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NAT’L – GUN NEWS – NRA: Democrat Gun Control Likely to Get Senate Hearing Next Week

The NRA is warning that “Senate Insiders” believe a Democrat gun control bill “will likely get” a hearing in the Senate next week after it passed the House on March 12.

Breitbart News reported the House passed Rep. Mike Thompson’s (D-CA) H.R. 8 — universal background check legislation — on Thursday. This legislation criminalizes private gun sales by expanding point-of-sale retail sale background checks to private sales as well.

H.R. 8 passed on a vote…

NY – GUN NEWS – Cuomo wins dismissal of NRA claims over ‘murder insurance’

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo won dismissal of some claims by the National Rifle Association that he wrongfully targeted the gun rights organization for illegally marketing an insurance product in the state.

VA – GUN NEWS – Roanoke bans guns on city property, will end gun shows at Berglund Center

Roanoke banned guns from city buildings, parks, recreation and community centers and other municipal property Monday. Gun shows eventually will be prohibited at the Berglund Center, though one or more such events already under contract can go forward.

IN – GUN RIGHTS – Indiana takes another step toward eliminating gun carry licenses

A bill that allows Indiana gun owners to lawfully carry a gun without having to get a government-issued license is working its way through the state Senate after already passing the House.

CA – GUN NEWS – Gun Owners Urged To Participate In Anonymous Gun Buyback Program Saturday

With an increase in gun violence and homicides during the COVID-19 pandemic, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti Monday urged gun owners to take part in the city’s anonymous gun buyback program to help get firearms off the city’s streets.

CO – GUN CONTROL – Boulder’s gun ban ordinance struck down; state preemption, constitutional rights prevail

A Boulder District Court judge has struck down the City of Boulder’s anti-gun ordinance that made the possession, sale or transfer of semi-automatic, magazine-fed sporting rifles, pistols and ammunition magazines that can hold more than 10 rounds illegal.

PA – GUN CRIME – Philadelphia communities shaken by recent spate of gun violence against teens (VIDEO)

City leaders and community members called an emergency meeting at the Christy Rec Center Saturday to address the latest surge in deadly shootings against Philadelphia's youth. Cries for serious change echoed from Philadelphia Police and District Attorney Larry Krasner, to community partners and concerned neighbors. They mourned the loss of young lives and pledged "not one more."

KS – GUN NEWS – ‘This guy could actually kill me.’ How Kansas law still lets domestic abusers have guns (VIDEO)

Amy Miller’s ex-husband made it clear he wanted her dead. After he physically attacked her six years ago he consistently harassed and threatened her. He attempted to run her off the road on the way to a co-parenting meeting. And he might still have guns.

DE – GUN POLITICS – Delaware lawmakers take aim at ‘ghost guns’

Lawmakers in Delaware have reintroduced legislation to outlaw homemade "ghost guns" that can't be traced by law enforcement agents because they don't have serial numbers or are fashioned from parts created with 3D printers. The measure introduced last week is similar to a bill that failed to get a floor vote last year.

NAT’L – GUN NEWS – Americans bought guns in record numbers in 2020 during a year of unrest — and the surge is continuing

Gun sales in the United States reached a record level last year, with the biggest increases in background checks for firearms overlapping with months of social and political unrest, according to industry and government data.

INT’L – GUN CONTROL – New Zealand: Ardern flags further gun control reforms after firearms charges peak

An increase in charges over gun crime in New Zealand – despite sweeping reforms introduced after the Christchurch mosque attacks in 2019 – has shown the need for further restrictions, the government and campaigners agree.

NAT’L – GUN CONTROL – House passes bills on gun control, closing background check loophole (VIDEO)

Lawmakers passed two bills on gun control Thursday. One bill requires background checks for all gun sales. The other would close the “Charleston loophole,” which allows some licensed gun sales before a background check is finished.

DC – MILITARY – ‘Not warranted’: Armed Services leaders call for National Guard drawdown at Capitol

The top Republican and Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee declared Thursday there is no need for the National Guard at the U.S. Capitol, jointly calling for a “measured drawdown."

AZ – GUN NEWS – Firearms and ammo shortage due to pandemic but some argue politics are at play (VIDEO)

Gun and ammo sales shot up once the COVID-19 pandemic hit. It was great for local gun stores. But now, there is a shortage. The issue? Lack of raw components. You need them to make ammo and firearms, which a lot of them are imported. But once the pandemic hit, borders were closed and importation was shutdown.

TX – SELF-PROTECTION – Lawmakers pushing to allow concealed weapons in Texas public schools (VIDEO)

A bill proposed by a Texas Republican senator is one of several aiming to address school safety. The bill would expand a Texas law passed in 2015. If approved, the expansion would allow concealed guns in public schools.

TN – GUN SAFETY – Firearm instructors plead with Tennesseans: Don’t leave your guns in your car (VIDEO)

Nashville Police say thieves have taken 161 guns from vehicles so far this year. During 2020, 775 guns were stolen. This is a problem that Metro Police have battled for years.

TX – GUN POLITICS – Lawmaker pushes to allow concealed weapons in Texas public schools

Six years after Texas passed a controversial measure allowing licensed gun owners to carry concealed handguns on college campuses, one Republican state lawmaker is pushing to expand the law by allowing licensed adults to carry weapons in public and charter schools.

NM – GUN CONTROL – Bill expanding New Mexico’s ‘red-flag’ gun law fizzles

A controversial bill to expand New Mexico’s so-called red-flag gun law appears to be a victim of more pressing priorities in this year’s 60-day legislative session.

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