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Surprise: Study Finds No Rise in Violent Crime Attributable to Adopting Right-to-Carry Laws

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 14:15
As we’ve noted recently, much research purporting to demonstrate connections between access to guns or right-to-carry laws and increases in crime is seriously flawed.  Often it's an attempt to curtail or eliminate Americans’ rights under the Second Amendment rather than unbiased scientific research.
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New Jersey: Third Circuit Court Refuses to Stop Unconstitutional Magazine Ban

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:05
Yesterday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit allowed an unconstitutional magazine ban to proceed with its December 10th deadline by a 2-1 decision.
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Ohio: Self-Defense Legislation Passes Senate Immediately Heads to House for Concurrence

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:29
Today, the Ohio State Senate passed Substitute House Bill 228 by a vote of 19 - 10.   While the legislation was amended, Sub. HB 228 still contains important protections for the Second Amendment and Ohio’s gun owners.
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Dick’s Sporting Goods Says Gun-Control Stance Hurt Business, May Close Field & Stream stores

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 07:25
Dick's Sporting Goods told investors during the Goldman Sachs Retailing Conference that its gun-control stance hurt sales of its hunting business, outdoors business, and that it may close its outdoor-focused Field & Stream stores.
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House Democrats look to roll back little-known rule allowing guns in the Capitol

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 07:24
House Democrats are looking to roll back a little-known, five-decade-old Capitol Hill regulation that allows members of Congress to keep guns in their offices and carry them around the Capitol grounds.
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Federal appeals court upholds New Jersey's law limiting gun magazine capacity

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 07:24
A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld New Jersey’s law restricting the size of firearm magazines to 10 rounds, saying it doesn’t run afoul of the Second Amendment and will help save lives by giving victims more time to flee while a shooter reloads.
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Ohio’s proposed ‘Stand Your Ground’ bill moves closer to vote in Senate

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 07:23
The bill could receive a vote on the Senate floor this week. Dozens packed into the Ohio Senate Committee hearing Tuesday night to express concerns about HB228. It was the second day of testimony that will continue through Thursday. Several Republican senators were noticeably absent from that hearing.
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Newly empowered Democrats ramp up calls for stronger gun control

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 07:22
Prominent Democrats plan on Thursday to begin ramping up calls for stronger gun control at the start of a new push to use their strengthened voice in Washington to make progress on an issue that bitterly divides America.
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Washington: State gun control group looks to restrict standard-capacity magazines, more

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 07:22
The Alliance for Gun Responsibility unveiled its legislative agenda for 2019 Wednesday evening.
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California: Firearm Excise Tax Legislation Introduced

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 13:06
This week, the California Legislature convened for an organizational session and swearing in ceremonies for legislators. During their short stint in Sacramento several new anti-gun proposals were introduced, including Assembly Bill 18, sponsored by Assembly Member Marc Levine (D-10).
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Oklahoma: Constitutional Carry Pre-Filed in the Senate for 2019

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:44
Recently, Senator Nathan Dahm pre-filed constitutional carry legislation, Senate Bill 12 for the 2019 Legislative Session. 
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Warning to New Mexico Gun Owners: Expect Unprecedented Attacks On Your Second Amendment Rights During The 2019 Legislative Session

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 12:34
While the New Mexico Legislature will not convene for its 60-day Regular Session until January 15, lawmakers can start prefiling bills on December 17. 
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How Dick’s Sporting Goods Decided to Change Its Gun Policy

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 07:47
Dick’s expects same-store sales to fall between 3% and 4% this year, in line with the calculations it made in February, Mr. Stack said Tuesday. The vast majority of the sales weakness is due to the company’s decision on guns, he said, as those under 21 aren’t buying guns and some gun enthusiasts have stopped shopping at Dick’s. “It’s as expected.”
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House Dems to introduce bill to criminalize private firearms transfers: report

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 07:46
Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) plans to introduce a bill that will require universal background checks, according to the news outlet.
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Rep. Scalise Explains to 'The View' Why His Position on Gun Control Hasn't Changed After Being Shot

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 07:45
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) explained his firm pro-Second Amendment stance to ‘View’ host Whoopi Goldberg Tuesday.
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Michael Bloomberg focuses on climate change, gun control in his first visit to Iowa

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 07:44
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg made his debut Iowa appearance as a possible presidential candidate Tuesday with a message hyper-focused on curbing the effects of climate change and reducing gun violence.
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Freshman Lawmakers in Congress ready to use new-won power

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 07:44
"We know that all of our issues are tied and are the same," she added. "There is no health care justice without gun violence reform."
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American kids are 'political pawns' in gun control battle, CEOs say

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 07:43
America's partisan standoff over gun regulation has made pawns of the nation's youth, the heads of two companies that supported tighter firearm restrictions complained Tuesday.
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California: Contra Costa supervisors ask state to ban gun shows at fairgrounds

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 07:42
Deciding that gun shows don’t belong at the county fairgrounds, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Tuesday to ask the state to ban them.
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Sheriff: Woman kills jail escapee who kicks in her door

Tue, 12/04/2018 - 17:20
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An inmate who had escaped minutes earlier from a county jail in South Carolina was shot and killed by a woman after he kicked in her back door, the local sheriff said.
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