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California’s Ban on Large Capacity Magazines “Goes Too Far” -- Ninth Circuit Strikes Ban as Unconstitutional

Sat, 08/15/2020 - 15:52
In Duncan v. Becerra, a case supported by the NRA, the  United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that California’s ban on the possession of “large capacity magazines”(LCMs) violates the Second Amendment.
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Nebraska: Legislature Adjourns from 2020 Legislative Session

Fri, 08/14/2020 - 14:58
The Nebraska Legislature has adjourned from its 2020 Legislative Session without passing any gun control legislation.
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Guns Do Save Lives: Here's Nine Examples From Last Month Alone

Fri, 08/14/2020 - 10:43
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot recently blamed her city’s acute surge in gun violence on the lack of gun control laws in other states. As many commentators have pointed out, her assertions are factually incorrect to the point of absurdity.
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Kamala Harris Brings Gun Confiscation Support to Dem Presidential Ticket

Fri, 08/14/2020 - 09:12
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has done something unprecedented with his pick of Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) as his running mate: put a candidate on the presidential ticket who publicly supports gun confiscation. During her failed primary campaign, Harris was one of only a handful of candidates to explicitly advocate for the confiscation of what she estimated to be tens of millions of legally owned firearms.
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Albuquerque Resolution Calls for Re-Writing the New Mexico Constitution, Ripping Out the State Firearms Preemption Clause

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 12:14
During the 2019 session of the New Mexico Legislature, anti-gun Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham and state lawmakers who were elected with the support of New York billionaire Michael Bloomberg rammed legislation through which criminalized the private sale of firearms, over the strong objections of law-abiding citizens and law enforcement.  Opponents warned that the measure would be intrusive, ineffective and unenforceable.
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Record-Setting Interest in Self-Defense

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 13:42
Two trend lines related to our issue have diverged in a remarkable way that indicates that firearms and the 2nd Amendment are fundamental American mainstays. We’ve covered the string of record-breaking NICS background check numbers since the onset of the pandemic, and July NICS data continues that trend. New data from Gallup shows that gun control has slid further down Americans’ list of most important issues, and a deeper dive into NICS data suggests that new gun owners and the need for self-defense are driving the 2020 surge.
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Canadian Gun Rights Groups Condemn RCMP Letter

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 13:37
Gun rights groups like the Canadian Shooting Sports Association (CSSA), the National Firearms Association (NFA), and firearm owners across Canada continue to expose new problems with the “assault weapon”ban imposed by Trudeau’s Liberal government on May 1, 2020.   
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When Government Encourages Victimhood, You Have an Alternative

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 13:33
According to a report from the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the number of officers in the Minneapolis Police Department has been reduced 10 percent since May and the department “could lose as much as a third of its workforce by the end of the year.”Some on the city council have sought to abolish the police department. 
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Appellate Court Reinstates Challenge to Maryland’s Handgun Licensing Scheme

Mon, 08/10/2020 - 08:17
Last Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reinstated an NRA-supported challenge to Maryland’s convoluted handgun licensing scheme. An earlier trial court decision had dismissed the case on technical grounds, claiming the plaintiffs lacked standing to bring the lawsuit. Three judges of the Fourth Circuit overruled that erroneous decision, finding that a gun store plaintiff has standing to raise a Second Amendment challenge on behalf of its customers. The case is Maryland Shall Issue v. Hogan.
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California: Anti-Gun and Anti-Hunting Bills Continue to Move!

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 14:08
This week, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed SB 118, the budget trailer bill that includes an expansion of California's "Assault Weapons Control Act" and expedites the effective date on firearm parts checks from 2024 to 2022. Additionally, various policy committees continued to push anti-gun and anti-hunting legislation through the process. Below, are bills scheduled to be considered next week.
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New Hampshire: Governor Sununu Vetoes Firearm Seizure Bill

Fri, 08/07/2020 - 07:24
Today, Governor Chris Sununu vetoed legislation that sought to allow the suspension of your Second Amendment rights without due process.
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New Hampshire: Ask Gov. Sununu to Veto Firearm Seizure Bill

Thu, 08/06/2020 - 09:47
The General Court has transmitted House Bill 687 to Governor Chris Sununu for his consideration. HB 687 allows Second Amendment rights to be suspended without due process.
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California: Legislation Threatening Our Second Amendment Rights and Sporting Heritage Up This Week in Committee

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 11:03
This week, several committees will be hearing bills that impact both your Second Amendment Rights and hunting heritage in California.
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Maryland: Virtual HQL Training Approved

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 10:26
On July 28th, Maryland State Police (MSP) announced that due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, they amended their regulations to allow Qualified Handgun Instructors (QHI) to conduct the classroom instruction portion of Handgun Qualification License (HQL) training by real time, two-way virtual platforms. 
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Gun Licensees and Privacy in the Empire State

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 08:07
The Daily News, a New York City newspaper, recently filed a lawsuit to compel the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and licensing officials to release the full names, the type of license, and the residential zip codes of individuals who had been issued a firearm license or renewal in 2018, and who had not been granted an exemption from disclosure.
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Contrived Data at Odds with Lived Reality

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 08:02
Social science research is not as clear-cut as the hard sciences; research findings require interpretation and explanation. The findings have to be plausible. When the explanations are not grounded and experienced reality conflicts with the findings, the validity of the research should be questioned.
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2020 Democratic Party Platform Declares Total War on Second Amendment Rights

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 07:53
The national Democratic Party is no longer making any attempt to hide their antipathy towards guns and guns owners. Where once the party attempted to tailor their anti-gun messaging to appear moderate and appeal to some gun owners, the draft 2020 Democratic Party Platform contains a full-throated assault on firearms ownership and a blueprint for undermining every aspect of Second Amendment rights. Viewed in historical context, the draft 2020 Democratic Party Platform is the most anti-gun the party has ever put forward.
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Florida Alert! No Police, No Second Amendment, No guns, No Protection, No Freedom

Fri, 07/31/2020 - 17:38
Wake up America! Do you get it yet?  Do you understand what the gun ban proponents are trying to do?  They want to ban your guns and abolish police.  WHY? Because then we can't defend ourselves, our families, our community and our nation against the enemies of Freedom.
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California: The Legislature Reconvenes With Gun Control Back in the Budget!

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 16:20
Today, July 27th, the California Legislature reconvened from the extended summer recess. As you recall, just prior to recess, the California Assembly sent AB 88, the Public Safety Budget Trailer Bill that was riddled with anti-gun language, back to the Senate for additional work. Unfortunately, when it comes to gun control and the California Legislature, some things never change. The Assembly is expected to vote this week on SB 118, another Public Safety Trailer Bill with identical anti-gun provisions. SB 118 expands California's "Assault Weapons Control Act" and expedites the effective date for precursor firearm part restrictions. 
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Virginia: Falls Church Considering Gun Ban Tonight

Mon, 07/27/2020 - 15:33
Today, at 7:30PM, the Falls Church City Council will consider banning firearms in certain public locations.
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