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California: Gun show ban will not reduce gun violence

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:25
California laws regulating gun shows are the strictest in the nation. The proposed closure of the gun show at the Cow Palace, the state fairground for San Francisco, will have no effect on the reduction of gun violence.
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Florida: Brevard County employees with concealed permits can bring gun to work — if they follow these rules

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 10:24
Brevard County commissioners have approved updated rules for county staff to carry weapons at work.
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Ohio: House Committee Advances Pro-Gun Legislation to the Floor for Pending Vote

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 09:13
Yesterday, the Ohio House Federalism and Interstate Commerce Committee passed House Bill 228 by a party line vote.
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California: NRA-PVF Candidate Ratings and Endorsements are Now Posted for the Primary Election

Wed, 05/23/2018 - 07:35
Tuesday, June 5th, is Primary Election Day!  Your NRA Political Victory Fund has rated, and in some races, endorsed pro-gun/pro-hunting candidates for the upcoming primary election.
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Massachusetts: Anti-Second Amendment Bills Rolled into Committee Substitute

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:49
On May 23rd, the Massachusetts state House of Representatives will be voting on House Bill 4517, which would allow firearms to be seized from individuals following baseless accusations without proper due process.
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Nick Hanauer hates big money but just donated $1 million to anti-gun initiative

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:04
Yet again, despite decrying the evils of big money, progressive activist and venture capitalist Nick Hanauer is trying to buy an election. At this point, I should just create a Mad Libs version of Hanauer hypocrisy. Hanauer previously donated a hefty sum to the Honest Elections/Democracy Vouchers initiative, which aimed to get “wealthy and political elite” from having such influence over elections. Hanauer doesn’t practice what he preaches. He donated $1 million to Initiative 1639, which would raise the minimum age to purchase semi-automatic rifles to 21 and mandate training and waiting periods. It addresses a problem that doesn’t exist in Washington state and the latest from Progressives to weaken our Second Amendment rights.
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Tucker Carlson takes on gun control lawmaker

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:52
Calif. congressman argues his gun control plan could prevent mass shootings and make our schools safer. 
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Obama’s Former Wildlife Chief Doesn’t Speak For America’s Millions Of Sportsmen

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 08:46
Dan Ashe, the director of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service under the Obama administration, recently penned an open letter on gun control measures he claims hunters support. He’s wrong. America’s hunters know that none of his recommendations would make us any safer, much less deter mass murderers or other violent criminals. As Ashe well knows, his proposals have nothing to do with hunting and everything to do with gun control.  
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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen donates $1 million to Washington gun control initiative

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 08:34
Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks owner Paul Allen has donated $1 million to a campaign seeking to raise the age to purchase semi-automatic rifles from 18 to 21 in Washington state.
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Wealthy Shell Out Big Bucks for Washington Gun Control Initiative

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 07:41
Backers of a proposed gun safety initiative announced two $1 million donations, and were headed toward the $1 million mark at a big-bucks Alliance for Gun Responsibility luncheon on Monday in Seattle.
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Students safer in school than out despite shootings, statistics show

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 07:41
President Obama’s education secretary urged parents Monday to pull their children out of school to demand increased safety, but statistics show children are far safer in the classroom than out of it.
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California: New Gut and Amend Aimed at Gun Shows

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 19:05
Late last week, Senate Bill 221, until recently dealt with “Criminal Fines: HIV Prevention and Education,” was gutted and amended to prohibit the sale of firearms and ammunition at the Cow Palace starting January 1, 2020.  Despite being a full time legislature that consistently pushes legislation to limit the rights of gun owners across the Golden State, the legislature continues to make procedural moves to sneak in additional restrictions. 
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Is 2018 Really 'Deadlier For Schoolchildren Than Service Members'?

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 14:42
If the implication here is that being a student is riskier than joining the military—well, that's highly misleading, if not flat-out wrong. As The Washington Post admits, five paragraphs into the article, there are 50 million kids in American K-12 schools and just 1.3 million military service people. The raw school shooting casualty number is higher than the military fatality number at this particular point in 2018, but when we divide by the total number of people in each group, it remains the case that being a solider is 17 times more likely to result in death than being a student.
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Ohio: Self-Defense Legislation to be Considered in House Committee Tomorrow

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:52
Tomorrow, the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committee is scheduled to consider pro-gun legislation, House Bill 228.
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Danger in overreacting to Santa Fe school shooting

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 13:00
Amidst the national mourning for the many innocent lives lost in these senseless shooting sprees, it is critical not to overreact and overrespond to the menacing acts of a few. It is, of course, of little comfort to those families and communities impacted in Santa Fe as well as Parkland, Florida, and Benton, Kentucky, but this is not routine. Schools are not under siege. Rather, this more likely reflects a short-term contagion effect in which angry dispirited youngsters are inspired by others whose violent outbursts serve as fodder for national attention. That should subside once we stop obsessing over the risk.
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Commentary: The problem with "common-sense" gun laws

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 12:45
"Okay, gun haters—now what?" That's the question many Second Amendment supporters are asking in the wake of the horrific shooting at Santa Fe High School.  The carnage, the loss of life—it's all too familiar. And so are the responses from advocates for more restrictive gun laws, often couched by them as "common-sense gun laws." What's different this time is this shooting is inspiring more people to ask the question gun rights' supporters have been raising for years: What "common-sense gun laws" would have stopped this?
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There Are Fewer School Shootings Now Than During the 1990s

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:28
Many observers will still point out that even a small number of school shootings is too many. That's true enough, but when the multi-decade trend is downward, it would hardly be honest to attempt to frame the current situation as a "crisis." Indeed the challenge should be to discover what factors have led to the decline in violence, and act accordingly. Given that gun ownership has greatly increased in recent decades, it may be that the answer lies somewhere beyond a simple government prohibition on guns.
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Hard Reality: No Mainstream Gun Control Law Would Have Stopped the Texas High School Horror

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:19
Virginia Democratic Senator Mark Warner told CNN's State of the Union that he doesn't think "there's a single piece of legislation" that could have prevented last week's horrible killing at a Texas high school, adding that a more holistic "series of actions" are needed.  His other nod to reality was acknowledging, after being prodded by host Jake Tapper, that Democrats failed to act on gun control when they controlled all three elected levers of power in Washington, DC during the Obama years. "Perhaps, in retrospect, more should have been done," he said, amid various evasions and excuses. 
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Oregon: Special Session is Now Underway

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 10:18
Today, the Oregon Legislature convened for a Special Session at the request of Governor Kate Brown.
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Esquire Writer: Okay, Now I Actually Do Want To Take Your Guns

Mon, 05/21/2018 - 09:14
Finally some honesty from the anti-gun left whose frequent refrain is they don't want to take away your guns.   Writing for Esquire, Dave Holmes admits it's not about background checks or AR15s but taking away all guns from law-abiding gun owners.  
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