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Professor Elizabeth Warren Offers Class in Political Linguistics

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 20:26
Gun control advocates understand the power of language, if not the effective use of it. Over the years the anti-gun establishment has attempted to move away from the term “gun control” to more benign-sounding alternatives such as “commonsense gun safety” or “gun reform.” Their goal of civilian disarmament has remained constant, but the language has changed. Gun control advocates calculate that such shifts in language will further their political aims by obscuring their policy goals.
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Florida Alert! State Fights Cities & Counties on Gun Law

Mon, 11/25/2019 - 12:54
Pointing to a “hierarchical relationship” with local governments, the state late Friday asked an appeals court to uphold a 2011 law that has threatened tough penalties if city and county officials approve gun regulations.
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Member Spotlight: Meet an NRA Virginia mom who is telling voters to ‘watch out’ for Bloomberg’s tricks in 2020

Fri, 11/22/2019 - 15:13
Suburban women are expected to play a pivotal role in the 2020 elections, which is why a lot of political groups are attempting to appeal to them. One of Bloomberg’s groups, Moms Demand Action, is styled to fool voters into thinking their extreme beliefs are representative of all suburban moms. And earlier this month in Virginia, this billionaire-funded group spent an enormous amount of money to flip a few seats and win a thin, anti-gun majority in the state legislature. Pro-gun suburban women in Virginia were outraged by the misleading campaign. We spoke with one, NRA member Megan Boland, who says the tactics employed by anti-gun groups in Virginia should serve as a cautionary tale to pro-gun suburban women across the country.  
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California: City of Carson Defeats Unconstitutional Resolution Targeting Lawful Gun Owners

Wed, 11/20/2019 - 12:38
For the second time, the Carson City Council defeated Mayor Robles’ resolution (4 to 1) that would only effect law-abiding citizens.  The City Council also voted 4 to 1 to not bring this resolution back up for another vote. 
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Florida Alert! Update on NRA Lawsuit in Florida 18-21-Year-Old Sales Ban Case

Tue, 11/19/2019 - 14:04
The National Rifle Association has abandoned an effort to keep secret the identities of two young adults in a challenge to a state law raising the age to purchase rifles and other long guns.
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California: City of Carson Pushing Another Unconstitutional Resolution Targeting Lawful Gun Owners

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 18:10
Tomorrow, November 19 at 5pm PST, the Carson City Council will be considering Resolution 19-186, which mirrors the failed attempt from September.  
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Pennsylvania: Senate Sends Pro-Hunting Legislation to Governor!

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 16:37
Today, Senate Bill 147 passed the Pennsylvania General Assembly when the Senate voted 38-11 to concur with the bill as amended by the House. It will now go to Governor Tom Wolf for his signature.
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Sanders Burns the 2020 Democratic Primary Gun Control Agenda

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 09:49
As anti-gun as the 2020 Democratic presidential contenders have exposed themselves to be, much of the field still gives lip-service to the Second Amendment and the Constitution. Take for instance Joe Biden. The leading candidate’s campaign has said that Biden will seek to “respect the Second Amendment” and that “as president, Biden will pursue constitutional, common-sense gun safety policies.” However, take a critical look at the vast majority of the Democratic field for any limiting principle that would preclude even the most severe forms of gun control (like gun confiscation) and you will come up wanting.
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Trading Freedom for Safety

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 09:45
“[N]othing is more important than ensuring that our fellow students feel safe,” explained the editors of The Daily Northwestern, the campus newspaper at Northwestern University. The statement was part of a lengthy apology published by the editors, after reporters had covered a public speech (and related disruptions and protests) by former Attorney General and current senatorial candidate, Jeff Sessions, at the university.
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Joe Biden and His Gift for Gaffes

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 09:43
When the Democrats who are seeking their party’s nomination to run against Donald Trump in 2020 start talking about guns, anyone who supports our right to keep and bear arms knows to be concerned. Of course, the details regarding how law-abiding gun owners will be targeted by whomever prevails to face Trump vary, depending on who is speaking. But every single one of them can clearly state how much he or she dislikes firearms in the hands of law-abiding citizens, and what they will do to try to undermine the Second Amendment and our right to self-defense.
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No Protection for the Law that Protects the Firearm Industry: Supreme Court Passes on PLCAA Case

Mon, 11/18/2019 - 09:04
A law designed to protect the firearm industry from frivolous litigation is now in jeopardy thanks to inaction by the U.S. Supreme Court, which earlier this month passed on a petition to review a case creating a new exception to the law’s protection. The case before the Supreme Court was Remington Arms v. Soto.
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Kentucky: Committee to Consider Firearm Seizures Without Due Process

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 06:52
On Friday, November 22nd, the Kentucky state Interim Joint Committee on Judiciary will consider so called “red-flag laws.” Though no legislation has been introduced, such laws usually allow for Second Amendment rights to be suspended and firearms seized without due process.
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A New Candidate for Confiscator-in-Chief

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 05:09
Former Texas Congressman Robert Francis O’Rourke abandoned his run for President last week, once again leaving a void for the most strident anti-gun candidate seeking the Democrat nomination. Even before declaring his candidacy for President, California Representative Eric Swalwell raised the specter of banning AR-15s and similar firearms, forcing Americans to turn them in through a confiscation scheme mislabeled as a “mandatory buyback,” then “go[ing] after” resisters. He even famously “joked” about using nukes to enforce his scheme.
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Strong Firearms Preemption Laws are More Important Than Ever

Mon, 11/11/2019 - 05:04
In recent weeks, gun owners have been given two prime examples of just how important strong firearms preemption laws are to the vibrant exercise of Second Amendment rights. On October 22, the Montana Supreme Court struck down a Missoula ordinance that purported to restrict city residents’ ability to transfer firearms. On October 29, Allegheny County Common Pleas Senior Judge Joseph M. James struck down a raft of Pittsburgh ordinances that purported to regulate the use of firearms in public places within the city and provide for the confiscation of firearms without due process. In both instances the tribunals pointed to the state firearms preemption statute as precluding the locality’s anti-gun efforts.
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Wisconsin: Legislators Protect Second Amendment, Adjourn Special Session

Fri, 11/08/2019 - 12:17
On November 7th, the Wisconsin Legislature adjourned from its special session not long after it was convened. Governor Tony Evers’ latest attempt to pass gun control failed.
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Kentucky: State Senator Damon Thayer Receives NRA-ILA Defender of Freedom Award

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 12:08
On November 12, 2019, state Senator Damon Thayer (R-17) will receive the Defender of Freedom Award from the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action in recognition of his tireless efforts to defend liberty and protect the interests of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen in Kentucky.
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Background check bill facing uphill battle in Ohio Senate

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 09:32
When do you know your legislation is facing an uphill battle? When the chairman of the committee is calling elements of it out on the carpet for not being clear enough in its first hearing.​ That is exactly what happened to State Senators Cecil Thomas and Peggy Lehner as they introduced a bill they say would close loopholes that allow private sellers to transfer firearms at gun shows without needing to get a background check first.​
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After Democratic legislative gains, Virginia governor vows new gun-control push

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 09:26
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s push for new gun control laws after the May massacre of 12 people in Virginia Beach flopped when the Republican-controlled state legislature acquiesced to his call for a July special session but left without a vote.
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Wisconsin: Special Session On Gun Control Convenes

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 08:01
Because the Legislature defended your freedom and did not accede to his demands, Governor Tony Evers issued an executive order for a “special” session that convenes today, November 7. Gov. Evers previously tried to undermine your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms through a confiscation scheme devoid of due process and the criminalization of private transfers – and he’s hoping you won’t notice his stubborn attempt to steal your rights again.
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