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Kamala Harris is Preparing to Govern by Executive Order

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 09:27
Sen. Kamala Harris is leading the pack of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates when it comes to outlining executive action she would take if she were elected and her proposals were thwarted by Congress.
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Levi Strauss Sticking with Gun Control Push Whether Customers Agree or Not

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 09:18
Levi Strauss joined hands with the gun control lobby in the Fall of 2018 and is sticking to their guns whether customers agree or not. On September 4, 2018, Breitbart News reported that Levi Strauss was launching a million dollar gun control campaign. This also entailed teaming up with Michael Bloomberg-funded gun control Everytown for Gun Safety, going so far as to provide jeans for actors who appeared in Everytown PSAs.
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Oregon: Initiative Filed to Restrict Self-Defense

Fri, 07/19/2019 - 07:31
On July 18th, Initiative Petition 40​ was filed in Oregon to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law abiding adults by imposing a broad, one-size-fits-all method of storing firearms.  This egregious attack on our freedoms uses virtually the same language as the failed Initiative Petition 44 from 2018 as well as the same provisions from Senate Bill 978 that did not pass during the 2019 legislative session.  Anti-gun proponents will stop at nothing to restrict self-defense rights in Oregon, and will be using this initiative petition in an attempt to coerce legislators to pass gun control during the 2020 short session.  
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NRA-PVF Endorses Michael Watson for Mississippi Secretary of State

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 13:26
The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is pleased to announce its endorsement of Michael Watson for Mississippi secretary of state in the 2019 primary election. 
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The Latest: Police: Man Fatally Shot During Holdup Attempt

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 12:34
Phoenix police say a 19-year-old man fatally shot a knife-wielding robber attempting to steal his car at a gas pump outside a convenience store early Wednesday morning.
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Dems Open to Killing Filibuster in Next Congress

Thu, 07/18/2019 - 11:33
Democratic leaders are opening the door to eliminating the 60-vote legislative filibuster if they recapture the Senate majority in the 2020 elections. The future of the filibuster has emerged as a divisive topic in the crowded 2020 presidential primary field, which includes a half-dozen Democratic senators.
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New Jersey’s New “Smart Gun” Law is a Disaster in the Making

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 11:15
As soon as New Jersey’s new Democratic governor, Phil Murphy, arrived in office he began working with the Democratic majority in the legislature to pass onerous gun control laws. Not satisfied with that effort, he’s now rolled out a new package of legislation along the same lines, referring to it as “Gun Safety Package 2.0.” One of the chief elements of this new legislation deals with so-called “smart guns” and mandates regarding their availability in the Garden State. (NJ.com)
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Lake Murray burglary calls new gun law into question

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 09:36
A burglar who attacked and stabbed a Lake Murray man today during an early-morning confrontation in the victim’s house was fatally shot moments later by the wounded homeowner’s adult son, according to San Diego police. This particular case is leading people to question the logic of the San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliot’s new law that would require gun owners to safely store their guns in either a safe or with a trigger device when not in use.
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Gun license gets chilly response

Wed, 07/17/2019 - 09:28
More than half of Illinois’ 2,351 federally licensed gun dealers haven’t applied for state licenses required by the new Illinois’ Firearm Dealer License Certification Act, which takes effect today. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the state’s Firearm Dealer License Certification Act on Jan. 18 after taking office. Lawmakers held the measure over from the previous General Assembly after former Gov. Bruce Rauner vowed to veto it.
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Anderson Co homeowner who shot intruder: 'I didn't want that to happen, but I had no other choice'

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 09:53
Anderson County deputies are investigating after a homeowner said he has to shoot a man to defend his family when the intruder forced his way into his Williamston home. Deputies said they were called to the home on Boiter Road just after 10 p.m.
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Virginia: Crime Commission Hearing Dates Set

Tue, 07/16/2019 - 08:40
As directed by the General Assembly during the July 9th special session, the Virginia State Crime Commission will be holding hearings on August 19th and 20th to evaluate Governor Ralph Northam’s proposed gun control bills. 
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Alleged knife-wielding home intruder shot by resident in Utah

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 13:30
An alleged intruder was shot and injured Saturday night after breaking into a home in Lehi, police said. About 8:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to 391 N. 900 East on the report of a burglary in progress, according to a statement from Lehi police. The 20-year-old man had gotten into the second-level apartment and "was armed with a knife," Lehi Police Sgt. Robert Marshall said.
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Presidential Pretender Who Campaigned on Gun Control First to Call It Quits

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 13:25
On Monday, Eric Swalwell became the first of the many pretenders for the Democrat presidential nomination to bow (or perhaps slink) out of the race. The U.S. Congressman from California’s 15th District had tried to distinguish himself from the field by putting extreme gun control front and center in his messaging. The result was a campaign that lasted only four months and that relegated the 38-year-old lawmaker to obscurity.
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“Fact Checker:” Joe Biden’s “Gun Ban” Not a Gun Ban Because Some Guns Wouldn’t Be Banned

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 13:22
Facebook has teamed up with what it calls “third-party fact-checkers” to punish users of its platform that post information embarrassing or inconvenient to this outlook. Yet like most sources of what passes as “news” or “journalism” these days, these “independent” organizations have knowledge deficits and outright biases that color the information they provide to the public. Take, for example, Politifact’s assertion that a gun ban is not a gun ban if there are still guns left to be banned.
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Hollywood Fantasy v. Reality on Firearm Suppressors

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 13:19
It’s no secret that Hollywood has a very loose relationship with reality.  The movie industry, after all, is based on fantasy and escapism, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  If someone wants to forget about their daily struggles in the real world, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with sitting through the latest blockbuster; watching an improbable hero overcome overwhelming odds to save the day, America, Earth, or even the whole universe. Just try to remember not to confuse what you see on your screen with real life.
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USFWS Says Free NRA Hunter Ed Course Counts As P-R Match Dollars

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 07:54
Fairfax, Va.—Underscoring the NRA’s $3 million investment in hunting’s future in creating the most comprehensive, free online hunter education program nationwide, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced state wildlife agencies now may claim a dollar value of the NRA’s Free Online Hunter Education Course as in-kind match dollars to access federal Pittman-Robertson (P-R) grant funds. The move marks a major win for the NRA and state wildlife agencies, which rely on the P-R dollars administered by the USFWS’ Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Division for their fish and wildlife conservation programs, and is a giant step forward in bolstering states’ hunter recruitment efforts and the national NRA-backed R3 movement (Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation).
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California: Legislature Breaks for Summer Recess

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 04:55
The California Legislature has recessed for the summer and will return August 12 from the break. Last week, the following actions were taken by the Senate Public Safety Committee, Senate Natural Resources, and both the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committee. 
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Why These Defensive Uses of Firearms Should Disarm Second Amendment Skeptics

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 14:38
At a time when many high-profile politicians are comfortable proposing laws that impose serious burdens on the right to keep and bear arms, including the mass confiscation of commonly owned firearms, it’s important to remember that those same firearms are regularly used by average Americans to defend their life, liberty, and property.
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California: City of San Diego Considers Gun Control Ordinance

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 14:06
San Diego City Attorney, Mara Elliott has asked the City Council to consider a draft ordinance that would require mandatory locked storage of firearms in the home and would propose a conflicting law regarding the reporting of lost or stolen firearms.  Ms. Elliott works closely with gun control advocates in the City and made a strong effort to justify her request for the City to take action at the June meeting of the Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee. While the Committee was divided on the issue, the proposal did get enough votes to put it before the full City Council for consideration. 
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Frank Miniter: To Reduce Gun Violence, We Need to Do These Things

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 09:30
When he called the Republican-controlled Virginia Legislature to the state Capitol for a special session this week, Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam wasn’t really attempting to make changes to the state’s gun laws that would have stopped the murderer who killed a dozen people in Virginia Beach in May.
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