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ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT A SHOOTING CLUB ON RIO DE JANEIRO’S OUTSKIRTS, 58-YEAR-OLD COURT OFFICER MÁRCIO MONTEIRO TAKES AIM AT A PAPER TARGET. HE AND FOUR OTHERS HAVE JUST LEARNED HOW TO LOAD AND FIRE A .38-CALIBER REVOLVER FOR THE FIRST TIME AS PART OF A SHOOTING SAFETY AND BASICS CLASS, A REQUIREMENT IN BRAZIL BEFORE PURCHASING A GUN. SEE STORY.IN A 2/14/19 ARTICLE BY JULIA MANCHESTER POSTED ON THE HILL.COM, THE REPORTER SAYS THAT "THE GIFFORDS LAW CENTER, A GUN CONTROL ADVOCACY GROUP, FOUND IN A POLL ONE MONTH AFTER THE PARKLAND SHOOTING LAST YEAR THAT 69 PERCENT OF NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS EXPRESSED SUPPORT" FOR GUN CONTROL. THE NRA SAYS, WE CALL BS.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.ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ACKNOWLEDGE IT WRONGLY ISSUED A GUN LICENSE TO AURORA SHOOTER. IN A DETAILED STATEMENT THE AGENCY ALSO SUGGESTED THAT THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT MAY HAVE FAILED TO DO ITS PART TO ENSURE THE MAN NO LONGER OWNED A WEAPON.MASSACHUSETTS' RED FLAG GUN LAW: SAVING LIVES OR THREATENING CIVIL RIGHTS? JIM WALLACE IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MASSACHUSETTS GUN OWNERS' GROUP AFFILIATED WITH THE NRA.  HE BELIEVES THE LAW IS FLAWED BECAUSE IT DOESN'T PROVIDE ANY MENTAL HEALTH CARE OR WELLBEING CHECKS FOR PEOPLE AFTER THEIR WEAPONS ARE CONFISCATED. 

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INT’L – GUN RIGHTS – Security reformers in Bolsonaro’s Brazil look to America’s pro-gun campaigners

On a Saturday afternoon at a shooting club on Rio de Janeiro’s outskirts, 58-year-old court officer Márcio Monteiro takes aim at a paper target. 

FL – NRA – Florida Alert! Anti-Gunners Don’t Speak for NRA Members

In a 2/14/19 article by Julia Manchester posted on The Hill.com, the reporter says that “The Giffords Law Center, a gun control advocacy group, found in a poll one month after the Parkland shooting last year that 69 percent of National Rifle Association members expressed support” for gun control. 

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. 

IL – GUN CRIME – Illinois State Police acknowledge it wrongly issued a gun license to Aurora shooter

In a detailed statement the agency also suggested that the Aurora Police Department may have failed to do its part to ensure the man no longer owned a weapon. 

MA – Gun Rights – Massachusetts’ Red Flag Gun Law: Saving lives or threatening civil rights?

Jim Wallace is the executive director of the Massachusetts Gun Owners’ group affiliated with the NRA.  He believes the law is flawed because it doesn’t provide any mental health care or wellbeing checks for people after their weapons are confiscated. 

PA – GUN CONTROL – Gun show dealers, participants express concern over Pa.-proposed ‘extreme risk’ law

Clintonville Fire Chief Gerry Rea, who has organized the Presidents Day weekend gun show for 13 years, shuffled between the hall’s entrance, concession stand and 84 vendor tables. 

OH – GUN CONTROL – Gun Owners Surprised by Provision in Law

The bungled handling not only specifically outlaws firearms like the Mossberg Shockwave but it also classifies firearms like the AR-15 as “dangerous ordnance.” 

CT – NEW PRODUCTS – Meet Sig Sauer’s MPX Copperhead: The Army’s Next Deadly Submachine Gun?

The Copperhead could be the closest thing a civilian can buy to a weapon issued to highly trained Army protection teams. 

NAT’L – MEDIA – Facebook profits from ads exposing US gun-license loophole

Facebook has been criticized by a gun safety group for taking millions of dollars in advertising revenue to promote a legal “loophole.” It allows Americans to obtain “concealed carry” weapon permits without any physical training. 

NAT’L – GUN CONTROL – The Disconnect Between Banning High-Capacity Magazines And Decreasing Deaths

State politicians thought that banning certain guns and limiting the number of rounds a shooter can fire without reloading could prevent mass shootings. 

NV – GUN CRIME – Las Vegas men face charges in theft of machine guns, firearms, silencers from SHOT Show

Two men made their initial appearances in federal court Wednesday on charges related to the possession of 65 firearms, including machine guns, and silencers, stolen at a Las Vegas gun show last month. 

AZ – GUN CONTROL – Democrats Are Putting Gun Control Front and Center

There was an amazing event in U.S. politics this week, and almost no one realized it. 

DC – GUN CONTROL – Pelosi threat: Democrats could declare national emergency to enact gun control (VIDEO)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said President Trump’s plan to use a national emergency declaration to unilaterally provide federal funding for a border wall would set a precedent Republicans may come to regret. 

NAT’L – GUN RIGHTS – Gun Owners Could See Rights Expanded By Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is taking up its first gun rights case in nearly a decade. The decision could expand right to carry laws across the country. 

IN – CAMPUS GUNS – Indiana lawmakers push to arm teachers in an effort to protect students from tragedy

This year alone, we haven’t gone a week without a mass shooting somewhere in the country. Indiana lawmakers say they’re trying to protect students. 

NAT’L – GUN CONTROL – Here’s a list of gun control laws passed since the Parkland shooting

Thursday marks the first anniversary of the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 students and school employees were killed. Since then, a number of gun control laws have been passed across the country, mostly at the state level. The following laws are among them: 

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. 

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BREAKING :
ON A SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT A SHOOTING CLUB ON RIO DE JANEIRO’S OUTSKIRTS, 58-YEAR-OLD COURT OFFICER MÁRCIO MONTEIRO TAKES AIM AT A PAPER TARGET. HE AND FOUR OTHERS HAVE JUST LEARNED HOW TO LOAD AND FIRE A .38-CALIBER REVOLVER FOR THE FIRST TIME AS PART OF A SHOOTING SAFETY AND BASICS CLASS, A REQUIREMENT IN BRAZIL BEFORE PURCHASING A GUN. SEE STORY.IN A 2/14/19 ARTICLE BY JULIA MANCHESTER POSTED ON THE HILL.COM, THE REPORTER SAYS THAT "THE GIFFORDS LAW CENTER, A GUN CONTROL ADVOCACY GROUP, FOUND IN A POLL ONE MONTH AFTER THE PARKLAND SHOOTING LAST YEAR THAT 69 PERCENT OF NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION MEMBERS EXPRESSED SUPPORT" FOR GUN CONTROL. THE NRA SAYS, WE CALL BS.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.ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ACKNOWLEDGE IT WRONGLY ISSUED A GUN LICENSE TO AURORA SHOOTER. IN A DETAILED STATEMENT THE AGENCY ALSO SUGGESTED THAT THE AURORA POLICE DEPARTMENT MAY HAVE FAILED TO DO ITS PART TO ENSURE THE MAN NO LONGER OWNED A WEAPON.MASSACHUSETTS' RED FLAG GUN LAW: SAVING LIVES OR THREATENING CIVIL RIGHTS? JIM WALLACE IS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE MASSACHUSETTS GUN OWNERS' GROUP AFFILIATED WITH THE NRA.  HE BELIEVES THE LAW IS FLAWED BECAUSE IT DOESN'T PROVIDE ANY MENTAL HEALTH CARE OR WELLBEING CHECKS FOR PEOPLE AFTER THEIR WEAPONS ARE CONFISCATED.