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Butt Out: State Legislatures Move to Nullify Federal Gun Laws

Found here: nbcnews.com by Justine McDaniel, Robby Korth, and Jessica Boehm, NEWS21  State lawmakers around the nation are increasingly attempting to defy federal control over firearms through so-called “nullification” laws, with more than 200 such bills introduced over the last decade, a News21 investigation found. Particularly in Western and Southern states, firearms are increasingly the […]

Friends Indeed: 22 State Attorneys General Join Pro-Second Amendment Brief In SAFE Act Appeal

Found here: dailycaller.com by NRA-ILA Amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) briefs have been filed in Nojay v. Cuomo, the appeal from the decision of Judge William Skretny last year that largely upheld New York’s Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (“SAFE”) Act.  The plaintiffs challenged bans on large-capacity magazines and “assault weapons” (as redefined), the requirement that magazines contain […]

The Courts Advance Concealed Guns

Found here: realclearpolitics.com by Steve Chapman Gun-control advocates are learning the downside of getting their way. Recently, a federal judge struck down the District of Columbia’s ban on the carrying of concealed handguns. Anti-gun forces have been losing in legislatures for a long time. Now they are finding that even where they win, they lose. […]

U.S. House Votes to Block D.C. Gun Control Laws

Found here: breitbart.com by Awr Hawkins On July 16 the U.S. House voted to block the stringent gun control laws in Washington, D.C. The amendment to block the laws was offered by Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY). According to The Washington Post, Massie’s amendment was to “the House spending bill containing the District budget that would prevent […]

Chicago crazy: $940K 2nd Amendment lesson

Found here: mantecabulletin.com by Don Moyer While most of us enjoyed the Fourth of July weekend with parades, fireworks and backyard barbeques, Chicago endured an amazing 51 shootings. At last count, America’s third largest metropolitan area had a total of 12 deaths that resulted from the shootings. More are still in critical condition. Gee wouldn’t […]

Gun control activists’ cheap gimmicks

Found here: nydailynews.com by S.E. Cupp In the week before gun violence in Chicago left 14 people dead and another 68 wounded over the holiday weekend, it’s worth asking what the gun advocate groups were busy doing. Many were engaged in an all-out assault on mass retailer Target for refusing to ban legal guns in […]

When a Gunman Started Shooting at People Leaving a Party, a Military Member With a Concealed Carry Permit Sprang Into Action

Found here: theblaze.com by Zach Noble The Fourth of July ended in fireworks for many Americans, but for one group of Chicago partygoers, the night ended with something else: a firefight. Two side-by-side parties provided the scene of the Friday confrontation, the Chicago Tribune reported. A group of four people, including one military member, was leaving one […]

States Look to Gun Seizure Law After Mass Killings

Found here: abcnews.go.com by Dave Collins As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago. Connecticut’s law allows judges […]

July 1 big day for gun owners; Gun rights expanding in several states (VIDEO)

Found here: guns.com by Jennifer Cruz As Americans gear up to celebrate Independence Day, gun rights advocates in at least three states across the country are celebrating their freedom a few days early – the freedom to legally carry a firearm in a few more places, that is. Indiana, Kansas and Georgia all have new […]

Democratic House members demand gun control vote

Found here: msnbc.com by Ned Resnikoff Gun control, long a dormant issue in American politics, surged to the forefront of the Democratic agenda following December 2012’s massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Yet in the following months, as bill after bill failed to pass through Congress, the renewed push for gun control […]

What the Supreme Court still doesn’t understand about guns

Found here: foxnews.com by Dr. John R. Lott, Jr. In what’s being hailed by many as a victory for gun-control advocates, the recent Supreme Court decision on “straw” purchases of guns has completely muddled the whole issue of background checks and “straw” purchases for potential gun owners. The court ruled 5-4 that, as The Hill.com put it, “one […]

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy may be the middleman in the gun-rights debate

Found here: washingtonpost.com by Robert Barnes It was the Supreme Court’s two hunting buddies — Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia — who squared off last week when the divided court upheld criminal penalties for people who lie about their true intentions when they buy guns. But those who follow the court’s jurisprudence on gun control were more […]

Making up facts about guns

Found here: foxnews.com by Dr. John R. Lott, Jr. President Obama just can’t seem to help himself. Over and over again, he makes exaggerated or false claims about guns and crime. Last year Obama kept asserting the bogus numbers such as “40 percent of all gun purchases take place without a background check.”  Besides the study being […]

CNN Slashes School Shooting Stats Claim By 80 Percent

Found here: dailycaller.com by Chuck Ross CNN has drastically revised a claim it made, which was based on a graphical map from a pro-gun control group, which purportedly showed that 74 school shootings have occurred in the U.S. since the Sandy Hook massacre in Dec. 2012. The news outlet circulated the graphical map, which came […]

Six Falsehoods Pushed By Bloomberg’s Gun Control Apparatchiks

Found here: dailycaller.com by John Lott On “Meet the Press” earlier this month, Michael Bloomberg claimed that what he is doing “is nothing about gun control.” But host David Gregory, acting as a cheerleader, not a probing questioner, let that statement go unchallenged. Unfortunately, Bloomberg is used to overwhelmingly uncritical media coverage. Bloomberg, who is […]