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Democrats should embrace FBI background check for voters and gun purchasers alike

THE HILL.COM September 22, 2017 – Background checks are required for so many things from getting a job to buying a gun. But despite legitimate concerns about voting by illegal aliens and felons, Democrats become outraged by the mention of checks for voting. Last week, in testimony to the President’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, I suggested using the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to screen for…

CO – SHOOTING SPORTS – Colorado’s Centennial Gun Club Earns Highest NSSF Approval Rating

NSSF.ORG September 21, 2017 – The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to announce that it has awarded Colorado’s Centennial Gun Club its highest Five-Star rating for range excellence. Located in the town of Centennial, an active southeast suburb of Denver noted for being one of the safest cities in the country, Centennial Gun Club was founded in 2012 by Richard Abramson. Centennial…

IA – Hunting – New rifle law seen as boon for Iowa deer hunting, gun shops

DES MOINES REGISTER September 21, 2017 – Iowa hunters can legally shoot deer this fall with rifles using straight wall cartridges, and gun shop owners are reporting brisk sales of ammunition and new firearms. Mike Sporer says he plans to hunt deer in rural Marion County with eight longtime friends. He expects all nine of them to carry rifles instead of shotguns that fire slugs. Straight wall cartridge rifles are the same caliber and use the…

Nat’l – Gun Control – Bloomberg Columnist Noah Smith: Gun Control No Way to Reduce Violent Crime

BREITBART.COM September 21, 2017 – Bloomberg columnist Noah Smith claims there are four ways to reduce violent crime–and gun control is not one of them. Smith admits that gun control is a go-to solution for many on the left, yet he “doubts large-scale gun control could do that much to reduce crime.” In fact, Smith writes, “There are a lot of guns already in circulation, and as the drug market…

OH – Gun Rights – Ohio ranks 8th among U.S. states in registered weapons; gun manufacturing near record high, ATF says (VIDEO)

CLEVELAND.COM September 21, 2017 – The number of guns manufactured in the U.S. spiked in the past five years and has remained near-record levels ever since, according to a report released Thursday by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. In Ohio, there were 173,405 short-barreled rifles and shotguns, machine guns, silencers, explosives and other weapons registered in 2017, the eighth-highest total across the U.S. The state is…

UT – Gun Control – Gun lobby complaints fail to stop hike in concealed-weapons permit fee

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE September 21, 2017 – Legislators have taken a first step to write into law a $20 hike in fees to obtain a concealed weapons permit — which gun enthusiasts say state administrators imposed illegally last month and continue to charge despite dubious authority. The bill approved in committee this week would raise fees for permit renewals, not just original applications. The National Rifle Association and the Utah Shooting Sports…

NY – Industry Insider – No federal gun control for new silencer-muzzleloader

WENY ABC/CBS September 21, 2017 – NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — There’s a new firearm on the market with an attached silencer that is not covered by federal gun control laws because it’s not considered a gun and it’s not considered a silencer. The Maxim 50 from SilencerCo, a silencer manufacturer in Utah, is a .50-caliber muzzleloader, a modern version of the single-shot muskets used in the Revolutionary War. But…

WA – LE – Federal Court Ruling Guts Police Ability To Use Guns

DAILY CALLER.COM September 20, 2017 – A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Seattle police can only use force “proportional” to the threat they face, seriously damaging the Seattle Police Department’s ability to use firearms. The ruling from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the use of force reforms put in place by federal mandates under the Obama administration that required police to use only “objectively reasonable force, proportional to…

YOUR TURN – September 20, 2017 – Is 3D Printing Airsoft Guns a Reality?

Editor’s Note: Your Turn is a feature wherein we provide space for readers to share their thoughts, ideas and opinions which are their own and not necessarily those of GunProPlus.

By Michael Kellar — As an airsoft passionate and a 3D printing aficionado, I can’t complain with regards to the wonderful technological times we’re living. I am at the perfect crossroad between technology and airsoft popularity! With the technological development that happened…

IL – Self-Protection – An Anti-Violence Activist Shares Her Reason For Buying A Gun (AUDIO)

NPR.ORG (Transcript) September 20, 2017 – Every other hour is roughly how often someone gets shot in Chicago since a surge of violence began last year. It’s also the name of a yearlong series on gun violence from our member station there, WBEZ. We’ve been focusing this week on who picks up a gun and why. Today – the story of a woman who was wrapped up in gang…

OH – Self-Protection – Md. Teachers Take Firearms Training In Response To Uptick In School Shootings (VIDEO)

BALTIMORE.CBS LOCAL.COM September 20, 2017 – Some Maryland teachers who believe the answer to school shootings is to arm themselves, are taking a firearms training course in Ohio. The Maryland teachers are among 1,000 educators from 12 states in a three-day firearms course in rural Ohio, called “Faster Saves Lives.” Instructors test participants on taking down a gunman and treating wounds.

NY – Gun Control – Gun buybacks get headlines, but there’s no evidence they reduce crime, researchers say

THE BUFFALO NEWS September 20, 2017 – Gun buybacks have been held in the United States since the early 1990s based on the premise that taking firearms off the street will help make communities safer. Academic research into the subject, however, has found no evidence that these events actually contribute to a reduction in crime. So when people line up outside the old Niagara Falls police headquarters on Thursday to turn…

VA – Politics – Remember The Last Time Gun Control Activists Threw Millions At Virginia? GOP Closed The Gap

DAILY CALLER.COM September 20, 2017 – Michael Bloomberg’s gun control advocacy group plans to spend more than $1 million on the upcoming Virginia gubernatorial race, despite its failure to flip the state senate in 2015 on the back of a similar spending push. The Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, a New York-based gun control advocacy organization, announced Thursday plans to contribute $700,000 to Democratic candidate and current Lieutenant…

CA – Gun Control – The end of rifles in Tulare County?

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA September 19, 2017 – California is one step away from outlawing guns in the rural parts of the state — a big deal for Tulare County. Assembly Bill 7, which criminalizes the carrying of a long gun in the unincorporated area of a county, has passed out of the California Legislature and is now awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature. “What a total waste of taxpayers dollars to do this,” wrote…

AZ – LE – Special Report: the Garage Science Behind the Stun Gun That Changed Policing

U.S. NEWS (REUTERS) September 20, 2017 – When Rick Smith launched his supercharged stun gun in 1999, his startup had produced two failed products, several years of losses and a load of debt. He had thrown everything into a weapon he believed police would buy. His challenge was two-fold. He needed something strong enough to stop suspects in their tracks and the science to convince police it wouldn’t kill….

CA – Retailers – Gun groups fight California bills they say will drive up cost of firearms (VIDEO)

SACRAMENTO BEE September 19, 2017 – California significantly tightened its firearms restrictions last year when it enacted a broad package of bills regulating ammunition sales, expanding the state’s prohibition on assault weapons and banning the possession of high-capacity magazines. Those laws are currently being challenged in court by gun rights groups. Nothing so sweeping passed this legislative session. But California gun owners characterized lawmakers as “grasping at straws” to make it seem like…

DC – Industry Insider – Gun maker shares spike on news Trump may change regulations

KSAT ABC12.COM September 19, 2017 –  Shares of gun manufacturers spiked Tuesday in after-hours trading following a news report citing unnamed U.S. officials that President Donald Trump plans to ease gun export regulations. The stock moves came after Reuters reported that the Trump administration is planning to shift the oversight of non-military firearms sales in a way that would make it easier for U.S. gun makers to sell small…

Nat’l – LE – Why police shoot to kill

FOX2 NOW.COM September 19, 2017 – Another fatal police shooting has added ammunition to the national debate over whether police are too quick to use deadly force. This time it happened on the campus of Georgia Tech in Atlanta, where Scout Schultz, 21, a fourth-year computer engineering major, was shot and killed Sunday after campus police responded to a 911 call about a suspicious person with a knife. The Georgia Bureau…

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