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FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI’S OFFICE THIS WEEK URGED A CIRCUIT JUDGE TO DISMISS A CHALLENGE TO A LAW THAT IMPOSES STRICT PENALTIES ON LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND OFFICIALS WHO VIOLATE A RESTRICTION ON REGULATING GUNS AND AMMUNITION. NUMEROUS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND OFFICIALS ARE PLAINTIFFS IN THE LAWSUIT."I'M BASICALLY GOING AGAINST THE ENTIRE TIDE," KYLE KASHUV, A 16-YEAR-OLD SURVIVOR OF THE PARKLAND MASS SHOOTING SAID. "COMING OUT IN SUPPORT OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHT AFTER A SCHOOL SHOOTING IS NO EASY THING TO DO." UNLIKE VIRTUALLY ALL THE OTHER TEEN ACTIVISTS WHO HAVE RISEN TO PROMINENCE IN THE WAKE OF THE FEBRUARY 14 TRAGEDY AT MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL, KASHUV IS A CONSERVATIVE AND A GUN RIGHTS SUPPORTER.INSIDE THE GUN CONTROL MOVEMENT’S PUSH TO DERAIL BRETT KAVANAUGH. EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY TELLS MOTHER JONES THAT THEY HAVE FILED FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT INQUIRIES WITH THE OFFICES OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO LOCATE ANY RECORD OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN JUSTICE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES AND THE NRA SURROUNDING KAVANAUGH’S NOMINATION.MEET THE VETS AND EX-LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TRAINING TO SAVE CHILDREN FROM SCHOOL SHOOTINGS. THEY’RE THE NEW SCHOOL GUARDIANS — HIRED BY THE VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA, SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROTECT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AROUND THE COUNTY THIS FALL AGAINST POSSIBLE ACTIVE ASSAILANTS.A MOVIE THEATER IN UTAH RESCINDED ITS DECISION TO HOST SURVIVORS OF THE PARKLAND SHOOTING IN THE MIDDLE OF A NATIONWIDE TOUR BECAUSE OF CONCERNS THAT THE TOWN HALL THEY PLANNED TO HOLD COULD SPARK A "CONTENTIOUS SITUATION" AMID AN ONGOING BACK-AND-FORTH WITH A GUN RIGHTS GROUP AND MARCH FOR OUR LIVES ACTIVISTS.

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IL – Gun Rights – Gun ‘sanctuaries’ spreading across Illinois

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS.COM July 13,2018 – The resolution declaring Effingham County a sanctuary for guns has started a statewide trend of opposition to legislation directed toward firearms. But it remains to be seen if it has any real effect in Springfield. So far, 30 Illinois counties have passed “firearms sanctuary” resolutions that oppose bills before the state legislature and declare that the counties will not enforce laws that infringe…

DC – Gun Rights – Justice Scalia Made Clear the Second Amendment and Heller Prohibit “Assault Weapon” Bans

NRA-ILA.ORG (NRA) July 13, 2018 -On July 9, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) offered the following ham-handed statement in an attempted attack on President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Brett Kavanaugh is a true Second Amendment radical. He believes assault weapon bans are unconstitutional, a position way out of the judicial mainstream, far to the right of even late Justice Scalia. 

FL – Retailers – Manager fired for stopping gun theft gets job back

TOWNHALL.COM July 13, 2-18 – A manager at a Florida sporting goods store says he’s been rehired after being fired for tackling a man who was stealing a handgun. An attorney for 32-year-old Dean Crouch said Friday that Texas-based Academy Sports and Outdoors unconditionally reinstated his client. Crouch previously said he was fired Tuesday for violating a company policy against touching customers. 

OR – Gun Safety – Initiative would require 6th graders study firearms safety

KOIN.COM July 13, 2018 –  Gun rights advocates have a filed an initiative petition that would mandate a firearms safety instruction class in the sixth grade at Oregon public schools. Initiative Petition 6 was filed Wednesday, July 11, by Ston McDaniel of Prineville and Jerrad Robison of Redmond for the Nov. 3, 2020, statewide general election ballot. The Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance would allow the county sheriff to block…

‘I can’t be a felon’: Gun owners sue California over faulty weapon registration system (VIDEO)

SACRAMENTO BEE.COM July 13, 2018 – Harry Sharp spent most of the last weekend of June sitting in front of his computer, trying resolutely to register his four newly banned guns on the California Department of Justice’s website. The deadline to register his bullet-button assault weapons was June 30 and California’s online reporting system kept crashing. Sharp said he managed to register his Steyr AUG, a bullpup-style rifle, on…

Del Mar Gun Show Backer Offers $10,000 Reward for Proof of Illegal Buys

TIMES OF SAN DIEGO.COM July 12, 2018 – On the eve of another Del Mar gun show, the head of a local Second Amendment group is offering a $10,000 reward if anyone can prove they bought a machine gun or assault weapon at the event. Sales of such weapons in California are illegal. Michael Schwartz, executive director of San Diego County Gun Owners, announced a news conference Friday on his “Challenge,” which also seeks proof…

FL – Gun Control – State urges dismissal of challenge to gun law

FLORIDA POLITICS.COM July 12, 2018 – Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office this week urged a circuit judge to dismiss a challenge to a law that imposes strict penalties on local governments and officials who violate a restriction on regulating guns and ammunition. Numerous local governments and officials are plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which was filed in April in Leon County circuit court.  

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Kyle Kashuv, Parkland Survivor Turned Conservative Activist, on Gun Rights and Free Speech

REASON.COM July 12, 2018 – “I’m basically going against the entire tide,” Kyle Kashuv, a 16-year-old survivor of the Parkland mass shooting, told Reason in an interview. “Coming out in support of the Second Amendment right after a school shooting is no easy thing to do.” Unlike virtually all the other teen activists who have risen to prominence in the wake of the February 14 tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High…

DC – Politics – Inside the Gun Control Movement’s Push to Derail Brett Kavanaugh

MOTHER JONES.COM July 12, 2018 – Everytown for Gun Safety, the gun safety organization founded by billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, tells Mother Jones that they have filed Freedom of Information Act inquiries with the offices of the Attorney General to locate any record of communication between Justice Department employees and the NRA surrounding Kavanaugh’s nomination. 

FL – Self-Protection – Meet The Vets And Ex-Law Enforcement Officers Training To Save Children From School Shootings (VIDEO)

TASK & PURPOSE.COM July 12, 2018 – At a shooting range near Daytona Beach Wednesday, a group of veterans and ex-cops stood in a line and took aim, firing rounds into paper targets while instructors walked between them and offered tips. They’re the new school guardians — hired by the Volusia County, Florida, school district to protect elementary schools around the county this fall against possible active assailants. 

FL – Opinion – Academy Sports fumbles PR opportunity by firing heroic manager

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT July 12, 2018 – Academy Sports is a great and proud brand – but it managed to take a golden opportunity for positive public relations in Tallahassee and turn it into a tarnished national PR disaster. According to news accounts, local store manager Dean Crouch tackled a man trying to flee the store with a handgun he apparently hadn’t paid for. It turns out that the same man allegedly…

A Kavanaugh Supreme Court May Expand Gun Rights, Senators Say (VIDEO)

BLOOMBERG.COM July 12, 2018 – Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s views on gun rights may push the court to expand Second Amendment protections, say senators and activists on both sides of the debate. “If some state has banned semi-automatic weapons, they could rule that the Second Amendment trumps that state law,” said Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. 

Gubernatorial candidate Paul Soglin’s claim about gun control exposes alarming statistics

POLITIFACT.COM July 12, 2018 – The most recent mass shooting, which killed five Capital Gazette newspaper employees in Annapolis, Md., reignited the gun control debate. The tragedy brought to mind a claim made earlier this year by Democratic gubernatorial candidate and Madison Mayor Paul Soglin. In light of recent events, we decided to examine Soglin’s claim. 

UT – Gun Rights – A March For Our Lives Event Was Canceled Over Concerns About a Gun Rights Group

BUZZFEED.COM July 12, 2018 – A movie theater in Utah rescinded its decision to host survivors of the Parkland shooting in the middle of a nationwide tour because of concerns that the town hall they planned to hold could spark a “contentious situation” amid an ongoing back-and-forth with a gun rights group and March for our Lives activists. 

NY – Politics – Dem congressional candidate privately reveals assault rifle position (VIDEO)

TIMES UNION.COM July 11, 2018 – In a secret video recording that reports to be from May, Cobb shares an anecdote with a group of teenagers about her decision not to publicly support a ban on assault rifles, even though she is privately supportive of the idea. She is running against two-term Republican incumbent Elise Stefanik in the 21st Congressional District, which stretches across the Adirondacks down into northern…

CA – Gun Control – California gun owners couldn’t meet registration deadline due to state computer crashes, suit claims

LOS ANGELES TIMES.COM July 11, 2018 – Gun owner groups filed a lawsuit Wednesday against state Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra, alleging that state computer crashes prevented California owners of assault weapons from registering them by a June 30 deadline, after which they were required to dispose of the firearms. During the week before the registration deadline, the state Department of Justice’s registration system “was largely inaccessible, and inoperable on…

FL – Retailers – Sporting goods store manager fired after tackling shoplifter who stole two guns (VIDEO)

TALLAHASSEE DEMOCRAT.COM July 11, 2018 – The manager of Tallahassee’s Academy Sports was fired Tuesday after tackling a suspect accused of stealing a handgun last week. The suspect also allegedly threatened to shoot people. Dean Crouch, 32, was the store manager who stopped Jason White from leaving the Mahan Drive store with a .40-caliber pistol from the firearms counter on June 29.  

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BREAKING :
FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL PAM BONDI’S OFFICE THIS WEEK URGED A CIRCUIT JUDGE TO DISMISS A CHALLENGE TO A LAW THAT IMPOSES STRICT PENALTIES ON LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND OFFICIALS WHO VIOLATE A RESTRICTION ON REGULATING GUNS AND AMMUNITION. NUMEROUS LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND OFFICIALS ARE PLAINTIFFS IN THE LAWSUIT."I'M BASICALLY GOING AGAINST THE ENTIRE TIDE," KYLE KASHUV, A 16-YEAR-OLD SURVIVOR OF THE PARKLAND MASS SHOOTING SAID. "COMING OUT IN SUPPORT OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHT AFTER A SCHOOL SHOOTING IS NO EASY THING TO DO." UNLIKE VIRTUALLY ALL THE OTHER TEEN ACTIVISTS WHO HAVE RISEN TO PROMINENCE IN THE WAKE OF THE FEBRUARY 14 TRAGEDY AT MARJORY STONEMAN DOUGLAS HIGH SCHOOL, KASHUV IS A CONSERVATIVE AND A GUN RIGHTS SUPPORTER.INSIDE THE GUN CONTROL MOVEMENT’S PUSH TO DERAIL BRETT KAVANAUGH. EVERYTOWN FOR GUN SAFETY TELLS MOTHER JONES THAT THEY HAVE FILED FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT INQUIRIES WITH THE OFFICES OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO LOCATE ANY RECORD OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN JUSTICE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES AND THE NRA SURROUNDING KAVANAUGH’S NOMINATION.MEET THE VETS AND EX-LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS TRAINING TO SAVE CHILDREN FROM SCHOOL SHOOTINGS. THEY’RE THE NEW SCHOOL GUARDIANS — HIRED BY THE VOLUSIA COUNTY, FLORIDA, SCHOOL DISTRICT TO PROTECT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AROUND THE COUNTY THIS FALL AGAINST POSSIBLE ACTIVE ASSAILANTS.A MOVIE THEATER IN UTAH RESCINDED ITS DECISION TO HOST SURVIVORS OF THE PARKLAND SHOOTING IN THE MIDDLE OF A NATIONWIDE TOUR BECAUSE OF CONCERNS THAT THE TOWN HALL THEY PLANNED TO HOLD COULD SPARK A "CONTENTIOUS SITUATION" AMID AN ONGOING BACK-AND-FORTH WITH A GUN RIGHTS GROUP AND MARCH FOR OUR LIVES ACTIVISTS.