Pelosi’s claim the House GOP is ‘inviting’ violent criminals to carry concealed weapons

WASHINGTON POST December 12, 2017 – Three Pinocchios: “Inviting violent criminals to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives. Inviting domestic abusers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives. Inviting convicted stalkers to carry concealed weapons doesn’t save lives. Yet the @HouseGOP just voted to do exactly that.” — House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), in a tweet, Dec. 6, 2017. 

NY – Politics –  Five Years After Sandy Hook, U.S. Gun-Control Advocates Switch Strategy

U.S. NEWS.COM December 12, 2017 – Five years after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults at a Connecticut elementary school, advocates who are disappointed with the failure of efforts to limit access to firearms are changing their strategy. Instead of pressuring lawmakers to push new gun-control measures through the U.S. Congress, volunteers from groups including Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America are now running for office themselves. 

MO – Politics – Missouri Legislature to be asked to ban controversial gun accessories

MISSOURI.NET December 11, 2017 – Missouri could become the second state in the country to ban controversial bump stocks and trigger cranks. State Rep. Richard Brown, D-Kansas City, is proposing next legislative session to outlaw the possession, purchase, sale, and use of such rapid-fire gun devices in the Show-Me State. 

Nat’l – Politics – Top 15 recipients of gun group campaign donations and their NRA grades as firearm bills keep getting shot down

NEW TORK DAILY NEWS December 10, 2017 – Amid the endless cycle of shootings and overwhelming public support for what many consider innocuous but effective regulations, the NRA and like groups fend off any efforts to tighten national gun laws. They claim an unfettered right to bear arms is guaranteed by the Second Amendment — although there is no such promise in the U.S. Constitution. 

House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity

NRA-ILA.ORG December 6, 2017 – The National Rifle Association applauded the United States House of Representatives on Wednesday for passing the most far-reaching expansion of self-defense rights in modern American history. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 passed with bipartisan support in a 231-198 vote. The bill also makes improvements to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, NICS. 

Nat’l – Politics – Gun rights activists celebrate House approval of concealed carry reciprocity bill

WASHINGTON TIMES December 6, 2017 – Supporters say the proposal would give law-abiding citizens the ability to protect themselves when they travel, but critics say it eviscerates states’ rights to uphold their own firearms standards by allowing gun owners who obtain permits in states with lesser requirements to carry in all 50 states. 

DC – Politics – House approves concealed-carry reciprocity, gun bill faces challenge in Senate (VIDEO)

FOX NEWS December 6, 2017 – House Republicans on Wednesday voted in favor of making concealed-carry permits valid across state lines, scoring a major victory for gun-rights supporters. But similar Senate legislation still faces an uncertain future, with top Democrats and other gun-control advocates rallying in opposition on Capitol Hill. The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act passed 231-198 in the GOP-controlled House, with six Democrats voting in support. 

DC – Politics – NRA Blasts Misleading Claims Made About Gun Background Check Bill Ahead of House Vote

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON December 6, 2017 -The National Rifle Association on Wednesday criticized misinformation being spread about a gun background check system improvement act it supports. “We are in the thick of the legislative process and a so-called ‘pro-gun group,’ which is nothing more than a fundraising entity, is spreading lies about the FIX NICS legislation that was attached to the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act,” Lars Dalseide, a spokesperson for the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action, told the Washington Free…

DC – Politics – ATF anticipates control over bump stock devices

TOWNHALL.COM December 6, 2017 – The acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says his agency anticipates being able to exercise regulatory control over devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to fire faster. Thomas Brandon told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday that the ATF and the Justice Department wouldn’t have initiated a review of whether bump stocks should be banned “if that wasn’t a possibility at the end.” 

DC – Politics – Dem proposes repealing Capitol gun ban in response to concealed-carry bill

THE HILL.COM December 4, 2017 – Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D), the District of Columbia’s nonvoting representative in Congress, is suggesting that Republicans repeal a law prohibiting guns in the Capitol if they want to push legislation allowing concealed-carry reciprocity. 

DC – Politics – Chris Murphy says national concealed-carry bill is dead on arrival in the Senate

BUSINESS INSIDER.COM December 4, 2017 – House Republicans combined the bill bolstering the National Instant Criminal Background Check System’s reporting process with a national reciprocity law for concealed firearm permits, which is likely to be dismissed as dead-on-arrival in the Senate, according to one of the co-authors of the background-check bill. 

House Republicans prepare to move gun bills as Democrats ready attacks

MCCLATCHY DC.COM December 4, 2017 – The current Republican gambit is to bring three bills to the House floor this month as a single package. The first proposal would strengthen federal background check procedures for individuals seeking to buy firearms. The second would require the Justice Department to rule on whether current law allows for more severe sentencing for users of “bump stocks.” 

Giffords buys ads against 8 Republicans on concealed carry

POLITICO.COM December 4, 2017 – Gabby Giffords is going up on the air Monday with a six-figure ad buy. The ads come ahead of this week’s expected House vote on Concealed Carry Reciprocity, which, if enacted, would be a massive opening of gun laws across the country, forcing all states to accept gun licenses issued in any state. 

CT – Politics – U.S. House to vote on Fix NICS Act and Concealed Carry Reciprocity

NSSF.ORG December 4, 2017 – The House is expected to vote as early as this week (Dec. 4) on H.R. 38, the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. Currently varying state-by-state concealed carry laws are making unwitting criminals out of law-abiding firearms owners for simply making a wrong traffic turn. 

CA – Politics – Gun-Rights Groups File Suit Against New California Assault Weapons Regulations

WASHINGTON FREE BEACON December 2, 2017 – A number of gun-rights groups joined forces to file a lawsuit against California’s latest assault weapons regulations on Thursday. The Second Amendment Foundation, Calguns Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, and Firearms Policy Foundation joined with a number of individual California residents to sue the state’s attorney general. 

DC – Politics – Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s ‘Bump Stock’ Ban to Get Hearing December 6

BREITBART.COM December 1, 2017 – Sen. Diane Feinstein’s (D-CA) bump stock ban will get a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 6. Feinstein began pushing a bump stock ban after Stephen Paddock used them criminally in the October 1 Las Vegas Attack. 

The NRA’s Dream Bill Is Getting Remarkably Close to Reality

THE DAILY BEAST.COM  December 1, 2017 – This week the House Judiciary Committee passed the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, which also would allow off-duty officers to carry weapons in school zones, after the NRA labeled the legislation its “highest legislative priority in Congress.” The Senate is another story, because most legislation still needs to meet the 60-vote threshold to gain approval. But even there, momentum is building. While Republicans only maintain a 52-seat majority, some vulnerable Democratic senators who…

House committee approves NRA-backed concealed carry bill, as other gun measures stall

USA TODAY November 29, 2017 –  A key House panel passed legislation Wednesday to expand the rights of concealed carry permit holders — the National Rifle Association’s top legislative priority — as part of the first congressional action on gun legislation since this fall’s mass shootings. The House Judiciary Committee voted 19-11 in favor of the “Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act” Wednesday, after rejecting numerous attempts by Democrats to amend the bill. The members also approved a less controversial bill 17-6 to boost authorities’…