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CNN’S ALISYN CAMEROTA DESERVES PRAISE FOR PUSHING 2020 DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BETO O'ROURKE ON HIS GUN CONFISCATION SCHEME. HE HAD PREVIOUSLY SAID HE EXPECTED GUN OWNERS TO HAND OVER THEIR "WEAPONS OF WAR." CAMEROTA POINTED OUT THE ABSURDITY IN O'ROURKE'S VIEWS AND REMINDED HIM THAT MASS SHOOTERS DON'T FOLLOW THE LAW, SO HIS DESIRE TO BAN "ASSAULT WEAPONS" IS USELESS. NATIONAL GUN CONTROL GROUPS ARE POURING MONEY INTO VIRGINIA AHEAD OF THE STATE'S NOVEMBER LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS, SEEKING TO ENERGIZE VOTERS FRUSTRATED BY THE WAY REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS SHUT DOWN A SPECIAL SESSION ON GUN VIOLENCE CALLED IN THE WAKE OF A DEADLY MASS SHOOTING IN VIRGINIA BEACH THIS SPRING AND HOPING TO SCORE A WIN IN WHAT SOME SAY IS A BELLWETHER FOR NEXT YEAR'S NATIONAL RACES.MICHIGAN RESIDENTS WOULDN’T NEED A PERMIT TO CARRY A CONCEALED FIREARM - AND COULD CARRY THEM INTO LOCATIONS WHERE THEY’RE CURRENTLY OFF-LIMITS - UNDER BILLS CURRENTLY UP FOR DEBATE IN A STATE HOUSE COMMITTEE. THE MAIN PIECE OF THE FIVE-BILL PACKAGE, HOUSE BILL 4770, WOULD ELIMINATE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS ON CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPONS AND STORING THEM IN VEHICLES, AND MAKE A CPL LICENSE UNNECESSARY - ALTHOUGH GUN OWNERS STILL COULD OPT TO GET THE LICENSE.THE FATHER OF A JEWISH BOY KILLED AT THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WON A $450,000 JUDGMENT AGAINST THE EDITOR OF A BOOK THAT CLAIMED THE 2012 MASSACRE AT THE SCHOOL NEVER HAPPENED. A JURY IN WISCONSIN DETERMINED THE AMOUNT TO BE PAID TO LEONARD POZNER, WHOSE 6-YEAR-OLD SON NOAH WAS THE YOUNGEST OF THE 26 PEOPLE KILLED AT THE CONNECTICUT SCHOOL. THE SUPREME COURT WILL HEAR A GUN CONTROL CASE IN DECEMBER THAT COULD SIGNIFICANTLY LIMIT THE ABILITY OF STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO REGULATE GUNS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY REASONS. ALTHOUGH THAT ORIGINAL RULE IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT, FOR NOW THE COURT HAS NOT DETERMINED THE MATTER TO BE MOOT, SO THE CASE WILL MOVE FORWARD.

MD – GUN CRIME – ATF Announces Campaign to Crack Down on Straw Purchases in Baltimore

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), a gun industry trade group, and local law enforcement announced an initiative targeting illegal straw purchases in Baltimore on Thursday. Larry Keane, National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) vice president and general counsel, said the industry trade group would pay for ads emphasizing the fact that it is illegal to purchase a gun on behalf of anyone who cannot legally own firearms. The campaign, called “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy,” has been ongoing for nearly 20 years and is designed to raise awareness of the steep penalties on buying guns for criminals—up to 10 years in jail and hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines. The group is now working with both the ATF and local law enforcement to share that message with millions in the Baltimore area and beyond.  [full article]

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BREAKING :
CNN’S ALISYN CAMEROTA DESERVES PRAISE FOR PUSHING 2020 DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE BETO O'ROURKE ON HIS GUN CONFISCATION SCHEME. HE HAD PREVIOUSLY SAID HE EXPECTED GUN OWNERS TO HAND OVER THEIR "WEAPONS OF WAR." CAMEROTA POINTED OUT THE ABSURDITY IN O'ROURKE'S VIEWS AND REMINDED HIM THAT MASS SHOOTERS DON'T FOLLOW THE LAW, SO HIS DESIRE TO BAN "ASSAULT WEAPONS" IS USELESS. NATIONAL GUN CONTROL GROUPS ARE POURING MONEY INTO VIRGINIA AHEAD OF THE STATE'S NOVEMBER LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS, SEEKING TO ENERGIZE VOTERS FRUSTRATED BY THE WAY REPUBLICAN LAWMAKERS SHUT DOWN A SPECIAL SESSION ON GUN VIOLENCE CALLED IN THE WAKE OF A DEADLY MASS SHOOTING IN VIRGINIA BEACH THIS SPRING AND HOPING TO SCORE A WIN IN WHAT SOME SAY IS A BELLWETHER FOR NEXT YEAR'S NATIONAL RACES.MICHIGAN RESIDENTS WOULDN’T NEED A PERMIT TO CARRY A CONCEALED FIREARM - AND COULD CARRY THEM INTO LOCATIONS WHERE THEY’RE CURRENTLY OFF-LIMITS - UNDER BILLS CURRENTLY UP FOR DEBATE IN A STATE HOUSE COMMITTEE. THE MAIN PIECE OF THE FIVE-BILL PACKAGE, HOUSE BILL 4770, WOULD ELIMINATE CURRENT RESTRICTIONS ON CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPONS AND STORING THEM IN VEHICLES, AND MAKE A CPL LICENSE UNNECESSARY - ALTHOUGH GUN OWNERS STILL COULD OPT TO GET THE LICENSE.THE FATHER OF A JEWISH BOY KILLED AT THE SANDY HOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WON A $450,000 JUDGMENT AGAINST THE EDITOR OF A BOOK THAT CLAIMED THE 2012 MASSACRE AT THE SCHOOL NEVER HAPPENED. A JURY IN WISCONSIN DETERMINED THE AMOUNT TO BE PAID TO LEONARD POZNER, WHOSE 6-YEAR-OLD SON NOAH WAS THE YOUNGEST OF THE 26 PEOPLE KILLED AT THE CONNECTICUT SCHOOL. THE SUPREME COURT WILL HEAR A GUN CONTROL CASE IN DECEMBER THAT COULD SIGNIFICANTLY LIMIT THE ABILITY OF STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO REGULATE GUNS FOR PUBLIC SAFETY REASONS. ALTHOUGH THAT ORIGINAL RULE IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT, FOR NOW THE COURT HAS NOT DETERMINED THE MATTER TO BE MOOT, SO THE CASE WILL MOVE FORWARD.