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  • Washington Gun Control Initiative Puts 10-Day Waiting Period on AR-15 Purchases

    09/24/2018 11:16:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 9/24/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Washington ballot initiative I-1639 puts a 10-day waiting period on AR-15 purchases and raises the minimum age for AR-15 purchases to 21. The initiative also puts special background checks in place and adds other controls to such a degree that the Seattle Times reports the initiative’s passage will make “Washington’s firearms laws…among the strictest in the country.” Washington state made news by passing universal background checks via ballot initiative in 2014. The initiative was bankrolled by millionaires and billionaires such as Steve and Connie Ballmer, Nick and Lenore Hanauer, and Bill and Melinda Gates, among others. The campaign supporting the...
  • Pennsylvania Preparing to Deny Due Process for Gun Owners

    09/24/2018 4:27:11 AM PDT · by Bill_o'Rights · 22 replies
    Monday (Today) and Tuesday(9/24-9/25) the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, spurred on by Speaker of the House Rep. Turzai, is slated to consider two bills that were tabled in June – HB 2060 & HB 2227. HB 2060: HB 2227:
  • FACT CHECK: Have Assault Weapons Been Used In ‘Hundreds’ Of School Shootings?

    09/21/2018 10:35:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 9/21/2018 | Brad Sylvester
    Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein claimed on Sept. 5 that assault weapons have been used in “hundreds” of school shootings. Verdict: False Assault weapons are not typically used in school shootings. The exact number of incidents depends upon how school shootings are defined, but a review by The Daily Caller News Foundation shows that rifles were used in up to 32 school shootings in recent decades. The majority of incidents involve handguns.
  • Here's How Much The NRA Spent In Grants To Support School Security Projects Nationwide

    09/16/2018 6:14:34 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 9/16/2018 | Beth Baumann
    The NRA School Shield Program, which was designed to address "the many facets of school security, including best practices in security infrastructure, technology, personnel, training, and policy," on Monday provides 54 grants in 23 states. The grants totaled more than $600,000 and were awarded to both public and private K-12 educational institutions. “The NRA is proud to be at a forefront of providing meaningful solutions to safeguard our nation’s schools,” NRA President Oliver North said in a statement. “Protecting our most precious resource – our children – with substantive measures that work should be the top priority for all Americans....
  • 2018’s Largest Gun Rights Rally: 1,000+ Descend on Boise

    09/14/2018 6:49:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 9/12/2018 | Jordan Michaels
    What appears to be the year’s largest pro-Second Amendment rally took place in Boise, Idaho, this weekend, drawing thousands of supporters from at least five states through the streets of Boise to the capitol building. Rallygoers carried rifles and handguns along with American and Gadsden flags, and all came out to show their support for the right to keep and bear arms. “They want to ban all semi-automatic firearms, this is the battle that we’re in and if you haven’t noticed, the anti-gun left wants your guns,” Greg Pruett, President of the Idaho Second Amendment Alliance (ISAA), said from the...
  • ‘Assault Weapon’ Ban in Florida… Anti-Gun Groups Join Forces to Put it on the Ballot

    09/14/2018 6:38:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies ^ | 9/12/2018 | Jordan Michaels
    Two Florida-based anti-gun groups have joined forces to put a constitutional amendment on the state’s 2020 general election ballot to ban “assault weapons” in the Gunshine State. The organizations – Americans for Gun Safety Now (AFGSN) and Ban Assault Weapons Now (BAWN) – must gather 766,200 petition signatures from registered Florida voters to place the amendment on Florida’s 2020 ballot. Once on the ballot, a Florida constitutional amendment must gain 60 percent of the vote to become law. “The assault rifle, and its ability to fire approximately one hundred rounds a minute, can be purchased legally with no proof of...
  • Judge rules against MU professor who wants to bring his gun to campus

    09/07/2018 7:09:28 PM PDT · by blueplum · 9 replies
    Kansas City Star ^ | 07 Sep 2018 | Mará Rose Williams
    Circuit Court Judge Jeff Harris this week ruled against University of Missouri law professor Royce Barondes, who challenged the school’s rule prohibiting concealed guns on campus — even if they’re locked in a personal car. {snip} Barondes, who has worked at MU since 2002 and teaches a course on firearms law, sued the university in 2015, challenging its gun prohibition. He sought no monetary payment. {snip} But Wednesday’s ruling only represents a partial victory for the university. The judge also has been asked to consider whether the MU gun policy is constitutional, a completely different question than whether it violates...
  • MSNBC Gives Alyssa Milano Forum to Bash Kavanaugh, Promote Abortion

    09/07/2018 9:20:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies ^ | 9/6/2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    On the Thursday edition of MSNBC's The Beat, host Ari Melber showed a pre-recorded interview with liberal actress Alyssa Milano in which they discussed her recent activism against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and her support for abortion rights. Melber also repeated the flawed polling which suggests most Americans support Roe v. Wade, and brought up Milano's invoking The Handmaid's Tale about a fictional American society that oppresses women. After beginning the segment by recalling the case of an underage illegal immigrant who was delayed from getting an abortion while in detention and Milano's recent video depicting the story,...
  • Levi’s CEO Announces New Partnership with Bloomberg to Push Gun Bans, Fund Radical Groups

    09/05/2018 9:00:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 8/4/2018 | Chris Reeves
    Nike isn’t the only company that’s decided to try its hand at political activism this week. On Tuesday, Levi Strauss & Co. CEO Chip Bergh published a piece for Fortuneoutlining his company’s official plans to team up with Michael Bloomberg’s “Everytown for Gun Safety” group to fund new efforts at promoting gun control legislation with other American business leaders. “I’m proud to announce,” Bergh said in the piece, “that Levi Strauss & Co. is partnering with Everytown for Gun Safety and executives including Michael Bloomberg to form Everytown Business Leaders for Gun Safety, a coalition of business leaders who believe,...
  • David Hogg's GoFundMe wants to put Trump's anti-Cruz tweets on Texas billboards

    09/02/2018 2:13:51 PM PDT · by gattaca · 108 replies
    <p>With the help of Parkland survivor and gun control activist David Hogg, a GoFundMe raised $9,760 to put Donald Trump's tweets bashing Ted Cruz up on a billboard in Texas.</p> <p>The GoFundMe, organized by political group USA Latinx, raised the money in less than 24 hours. The campaign was a response to Trump endorsing Cruz through Twitter. On Friday, the president announced a "major rally" that would take place in "the biggest stadium in Texas we can find."</p>
  • Faith-Based Anti-Gun Coalition Formed to Take Down a Gun Manufacturer...From The Inside Out

    09/02/2018 8:19:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 71 replies ^ | 9/2/2018 | Beth Baumann
    A group of 11 Catholic groups came together to purchase stock in Smith & Wesson. The group purchased 200 shares, the minimum number required to for shareholders to demand reports from the company. Now, they want the gun manufacturer to provide a report that details what the company is doing to promote "gun safety measures" and "produce safer gun and gun products." According to an SEC filing, which is submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), here's what the group wants to see from Smith & Wesson: Shareholders request the Board of Directors issue a report by February...
  • America doesn’t actually lead the world in mass shootings

    08/30/2018 7:34:31 PM PDT · by TBP · 4 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 30, 2018 | John Lott and Michael Weisser
    The claim that the US has by far the most mass public shootings in the world drives much of the gun-control debate. Many argue that America’s high rate of gun possession explains the high rate of mass shootings. aim received coverage in hundreds of news stories all over the world. It still gets regular coverage. Purporting to cover all mass public shootings around the world from 1966 to 2012, Lankford claimed that the United States had 31 percent of public mass shooters despite having less than 5 percent of the population. But this isn’t nearly correct. The whole episode should...
  • Well, NPR Just Delivered A Headshot To The Anti-Gun Left's School Shooting Narrative

    08/30/2018 7:22:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies ^ | 8/29/2018 | Matt Vespa
    So, any time there’s a mass shooting, the anti-gun Left jumps for glee: another opportunity to fundraise, attack Republicans, and make the case yet again for why we need “common sense gun control,” which really means gun bans and the repeal of the Second Amendment. They tout misinformation, push narratives with shoddy data, and partake in our favorite game: not knowing what the current gun laws are and pervasively screw up on gun lexicon. Part of it is just plain ignorance, and part of it is also refusing to accept facts that undercut the narrative. The school shootings data point...
  • MLB star slugger stands by Hitler post, says he was supporting 2nd Amendment

    08/29/2018 7:09:09 AM PDT · by DFG · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/29/2018 | Ryan Gaydos
    Boston Red Sox star J.D. Martinez stood by his controversial Instagram post showing Adolf Hitler, saying Tuesday he was defending the Second Amendment. Martinez, a perennial American League MVP candidate, posted the photo in 2013. The picture featured Hitler along with the quote, “To conquer a nation, first disarm it’s (sic) citizens.” Martinez captioned the post, “This is why I always stay strapped! #thetruth” He was 25 at the time.
  • The School Shootings That Weren't

    08/28/2018 7:20:15 AM PDT · by JamesP81 · 15 replies
    National Public Radio (NPR) ^ | 8-27-2018 | Anya Kamenetz
    How many times per year does a gun go off in an American school? We should know. But we don't. This spring the U.S. Education Department reported that in the 2015-2016 school year, "nearly 240 schools ... reported at least 1 incident involving a school-related shooting." The number is far higher than most other estimates. But NPR reached out to every one of those schools repeatedly over the course of three months and found that more than two-thirds of these reported incidents never happened. Child Trends, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research organization, assisted NPR in analyzing data from the government's Civil...
  • MSNBC's McCaffrey Claims 'Automatic' Guns Used by Civilians in Shootings

    08/27/2018 7:27:19 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies ^ | 8/27/2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    Appearing as a guest on Sunday's MSNBC Live with David Gura, longtime MSNBC analyst and retired General Barry McCaffrey oddly claimed that both "automatic and semi-automatic" weapons are used by mass shooters, and likened mass attacks to the time he was hit by machine gun fire in the Vietnam War, as he gave the impression that rapid fire machine guns are readily available to U.S. civilians. He also went on to call for gun registration and efforts to reduce the number of guns. After reading a Twiitter reaction to the Jacksonville shootings from Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson, Gura went...
  • One State's Gun Control Initiative Will Appear On The Nov. Ballot Despite Questionable Practices

    08/26/2018 5:48:08 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 8/25/2018 | Beth Baumann
    The Washington State Supreme Court on Friday overturned a lower court's decision on the state's controversial gun control ballot initiative, I-1639. The Court ruled unanimously that the initiative must appear on the November ballot. "The problem with the petitions is that they failed to underline new law and strike through removed law so that the reader could not know the current law, added law and subtracted law," Alan Gottlieb, Founder and Executive Director of SAF, previously told Townhall. "If they are so careless about knowing what is, or is not, shown on their own petitions, how is anyone else supposed...
  • University of Utah instructor punished after shaming gun carriers, creating 'Second Amendment Zone'

    08/26/2018 5:44:01 AM PDT · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 22, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    “If you feel that it is somehow at all appropriate to bring a gun to class (hint: it is not — this is absurd, antisocial, and frightening behavior), you are restricted to spending your time in class in my ‘second amendment zone’ a 3x3 taped square on the floor in the very back of the classroom......“This zone also does not include a desk, because desks are reserved for students who respect the personal and psychological safety of their classmates and instructor.”
  • Federal judge gives OK to lawsuit over foster parents' guns

    08/26/2018 5:10:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 8/26/2018 | unknown
    A federal judge has given the OK to a lawsuit filed against the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services over its rule that foster parents in the state do not have Second Amendment rights. Well, the rules say they can have guns, but they have to be inoperable. The case was brought on behalf of William and Jill Johnson, a retired Marine and his tackle shop-owning wife as well as another couple and the Second Amendment Foundation. The state asked the Johnsons to be foster parents for their grandson. But during the course of the necessary paperwork for the...
  • Israel Loosens Gun Ownership Restrictions in Response to Terrorist Threat

    08/24/2018 7:15:46 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies ^ | 8/21/2018 | Jordan Michaels
    In high contrast to nearly every other non-U.S. country, Israel passed a law on Monday that would expand the number of citizens eligible for firearms ownership licenses. As justification for the new policy, Israel’s Security Minister Gilad Erdan cited increased protection from “lone wolf” terrorist attacks. “Many civilians saved lives during terror attacks and in an era of ‘lone terrorism.’ The more skilled civilians carrying weapons, the greater the chance of thwarting attacks without casualties and reducing the number of casualties,” Erdan said, according to the Jerusalem Post. Previously, Israel operated under a system similar to the “good cause” scheme...