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NRA sues to block new Washington gun control measure

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:28
The NRA and the Bellevue, Washington-based Second Amendment Foundation sued in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Thursday, saying the measure violates the right to bear arms and strays into the regulation of interstate commerce, which is the province of the federal government.
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Washington: Whidbey student calls for walkouts after passing of 1639 gun initiative

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:27
Many adult gun owners are mad about the 1639 gun initiative passing, but as it turns out, so are some young people it directly impacts. Among other things, Initiative 1639 prevents 18, 19, and 20-year-olds from purchasing a semi-automatic firearm.
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Opposition: Ban All Semiautomatic Firearms

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:27
I would ban all semiautomatics. That would leave the gun owners of America with three types of weapons they could legally own:
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Arizona: Tucson City Council to discuss gun dealer policy

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:26
A Tucson City Council Member is looking to change the city’s policy on how it does business with gun dealers.
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Parson making it official: Right-to-Carry respected in Missouri Capitol

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:25
Gov. Mike Parson’s administration is poised to make it official: Visitors can bring guns into the Missouri Capitol if they have a concealed carry permit.
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Canada debates a gun ban

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:24
Deeply unsettled by the attack, Ms Rempel pondered a friend’s claim that a ban on guns could have prevented it. She delved into regulations, studied crime data and came to an unexpected conclusion. The young politician from Alberta bought a handgun, joined a sports-shooting club and became Canada’s most prominent proponent of gun ownership—as a responsible pastime, she says.
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California: Cities Backpedal on Over-Reaching & Preempted Local Anti-Gun Ordinances

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 07:56
The City of Palm Springs decided to repeal the reporting ordinance to avoid litigation and the City of Saratoga also withdrew an ordinance that would have imposed the same type of reporting limitation on victims of firearm theft.
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NRA Challenges Constitutional Violations in Initiative 1639

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 16:00
The NRA was joined by the Second Amendment Foundation in filing a lawsuit challenging gun control measures recently passed in Washington ballot initiative I-1639.
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Renewed push by Sen. Toomey to criminalize private firearms transfers

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:21
Mr. Toomey has consistently said that he’s never stopped looking for a way to get the 60 votes required for the measure to pass the Senate, but he did pause his public push – at least for a while.
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First Amendment lawyer Jack Greiner: First Amendment is nonpartisan and might protect the NRA in a recent court case

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:20
A recent case from a federal district court in New York reminds us that the First Amendment is a truly non-partisan document.
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Ohio House passes ‘stand your ground’ legislation

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:19
By a 64-26, mostly party-line vote Wednesday, the Ohio House passed a GOP-sponsored “stand your ground” bill that eliminates any “duty to retreat” before using force in self-defense, shifts the burden of proof to the state in self-defense cases, and loosens a number of Ohio gun-control rules – including allowing individuals to challenge local gun-control ordinances in court.
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Ohio: House Passes Self-Defense Legislation, Contact Your Senator

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:00
Today, the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 228 by a 64 to 26 vote.
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Sen. Bob Casey pushes criminalization of private transfers, magazine ban

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:08
“We have got to have a universal background check bill that should be in place, a limitation on the magazine so you don’t have one person able to shoot hundreds of bullets in a public place,” explained Casey.
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Funds managing $4.8 trillion pressure firearms industry to embrace gun control

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:07
The investors, from big public pensions like the California Public Employees Retirement System and the Florida State Board of Administration, to private firms like Nuveen, which manages assets for TIAA, and State Street Global Advisors, released their five principles on Wednesday.
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Michael Bloomberg still considering 2020 run

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:06
Having spent a fortune to help elect Democrats this fall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared lifetime allegiance to the Democratic Party and outlined an aggressive timeline for deciding whether to run for president.
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Ohio House set to approve ‘stand your ground’ bill

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:05
Supporters say that House Bill 228, which also includes a number of other gun-related provisions, would put Ohio in line with about half of the other states by shifting the burden of proof in self-defense cases from the defendant to the prosecution.
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D.C. Carry Permits Jump Over 1440 Percent Since District Went ‘Shall Issue’

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 10:04
The number of Washington D.C. concealed carry permit holders skyrocketed a little over 1440 percent since the District lost a key legal battle related to its previous restrictive gun permitting process at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia last year.
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Ohio: House to Consider Pro-Gun Legislation Tomorrow

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 14:06
Tomorrow, the Ohio House of Representatives is scheduled to consider House Bill 228.
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Right to Wear T-Shirts That Depict or Mention Guns

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:56
Schoenecker was told that he could not wear T-shirts that either depict weapons or even mention the word "gun."
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Pittsburgh eyeing gun legislation

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:55
The burgeoning legislative effort “would challenge the state in what we [the city] can and cannot do regarding weapons that cause mass carnage,” Mr. Peduto said.
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