NYC – Politics – Michael Bloomberg Will Spend $80 Million on the Midterms. His Goal: Flip the House for the Democrats.

NEW YORK TIMES June 20, 2018 – Michael R. Bloomberg, the billionaire former mayor of New York City, has decided to throw his political clout and personal fortune behind the Democratic campaign to take control of the House of Representatives this year. Mr. Bloomberg is unlikely to get involved in rural, conservative-leaning districts where his views on guns and other issues could stir an uproar.

PA – Politics – Committee approves bump stock ban and two other bills

PENN LIVE.COM June 20, 2018 – The House Judiciary Committee passed three more gun control bills Wednesday, including one that will ban another offensive weapon – bump stock devices. Only one vote decided the fate of the other two bills, regarding the banned list of weapons and background checks for long guns or rifles. House Bill 1872 adds to the list of prohibited offensive weapons by banning parts that will accelerate the rate of fire of a semi-automatic firearm….

A leading gun-control group just released nine years of NRA grades for politicians

WASHINGTON POST June 20, 2018 – The National Rifle Association has a number of tools it uses to ensure that legislators support its priorities. One is money, of course; the political arm of the organization spent more than $50 million in the 2016 election cycle. Another is report cards. The NRA gives candidates for office a letter grade indicating how good (or bad) the legislator is on gun issues.  

DE – Politics – Democrats might not have votes to revive proposed assault weapons ban

DELAWARE ONLINE.COM June 18, 2018 – Democrats in the Delaware Senate on Tuesday will make a last-ditch effort to resuscitate a bill that would ban the sale of numerous semi-automatic weapons in the state. But to do so, they will need help from at least one Republican. Sen. Bruce Ennis of Smyrna says he will not help his fellow Democrats suspend the legislative rules and bring the bill to the floor — leaving the party one vote short of the majority it needs…

WI – Politics – Gun by her side, GOP US Senate candidate Leah Vukmir talks of threats in 1st ad (VIDEO)

FOX6NOW.COM June 18, 2018 – With a holstered handgun next to her on a kitchen table, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir promises in her first television ad of the campaign released Monday to stand with President Donald Trump just as she did against death threats in Wisconsin. Vukmir, a state senator, faces management consultant and political newcomer Kevin Nicholson in the Republican primary on Aug. 14. 

DC – Politics – Unable to Ban Guns, Lawmakers Want to Weaponize the ATF Against Gun Dealers

REASON.COM June 13, 2018 – Ostensibly, the “Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act” (a name that maintains the congressional tradition of pompous bullshit) is aimed at “gun dealers who engage in illegal sales practices,” which is to say it’s supposed to make it more illegal to do illegal stuff. This isn’t a new practice—Representatives Ted Deutch (D – Fla), Jim Langevin (D – R.I.), and Gwen Moore (D – Wis.) are hardly alone among lawmakers in thinking that what the…

FL – Politics – Ted Deutch, other Democrats want crackdown on ‘illegal and reckless’ gun dealers

SUN-SENTINEL.COM June 12, 2018 – A trio of Democratic members of Congress introduced legislation Tuesday aimed at cracking down on “bad actor” gun dealers who provide the overwhelming majority of weapons used in crime. The lawmakers, including U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch, who represents most of Broward and southeast Palm Beach county, introduced the “Keeping Gun Dealers Honest Act” on the two-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, in which 49 people were killed. 

DC – Gun Control/Politics – Kamala Harris’ Two Policy Priorities Will Lead California (Further) Down The Socialist Rabbit Hole

TOWNHALL.COM – June 9, 2018 – California’s junior Senator, Kamala Harris (D), has quickly become a rising star in Democratic circles across the nation. Harris has remained quiet about a potential presidential run but she has made her legislative focus known: she wants to push gun control and roll back immigration laws. 

Nat’l – Gun Control/Politics – ‘He would be an incredible president’: Steve Kerr is US sport’s voice of reason

THE GUARDIAN.COM June 8, 2018 – Kerr was raised in Beirut and Los Angeles, the son of a college president. Kerr’s father, Malcolm, was assassinated in 1984 at the college he ran, the American University in Beirut. Steve, who was in college at the time, became a natural advocate for gun control, allowing him to form the firm stances he takes on the issue today. 

KS – Politics – For gun rights or for gun restrictions? Democrats running for governor tread thin line (VIDEO)

WICHITA EAGLE.COM June 10, 2018 – Democrats running for Kansas governor are taking a middle-of-the road approach to guns — attempting to appeal to voters who demand action while remaining attractive to others who embrace gun rights.  They say allowing anyone to have a concealed weapon goes too far but they are also assuring voters they don’t oppose gun ownership. 

Nat’l – Politics – Will guns be an issue in midterms? You can bet on it in these districts

THE HILL.COM – June 10, 2018 – After the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., many political pundits speculated that the midterm election cycle would be dominated by the issue of guns. They expected students and activists to swarm districts, shaming Congress into acting, if not for moral reasons then for the overriding rationale of political survival. 

Republicans see guns as a winning issue in North Carolina. Why Democrats do too. (Multiple Videos)

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER.COM June 8, 2018 – Even though Christy Clark had been North Carolina director of a national gun control group, she didn’t expect to talk much about gun issues when she began campaigning for the state House. Then a shooter opened fire at a high school in Parkland, Florida. “When I started running I didn’t think gun violence prevention would be at the forefront of my campaign,” said the Huntersville Democrat. “But then the Parkland shooting really brought…

DE – Politics – Delaware assault weapons ban fails to get past Senate committee

WHYY.ORG (NPR) June 6, 2018 – After dozens of gun-rights supporters filled Legislative Hall to show their opposition, legislation aiming to ban certain assault weapons did not garner enough support to advance from a Delaware Senate committee Wednesday. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Bryan Townsend, called for banning the sale, purchase, and transfer of certain assault-style weapons. 

ME – Politics – NRA gives ‘A’ grades to all Republicans and flunks all Democrats in Maine governor’s race

PRESS HERALD.COM June 6, 2018 – The National Rifle Association has given all seven Democratic candidates in the race to be Maine’s next governor an F grade on their election year scorecard, while awarding all four Republicans in the race an A grade. The grades are issued by the NRA’s political arm, the NRA-Political Victory Fund and come just about a week before Maine voters head to the polls to select their respective party’s candidates. 

FL – Politics – Democrat’s ‘Gun Safety’ Proposal Could Extinguish Gun Ownership Altogether (VIDEO)

TOWNHALL.COM June 5, 2018 – Florida Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Chris King dropped a TV ad aimed at current Governor Rick Scott (R). According to King, “Governor Rick Scott did nothing” when the Pulse Nightclub shooting took place in Orlando in June of 2016. King promises to take on the NRA. Here’s the ad: 

WA – Politics – NRA Files Legal Challenge Against Misleading Ballot Title for Gun Control Initiative

NRA-ILA.ORG May 17, 2018 – Yesterday, NRA filed a legal challenge in the Thurston County Superior Court objecting to the misleading and inadequate ballot title for Initiative 1639, which seeks to further restrict the Second Amendment rights of Washington’s law-abiding citizens.  The Thurston County Superior Court will review all legal challenges before the ballot title and summary can be finalized for the initiative.   

 

CA – Politics – California lawmaker called for assault weapons ban, but not total gun confiscation

POLITIFACT.COM May 10, 2018 – A story twisted the words of a California lawmaker who called for banning possession of semiautomatic assault weapons to falsely state that Democrats want to seize all guns. “Democrats go full tyranny: now demand nationwide gun confiscation from law-abiding Americans … at gunpoint, of course,” stated a May 7 headline on RevolutionRadio.org, which copied the story and headline by NaturalNews.com. Facebook flagged this story as part of its efforts to combat false news and misinformation on Facebook’s…

GA – Politics – Politics may be shifting on guns, but Georgia GOP base is unmoved (VIDEO)

MY AJC.COM May 7, 2018 – A few months after a mass shooting at a Florida high school reignited a nationwide debate over gun control, Georgia Republicans have aggressively moved in the opposite direction. One GOP candidate for governor aired an ad showing him pointing a shotgun toward his daughter’s suitor, and he has also called for a sales tax holiday for guns and ammunition over the July Fourth holiday. Another contender, a military veteran, was branded a traitor…