALSO EXPLAINED WHY HE LEFT MARCH FOR OUR LIVES, THE PRO-GUN CONTROL GROUP HE CO-FOUNDED SHORTLY AFTER THE SHOOTING IN FEBRUARY.SURVEILLANCE VIDEO CAUGHT PEOPLE INSIDE AN ILLINOIS GAS STATION DUCKING FOR COVER AFTER GUNSHOTS RANG OUT IN THE PARKING LOT. A CUSTOMER WAS AT THE COUNTER BUYING LOTTERY TICKETS RIGHT BEFORE BULLETS SHATTERED A STOREFRONT WINDOW NEAR HER.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.THE PHILIPPINES MAY BECOME THE REGION’S DEFENSE INDUSTRY HUB AFTER SEVERAL COUNTRIES EXPRESSED AN INTEREST IN BASING THEIR ARMS AND DEFENSE MANUFACTURING FACILITIES IN THE COUNTRY. AMONG THE FACILITIES ARE FIREARMS AND FORCE PROTECTION PLANTS, AS WELL AS ONES FOR AVIATION MAINTENANCE, REPAIR AND OVERHAUL. RUSSIA, MEANWHILE, IS MORE LIKELY TO HAVE A FIREARMS FACTORY IN BATAAN PROVINCE, IN CENTRAL LOZUN REGION.