DC – GUN POLITICS – Biden voted with the NRA when the Senate, and the nation, were very different

The 1986 bill allowed firearms to be sold by mail and limited inspections of dealers while allowing them to sell at gun shows. 

WA – GUN POLITICS – “Ghost gun” limits clear Washington Legislature

The Washington state Legislature on Tuesday approved new limits on untraceable, undetectable firearms, including the 3D-printed guns at the center of a high-profile federal case. The proposal would ban outright undetectable guns and would limit — but not ban — untraceable guns. 

CO – GUN POLITICS – Constitutionality of Colorado large-capacity magazine ban to be decided in state’s highest court

The Colorado Supreme Court will decide whether a law banning gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds violates a person’s state constitutional right to bear arms. 

CO – GUN POLITICS – Gun control case study: A mass shooting, major reforms, then a political backlash

The dramatic saga of what happened in Colorado when 2020 contender John Hickenlooper was governor holds lessons for Dems seeking the White House and the nation. 

FL – GUN POLITICS – Senate Democrats lose fight to remove arming-teachers provision from school safety bill

Florida Senate Democrats failed Wednesday to stop a proposal that would allow teachers to carry guns on campus. The Senate voted 22-16 along party lines in favor of allowing classroom teachers to be armed if they undergo training and local school boards agree. 

IL – GUN POLITICS – Illinois Lawmaker Files Bill to Separate Chicago from Illinois, Creating 51st State (VIDEO)

The bill notes that many of the counties in the state are bucking Chicago’s gun policies by declaring themselves “gun rights sanctuaries.”

Lindsey Graham’s political stock is soaring. Could his gun bill blow it? (VIDEO)

THE STATE.COM April 15, 2019 – U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham supports laws to temporarily revoke guns from people who might harm themselves or others, and he’s working on legislation that would give grants to states that pass such statutes. It’s a controversial position among gun rights advocates, but the South Carolina Republican’s not worried about alienating his base.

“Not my base,” he said of his opponents of this issue,
adding they are the “the fringe of the fringe. “I think most…

NAT’L – GUN POLITICS – Jake Tapper To Dem Rep. Eric Swalwell: ‘Vast Majority Of Gun-Related Deaths’ Are Not From Semi-Automatic Rifles

On Sunday, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), who recently declared his candidacy for president, appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union.” During the segment, host Jake Tapper asked Swalwell about his signature issue — gun control. 

IL – GUN POLITICS – Central and southern Illinois politicians seek to separate Chicago from Illinois, create new state

Part of the bill states that: “Numerous counties in the southern and central parts of Illinois are approving resolutions to become sanctuary counties for gun owners, while the City of Chicago has some of the strictest gun laws in the country.” 

DC – GUN POLITICS – Kamala Harris says she owns a gun ‘for personal safety’ and wants to ban assault weapons

“I am a gun owner, and I own a gun for probably the reason a lot of people do — for personal safety,” she told reporters in Des Moines, Iowa, according to CNN. “I was a career prosecutor.” 

VA – GUN POLITICS – This Anti-Gun Wannabe President Already Put His Left Foot in His Mouth

In the long history of forgotten presidential hopefuls who ran aground due to their misunderstandings of America it is hard find a more stupefying example than Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.). 

NY – GUN POLITICS – Bad aim: Bill would devastate competitive shooting events for youths

Gun rights advocates are justifiably concerned that a measure awaiting Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s signature could doom competitive shooting activities for young people. 

DC – GUN POLITICS – Fact-checking Gillibrand’s claim NRA ‘is largely funded’ by gun makers

“Let’s be really clear what the issue is. It’s the NRA, and it’s greed. The NRA is largely funded by the gun manufacturers.” Facts First: Gillibrand is incorrect. The NRA is not “largely funded” by gun makers. 

FL – GUN POLITICS – Seven Gun Controls Eric Swalwell Would Pursue as President

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) announced his presidential bid on Monday night and in less than 48 hours has named seven gun controls he will push during his campaign. 

DC – GUN POLITICS – Education Department Memo Says DeVos Can Guide States on Arming Teachers

At a tense hearing, the education secretary was pushed on whether her department has the authority to allow school districts to use federal funds to arm teachers. 

NYC – GUN POLITICS – Can fight against gun violence and support of Parkland activists help make Eric Swalwell president? (VIDEO)

Eric Swalwell appears ready to make gun violence a central issue as he prepares to run for president. 

FL – GUN POLITICS – After major mass shootings, communities shifted slightly to the left, Post analysis finds

After Manuel and Patricia Oliver lost their son in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, they assumed their neighbors would be sympathetic. So when they protested gun violence last summer by staging a “die-in” at the local Publix grocery store, they were shocked by the reaction.

DC – GUN POLITICS – Senate Hurdle Looms As House Advances VAWA Reforms

“It’s unfortunate that the anti-gun leadership in the U.S. House allowed the bill to expire for the purpose of using it to advance their gun control agenda.”