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TWO GUN CONTROL BILLS ARE ON THEIR WAY TO NEW HAMPSHIRE GOV. CHRIS SUNUNU, WHO IS LIKELY TO VETO THEM. THE HOUSE VOTED THURSDAY TO GO ALONG WITH THE SENATE'S CHANGES TO A PAIR OF GUN-RELATED BILLS. ONE WOULD IMPOSE A THREE-DAY WAITING PERIOD BETWEEN THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF A GUN. THE OTHER BILL WOULD REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL FIREARMS SALES OR TRANSFERS. YOU’LL HAVE HEARD IT SAID BY MANY LIBERALS AND EVEN PROGRESSIVES THAT THE SECOND AMENDMENT CENTERS ON ARMING MILITIAS IN A POST-COLONIAL AMERICA. YET, THE REALITY BEHIND THE LEGAL STATUTE THAT ENSHRINED GUN RIGHTS IN THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION IS MORE NUANCED, AND FAR MORE SINISTER. THE ARMING OF STATE MILITIAS, WHICH ULTIMATELY BECAME THE NATIONAL GUARD, WAS ALREADY NOTED ELSEWHERE IN THE CONSTITUTION, SO WHY WAS THERE A NEED TO STIPULATE THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS IN THE BILL OF RIGHTS, WHICH PERTAINS TO INDIVIDUALS? THAT'S BECAUSE, ACCORDING TO DUNBAR-ORTIZ, THE SECOND AMENDMENT CAN BE TRACED DIRECTLY BACK TO SETTLER COLONIALISM.TWO POTENTIALLY SWEEPING GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION BILLS WERE INTRODUCED TO CONGRESS THURSDAY. THE FIRST BILL, THE HANDGUN PURCHASER LICENSING ACT, WOULD INCENTIVIZE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO IMPLEMENT A REQUIREMENT THAT WOULD-BE GUN OWNERS FIRST OBTAIN A LICENSE BEFORE MAKING A PURCHASE. THURSDAY'S SECOND PIECE OF LEGISLATION REINTRODUCED A PROPOSAL TO STEM THE PUBLICATION OF DIGITAL FILES OR CODE THAT COULD BE USED, IN CONJUNCTION WITH A 3D PRINTER, TO MANUFACTURE GUNS AT HOME, OUT OF THE OVERSIGHT OF FEDERAL FIREARMS MANUFACTURING RULES.A TOOLKIT PREPARED BY THE ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, PUBLISHED AS PART OF A STUDY ON HOW CLINICIANS CAN ENGAGE WITH GUN-OWNING PATIENTS TO REDUCE FIREARM-RELATED DEATHS OR INJURIES, OFFERS A ROADMAP FOR A SUBJECT THAT HAS BECOME A STICKING POINT IN THE NATIONAL DEBATE ABOUT GUN CONTROL. THE TOOLKIT INCLUDES LINKS TO PATIENT HANDOUTS ON FIREARM RISK AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SAFER GUN STORAGE, AND PROVIDES OPTIONS TO CONSIDER WHEN A CAREGIVER DETECTS AN IMMINENT DANGER IN A PATIENT.HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARE LOOKING TO PERMANENTLY ELIMINATE GUN-FREE SCHOOL CAMPUSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY BY REINTRODUCING A BILL TO REPEAL THE GUN-FREE SCHOOL ZONES ACT.

INT’L – GUN CONTROL – Government closes potential export loophole in gun buyback scheme (VIDEO)

The new restrictions close a potential loophole in the Government’s ban whereby gun owners could have snubbed the buyback scheme and instead sold their now-illegal firearms to overseas buyers for more money. [full article]

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BREAKING :
TWO GUN CONTROL BILLS ARE ON THEIR WAY TO NEW HAMPSHIRE GOV. CHRIS SUNUNU, WHO IS LIKELY TO VETO THEM. THE HOUSE VOTED THURSDAY TO GO ALONG WITH THE SENATE'S CHANGES TO A PAIR OF GUN-RELATED BILLS. ONE WOULD IMPOSE A THREE-DAY WAITING PERIOD BETWEEN THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF A GUN. THE OTHER BILL WOULD REQUIRE BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR ALL FIREARMS SALES OR TRANSFERS. YOU’LL HAVE HEARD IT SAID BY MANY LIBERALS AND EVEN PROGRESSIVES THAT THE SECOND AMENDMENT CENTERS ON ARMING MILITIAS IN A POST-COLONIAL AMERICA. YET, THE REALITY BEHIND THE LEGAL STATUTE THAT ENSHRINED GUN RIGHTS IN THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION IS MORE NUANCED, AND FAR MORE SINISTER. THE ARMING OF STATE MILITIAS, WHICH ULTIMATELY BECAME THE NATIONAL GUARD, WAS ALREADY NOTED ELSEWHERE IN THE CONSTITUTION, SO WHY WAS THERE A NEED TO STIPULATE THE RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS IN THE BILL OF RIGHTS, WHICH PERTAINS TO INDIVIDUALS? THAT'S BECAUSE, ACCORDING TO DUNBAR-ORTIZ, THE SECOND AMENDMENT CAN BE TRACED DIRECTLY BACK TO SETTLER COLONIALISM.TWO POTENTIALLY SWEEPING GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION BILLS WERE INTRODUCED TO CONGRESS THURSDAY. THE FIRST BILL, THE HANDGUN PURCHASER LICENSING ACT, WOULD INCENTIVIZE STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO IMPLEMENT A REQUIREMENT THAT WOULD-BE GUN OWNERS FIRST OBTAIN A LICENSE BEFORE MAKING A PURCHASE. THURSDAY'S SECOND PIECE OF LEGISLATION REINTRODUCED A PROPOSAL TO STEM THE PUBLICATION OF DIGITAL FILES OR CODE THAT COULD BE USED, IN CONJUNCTION WITH A 3D PRINTER, TO MANUFACTURE GUNS AT HOME, OUT OF THE OVERSIGHT OF FEDERAL FIREARMS MANUFACTURING RULES.A TOOLKIT PREPARED BY THE ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, PUBLISHED AS PART OF A STUDY ON HOW CLINICIANS CAN ENGAGE WITH GUN-OWNING PATIENTS TO REDUCE FIREARM-RELATED DEATHS OR INJURIES, OFFERS A ROADMAP FOR A SUBJECT THAT HAS BECOME A STICKING POINT IN THE NATIONAL DEBATE ABOUT GUN CONTROL. THE TOOLKIT INCLUDES LINKS TO PATIENT HANDOUTS ON FIREARM RISK AND THE IMPORTANCE OF SAFER GUN STORAGE, AND PROVIDES OPTIONS TO CONSIDER WHEN A CAREGIVER DETECTS AN IMMINENT DANGER IN A PATIENT.HOUSE REPUBLICANS ARE LOOKING TO PERMANENTLY ELIMINATE GUN-FREE SCHOOL CAMPUSES ACROSS THE COUNTRY BY REINTRODUCING A BILL TO REPEAL THE GUN-FREE SCHOOL ZONES ACT.