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  • More nurses becoming first-time gun buyers says St. Louis firearm safety instructor

    05/28/2020 10:14:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    kmox.radio.com ^ | 5/26/2020 | Brian Kelley
    "They're afraid the police aren't going to be able to protect them and they're going to be overrun," Cummins says. "And we've seen a lot of first-time (gun owners) and people who have no experience with a firearm." He believes the rise in sales is not from those fearing a crackdown by a new administration in Washington, because most gun owners he's talked to believe President Donald Trump will easily win re-election.
  • Boston Globe: More Laws Needed Because Gun Kit Sales ‘Seem to Be on the Rise

    05/24/2020 8:47:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/22/2020 | AWR Hawkins
    The Boston Globe ran an editorial in support of the Democrats’ latest gun control push and bolstered their position by suggesting gun kit sales “seem to be on the rise.” The Globe is backing Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s (D-CT) push for new regulations on “ghost guns” and the gun kits from which such guns are built. Breitbart News reported Blumenthal’s claim that such guns are “untraceable,” yet he also claimed to know there are currently elevated sales of such guns.
  • Report: 1,797,910 Firearms Sold in April 2020, a 71.3% Increase Over April 2019

    05/23/2020 8:45:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 5/22/2020 | Michael W. Chapman
    A report by Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF) estimates that in April 2020 there were 1,797,910 gun sales, an increase of 71.3% over the April 2019 sales. As the SAAF estimated, "April 2020 U.S. firearms unit sales [were] at 1,797,910 units, a year-over-year increase of 71.3% from April 2019. Likely single handgun sales (1,085,046) increased year-over-year by 83.1% whereas single long-gun sales (560,353) increased year-over-year by 51.7%."
  • The Smart Gun Doesn’t Exist for the Dumbest Reasons Firearms makers have resisted Silicon Valley-sponsored digital innovation that could transform public safety.

    05/21/2020 7:37:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 61 replies
    getpocket.com ^ | 4/15/2019 | Austin Carr, Polly Mosendz, Neil Weinberg
    Nobody blames the free market. Nearly half of gun owners in the U.S. would consider buying a smart gun, according to a Johns Hopkins University study. (Michael R. Bloomberg, founder of Bloomberg News parent Bloomberg LP, is a donor to groups that support gun control.) The promise of guns that can be used only by one person is that there will be fewer fired by accident or by someone who shouldn’t have access to a gun, and fewer sold on the black market. This is the story of why the multibillion-dollar American gun industry hasn’t yet managed to make guns...
  • Sen. John Cornyn Counters Democrats: Enough Gun Control Already

    05/18/2020 12:10:36 PM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/16/2020 | AWR Hawkins
    Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) countered a Democrat-led push for more regulations on “ghost guns” by making clear his belief that there is enough gun control already. On May 15, 2020, Breitbart News reported that Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and other Democrats are demanding background checks for “ghost guns” and kits containing parts that can be used to build guns. The Mike Bloomberg-founded gun control group, Everytown for Gun Safety, supports the Democrat push. Politico quoted Sen. Cornyn in a way that gave readers the impression that he also supported the advocacy. They reported that Cornyn “might...
  • Supreme Court eyes more gun cases as conservatives signal eagerness to expand 2nd Amendment protections

    05/18/2020 6:16:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    cnbc.com ^ | 5/17/2020 | tucker higgins
    Ten different guns cases were on the agenda of the justices’ private conference on Friday, where they met to decide which cases they will hear in the upcoming term. Each of those cases has been considered at one previous conference, a clear signal that there is “serious interest” in hearing them, according to John Elwood, a leading court observer and a partner at the law firm Arnold & Porter. It is possible the court could announce as soon as Monday that it will hear one or more of the cases. If it does so, a decision would be expected by...
  • Chuck Schumer: We Can't Let Protestors with 'Automatic Weapons' Determine Re-Opening Policies

    05/15/2020 3:05:44 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 72 replies
    my Twitter feed ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Chuck Schumer: We can't let protestors with "automatic weapons" determine our re-opening policies.--------------- Well, Chuck, we can't let firearm policies be set by senators as ignorant as you about firearms! Can gun control advocates like Schumer truly be this ignorant? No matter how many times they are corrected about the difference between semi-automatics and automatics, they continue making stupid statements like this.
  • Michigan official says ANY protester holding a firearm should be arrested at tomorrow's stay-at-home rally set for the Capitol after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer received death threats

    05/12/2020 8:52:36 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 88 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 23:38 EDT, 12 May 2020 | James Gordon
    Protestors in Michigan planning to rally at the state Capitol on Thursday are being warned that if they bring firearms to the event they will be arrested. The warnings come after several members of the groups planning on attending the rally called for the assassination of Governor Gretchen Whitmer which saw one man writing: “Can we please just take up a collection for an assassin to put that woman from Michigan down.” On Monday, Whitmer said she respected people’s rights to protest but was becoming “increasingly concerned about the violent nature of the comments being made” and the “extreme rhetoric...
  • Report: NY Women Seeking Guns out of Fear of Coronavirus Crime Wave

    05/12/2020 9:03:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 46 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 5/11/2020 | AWR Hawkins
    A New York Post report claims women in New York are seeking guns in anticipation of what they fear is a coming coronavirus crime wave. According to the Post, 35-year-old Nicole Rosario is a stay-at-home Staten Island mom who wants a gun. Rosario said, “It’s my constitutional right. But that doesn’t seem to matter. I live in New York which means it’s impossible. That’s crazy and unfair.” Rosario’s 32-year-old sister, Christine, feels the same. She is actually “going to ask her boyfriend to move in with her because he already has a gun.” Cassie Kramer, a 46-year-old in the fashion...
  • Bloomberg-Founded Gun Control Group Pledges $8M to Turn Texas Blue

    Mike Bloomberg-founded Everytown for Gun Safety is spending $8 million in hopes of turning Texas blue in the November 2020 elections. KRGV reports that Everytown already pledged the money and will, this Thursday, name “three staffers to help with its Texas campaign.” Everytown senior political adviser Charlie Kelly commented: “[Texas is] clearly emerging as a top battleground state — there’s just no question about it — and it’s why we’re investing $8 million in the state this cycle. Between the investment and our network of 400,000 grassroots supporters, our goal is to do whatever it takes to elect gun sense...
  • Military Spouse Sues Florida Commissioner for Suspending Concealed Weapon License Applications

    05/09/2020 7:02:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/8/2020 | Lindsey Marie
    Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) President Cliff Maloney filed a lawsuit today against Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Nicole Fried, who suspended online concealed weapons license applications, arguing that Fried’s actions violate his constitutional right to bear arms. Maloney is a military spouse, gun owner, and Floridian who was prevented from submitting his concealed weapons license application online. Fried suspended all online concealed weapon license applications on March 23, 2020, until further notice. Fried cited COVID-19 as the reason for the suspension. Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody sent Fried a letter requesting that she resume taking online...
  • 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...
  • Senators Look to Bolster Firearm Background Check System as Sales Go Through the Roof

    05/06/2020 9:21:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 5/6/2020 | Katie Pavlich
    A number of Republican Senators are looking to bolster the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS])after back-to-back record-setting sales months in March and April. "In response to the pandemic, millions of Americans practicing safe social distancing have lined up outside of firearm retailers in order to purchase firearms. The resulting record-breaking surge has placed significant pressure on the National Instant Criminal Background System (NICS), which helps to ensure that criminals and other prohibited persons cannot gain access to firearms," Texas Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn wrote in a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray this week. More than...
  • MSNBC’s Steve Schmidt: Michigan Protesters ‘Brown-Shirted Stormtroopers’

    04/30/2020 7:25:21 PM PDT · by KC_Lion · 107 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 30 April 2020 | Pam Key
    MSNBC’s “The Beat,” Steve Schmidt, John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign manager, compared the lockdown protestors in Michigan to the Nazi Party’s original wing...Melber said, “You have Michigan state Senator Dayna Polehanki, ‘Directly above me, men with rifles yelling at us. Some of my colleagues who own bulletproof vests are wearing them. I have never appreciated our Sergeants-at-Arms more than today.’ Your view of this, Steve?”Schmidt said, “This is appalling. Someone needs to explain to me what the difference is between those guys and a bunch of brown-shirted Stormtroopers in 1925 is. I’m very serious about this. This is about the...
  • Supreme Court Punts Second Amendment Case back to Lower Courts

    04/30/2020 6:00:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 28 April, 2020 | Dean Weingarten
    The long-awaited ruling on the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York, was issued on 27 April, 2020.  The Supreme Court resolved almost nothing.  The Court held the case was moot, because the City of New York and the State of New York changed their law, so as to prevent the Court from ruling on the case. The Court merely maintained the unsatisfactory status quo of the Second Amendment in the lower courts. This is exactly what those who oppose a meaningful Second Amendment demanded of the Court.Here is a brief summation of the history...
  • Anti-Gun Activist: Gun Purchases Will Cause More Wuhan Coronavirus Deaths or Something (DOH!)

    04/27/2020 10:02:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/24/2020 | Matt Vespa
    So, in the latest episode of ‘Orange man…bad,’ we have an anti-gun activist suggesting that Trump is killing people because he’s designated gun stores as essential businesses. So, gun purchases could lead to more Wuhan coronavirus deaths or something. It’s absurd. It’s an overreach, one that was primed to be exploited in the Wuhan era. Anti-gun liberals’ lust for any reason to ban or restrict gun sales is encapsulated here. It harkens back to what Katie wrote right before this outbreak became serious on the coasts and in the New York City area, where an Illinois mayor tried to ban...
  • Supremes order U.S. city to explain its confiscation of legal guns

    04/27/2020 5:42:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/26/2020 | WND
    he U.S. Supreme Court has ordered officials in San Jose, California, to explain why they confiscated the legally owned guns of Lori Rodriguez. They still have them. The case was brought by the Second Amendment Foundation on behalf of the woman. The Supreme Court justices have instructed city officials to respond by May 20. "We’re encouraged by this development in the case," said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. "If the city thought they could just ignore this case and make it go away, they’re wrong." "Her firearms were seized seven years ago after her husband was...
  • Joe Biden’s Possible Vice Presidential Candidates to Participate in Gun Control Series

    04/26/2020 2:41:30 PM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 4/25/2020 | AWR Hawkins
    Women who could possibly be vice presidential candidates on the Democrat ticket with Joe Biden will participate in an Everytown for Gun Safety gun control series beginning in late April and spanning numerous weeks. Everytown is a Mike Bloomberg-founded gun control group that includes Moms Demand Action. The Hill reported that former Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams and former Democrat presidential hopefuls Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Amy Klobuchar, and Kamala Harris will all take part in the series, albeit on different days. Moms Demand Action’s Shannon Watts commented on the possible Democrat vice presidential candidates’ participation in the gun control series,...
  • Giffords Law Center Presents Anti-Gun Arguments That Contradict Not Only The Constitution, But Their Own Positions

    04/25/2020 4:06:17 PM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    captainsjournal.com ^ | 4/23/2020 | Herschel Smith
    In an Amicus Brief submitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, Miller versus Becerra, the Giffords Law Center and associated attorneys make the following argument. Such combat-style features distinguish military rifles and their semi-automatic counterparts from standard sporting rifles, and are not “merely cosmetic”—they “serve specific, combat-functional ends.” H. Rep. No. 103-489, at 18. The Regulated Assault Rifles include features that enhance ammunition capacity, concealability, stability, and control, making it easier for shooters to fire accurately without sacrificing rate of fire. The “net effect of these military combat features is a capability for lethality—more...
  • Rev. Graham on N.S. Shooting: Strict Gun Laws in Canada But Criminals 'Don't Obey' Gun Laws

    04/20/2020 3:26:33 PM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 4/20/2020 | Michael W. Chapman
    Commenting on the mass shooting in Nova Scotia on Saturday, in which at least 18 people were killed along with the alleged shooter, Rev. Franklin Graham said Canada "has some of the strictest gun laws in the world" but "criminals don't obey" gun control laws. Graham also noted that London's gun laws apparently do not deter criminals because in recent years there has been an increase in knife attacks. Now, policy-makers want to impose tougher "knife control" laws, he said.