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Sen. Mike Lee: Why I Objected to a Bill That Would Ban 3D Gun Designs

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 08:55
Following Trump’s tweet, however, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., went to the Senate floor and tried to pass a bill by unanimous consent (meaning there would be no roll call vote, the bill would just pass the Senate immediately without any debate) that would have banned the mere publication of any designs for a plastic gun that could be produced by a 3D printer.
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Gun Control Becomes Speech Control

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 08:55
In a recent editorial demanding censorship of legal, unclassified information about firearms, The Washington Post mentioned freedom of speech in passing but immediately dismissed its relevance.
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California: Lodi Teen Kicked Out Of Class Over NRA Shirt

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 08:54
An angry mother is speaking out after she says a Lodi High School history teacher targeted students wearing T-shirts advertising the National Rifle Association.
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Washington: NRA and SAF File Lawsuit Against City of Edmonds

Wed, 08/08/2018 - 08:03
On Tuesday, August 7th, the NRA and the Second Amendment Foundation filed a lawsuit against the City of Edmonds to invalidate the mandatory firearm storage ordinance that was recently passed by the Edmonds City Council.
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Anti-Gun Protests Focus on NRA when More Evidence Shows Local Problems

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 14:51
In the months following the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the citizens of Broward County have been subjected to ever-growing evidence community leaders have been culpable -- or at a minimum, neglectful in their duties. Now we learn of more problems, even as the focus of activists continues to be elsewhere.
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NRA-ILA Launches Major Advertising Campaign Urging Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 10:43
Fairfax, Va.— The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) launched a seven-figure national and regional advertising campaign on Tuesday urging the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Cuomo targets the NRA — and free speech

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 09:06
Cuomo, you see, has essentially weaponized the state's regulatory authorities to go after a political organization with which he disagrees. It is also an organization that will stand in his way if he really does run for president.
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Downloadable Gun Designs Are Here To Stay, Whether Politicians Like It Or Not

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 07:31
It would be nice if the courts were to acknowledge that sharing the designs for firearms online is just like printing them up and distributing them in a book—that is, an act of free speech protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It would be nice, and it's a point even conceded by at least one of the state attorneys general trying to stop Defense Distributed from sharing such plans online, but the legal nod is hardly necessary. The internet is a nearly perfect medium for distributing information no matter what the law says, which is something that politicians should have learned when they declared war on Napster almost two decades ago without making a dent in file-sharing. Just like shared music and movie files, downloadable gun plans are here to stay.
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Texas: Senators urge arming more Texas teachers, counseling more students

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 07:31
In a school safety report, Texas senators on Monday recommended more funding to train and arm school personnel, but they did not endorse extreme risk protective orders that advocates say could help prevent more school shootings.
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Florida armed bystander stops gunman at crowded back-to-school event at park, police say

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 07:30
An armed bystander shot a man who opened fire at a Florida park filled with over 100 people -- including children -- for a Saturday back-to-school cookout, officials said.
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Canada: Tory seeks gun control with letter to Trudeau

Tue, 08/07/2018 - 07:29
In the missive sent to the PMO last Friday, but released to the media on Monday, Tory asked, “Why does anyone in the city of Toronto need a gun? Frankly, if we don’t have a good answer for that question then it’s time we do something about it.”
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Canada: Social Democrats Demand Handgun Bans, Feds “Open to All Options”

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 13:54
Much like their U.S. counterparts, Canada’s gun control advocates are using tragedy to advance their pre-existing civilian disarmament agenda. Last week, following a shooting in Toronto’s Greektown neighborhood in which two died and 13 were wounded, the Toronto City Council voted in support of a federal ban on all handguns and semiautomatic firearms, and a requirement that gun owners store their firearms at repositories rather than at home. This week brought further anti-gun activism as the third largest party in Canada’s House of Commons called for urban handgun bans and Liberal Party Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed his government’s intent to consider a wide array of gun controls.
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Texas Tech police say the campus carry law makes Tech safer

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 13:48
Campus carry has been law in Texas for two years now, and Texas Tech police say the law makes the university a safer place.
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NRA Challenges I-1639 “Bait and Switch”

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 13:05
Proving that money can’t buy everything, Washington State’s most recent anti-gun ballot initiative may end up being derailed over a failure to comply with mandatory legal requirements, despite seven-figure funding through hefty donations from local billionaires and other big donors.
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Government-funded Researchers Discover Basic Ballistics

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 12:34
Each year, Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) publishes the Wastebook, a project developed by former Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) in 2008. The document details the most ridiculous instances of federal government largesse, such as $1.7 million for a hologram comedy club in Jamestown, N.Y., $450,000 for National Science Foundation-funded research that determined dinosaurs couldn’t sing, and $230,000 for a National Institutes of Health-funded study showing that rhesus macaques are aroused by the color red. For the 2018 edition, Flake’s staff may want to examine a recent U.S. Bureau of Justice Assistance-funded study that came to the shocking conclusion that larger caliber firearms are more deadly than relatively smaller caliber firearms.
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Murphy, gun control groups ramp up fight against Kavanaugh

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 10:47
Gun control groups, who are among the most active in the “stop Kavanaugh” movement, were helped by Sen. Chris Murphy on Thursday as they ratcheted up their opposition to President Donald Trump’s choice to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court.
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Printable guns are possible, but don't count on them to get the job done

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 10:47
Regardless, little will change. Defense Distributed founder Cody Wilson first published blueprints for a printable gun called the Liberator more than five years ago. The files were removed after government demands, but a fundamental feature of the internet is that information never disappears. A search engine query can still surface copies of Wilson’s design files on internet archives and piracy sites across the web.
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Canada: Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh urges prime minister to let cities ban handguns

Fri, 08/03/2018 - 10:46
Federal NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is formally asking the prime minister to immediately give cities the leeway to ban handguns.
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Washington Initiative 1639: The signature gathering for gun initiative seems to have been flawed

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 16:19
At this point, the debate over Initiative 1639 isn’t over whether it will be good law, but whether the law was followed in qualifying it for the ballot. Last week, Secretary of State Kim Wyman certified I-1639, which seeks to raise the minimum age to buy semi-automatic rifles to 21 from 18, require enhanced background checks and require gun owners to secure firearms kept in their homes, for the November ballot.
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A 3D Freakout

Thu, 08/02/2018 - 08:18
Legally this whole brouhaha is much ado about nothing.Psychologically, though . . . in one fell swoop, a large number of people have realized that their aspirations for gun control are DOA. They have realized that the technology was well beyond what they had imagined.
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