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RECENT INVESTIGATIONS SHOW THAT IN THE BAY AREA, SOCIAL MEDIA IS PLAYING A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN FIREARMS SALES. ONE POST SHOWED THE MAN WALKING THROUGH A HOME BRANDISHING A GUN WITH A HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINE AND TAPPING AN UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN ON HER BUTTOCKS WITH THE BARREL. IN ANOTHER, HE WAVED A PISTOL LOADED WITH A 50-ROUND DRUM MAGAZINE IN THE AIR WHILE DRIVING A CAR. THEY’RE TWO OF SEVERAL SNAPCHAT POSTS BY ANTHONY REED, A 22-YEAR-OLD NEVADA RESIDENT WHO PROSECUTORS ALLEGE USED THE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM TO MARKET WEAPONS IN CALIFORNIA.NASCAR HAS REPORTEDLY BANNED ALL ADVERTISEMENTS FEATURING ASSAULT WEAPONS DUE TO A "GRADUAL SHIFT" IN THE COMPANY'S POSITION ON GUNS. NASCAR HAS REPORTEDLY BANNED ALL ADVERTISEMENTS FEATURING ASSAULT WEAPONS DUE TO A "GRADUAL SHIFT" IN THE COMPANY'S POSITION ON GUNS.FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES HAVE ATTACKED WALMART FOR SELLING FIREARMS AFTER A FEW EMPLOYEES OF THE BUSINESS GIANT CALLED FOR A WALKOUT BECAUSE THE COMPANY SELLS FIREARMS. BUT AS TWITCHY NOTED, A REPORTER FOR BUSINESS INSIDER DESTROYED THE PERSPECTIVE THE CANDIDATES AND SOME GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES WERE PUSHING BY VISITING WALMART AND DISCOVERING THAT IT IS ANYTHING BUT SIMPLE TO PURCHASE A FIREARM THERE.WALMART CEO DOUG MCMILLON HAS RESPONDED TO A PETITION CALLING ON HIS COMPANY TO STOP SELLING GUNS IN THE WAKE OF TWO MASS SHOOTINGS AT THE RETAILER’S STORES. MCMILLON RESPONDED TO THE PETITION AND E-MAIL, SAYING HE APPRECIATES THAT HE AND THE OTHER SIGNEES CARE ABOUT SAFETY. HE SAID THAT SALES AND PROFIT “ARE NOT DRIVING OUR DECISIONS HERE,” AND THAT THE COMPANY IS CONSIDERING ADDITIONAL STEPS TO REACT TO THE MASS SHOOTING EPIDEMIC. IT MIGHT NOT SURPRISE YOU TO LEARN HE DIDN’T PROMISE TO BAN THE SALE OF GUNS IN HIS STORES. FLORIDA’S TOP GUN LOBBYIST TOOK A SECOND SHOT THURSDAY AT A PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT THAT SEEKS TO PREVENT THE POSSESSION AND SALE OF ASSAULT WEAPONS. MARION HAMMER, A LOBBYIST FOR THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND UNIFIED SPORTSMEN OF FLORIDA, APPEARED BEFORE STATE ECONOMISTS FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A WEEK TO CLARIFY HER OPPOSITION TO THE PROPOSAL SHE CLAIMS WOULD RESULT IN ALL RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS BEING OUTLAWED IN THE STATE.

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CA – GUN CRIME – California arms traffickers used Snapchat to market illegal weapons

Recent investigations show that in the Bay Area, social media is playing a significant role in firearms sales.  One post showed the man walking through a home brandishing a gun with a high-capacity magazine and tapping an unidentified woman on her buttocks with the barrel. In another, he waved a pistol loaded with a 50-round drum magazine in the air while driving a car. They’re two of…

NAT’L – MEDIA – NASCAR Informs Online Gun Seller They Won’t Allow Ads Depicting Assault Weapons

NASCAR has reportedly banned all advertisements featuring assault weapons due to a “gradual shift” in the company’s position on guns. “We just heard from NASCAR on a number of gun-related ads and unfortunately, due a gradual shift in NASCAR’s position on guns, these ads must be edited/changed—especially those that are depicted as assault-style rifles/sniper rifles,” National Event Publications said in an email to an online gun retailer. “NASCAR is…

NAT’L – RETAILERS – Left’s Perspective About Walmart And Guns Shredded By Reporter Who Wanted To Buy A Firearm

For the last couple of weeks, Democratic presidential candidates have attacked Walmart for selling firearms after a few employees of the business giant called for a walkout because the company sells firearms. But as Twitchy noted, a reporter for Business Insider destroyed the perspective the candidates and some gun control advocates were pushing by visiting Walmart and discovering that it is anything but simple to purchase a firearm there. After news…

AR – RETAILERS – Walmart CEO Responds To Employee’s Petition To Stop Selling Guns

Walmart CEO Doug McMillon has responded to a petition calling on his company to stop selling guns in the wake of two mass shootings at the retailer’s stores. Thomas Marshall, a Walmart e-commerce employee based in San Bruno, California, recently organized a walk out of 30 employees to protest the company’s continued sale of firearms, and he also organized a petition that earned more than 129,000 signatures,…

FL – NRA – NRA Lobbyist Unloads On Proposed Assault Weapons Amendment

Florida’s top gun lobbyist took a second shot Thursday at a proposed constitutional amendment that seeks to prevent the possession and sale of assault weapons. Marion Hammer, a lobbyist for the National Rifle Association and Unified Sportsmen of Florida, appeared before state economists for the second time in a week to clarify her opposition to the proposal she claims would result in all rifles and shotguns being…

VA – NRA – More NRA drama: Legal team shaken up as group cuts ties with longtime outside attorney

The National Rifle Association’s outside legal team was reportedly shaken up on Thursday, during what can only be described as a turbulent time for the gun rights lobbying group. Since the spring, the NRA’s president, chief lobbyist and several board members have also parted ways with the organization. In the apparent next phase of a continuing civil war within the NRA, the country’s most powerful gun lobbying organization cut ties…

NAT’L – GUN CONTROL – Parkland Students’ Gun Control Proposal Is Beyond Radical

March for Our Lives, the gun control group started by Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students following the tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday released their comprehensive gun control plan, know as the “Peace Plan.” “We don’t have to live like this: in fear for our lives and our families. The federal government has failed in its responsibility to protect the safety and well-being of the…

NV – GUN POLITICS – Former Lawmakers Advocate ‘Measured’ Approach In Gun Control Debate

Last week, Las Vegas Sun Publisher Brian Greenspun talked to KNPR’s State of Nevada about a recent editorial he wrote asking casino magnate Sheldon Adelson to support gun control by withholding contributions to Republicans -including President Donald Trump – until they agree to do something about gun violence. Today, former State Senator and current lobbyist Warren Hardy responded to that message.  “The issue I had is that this characterization…

WI – RETAILERS – Buying a gun in Wisconsin: The process v. universal background check proposal (VIDEO)

It’s not just local lawmakers talking about a universal background check proposal, local gun dealers are weighing in on the issue, too. Governor Tony Evers says he’s considering calling a special legislative session for a pair of gun-control bills. In an interview on the Steve Scaffidi WTMJ radio, the Governor said the bills are not meant to take firearms away from responsible gun owners. “It’s a pretty simple proposition….

FL – SELF-PROTECTION – Editorial: Yes, guns can save lives, too

After the recent massacres in El Paso and Dayton, President Donald Trump in part blamed “mental illness and hatred” as critical factors that drive mass shooters to inflict so much terror and bloodshed. Trump’s analysis bothered Los Angeles Times columnist Scott Martelle. Martelle criticized Trump in a recent piece for trotting out “the old canard that guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” After Trump reiterated his…

OR – GUN CONTROL – ‘Perception of action’: U.S. wrestles with gun buybacks after mass shootings

When Oregon tried a gun buyback program several years back, it apparently turned into a bidding war between the organizers and gun enthusiasts. Tom Perritt said people were outside the buyback location with stacks of cash and signs saying “We buy guns.” “The people would walk up and go, ‘I’ve got this and they’re going to give me $125. How much will you give me?’ Guy would say,…

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BREAKING :
RECENT INVESTIGATIONS SHOW THAT IN THE BAY AREA, SOCIAL MEDIA IS PLAYING A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN FIREARMS SALES. ONE POST SHOWED THE MAN WALKING THROUGH A HOME BRANDISHING A GUN WITH A HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINE AND TAPPING AN UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN ON HER BUTTOCKS WITH THE BARREL. IN ANOTHER, HE WAVED A PISTOL LOADED WITH A 50-ROUND DRUM MAGAZINE IN THE AIR WHILE DRIVING A CAR. THEY’RE TWO OF SEVERAL SNAPCHAT POSTS BY ANTHONY REED, A 22-YEAR-OLD NEVADA RESIDENT WHO PROSECUTORS ALLEGE USED THE SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM TO MARKET WEAPONS IN CALIFORNIA.NASCAR HAS REPORTEDLY BANNED ALL ADVERTISEMENTS FEATURING ASSAULT WEAPONS DUE TO A "GRADUAL SHIFT" IN THE COMPANY'S POSITION ON GUNS. NASCAR HAS REPORTEDLY BANNED ALL ADVERTISEMENTS FEATURING ASSAULT WEAPONS DUE TO A "GRADUAL SHIFT" IN THE COMPANY'S POSITION ON GUNS.FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES HAVE ATTACKED WALMART FOR SELLING FIREARMS AFTER A FEW EMPLOYEES OF THE BUSINESS GIANT CALLED FOR A WALKOUT BECAUSE THE COMPANY SELLS FIREARMS. BUT AS TWITCHY NOTED, A REPORTER FOR BUSINESS INSIDER DESTROYED THE PERSPECTIVE THE CANDIDATES AND SOME GUN CONTROL ADVOCATES WERE PUSHING BY VISITING WALMART AND DISCOVERING THAT IT IS ANYTHING BUT SIMPLE TO PURCHASE A FIREARM THERE.WALMART CEO DOUG MCMILLON HAS RESPONDED TO A PETITION CALLING ON HIS COMPANY TO STOP SELLING GUNS IN THE WAKE OF TWO MASS SHOOTINGS AT THE RETAILER’S STORES. MCMILLON RESPONDED TO THE PETITION AND E-MAIL, SAYING HE APPRECIATES THAT HE AND THE OTHER SIGNEES CARE ABOUT SAFETY. HE SAID THAT SALES AND PROFIT “ARE NOT DRIVING OUR DECISIONS HERE,” AND THAT THE COMPANY IS CONSIDERING ADDITIONAL STEPS TO REACT TO THE MASS SHOOTING EPIDEMIC. IT MIGHT NOT SURPRISE YOU TO LEARN HE DIDN’T PROMISE TO BAN THE SALE OF GUNS IN HIS STORES. FLORIDA’S TOP GUN LOBBYIST TOOK A SECOND SHOT THURSDAY AT A PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT THAT SEEKS TO PREVENT THE POSSESSION AND SALE OF ASSAULT WEAPONS. MARION HAMMER, A LOBBYIST FOR THE NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION AND UNIFIED SPORTSMEN OF FLORIDA, APPEARED BEFORE STATE ECONOMISTS FOR THE SECOND TIME IN A WEEK TO CLARIFY HER OPPOSITION TO THE PROPOSAL SHE CLAIMS WOULD RESULT IN ALL RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS BEING OUTLAWED IN THE STATE.