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VA – GUN CONTROL – Sweeping VA gun ban, likely confiscation without grandfather clause, proposed by state legislature

AUTOMATIC GUNS DEEMED “ASSAULT FIREARMS” AND LIMITING THE MAGAZINE CAPACITY OF OTHER FIREARMS IN THE STATE — AND THERE ARE NO CLAUSES THAT WOULD ALLOW EXISTING OWNERS TO CONTINUE POSSESSING THEM.

NE – SELF-PROTECTION –  What it takes to get your concealed carry permit

THERE HAVE BEEN 372 MASS SHOOTINGS THIS YEAR ACCORDING TO RESEARCH DATA FROM THE GUN VIOLENCE ARCHIVE. GUN CONTROL REMAINS A HOT TOPIC OF DISCUSSION AND THE FEAR OF CONTINUING GUN VIOLENCE HAS PUSHED SOME TO WANT TO PROTECT THEMSELVES. THOSE WANTING TO OBTAIN A GUN LEGALLY MUST GO THROUGH AN APPLICATION PROCESS. APPLICATIONS FOR THE PERMIT ARE AVAILABLE AT YOUR LOCAL SHERIFF'S OFFICE OR POLICE DEPARTMENT AND THEY MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE SUBMISSION ALONG WITH A FEW OTHER REQUIREMENTS.

WI – HUNTING – Deer kill down 27% over opening weekend of Wisconsin gun hunt

Hunters registered 90,286 deer through the first two days of the 2019 Wisconsin gun deer hunting season, a 27% decrease from last year, according to information released Tuesday by the state Department of Natural Resources. Wildlife officials cited the later timing of the season, relative lack of snow and high amount of standing crops for this year’s lower deer harvest. The nine-day gun deer season opened Saturday and runs through Sunday. Continuing a…

CA – GUN CRIME – California Gun Laws Couldn’t Stop Santa Clarita Shooter

Despite California’s myriad gun control laws, none of them were able to prevent the senseless slaughter of two teenagers when a gunman opened fire on his classmates in a murderous rampage at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, Calif. on Nov. 14. Groups like the National Rifle Association have maintained for decades that gun laws restrict only those who choose to abide by them—not those who don’t. “California has more than 800…

OK – OPINION – TAKING AIM: The not so Wild West

Permitless carry, aka “Constitutional carry,” went into effect in Oklahoma this past Nov. 1. It has been somewhat of a bother stepping over all those bodies to get into church, or dodging flying bullets while carrying groceries to the car as Oklahoma has regressed to the days of the Wild West. Okay, I exaggerate a tad. But that was the scenario painted by such groups as, “Mothers Who Demand…

TX – RETAILERS – Gun store dares smash-and-grab thieves to return after tearing hole in business (VIDEO)

A northwest Houston gun store is daring burglars to return after a smash-and-grab that left a hole in the back of the business. Houston police responded to HTX Tactical at 5200 Mitchelldale around 4:20 a.m. Tuesday. Video shows officers arriving with guns drawn, but the crooks were already gone. “People want the easy dollar versus people who work very, very hard,” said Javier Garcia, a co-owner. “Yeah, come back…

FL – GUN CRIME – Teen Charged With Manslaughter After Gun Play Kills Two Friends With Single Bullet (VIDEO)

A South Florida teenager is charged with manslaughter after playing with a gun that accidentally discharged and struck two friends who were both killed, according to police. Miami-Dade Police spokesman Alvaro Zabaleta said 15-year-old Joseph Blanco was with two friends, Jose Villarreal III, 15, and Julio Labrada, 14, playing with a gun inside a home in the 19000 block of SW 320th Street around 6:30 p.m. Monday. “It is…

‘Important for Democrats to demonstrate that they’re not against gun ownership’: 2020 candidates face fraught balancing act

WASHINGTON EXAMINER.CO  November 26, 2019 – California Sen. Kamala Harris says she owns a gun “for personal safety.”

South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg talks up his experiences carrying assault-style weapons while a Navy Reserve officer deployed in Afghanistan.

And former Vice President Joe Biden boasts of owning two shotguns, a .12 and .20 gauge.

Less than three months out from the early nominating…

NAT’L – RETAILERS – Black Friday gun deals: Background checks surge as shoppers buy in response to gun control proposals (VIDEO)

THE FBI IS HANDLING A SURGE IN BACKGROUND CHECKS THIS YEAR AFTER A SERIES OF MASS SHOOTINGS HAS RENEWED CALLS FOR MORE RESTRICTIVE GUN LAWS. WHILE THE FBI DOES NOT TRACK GUN SALES – MULTIPLE FIREARMS CAN BE PURCHASED IN A SINGLE TRANSACTION – ITS NATIONAL INSTANT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK SYSTEM IS A WAY TO GAUGE MARKET DEMAND. FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE BUREAU BEGAN CONDUCTING CHECKS IN 1998, THE NUMBER OF MONTHLY CHECKS HAS NOT FALLEN BELOW 2 MILLION THIS YEAR.

NAT’L – RETAILERS – Gun sales expected to climb this holiday season amid political pressure

FIREARM SALES ARE EXPECTED TO CLIMB THIS HOLIDAY SEASON, AND POTENTIALLY BEYOND THAT, AMID PUBLIC AND POLITICAL PRESSURE FOR STRICTER GUN CONTROL LAWS, ANALYSTS AND EXPERTS TOLD FOX BUSINESS. ROUGHLY 1.2 MILLION FIREARMS WERE SOLD NATIONWIDE IN OCTOBER 2019, A 10.8 PERCENT INCREASE FROM OCTOBER 2018, ACCORDING TO ARMS AND AMMO ANALYTICS RESEARCH CONSULTANCY SMALL ARMS ANALYTICS AND FORECASTING.

NAT’L – GUN RIGHTS – Guns and mootness at center of Supreme Court’s next big battle

EACH SESSION OF ORAL ARGUMENTS AT THE U.S. SUPREME COURT THIS TERM HAS AT LEAST ONE POTENTIAL BLOCKBUSTER CASE, AND FOR DECEMBER IT IS NEW YORK STATE RIFLE AND PISTOL ASSOCIATION V. CITY OF NEW YORK, WHICH WILL BE ARGUED DEC. 2. IT IS A POTENTIALLY ENORMOUSLY IMPORTANT CASE ABOUT THE SECOND AMENDMENT. BUT THE LAW BEING CHALLENGED IN THIS LITIGATION HAS BEEN REPEALED, AND A MAJOR ISSUE IS WHETHER THE CASE SHOULD BE DISMISSED AS MOOT .FROM 1791 UNTIL 2008, NOT ONE LAW WAS STRUCK DOWN BY THE SUPREME COURT AS VIOLATING THE SECOND AMENDMENT.

Area 419 Announces Maverick Recoil Suppression System (VIDEO)

Area 419 has announced the Maverick Recoil Suppression System (RSS), a modular precision rifle suppressor designed to assist muzzle control needs of competition shooters. Made of American 17-4 stainless steel and American Grade-5 titanium, the Maverick RSS utilizes the company’s patented Hellfire Self-Timing taper to ensure appropriate timing and alignment of system modules. “As competitors ourselves, we have always struggled with the compromise of performance and comfort that come with suppressors and…

NH – GUN POLITICS – Bloomberg begins campaign with a big advantage: the mailing list of his gun control group

THE PREVIOUS MAYOR OF NEW YORK METROPOLIS, MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, FORMALLY TOOK HALF WITHIN THE 2020 DEMOCRATIC RACE WITH A STRONG ASSET: THE BIG VARIETY OF E-MAIL ADDRESSES AMASSED BY MOTHERS DEMAND MOTION (ACTION), THE ### 39, A NON-PARTISAN (?) GUN MANAGEMENT (CONTROL) ADVOCACY GROUP HOSTED UNDERNEATH THE UMBRELLA OF EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SECURITY (SAFETY), WHICH BLOOMBERG BASED AND LARGELY FUNDED. (GPP EDITOR’S NOTE: HAD WE WRITTEN THAT, WE’D HAVE BEEN FIRED ON THE SPOT. SOMEBODY NEEDS TO TELL THE REPORTER TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL.)

OH – RETAILERS – Hunters are buying straight-wall rifles 50-1 over slug guns

IN 2014, THE OHIO DIVISION OF WILDLIFE FIRST ALLOWED THE HUNTING OF WHITETAIL DEER WITH A LIMITED AMOUNT OF STRAIGHT-WALL CALIBER RIFLES, AND EACH YEAR SINCE, THE NUMBER OF LEGAL CALIBERS HAS STEADILY INCREASED. AND NOW FIVE YEARS INTO THE LANDMARK DECISION (AT LEAST FOR OHIO, WHICH WAS WORRIED ABOUT BULLETS TRAVELING GREAT DISTANCES IN THE HIGH-DENSITY STATE), THE PUSH TO PURCHASE NEW GUNS IS AS HOT AS EVER.

Solware: The UK’s Best Selection of Air Rifles for Sale

Solware has been one of the UK’s leading air weapon suppliers for many years, providing shooters all over the UK with air weapons which suit their shooting needs and requirements impeccably. Recently the company has extended their collections tenfold to include some of the world’s best air rifles, now offering the industry’s greatest ever selection of air rifles. Solware offer a fantastic, comprehensive range of pellet air rifles for…

NAT’L – MEDIA  – Senators Demand Answers After HuffPost Investigation Into Facebook Gun Scam

Seven U.S. senators are demanding to know why Facebook facilitated and profited off a multimillion-dollar ad operation that conned people into believing they could purchase concealed-carry gun permits online. In response to a recent HuffPost investigation into Concealed Online — the California-based company behind the scam and one of Facebook’s highest-spending political advertisers — Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Patty Murray (D-Wash.),…

TX – GUN CRIME – Viral video shows two men shooting guns on a freeway, El Paso Police investigating

A video showing two men opening fire on what looks like an El Paso highway is making the rounds on social media and has caught the attention of the El Paso Police Department. The video was spread on social media this past weekend and featured Sunday on FitFam, a prominent Instagram account. It shows two men, including the cameraman, firing handguns out the window of a car while driving…

NAT’L – GUN CONTROL – Poll: A Year After Parkland, Urgency For New Gun Restrictions Declines

One year after the school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., the urgency for new gun restrictions has declined, but roughly half the country is concerned a mass shooting could happen at a school in their community, a new finds. In the immediate aftermath of the mass shooting that killed 17 people on Valentine‘s Day, 71 percent of Americans said laws covering the sale of firearms…

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