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NJ – Politics – Where every candidate for N.J. governor stands on guns

NJ.COM May 26, 2017 – Gov. Chris Christie’s stance on firearms has morphed considerably over his career, starting out in favor of New Jersey’s strict gun laws and ending up arguing for loosening them. He’s also consistently vetoed attempts by Democrats to expand or toughen existing gun laws, and has pardoned half a dozen out of state legal gun owners who got unwittingly ensnared in them. But come January, the term-limited governor…

Nat’l – Opinion – Guns on campus is progressive academia’s straw man

THE HILL.COM May 26, 2017 – Gun control advocates frequently advise against people using guns for self-defense. But Michael Bloomberg and various anti-gun politicians often use armed guard as protection. Talk is cheap. But when a professor resigns because of his university’s concealed carry policies, that’s a story that can get national attention. In May, associate history professor Jacob Dorman resigned from the University of Kansas. He accepted another tenured position at…

MI – Shooting Sports – Hillsdale College Shooting Sports Camps Teach Gun Safety, Skills, Rights

PR NEWSWIRE.COM May 25, 2017 –  Hillsdale College has a limited number of spaces available for its 2017 shooting sports seminars and camps: Liberty and Learning Youth Conference (June 7-10 and July 19-22); Couples for Liberty (June 25-30); Ladies for Liberty (July 30-August 3). The camps teach participants of all experience levels shooting sports techniques and gun safety. Participants also attend lectures by Hillsdale College faculty members on topics related to the Constitution,…

FL – Gun News – Kalashnikov USA Announces Shotguns Are Shipping

THE FIREARM BLOG.COM May 25, 2017 – Using social media, Kalashnikov USA (K-USA) announced on May 17 that the company was shipping the KS-12 and KS-12T shotguns. According to the post on Facebook, the company stated the guns shipped (as in already out the door) to “distributors across the USA.” The company has not released the specifications for, or detailed photos of, the shipping guns. Checking the company’s website was not helpful. 

DC – Politics – Five Pro-Second Amendment Moves McConnell and Ryan Could be Making

BREITBART.COM May 25, 2017 – When the House and Senate both voted to repeal the Social Security gun ban in February, Americans got the impression that we finally had legislators who were going to be proactive on the Second Amendment, who would seize the opportunity of having a pro-gun president, and pass bill after bill to bolster the exercise of Second Amendment rights. However, everything stalled as both the House and…

Int’l – Military – British Sniper with American Gun Kills Islamic State Jihadist 1.5 Miles Away

BREITBART.COM May 25, 2017 – A British SAS sniper armed with an American gun took out an ISIS jihadist in Mosul from a distance of 1.5 miles. The sniper was using a  CheyTac M200 Intervention, which is made in South Carolina, USA. The Daily Mail reports that the ISIS jihadist was himself a sniper and was moving from position to position to find the place from which to shoot infidels when…

DC – Courts – Trump lawyers ask Supreme Court to reject 2nd Amendment claim by men who lost gun rights over nonviolent crimes

LOS ANGELES TIMES May 25, 2017 -Trump administration lawyers are urging the Supreme Court to reject a 2nd Amendment claim that would restore the right to own a gun for two Pennsylvania men who were convicted more than 20 years ago of nonviolent crimes. The case of Sessions vs. Binderup puts the new administration in a potentially awkward spot, considering President Trump’s repeated assurances during the campaign that he would protect…

Int’l – Gun Control – More than a million restricted, prohibited guns in Canada

CBC.CA  May 25, 2017 – A year and a half after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government came to office promising to tighten Canada’s gun laws, there are now more than a million restricted and prohibited firearms across the country. The number of restricted firearms in Canada rose 5.5 per cent last year, reaching its highest point in more than a decade, according to the annual report from the RCMP’s…

MT – Politics – The Issue Democrats Wish Would Go Away

POLITICO.COM May 24, 2017 -The progressive hope in Thursday’s special election to represent Montana’s at-large House district can be seen in an ad caressing a gun he lovingly calls “this old rifle.” In another spot, Democratic nominee Rob Quist pulls a shiny bullet from his barn coat pocket, locks and loads, and fires at a TV airing a spot questioning his Second Amendment bona fides. “I’ll protect your right to bear…

Nat’l – Politics – Politico Magazine: Democrats Beware, Pro-Gun Control Polling Is Not Pro-Gun Control Voting

BREITBART.COM May 24, 2017 – On May 24, Politico Magazine ran a piece reminding current Democratic office holders of Bill Clinton’s warning that pro-gun control polling is not pro-gun control voting. In other words, polls may show support for gun control but that does not mean the respondents to a particular poll are motivated to vote because of the issue. However, NRA members and other Second Amendment supporters are motivated…

Nat’l – Self-Protection – Carry Is Breaking Out All Over

AMERICA’S 1ST FREEDOM.ORG (NRA) May 24, 2017 – While pro-Second Amendment legislation like National Reciprocity and the Hearing Protection Act weave their slow, methodical course through Congress—countered at every turn by gun control Democrats and their surrogates in the media—state legislatures around the country are working to repeal gun control and to expand the exercise of our Second Amendment-protected rights via pro-self-defense legislation.   

Int’l – Gun Control – Gun control advocates slam changes to NSW firearm laws (VIDEO)

SYDNEY MORNING HERALD.COM.AU May 24, 2017 – Changes to firearms laws proposed by the NSW government have been savaged by opponents who claim they represent a step backwards for gun control in Australia. But Police Minister Troy Grant argued the changes have the support of NSW Police and are “justified, balanced, improve community safety and enhance our robust firearms regime in NSW.” 

FL – Industry Insider – Hackers may have names of thousands of Florida gun owners (VIDEO)

WCTV.TV May 23, 2017 – TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — 16,000 Floridians with data on file with the Florida Department of Agriculture may have had their personal information compromised. Most of the information was hacked from the Concealed Carry License Database, and the department is calling the hack unprecedented. The Department of Agriculture announced the attack on its website Monday. The department says 16,000 people had their names, but no other identifying…

NY – Industry Insider – Why American Outdoors Brand Corp. Shareholders Have Nothing to Worry About

MOTLEY FOOL.COM (VIA MADISON.COM) May 23, 2017 – Not that there was ever much reason for American Outdoor Brands (NASDAQ: AOBC) shareholders to worry that the company was financially at risk, but concerns that an expected post-election lull in gun sales might take some time to pass did weigh on its stock. Yet, as recent data has demonstrated, those concerns, if not misplaced, were a bit overdone.   

Nat’l – Media – Does The Literary Community Support Gun Rights?

NEWSBUSTERS.COM May 23, 2017 – What do a transgender rights activist, a liberal arts professor, a civil engineer, and a second-wave feminist have in common? They are all authors who decided to join the Everytown Authors Council in the liberal fight against gun rights, or, in their own words, “gun violence.” The council, started by a gun control group founded by former Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg, has over…

GA – Campus Guns – Campus Carry: What Happens Now?

WRBL-TV.COM May 23, 2017 –  Governor Nathan Deal has approved the controversial House Bill 280, or campus carry bill, but it’s not the law of the land just yet. The Board of Regents is busy working on guidelines to send out to all colleges in the Georgia University System. The guide will help campuses adjust to the new presence of concealed carriers bringing their weapons to school. 

MI – Self-Protection – Hundreds of Detroit women sign up for free gun lesson

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE May 23, 2017 – Hundreds of metro Detroit women attended a daylong event of free lessons on gun safety and personal protection. Women of all ages showed up to the sixth annual event on Sunday held by Legally Armed in Detroit, a gun rights advocacy group, the Detroit Free Press reported. Legally Armed founder Rick Ector said that he began the yearly free training to help…

TX – Politics – Gun Bills Quietly Moving Through Texas Legislature

iHEART RADIO.ORG (NPR) May 23, 2017 – Unlike two years ago when the Texas Legislature passed both “open carry” and “campus carry” gun bills, lawmakers this session have debated several pieces of gun rights legislation without much fanfare. The Texas House over the weekend made it easier for gun owners to obtain so-called “silencers” in anticipation of legislation working its way through Congress.  Buyers no longer would have to…

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