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  • Pelosi warns GOP: Next president could declare national emergency on guns

    02/15/2019 2:37:16 AM PST · by Libloather · 113 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/14/19 | MIKE LILLIS
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday issued a warning to Republicans poised to support President Trump's decision to declare a national emergency at the southern border: the next Democratic president, she said, could do the same on guns. "A Democratic president can declare emergencies, as well," Pelosi told reporters in the Capitol. "So the precedent that the president is setting here is something that should be met with great unease and dismay by the Republicans." Pelosi noted that Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., that left 17 students and faculty dead....
  • Mueller wants to know about 2016 Trump campaign's ties to NRA

    01/23/2019 6:22:11 AM PST · by Red Badger · 72 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 4:56 PM ET, Tue January 22, 2019 | By Sara Murray
    Special counsel Robert Mueller's team has expressed interest in the Trump campaign's relationship with the National Rifle Association during the 2016 campaign. "When I was interviewed by the special counsel's office, I was asked about the Trump campaign and our dealings with the NRA," Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign aide, told CNN. The special counsel's team was curious to learn more about how Donald Trump and his operatives first formed a relationship with the NRA and how Trump wound up speaking at the group's annual meeting in 2015, just months before announcing his presidential bid, Nunberg said. Nunberg's interview...
  • Trump administration officially bans bump stocks

    12/18/2018 8:16:12 AM PST · by GIdget2004 · 252 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/18/2018 | Laura Jarrett
    The Trump administration is officially banning bump-fire stocks, senior Justice Department officials told CNN Tuesday. Under a new federal rule, those who possess the devices, commonly known as bump stocks, will get 90 days to turn them in from the date that the final rule is published in the federal register, which is likely Friday, the officials said. Bump stocks gained national attention last year after a gunman in Las Vegas rigged his weapons with the devices to fire on concertgoers, killing 58 people. President Donald Trump vowed to outlaw the devices soon after the tragedy, and some lawmakers on...
  • President Trump’s Stealth Bump Stock Ban Is Illegal And Ignorant

    12/08/2018 8:00:33 AM PST · by Simon Green · 71 replies
    The Federalost ^ | 12/07/18 | Matthew Larosiere
    President Trump made up his mind some time ago to ban bump stocks, the woefully ineffective firearm accessory regrettably used in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting. Recently, though, reports from CNN and the New York Times indicate that the Trump administration is poised to implement a ban on these devices in the coming days. There are two major issues with this: they can’t legally do it, and it’s dumb. Still, you may remember the media storm around bump stocks last year. Deserved or not, a proposition to ban bump stocks seemed to have bipartisan support, but Congress couldn’t agree on...
  • Report: President Trump Signing Bump Stock Ban, Citizens Have 90 Days to Turn Them In

    11/29/2018 8:41:27 AM PST · by skimbell · 160 replies
    BREITBART ^ | 29 November 2018 | Awr Hawkins
    President Donald Trump is expected to announce that he will be signing a ban on bump stocks that gives Americans 90 days to hand them over or otherwise dispose of them.
  • Pittsburgh mayor to Trump: Armed guards are not the answer

    10/28/2018 9:36:01 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 77 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 28, 2018
    WASHINGTON — Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto said Sunday that he disagrees with President Donald Trump's call for more armed guards at places of worship in order to prevent shootings like the one that claimed the lives of 11 congregants at a synagogue in the city on Saturday. Instead, Peduto told NBC's "Meet the Press," he believes that gun control measures would go further to help stop these shootings. "I belong to an organization, a bipartisan organization, called Mayors Against Illegal Guns. I don't think that the answer to this problem is solved by having our synagogues, mosques and churches filled...
  • 'We Have the Right to Bear Arms': Kanye Talks Guns, Chicago Violence With Trump

    10/11/2018 8:33:41 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11 Oct 2018 01:56 PM | Fox News Insider
    President Donald Trump and rapper Kanye West spoke to reporters in the Oval Office Thursday afternoon before their lunch meeting. West, who has sparked outrage from some on the left with his outspoken support for the president, riffed on a series of topics, including racism, tax breaks, education, prison reform and gun control. “The problem is illegal guns, illegal guns is the problem. Not legal guns. We have the right to bear arms," West said when a reporter asked him about the debate over gun violence in America and gun control. West, a Chicago native, said he and the president...
  • Presidential Message on National Shooting Sports Month

    08/02/2018 6:51:13 AM PDT · by ransomnote · 15 replies ^ | August 1, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    During National Shooting Sports Month, we celebrate the wonderful American tradition of shooting sports. Shooting sports are a terrific reminder of our constitutional liberty and the attendant benefits that accrue to a free people: active friendship within families, between peers, and among communities, and the opportunity for Americans living in small towns and large cities to experience the bounty of America’s great outdoors. Shooting sports help reinforce many of the bedrock values of our people, such as the free exercise of the Second Amendment. Mastery of shooting sports requires rigor, discipline, and training. State and local shooting sports programs—and instruction...
  • Trump takes aim at 3D-printed guns: 'Doesn't seem to make much sense'

    07/31/2018 8:40:17 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/31/18 | Adam Shaw
    President Trump on Tuesday voiced concern about 3D-printed guns being available to the public, saying he has talked to the National Rifle Association and it “doesn’t seem to make much sense.” "I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already spoke to NRA, doesn’t seem to make much sense!" he tweeted. On Monday, eight states filed suit against the administration over its decision to allow Defense Distributed to publish downloadable blueprints for guns online. The suit argues that the weapons assist terrorists and criminals, and essentially nullify state gun control laws. Separately, Democratic attorneys general in...
  • Trump 'looking into' 3D plastic guns: 'Doesn't seem to make much sense'

    07/31/2018 8:41:02 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 66 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/31/18 08:32 AM EDT | JOHN BOWDEN
    President Trump said Tuesday that he is "looking into" 3D plastic guns, adding that he had spoken to the National Rifle Association (NRA) about them. "I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public," he tweeted. "Already spoke to NRA, doesnÂ’t seem to make much sense!" Donald J. Trump âś” @realDonaldTrump I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already spoke to NRA, doesnÂ’t seem to make much sense! 7:03 AM - Jul 31, 2018 27.7K 17.7K people are talking about this The Trump administration has faced criticism over the issue after the...
  • Reuters Editor Blames Trump for Annapolis Newsroom Shooting: ‘Blood on Your Hands’

    06/28/2018 4:15:05 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 61 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Jun 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Rob Cox, Global Editor for Thomson Reuters’ Breakingviews vertical, said the Capital Gazette newspaper shooting was a direct response to President Donald Trump’s criticism of the mainstream media. This is what happens when @realDonaldTrump calls journalists the enemy of the people. Blood is on your hands, Mr. President. Save your thoughts and prayers for your empty soul. At least four people killed in Maryland newspaper shooting: reports — Rob Cox (@rob1cox) June 28, 2018 “This is what happens when @realDonaldTrump calls journalists the enemy of the people,” Cox tweeted following the shooting. “Blood is on your hands, Mr. President....
  • Goodbye Justice Kennedy And Goodbye Gun Control

    06/27/2018 10:35:43 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 61 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | 06/26/18 | Eric Segall
    The news that Justice Anthony Kennedy has retired from the Supreme Court is sending liberals and progressives into a panic. Kennedy has of course been the key swing vote in abortion and gay rights cases. Whether those cases will withstand a new Supreme Court with five core conservatives is a serious question. But there is another area of Supreme Court jurisprudence that may also be dramatically affected by Kennedy’s retirement: the Second Amendment. The Supreme Court has only ruled in favor of an individual right to own guns in two decisions, and in neither one did Kennedy write his own...
  • Trump Promises Action After Santa Fe High School Shooting

    05/18/2018 1:00:03 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 95 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 05/18/18 | Dan Zimmerman
    Responding to the shooting this morning at a Santa Fe, Texas high school, President Trump vowed that his administration would take action. “My administration is determined to do everything in our power to protect our students, secure our schools and do everything we can to keep weapons out of the hands of those who pose a threat to themselves and to others,” Trump said during an event at the White House. “Everyone must work together at every level of government to keep our children safe.” Exactly what that means in practice is anyone’s guess. According to the White House, Trump...
  • The bill arrived, and here's how much the NRA convention and Trump visit cost Dallas police

    05/12/2018 10:45:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 40 replies ^ | 5/11/2018 | Naheed Rajwani
    The National Rifle Association's annual convention last weekend cost Dallas police $575,000, the city manager said on Thursday. The NRA spent $150,000 on 400 off-duty officers who patrolled the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center and its perimeter starting last Thursday through Sunday. Dallas' $575,000 bill includes security and traffic control for rallies, protests and President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Dallas to speak at the convention, City Manager T.C. Broadnax said.
  • April Sets Gun Sales Record

    05/08/2018 10:22:02 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 29 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | May 7, 2018 | Stephen Gutowski
    April 2018 saw the most gun-related checks run through the Federal Bureau of Investigation's background check system. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) ran 2,233,213 checks in April, according to an FBI document. That's nearly 90,000 more checks than the previous April record set in 2016. It also represents the second month in a row to set a record with March seeing 2,767,699 checks. The drop off in background checks between March and April matches the industry's typical sales cycle where more guns are sold in winter months than in summer months. December tends to be the best...
  • Trump at NRA Convention: Trusting The People with Guns Is Part of Trusting Them with Freedom

    05/04/2018 6:42:33 PM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | AWR HAWKINS
    While speaking to the NRA convention on May 4, President Trump made clear that trusting the people with guns is part of trusting them with freedom. Trump commented on freedom and his enduring trust in American citizens in the portion of the speech in which he addressed arming teachers to protect students. He literally advocated for armed teachers, saying, “We support the Second Amendment, not only because we believe in freedom, but also because we trust in everyday, talented, wonderful people … And by the way, these teachers, they love their students. And they are not going to let anybody...
  • Trump Live Address to the NRA in Dallas

    05/04/2018 9:44:20 AM PDT · by Rebelbase · 68 replies
    Right Side Broadcasting on Youtube ^ | 5/4/18 | Trump at the NRA
    President Trump scheduled to speak at 12:45pm.
  • No Guns Allowed during NRA convention speech by Trump, Pence

    05/01/2018 12:22:41 PM PDT · by gattaca · 67 replies
    Oregon Times ^ | May 2, 2018 | Vanessa Romo
    Victims of the Florida high school shooting and their parents are criticizing the National Rifle Association after it announced gun advocates won’t be allowed to bring weapons to watch Vice President Mike Pence deliver the NRA-ILA’s leadership forum keynote address in Dallas on Friday. “Wait wait wait wait wait wait you’re telling me to make the VP safe there aren’t any weapons around but when it comes to children they want guns everywhere?,” Matt Deitsch, a student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School who helped organize the March For Our Lives protest, wrote on Twitter. “Can someone explain this to...
  • David Hogg demands Mike Pence cancel NRA speech

    04/30/2018 6:37:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 177 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2018 | Victor Morton
    Gun-control activist David Hogg now wants to stop elected politicians from speaking to the National Rifle Association. In a tweet Sunday, Mr. Hogg noted that he had signed a petition to “Demand Mike Pence cancel his speech to the NRA convention on May 4.” The tweet to Mr. Hogg’s 777,000 Twitter followers links to a petition that makes a similar demand of Nick Ayers, the vice president’s chief of staff. It was unclear whether the threat from Mr. Hogg’s followers would discourage the vice president from going to the Dallas meeting.
  • Trump expected to address NRA's annual meeting

    04/29/2018 11:33:34 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | April 29, 2018 | Jeremy Diamond, CNN
    PrPresident Donald Trump is expected to speak at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting later this week in Dallas, two sources familiar with the matter told CNN. The trip would be Trump's third consecutive address to the NRA's annual meeting. But this year, Trump is set to speak to the gun lobby just two months after he drew concerns from conservatives after urging lawmakers to not fear the NRA and suggesting law enforcement officials should take guns away from dangerous individuals without due process.esident Donald Trump is expected to speak at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting later this week...