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Presidential Pretender Who Campaigned on Gun Control First to Call It Quits

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 13:25
On Monday, Eric Swalwell became the first of the many pretenders for the Democrat presidential nomination to bow (or perhaps slink) out of the race. The U.S. Congressman from California’s 15th District had tried to distinguish himself from the field by putting extreme gun control front and center in his messaging. The result was a campaign that lasted only four months and that relegated the 38-year-old lawmaker to obscurity.
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“Fact Checker:” Joe Biden’s “Gun Ban” Not a Gun Ban Because Some Guns Wouldn’t Be Banned

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 13:22
Facebook has teamed up with what it calls “third-party fact-checkers” to punish users of its platform that post information embarrassing or inconvenient to this outlook. Yet like most sources of what passes as “news” or “journalism” these days, these “independent” organizations have knowledge deficits and outright biases that color the information they provide to the public. Take, for example, Politifact’s assertion that a gun ban is not a gun ban if there are still guns left to be banned.
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Hollywood Fantasy v. Reality on Firearm Suppressors

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 13:19
It’s no secret that Hollywood has a very loose relationship with reality.  The movie industry, after all, is based on fantasy and escapism, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing.  If someone wants to forget about their daily struggles in the real world, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with sitting through the latest blockbuster; watching an improbable hero overcome overwhelming odds to save the day, America, Earth, or even the whole universe. Just try to remember not to confuse what you see on your screen with real life.
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USFWS Says Free NRA Hunter Ed Course Counts As P-R Match Dollars

Mon, 07/15/2019 - 07:54
Fairfax, Va.—Underscoring the NRA’s $3 million investment in hunting’s future in creating the most comprehensive, free online hunter education program nationwide, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced state wildlife agencies now may claim a dollar value of the NRA’s Free Online Hunter Education Course as in-kind match dollars to access federal Pittman-Robertson (P-R) grant funds. The move marks a major win for the NRA and state wildlife agencies, which rely on the P-R dollars administered by the USFWS’ Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration (WSFR) Division for their fish and wildlife conservation programs, and is a giant step forward in bolstering states’ hunter recruitment efforts and the national NRA-backed R3 movement (Recruitment, Retention and Reactivation).
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California: Legislature Breaks for Summer Recess

Sun, 07/14/2019 - 04:55
The California Legislature has recessed for the summer and will return August 12 from the break. Last week, the following actions were taken by the Senate Public Safety Committee, Senate Natural Resources, and both the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committee. 
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Why These Defensive Uses of Firearms Should Disarm Second Amendment Skeptics

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 14:38
At a time when many high-profile politicians are comfortable proposing laws that impose serious burdens on the right to keep and bear arms, including the mass confiscation of commonly owned firearms, it’s important to remember that those same firearms are regularly used by average Americans to defend their life, liberty, and property.
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California: City of San Diego Considers Gun Control Ordinance

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 14:06
San Diego City Attorney, Mara Elliott has asked the City Council to consider a draft ordinance that would require mandatory locked storage of firearms in the home and would propose a conflicting law regarding the reporting of lost or stolen firearms.  Ms. Elliott works closely with gun control advocates in the City and made a strong effort to justify her request for the City to take action at the June meeting of the Public Safety and Livable Neighborhoods Committee. While the Committee was divided on the issue, the proposal did get enough votes to put it before the full City Council for consideration. 
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Frank Miniter: To Reduce Gun Violence, We Need to Do These Things

Fri, 07/12/2019 - 09:30
When he called the Republican-controlled Virginia Legislature to the state Capitol for a special session this week, Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam wasn’t really attempting to make changes to the state’s gun laws that would have stopped the murderer who killed a dozen people in Virginia Beach in May.
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Walmart Will Stop Gun Sales In New Mexico Over Background Check Laws: Report

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:59
Walmart will reportedly stop selling guns at its New Mexico stores later this month. The retailer’s decision came after the state passed a new law expanding background checks, which was put into effect on July 1, CBS News reported.
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Tampa Pastor Holds Suspected Intruder At Gunpoint Until Police Arrive

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:56
A Tampa pastor held a suspected intruder at gunpoint while he waited for police to arrive, authorities said. Police said the burglar set off the alarm system at the Seminole Heights Baptist Church shortly before 1 a.m.
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Intruder With Machete Shot, Killed By Homeowner, Dekalb Police Say

Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:51
An intruder armed with a machete was shot Thursday morning when he broke into a north DeKalb County home, police said. The man was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead. While he has not been positively identified, investigators believe he lived next door to the home he’s accused of breaking into in the 3300 block of Northlake Trail in unincorporated Doraville.
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Hawaii: Governor Ige Signs Anti-Gun Legislation

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 15:31
On July 9th, Governor David Ige signed the final remaining anti-gun bill awaiting his consideration, Senate Bill 600. This comes on the heels of him signing Senate Bill 1466 on June 27th. 
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Virginia: Special Session Adjourned, Anti-Gunners Not Finished

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 15:23
During the July 9th special session, House and Senate leadership directed the Virginia State Crime Commission to undertake a “systematic review” of the tragic May 31st attack in Virginia Beach, along with the legislation submitted during the special session. 
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NRA-PVF Endorses Delbert Hosemann for Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 13:01
The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today announced its endorsement of Delbert Hosemann for lieutenant governor of Mississippi in the 2019 primary election. 
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Eight Democrat Presidential Hopefuls Who Plan to Come for Your Guns

Wed, 07/10/2019 - 12:39
Every Democrat presidential hopeful supports a slew of gun controls but eight in particular actually plan to ban certain guns that law-abiding Americans currently possess. The positions vary from simply banning certain types of guns to confiscating them via a mandated ban and buyback combo.
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NRA-PVF Endorses Mark Baker for Attorney General of Mississippi

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 14:21
The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) today announced its endorsement of Mark Baker for Mississippi attorney general in the 2019 primary election.
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NRA Endorses Tate Reeves for Governor of Mississippi

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 13:15
The NRA has endorsed Tate Reeves as he runs for governor in the 2019 Mississippi primary election.
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NRA Statement On Virginia Special Session

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 11:43
FAIRFAX, Va.–   The acting executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, Jason Ouimet, released the following statement today regarding the special session in Virginia:  "The National Rifle Association has a long history of working to reduce violent crime rates within the Commonwealth of Virginia. We commend the House and Senate Republican leadership for renewing the focus on putting violent criminals behind bars and a much needed refocus on mental health initiatives.  This special session by Gov. Northam was a complete taxpayer-funded distraction. The discussion before the Virginia Crime Commission should focus on solutions that provide strong due process and puts a stop to the continued politicization of law-abiding individual’s constitutional rights."
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’There really are a lot of misconceptions about suppressors’: NRA says on gun silencers Northam aims to ban

Tue, 07/09/2019 - 09:28
Virginia lawmakers return to the state Capitol Tuesday with one item on their agenda: Guns. The special session called by Governor Ralph Northam gets underway at noon.
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Vox Wants to Take Your Guns

Mon, 07/08/2019 - 16:01
A conspiracy relies on secrecy. Some are, perhaps, never uncovered. Others are exposed by the conspirators themselves, who cannot help but share the details whether from arrogance or anxiousness. For years, law-abiding gun owners and the American public at large have been told by anti-gun candidates that they “aren’t coming to take your guns” but they “just want to…”
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