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DC – Unclassified – Bill Would Stop Those Convicted of Animal Cruelty From Getting Guns

THE HORSE.COM July 18, 2018 – Anyone convicted of misdemeanor animal cruelty would be prohibited from legally obtaining a firearm if legislation recently introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives is passed. Current federal law prohibits those convicted of felony animal cruelty crimes from legally obtaining a gun; however, some states prosecute animal cruelty as a misdemeanor. The proposed measure is intended to close that loophole in federal background…

DC – Unclassified – Russian woman linked to gun-rights groups is charged with acting as Russian agent in US (VIDEO)

FOX NEWS July 16, 2018 – A Russian woman accused of conspiring to infiltrate American political organizations — including the National Rifle Association — at the direction of an unnamed senior Kremlin official has been arrested, federal authorities announced Monday. Maria Butina, 29, who accompanied Republican activist Paul Erickson to President Trump’s inauguration, was arrested Sunday on a charge of conspiracy to act as an unregistered agent of the…

AL – Feature – 7 Outrageously Priced Guns You Wish You Owned

GUN GOALS.COM July 16, 2018 – If you’re like any gun enthusiast, a brief lull in the conversation or a ridiculously long line in the summer gives you ample time to peruse GunBroker and see all the outrageously priced guns you wish you owned! Some people might prefer niche guns, but we’ve tried to include firearms that gun collectors and gun enthusiasts rave about all over the internet on…

NY – Courts – Public university had no evidence to judge student guilty of gun possession, court rules (VIDEO)

THE COLLEGE FIX.COM July 13, 2018 – Police questioned undergraduate student Tyrone Hill about his involvement in an incident with a fellow football teammate, Zachary Lefebvre, who was driving both of them home. A police report said the driver got out of the truck and pointed a gun at a group of other football players who were taunting him. 

DC – Unclassified – Trump pardons Oregon ranchers who inspired refuge standoff

YAHOO.COM July 10, 2018 – U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday pardoned two imprisoned Oregon ranchers whose sentencing on arson convictions sparked the 2016 occupation of a wildlife refuge, part of a long-simmering dispute over federal land policies in the U.S. West. The armed standoff at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Oregon followed a judge’s ruling that sent Dwight Hammond and his son, Steven, back to prison…

DC – Courts – Trump’s Supreme Court pick wanted to strike down a landmark gun control law

VICE.COM July 10, 2018 – D.C.’s city council tried to implement a new set of regulations more compliant with the decision in Heller, which included a ban on semi-automatic rifles. Those led to a second legal challenge, known as Heller II, which ended up before Kavanaugh on the D.C. Circuit. While the majority of the court upheld the city’s rules, Kavanaugh dissented and wrote that the city council had tried to…

VA – Gun News – I Have This Old Gun: German G41 (M) Rifle (VIDEO)

AMERICAN RIFLEMAN.ORG (NRA) July 6, 2018 – Early in World War II, the German Ordnance Department wanted a semi-automatic rifle for the military, and both Mauser and Walther submitted samples for what would become the G41. Walther’s design would eventually be chosen, but there were restrictions placed on the design that only Mauser respected. The restrictions included: no gas port or holes in the barrel, no moving parts on the outside, and…

Nat’l – Courts – Judge Kavanaugh’s Record on Second Amendment/Gun Rights

NATIONAL REVIEW July 4, 2018 – In follow-on litigation to the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on the Second Amendment in D.C. v. Heller, a D.C. Circuit panel majority, consisting of two Republican appointees, upheld the District of Columbia’s ban on possession of most semi-automatic rifles and its registration requirement for all guns in D.C. Judge Kavanaugh dissented (in Heller v. D.C. (2011)). An excerpt from his dissent: 

DC – Courts – Conservatives Concerned: Judge on Trump’s SCOTUS Shortlist Could Be Next Anthony Kennedy

BREITBART.COM July 3, 2018 – The inclusion of Judge Raymond Kethledge on President Donald Trump’s shortlist to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has some in conservative circles worried history may be repeating itself, Breitbart News has learned. The Washington Post reported Monday that Kethledge, who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, met with the president along with fellow potential nominees Judge Amul Thapar, also of the Sixth…

DC – Courts –  Justice Kennedy retiring; Trump gets 2nd Supreme Court pick

CNBC.COM June 27, 2018 – Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy will step down at the end of July. The departure gives President Trump a second opportunity to fundamentally alter the nation’s top court for decades. Senate Republicans plans to move quickly on appointing a successor as the two major parties fight for control of the Senate in November. 

OR – Courts – Oregon Supreme Court shoots down gun control measure, suggests modifications

KVAL.COM June 27, 2018 – The Oregon Supreme Court voted against a proposed assault weapons ban ballot initiative Wednesday. They referred it to the attorney general for modification. The proposed measure would outlaw sales of assault weapons (defined here) and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. It would also require current owners of those items to register them within 120 days or face felony charges. They could also…

DC – NRA – NRA PAC Continues to Top Rivals in Fundraising

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON June 27, 2018 – The National Rifle Association’s political action committee outraised its major gun-control rivals again in May, Federal Election Commission records show. The NRA’s Political Victory Fund, the gun-rights group’s PAC, raised $1,164,540.23 in the month of May. That’s nearly $325,000 more than the top three gun-control PACs combined. It is also, however, a retreat of $687,783.05 from the NRA PAC’s April fundraising total. 

DC – Courts – Attorneys for FPC, FPF File 923-Page Opposition to ATF’s Illegal “Bump-Stock” Ban Proposal, Demand Hearing

FPCHQ.ORG June 27, 2018 – Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) and Firearms Policy Foundation (FPF) have announced that their extensive, 923-page opposition comment was filed with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) regarding the agency’s proposed rulemaking to ban “bump-stock” devices. 

Nat’l – Gun News – 5 Best Pistol Caliber Rifles on Planet Earth (Kel-Tec and Ruger Make the Cut)

THE NATIONAL INTEREST.COM June 23, 2018 – The explosion of interest in the modern sporting rifle, as well as the natural pace of industry innovation, has driven the firearms industry to field semi-automatic rifles in an increasingly broad number of configurations. One of the latest innovations is a new generation of pistol-caliber rifles, which combines smaller pistol calibers with a rifle or carbine-length weapon. 

OR – Courts – Oregon Supreme Court Fast-Tracks Gun Control Petition

OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING.ORG June 18, 2018 – Backers of a gun control proposal aimed for November’s ballot got some unexpected help from the Oregon Supreme Court on Monday. The proposal, Initiative Petition 44, has less than three weeks to collect and submit more than 88,000 valid signatures. The petition had been tied up after opponents with the National Rifle Association, Oregon Firearms Federation and other groups challenged its ballot language. 

Nat’l – Gun News – Understanding Handgun Sights

SHOOTER’S LOG.COM June 12, 2018 – I have noticed that discussions on combat sights, combat shooting, and handguns are often hi-jacked by those with an embarrassing lack of experience. All they know is what they have read and much of that isn’t accurate. A shooter should study, true, but they should also gain practical experience and meet the instructor half way with this experience. 


Duels, Blood, And Politics: The Little-Known History of the Gun That Killed Alexander Hamilton

POPULAR MECHANICS.COM June 6, 2018 – On July 11, 1804, on a New Jersey cliff overlooking the Hudson River, a duel between two controversial founding fathers killed revolutionary war hero and former Treasury secretary—Alexander Hamilton. In the two centuries since, the duel has become an essential part of American lore. Accounts of what happened that day vary—witnesses say one bullet struck a tree, and the other found flesh. What we know…

NV – Courts – Judge hears arguments in Nevada gun background check lawsuit

LAS VEGAS REVIEW JOURNAL June 5, 2018 – A state judge shouldn’t have the authority to order Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval to enact a private gun sale background check approved by voters in 2016, the state solicitor general argued in court Tuesday. The case landed in Hardy’s Las Vegas courtroom in October, when — just a few days after the Las Vegas mass shooting — three Nevada residents sued Sandoval and…

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