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Florida governor suspends Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 15:40
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who faced criticism over his department’s response to the deadly Parkland, Florida, school shooting last year, was officially suspended by new Gov. Ron DeSantis on Friday. "Sheriff Israel has repeatedly failed and has demonstrated a pattern of poor leadership," DeSantis said in a statement.
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Now With More Banning! Dianne Feinstein Introduces “Updated” Federal “Assault Weapons” Ban

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 14:31
On Wednesday, longtime gun control extremist Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the latest version of her perennial bid to rid America of its most popular types of rifles, as well as the standard capacity magazines that come with most modern firearms.
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To prevent shooting tragedies, many state, local governments across U.S. debate arming teachers

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 13:48
Nearly a year after a shooting massacre at a Florida high school, state and local governments across the country are still wrestling over the idea of arming teachers to protect students. This week a school board in Pennsylvania’s coal mining region postponed implementing a policy allowing its teachers to be the first in the state to carry concealed, district-issued guns, pending a court challenge on the policy’s legality.
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Editorial: On school safety, Judd prevailed

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 13:46
Few who have ever listened to him can doubt Sheriff Grady Judd’s power of persuasion. That was evident last month. In the aftermath of the Valentine’s Day massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, which ended with the murders of 14 students and three faculty members, the debate over school safety was largely dominated by those who insisted that the preferred method of protecting children involved stripping people of their constitutionally protected gun rights. Judd, however, was not one of them. And he used his perch as a member of the special task force assigned to investigate the shooting by former Gov. Rick Scott to argue that school personnel, including classroom teachers, must have a fighting chance in such incidents.
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Brazil Awaits Policies After Bolsonaro's Campaign Fireworks

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 13:43
For all the promise of a radical break with politics-as-usual and a downsizing of government during Jair Bolsonaro’s turbulent election campaign, his presidency is off to a rather unspectacular start. Watered down plans to liberalize gun laws finally look set to receive presidential approval.
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New York: Wyoming County Supervisors take Second Amendment stand

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 13:41
As a rural area, Wyoming County has its share of hunters and firearms enthusiasts. The NY SAFE Act gun control law met opposition from a wide swath of area residents when it was approved six years ago and Second Amendment rights continue to be a concern for them, which was part of why the county’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday approved a resolution titled “Opposing Infringements on the Rights of Legitimate Firearm Owners.”
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Ald. Edward Burke's attempted extortion charge looms over Chicago mayoral forum

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 13:37
Exactly a week after federal authorities charged powerful Ald. Edward Burke with attempted extortion, the topic of the embattled 50-year machine politician — and his ties to some of Chicago’s mayoral candidates — took center stage at a Northwest Side forum Thursday night.  
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Monster Mistake, Take Two?

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 13:33
Capitulating to radical, anti-gun extremism has become acceptable to some within the business community in recent years, especially for companies that seem to care little about our rights protected by the U.S. Constitution.  We’ve seen banks cave in to small, but vocal groups of gun-ban advocates when they have pledged to restructure how, or even if, they will do business with manufacturers and distributers of completely lawful products.  Dick’s Sporting Goods made news when it decided to publicly embrace the anti-gun agenda.  Things have not gone so well with that decision.  But anti-gun political correctness was raised (or should that be lowered?) to a new level by Feld Entertainment, which owns the touring monster truck show known as Monster Jam.
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Background Checks: No Impact on Criminals

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 13:30
We have seen a generation of gun-grabbers rise and fall. The new generation of gun-grabbers are pushing for the same tired and baseless policies that won’t so much as inconvenience criminals. We understand the emotional response to violence and the desire to “do something.”
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Canada’s Gun Control Advocates Boast Handgun Ban is “Within Reach”

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 13:28
On August 28, 2018, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau instructed Bill Blair, his minister of Border Security and Organized Crime Reduction, to examine the feasibility of “a full ban on handguns and assault weapons in Canada.” A government website established as part of the public consultation process on this issue confirms that “The Prime Minister has publicly committed to examining all options relating to a handgun ban.”
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Media Contagion Effect and Mass Shootings

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 13:18
Writing for Editor & Publisher, freelance journalist Angela Morris asked recently, “Do Journalists Deserve Some Blame for America’s Mass Shootings?” A review of the evidence summarized by Morris should serve as a stark warning for journalists who cover mass shootings.
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Textual analysis of HR8, bill to "To require a background check for every firearm sale"

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 19:35
This week, U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-Calif.) introduced HR8. According to the title, the bill is "To require a background check for every firearm sale." The bill does that--and a great deal more. Summary HR8 requires that loans, gifts, and sales of firearms be processed by a gun store. The same fees, paperwork, and permanent record-keeping apply as to buying a new gun from the store. If you loan a gun to a friend without going to the gun store, the penalty is the same as for knowingly selling a gun to a convicted violent felon. Likewise, when the friend returns the gun, another trip to the gun store is necessary, upon pain of felony.
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Tell Your Members of Congress to Oppose “Universal” Background Check Bills

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 14:26
This week two bills were introduced in Congress to impose so-called “universal” background checks. The bills, H.R. 8 and S. 42, are being misleadingly described as simply requiring background checks on all sales of firearms, but this is just a small part of what these overbroad pieces of legislation would do. 
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NRA Applauds Sen. Cornyn for Introducing Reciprocity Legislation

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 12:43
On behalf of our more than 5 million members across the country, the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) today applauded the introduction of S. 69, The Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2019, sponsored by Sen. John Cornyn (TX).
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NRA Backs Bills to Make Hoosiers Safer

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 08:56
The National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) is backing two bills in the Indiana State Legislature that would give law-abiding Hoosiers greater opportunities to defend themselves. 
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Get Ready for a Financial Assault on the Second Amendment

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 08:33
Maxine Waters has taken over the House Financial Services Committee California Democrat Maxine Waters is the new chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee. To judge from the party’s past behavior and the various proposals emanating from the left, Waters’s Democrats are going to pressure banks, credit unions, and payment companies to severely curtail and even terminate their relationships with firearm manufacturers, licensed gun retailers, and law-abiding citizens exercising their right to purchase and own firearms. In other words, they will use political pressure to force private institutions into creating social policy that threatens constitutional rights.
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Dems introduce new federal semi-automatic ‘assault weapon’ ban that includes pistol braces

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 08:27
Democrats lead by U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Wednesday rolled out their most sweeping assault weapons ban proposal since 1994. The planned Assault Weapon Ban of 2019 targets the sale, transfer, manufacture, and importation of “military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines,” as defined by the California Democrat and her co-sponsors, Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut. Besides outlawing 205 gun models by name — Feinstein’s original 1994 ban only listed around 20 specific models — the proposal would also define an “assault weapon” as a semi-automatic with a detachable magazine that included one of a list of cosmetic features that are deemed “military characteristics” such as a threaded barrel, pistol grip or folding stock. This is less lenient than the previous ban which allowed a “features test” that included two such characteristics.
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GOP's Kilgore Says Northam's Gun Control Bills 'Dead on Arrival'

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:35
The Republican lawmaker from Southwest, who supports the Second Amendment, said Governor Northam's gun control bills were "dead on arrival" and did not expect any of them to advance to the House floor.
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Bloomberg-Backed Lawmakers Launch All-Out Attack on Your Second Amendment Rights: Gun Control Bills Pre-Filed for 2019 Legislative Session

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:33
While the New Mexico Legislature will not convene for its 60-day Regular Session until January 15, anti-gun lawmakers who support Bloomberg’s radical gun control agenda have already started pre-filing unprecedented attacks on your Second Amendment rights.
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Western Caucus Rebukes Introduction of Speaker Pelosi's Gun Control Bill

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 12:08
Today, members of the Congressional Western Caucus released statements rebuking the introduction of H.R.8, Speaker Pelosi's gun control bill.
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