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  • Canada bans assault-style weapons after mass shooting

    05/01/2020 9:36:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 109 replies
    AP ^ | May 1, 2020 | ROB GILLIES
    TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that Canada is banning the use and trade of assault-style weapons immediately. Trudeau cited numerous mass shootings in the country, including the killing of 22 people in Nova Scotia April 18 and 19. He announced the ban of over 1,500 models and variants of assault-style firearms, including the AR-15 and other weapons that have been used in a number of mass shootings in the United States
  • Fact check: Would a U.S. House bill ban assault weapons?

    04/07/2020 10:43:52 AM PDT · by PROCON · 34 replies
    usatoday | April 6, 2020 | Molly Stellino
    Linky only.
  • Virginia Democrats Working On Bill To Confiscate Some Legally Owned Firearms, Report

    12/04/2019 11:54:38 AM PST · by PROCON · 47 replies ^ | Dec. 4, 2019 | Carmine Sabia
    It was only a matter of time after Democrats grabbed all of the power in Virginia for them to begin to enact a radical left-wing agenda. And it should serve as a warning for the voters of any state to pay attention to so they know what is headed their way if they make this mistake. The first step that Virginia lawmakers are doing, and they have a good chance of enacting with their Democrat governor, is confiscating guns from those who legally own their firearms.~~~SNIP~~~And the governor was not done there. When asked by reporters if he would confiscate...
  • Washington bans anyone under 21 from buying assault rifles

    01/01/2019 10:42:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 49 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 1, 2019 | Martha Bellisle
    Washington on Tuesday joined a handful of other states that ban anyone under 21 from buying a semi-automatic assault rifle after voters passed a sweeping firearms measure in November that has drawn a court challenge from gun-rights advocates. The ballot initiative seeks to curb gun violence by toughening background checks for people buying assault rifles, increasing the age limit to buy those firearms and requiring the safe storage of all guns. Only the age-limit portion of the measure goes into effect on Jan. 1; the rest becomes law on July 1. Kristen Ellingboe, a spokeswoman for the Washington Alliance for...
  • Robbers with assault rifles target high-end Metairie men's store

    03/07/2018 2:13:05 PM PST · by BBell · 26 replies ^ | 4/7/18 | Michelle Hunter
    Two men armed with assault rifles robbed a high-end Metairie clothing store Wednesday morning (March 7), making off not with cash but several armfuls of expensive merchandise, including shirts that retail for $400 to $500 each. "They knew what they were targeting: high-end clothing that has a high retail value and a high street value," interim Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto said. No one was injured during the holdup, which occurred about 10 a.m. at Jeff's Haberdashery, 3321 Severn Ave., Metairie. Two employees and a customer were inside the store, which had just opened for the day, Lopinto said.One robber...
  • Here We Go Again: Democrats Push Bill to Ban “Assault Rifles”

    02/27/2018 3:12:06 PM PST · by davikkm · 21 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Following the Florida high school shooting, House Democrats are working hard at trampling over the 2nd Amendment in the Constitution. As usual, the left’s response to a crisis is to ban guns/trample everyone’s rights via legislation instead of addressing more complicated issues, like their 4-5 decades long ‘liberal’ policies and the social/moral decay that followed. Getting back to our news story,  Rep. David Cicilline, (D-R.I.) announced on Monday that House Democrats are going  all in on what has been described as the Assault Weapons Ban of 2018. More than 150 DEMs in the House already signed on the respective bill...
  • Federal Appeals Court Says Assault Rifles Are ‘Weapons Of War’ Not Protected By Second Amendment

    02/22/2017 5:51:23 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 85 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 02/22/17 | JASON SILVERSTEIN
    A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that assault rifles and other so-called “weapons of war” are not protected under the Second Amendment. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit decision upheld Maryland’s ban on assault rifles, which was passed in 2013 in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut. It cited a 2008 Supreme Court case, Heller v. District of Columbia, which said that weapons “most useful in military service” are not covered by the Constitution. “We are convinced that the banned assault weapons and large-capacity magazines are among those arms that are ‘like’ M-16...
  • Swiss police take up assault rifles over terror threat

    12/01/2016 7:37:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies ^ | 30 November 2016 11:20 CET+01:00
    Police in Switzerland are arming themselves with assault rifles to be better prepared in the event of a terrorist attack, according to reports. Stefan Blättler, chief of Bern cantonal police, told Swiss-German TV program 10vor10 that his service had bought assault rifles for its police officers and that “several” other cantonal police services in the country were doing the same, reported news agencies on Wednesday. […] The advantage of assault rifles — a long-range selective-fire gun frequently used by the military — is that “they can be used over a longer distance”, he said. …
  • Newtown victims' families suit against AR-15 rifle manufacturer dismissed

    10/16/2016 4:36:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    WABC-TV ^ | October 14, 2016
    HARTFORD, Conn. -- A judge on Friday dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit by Newtown families against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre, citing an embattled federal law that shields gun manufacturers from most lawsuits over criminal use of their products. State Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis granted a motion by Remington Arms to strike the lawsuit by the families of nine children and adults killed and a teacher who survived the Dec. 14, 2012, school attack, in which a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators with a Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle made by...
  • You Can Already Buy a Kit to Circumvent California's Brand-New 'Assault Weapon' Law

    07/07/2016 1:18:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | July 7, 2016 | Jacob Sullum
    California, which in 1989 became the first state to ban so-called assault weapons, has expanded that category twice since then: in 1999, when the legislature added a generic definition to the original list of specifically proscribed models, and last week, when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill aimed at a device that legally circumvented the ban. With the ink barely dry on the new law, another workaround is already available. The 1999 law covered any semiautomatic centrefire rifle with a detachable magazine and any of six "military-style" features: 1) a flash suppressor, 2) a grenade launcher or flare launcher, 3)...
  • Reporter's Attempt to Show Ease of Buying an Assault Rifle Backfires

    06/26/2016 11:14:18 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | June 22, 2016 | 6:50 PM EDT | Randy Hall
    Neil Steinberg of the Chicago Sun-Times decided last week to purchase an AR-15 following the Pulse night club shooting in Orlando, Florida. His purpose, he said, was to demonstrate how simple it was and to explore Illinois’ gun laws concerning assault weapons. When he bought the gun, Steinberg planned to sell it back to the store. However, his purchase was stopped by the gun store, which canceled the transaction during Illinois’ required 24-hour waiting period after discovering he had lied on his background check about his history of alcohol abuse and domestic violence. In his article, Steinberg admitted that while...
  • Guns And Homophobia Don't Kill People,Muslim Terrorists Do

    06/17/2016 3:10:24 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies ^ | June 17, 2016 | Daniel Greenfield
    Gun violence did not kill 49 people in Orlando. Guns, no matter whether you call them “assault rifles” or “weapons of war”, do not independently kill anyone. No gun, by any name, walks into a gay bar and shoots people. No more than box cutters slash the throats of stewardesses independently or passenger planes fly themselves into the World Trade Center. When a Muslim terrorist shoots up a gay bar, it’s not gun violence. It’s Islamic terrorism.
  • Paris police to be equipped with assault rifles

    02/29/2016 7:40:59 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies ^ | 29 Feb 2016 16:59 GMT+01:00 | (AFP)
    Parisian police will be given assault rifles and Kalashnikov-resistant shields in a first for the French capital's officers nearly four months after a devastating terror attack killed 130 people, the interior minister said on Monday. The weapons, up until now reserved for elite intervention forces, will allow members of certain police units "to intervene as fast as possible to reinforce the first patrols, notably when we are confronted with mass killings," said the minister Bernard Cazeneuve. "Some of the criminals you are confronted with no longer hesitate to use heavy weapons against you, and you must be equipped with the...
  • Do Bushmaster AR-15s/M4s accept polymer magazines?

    03/07/2015 6:44:30 PM PST · by eater-of-toast · 23 replies
    As a .308 guy, and an M-1A and FAL owner, I've never purchased an AR-15 or semiauto M4, but think I'm about to give in. One feature I want is the ability to use polymer magazines, eg the Israeli orlite 30-rounders. I remember it used to be the case that Bushmasters would only feed the first round from a polymer magazines properly. Has Bushmaster rectified this, or no? I want an AR-15 or M4 that'll feed consistently from any aftermarket magazine. I don't wish to be restricted to the gunmaker's propriety magazines, or to aluminum magazines only (which, unless I'm...
  • Will Connecticut choose to ignore or make war against 300,000 gun registration scofflaws?

    03/23/2014 8:38:57 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 112 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 3/23/14 | Doug Book
    To date, a reported 50,016 people have guaranteed the eventual confiscation of their firearms by obeying the “Assault Weapons” registration requirements of Connecticut’s new gun law. But according to a 2011 study commissioned by the Connecticut Office of Legislative Research it is estimated that more than 300,000 additional weapons have NOT been registered, their owners refusing to relinquish either their semi-auto rifles OR their liberty to Connecticut lawgivers. (Given recent record sales years that 300,000 could today be 400,000 or more.) So in spite of the threats of Connecticut’s left-wing politicos to imprison those with the courage to defy unconstitutional...
  • 49ers' (linebacker Aldon) Smith charged with felony possession of assault rifles

    10/09/2013 1:29:47 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 45 replies ^ | 10/9/13 | KTVU
    SANTA CLARA CO., Calif. — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith has been charged with felony possession of assault weapons which were discovered after shooting at his house back in 2012, according to authorities. The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s announced Wednesday that 24-year-old Smith has been charged with three felony counts of assault weapon possession, after three rifles that are illegal to own in California were found at Smith's residence back in June of 2012. “The preamble to the assault weapons law states that each assault weapon ‘has such a high rate of fire and capacity for firepower that...
  • Fear and loading in Kentucky: $350 buys bump fire stock to turn a semiauto rifle into a machine gun

    09/19/2013 7:59:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Al Jazeera America ^ | September 19, 2013 | Andy Kopsa
    My first night in Louisville, Jim showed me his guns. The born-and-bred Kentucky boy stores them in a hulking safe with a keypad lock, hidden inside a walk-in closet. Over 5 feet tall and almost 4 feet wide, it easily holds Jim's collection of pistols, rifles and handguns, with room to spare. Lining the back of the door is a leather organizer with more guns snugly tucked in its pockets. One by one, Jim pulled out gun after gun, explaining the provenance of each one. There was his grandfather's Browning SA .22, an antique handgun of gray polished metal. I...
  • Gun lovers gather for build-your-own-rifle parties

    05/24/2013 7:42:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 103 replies
    MSN News ^ | May 24, 2013 | Matt Kwong
    Rifle-building parties mix burgers and beer with a chance to sidestep gun laws by building your own weapon. What’s a party without some brewskies, a few burgers on the grill and a group of buddies just kicking back and assembling some of the world’s deadliest assault weapons from make-shift parts? That’s the premise of so-called rifle "build parties" that are spawning across the U.S. and in California in particular, where the gun laws are considered to be among the country’s most restrictive. Although gun ownership makes a person subject to having their firearms registered with the government, build parties provide...
  • Judge Jeanine: "Owning a Gun is My God-Given Right!"

    02/09/2013 11:02:08 AM PST · by Dogbert41 · 18 replies
    You Tube ^ | 02/02/13 | Judge Jeanine
    "Owning a Gun, is my God-Given Right!"
  • Scarborough: Woman Testifying In Support Of Assault Rifles Looked Like 'Jackass'

    01/31/2013 4:25:12 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 43 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    On today's Morning Joe, host Joe Scarborough said that a Senior Fellow at the Independent Women's Forum testifying in favor of assault rifles looked "like a jackass." Gayle Trotter, who holds undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia and is the co-founder of a D.C. law firm, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee yesterday. She argued that having an assault rifle could help a woman defend herself and her children against intruders. Immediately after playing a clip of her testimony, Scarborough said: "if you go out and try to defend assault weapons, then you end up looking like...