October 2014 Gun Show News

Florida Gun Shop Supports Law Enforcement

florida gun shop supports law enforcementA Lakeland, FL Gun Shop Derringer Firearms is showing it's support for local Law Enforcement by giving customers "Support Law Enforcement" signs for their yard.   Gun shop owner Dan Derringer said," with what we see on the news and the nonsense that  is going on around the country I think it's time, the "good folks",  stand up and let their voice be heard".  Derringer went on,  " Most of the folks in this country are honorable law abiding citizens, th…

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NRA Lawsuit to Stop Seattle Gun Tax

nra lawsuit to stop seattle gun taxAugust 27th, 2015Article originally written NRA-ILA.Per The National Rifle Association, the NRA along with the National Shooting Sports Foundation and the Second Amendment Foundation, has filed a lawsuit against the city of Seattle for violating a Washington state law. The current law prevents local municipalities from creating their own firearm regulations. "Once again, anti-gun activists in Seattle have chosen to violate the Washington State Constitution and trample upon the Second Amendm…

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Appeals Court UPHOLDS Docs vs Glocks Gun Law

appeals court upholds docs vs glocks gun lawJuly 29th, 2015In 2011, at the urging of the NRA and Unified Sportsmen of Florida, the Florida Legislature passed  HB-155 by Rep. Jason Brodeur & Sen. Greg Evers  to stop doctors from interrogating patients about gun ownership and entering gun ownership information into medical databases -- thereby creating a de facto database of gun owners.   Simply put, physicians interrogating and lecturing parents and children about guns is not about gun safety. It is a political agen…

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70 sign on to Rigells call for lifting gun ban

70 sign on to rigells call for lifting gun banJuly 23rd, 2015Supported by 70 signatures from members of Congress, Rep. Scott Rigell sent a letter Wednesday to Defense Secretary Ash Carter requesting that he end a Pentagon prohibition on military personnel carrying firearms to and from defense installations.The Virginia Beach Republican has argued that service members must be able to protect themselves in transit and at recruitment centers, noting the fatal shootings of four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week.The letter as…

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Obama Social Security Administration to Strip Millions of Americans of their Right to Keep and Bear Arms

obama social security administration to strip millions of americans of their right to keep and bear armsJuly 20th, 2015 As the L.A. Times reported on July 18, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is currently developing a program to strip the Second Amendment Rights of over four million Americans currently receiving SSA benefits through a “representative payee.” Not only would this amount to the largest gun grab in American history, but according to the published report, would take place without any due process protections for recipients, amounting to a nullification of Second Amendment righ…

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​NRA Endorses Governor Phil Bryant for Re-Election in Mississippi

​nra endorses governor phil bryant for re-election in mississippiJuly 16th, 2015Fairfax, Va.— On behalf of our members in the State of Mississippi, the National Rifle Association's Political Victory Fund (PVF) proudly announces its endorsement of Governor Phil Bryant (R) for re-election.NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris Cox stated, "Under Governor Bryant's leadership, Mississippi has significantly reformed its laws to affirm our Second Amendment freedoms by giving law-abiding citizens more legal personal protection options with less government interference.&nb…

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Massachusetts: Suppressor Legislation to Be Heard in Committee

massachusetts: suppressor legislation to be heard in committeeJuly 14th, 2015Important NRA-backed suppressor legislation, House No. 1305, will be heard in the Joint Committee on the Judiciary tomorrow, July 14, at 1:00 p.m. in Room A-2.  H. 1305 would allow the possession and use of firearm suppressors in the state of Massachusetts, including the use of legally suppressed firearms while hunting.Sponsored by Representative Paul Frost (R-Auburn), H. 1305 would add Massachusetts to the growing number of states that allow sportsmen to own and use legally-…

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Operation Choke Point taking out FFL

operation choke point taking out fflJuly 13th, 2015By now, knowledgeable members of the pro-gun community are well aware of Operation Choke Point (OPC) and its effect on lawful firearm-related businesses. As we have often reported (here, here, and here, for example), OPC is a deliberate attempt by federal regulators to pressure banks to sever or avoid business relationships with legitimate industries that are considered politically objectionable, including firearms and ammunition sales. The House Oversight and Government Reform Co…

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Appeals Court To Consider Guns In Florida College Dorms

appeals court to consider guns in florida college dormsJuly 8th, 2015Article originally written on wjct.comAfter a high-profile legislative debate this spring about concealed weapons on college campuses, a state appeals court is poised to hear arguments in a dispute about whether guns should be allowed in residence halls and other housing at the University of Florida.Next Tuesday, the First District Court of Appeal is scheduled to take up a case filed by the group Florida Carry Inc., which says people have a legal right to possess firearms in their …

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New Gun Ownership Study is pure fiction

new gun ownership study is pure fictionJuly 6th, 2015Once again we owe thanks to reporter Lee Williams, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, for his willingness to expose the agenda of those who are the enemies of Freedom and the Second Amendment.  On the day before Independence Day -- July 4th, he released an article exposing the agenda of those who conspire against the Second Amendment.We thought you should see it.http://thegunwriter.blogs.heraldtribune.com/19505/study-gun-control-groups-should-undermine-gun-culture-to-reduce-gun-ownershi…

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Uber Threatens to Revoke Access for Drivers and Passengers Who Carry

uber threatens to revoke access for drivers and passengers who carryJuly 2nd, 2015On June 10, San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc., operators of the popular Uber ride-sharing cell phone application, altered company policy to prohibit its drivers and passengers from possessing firearms while using the service. Under the “Legal” portion of Uber’s website, the company posted the following:UBER FIREARMS PROHIBITION POLICYWe seek to ensure that everyone using the Uber digital platform—both driver-partners and riders—feels safe and comfortable using the service.…

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Georgia: NRA-Backed Pro-Gun Clarification Law Takes Effect Today

georgia: nra-backed pro-gun clarification law takes effect todayJuly 1st, 2015Today, House Bill 492, sponsored by state Representative Rick Jasperse (R-11), goes into effect.  HB 492 clarifies some of the technical language from last year’s landmark pro-gun reform legislation, House Bill 60.Among many of the technical changes, HB 492 clarifies that government buildings are only a prohibited place for people who do not hold a valid Georgia Weapons License (GWL), allows for the renewal of a GWL up to 90 days before and 30 days after expiration and clarifi…

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Obama Wonders If Dylann Roof Who Passed a Background Check Could Have Been Stopped by a Background Check

obama wonders if dylann roof who passed a background check could have been stopped by a background checkJune 24th, 2015"If Congress had passed some common-sense gun safety reforms after Newtown," President Obama said during a visit to San Francisco on Friday, "we don't know if it would have prevented what happened in Charleston." Actually, we do know: Had the bill to which Obama was referring been enacted, it would not have done anything to prevent Dylann Roof from murdering nine people at Charleston's Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church on Wednesday night. But as is usually the case with t…

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Is This The Gun Case The US Supreme Court Will Take?

is this the gun case the us supreme court will take?June 22nd, 2015Since the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Heller v. D.C. (2008) that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to bear arms and then ruled in McDonald v. Chicago (2010) that this right also restricts state and local governments, the high court has opted not to hear cases that might further define gun rights. This has been a little surprising, as some lower courts have actually produced majority opinions that are critical of decisions reached by other courts. Such conflicts at …

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Representative Rob Bishop Introduces Bill to Curb BATFE Abuse

representative rob bishop introduces bill to curb batfe abuseJune 18th, 2015Article originally written on the NRA-ILA website.On Wednesday, June 10, 2015, Chairman of the House Committee on Natural Resources Rob Bishop (R-UT) introduced H.R. 2710, the “Lawful Purpose and Self Defense Act of 2015.”  This bill would remove BATFE’s authority to interpret or reinterpret the “sporting purposes” clauses in federal law, which only serve to undermine the core purpose of the Second Amendment. Under Chairman Bishop’s legislation, all lawful purposes – includin…

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Gun permit records would be off limits to reporters under Ohio Senate budget proposal

gun permit records would be off limits to reporters under ohio senate budget proposalJune 12th, 2015COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio lawmakers are again trying to block journalists' access to county sheriffs' records on concealed handgun permits.A budget provision added by a state Senate committee Tuesday would repeal part of Ohio's concealed carry law that allows journalists to review records on the issuance, renewal, suspension and revocation of state permits to carry a concealed handgun.As the public as a whole already is blocked from viewing these records, the change would mean such re…

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Stop Obamas Planned Gag Order on Firearm-Related Speech

stop obamas planned gag order on firearm-related speechJune 8th, 2015It's happening again— President Obama is using his imperial pen and telephone to curb your rights and bypass Congress through executive action.Even as news reports have been highlighting the gun control provisions of the Administration's "Unified Agenda" of regulatory objectives (see accompanying story), the Obama State Department has been quietly moving ahead with a proposal that could censor online speech related to firearms. This latest regulatory assault, published in the June …

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Bill would require gun owners to have liability insurance or pay $10,000 fine

bill would require gun owners to have liability insurance or pay $10,000 fineJune 1st, 2015There's been a surge of gun-control legislation in Congress in recent weeks. The latest efforts would require gun owners to have liability insurance coverage before being allowed to purchase a weapon or face a fine of up to $10,000.The Firearm Risk Protection Act, introduced Friday by Rep. Carolyn Maloney, N.Y., provides an exemption for service members and law enforcement officers."We require insurance to own a car, but no such requirement exists for guns," Maloney said. "The resu…

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Judge’s ruling allows concealed-carry for DC gun owners

judge’s ruling allows concealed-carry for dc gun ownersMay 29th, 2015A federal judge on Thursday rejected a short-term stay of a decision that blocked the District from enforcing a key provision of its restrictive concealed-carry laws — prompting the city to move to issue carry permits to the gun owners who had sued after being denied permits.However, U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. left open the possibility the District could obtain a stay pending appeal of his previous ruling, which called the city’s requirement that gun owners demons…

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2 gun rights bills expected to get final votes in Texas

2 gun rights bills expected to get final votes in texasMay 26th, 2015AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Two bills to expand gun rights that had been expected to fly through the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature have instead hit several snags and will need a big push during this final week of the session if they are to become law.A so-called campus carry bill, which would allow concealed handguns in college classrooms, cleared the Senate in March and is scheduled for a House vote Tuesday. An open carry bill, which would permit guns to be carried in plain sig…

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Feds Order New Britain Gun Maker to Turn Over 100 Firearm Parts

feds order new britain gun maker to turn over 100 firearm partsMay 19th, 2015Federal authorities investigating a local gun manufacturer have confiscated more than 100 assault rifle parts from a New Britain facility after finding some 3,000 without serial numbers, which can be illegal, according to a complaint filed in federal court.According to the complaint, agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives "discovered numerous violations of federal firearms laws and regulations" while carrying out a compliance check at Stag Arms in New B…

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Guns on campus bills will be back next year

guns on campus bills will be back next yearMay 7th, 2015Article originally written on Orlando Sentinal.TALLAHASSEE — Failed efforts to allow people to carry concealed weapons on college campuses and some public-school employees and volunteers to be armed will be back before lawmakers next year.lRelatedResults: Municipal Elections 2015Politics    Results: Municipal Elections 2015See all related8Marion Hammer, lobbyist for the National Rifle Association and the Unified Sportsmen of Florida, said Wednesday the measures will r…

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NRA Thwarts Obama Administration Policy

nra thwarts obama administration policyMay 4th, 2015Thanks to diligent work by your NRA, an Obama administration policy that would have essentially stopped American hunters and sport shooters from traveling internationally with their personal firearms and ammunition has been suspended.  The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that it is returning to its previous system of facilitating the international transport of personal firearms and ammunition, after meeting with representatives from the NRA, firearms indu…

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Suppressor Hunting Bill Sent to Montana Governors Desk

suppressor hunting bill sent to montana governors deskApril 15th, 2015Article originally written on NRA-ILA.Yesterday, April 13, Senate Bill 295 was transmitted to Governor Steve Bullock’s (D) desk where it will await his consideration.  Sponsored by state Senator Mark Blasdel (R-4), SB 295 would remove the prohibition on the use of legal suppressors while hunting.  Currently, sportsmen in 35 states across the country are able to use these sound suppressing devices for the taking of wildlife.As previously reported, there are numerous bene…

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Guns on campus bill clears last House committee

guns on campus bill clears last house committeeApril 6th, 2015A bill allowing gun owners with concealed weapons permits to carry their guns on Florida college campuses cleared its final committee hurdle in the House today, despite arguments that it would jeopardize students — particularly young black men — in an environment where youthful poor judgment is sometimes dimmed by alcohol."I have to deal with racial stereotypes every day," Jamecia Gray, an FSU student with a permit, said after the House Judiciary Committee hearing. "I don't want t…

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Congressman Proposes Center-Fire Ammo Ban

congressman proposes center-fire ammo banMarch 25th, 2015You didn’t need a crystal ball to see this one coming. On Monday, a week after the BATFE withdrew its plan to ban M855 as “armor-piercing ammunition,” U.S. Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) announced that he intends to introduce legislation to “extend the definition of armor-piercing ammunition to include all bullets that can pierce body armor and be used in handguns.”The reason you didn’t need a crystal ball is that gun control supporters have been pushing this idea for years. In the 1…

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"Jonesing" for a Showdown: BATFE Director’s Comments Show Fight Isn’t Over

March 20th, 2015Article originally written on the NRA-ILA website.Only two days after NRA and our members forced the Obama administration to table its ban on M855-type ammunition, BATFE gave gun owners notice that the battle over popular AR-15 ammunition isn’t over.  On Thursday, BATFE Director B. Todd Jones testified before a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing, during which he alluded to BATFE’s continuing interest in reevaluating the legal status of a broad range of common ammunition…

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NRA Forces Obama to Wave White Flag on Proposed Ammo Ban

nra forces obama to wave white flag on proposed ammo banMarch 11th, 2015Fairfax, Va. – The National Rifle Association (NRA) was instrumental in stalling the Obama Administration’s initial attempt to ban commonly used ammunition for the most popular rifle in America, the AR-15. The announcement that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) will suspend its proposed framework to ban M855 ammunition validates the NRA’s assertion that this effort was nothing more than a political maneuver to bypass Congress and impose gun control o…

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Bloombergs Comments Add to a Long Tradition of Racially-Charged Gun Control Rhetoric

bloombergs comments add to a long tradition of racially-charged gun control rhetoricFebruary 16th, 2015Bankrolling ceaseless endeavors to dictate what Americans can eat and how they can defend themselves, all while exhibiting a devout support for the surveillance state, ex-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is widely recognized as the country's foremost paternalist. However, recent comments suggest that his efforts on this front incorporate a disturbing racial component.On Friday Feb. 6, the Aspen Institute hosted "A Conversation with Michael R. Bloomberg," during which the …

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Texas: Senate Committee to Consider Campus Carry and Open Carry Bills this Week

texas: senate committee to consider campus carry and open carry bills this weekFebruary 12th, 2015Article originally written on the NRA-ILA.On Thursday, the Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs will consider two NRA-supported measures:Senate Bill 11, sponsored by state Senator Brian Birdwell (R-Granbury), would remove restrictions in state law that prohibit law-abiding adult Concealed Handgun Licensees from protecting themselves on college and university campuses.Senate Bill 17, sponsored by state Senator Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls), a proposal removing the requiremen…

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Liberal Vermont Likes Guns

liberal vermont likes gunsFebruary 11th, 2015Article originally written on usnews.comMONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — One of the most liberal states in the country also is one of the most passionate about defending the right to bear arms, a fact that is coming to the fore following proposed legislation to expand background checks and add other gun regulations.Hundreds of Vermont residents are expected to pack the state House chamber for a public hearing Tuesday night on Senate Bill 31, which would expand background checks from ret…

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Michael Bloomberg suggests disarming minorities to keep them alive

michael bloomberg suggests disarming minorities to keep them aliveFebruary 10th, 2015Article originally written on The Washington Times.Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly argued Friday that guns need to be kept out of the hands of minorities in order to keep them alive.While speaking at the Aspen Institute, Mr. Bloomberg, 72, said 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: a male minority between the ages of 15 and 25, The Aspen Times reported.Cities need to get guns out of this group’s hands and keep them alive, the former three-term…

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Expanding Gun Rights Across the Country

expanding gun rights across the countryJanuary 12th, 2015Thanks to NRA members and Second Amendment supporters all across the country, America’s gun owners rang-in in the New Year with 85 new, NRA-backed, pro-gun bills on the books. Governors in 32 states signed bills expanding our freedoms into law. In sharp contrast, only four governors signed into law a total of eight anti-gun bills last year.In Florida, a new law will protect gun owners from discriminatory practices by insurance companies. Another law – the so-called Pop Tart bil…

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Gun owners fear Maryland cops target them for traffic stops

gun owners fear maryland cops target them for traffic stopsJanuary 5th, 2015A year ago this New Year’s Eve, John Filippidis of Florida was driving south with his family on Interstate 95 when the Maryland Transportation Authority Police pulled over his black Ford Expedition and proceeded to raid it while his twins, wife and daughter looked on — separated in the back seats of different police cruisers.The officers were searching for Mr. Filippidis‘ Florida-licensed, palm-size Kel-Tec .38 semi-automatic handgun, which he left at home locked in his safe. (M…

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Gun control groups are scrounging for money and ideas as they prepare for the Republican-controlled Congress, which they expect will continue to thwart stricter firearm laws and move to expand gun rig

gun control groups are scrounging for money and ideas as they prepare for the republican-controlled congress, which they expect will continue to thwart stricter firearm laws and move to expand gun rigJanuary 2nd, 2015Gun control groups are scrounging for money and ideas as they prepare for the Republican-controlled Congress, which they expect will continue to thwart stricter firearm laws and move to expand gun rights.Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC, the group founded by gunshot victim and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona, sent an email to supporters soliciting cash and guidance on how to advance its cause in the wake of repeated legislative and election defeats.The emai…

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Anti-Gun PSA Encourages Kids To Steal Parents’ Guns And Turn Them In To Teachers

anti-gun psa encourages kids to steal parents’ guns and turn them in to teachersDecember 26th, 2014A provocative public service announcement released by a San Francisco-based production company encourages children to put themselves at risk and commit a slew of crimes by stealing their parents’ guns from home and turning them in at school.In the anti-gun ad, published Dec. 13 by Sleeper 13 Productions, a boy who appears to be in his early teens is shown walking up the stairs of his home and wandering into his mother’s bedroom.The boy is shown opening the drawer to his mother…

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Retired officers forced to sue DC for right to carry guns after receiving threats

retired officers forced to sue dc for right to carry guns after receiving threatsDecember 23rd, 2014It’s been six years since Robert L. Smith retired from his job as a corrections officer at the D.C. Jail, but he says he still receives threats from former inmates he supervised.He keeps a legally registered handgun inside his Southwest D.C. home, but he would like to be able to carry it to protect himself. As a former jail employee, he said, he should qualify for a permit under federal statutes that allow retired law enforcement officers to carry guns without obtaining state …

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Families of Newtown shooting victims sue gunmaker

families of newtown shooting victims sue gunmakerDecember 17th, 2014HARTFORD, Conn. –  The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher wounded two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit Monday against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting.The negligence and wrongful death lawsuit, filed in Bridgeport Superior Court, asserts that the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should not have been made publicly available because it was designed for military use and is unsuited f…

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Florida lawmaker files bill to allow firearms on university campuses

florida lawmaker files bill to allow firearms on university campusesDecember 11th, 2014TALLAHASSEE -- A Florida lawmaker has filed a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on the campuses of state colleges and universities.Rep. Greg Steube, R-Sarasota, said he already planned to sponsor the measure (HB 4005) before a shooting incident last month at Florida State University --- but that the attack, which left three people injured and the gunman dead, helps to make his point. The bill, filed Monday, would apply to people who are licensed to carry …

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DC concealed carry fight could provoke Congress, contempt of court

dc concealed carry fight could provoke congress, contempt of courtDecember 4th, 2014On Tuesday, the D.C. Council will consider a more permanent version of the emergency measure that revived the city’s long-standing concealed carry law. That bill turned D.C. into a “may-issue jurisdiction,” where authorities have discretion over who may carry and where they are allowed.At the same time, a pro-gun lawyer is on a mission to achieve what Second Amendment proponents in Congress have tried to do since the landmark District of Columbia v. Heller ruling: Wipe out the …

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Gunmaker Magpul finalizes departure from Colorado to protest anti-gun laws

gunmaker magpul finalizes departure from colorado to protest anti-gun lawsDecember 1st, 2014Officials at Magpul Industries unveiled Wednesday its new facilities in Texas and Wyoming, making good on a vow to leave Colorado in response to the state’s sweeping gun control legislation.The firearms-accessories manufacturer announced that the company has finalized a contract on its corporate headquarters in Austin, Texas, after entering into a deal on the property in March. In the interim, Magpul had used a temporary facility in Texas, according to a Wednesday press release…

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Gun control measures could be headed for Nevada ballot

gun control measures could be headed for nevada ballotNovember 12th, 2014Nevada voters will get to decide whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use and whether to extend background checks for all gun buyers, including people who purchase firearms over the Internet and at gun shows.On Wednesday, backers of two separate initiatives on pot and guns plan to turn into county clerks more than enough signatures to qualify for the 2016 ballot, meeting the deadline to submit petitions, supporters said Tuesday.Nevadans for Background Checks collecte…

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Bloomberg’s wasted millions

bloomberg’s wasted millionsNovember 7th, 2014Article originally written on The Washington Times.Mike Bloomberg put $50 million into Tuesday’s elections, and he doesn’t have much to show for it. Someone, perhaps the Koch brothers, ought to treat him to a Big Gulp. The onetime mayor of New York City organized a group called Everytown for Gun Safety, meant to rival the National Rifle Association, and with a lot more money. The new group was supposed to put gun control on the front burner. Instead, the gun-control candidates …

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Message from NRA Chief Lobbyist Chris W Cox

message from nra chief lobbyist chris w coxNovember 11th, 2014NRA Friends,The future of our Second Amendment rights comes down to one day— Election Day—Tuesday, November 4.Tuesday’s elections are the most important of our lifetime. Our fundamental right to keep and bear arms has never been in greater jeopardy. This election cycle, we face the best organized and most well-funded attack on our freedom since our forefathers put pen to paper to ensure our Second Amendment rights.As a Second Amendment supporter, you belong to one of the most …

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Hunters spend more than they get credit for

hunters spend more than they get credit forOctober 27th, 2014Hey, hunters — you might not realize this, but you’re business tycoons!That’s right. If hunting were a corporation, it would occupy the 73rd spot on the Fortune 500 list of top U.S. businesses.According to a report compiled recently by the National Shooting Sports Association, hunters spent $38.3 billion on their favorite pastime in 2011, the last year for which complete figures were available.That’s more money than Google ($37.9 billion) or Goldman Sachs ($36.8 billion) manage…

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Cooke: Do black people have equal gun rights?

cooke: do black people have equal gun rights?October 28th, 2014Conventional wisdom holds that firearms are the preserve of conservative white men. You would never know this at my local shooting range, which happens to be in a majority African-American area, and has a clientele that reflects that fact. There, as a white man, I’m often in the minority; just one more guy who likes to fire weapons — another person to chat to and share stories with. It is, I’d venture, how things should be.By rights, the Second Amendment should serve as a totem…

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Backdoor gun control: DC sets impossible hurdles for carry permits

backdoor gun control: dc sets impossible hurdles for carry permitsOctober 23rd, 2014The District’s newly minted concealed carry laws require gun owners seeking permits to complete 18 hours of firearms training.One problem: As of Wednesday, the day before a court-ordered deadline for the permitting process to begin, no instructors had been approved to teach the compulsory course.The disparity is emblematic of the city’s reluctant scramble to comply with the July order that overturned the District’s ban on carrying handguns in public.The Metropolitan Police Depa…

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5 Year Old Forced to Sign Contract promising not to kill anyone

5 year old forced to sign contract promising not to kill anyoneOctober 20th, 2014E.R. Dickson Elementary School in Mobile, Ala., has introduced two new vocabulary words into their kindergarten curriculum:  homicide and suicide. Local media outlets report that a 5-year-old was forced to fill out a bizarre safety agreement and risk assessment questionnaire containing those words after making an innocent gesture with a crayon.The kindergartner's mother told Mobile NBC affiliate WPMI that her daughter initially came to the attention of school officials aft…

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Washington measure to increase gun background checks bleeds support

washington measure to increase gun background checks bleeds supportOctober 16th, 2014Article originally written on The Washington Post.A ballot initiative that would require background checks on all firearm purchases in Washington state, including sales at gun shows and online, has support from a majority of voters — but that majority is shrinking.A new survey conducted by The Elway Poll, a longtime Washington pollster, shows Initiative 594 earning 60 percent of the vote, while 32 percent of respondents say they will vote no. The initiative took 70 percent of t…

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Biden: ‘I Pray That It Is Sooner Rather Than Later’ That We Have Another Gun Control Champion

biden: ‘i pray that it is sooner rather than later’ that we have another gun control championOctober 13th, 2014Article originally written on the NRA-ILA Website.Vice President Joe Biden emphasized the need to pass more gun control Friday during a memorial service for former Reagan White House press secretary James Brady, one of the champions of the movement. Vice President Joe Biden shares his memories of former White House press secretary James Brady during a memorial service, Oct. 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C.  (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) “What we need is anot…

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Denver Post Dumps Udall, Endorses Gardner in Colorado Senate Race

denver post dumps udall, endorses gardner in colorado senate raceOctober 10th, 2014After endorsing Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) in his initial 2008 run, the Denver Post said Friday it had decided to back his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) this year."Congress is hardly functioning these days. It can't pass legislation that is controversial and it often can't even pass legislation on which there is broad agreement," the Post's editorial board wrote. "Its reputation is abysmal, and even its members rarely dispute the popular indictment.""It needs fres…

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Sneaky Pete holster review

sneaky pete holster reviewOctober 9th, 2014Article originally written on wecarryagun.comSneaky Pete holsters are one of the newest holsters on the market. They're placed on the outside of the waistband and are meant to be easy access while complying by all of the laws for concealed carry.Wecarryagun.com compared the pro's and con's of these holsters and the findings are surprising. They make great points on the functionality of the holster itself and what it means to "Concealed Carry".One thing that took us by surprise i…

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Our Voice: Herald recommends no on I-591 and I-594

our voice: herald recommends no on i-591 and i-594 October 8th, 2014Article originally written on The Bellingham Herrald.Voters will have to decide between two clashing gun initiatives on the November ballot. Initiative 594 would add another hurdle to buying guns in this state, while initiative 591 would limit government interference in these same gun sales.We are all for reducing gun violence, but there is no guarantee that’s what will be accomplished if I-594 is approved.What is certain, however,…

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Connecticut agencies battle over whether man who refused to show gun permit should have one

connecticut agencies battle over whether man who refused to show gun permit should have oneOctober 7th, 2014The arrest of a Connecticut man for refusing to show his gun permit -- dismissed by a prosecutor as a “nothing case” -- now has two state agencies battling in court, with the individual's right to carry hanging in the balance. The peculiar case started when Scott Lazurek, a security guard, was arrested in June 2013 for failing to show police his gun permit. He was stopped for walking in public with a hip-holstered pistol -- when he refused to show his documentation, which he act…

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2015 kawasaki ninja H2R 998cc

2015 kawasaki ninja h2r 998ccOctober 3rd, 2014Kawasaki has unveiled the 2015 Ninja H2R, and it’s simply the most powerful production motorcycle ever. Its supercharged 998cc inline-4 pumps out an incredible 300 hp, substantially more than even a top flight MotoGP racer has.It’s a track bike, and not street legal, but a road version called the H2 will be introduced in a couple of weeks, likely with somewhat less power.In the meantime, the H2R features carbon fiber bodywork shaped in a wind tunnel that looks straight out of an…

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Gun rights advocates slam Jersey City mayor over plan to reward socially responsible gun dealers

gun rights advocates slam jersey city mayor over plan to reward socially responsible gun dealersOctober 3rd, 2014Gun rights advocates are blasting Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop for a new city initiative that the mayor says uses the power of the city's purse to reward "socially responsible" gun distributors.They say Fulop's plan will do nothing to stop the flow of illegal guns into the city, and is merely intended to tout his liberal credentials. Fulop is among the Democrats eyeing the governor's mansion in 2017.Fulop's political future may be torpedoed by his gun-control advocacy, Frank Fi…

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Second Amendment Vs Islamic State In Oklahoma

second amendment vs islamic state in oklahomaOctober 2nd, 2014War On Terror: The Islamic State's call for "lone wolf" attacks on Western infidels might have met its match in the Second Amendment, as an armed man saves lives by shooting a jihadist wannabe bent on heeding that call.Vaughan Foods employee Traci Johnson is alive today because the business she works for is not a gun-free zone at a time when the Islamic State is encouraging attacks on infidels in the West like the one in Moore, Okla., where co-worker Colleen Hufford was stabbed …

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