DE – GUN POLITICS – Delaware lawmakers take aim at ‘ghost guns’

Lawmakers in Delaware have reintroduced legislation to outlaw homemade “ghost guns” that can’t be traced by law enforcement agents because they don’t have serial numbers or are fashioned from parts created with 3D printers.

The measure introduced last week is similar to a bill that failed to get a floor vote last year. The legislation is supported by Gov. John Carney, who first proposed such a law in 2019.

“This important ghost gun legislation is thoughtful and reasonable and is intended…

MD – GUN POLITICS – Maryland Bill Would Ban Firearms at Election Sites

A bill banning firearms at polling sites in Maryland is advancing in the state Legislature, and advocates say it is necessary to stop voter intimidation. “Everyone should be able to vote free from fear and intimidation,” Senate bill lead sponsor Sen. Jeff Waldstreicher, D-Montgomery, said at a Feb. 4 committee hearing Capital News Service viewed. “And that is especially true during these polarizing times.” If passed, SB10, which is cross-filed in the House of Delegates as HB450, would prohibit…

TX – GUN POLITICS – Lawmaker pushes to allow concealed weapons in Texas public schools

Six years after Texas passed a controversial measure allowing licensed gun owners to carry concealed handguns on college campuses, one Republican state lawmaker is pushing to expand the law by allowing licensed adults to carry weapons in public and charter schools. The bill’s staunchly pro-gun author, state Sen. Bob Hall, sees the move as a logical extension of Texas’ campus carry law, which passed in 2015 over the passionate pleas of Democrats, gun control advocates and some university officials…

NAT’L – GUN POLITICS – Democrats want total ban on members carrying guns in the U.S. Capitol

ANNAPOLIS (March 10, 2021)—In the wake of the Jan. 6 assault on the United States Capitol and some members of Congress carrying firearms near the House floor, Democratic lawmakers are proposing a ban on guns in Congress. “I’ve been pushing for years to change this outdated rule, knowing there was an inevitable risk in allowing members to carry guns in the Capitol,” Rep. Jared Huffman, D-California, the primary sponsor of the ban, said in a statement. “While we’d like to…

TX – GUN POLITICS – Republican Rep. Chip Roy: ‘The Government Is Never Going to Know What Weapons I Own’

While speaking about House Democrats’ gun control push on Wednesday, Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) made clear “the government is never going to know what weapons I own.”

Roy said these things as H.R. 8, the Democrats’ universal background checks legislation, is being debated. Universal background checks require a gun registry in order to be enforceable, and Roy was making clear he was not going be giving up information on his guns. Breitbart News noted that the Obama Administration admitted the necessity of a…

OK – GUN POLITICS – Oklahoma Senate approves bill allowing municipal employees to carry guns

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – The Oklahoma State Senate approved a bill that would allow municipal employees to carry concealed firearms. Senate Bill 644, written by Sen. Blake Stephens, R-Tahlequah, allows certain workers to carry concealed guns on municipal property if the employee has a valid handgun license. The bill requires an employee to carry the firearm on their person or store it in a locked and secured location with permission from the governing body, according to a State Senate…

CO – GUN POLITICS – Republicans battle for 10 hours against effort to require Coloradans to store guns in safes, with trigger locks

COLORADO SUN – Mar. 9, 2021 –  Colorado Republicans voiced adamant opposition during a House debate about a proposed bill that would require firearms not in use to be stored securely in order to prevent children and teens from accessing the weapons.

Republican House members spent roughly 10 hours opposing the bill and argued that it conflicts with the Second Amendment by restricting when firearm owners can use their gun. They also criticized the legislation as being punitive, saying it…

NAT’L – GUN POLITICS – Rep. Lauren Boebert: Democrats Pushing ‘Most Egregious Gun Legislation that I Have Ever Seen’ (VIDEO)

ORLANDO, Florida — A firearm is the “great equalizer,” particularly for women, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), who rose to fame after successfully getting a permit to carry concealed in Washington, DC, told Breitbart News. She blasted the radical left’s recent push for further gun restrictions, which includes the creation of a gun registry and psychological evaluations for gun owners.

“Banning guns is not the answer. H.R. 127 is not the answer,” she said of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s (D-TX) proposal,…

CA – GUN POLITICS – California AG office withholding data on gun sales, restraining orders from researchers

Attorney General Xavier Becerra’s office is withholding gun violence data from a state-funded research institution tasked by lawmakers with evaluating California’s firearm regulations and also is directing universities to destroy records the agency previously released.

Researchers at the UC Davis California Firearm Violence Research Center say that over the last several years, the Department of Justice has made it increasingly difficult to access data only it maintains, despite a legal mandate to provide the records. The Legislature in 2016 passed a law…

NAT’L – GUN POLITICS – NRA warns ‘extreme gun control’ effort by Biden, Dems coming ‘as early as next week’ (VIDEO)

Democrats are reportedly moving ahead with plans to take up President Joe Biden’s gun control proposals in the coming days and the National Rifle Association has already warned its members.

The NRA cited “sources in DC” in a message to members warning that Congress “will be voting on Biden’s extreme gun control legislation as early as next week.” Fox News host Laura Ingraham spoke with Breitbart columnist AWR Hawkins on Tuesday to run through “what is in this horror show…

NAT’L – GUN POLITICS – March for Our Lives Issues Biden His Marching Orders

NRA-ILA – It’s widely understood that the current occupants of the White House, the Biden-Harris Administration, have positioned themselves as the most anti-gun team this country has ever seen on Pennsylvania Avenue. Leading up to the 2020 election, NRA made abundantly clear the threats these two presented to law-abiding gun owners, and both the President and Vice President spelled out how deeply opposed they each are to the fundamental right to purchase, possess, and carry firearms for personal protection.

After the election, but before Biden was…

CO – GUN POLITICS – Safe gun storage campaign launches ahead of legislation from General Assembly

COLORADO POLITICS – March 1, 2020 – A new education campaign launched Monday to ask firearms owners to keep their weapons locked up when not in use, but Democrats at the state Capitol are going to push for more than an ask when they come back later this month. Attorney General Phil Weiser and law enforcement partners from around the state released two public service announcements around the issue of safe gun storage.

“Across the state, law enforcement professionals know…

IA – GUN POLITICS – Iowa House panel backs elimination of gun permits

DES MOINES — Legislation to ease some gun restrictions and make Iowa the 19th state to adopt a permit-less constitutional carry approach drew cheers Monday from advocates as striking a blow for freedom, while critics called it an effort to unravel Iowa’s gun safety laws.

House Study Bill 254, which cleared a House Public Safety subcommittee by a 2-1 vote, would eliminate the need for Iowans age 21 or older to obtain a government permit to acquire or carry a…

NAT’L – GUN POLITICS – Rep. Boebert And Rep. Biggs Vow To Stand Up Against Democrat Overreach, Defend Second Amendment At CPAC

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) took a strong stance on gun rights at this year’s CPAC event. During her panel Saturday, the freshman representative said the left needs to stop their attacks on the Second Amendment and criticized the implementation of metal detectors at the Capitol building.

She also stated the moves made by the left are all about wanting to control everyone’s lives. During her remarks, Boebert highlighted all of the rights that Democrats try to take control of, including…

NAT’L – POLITICS – 9th Circuit eyes California ban on high-capacity magazines

A federal appeals court said Thursday that it will reconsider a three-judge court’s split ruling last year throwing out California’s ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, a decision with potential impact in other states.An 11-member panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will rehear the case after two members of the three-judge appellate panel ruled in August that California’s ban on magazines holding more than 10 bullets violates the U.S. Constitution’s protection of the right to bear firearms.The…

NAT’L – GUN CONTROL – AG Letitia James Backs Effort to Defend Ban on 3-D Guns

SPECTRUM LOCAL NEWS – February 25, 2021 – A coalition of 21 attorneys general from around the country led by New York’s Letitia James has formed to defend state-level measures banning 3-D printed guns amid a challenge before the U.S. Supreme Court.

The firearms can be manufactured through downloadable materials and a 3-D printer in a person’s home. New York in 2019 approved legislation banning 3-D guns, and other states have approved similar measures as well.

One of the main concerns…

ND – GUN POLITICS – House passes bill prohibiting guns on school property, lessening the fine for doing so

Lawmakers voted for a bill on Wednesday that lessens the penalty for carrying a firearm in certain public places. House Bill 1297 changes the punishment for doing so from an infraction, which can carry a $1,000 fine, to a non-criminal offense with a $50 fine. The legislation also adds language saying you cannot possess a weapon on school property or at a school-sponsored event, which changes current law that only includes sporting events. Rep. Pat Heinert says the committee…

VA – GUN POLITICS – Controlling Gun Violence – After assault weapons stumble, lawmakers limit guns at polling places and government buildings.

Fulfilling their campaign promises to take action against gun violence, Democrats in the General Assembly are sending Gov. Ralph Northam several gun-violence prevention bills. Lawmakers are taking action to exclude guns at polling places and government buildings, creating new restrictions for people convicted of domestic violence and extending the time allowed for the State Police to conduct background checks. The bills this year come after several new laws were created last year, requiring universal background checks and allowing local…