DC – GUN POLITICS – Dem lawmakers ask NRA for answers over 2015 Moscow trip

A pair of house democratic lawmakers is asking the National Rifle Association to answer questions related to potential ties to Russia, including on the gun rights organization’s finances, a 2015 trip to Moscow attended by NRA backers and whether NRA officials communicated with Russian-linked individuals about attempts to interfere in the 2016 US presidential election. 

DC – GUN POLITICS – House Democrats: No ICE Alert if Illegal Fails Gun Background Check

During the hearings for universal background checks, House Democrats rejected a Republican proposal to alert U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) if an illegal alien is discovered via a background check for a firearm. 

GA – GUN POLITICS – Georgia Democrats propose range of gun bills that will likely hit wall

Georgia’s Democratic lawmakers have filed a flurry of bills this session that take nearly every possible approach to enacting more gun control in the state. 

NAT’L – GUN POLITICS  – How gun control activists learned from the NRA

Those who now advocate for gun safety and control measures say that is because they learned from, and adopted the techniques of, the NRA itself. 

NAT’L – GUN POLITICS – Why didn’t the Green New Deal include the issue of Liberty Control?

The latest expression of the fraud of socialism failed to mention gun control. Why? 

DC – GUN POLITICS – California Democrat Rep. Swalwell shows the dangerous hubris of gun control proposals

The House Judiciary committee voted to advance H.R. 8, also known as the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019,” by a party-line vote of 25 to 13 on Wednesday. 

DC – GUN POLITICS – Five Republicans join Democrats for useless gun control

Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick from Pennsylvania; Peter King from New York; Brian Mast of Florida; Chris Smith of New Jersey; and Fred Upton of Michigan — voted with Democrats to advance the measure. 

NM – GUN POLITICS – Background checks for private gun sales barely passes Senate floor VIDEO)

A gun bill calling for more background checks on private sales barely passed the Senate. The debate lasted for over three hours. Lawmakers on both sides of this issue said their peace about this bill. 

DC – Gun Politics – Parkland shooting spurred a grieving mom to run for Congress. Now she’s voting for new gun laws (VIDEO)

Lucy McBath used to walk the halls of Congress as the grieving mother of a slain teenager, urging lawmakers to take steps to reduce gun violence. 

DC – GUN POLITICS – Poll: A Year After Parkland, Urgency For New Gun Restrictions Declines

In the immediate aftermath of the mass shooting that killed 17 people on Valentine’s Day, 71 percent of Americans said laws covering the sale of firearms should be stricter. Now, it’s 51 percent. 

DC – GUN POLITICS – House Gun Control Bill Advances Out Of Committee. Here Are The Details

The House Judiciary Committee passed legislation known as the Bipartisan Background Check Act Thursday that would mandate background checks on all gun sale transactions and most transfers in the United States. 

NAT’L – GUN CONTROL – Gun policy public opinion a year after Parkland shooting

One year after 17 people were killed in a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, most Americans on all sides of the issue say they are frustrated by the national debate over guns and gun policy. 

 

DC – GUN POLITICS – The State Of Gun Politics In The U.S. House

The Democrats in control of the U.S. House of Representatives are moving quickly on a gun control bill, H.R.8, the Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019. Predictably, they argue that this “common sense” legislation is long overdue. 

NJ – GUN POLITICS – Menendez rallied with Parkland shooting victims last year. Now he’s pushing to ban gun magazines used in massacres. (VIDEO)

Just days before the first anniversary of the mass shooting at a South Florida high school, U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez on Tuesday proposed banning gun magazines with more than 10 rounds of ammunition. 

NM – GUN POLITICS – A glance at gun control bills in the New Mexico Legislature

State lawmakers prepared for crucial hearings and votes this week with the approach of the Valentine’s Day anniversary of the mass shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. 

In The Great Gun Debate, Parkland Changed Everything. And Nothing (VIDEO)

After the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, student activists and survivors ‘called BS’ on the National Rifle Association, pushed gun reform laws and registered young voters.

When a disgruntled former high school student in Parkland last year killed 17 people, mostly kids he’d sat alongside in classrooms over the years, it seemed certain to change the parameters of the gun debate in America — particularly when the attack’s passionate teenage survivors swarmed social media with demands for new…

DC – Gun Politics – GOP Sens. Want to Prohibit Use of Federal Money for State Gun Registries

Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., re-introduced legislation Thursday that would help keep the private information of law-abiding gun owners out of the federal government’s hands. 

DC – GUN POLITICS – House Democrats Assess How Hard to Press Gun-Control Agenda

House Democrats are warming to gun-control legislation once considered risky for all but the safest incumbents, but remain uncertain whether they will vote this year on some of the more far-reaching bills.