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  • (NM State) Senate narrowly approves gun purchase background check bill

    02/14/2019 5:03:24 PM PST · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Thursday, February 14th, 2019 at 4:19pm | Dan Boyd
    SANTA FE — A bill expanding background check requirements for New Mexico gun sales cleared a key stumbling block Thursday, as members of the Senate voted 22-20 to pass the measure after more than three hours of debate. The legislation, along with other gun bills pending at the Roundhouse, have drawn opposition from most county sheriffs statewide and prompted at least two New Mexico counties — Quay and Socorro — to adopt ordinances suggesting they would not enforce the law.
  • Los Angeles passes law requiring companies that want city contracts to disclose NRA ties

    02/12/2019 5:15:14 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/12/19 | Brett Samuels
    The Los Angeles City Council voted on Tuesday to pass a law that requires companies seeking contracts with the city to disclose any ties to the National Rifle Association (NRA). The Los Angeles Times reported that council member Mitch O'Farrell crafted the ordinance in response to the wave of mass shootings in the U.S. The councilman described the NRA as a "roadblock" to gun law reforms. The measure passed on Tuesday with a 14-0 vote. Attorneys for the NRA have threatened to sue over the ordinance, the Times reported. One lawyer for the organization told the news outlet that the...
  • Growing Number of Schools Arming Themselves With Defense Budgets, Including Armed Teachers

    02/11/2019 3:54:04 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 15 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 11 FEB 2019 | Steve Miller
    The Chippewa Valley school district in suburban Detroit didn’t retreat in 2017 after voters overwhelmingly defeated its proposal to borrow $90 million for spending pitched as “protecting the community’s investment in our schools.” Instead it rebranded the package as if lives were on the line – as an effort to literally protect students. Last year, voters approved the bond proposal with the campaign tag line “safe schools, strong schools” emphasizing the need for new security funding. School districts around the nation have found that security sells in the year since a troubled student killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas...
  • House Dems will not strip Omar of her committee assignments: report

    02/11/2019 5:42:24 PM PST · by jazusamo · 68 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 11, 2019 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    House Democrats reportedly will not strip Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) of her committee assignments after she apologized for tweets suggesting that American lawmakers were motivated to defend Israel by money. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) told Roll Call that "of course" Democrats would not strip Omar of committee assignments like Republicans did to Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa.) after he questioned how terms like "white supremacy" became offensive. “I don’t think she’s anti-Semitic,” Hoyer reportedly said. “She did apologize. The key will be that when we make a mistake like that, conscious or unconscious, that we don’t repeat it. That...
  • Violent Video Game Tax Proposed In Pennsylvania

    02/06/2019 8:04:46 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 25 replies
    Gamespot ^ | 2-6-2019 | Eddie Makuch
    Lawmakers from Pennsylvania have put forth a bill that proposes a 10% excise tax on violent video games. House Bill 109 seeks to impose the so-called "sin tax" on games sold at retail that are rated by the ESRB as M for Mature or Adults-Only. The money would go into a fund called the "Digital Protection for School Safety Account" that aims to enhance security measures at schools in the wake of the school shootings in Parkland, Florida and Newtown, Connecticut. State representative Chris Quinn, a republican, initially put forth the bill in 2018, but it never made it out...
  • Smith & Wesson Rejects Push by Anti-Second Amendment Shareholders

    02/10/2019 8:03:49 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10:26 PM 02/10/2019 | Derek Hunter
    The latest strategy of gun control activists is to force gun manufacturers “to consider their social impact” by buying stock in those companies and mobilizing shareholders to demand they study the concept. The group called Adrian Dominican Sisters, led by a nun named Sister Judy Byron, is part of the Northwest Coalition for Responsible Investments, an anti-Second Amendment activist group. Their latest target was American Outdoor Brands Corporation (AOBC), which owns Smith & Wesson. The company was forced to do a study, which was released late Friday, but the results likely won’t make the nuns happy. In their report, AOBC...
  • Chaos at the Capitol as House passes gun legislation (NM - Dems control Gov and Legislature)

    02/10/2019 5:27:35 PM PST · by CedarDave · 38 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | February 9. 2019 | Dan McKay
    SANTA FE – Procedural warfare erupted on the floor of the state House late Friday – as legislative staffers locked doors to the chamber and chased down missing lawmakers – before Democrats pushed through legislation that would require a background check on nearly every firearm sale in New Mexico. Chaos ensued as the proposal, House Bill 8, passed on a 41-25 vote. House Bill 8 would make it a crime to sell a firearm without conducting a background check, with certain exceptions. Sales between two law-enforcement officers, for example, would be exempt from the requirement. Federally licensed firearms dealers already...
  • Attention teens: YOUR texting and driving kills 269 times as many people as school shootings!

    03/25/2018 6:54:53 AM PDT · by grundle · 31 replies
    wordpress ^ | March 25, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Attention teen protestors: YOUR texting and driving kills 269 times as many people as school shootings! Wikipedia has this comprehensive, well documented article called “List of school shootings in the United States.”School shootings are so rare and infrequent that it wouldn’t be good to just look at any one year, so I’m going to look at all the school shootings from January 1, 1999 (the year of the Columbine massacre, which is often cited as the beginning of the “modern” era of school shootings) and go up until March 20, 2018, which is the most recent school shooting (Great Mills, Maryland)...
  • 6 Reasons Why The AR-15 Is Actually Ideal For Self-Defense

    03/24/2018 12:54:25 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 55 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 22 Mar, 2018 | Tom Knighton
    The AR-15 may well be the most vilified rifle in existence at the moment, possibly even more so than the Soviet-designed AK-47. This is especially true following several incidents where bad people did bad things with the rifle in question. As per usual following such incidents, politicians begin clamoring for the rifle to be banned. They use all kinds of rhetoric to paint the firearm as some kind of evil murder-death-kill machine that serves no other purpose except to end lives. This usually comes from the same people who claim that the most recent gunman, armed with a Glock, didn’t...
  • When will the Supreme Court hear NYSRPA v. the City of New York

    02/09/2019 2:40:50 PM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 6 February, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    In the first firearms related Second Amendment case to be heard in a decade, the Supreme Court granted a writ of Certiorari (decided to hear) the case of New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. The City of New York. This case will have major ramifications for Second Amendment jurisprudence. New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. City of New York, New York, No. 18-280 Issue(s): Whether New York City’s ban on transporting a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun to a home or shooting range outside city limits is consistent with the Second Amendment, the commerce...
  • Why Trump's Wrong To Focus On Ending AIDs

    02/09/2019 10:31:38 AM PST · by OddLane · 36 replies
    NY Post ^ | 2/8/19 | MIchael Fumento
    State of the Union addresses are like appendixes: They may serve a purpose but nobody knows what it is. So there’s always a temptation to insert into them a “moonshot goal” to show you’re doing Big Things. This year, President Trump’s moonshot was ending HIV transmission in the United States by 2030. Poor choice. For decades, the AIDS lobby has seized huge swaths of limited resources — not only funding but medical researchers — at the expense of diseases that kill far more people. This has to end...
  • South Dakota Passes Constitutional Carry, New Governor Noem Signs Bill

    02/06/2019 7:15:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 February, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On January 31, 2019, Governor Kristi Noem signed her first bill into law. The bill was SB47, South Dakota Constitutional Carry. From Governor Kristi Noem today signed her first bill into law. SB47, which Noem signed today, will further protect the Second Amendment rights of South Dakotans by allowing constitutional carry. The bill will go into effect July 1, 2019.“More than 230 years ago, the Founding Fathers of our country penned the Constitution that has since laid the framework for centuries of policies. They so firmly believed in the importance of the freedom to bear arms that they...
  • Knife Crime is Out of Control in Sadiq Khan’s London.

    02/06/2019 6:13:45 AM PST · by george76 · 48 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Feb 6, 2019 | Jose Nino
    London continues its downward spiral under London Mayor Saddiq Khan’s leadership. Or lack thereof. According to figures from the London Metropolitan Police, 49 percent of knife crime is committed by teenagers. Even more revealing were numbers that indicated that three quarters of knife crime perpetrators were minorities. This is part of a larger trend of failed government policies that are beginning to produce toxic social outcomes throughout the UK. For a start, it doesn’t help that the UK has an expansive welfare state that is not very conducive to immigrant assimilation. One needn’t look further at the case of Sweden...
  • Runner fights off, kills mountain lion in Colorado park

    02/05/2019 7:13:38 AM PST · by george76 · 58 replies
    CBS ^ | February 5, 2019
    Fort Collins, Colo. -- A man is recovering after he fought off and killed a mountain lion that attacked him during a trail run in northern Colorado... the man was running alone when he was attacked from behind Monday afternoon at Horsetooth Mountain Open Space, a mountain park some 66 miles northwest of Denver, near Fort Collins. The runner, whose name has not been released, fought off the cougar, hiked out of the area and drove himself to a hospital. He suffered facial cuts, wrist injuries and puncture wounds to his arms, legs and back. The bites were severe... Wildlife...
  • Brady, Not Bloomberg in the Urinals at Shot Show, 2019, Las Vegas

    02/01/2019 5:25:37 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 27 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    -Most Second Amendment supporters will remember that before Billionaire Michael Bloomberg started throwing tens of millions of dollars to subvert the Second Amendment. The primary pusher of Second Amendment infringements was the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. That is why it seems ironic that the urinals at the Shot Show all had “Brady” urinal mats in the bottom. It is just an unfortunate coincidence that a unrelated company, Brady Industries, produces the mats and many other cleaning supplies for the Western United States. From Brady Industries is the premier cleaning solutions provider throughout the Western United States....
  • Editorial: These gun ownership bills make good safety sense (NM)

    01/30/2019 11:34:38 AM PST · by CedarDave · 26 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | January 30th, 2019 | Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board
    Similar bills in the NM House and Senate would make it a crime to sell a firearm without conducting a background check .... It would help keep guns out of the hands of felons, people with documented mental health problems, illegal immigrants and others who couldn’t purchase a gun from a licensed gun shop. SB 8 is being carried by Majority Leader Peter Wirth and Judiciary Committee chairman Richard Martinez, both Democrats. Now, if you go into a reputable gun shop and purchase a firearm, a background check is required. If you agree to purchase one in a parking lot...
  • How Governor Cuomo wants to expand gun laws in 2019

    01/30/2019 10:10:24 AM PST · by Bob434 · 7 replies
    WKBW ^ | Jan 11, 2019 | Anthony Reyes
    Not sure the site's excerpt policy, but basically cuomo is pushing for "Red Flag" laws, Banning Teachers from having guns on school grounds, Expanding Background Check/Waiting Period laws, Ban Bump Stocks (which is already federally banned I believe)
  • South Dakota legislature votes to allow concealed handguns without a permit

    01/29/2019 7:25:36 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/29/19 | Morgan Gstalter
    The South Dakota legislature has passed a bill allowing residents to carry concealed handguns without a permit, sending the measure to Gov. Kristi Noem (R) for a signature. The state House passed the Senate legislation in a 47-23 vote on Tuesday to allow for the so-called “constitutional carry,” The Argus Leader reported. Noem has vocalized support for the measure before but said she will consider the language in the bill before signing it into law. "We are pleased to see constitutional carry pass the state Senate and House of Representatives. Hopefully Gov. Noem will see the benefit in providing law-abiding...
  • Gun rights advocates trying to push Pittsburgh's mayor out of office

    01/29/2019 7:59:52 AM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 6 replies ^ | 1/28/2019 | uncredited
    PITTSBURGH - Some gun rights advocates are now trying to push Pittsburgh's mayor out of office and possibly have him criminally charged over his gun control plans. Republican ward Chair Brooke Nadonley, of Mt. Washington, and Val Finnell, of Firearms Owners Against Crime, made the rounds Monday at the Allegheny County Courthouse, trying to file a petition to impeach Bill Peduto. "One of the grounds of his malfeasance, which would be the attempt to manipulate and change Pennsylvania gun laws," Nadonley said. Impeachment is a long shot, and likely won't get any traction, but it appears likely that some of...
  • Rick Scott rejects Trump’s pitch to arm teachers

    02/25/2018 11:27:55 AM PST · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    NY Post ^ | February 25, 2018 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON – Florida Gov. Rick Scott Sunday rejected a plan pitched by President Trump to arm certain teachers with guns as a solution to stop mass shootings. “I disagree with him,” Scott, a Republican, told Fox News Sunday. “I believe you’ve got to focus on the people that are well-trained in law enforcement, that are trained to do this. I want to make sure we have significant law enforcement presence (at schools) on top of hardening the schools with metal detectors and bullet proof glass, better perimeter fencing.” “I want our teachers to teach and our law enforcement officers to...