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Gov Phil Scott’s (VT) approval rating topples after signing gun control bills

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 10:16
Gov. Phil Scott saw a sharp drop in approval in the second quarter of 2018, the latest Morning Consult poll shows, a plummet that political analysts are attributing to his decision earlier this year to tighten the state’s gun laws. Two other recent polls have shown Scott struggling with his own political base, but unlike those polls, Morning Consult conducts regular polling showing changes over time. Scott, who last quarter was one of the most popular governors in the country, is now one of the least. The new poll shows him dropping from the list of top 10 most liked governors and falling to just three spots away from the 10 least popular state executives.  
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Hawaii gun enthusiasts welcome appeals court ruling

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 08:05
Renyold Studler, head gunsmith at Honolulu Firearms & Range on Queen Street, wears a Sig Sauer 1911 .45-caliber ACP semi-automatic pistol in a holster while he’s in the shop to protect merchandise, customers and his co-workers.
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‘Open carry’ rejected by Hawaii lawmakers

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 08:04
Senate Judiciary Committee Vice Chairman Karl Rhoads, who has introduced a number of bills in the House and Senate over the years to make Hawaii gun control laws more strict, said allowing people to openly carry loaded firearms in public is “a terrible idea.”
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Federal court weighs challenge to Boston gun restrictions

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 08:03
A federal appeals court on Wednesday weighed whether the U.S. Constitution guarantees a right to carry guns in public for self-defense in a lawsuit challenging the firearm licensing policies of two Massachusetts municipalities including Boston.
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Hawaii: Hilo veteran has pushed for gun rights for 6 years

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 08:03
George Young Jr., a Chinese-Hawaiian Vietnam veteran from Hilo, wasn’t surprised after winning a lawsuit for the right to openly carry a gun for protection, a victory that could have significant implications for the Aloha State.
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With Kavanaugh, Court Could Take Aim at Gun Control Laws

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 08:02
For the past eight years, the high court has avoided major cases addressing the extent to which Congress or state lawmakers can pass laws that restrict firearms — and Thomas and other conservative justices have noted their objections.
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State Department defends allowing publication of blueprints to 3D print guns

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 08:01
While a State Department spokesperson pointed out that "the court did not rule in favor of the plaintiffs in this case," the administration settled anyway, in part, because there's no added public safety threat because "certain firearms and related items... are widely available" already, the spokesperson told ABC News.
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Oops! Anti-gun N.J. lawmakers look to fix high-capacity magazine ban that also includes cops

Thu, 07/26/2018 - 08:00
Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law last month limiting the size of firearms magazines in New Jersey to 10 rounds as part of a package of bills meant to tighten the state's already strict gun laws.But the measure, which made possession of larger magazines a crime, with a few exceptions, had unintended consequences for police officers in the Garden State.
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'WHERE ARE THE COPS?': home-invasion victims waited 14 minutes for police

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 16:17
Shannon Gaasch says she had just gone to bed when she heard the sound of glass shattering. Someone had thrown a brick through her friend’s door and were inside the house. For nearly 15 minutes, Gaasch was on the phone with 911. During the call, Gaasch said: “I keep telling the dispatcher, 'They’re still in the house, they’re still in the house. Where are the cops? We need them here. We have nowhere to go.”'
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Gun control groups seek to block distribution of 3-D gun blueprints

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 07:53
Three gun control advocacy groups are banding together to try to block the Trump administration from allowing Americans to access blueprints for 3-D printable guns on the internet.
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Shannon Watts' Latest Tweet Sums Up The Flaws In Anti-Gunners' Arguments

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 07:53
What makes gun control advocates think that outlawing blue prints from the world wide web will keep them off the Internet? People were uploading blue prints before this lawsuit came about or before they were even on the government's radar.
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Decades-old struggles shouldn't strip you of your gun rights today

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 07:52
Painful experience teaches that some “common sense” gun control legislation has hidden consequences that in the long run wrongly strip citizens of constitutional rights. The victims of the chicanery often do not realize their rights are gone until it’s too late.
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Canada: Federal government was considering gun crackdown before Toronto Danforth shooting

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 07:51
The federal government is prepared to consider tightening handgun laws, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale told reporters Tuesday as he responded to questions surrounding the deadly weekend shooting in Toronto.
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Canada: Toronto City Council urges ban on handguns

Wed, 07/25/2018 - 07:50
The Toronto City Council has voted overwhelmingly to urge Canada's federal and provincial government to ban the sale of handguns and handgun ammunition in the largest city in the country.
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Video: Armed Citizen Effectively Defends Family In Houston

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 11:09
“How many of us,” KHOU’s Michelle Choi asked earlier this morning, “have showed up to our driveways late at night, gotten out of our cars thinking everything is safe?” One Houston woman did exactly that last night and got attacked by two men intending on conducting a home-invasion robbery. Unfortunately, the perpetrators chose their target poorly:
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Cuomo, Lawmakers Urge Senate to Block Kavanaugh Over Guns

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 10:33
Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have joined New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in calling on the U.S. Senate to reject Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh because of his expansive interpretation of gun rights and the Second Amendment.
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NRA sues Seattle over 'safe storage' gun legislation

Mon, 07/23/2018 - 10:32
The National Rifle Association (NRA) has filed a lawsuit against Seattle over the city’s new gun legislation.
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Concerns arise over Initiative 1639 petition format

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:52
Significant concerns have been raised about whether the format of the I-1639 petition sheets complies fully with Washington’s constitutional and statutory requirements.
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Washington: I-1639 petition flaw: can anyone fix it?

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 12:50
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman is in a dilemma over Initiative 1639. What is a problem is that I-1639 petitions – signed by more than 360,000 voters and filed with the Office of Secretary of State for verification – look flawed.   Wyman says the law requires a readable copy of the initiative text on the back of petitions. But the I-1639 language was in a tiny, hard-to-read font, which leaves her “concerned” that a precedent is set if she ignores it. The second-term Republican said the petitions also failed to clearly mark initiative language that would be new in state law if I-1639 passes. The standard is for initiatives to underline any new language and to run a line through any wording to be repealed.
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California: Federal Court Upholds Decision to Block California’s Magazine Ban

Thu, 07/19/2018 - 09:47
A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit issued a ruling in the case of Duncan v. Becerra on Tuesday upholding a lower court’s decision to suspend enforcement of California’s restriction on the possession of magazines that hold 10 rounds or more.
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