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Bill Maher Urges Liberals to 'Learn more About Guns,' Says Issue is a 2020 Loser for Democrats

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 10:21
Bill Maher says the 2020 election may get ugly for Democrats if they make gun control one of the party’s primary objectives. The “Real Time” host recently told his HBO audience that it was time for liberals to “learn more about guns” and stop acting as if their policies are a silver bullet for mass shootings.
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Vermont: Governor Phil Scott Vetoes Waiting Period Bill

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 09:56
Last night, Gov. Phil Scott vetoed S.169 which would have created a 24-hour waiting period on handguns.  
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Virginia: General Assembly to Convene July 9th for Special Session on Gun Control

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 17:33
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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Florida Alert! Governor DeSantis SIGNS HB-5 to Protect our Constitution

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 14:01
HB-5 – Contains an amendment by Rep. James Grant (R) to restore the right of Floridians to control the Florida citizen ballot initiative petition process. 
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New Hampshire: Votes Scheduled For Anti-Gun Bills

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 13:54
On June 13th, the New Hampshire state House of Representatives is scheduled to hold floor votes to consider concurrence on a number of bills received from the Senate that would impact our Second Amendment rights, including legislation to criminalize the private transfer of firearms, impose waiting periods, and take away the constitutional rights of individuals without due process.  There will be further deliberation by a committee of conference on HB 564, a bill that would increase arbitrary boundaries where law-abiding citizens are left defenseless.  If the committee comes to agreement, it will go back to the Legislature for further action.
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New Jersey: Assembly Judiciary Committee Begins Next Wave of Gun Control

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 12:34
Nobody ever accused New Jersey of lacking gun laws, and yet, lawmakers in Trenton can’t seem to accomplish anything except pass gun bills.
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Ohio Gun-Control group to propose gun background check ballot measure

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 12:15
Ohio voters may soon see background checks on their ballots. Ohioans for Gun Safety, a grassroots organization that advocates for expanding background checks on gun sales, announced Monday that it is proposing a ballot measure that would effectively require background checks for all gun sales done online and at gun shows. The measure, entitled “An Act to Close Loopholes in Background Checks on Gun Sales,” would be an initiated statute, meaning a change to the Ohio Revised Code made via a vote of the people of Ohio. Ohioans for Gun Safety is aiming to have the issue on the ballot by 2020.
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Barr: Northam Genuflects to the Gun-Control Movement

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 11:54
In a move to burnish his already well-known anti-firearms credentials, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has unveiled a list of gun control measures he will press the commonwealth’s legislature to adopt in a special session as early as late June. Predictably, his proposals miss the mark widely. While Northam’s announcement came within days of the May 31st shooting rampage in Virginia Beach by a former municipal worker, the proposed measures reflect steps that already could have been taken by government officials, or consist of proposals that would not have prevented the murderer’s actions. Unsurprisingly of course, facts and substance took a back seat to political and emotional triggers. 
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Florida push to ban "assault weapons" hits milestone ahead of Pulse shooting anniversary

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 11:37
A group pushing to ban "assault weapons" in Florida has hit a significant milestone in its effort to place a proposed constitutional amendment on the 2020 ballot. Ban 'Assault Weapons' Now!, a bipartisan organization led in part by survivors of mass shootings in Orlando and Parkland, announced Monday that it has obtained 103,000 signed petitions. The total should be enough to trigger a Florida Supreme Court review of its proposed ballot question, a mandatory step in the process.
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California: Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committee Scheduled to Hear Several Anti-Gun Bills

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 17:13
This week, both the Senate and Assembly Public Safety Committees will be considering anti-gun bills. The Senate Public Safety Committee will be considering  Assembly Joint Resolution 4 and Assembly Joint Resolution 5 , which have been rescheduled from last week's committee hearing, in addition to Assembly Bill 893.  The Assembly Public Safety Committee will be considering Senate Bill 220.  
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Governor Northam to Convene Special Session on Gun Control July 9th!

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 16:30
Embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has announced that he will convene a special session of the General Assembly on July 9 in order to push a wide-ranging package of radical and ineffective gun control proposals.
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Embattled Governor Northam Pushing Magazine Ban!

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 16:04
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has announced that he will convene a special session of the state legislature in order to push a package of radical gun control legislation. Early reports state that the package will include a ban on the standard capacity firearm magazines used by tens of millions of law-abiding gun owners. The details of Northam’s plan have yet to be released, but such bans in other states and the failed federal ban have often targeted magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds. There are hundreds of millions of magazines with a capacity greater than 10 rounds that are lawfully-possessed and lawfully used every day in the U.S.
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Bloomberg Week Four: Policies Anti-Gunners Hate

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 16:02
We’ve reached week four in the Bloomberg School of Public Health open online course, “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change.”
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Does a Suppressed Pistol Sound like a Nail Gun?

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 15:59
In response to reports that the Virginia Beach shooter used a firearm suppressor in carrying out his terrible crime, David Chipman, Senior Policy Advisor for the Giffords gun control group, claimed that a suppressed pistol is especially dangerous because the noise associated with the firearm is difficult to distinguish from a nail gun. As per usual for claims Chipman and his employer make about firearm suppressors, this is false. 
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Virginia Governor Sets Date for Special Session on Guns

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 14:30
A week after 12 people were shot dead by a former Virginia Beach city employee, Governor Ralph Northam said Friday that Virginia lawmakers will reconvene July 9 for a special legislative session aimed at changing state gun laws. In a proclamation released Friday morning, Northam exercised powers granted to him by the state constitution allowing him to summon all 140 legislators back to Richmond outside of their normal two-month legislative session usually held in the first part of the year.
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John Lott: After Virginia Beach shooting, Dems seek ban on ‘silencers’ that don’t make guns silent

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 10:46
Despite what you might believe from watchin­g television shows or movies, suppressors (commonly known as “silencers”) do not make guns “silent” — unless you consider an ambulance siren or a jackhammer to be silent. However, as soon as it was clear that the Virginia Beach killer used a noise suppressor on one of his guns last Friday when he killed 12 people, Democrats called for suppressors to be banned. Virginia’s Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam called for a special legislative session to pass a ban.
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Armed California Mother Defeats Hammer-Wielding Intruder/Stalker

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 08:35
Beyond the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment, there are lots of reasons to own a gun. These reasons include fun, sport and, of course, self defense, which is what a California mother recently used her’s for, after she called police for help.
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Texas governor signs bill allowing more armed teachers

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 08:30
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law Thursday that removes the cap on the number of teachers who can become armed marshals in schools. This bill, along with others intended to promote school safety, came in response to the 2018 Santa Fe High School shooting that left eight students and two teachers dead after a student opened fire, according to the Associated Press. No gun control measures were passed as part of the legislation.
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30 Colorado sheriffs join opposition to gun magazine ban facing challenge in state Supreme Court

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 08:28
About half of the state’s county sheriffs this week joined the battle against Colorado’s ban on gun magazines that hold more than 15 rounds, arguing that the law hinders peoples’ ability to defend themselves. Although law enforcement are exempt from the ban, the sheriffs argued in their brief to the Colorado Supreme Court that civilians should have the same access to magazines as typical officers and deputies. If law enforcement agencies believe a magazine that holds 20 or 30 rounds is best for defense, then those magazines are the best option for regular people who want to defend themselves, the sheriffs argued.
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Money for CDC to study gun injuries fires old debate

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 08:26
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is again a focus of the battle over firearms, as Georgia Rep. Lucy McBath and other Democrats are trying to restore funding for the agency to study gun violence. The Atlanta-based CDC stopped researching causes and results of such violence in 1993 when Republican lawmakers reacted to study saying homes with guns were five times more likely than homes without guns to be the scene of suicides and almost three times more likely to be the scene of homicides.
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