NAT’L – GUN POLITICS – Voting With Their Guns

(subscription) There’s nothing like nationwide protests and a murder surge in major cities to cause a spurt of new gun sales. Gun controllers may want to rethink their 2020 strategy. The FBI’s most recent gun-sale figures are stunning. They show that in July the bureau carried out 3.6 million background checks, the third highest month on record. Adjusting to reflect checks only for gun purchases, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) says this translates to 1.8 million gun sales…

TX – GUN POLITICS – Soaring Gun Sales Signal Trump Victory

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick, Chair of Trump Texas Victory, issued the following statement today: “More than 2.3 million guns were sold in June, a 145 percent increase from the prior year. The FBI reports they conducted 3.9 million background checks that same month. As violence across America erupts — homicides are up 24 percent in the country’s fifty largest cities — citizens are taking steps to protect themselves. “Democrat led cities across the nation including Portland, Seattle and now Austin are surrendering…

WA – GUN POLITICS – Politics at the point of a gun

WASHINGTON SOURCES.ORG  July 29, 2020 – Earlier than his political awakening this spring, Peter Diaz lived a quiet life close to this leafy liberal bastion on the base of the Puget Sound. He ran a tree-trimming service and a enterprise that constructed workplace cubicles. He was 37 and had by no means voted. Now he has fashioned his personal political occasion and is the chief of American Wolf, a roving band of civilians who’ve anointed themselves “peacekeepers” amid months…

VA – GUN POLITICS -Joe Biden’s Unreasonable Gun Control Agenda – Malarkey Moderate

To borrow language from the Biden campaign, the notion that Barack Obama’s former vice president is a reasonable moderate is malarkey. Gun rights supporters know that as a lawmaker Biden voted in favor of radical gun controls that trampled upon the rights of law-abiding Americans and against legislation to protect those rights. As vice president, Biden lead the Obama administration’s assault on the Second Amendment. Since joining the 2020 Democratic presidential field, Biden’s positions have gotten more extreme. Candidate Biden…

NM – GUN POLITICS – Demonstrators protest new ‘red-flag’ gun control law at Roundhouse

Stephen Garrett said he is ready to camp out next to the Roundhouse until Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is impeached. His grievance is the state’s so-called red-flag legislation, which Lujan Grisham signed into law in February. It gives judges the power to impose an emergency 10-day order requiring people posing a threat to themselves or others to relinquish their firearms. A one-year order could then be imposed later. Garrett argues the law is unconstitutional, and to make his point…

NY – GUN POLITICS – Bloomberg’s Gun Control Group Pours $15 Million Into Races in 8 States

Michael R. Bloomberg’s gun control organization will focus its political advertising spending this fall on eight states where it aims to help Democrats flip three Senate seats, wrest control of state legislatures and lift former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. to victory in Florida. The group, Everytown for Gun Safety, is making an initial $15 million investment in digital advertising in the states, an opening outlay of the $60 million it has pledged to spend during the 2020 campaign. It…

CO – GUN POLITICS – A Colorado race offers lessons for national political reporters

If an artist were to draw a caricature of the average republican congressman, Colorado’s Scott Tipton would fill the canvas. He’s a genial politician, sixty-three years old, who built a career on such standard GOP issues as opposing Obamacare, climate change science, and Trump’s impeachment. He has benefited from huge ad buys by tax-cutter Grover Norquist. He kept a low profile in his five terms in Congress. The Onion satirized his obscurity in a 2019 piece, “Poll Finds 100% of Americans Blame Shutdown Entirely on Colorado Rep….

IL – GUN POLITICS – Chicago Alderman: City Leaders ‘Too Afraid’ to Ask Trump to Help Fight Gun Crime

Chicago Alderman Anthony Napolitano suggested that local city leaders are scared to ask President Trump to help curtail the city’s gun crime, because they are worried it will make Trump look like “a success.” During an appearance on Fox & Friends, Alderman Napolitano indicated leaders at city and state level are rejecting the option of seeking federal help. He said, “ too afraid to ask the President for help because if it does work they are going to make the President…

DC – GUN POLITICS – Ban Lifted On Gun Silencer Sales After Pressure By White House Lawyer & Former Gun Lobbyist Michael Williams

The State Department has lifted a ban on selling firearm silencers to private foreign buyers on Friday, largely due to the work of White House lawyer Michael Williams, who previously spent two years working for a trade group that sought to expand sales of silencers by American manufacturers. The New York Times, which first reported on Williams’ ties to special interest groups, said Williams used his role within the Trump administration to push to overturn the ban, which had been…

NAT’L – GUN POLITICS – NRA Rallies Behind Trump

The National Rifle Association’s political action committee announced on Thursday that it will back President Donald Trump for reelection in 2020. The gun-rights group’s Political Victory Fund praised the Republican incumbent in a letter, saying that he has “done more than any president” to safeguard the Second Amendment. NRA leader Wayne LaPierre and PAC chairman Jason Ouimet credited Trump for appointing conservative judges to federal courts, as well as for standing behind the gun industry throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The…

CO – GUN POLITICS – Top Gun-Control Group Will Spend $1.25 Million in Colorado After Affiliate Received PPP Loan

FREEBEACON.COM JULY 17, 2020 – One of the country’s leading gun-control groups received up to $350,000 from taxpayers to deal with the fallout from coronavirus, but that has not affected its political arm’s plans to spend millions on the 2020 election.

Giffords PAC, one of the largest gun-control political action committees in the country, told Colorado Politics that it would spend $1.25 million on television ads to support Democrat John Hickenlooper’s  2020 Colorado Senate campaign. The announcement came just two months after the Giffords…

VA – NRA – NRA Endorses President Donald Trump for Reelection

The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) endorsed President Donald Trump for reelection in a letter sent to the president on Wednesday, July 15. “On behalf of America’s 5 million NRA members, the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is proud to endorse your reelection as president of the United States of America,” wrote NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre and NRA Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director Jason Ouimet in a letter. “On behalf of our millions of members, we…

PA – GUN POLITICS – Mike Bloomberg’s gun-control group will spend $1 million to help Democrats flip Pa. legislature

The political arm of an anti-gun violence group cofounded by the billionaire former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg says it will spend at least $1 million to help Democrats try to gain control of the Pennsylvania legislature in the November elections. Everytown for Gun Safety Victory Fund said Wednesday it would aim to oust Republican lawmakers in Harrisburg who “have refused to take action on common-sense gun safety legislation” like strengthening background checks. “We see Pennsylvania as one of…

TX – GUN POLITICS – Rep. Jackson Lee claims GOP, NRA have made ‘getting guns out of neighborhoods … very difficult’ (VIDEO)

House Homeland Security Committee member Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, criticized  Republicans and the National Rifle Association (NRA) on “The Story” Tuesday while discussing a spike in gun violence across America’s cities. Jackson Lee, who represents parts of Houston, also called for more programs in inner cities to help those facing poverty find a way out of their economic situation. “Frankly, I believe that what the protesters and what I’ve been saying is that you need to put on the…

DC – GUN POLITICS – ‘Fast and Furious’ Gun Sting May Come Up in Trump-AMLO Meeting

MSN.COM July 9, 2020 – Ahead of a meeting between the leaders of the U.S. and Mexico, the Trump administration has responded to concerns raised by Mexico two months ago about a gun sting carried out during the administration of former President Barack Obama.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador had requested information about the botched U.S. operation known as Fast and Furious, which led to deaths south of the border.

Lopez Obrador said in May he wants to know if…

NAT’L – GUN POLITICS – Giffords group takes aim at key U.S. Senate races in new push for gun limits

The gun safety group Giffords will launch a nationwide effort next week aimed at boosting Democratic candidates in key U.S. Senate races who support universal background checks for firearms purchases. With Democrats’ chances of flipping the Senate improving as Republican President Donald Trump’s poll numbers slide ahead of the Nov. 3 election, the group said background checks were a wedge issue that could win support from critical voting blocs in close races and beyond.

“This issue helps Democrats in every…

NAT’L – GUN POLITICS – Do Hordes of First-Time Gun Owners Mean There’s a New Formidable Voting Bloc in Future Elections

In the wake of the George Floyd riots and the c?oronavirus lockdowns, millions are flocking to the gun stores. There has been a breakdown of law and order. Leftist thugs are seizing parts of American cities. And the cities have become bastions of criminality and mayhem. Minneapolis has been devastated. New York City was lost to the mob for a few nights. Looting, vandalism, and arson were all hallmark characteristics in the many riots that erupted after the officer-involved death…

CO – GUN POLITICS – Friendly Owner Of Restaurant Where Servers Carry Guns Upsets GOP Incumbent In House Primary In Colorado

Lauren Boebert, the owner of a restaurant where servers carry firearms, won the GOP nomination in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District on Tuesday, bringing the already vulnerable seat more within reach for Democrats. Cook Political Report’s Dave Wasserman called the race for Boebert on Tuesday evening, when she led Rep. Scott Tipton by 10 points, according to the New York Times. Boebert challenged Tipton, a 5-term incumbent, from his right, arguing that he too often voted with Democrats and slamming him for voting in favor…