Posts Tagged gun control

Montana Town Cracks Down On Guns

From Bearing Arms:

The city council in Missoula, Montana doesn’t seem to like guns. That’s odd, too, because Montana seems like the last place in the world you’d find a whole lot of anti-gun politicians, but then again, this is the state that gave us John Tester, so looks can be deceiving I suppose. It seems like the city council in Missoula, though, doesn’t even want to pretend to like guns these days.

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What Is A Bump Stock?

From The Truth About Guns:

If you somehow haven’t noticed, one of the most controversial firearm accessories these days are “bump fire stocks,” which a few states have hastily outlawed along with a supposed impending (at the time of this writing) federal ban pending according to the current administration.

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Ed Department Sued Over Guns

From Guns.com:

The Giffords Law Center, in conjunction with the American Federation of Teachers and the Southern Poverty Law Center, filed suit against the department in a D.C. federal court on Wednesday.

The groups argue that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recently moved to green light the use by local school districts of federal grant dollars from the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program, designed to help struggling schools, to instead purchase guns and training for teachers and faculty, an allegation DeVos denies.

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Maryland Gun Law Challenged

From The Truth About Guns:

“We’ve joined in this brief because Maryland’s licensing process is expensive and lengthy, and a right delayed is a right denied,” said SAF founder and CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “No citizen should have to jump through so many hoops simply to have a gun in their own home. There were no such requirements or regulations in Maryland at the time the Constitution was ratified, and the current regulatory scheme seems more intended to discourage responsible firearms ownership than guarantee that gun owners safely handle their firearms.

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DUI Can’t Strip Gun Rights

From Washington Free Beacon:

A federal judge restored the rights of a Pennsylvania man on Friday after determining that his misdemeanor driving under the influence convictions were not serious enough to justify a lifelong restriction on his Second Amendment rights.

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Mag Restriction Moves Forward

From Guns.com:

Enacted in June by Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy after a multi-year push by state lawmakers, the new law reduces the legal maximum capacity of detachable magazines in the state from 15 to 10 rounds. Second Amendment advocates filed an immediate legal challenge to the ban, set to take effect in December, and last week lost the first round of their fight.

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Gun Control and Due Process

From The Federalist:

Another area of American life where we continue to see egregious attacks on the presumption of innocence is gun ownership. You might remember that a couple of years ago Democrats engaged in a much-covered congressional “sit-in” to support legislation that would have stripped Americans who’d been placed on secret government watch lists — hundreds of thousands of people who had never been convicted, much less accused, of any crime — of their constitutional right to bear arms.

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Dutch Gun Registration

From Yahoo News:

The Dutch government rowed back Thursday after an uproar over reported plans to register the race and religion of gun owners following a string of European terror attacks.

Lawmakers and gun owner associations insisted the proposal by Justice Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus risked breaching privacy rights and could be a form of “ethnic profiling.”

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Police Oppose Washington State Gun Law

From NRA ILA:

“The people of Washington deserve to know that the sheriffs and police officers throughout the Evergreen State believe that Initiative 1639 is an attack on every law-abiding citizen’s constitutional rights,” said Keely Hopkins, NRA Washington state director. “After learning that Washington’s premier law enforcement associations oppose this initiative, we hope the Washington voters will finally realize that 1639 is nothing more than a feel good measure that will have zero impact on crime.”

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CA Gov Signs Bill Raising Gun Age To 21

From FoxNews:

“Governor Brown just told millions of people under 21 that they can fight and die for our state and country with machine guns, but they can’t buy a gun for self-defense in their homes,” said group spokesman Craig DeLuz. “That’s nuts.”

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Gun Control No Longer Possible

From Duke’s The Chronicle:

Some day in the future, when the gun control debate is entered into the history books, we may not remember names like Antonin Scalia (known significantly for his pro-Second Amendment judicial philosophy) or Jim and Sarah Brady (founders of the Brady Campaign against gun violence) as much as we remember Cody Wilson.

Although you may never have heard of him—Wilson does not possess the status and power of a Supreme Court Justice or the influence of a prominent social activist—he could end up shaping gun rights more profoundly than anyone else alive. Which is why Wired magazine declared him the 14th most dangerous person in the world. Why? Because for years, Cody Wilson has been arguing that sharing gun blueprints online is an activity fully protected under the U.S. Constitution. More importantly, on July 10th, 2018, the federal government agreed. In a landmark settlement between Wilson and the Department of Justice, the DOJ conceded that “forbidding Wilson from posting his 3-D-printable [gun] data… was not only violating his right to bear arms but [also] his right to freely share information.” By arguing that his 3D gun blueprints were protected under both the First and Second Amendment, Wilson may have opened Pandora’s box.

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Delaware Bans Semi-Autos For Hunting

From Gun Dynamics:

the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control last week poured cold water on that idea by announcing that only manually-operated rifles may be used such as lever-action, bolt-action, pump-action, single shot and revolver rifles.

This is an admission that semi-auto rifles were being used to hunt, when they said they weren’t. It appears the goal now is to ban them from hunting and then use that as an excuse the ban them everywhere.

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LA Times: Australian Gun Control Won’t Work Here

From The LA Times:

Mass shootings get the most attention, but they account for a tiny fraction of total gun deaths in the U.S., data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show. Among the nation’s 36,252 firearms-related fatalities in 2015, 61% were suicides and most of the rest were ordinary homicides.

Neither of those kinds of deaths actually fell in Australia as a result of the National Firearms Agreement, researchers reported Tuesday in the American Journal of Public Health.

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Background Checks Aren’t Working

From Bearing Arms:

If background checks were the least bit effective, then maybe expanding background checks might make sense. But they haven’t done a whole hell of a lot.

It doesn’t do a thing to deal with black market guns. It doesn’t prevent the theft of firearms from law-abiding gun owners–you know, the people who passed their background checks in the first place.

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NYC Racial Bias In Gun Permits

From The Daily Caller:

Back in April, attorney Peter Howard Tilem, wrote on the New York Criminal Attorney Blog that in February of 2017, “during a hearing at the NYPD License Division offices before an NYPD hearing officer, a Detective assigned to the investigation section of the License Division testified under oath about using dismissed arrests as a basis to recommend revocation of an African-American license holder’s license.”

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