Posts Tagged gun control

New Bill Exempts LEOs From Gun Restrictions

From Ripon Advance:

If enacted, H.R. 1156 would permit all qualified active and retired law enforcement officers to carry concealed firearms on state, local and private property otherwise open to the public; on Gun Free School Zones; in federal security level I or II public access facilities; and in national parks, according to a summary of the bill provided by Rep. Bacon’s office.

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22 Washington Counties Refuse To Enforce Gun Law

From Gun Rights Watch:

The Sheriffs of Washington’s rural counties are increasingly pledging to not enforce the new gun control bill (I-1639) that was passed in November by ballot initiative, citing it as unconstitutional. 22 out of 39 counties make up the latest count, with more expected as the court battles ramp up across the state.

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Gun Sanctuary County In New Mexico

From Fox News:

A small county in eastern New Mexico declared itself a “Second Amendment Sanctuary County” on Wednesday in protest of pending gun control legislation in the state.
The Quay County Commission voted unanimously to pass the resolution, Albuquerque’s KRQE-TV reported.

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Nevada Bans Private Gun Sales

From Las Vegas Sun:

The bill will require background checks on the vast majority of all gun transfers and sales by closing a loophole that allowed unlicensed sellers to circumvent existing background check regulations.

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Oregon Proposes Clearly Unconstitutional Bill

From Statesman-Journal:

A bill set to appear in the Legislature this year would require Oregonians to obtain a permit before buying a gun, limit the amount of ammunition a person could buy, outlaw magazines with a capacity of more than five rounds and create gun locking and storage requirements.
It’s the broadest of more than a dozen bills dealing with guns submitted by lawmakers ahead of the 2019 Legislature, which convenes Jan. 22. 

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New Mexico Sheriffs To Ignore Gun Law

From CBS 7:

“You’re just taking guns out of law-abiding citizen’s hands,” Lea County Sheriff Corey Helton. “This is not going to affect the criminals out there. They’re going to be able to get guns and they do not follow the law.”

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Two Oregon Gun Companies To March On Capitol

From The Truth About Guns:

In response, Oregon-based gun makers Noveske and Radian Weapons have announced that they’re organizing a march on the nation’s most unattractive state capitol building on Saturday, March 23. Their Instagram announcement promises more details in the coming weeks.

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Future Of Defense Distributed And Gun Technology

From Reason:

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California Law Requires Impossible Technology Effectively Banning Guns

From Reason:

A California statute requires that all new models of semi-automatic handguns stamp the handgun’s serial number in two locations on each round of ammunition. It is possible for a handgun’s firing pin to stamp the serial number onto the cartridge’s primer, which is a disk in the center of the back side of the ammunition. It not possible to stamp a serial number in two locations, as an erudite amicus brief from the Cato Institute explains. Nevertheless, California Attorney General Kamala Harris in May 2013 declared that all conditions for implementation by the statute had been met. Accordingly, all pistol models created since May 2013 are prohibited from commercial sale in California.

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Texas Proposes Dangerous Red Flag Law

From Gun Owners of America:

Governor Abbott announced his “emergency” agenda items Tuesday and included school safety with an emphasis on “mental health.” While no bills have been specified yet, this could easily include items such as “red flag” type legislation that we have been fighting all across the country that allows for gun confiscation simply because a judge decides that you might misuse them in the future.

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Sheriffs Getting Death Threats For Refusing Unconstitutional Laws

From Joe Miller:

“Sheriff Knezovich is going to get a bullet in his skull,” the post allegedly read. The caller also said he’d shoot anyone who disagrees with I-1639.
When investigators looked into the person’s Facebook account, the user also commented on a news story about Grant County Sheriff Tom Jones refusing to enforce the new law. The person commented on the news story saying, “I am going to kill every single one of them,” referring to Republicans. . .

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Ammo Tax Is Gun Control Loophole

From The Federalist:

This proposed law will not keep criminals from obtaining ammunition. What it will do is penalize gun owners who engage in sport shooting, or who practice with their firearms. But shooting, whether in simple target practice or as part of more intensive training, is an important part of being a responsible gun owner. Taxing ammunition will only make gun owners poorer and less prepared, without preventing a single crime

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The Gun Protected Blacks When Laws Wouldn’t

From The Federalist:

By the first post–Civil War election in 1868, some southern blacks had begun to arm themselves. In one incident in Tennessee, by brandishing his gun a black man fought off a mob of terrorizing Klansmen who dragged him from his house. “I prevented [one of them] by my pistol, which I cocked, and he jumped back,” the man explained. “I told them I would hurt them if they got away. They did not burn nor steal anything, nor hurt me.”

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Gun Control Resistance In Washington

From Whidbey News-Times:

The group’s founder, Joey Gibson, said it’s one of many he has been holding across Washington state in response to the gun control initiative that passed last November.
During the meeting, Gibson and other speakers will be urging Whidbey residents to push elected officials to sign an ordinance that prohibits public figures and public funds from going toward “enforcing unconstitutional laws.”

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Trump To Relax Gun Export Regulations

From The New York Times:

Under the changes, many American gun and ammunition manufacturers that sell primarily to consumers would no longer be required to register with the State Department, which currently licenses international arms sales, or to pay the department an annual fee. Instead, those sales would be licensed by the Commerce Department, which has a simpler process and does not charge a fee.

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