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Despite California's Mass Shootings, Biden Wants To Emulate Its Gun Laws :: 03/22/2023
President Biden traveled to Monterey Park, California, the site of a mass public shooting that left 11 dead in January, to announce new executive actions on gun control. He touts the proposals as necessary “to reduce gun violence and make our communities safer.” But California already has all the gun control laws that Biden put forward, and yet it has a higher per capita rate of mass public shootings than the rest of the country.
Fact Check: Texas Tribune Claims AR-15 Was U.S. Infantry Rifle in Vietnam :: 03/22/2023
CLAIM: On March 20, 2023, the Texas Tribune claimed the AR-15 was the U.S. infantry rifle used by soldiers during the Vietnam War.
Texas Tribune: Officers with AR-15s Were Scared to Confront Uvalde Shooter :: 03/22/2023
A March 20, 2023, Texas Tribune report claims officers, many of whom were armed with AR-15s, were afraid to confront the lone Uvalde school attacker, who was allegedly armed with an AR-15.
Whistleblower: FBI Targeted Innocent Gun Owners Via Bank Of America Records :: 03/22/2023
An FBI whistleblower told congressional investigators that the D.C. field office pushed local offices to open criminal investigations into Americans based solely on financial transactions Bank of America tracked and voluntarily provided to the bureau, according to testimony reviewed by The Federalist.
Judge: Californians Have Constitutional Right to Use 'State-of-the-Art' Handguns for Self=Defense :: 03/21/2023
U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney granted a preliminary injunction Monday in which he noted that “Californians have a constitutional right to acquire and use state-of-the-art handguns to protect themselves.”
North Carolina Legislature Passes Pistol-Purchase Permit Repeal With Veto-Proof Majority :: 03/21/2023
For the second time in less than two years, the North Carolina legislature has sent a bill to repeal the state’s Jim Crow-era pistol-purchase-permit law to Governor Roy Cooper’s (D.) desk.
Open carry amendment introduced for Florida permitless carry bill :: 03/21/2023
There has been significant opposition to Florida’s attempt to get Constitutional Carry on the books, despite Republican supermajorities in the Florida House and Senate, as well as the support of Governor Ron DeSantis–with his repeated announcements that he would sign Constitutional Carry legislation. As expected, gun control activists oppose any changes to current Florida law, which requires Floridians who want to carry a concealed firearm, to submit to a multi-step process, including a background check, an approved training courseand to pay the Florida Department of Agriculture a fee (about $97 for first time applicants) for the privilege of licensing a Constitutional right. While Constitutional Carry supporters lament the lack of an open carry provision in the bills moving through the Florida House and Senate. Supporters of open carry oppose the current legislation so fervently they refuse to call it Constitutional Carry. Preferring to call it permitless carry instead. Even supporters in the Florida Legislature have resorted to calling the bills permitless carry, in an apparent nod to proponents of open carry.
SoCal city warned by gun group over outrageous cost for carry permits :: 03/21/2023
The city of Santa Monica is the latest California locale to respond to the Supreme Court’s decision in NYSRPA v. Bruen by jacking up the cost to apply for a concealed carry license, and now the California Rifle & Pistol Association is warning city council members that if they don’t take reverse course they could soon be facing a lawsuit.
At Least 19 Shot During Weekend in Lori Lightfoot's Chicago :: 03/20/2023
At least 19 people were shot, four of them fatally, during the weekend in Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s (D) Chicago.
Biden Proposes Nearly 2 Billion Dollars More for ATF in Fiscal 2024 :: 03/20/2023
President Biden’s budget proposal for fiscal 2024 adds nearly two billion dollars to the budget of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).
President Biden: No 'Recreational Justification' for 100-Round Mags :: 03/20/2023
President Joe Biden renewed his push for a ban on “high capacity” magazines Sunday morning, suggesting there is no “recreational justification” for a 100-round magazine.
Rep. Clyde to Introduce Congressional Review Act Resolution to Block Pistol Brace Rule :: 03/20/2023
Rep. Andrew Clyde (R-GA) is expected to put forward a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution this week in an attempt to block the ATF’s AR-pistol stabilizer brace rule.
Sheriff: Violent Criminals Will Ignore New Gun Control as They Do the Old :: 03/20/2023
Benton County, Minnesota, Sheriff Troy Heck posted a letter to Facebook over the weekend expressing his conviction that violent criminals will ignore new gun controls in much the same way as they ignore the old ones.
ATF Data Confirms ‘Operation Secure Store’ Has Positive Impact :: 03/19/2023
New ATF Data on FFL burglaries, robberies, and the number of stolen guns confirms the firearm industry’s Operation Secure Store makes communities safer.
Delaware: General Assembly Calls for More Gun Control :: 03/19/2023
Gun control advocates in the Delaware General Assembly are at it again. On March 14th, anti-gun Senators introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 12, declaring “gun violence” a “public health crisis.” They rammed it through, allowing no opportunity for public comment or debate, with the Senate quickly passing the resolution on a vote of 14-6. The House then refused to allow a roll call vote and passed the resolution by voice vote over the strong objections of Second Amendment supporters.
Everytown has a lot of nerve after NSSF gun lock stunt :: 03/18/2023
There are a lot of gun control groups out there, and Everytown for Gun Safety in America may be one of the most stupidly named in the nation. Not every town supports their blatantly un-American agenda, for one thing.
Montana state legislator proposes interesting amendment :: 03/18/2023
Most of what many of us know about Montana comes from watching Yellowstone, it seems. I can’t speak about how accurate the show is, but the few folks I know from there love it, so they must be getting something right.
Virginia lawmaker wants felony charges for writing gun laws :: 03/18/2023
I don’t like gun laws. I don’t like the existence of any bill that seeks to infringe on our right to keep and bear arms.
Gun dealers react to Biden executive order :: 03/17/2023
President Joe Biden is pretty proud of himself. He’s signed an executive order that he’s convinced will make some kind of meaningful difference.
McCarthy pressured by firearms group to cancel fundraiser for 'anti-gun' Republican :: 03/17/2023
A Second Amendment advocacy group is calling on House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) to cancel his financial support of Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), arguing the Republican leader shouldn't funnel money to lawmakers who have backed "anti-gun" legislation.
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