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IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS CONSIDERED A CASE ON GUN RIGHTS. THE CASE, WHICH HAS A HEARING SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER, CHALLENGES A NEW YORK CITY LAW THAT ALLOWED INDIVIDUALS WITH HANDGUN PERMITS TO KEEP THEIR WEAPONS IN THEIR HOMES OR TRANSPORT THEM TO AND FROM ONE OF SEVERAL GUN RANGES WITHIN THE CITY BUT BANNED THEM FROM TRAVELING WITH THEIR FIREARMS OUTSIDE OF CITY LIMITS. NEW YORK OFFICIALS SOUGHT TO GET THE CASE DISMISSED SINCE THE LAW WAS REPEALED THIS SUMMER.) A 12-YEAR-OLD KANSAS GIRL WAS HAULED OUT OF SCHOOL IN HANDCUFFS AND CHARGED WITH A FELONY — FOR MAKING A FINGER GUN WITH HER HANDS, ACCORDING TO REPORTS. THE UNIDENTIFIED OVERLAND PARK YOUNGSTER MADE THE GESTURE DURING A CLASS DISCUSSION LAST MONTH IN WHICH ANOTHER STUDENT ASKED WHICH CLASSMATES SHE WOULD KILL IF SHE COULD PICK FIVE, SOURCES TOLD THE KANSAS CITY STAR. SHE SHAPED HER FINGERS LIKE A GUN — SOMETHING ROUTINELY DONE IN KIDS’ GAMES — AS SHE POINTED TO FOUR OF HER CLASSMATES, BEFORE POINTING HER HAND AT HERSELF, THE PAPER SAID.DYLANN ROOF GOT THE PISTOL HE USED TO KILL NINE PEOPLE IN A HISTORIC BLACK CHURCH IN SOUTH CAROLINA WITHOUT A COMPLETED BACKGROUND CHECK BECAUSE OF GAPS IN FBI DATABASES, LEGAL RESTRICTIONS ON HOW LONG THE FBI CAN KEEP DATA ON GUN PURCHASERS AND OTHER BREAKDOWNS IN THE SYSTEM, ACCORDING TO AN INTERNAL REPORT OBTAINED BY CQ ROLL CALL.GUN CONTROL WILL AGAIN BE A POINT OF CONTENTION FOR STATE LAWMAKERS IN 2020, AS AT LEAST A DOZEN BILLS AFFECTING OWNERSHIP OF FIREARMS HAVE BEEN FILED SO FAR IN THE BOTH THE FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE STATE SENATE. THEY INCLUDE MEASURES TO REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS TO BUY AMMUNITION — EVEN THOUGH UNDER EXISTING LAWS A PERSON WHO CANNOT BUY A GUN IS ALREADY PROHIBITED FROM PURCHASING AMMO.TEACHERS IN SEVEN FLORIDA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL SOON BE LOCKED AND LOADED THANKS TO A STATE LAW ENACTED THIS MONTH THAT PROVIDES SCHOOLS WITH THE OPTION TO ALLOW TEACHERS TO CARRY CONCEALED GUNS. THE LAW EXPANDS ON A SAFETY MEASURE KNOWN AS THE "GUARDIAN" PROGRAM.

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DC – COURTS – The High Court’s Political Turn

It’s the first time in a decade that the Supreme Court has considered a case on gun rights. In 2008, the court ruled in District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to bear arms and have a gun in the home for self defense. In 2010, the decision in McDonald v. City of Chicago extended that right in states and localities….

KS – GUN CONTROL – Kansas girl hauled out of school in handcuffs for making finger gun with her hands

A 12-year-old Kansas girl was hauled out of school in handcuffs and charged with a felony — for making a finger gun with her hands, according to reports. The unidentified Overland Park youngster made the gesture during a class discussion last month in which another student asked which classmates she would kill if she could pick five, sources told the Kansas City Star. She shaped her fingers like…

SC – GUN CRIME – Charleston mass murderer got his gun because of background check gaps, internal report shows

Dylann Roof got the pistol he used to kill nine people in a historic black church in South Carolina without a completed background check because of gaps in FBI databases, legal restrictions on how long the FBI can keep data on gun purchasers and other breakdowns in the system, according to an internal report obtained by CQ Roll Call. Four years after the 2015 attack at the…

FL – OPINION – Editorial: Guns work as tools, not as causes

Gun control will again be a point of contention for state lawmakers in 2020, as at least a dozen bills affecting ownership of firearms have been filed so far in the both the Florida House of Representatives and the state Senate. They include measures to require background checks to buy ammunition — even though under existing laws a person who cannot buy a gun is already prohibited…

FL – CAMPUS GUNS – Florida begins arming teachers as large school districts rebuff controversial program

Teachers in seven Florida county school districts will soon be locked and loaded thanks to a state law enacted this month that provides schools with the option to allow teachers to carry concealed guns. The law expands on a safety measure known as the “guardian” program. The program was created in response to the February 2018 Parkland massacre but did not allow teachers to carry guns, in part due…

NAT’L – OPINION – Another Russiagate Flop: Senate Finance Committee Calls NRA a Russian Asset

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee released a report in September, claiming the National Rifle Association (NRA) acted as a “foreign asset” for Russia in the run-up to the 2016 election. The 77-page minority report released by Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) focuses on a 2015 NRA delegation to Russia, and the relationship between the NRA and Russian nationals, Maria Butina and Alexander Torshin. The report capitalizes on the anti-Russia attitude…

KY – SELF-PROTECTION – WATCH: Hotel clerk turns tables after stealing robber’s gun (VIDEO)

A quick-thinking clerk helped land an absent-minded criminal behind bars in Kentucky. Police say Cory T. Phillips, 26, walked into a Country Inn and Suites in Paducah around 10 p.m. Monday. Surveillance video shows him with his face covered and wearing a knit cap as he pointed a gun at the front desk clerk. As the woman begins to throw money onto the counter, Phillips scrambles to…

NJ – INDUSTRY INSIDER – New Jersey Will Pressure Banks to Stop Doing Business with Gun Organizations

New Jersey is setting the way by discontinuing business with gun manufacturers and retailers that refuse to go above and beyond federal gun control laws. The gun control laws it had in mind are universal background checks, which cover all private gun sales and transfers. Further, the state will be pressuring major financial institutions, especially those who do business with the state of New Jersey, into disclosing any information regarding…

VA – GUN RIGHTS – Virginia Student to Continue Fight Against Age Limit for Handguns

A University of Virginia student has pledged to appeal the dismissal of his challenge to a federal law that bars people under 21 from buying handguns. Tanner Hirschfeld, a fourth-year student at the university established by founding father Thomas Jefferson, said in an email he was disappointed when Senior U.S. District Judge Glen E. Conrad ruled last week that Hirschfeld’s Second Amendment rights weren’t violated by criminal…

CA – GUN CONTROL – California Gun Owners Fight Open-Carry Restrictions

Emboldened by a string of recent favorable federal court rulings, gun rights advocates now aim to overturn California’s longstanding open-carry laws. Two men from rural Northern California counties say they’ve been denied open-carry permits by local authorities and can’t even begin to start the application process because the state doesn’t give sheriffs the necessary forms. They believe California’s laws, which require applicants to demonstrate “good cause,” amount to a de facto ban and…

FL – GUN CONTROL – Broward lawmakers want to close ammunition ‘loophole’ in Florida law

Two Broward County Democratic lawmakers want to close a loophole in state law that allows anyone to purchase ammunition without undergoing a background check. Under existing law, anyone purchasing a gun from a licensed dealer must undergo a background check. The gun sale can be blocked if the background check determines the purchaser is a convicted felon, has been involved in a domestic violence case, or has a mental illness. The sales prohibition…

INT’L – GUN CRIME – American guns are stoking a homicide epidemic in Mexico

The sun had not yet risen when dozens of gunmen stormed into the town of Ocotito in southern Mexico and started shooting. Salvador Alanis Trujillo tried to fight back, but his shotgun was no match for their assault rifles. So he and his family fled. This rugged stretch of Guerrero state had always been a little lawless, home to cattle rustlers and highway bandits. But by the…

FL – SELF-PROTECTION – Benefits of Obtaining a Concealed Weapons Permit

Forty-one states in the United States have “shall-issue” laws when it comes to concealed gun permits. This means that permits can get issued as long as citizens meet certain basic requirements, including a background check and test. Twenty-four of these states recognize permits issued by any other state. The nine “may issue” states will not recognize permits issued by other states. These states will issue a concealed…

TX – GUN CRIME – Man with gun, body armor killed after breaking into Texas Apple store (VIDEO)

Dallas police say a security officer at an Apple store fatally shot a man armed with an assault rifle and wearing body armor who tried to disarm him early Tuesday. Officers responded to the store about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Police said the security guard, a retired Dallas police officer, and a witness told police that the suspect entered the rear of the business. Apple said in a…

IA – HUNTING – Hunting season safety practices aren’t all about guns and arrows

With deer hunting season upon us there is an increase in the potential for foodborne illnesses. Field dressing, butchering, and handling of game meat all offer opportunity for pathogens wreak havoc.

Even if proper technique is used in the field, vehicles and household surfaces can easily become cross contaminated from microscopic amounts of pathogens found in wild game. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has compiled…

NAT’L – GUN CRIME – Homicides In US Fall For Second Year As Murder Rate Drops In 38 States

As 2018 came to an end, politicians and media pundits insisted that ” gun violence ” was growing and hitting crisis levels.

While a homicide rate of anything greater than zero is a measure of very-real human misery, it nonetheless turns out that fewer people were murdered in 2018 than in the year before. Moreover, 2018 was the second year in a row during which the homicide…

NAT’L – INDUSTRY INSIDER – NICS – September 2019: More Signs Of A Rebound

The FBI recently released the background checks data for the month of September 2019. The adjusted NICS data showed a meaningful increase in the year-over-year background checks, continuing the August 2019 trend, driven by new gun control measures considered by President Trump. Recent data is a welcome sign and a bullish opportunity for investors of Ruger, American Outdoor Brands, and Vista Outdoor. It certainly looks like it…

WA – LE – Yakima County Sheriff Udell says people backing him on stance against new gun law

Since Yakima County Sheriff Bob Udell said in January that he won’t enforce parts of a voter-approved gun control law, he’s heard from people on both sides of the issue. Some of them say his stance against enforcing a provision requiring people to securely store firearms is putting the community in danger. But Udell, who took office in January, said he’s also heard from people who support…

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BREAKING :
IT'S THE FIRST TIME IN A DECADE THAT THE SUPREME COURT HAS CONSIDERED A CASE ON GUN RIGHTS. THE CASE, WHICH HAS A HEARING SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER, CHALLENGES A NEW YORK CITY LAW THAT ALLOWED INDIVIDUALS WITH HANDGUN PERMITS TO KEEP THEIR WEAPONS IN THEIR HOMES OR TRANSPORT THEM TO AND FROM ONE OF SEVERAL GUN RANGES WITHIN THE CITY BUT BANNED THEM FROM TRAVELING WITH THEIR FIREARMS OUTSIDE OF CITY LIMITS. NEW YORK OFFICIALS SOUGHT TO GET THE CASE DISMISSED SINCE THE LAW WAS REPEALED THIS SUMMER.) A 12-YEAR-OLD KANSAS GIRL WAS HAULED OUT OF SCHOOL IN HANDCUFFS AND CHARGED WITH A FELONY — FOR MAKING A FINGER GUN WITH HER HANDS, ACCORDING TO REPORTS. THE UNIDENTIFIED OVERLAND PARK YOUNGSTER MADE THE GESTURE DURING A CLASS DISCUSSION LAST MONTH IN WHICH ANOTHER STUDENT ASKED WHICH CLASSMATES SHE WOULD KILL IF SHE COULD PICK FIVE, SOURCES TOLD THE KANSAS CITY STAR. SHE SHAPED HER FINGERS LIKE A GUN — SOMETHING ROUTINELY DONE IN KIDS’ GAMES — AS SHE POINTED TO FOUR OF HER CLASSMATES, BEFORE POINTING HER HAND AT HERSELF, THE PAPER SAID.DYLANN ROOF GOT THE PISTOL HE USED TO KILL NINE PEOPLE IN A HISTORIC BLACK CHURCH IN SOUTH CAROLINA WITHOUT A COMPLETED BACKGROUND CHECK BECAUSE OF GAPS IN FBI DATABASES, LEGAL RESTRICTIONS ON HOW LONG THE FBI CAN KEEP DATA ON GUN PURCHASERS AND OTHER BREAKDOWNS IN THE SYSTEM, ACCORDING TO AN INTERNAL REPORT OBTAINED BY CQ ROLL CALL.GUN CONTROL WILL AGAIN BE A POINT OF CONTENTION FOR STATE LAWMAKERS IN 2020, AS AT LEAST A DOZEN BILLS AFFECTING OWNERSHIP OF FIREARMS HAVE BEEN FILED SO FAR IN THE BOTH THE FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND THE STATE SENATE. THEY INCLUDE MEASURES TO REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS TO BUY AMMUNITION — EVEN THOUGH UNDER EXISTING LAWS A PERSON WHO CANNOT BUY A GUN IS ALREADY PROHIBITED FROM PURCHASING AMMO.TEACHERS IN SEVEN FLORIDA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS WILL SOON BE LOCKED AND LOADED THANKS TO A STATE LAW ENACTED THIS MONTH THAT PROVIDES SCHOOLS WITH THE OPTION TO ALLOW TEACHERS TO CARRY CONCEALED GUNS. THE LAW EXPANDS ON A SAFETY MEASURE KNOWN AS THE "GUARDIAN" PROGRAM.