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LaPierre Squandered Millions While Neglecting Gun Rights

From Ammoland:

Former CEO of the NRA, Wayne LaPierre, has finally admitted virtually everything that he’s been accused of over the past five years, and a jury has found him liable for padding his own pockets to the tune of $5.5 million.

LaPierre’s hand-picked Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer, Woody Phillips was also found liable for $2 million in personal profit at NRA members’ expense, and the NRA itself (really the NRA’s current Board of Directors) was found to have failed in its fiduciary obligations to shepherd and safeguard the members’ assets. Keep in mind that none of this really takes into account the millions paid to “consultants” with nothing of substance to show for it, or the hundreds of millions spent on lawyers and the losses in membership and revenue over the past five years.

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20 State AGs Want To Ban Lake City Ammo For Civilians

From The Truth About Guns:

NY Attorney General hates the thought of everyday Americans owning firearms.  She works tirelessly to attack gun owners at every turn, including trying to run the NRA out of business. As if her current civil corruption trial of Wayne LaPierre isn’t enough, on Wednesday she launched a new front in her war for civilian disarmament: surplus Lake City 5.56 ammo.

She’s partnered with 19 other state attorneys general to prod the Biden Administration to shut down civilian sales of excess Lake City 5.56×45 ammunition. While that might not sound like a big deal, that ammo represents 30% of civilian sales of that flavor of AR-food.

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ACLU Makes Principled Move To Defend NRA

From The Truth About Guns:

What the ACLU does advocate for pretty consistently is robust First Amendment rights for everyone. The NRA lawsuit involved here, if it fails, would strike at the heart of freedom of speech and empower governments to severely restrict the rights of anyone with views they disapprove of.

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Remington Leaves New York For Georgia

From Bearing Arms:

RemArms, the current version of Remington Arms, will close its facility in the Mohawk Valley village of Ilion around March 4, according to the letter sent Thursday. The letter said the company “did not arrive at this decision lightly,” according to the Observer-Dispatch of Utica.

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New York’s Attempt To Ban Homemade Guns Turns Into A How-To

From Ammoland:

The guide comes from the NYPD Intelligence Division and aims to help officers identify PMFs. Although the intention is to help police identify PMFs, it reads like a “how-to guide” to firearms building. It lists all the parts needed, where to get them, and examples of homemade guns.

The guidebook calls out several manufacturers, including Polymer80Glock StoreStrike Industries80 Percent ArmsLone WolfGeisler, and JSD Supply. The guide includes a handy list of the companies’ websites and their products.

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NY Ammo Background Check Is A Disaster

From Ammoland:

Other ammunition retailers complain that the new system isn’t actually working – apart from the time it takes just to enter the required customer information online, there are significant delays in getting the system up and running and in response times. “It took eight hours between a computer tech and me to play with their website to get their website working,” reported one gun store owner. Only a few days after the system went live, another retailer expressed frustration with delays before a sale could proceed, describing his longest wait time for a response (at that point) as 22 hours.

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Ammo Control Could Affect Youth Shooting Sports

From Guns.com:

A New York lawmaker is urging the state’s Governor to take a second look at a looming mandatory background check law for ammunition transfers. 

High school trap and clays team coaches, registered with the state as an “Organizational Keeper of Ammunition” for the sake of compliance, received letters earlier this month from the State Police advising them to register with the new NYS NICS office and set up a method of payment for the background check fees – $9 for each firearm transfer and $2.50 for each transfer of ammunition. This is on top of the $.05 per round special excise tax to fund shadowy “gun violence” research plus the 8 percent sales tax on ammo sales that the state already clears. 

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Gun Control Groups Ignore Mass Shooters Own Words

From The Federalist:

But Everytown ignores those quotes. Nor does the organization mention that the Buffalo mass murderer self-identified as an “eco-fascist national socialist” and a member of the “mild-moderate authoritarian left.” The shooter expressed concern that minority immigrants have too many children and will damage the environment. “The invaders are the ones overpopulating the world,” he wrote. “Kill the invaders, kill the overpopulation and by doing so save the environment.” 

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Advocate Against Gun Violence Caught Selling Guns and Drugs

From The Truth About Guns:

The NYPD have arrested yet another “gun violence prevention advocate.” Michael Rodriguez, 49, who claims he’s known as “Love” in the community. He was busted for his role in running a major gun- and drug-running ring that brought down by a multi-jurisdiction investigation, Operation in Plain Sight.

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Gun Dealer Tattle Tales On Large Ammo Purchaser

From Syracuse.com:

A Cayuga County man was sentenced to prison Friday for having an unregistered and short-barreled AR-15-style rifle, federal prosecutors said.

Investigators were led to Duane Hollenbeck’s camp in Pitcher, Chenango County, after a concerned gun retailer reported Alec Hollenbeck making large purchases of ammunition weekly for more than a month, prosecutors said in a criminal complaint in federal court.

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NY Attacks First and Second Amendment With One Law

From Ammoland:

New York is tackling the 3D-printed gun community by trying to ban the 3D printing of firearms and prevent the sharing of computer-aided design (CAD) files.

New York State Senator Brad Hoylman is sponsoring the bill. The Democrat says he wants to “attack the manufacture” of 3D Printed firearms. It would not only make it a felony to print guns but also ban the intentional sharing of files, raising First Amendment concerns. Writings like the Anarchist Cookbook and the guide to build a Luty machine gun have been determined to be protected speech. Many believe that these files are also protected speech.

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NY AG Targeting Accessory Manufacturers

From Ammoland:

New York Attorney General Letitia James has taken legal action against Mean Arms, a Georgia-based gun accessory manufacturer, for their alleged involvement in the illegal possession of assault weapons in New York. The lawsuit follows the tragic incident in Buffalo, where a shooter used Mean Arms’ magazine lock, known as the MA Lock, to replace magazines in his AR-15 and carried out a mass shooting that claimed the lives of 10 individuals.

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Rioter/Lawyer Who Firebombed Car in 2020 Riots Gets 15 Months

From The Post Millennial:

The lawyer who made headlines when she firebombed an NYPD cruiser during the 2020 George Floyd riots on Friday was sentenced to just 15 months in prison after the Biden administration pressed the court to go below the guidelines that recommended 10 years for such a crime.

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NY Targets Online Ammo Sales

From Bearing Arms:

Is buying ammunition online illegal in the state of New York? Well, it depends on who you ask, but according to New York Attorney General Letitia James it is a crime to ship ammunition to online buyers thanks to the state’s SAFE Act, and she’s warning dozens of online retailers that they risk “serious legal consequences” if they continue to sell to New York residents.

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SAF Wins Injunction In New York

From The Truth About Guns:

Last month, a US District Court judge issued a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of New York’s newly-enacted ban on carrying firearms in houses of worship. 

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