NY – Politics – A Democrat called the NRA a security threat. The backlash was swift.

WASHINGTON POST August 11, 2017 – Conservatives and gun-rights advocates are condemning a New York congresswoman after she said a top spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association is “a domestic security threat.” U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-N.Y.) lobbed the accusation at the NRA and Dana Loesch, an NRA spokesperson and radio personality, in a tweet Thursday. She said the NRA and Loesch “are quickly becoming domestic security threats under President Trump. We can’t ignore that.”   

DC – Politics – “Smart Guns” And SAGA. The Second Amendment Fight Drags On

HOT AIR.COM August 5, 2017 – A couple of Second Amendment stories to get your weekend started. The first has to do with the apparently endless debate over so-called “smart guns” and the efforts by #2A opponents to mandate the clunky and still basically experimental technology on the entire country. There was an event in Washington, D.C. this week where a group of gun control enthusiasts enlisted the aid of sympathetic law enforcement officers to push for the use…

NYC – Politics – Supreme Court’s next big gun control case? Post-Newtown laws face new scrutiny (VIDEO)

FOX NEWS August 5, 2017 – Andrew Turner suffers from partial paralysis in his dominant hand, the legacy of an injury to his right arm while on active duty in the Navy – which is why, according to court papers, the Maryland resident needs a semiautomatic gun to defend himself. The state’s 2013 Firearm Safety Act, however, bars the sale of semiautomatic rifles like the popular AR-15 and AK-47, and sets a 10-round limit on magazines. The law could…

NC – Politics – At gun-rights demonstration, NC General Assembly police unmask a rhinoceros

NEWS OBSERVER.COM August 4, 2017 – A group of gun rights activists – some of them dressed in rhinoceros costumes – held a rally outside the legislature Thursday calling on N.C. Senate Republicans to pass legislation loosening gun permit requirements. They vowed to fight Republicans who don’t support the bill in the 2018 election. Grass Roots North Carolina held the event to introduce a new mascot called Squish the Magic RINO, a reference to the acronym “Republican in name…

DC – Politics – California’s Strict Gun-Control Laws May Soon Be Lifted By The Federal Government

PATCH.COM July 31, 2017 – WASHINGTON, DC — California’s famously strict local gun-control laws, made even stronger just last summer by the voter-approved “Safety For All Act,” could soon be lifted by the federal government. U.S. Rep. Chris Collins unveiled new federal legislation Monday called the “Second Amendment Guarantee Act,” or H.R. 3576. If passed into law, the new bill would prevent all state, county and city governments from enforcing local rifle and shotgun laws stricter than those at the…

NY – Politics – Collins set to unveil legislation aimed at repealing SAFE act

ABC 13 WHAM.COM July 31, 2017 – Monroe County, NY — On Monday, congressman Chris Collins (R, NY-27) will unveil sponsored legislation, the Second Amendment Guarantee Act, or “SAGA,” that if passed would limit the authority of states and localities to regulate conduct, or impose penalties or taxes, in relation to rifles or shotguns, according to a press release sent on Sunday. That same press release states that SAGA would serve as a means to repeal the New York Secure…

DC – Politics – Could New Legislation Free Suppressors From Legal Limbo?

TASK & PURPOSE.COM July 27, 2017 – At the beginning of July, Republicans lawmakers introduced the cleverly acronymed Silencers Help Us Save Hearing (SHUSH) Act to both the House and Senate. Backed by Sens. Mike Lee of Utah and Mike Crapo of Idaho and Congressman Steve King from Iowa, the legislation has a simple objective: to ensure that suppressors are “treated the same as firearms accessories.”   

Nat’l – Politics – Gun Owners Are Voting Republican Now More Than Ever: Study

NEWSWEEK.COM July 20, 2017 – Owning a gun has increased the likelihood of voting for a Republican presidential candidate in elections over the past several decades, a new study has found, and the gap between gun owners’ and non-gun-owners’ voting preferences has expanded with elections in that time frame. The study examined the connection between gun ownership and vote choice. University of Kansas researchers found that gun owners and non-owners select candidates based in part on their commitment to firearms…

California Struggles to Implement New Gun-Control Measures

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON July 18, 2017 – “I think that California’s gun-control laws have finally become so complicated that we’re now in probably a two- to three-year period of the state trying to figure out how to clean up the mess it made and make the laws enforceable,” he said. “These delays are really just a symptom of how insanely overbroad and complicated the system has become.” He said that the reason the laws have become so complicated is…

DC – Politics – House GOP Takes Up Guns: Ties ATF Funding to Roll-Back of Gun Regulations

BREITBART.COM July 17, 2017 – On Thursday the House Appropriations Committee passed a Fiscal Year 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill that ties ATF funding to the roll-back of certain gun regulations. For example, the bill disallows the use of federal funds for the Obama-era multiple long sales reporting regulation, implemented in the wake of the Obama DOJ’s Fast & Furious gun-running scheme.   

DC – Politics – Commerce Subcommittee Chairman John Culberson Steers Pro-Gun Spending Bill to House Floor

NRA-ILA.ORG July 14, 2017 – On Thursday, the House Committee on Appropriations approved the Fiscal Year 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations Bill, which funds various federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, for the next year. The bill includes a number of important pro-gun riders, thanks to the tireless work of NRA A+ rated pro-gun champion John Culberson (R), U.S. Representative for the 7th District of Texas and chairman of the House Commerce, Justice, Science Subcommittee. 

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DC – Politics – Ryan: Gun Reciprocity For All Law-Abiding Citizens, Not Just Congressmen

DAILY CALLER.COM July 14, 2017 – House Speaker Paul Ryan confirmed his support for Second Amendment reciprocity legislation Friday, but stopped short of any bill that exclusively gave conceal carry rights to congressmen. “My own view, with respect to members of Congress with that question, is that we’ve got to be treated under the same law like everybody else–no special exceptions for members of Congress, as far as I’m concerned,” Ryan said.   

TX – Politics – Hunting Feral Hogs From Hot Air Balloons in Texas — What Could Go Wrong? Plenty Say the Pilots.

HOUSTON PRESS.COM July 14, 2017 – An odd piece of Texas legislation due to go into effect September 1 allowing hunters to shoot feral hogs and coyotes from hot air balloons appears to have neglected input from one key constituency: the pilots themselves. “It seems like one of the most ill-conceived pieces of legislature I’ve ever heard of,” said Phil Bryant, a hot air balloon pilot and owner of Ballooning Adventures of Texas, a full-service balloon company in Houston, when asked…

OH – Politics – Ohio House Passes Bill Weakening Employers’ Ability to Restrict Guns on Property

NATIONAL LAW REVIEW.COM July 10, 2017 – If it feels like I’m beating (or shooting) a dead horse with Ohio gun laws lately, it is because the Ohio legislature keeps passing laws that restrict employers’ right to prohibit firearms in their workplaces. The newest bill, which passed out of the Ohio House on July 6, would eliminate criminal penalties for carrying a deadly weapon into a business that restricts them. As the law currently stands, a business may post…

The Second Amendment Issue the Supreme Court Can’t Avoid

POLITICO.COM July 3, 2017 – In Harwinton, Connecticut, in the back room of a law office nestled between the Liquor Lady and a plot of weathered gravestones along sleepy Burlington Road, Rachel Baird and Edward Peruta cohost a live-streaming internet talk show at 7 a.m., Mondays through Thursdays. For the edification of their 251 subscribers, they parse the minutiae of constitutional law and discuss the many legal battles in which one or both are personally embroiled—she as attorney, and…

OH – Politics – Bill Allows Concealed Carry In Gun-Free Zones (AUDIO)

WVXU.ORG (NPR) July 3, 2017 – State lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons into gun free zones without being criminally liable. The Republican-sponsored bill would let concealed carry license holders take their guns into gun-free zones including restaurants, schools and courthouses as long as they’re not caught. If they are caught and if they leave immediately they won’t face criminal charges.   

Nat’l – Politics – San Diego judge’s ruling smashes California gun law philosophy

CONSERVATIVE FIRING LINE.COM June 30, 2017 – When a federal judge in San Diego issued a preliminary injunction Thursday against enforcement of a ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, he verbally pulverized California’s gun control laws in the process. U.S. District Judge Roger T. Benitez, a George W. Bush appointee, noted in his 66-page order that, “California’s gun laws are complicated…Proposition 63 adds one more layer of complexity.”   

CA – Politics – California regulators block proposed assault weapon rules

MERCED SUN STAR.COM June 27, 2017 – California regulators announced Tuesday that they have temporarily blocked proposed new rules on assault weapons. The state’s Office of Administrative Law released a two-paragraph notice, without explanation, rejecting the proposed regulations submitted by the state Department of Justice in May. Gun-owners’ rights groups said the proposed regulations would include too many firearms in the state’s assault weapons definition.