DC – Gun Politics – Incoming House Democrats Ready Bill to Criminalize Private Gun Sales (AUDIO)

Ironically, the push comes nearly 227 years to the day after private gun ownership was hedged in by the Founding Fathers via the Second Amendment, which was ratified on December 15, 1791. 

Nat’l – Gun Politics – House Dems to Make a Big, Unsuccessful Push for Gun Control in 2019

House Democrats appear ready to move forward with a major push for gun control legislation early next year, as one of their first acts after they assume control of the House of Representatives. 

Loss of Republicans in Minnesota is Gift to Gun Control Democrats Everywhere

December 17, 2018 – GUNPROPLUS.COM – By Ward Williams

The much heralded ‘blue wave’ of Minnesota’s Democrats last month was a sign of things to come for gun owners not just in the Gopher State but in many of the states won by President Trump that sniffed the sweet perfume of victory just two years ago.

In 2016, Hillary Clinton carried Minnesota by just 1.5 percent over Donald Trump which pro-gun advocates prematurely saw as a palate of colors changing from…

DC – Gun Politics – Oh, Brother: Obama Compares JFK, MLK Murders to Vegas, Thousand Oaks Mass Shootings

Former President Barack Obama on Wednesday was presented with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award, which celebrates leaders “who have demonstrated a commitment to social change,” the Associated Press reported. 

PA – Gun Politics – Three ‘Common Sense’ Gun Safety Bills To Be Introduced In Pittsburgh (VIDEO)

PITTSBURGH.CBSLOCAL.COM December 14, 2018 – An assault weapons ban making it unlawful to manufacture, sell, purchase, transport, carry, store, or otherwise hold in one’s possession an assault weapon within the City, such as the Colt AR-15 automatic rifle used in the Tree of Life shooting. An accessories, ammunition and modification ban barring items such as bump stocks, armor-penetrating bullets, sawed-off rifles and large capacity magazines. 

Democrats moving into House breathe new life into Toomey’s gun bill

Back in 2013, shortly after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, stalwart Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania was scorned by the NRA for helping craft legislation for limited gun background checks with West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin.

Known as Toomey-Manchin, it attempted to beef up the nation’s background check system, applying it to online sales and purchases at gun shows. But the measure left carve outs in cases such as selling a firearm to a…

Nat’l – Gun Politics – What One Sandy Hook Parent Wants Congress to Do Next Year

Thompson says he plans to introduce a background check bill with at least five Republican co-authors next year, and he’s hoping the House will hold hearings on red flag laws and assault weapons. 

MD – Gun Politics – State Lawmakers Look to Ban Untraceable Guns in Next Session

The new Democratic state House Majority Leader is looking to continue the progress made last session on gun violence prevention by banning 3D and ghost guns in the state. 

NE – Gun Politics – Gov. Ricketts says he’s open to working on ‘stand your ground’ law in Nebraska

“I’d be willing to work with any senator looking to protect your Second Amendment rights,” Ricketts added, referring to the U.S. Constitution’s “right to keep and bear arms” clause. 

OH – Gun Politics – Governor thinking about job in media; still opposes gun bill

Departing Ohio Gov. John Kasich seemingly wants it both ways. The Trump-bashing Republican, long in demand on TV political talk shows, thinks it “likely” he will end up in the news media, hopefully in some “unique” role on television. 

PA – Gun Politics – Everything Harrisburg is trying to fix Pennsylvania’s gun laws

Before the end of the 2017-18 session, legislators in Harrisburg did something kind of amazing: They passed gun control legislation. 

GUNS: National Reciprocity Could Pass Only If Senate Acts Fast

November 11, 2018 (GUNPROPLUS)  By Jeff Fletcher

The U.S. Senate could gift wrap the NRA’s top legislative priority measure – Gun Reciprocity – but only if it does so sometime during the next two weeks.

The Republican House passed H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, last year and sent it on to the Senate but Majority leader Mitch McConnell has yet to schedule the bill for a vote. The Senate has targeted this coming Friday December 14 for…

Nat’l – Gun Politics – Emergency Confiscation is Easy Target in New Gun Control Congress

Opponents warn that “red flag” orders can be abused and violate due process. So why are they attracting Republican support? 

FL – Gun Politics – March for Our Lives founder declines TIME ‘Person of the Year’ nod

On Monday, TIME magazine revealed its shortlist of finalists for “Person of the Year.” Among the finalists is the March for Our Lives gun control movement, founded by students of Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, after the school shooting that took place earlier this year. 

PA – Gun Politics – Which gun bills could be important in Congress next year?

The November midterm elections will bring a wave of new faces into Congress. It is also more pro-gun-control. That’s a byproduct of the new Democratic majority creating what advocates call a gun-sense majority.  

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VA – Gun Politics – Dems Might Challenge Rule Allowing Lawmakers to Have Guns at Capitol

For five decades, members of Congress have been allowed to have firearms in the Capitol—but that law might be changed if murmurs between California Democrats come to fruition. 

Most people overestimate total number of US gun owners

November 10, 2018  UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS — Most people vastly overestimate the population of gun owners in the United States, and it potentially influences how groups approach gun policies, according to a study by two University of Kansas political scientists.

“Because gun owners are actually a minority, perceiving their group as larger and even as a majority could make them feel more empowered to advocate on gun issues,” said Don Haider-Markel, professor and chair of the KU Department of Political Science. “Likewise,…

Sandy Hook Promise’s powerful PSA shows the world through the eyes of a school shooter (VIDEO)

November 10, 2018  TODAY.COM —  A chilling new PSA highlights the dangers of missing the warning signs of a potential school shooter by showing the world through the eyes of the shooter himself. The one-minute, 50-second video by Sandy Hook Promise was released on Monday, four days ahead of the sixth anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, that claimed the lives of 20 children and six adult staff members.

Titled “Point of View,” the video depicts…