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Bloomberg Course: Ineffective Policies and Non-Existent Technology

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:32
This week in the online course “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change” is a real rollercoaster. Week Five is titled “Regulating Gun Design, Enforcing Gun Laws, and Reducing Police-Involved Shootings” covers so-called assault weapons, smart guns, and technology so cutting edge it doesn’t even actually exist. There are several unexpected acknowledgements of reality this week, and we’ll point those out whenever possible. We’d like to be fair to the Bloomberg School and we know our readers appreciate brief rays of sunshine in a storm of nonsense.
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New Jersey “Smart Gun” Law Gets an F Grade

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:26
After signing six gun control measures into law a year ago, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy warned that “Our work is far from done.” Several new bills are now making the rounds in a state already notorious for its extreme and oppressive firearm laws.
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Advice Columnist Tells Father to Evict Daughter from His House for Owning a Gun

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:19
Amy Dickinson is an advice columnist who, according to the company that syndicates her work, “combines storytelling with advice that is rooted with honesty and trust.” “Ask Amy” appears in newspapers that include The Baltimore Sun, The Chicago Tribune, The Lost Angeles Times, and The Washington Post. She is also billed as an “expert on relationships.”
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New Hampshire: House Concurs On Anti-Gun Bills

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 13:03
On June 13th, the New Hampshire state House of Representatives voted to concur on two anti-gun bills that they had received back from the Senate.  House Bills 109 and 514 will now go to Governor Chris Sununu’s desk, where his office has indicated that he is not looking to make any changes to existing firearm laws. 
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An Anti-hunting Bill would have been Bad for African Wildlife. Here’s why.

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 10:22
The adjournment of the Connecticut Assembly has derailed Senate Bill 20, legislation that would have criminalized importation of elephant, lion, leopard, rhino and giraffe parts from Africa into the state. Hunters and wildlife conservationists around the world, especially in Africa, are overjoyed to see this development.
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2020 Democrats all Offering the Same Hot Dogs

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 10:13
A couple of decades ago, the food vendors that plied the streets of major U.S. cities were a case study in monotony. Even though they were technically competitors, the hot dog carts and halal stands that crowded the corners tended to sell the exact same products at the exact same price.
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New Jersey: Assembly Committee Passes Gun Control Package

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 10:06
Yesterday, the Assembly Judiciary Committee passed a package of anti-gun bills heavily opposed by NRA and ANJRPC.
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Why Balanced Reporting About Guns is Crucial

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 10:02
Kate Nixon worked as a compliance manager on the second floor of Operations Building 2 in the Virginia Beach Municipal Center. The 42-year-old was described as “always helping others.” She was president of the Pembroke Meadows Civic League and a devoted church goer at St. Gregory the Great Catholic Church.
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Pennsylvania: Contact Your Senators in Support of Pro-Hunting Legislation

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 12:01
Currently awaiting consideration in the State Senate is an important pro-hunting reform bill, Senate Bill 147.
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‘Intruder' Killed in Home Invasion had Court Order Against Him

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 11:13
A woman shot and killed a man who broke into her Ortega Farms home on the Westside, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said. News4Jax has learned the woman had a temporary restraining order against him.
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Nevada: Deadline Tomorrow For Governor to Act on Anti-Gun Bill

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 15:04
Tomorrow, June 13th, is the deadline for Governor Steve Sisolak to take action on Assembly Bill 291. 
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Adult, Juvenile Charged in Shootout at Virginia Gas Pump

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 11:46
Virginia police are accusing a man of attempting an armed robbery at a convenience store gas pump, a move that sparked a shootout that put the alleged stickup man in a hospital and his underage sidekick in detention.
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Gun Restrictions Handicap Law-Abiding Citizens Under the Guise of Making Them Safer

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 11:36
In the wake of the tragic shooting in Virginia Beach, Va., that claimed the lives of 12 people, Gov. Ralph Northam has called for a special legislative session to address gun-related violence. Using the shooting as a call to action, he then proposed a variety of restrictions on lawful gun owners – not one of which would have prevented or even mitigated the very shooting used to justify them.
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Newsom's Coveted Ammo Background Check Law is Set to go Into Effect – And CA Gun Owners are Prepping

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:43
Gun owners in California are buying ammunition en masse as they prepare for a new ammo background check law that is set to go into effect on July 1. Beginning next month, every time a person in the state purchases ammo, he or she must undergo a background check.
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Mandating Gun Locks Can Have Unintended Consequences

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 10:37
Last year, right after a student fatally shot eight classmates and two teachers at Santa Fe High School, Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick urged Texans to lock up their firearms. The killer had stolen his father’s guns.
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Police Response to Virginia Beach Shooting Slowed by Electronic Security Doors

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 07:50
Police responding to the deadly mass shooting at a Virginia Beach municipal building were unable to confront the gunman at one point because they didn’t have the key cards needed to open doors on the second floor. Over the radio, they desperately pleaded for the electronic cards and talked of bringing in a sledgehammer, an explosive charge or other means of breaking down the doors.    
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Virginia: General Assembly to Convene July 9th for Special Session on Gun Control

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 06:52
Despite his failed gun control agenda being soundly defeated early on in the 2019 regular legislative session, Governor Ralph Northam has called a special session to once again push for radical gun control in response to the tragic murders in Virginia Beach last month. 
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Maine: Vote Scheduled for Anti-Gun Bill

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 19:33
Tomorrow, June 12th, the Maine State House of Representatives will vote on Legislative Document 1470.  LD 1470 would weaken Maine’s preemption laws to allow local municipalities to create a patchwork of laws, including prohibitions on where law abiding citizens may carry.
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Lawsuit: Student Suspended Because of Photo with Firearm

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 11:22
A former student at First Coast Technical College has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging that the college violated her constitutional rights when she was suspended based on a post on social media.
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Lawyer: Gun-Free Policy Kept Virginia Beach Victim Unarmed on Day of Attack

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 10:59
A lawyer for the family of Virginia Beach victim Kate Nixon says she wanted to bring a gun to work for self-defense on the very day of the shooting but did not because of the gun-free policy.
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