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  • Massachusetts must allow gun stores to reopen despite pandemic, judge rules

    05/07/2020 3:14:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 7, 2020 | Nate Raymond
    A federal judge on Thursday ordered Massachusetts authorities to allow gun shops to reopen after the governor deemed them non-essential businesses that needed to close to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. U.S. District Judge Douglas Woodlock in Boston ruled that the restrictions ordered by Republican Governor Charlie Baker in response to the pandemic imposed an “improper burden” on the constitutional rights of citizens seeking to possess firearms. Baker imposed the restrictions through executive orders issued beginning in mid-March that, like those adopted in other states, forced the closure of an array of brick-and-mortar businesses in response to the...
  • Initiative seeks to challenge Trump's online megaphone

    05/02/2020 12:20:28 PM PDT · by bitt · 66 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Isaac Stanley-Becker
    A new Democratic-aligned political action committee advised by retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former head of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, is planning to deploy technology originally developed to counter Islamic State propaganda in service of a domestic political goal - to combat online efforts to promote President Donald Trump's handling of the coronavirus pandemic. The group, Defeat Disinfo, will use artificial intelligence and network analysis to map discussion of the president's claims on social media. It will seek to intervene by identifying the most popular counter-narratives and boosting them through a network of more than 3.4 million influencers across...
  • PA Republican Pushes Permit Requirement for Ammo Purchases

    03/21/2020 12:58:21 PM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    bre ^ | 3/20/2020 | AWR Hawkins
    Pennsylvania State Rep. Thomas Murt (R) is pushing a permit requirement for ammunition purchases throughout the state. His legislation — HB 2344 — has been referred to the PA’s House Judiciary Committee and is filed with the memo, “Addressing Gun Violence and Enhancing Public Health and Safety.” Page 21 of the 25-page bill sets forth details of Murt’s proposed “Ammunition Purchase Authorization Permits,” saying, “A person holding an ammunition purchase authorization permit issued under this section may purchase or otherwise seek the transfer of ownership of ammunition from a retailer that sells ammunition.” The proposed permits would be valid for...
  • New Orleans Mayor Issues Coronavirus Order Allowing Ban on Sale, Transportation of Firearms

    03/17/2020 9:28:09 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | March 17, 2020 | AWR Hawkins
    New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell (D) signed a coronavirus emergency order last week allowing her to ban the sale and transportation of firearms. She signed a follow-up proclamation on March 16, 2020, further emphasizing her emergency powers to “suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation, of alcoholic beverages.” The declaration declaring the mayor’s power to restrict gun sales and transportation says she is “empowered, if necessary, to suspend or limit the sale of alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives, and combustibles.” On March 16, 2020, the Second Amendment Foundation responded to Cantrell’s claims of emergency powers over firearms by reminding her...
  • Dick's Sporting Goods Announces It Will Remove Guns and Hunting Products from Majority of Stores

    03/11/2020 8:56:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 97 replies ^ | 3/10/2020 | James Jones
    Two years after banning so-called “assault weapons, Dick’s Sporting Goods has announced it will now eliminate the hunting section and all firearms from a majority of its stores. The retailer made the announcement while reporting better-than-expected fourth-quarter earnings Tuesday, according to Fox Business. Apparently emboldened by increased sales of baseballs and outerwear, Dick’s will stop selling firearms in 440 of its stores and completely eliminate the hunting section in those locations by the end of this fiscal year.
  • Colorado Republican Sends Defiant Message to Beto After Biden Wants Him to Lead Gun Control Effort

    03/06/2020 9:43:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 38 replies ^ | March 6, 2020 | Julio Rosas
    Source: @RepKenBuck/Screenshot Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) had a simple message for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and failed candidate Beto O'Rourke: If they want to start confiscating AR-15s from law-abiding gun owners, then they can try and take the one that hangs up in his Washington, D.C. office. "I have a message for Joe Biden and Beto OÂ’Rourke, if you want to take everyoneÂ’s AR-15s in America, why donÂ’t you swing by my office in Washington, D.C. and start with this one," Buck said as he took the AR-15 off of the wall. "Come and take it." "I have...
  • Gun control group plans to spend $60M on 2020 elections

    01/27/2020 2:49:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 27, 2020 | Alex Gangitano
    Everytown for Gun Safety announced on Monday its plan to spend at least $60 million in the 2020 election, which is nearly double what the National Rifle Association (NRA) spent in 2016. Billionaire former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who is running for the Democratic presidential nomination, is a co-founder of Everytown and is the organization’s largest donor. Bloomberg has put gun control at the forefront of his campaign, but Everytown has said they will treat him like any other candidate in terms of endorsements. “This massive 2020 effort is fueled by a combination of financial resources, unprecedented grassroots...
  • What Do Black Gun Owners Think About Being Called "White Nationalists" By The Media?

    01/21/2020 3:05:02 PM PST · by Its All Over Except ... · 22 replies
    Daily Caller via YouTube ^ | 1/21/20 | Staff
    We asked black gun owners at the Richmond gun rally what they thought of being labeled "white nationalist" by the media. Here's what they had to say. ...
  • The War Of Northam Aggression Backfires

    01/20/2020 4:49:10 PM PST · by MAGAlady · 48 replies
    CD Media ^ | 01/20/2020 | Court Anderson
    World War III was a nothingburger. Thus far, Civil War II is similarly underwhelming. Call it the Rubber-Glue Effect. Everything the left has tried lately has ultimately boomeranged and stuck to them in comical fashion. Insults and insinuations returning to visit harm on the heads of the accusers. In Richmond, the “violent white supremacists” even picked up their own garbage. For a white supremacy march, they were awfully diverse. What do you call it when whites, blacks, gays, straights, Latinos, etc.–in other words, Americans–turn up at the alleged “celebration of hate”? A: you call it what it is, a rally...
  • Gun Rights In Virginia: What Is Really Going On

    01/19/2020 3:37:56 PM PST · by willyd · 26 replies
    Xtreme Guns & Ammo ^ | 01/12/2020 | Will Dangerfield
    With all of the crazy things flying around the internet these days, we decided we would try and make sense of the upcoming / current and proposed gun law changes in Virginia.
  • President Trump: Virginia Proves Again Democrats ‘Will Take Your Guns’

    01/18/2020 4:42:08 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 99 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 17 January 2020 | AWR Hawkins
    On January 17, 2020, President Donald Trump pointed to the gun control situation in Virginia, noting that it proves once more the Democrats “will take your guns” if voted into office. He made this point amid the all-out war on guns by Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and the newly elected Democrat majority in the state legislature. Your 2nd Amendment is under very serious attack in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia. That’s what happens when you vote for Democrats, they will take your guns away. Republicans will win Virginia in 2020. Thank you Dems!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 17, 2020...
  • Second Amendment ‘sanctuaries’ will never hold up in court

    01/10/2020 10:25:34 AM PST · by PROCON · 120 replies
    WAPO ^ | Jan. 8, 2020 | Mary B. McCord
    Overblown alarm over reasonable gun-control laws proposed in statehouses across the country has led to a movement by various local governments declaring themselves Second Amendment “sanctuaries” — vowing to establish local jurisdictions where state gun laws that they view as unconstitutional will not be enforced. These resolutions, to the extent they conflict with state law, lack legal effect: In Tazewell County, Va., for example, the “Sanctuary Resolution” approved by the board of supervisors purports to prohibit any county employee from enforcing, and any county funds from being used for the enforcement of, new state gun laws the county deems unconstitutional....
  • Bloomberg, Northam push back on gun law 'misinformation' (Virginia)

    01/07/2020 7:51:10 PM PST · by Perseverando · 43 replies ^ | January 07, 2020 | Alan Suderman and Sarah Rankin, Associated Press
    <p>RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg voiced strong support Tuesday for enacting new gun regulations in Virginia a few months after groups he backs spent millions of dollars helping Democrats win full control of state government.</p> <p>But the former New York City mayor said confiscating the military-style assault rifles already in circulation would be unworkable. And Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said he has no plans to confiscate guns or cut electricity to gun owners who refuse, responding to what he called “misinformation” spreading online about his gun control plans.</p>
  • Virginia County Passes Militia Resolution to Prepare for Potential Gun Control Wave

    12/09/2019 5:02:17 PM PST · by Farcesensitive · 27 replies
    BLP ^ | Dec 9, 2019 | Jose Nino
    As a result of a number of proposed anti-gun bills in Virginia, many of its cities and counties have declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries. However, one county went above and beyond by passing a Militia Resolution. This resolution codifies the establishment and maintenance of a de facto militia in Tazewell county. Firearms News reached out to the Tazewell councilman Thomas Lester, who is also a professor of American History and Political Science. Lester argued, “Declaring our county a Second Amendment Sanctuary is a great first step, however, Virginia is unique because of its constitution. Under Article 1 section 13 of...
  • The Men Who Walked Away

    12/06/2019 5:51:41 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 8 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 5 Dec 2019 | Mark Steyn
    Friday December 6th marks the thirtieth anniversary of the "Montreal Massacre" - a grim day in 1989 when fourteen female students at the École Polytechnique were murdered by a man known to posterity as "Marc Lépine". Much followed from that terrible slaughter, including various useless "gun control" measures - and the formal annual commemorations that, three decades on, are attended by as many eminences as Remembrance Day or Dominion Day. The men present in that classroom are now in their mid-fifties; the women are not. I was far from home that December and was not back in Quebec until Christmas....
  • Oh, Hey: Biden Admits He Wants to Ban a Specific Type of Handgun

    11/19/2019 5:02:51 PM PST · by jazusamo · 32 replies ^ | November 19, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Former Vice President Joe Biden has been all over the place when it comes to his stance on guns and the Second Amendment, although we know he's no friend to gun owners. Just last month he admitted he would favor a national registry for "assault weapons." He's repeatedly championed the idea of "smart guns," even though the technology doesn't exist. But remember: he continually talks about his shotgun. Biden made another really dumb yet scary comment during a swanky fundraiser hosted by an Amazon executive in Seattle, Washington this weekend. For $2,800 a head, you too could hear the former...
  • Virginia Gov says he will reintroduce gun control measures after Dems take over state government

    11/07/2019 6:03:31 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 65 replies
    CNN via MSN ^ | 7 Nov 2019 | Chandelis Duster
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday said he will reintroduce gun control measures in the upcoming legislative sessions now that Democrats have taken control of the state legislature. "Getting rid of bump stocks, high volume magazines, red flag laws. These are common-sense pieces of legislation," he told CNN's John Berman on "New Day." "I will introduce those again in January. And I'm convinced, with the majority now in the House and the Senate, they'll become law and because of that, Virginia will be safer." Democrats took control of the Virginia House and Senate on Tuesday for the first time in...
  • New Zealand Ammunition Supplier - Predicts Revolution

    10/16/2019 11:58:44 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 27 replies
    RNZ ^ | 6/19/2019 | RNZ
    As most of us know New Zealand recently passed massive gun buyback and confiscation laws as a response to a Mosque Shooting... The media in this country after heaping praise on the Prime Minister of New Zealand has completely ignored the story... This youtube video features a major ammunition seller in New Zealand indicating that unless the laws are reversed a violent revolution could happen....basically saying what else do the people have to lose if their rights have been taken away... Last night and Today Beto O'Rourke has proposed what Democrats really want, which is Gun Confiscation It just goes...
  • Schumer Is So Delusional He Wants Trump To Work On Gun Control Despite Dems' Impeachment Inquiry

    09/30/2019 5:54:35 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies ^ | September 30, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Sunday called on President Donald Trump to continue working with Congress on gun control measures despite Democrats' official impeachment inquiry over a call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Specifically, Schumer wants Trump to consider backing universal background checks, a bill known as HR 8 that passed in the House earlier this year. “Amidst the impeachment inquiry the gears of government can still move. Anyone who suggests otherwise is advancing a false narrative,” Schumer said at his Manhattan office on Sunday, the New York Post reported. “In fact, the best example of...
  • Sparks fly at assault-weapons ban hearing on Capitol Hill, ex-cop vows she would 'not comply'

    09/25/2019 1:41:25 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 25, 2019 | Ronn Blitzer
    A former police officer made a bold proclamation during a congressional hearing Wednesday regarding a proposed assault-weapons ban: she would not comply. Dianna Muller, who served in the Tulsa Police Department for 22 years and is the founder of gun advocacy group The DC Project, was among the witnesses at the House Judiciary Committee hearing. The session on an otherwise contentious issue flew largely under the radar amid the Trump-Ukraine controversy and Democrats' impeachment push. But reflecting the gun control divide in the country -- amid a spate of deadly mass shootings that prompted renewed calls for strict laws --...