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Canada: Trudeau says he's looking abroad for ideas on curbing guns

Tue, 07/31/2018 - 10:16
The shooting has reignited the debate over gun control across the country. Last week, Toronto city council approved a motion urging the federal government to ban handgun sales in the city, and calling on the province to outlaw the sale of handgun ammunition in Toronto.
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Judge blocks gun control groups' lawsuit to stop downloadable 3D-printed guns

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 10:07
A federal judge on Friday tossed out a motion from three national gun control groups seeking a last-minute halt to a settlement that would allow for blueprints of 3-D printed firearms to be posted and dowloaded online.
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The Libertarian Case For Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 10:06
All this goes without mentioning other issues that make libertarian ears ring, ranging from the Second Amendment—he would’ve struck down DC’s gun-registration requirement and ban on semi-automatic rifles, using an historical rather than a “tiers of scrutiny” approach—to a skepticism of broad judicial deference (Chevron, Auer, etc.) to executive agencies. As he repeated at his nomination ceremony, “the Constitution’s separation of powers protects individual liberty.”
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Washington Post reporter surprised to discover some guns more dangerous than others

Mon, 07/30/2018 - 10:05
A recent story in that paper cites new research which found a direct correlation between caliber size and shooting lethality. The bigger the bullet a gun fires, those researchers discovered, the more damage it will do to another human being. That’s enough for writer Christopher Ingraham to conclude that “not all guns are created equal.” But that is obvious, not groundbreaking.
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New York Daily News’ Anti-Gun Hijinx Stinks as Paper Sinks

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 14:46
The New York Daily News announced this week that that it was cutting half of its newsroom staff in response to plummeting revenues and circulation. The once-great paper, a New York institution known for its pithy headlines and tabloid format that commuters found easy to read on buses and trains, is failing.
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Schumer Goes Full Semi-automatic

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 13:21
Everybody knows you never go full semiautomatic. That is, except Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and his anti-gun comrades. On July 22, the Senate minority leader decided to fear-monger about homemade 3D-printed firearms following a Justice Department settlement that will permit firearm schematics to be more readily shared online. Wailing that “America is going to get a lot less safe,” Schumer claimed that such firearms “are not only scary, they’re outright dangerous in the way they can mimic the look and the capacity of a hardened, fully semiautomatic weapon.” A day later, Michael Bloomberg front-group Moms Demand Action re-posted Schumer’s comments on their twitter feed.
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Canada: Toronto Politicians Push Nationwide Handgun Ban, Feds to Consider Proposal

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 13:17
Canadian gun control advocates’ goal of civilian disarmament came further into focus this week following a tragic shooting Sunday in Toronto that killed two people and wounded 13. As law enforcement officials were still working to determine where attacker Faisal Hussain had obtained the pistol used in the shooting, various Toronto politicians called for a total ban on the sale or possession of handguns in Canada’s most populous city and for federal legislation that would ban the sale and possession of all handguns and semiautomatic firearms nationwide. Canada’s Liberal-led federal government has expressed its support for further gun control, and is reported to be contemplating a total handgun ban.
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Ninth Circuit Stunner: Second Amendment Protects Public Open Carry!

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 13:12
Gun control advocates undoubtedly awoke with a piercing headache Wednesday morning as the news sunk in that the U.S. appellate court for America’s largest circuit has recognized that the Second Amendment protects a right to openly carry loaded firearms in public for self-defense. The ruling came Tuesday in the case of Young v. State of Hawaii.
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New York Times Revels in Mass Gun Destruction Photo-Essay

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 13:07
The term “gun porn” – which can be derogatory or not, depending on the context – refers to photographs that unabashedly celebrate the engineering and artistry of firearms. It pokes fun at the idea that there is something about seeing shiny chrome or deep bluing on a well-crafted receiver that quickens the pulse of Second Amendment advocates and firearm enthusiasts. Who wouldn’t, after all, want those guns for themselves?
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Appeals Court Tees Up Interstate Handgun Sale Ban for Possible Supreme Court Review

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 12:59
Last week in Mance v. Sessions, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit denied, by one vote, a request for a rehearing of the case by the full panel of the court, and confirmed the reversal of a lower court decision that had ruled the interstate handgun sale ban to be unconstitutional.
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Virginia governor assails school system’s plan to arm teachers

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 09:09
The five-member School Board in Lee County, a small system in Virginia’s far southwest, voted unanimously earlier this month to select an undisclosed number of teachers and staff members to carry concealed weapons or store them in safes on school property.
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Ireland: ‘Huge drop’ in gun dealerships leading to ‘more smuggling’

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 09:08
The IGTA said current “overly-strict controls” and “bureaucratic conditions” on legitimate dealers have led to “a decrease in their business and an increase in the smuggling of shooting products into the country”.
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Vermont: Gov. Scott's popularity plummets after backing gun control

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 08:53
But Scott might get voted off the island. While he had a 65-21 approval-disapproval rating among Vermonters in the first quarter, he has fallen to 47 percent approval, 42 percent disapproval in this week’s findings, tarnishing his both-sides-of-the-street cred. The likeliest reason for the plummet in his popularity is a landmark gun-control law he signed in April amid protests in this historically gun-friendly state.
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NRA Challenges Fraudulent Ballot Petitions in Washington

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 08:47
NRA is challenging the Washington Secretary of State's decision to certify fraudulent ballot petitions for sweeping gun control measures on the November ballot. 
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Florida: Self-defense law is misunderstood

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 08:44
In response to The Sun’s July 25 editorial, “Florida law encourages shootings,” some education and clarification are needed on the history and use of Florida’s misnamed “stand your ground” law and the term “castle doctrine.”
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Guns or marijuana? Some patients will have to make the choice

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 08:43
As Louisiana's medical marijuana program takes shape some patients might have to make a difficult choice: keep their gun ownership rights or participate in the program.
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Mississippi: Attorney General says gun restriction signs in courthouse illegal

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 08:43
The fight over enhanced conceal carry rights in courthouses is getting bigger.Now, the State Attorney General’s office has sent Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson a warning. The signs he has posted at the Harrison County Courthouse concerning firearms are illegal, and they must come down or change in 30 days.
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Washington: State Supreme Court clarifies when felons can regain gun rights

Fri, 07/27/2018 - 08:42
People in Washington state who want to have their gun rights restored after a felony conviction must be crime-free for five years, but it doesn’t have to be the five years immediately before they petition.
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I Used to Hate Guns and the NRA. Then I Was Mugged.

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 15:27
I’d hated guns since I was a teenager. It was a gun that killed John Lennon, after all. Guns killed President John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Martin Luther King. Get rid of the guns, problem solved—or so I thought. In December of 2012, I even tweeted President Barack Obama, urging him to repeal the Second Amendment and “stop” the National Rifle Association. (Never mind that a president can’t do either by himself.)
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Florida Candidate Loses Endorsement for Supporting Gun Control

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 13:59
The previous endorsement for Fred Costello has been rescinded and his rating has been changed from an “A” to a “?” due to his recent statements in support of Florida’s gun control bill, SB 7026.
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