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Judge Dismisses Compensation Lawsuit For Bump Stocks

A federal claims court this week dismissed a lawsuit from bump stock owners that had alleged the U.S. government was improperly forcing them to destroy their devices without compensation.
Bump stock owners filed the $500,000 lawsuit in March, after a federal reclassification of bump stocks as machine guns effectively outlawed their possession. The reclassification was prompted by the October 2017 mass shooting in Las Vegas.

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Trump Backs Away From Red Flag and Background Checks

From Bearing Arms:

The Trump White House is quietly reaching out to Second Amendment organizations and high-level supporters to let them know that the president is no longer backing any form of “red flag” firearms legislation or changes to the current background check laws, according to sources familiar with the conversations.

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White House: Gun Control Off Table With Impeachment

From Bearing Arms:

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Trump To Repeal UN Arms Treaty

From NRA-ILA:

Today in front of 15,000 NRA members, President Trump  once again demonstrated his commitment to our Second Amendment freedoms and  American Sovereignty. His commitment to un-sign the anti-gun United Nations Arms Trade Treaty that was forced on us by John Kerry and Barrack Obama…

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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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ATF’s Continued Bad Rulings

From The Federalist:

As Davis noted, in 2010 the agency said bump stocks weren’t “machineguns,” that a bump stock “performs no automatic function when installed. In order to use the installed device [the bump stock], the shooter must apply constant forward pressure with the non-shooting hand and constant rearward pressure with the shooting hand.”

Rejecting its 2010 determination, the BATFE now says that a bump stock causes a semi-automatic firearm to fire “in a manner that allows the trigger to reset and continue firing without additional physical manipulation of the trigger by the shooter.”

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Bump Stock Ban Coming?

From Reason:

CNN was the first to report the news yesterday evening, citing “officials familiar with the matter.” An administration official confirmed to The New York Times that the rule would be unveiled “in the coming days to weeks.” Under Trump’s new regulation, a source tells CNN, bump stock owners would have 90 days to get rid of the devices on their own or turn them over to authorities.

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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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Civilians Should Have Military Weapons Says Potential Army Secretary

From Huffington Post:

Tennessee state Sen. Mark Green (R), President Donald Trump’s nominee for Army secretary, strongly believes that citizens should be armed ― and not just with any ol’ guns. They should be able to possess whatever weapons the military has, because an armed citizenry is the “ultimate checks and balances” against the federal government.

“The Second Amendment, while it allows citizens to protect themselves from other citizens, goes well beyond just allowing us to defend ourselves from a criminal,” Green said at a pro-gun rally in 2013.

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Napolitano: Spies Are More Powerful Than President

From Fox News:

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Teacher Jokes About Assassinating Trump

From Dallas News:

A Dallas ISD teacher has been placed on administrative leave by the district for posting a video on social media that shows her shooting a water gun at an image of President Donald Trump and yelling “Die!” in a classroom.

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