WA – GUN POLITICS – Mag Ban & Other Bills Heading to Senate Floor

On January 23rd, the Washington Senate Law & Justice Committee approved three anti-gun bills, among them Senate Bill 6077 to ban most standard capacity magazines. These bills are now headed to the Rules Committee awaiting being pulled to the Senate floor. In addition, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 1010 to allow the state patrol to destroy confiscated firearms, clearing the way to send this bill to the Senate. Senate Bill 6077 bans the manufacture, possession, sale, transfer, etc. of standard capacity…

NH – GUN POLITICS – Failed gun control bill reintroduced by NH Democrats incites passions once again

At the suggestion of the same governor who thwarted their gun control efforts last session, Democrats have reintroduced identical legislation, which inflamed passions again Wednesday in its first hearing of the 2020 session. Last year, Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed five bills impacting the rights of firearm owners sent to his desk by the Democratically led Legislature. A solid Republican minority upheld all the vetoes. Nonetheless, his staff said he “wanted to keep the conversation going,” said State Rep. Katherine…

VA – GUN POLITICS – Whose guns will the Virginia General Assembly grab?

In the months leading up to the 2020 General Assembly session, the pro-gun Virginia Citizens Defense League riled up gun owners from Big Stone Gap to Virginia Beach with talk of government gun grabs and unconstitutional infringements of their Second Amendment rights. They turned out crowds who spurred elected bodies of more than 100 Virginia local governments to adopt Second Amendment sanctuary status — empty, feel-good resolutions that cheered audiences who packed municipal government chambers, but aren’t worth the…

Gun issue in Virginia could play a role in 2020 election (VIDEO)

WJLA.COM January 21, 2020 – Outside of Virginia’s Capitol Square in Richmond Monday, more than 20,000 gun rights activists came out to rally against new gun legislation. While this is an annual event, there was a sense of urgency this year, with the real prospect of new gun policies being signed into law now that the statehouse, Senate and Governor’s office are all led by Democrats, many of whom say they were given a mandate by voters, following the…

WA – GUN POLITICS – Push for new gun laws triggers passion at Senate hearing

Ira Moser of Snohomish and some friends are coming to the state Capitol a lot lately to talk about one subject: guns. They’re gun owners. They’re concerned lawmakers may impose new restrictions on them and their firearms. So they showed up Monday for a two-hour Senate committee hearing on bills limiting the capacity of gun magazines, requiring training for those with concealed weapon licenses, and imposing longer sentences for the use of stolen firearms. Moser said he’ll return Tuesday morning…

VA – GUN POLITICS – Va. Senate committee strikes ‘assault weapons’ bill, advances other proposed gun laws (VIDEO)

As debate raged across Virginia on Thursday over a State of Emergency declared by Gov. Ralph Northam, upheld in court, that bans weapons in Capitol Square during a planned gun rights rally, the Virginia Senate advanced a number of gun control bills that have been among top priorities for Democrats. Earlier this week, the Senate Judiciary Committee made waves by killing controversial Senate Bill 16, which would have re-defined and banned assault bills, while passing several other gun bills. On Thursday, the full…

WA – GUN POLITICS – Washington voters support limits on high-capacity gun magazines — but lawmakers still may not act

A new poll shows broad support among Washington voters for regulating or banning high-capacity magazines for guns. Yet at the state Legislature, which began a new, 60-day session in Olympia this week, passing such a measure doesn’t appear to be at the top of lawmakers’ agenda when it comes to gun legislation this year. Instead, leading Democratic lawmakers talk emphatically about how they need to centralize the state’s system of background checks, a step they say will ensure the checks are more…

VA – GUN POLITICS – How the politics of one-gun-a-month have changed. And how they haven’t.

Perhaps the biggest question facing the General Assembly — and its new Democratic majority — is what new gun laws legislators will pass. Most of the gun-related bills that Democrats (led by Gov. Ralph Northam) are proposing would be new for Virginia — among them, a ban on certain types of weapons, “red flag” laws, and universal background checks. One, though, would not be new. That is the “one gun a month” bill. Virginia had such a law once…

VA – GUN POLITICS –  Virginia lawmakers expected to vote on several gun bills Monday (VIDEO)

Virginia’s Senate Judiciary Committee is set to take up a slew of gun bills, which have been Democratic priorities for years, on the fourth day of the 2020 General  (VIDEO) Assembly session. Those bills tackle everything from universal background checks on gun purchases, to the one handgun a month and “red flag” laws as well as restricting firearms in certain public spaces. Many of those proposals have left gun owners in the Commonwealth angry because they believe any restrictions would infringe…

NAT’L – GUN POLITICS – Mike Bloomberg’s vendetta against Trump continues, but does anybody care?

Mike Bloomberg, the 9th richest person in America and 14th richest person in the world, is on a crusade to use the Democrat Party to rid America of Donald Trump. The problem is that the Democrat Party doesn’t seem to care much for him. Before becoming New York mayor, Bloomberg was a Democrat. Then he ran for mayor after the hugely successful Rudy Giuliani, a Republican, decided to step down. To appeal to the same demographic that was grateful…

KY – GUN POLITICS – Legislative session starts with rally for gun rights in Frankfort (VIDEO)

Hundreds of gun rights supporters carrying flags and signs greeted lawmakers as they entered the Capitol to begin the 2020 legislative session on Tuesday. The supporters brought their message to lawmakers and it was simple: no new gun laws. Organizers of Kentucky United said they are going after certain pre-filed bills and targeted one concerning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. They are particularly targeting any discussion of Red Flag Laws. “Red flag laws… we just completely don’t agree with,”…

CA – GUN POLITICS – Bloomberg campaigns in San Diego for first time

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg visited San Diego for the first time as a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination Sunday, meeting with veterans. Bloomberg later met with gun control supporters, including San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention founder and City Council District 7 candidate Wendy Wheatcroft. Bloomberg’s gun control proposals include: Creating an effective background check system so no one can purchase a gun without passing a completed background check; Closing the “boyfriend loophole” which…

DC – GUN POLITICS – WaPo Hits Pelosi With ‘Four Pinocchios’ for Her ‘Incorrect’ Stat on Children Killed by Guns

Shortly before Thanksgiving, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) criticized Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for refusing to take up legislation that the House had passed. In a press conference on November 20, Pelosi said that “25,000 people” have died in the time since the House passed a series of bills aimed at curbing gun violence — placing blame on the Senate for not taking up the legislation. “In the266 days since we sent this bill, about 25,000 people have died from gun…

New report blames gerrymandering for failed gun-safety bills

VIRGINIA MERCURY.COM December 18, 2019 – Most Virginians favor stricter gun laws, although recent efforts to advance gun safety legislation have languished in the state General Assembly.

That disconnect has likely been due in part to partisan gerrymandering, according to a report released Tuesday by the Center for American Progress, a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that advocates progressive policies.

The analysis looks at gerrymandering in five states, including Virginia, where Democrats had won the majority of statewide votes, but Republicans maintained control over the…

MO – GUN POLITICS – Missouri: One of the NRA’s biggest targets for political spending

When it comes to elections for federal office, Missouri candidates are some of the NRA’s top targets in the nation. An analysis of the National Rifle Association’s campaign finance data from the Center for Responsive Politics shows that the state ranks third in terms of the amount of money the NRA has spent opposing and supporting current members of U.S. Congress over the course of their time in office. As of August, the amount of NRA money opposing and…

VA – GUN POLITICS – Va. rep. suggests military enforcement for new gun legislation, National Guard responds

The Virginia National Guard has responded after Governor Ralph Northam said there would be consequences for law enforcement who didn’t enforce new gun legislation. “If we have constitutional laws on the books and law enforcement officers are not enforcing those laws on the books, then there are going to be some consequences but I’ll cross that bridge if and when we get to it,” Northam said. A representative from Richmond then said the Virginia National Guard might have to…

NAT’L – GUN POLITICS – Michael Bloomberg’s Gun-Control Master Plan

When Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City and the founder of multiple gun-control groups, announced he was running for president, he also said his news service would not investigate him or his rivals now vying for the Democratic Party’s nomination. He said Bloomberg News, which has over 2,000 employees, would, however, keep investigating and writing opinion pieces about President Donald J. Trump. So Bloomberg’s many reporters arguably now have marching orders to openly behave as operatives for…

DC – GUN POLITICS – Bloomberg: When I’m President I’ll Pack the Supreme Court With Anti-Gun Justices

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made a name for himself as a leader in the gun control movement. After all, he funds Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action. Naturally, Bloomberg has decided to use his anti-Second Amendment stance to make himself a top tier in the 2020 Democratic field. The last major gun safety ruling by the Supreme Court, in 2008, affirmed that reasonable restrictions on gun possession are constitutional. But the NRA has…