The Supreme Court should dismiss a challenge to New York City’s gun transportation ban because a new ordinance will moot the case, city lawyers told the justices Wednesday. The ordinance and a newly-enacted state law will give the plaintiffs who challenged the transportation ban everything they have sought in court, making dismissal the appropriate course,
Ammunition purchases in California now require a background check, according to a state law that took effect Monday. California voters passed Proposition 63 in November 2016, making California the first state in the country to require all buyers to go through background checks for the purchase of ammo, according to USA Today. “This is about
President Trump said Wednesday that unarmed civilians are ‘sitting ducks’ because they obey laws that prevent carrying guns for self-defense. “When somebody has a gun illegally and nobody else has a gun because the laws are that you can’t have a gun, those people are gone,” Trump told Piers Morgan during an interview on
Software giant Salesforce will no longer allow retailers who sell some types of firearms to use its software, the Washington Post reports. The policy, updated in April but not revealed until the Post story Thursday, bars retailers who sell certain types of guns and gun parts, including some semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines. Salesforce software
Viewers of the progressive cable news network MSNBC were stunned to hear a justification for 2nd Amendment gun rights after violence broke out in Venezuela by the government against their unarmed citizenry. MSNBC news anchor Andrea Mitchell was speaking to their correspondent Kerry Sanders when he made what sounded like a common gun rights argument.
New York state Attorney General Letitia James announced Saturday that her office has initiated an investigation into the National Rifle Association’s finances. The announcement came amid internal strife at the NRA, which led to the departure of NRA president Oliver North during the organization’s annual convention this weekend. What are the details? In a statement,
The executive vice president of the National Rifle Association made bizarre accusations against Oliver North, the president of the NRA, on Friday in a statement to the members of the board. The Washington Post obtained the letter from Wayne LaPierre. “Leaders in every walk of life must often choose,” LaPierre wrote in the message, “between
Houston rapper Bun B shot and injured a home invader who tried to rob him and his wife on Tuesday evening after a brief gunfight, causing the suspect to flee, according to KHOU-TV. Bun B, whose legal name is Bernard Freeman, came to his wife’s defense after the suspect held her at gunpoint during the
Gov. Philip Murphy is proposing gun fee increases that are 20 times current levels to curb violence and illegal gun traffic in the state. Democratic lawmakers fear the increase will be seen as yet another major tax increase for the state. Gun owners view increases as “bullying” for sportsmen already forced to pay exorbitant fees.
A constitutional carry bill that was being considered in the Texas state Legislature was dropped by the Speaker of the House after a gun rights activist came to his house to advocate for the bill, according to The Dallas Morning News. What happened? A bill sponsored by state Rep. Jonathan Stickand (R) sought to allow
A federal judge struck down a California ban on magazines that are capable of housing more than 10 rounds because he said the law violated the Second Amendment. Judge Roger T. Benitez of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California issued the judgement on Friday afternoon and totally invalidated the ban. “Individual
Dick’s Sporting Goods took a loss of an estimated $150 million in sales last year after the company heavily restricted firearm purchases and began advocating anti-gun propaganda. The company made various policy changes after a school shooting in Parkland, Florida, left 17 dead. It announced it would no longer sell modern sporting rifles or
Second Amendment advocacy groups are denouncing a state court decision allowing families of several Sandy Hook victims to sue a gun manufacturer. The manufacturer, Bushmaster Firearms, produced and marketed the XM15, which shooter Adam Lanza used to kill over 20 people. The Connecticut Supreme Court said the plaintiffs can try and convince a jury that
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) attacked gun manufacturers during a campaign event Monday, saying that opposition to universal background checks is rooted in a desire to sell weapons to dangerous people. Gillibrand ranted about the National Rifle Association before turning her wrath to gun manufacturers, who she says are standing in the way of common sense
New Zealand’s prime minister set a timeline for her government to draft stricter gun laws but failed to make concrete proposals after a meeting with her cabinet following Friday’s deadly mosque shootings. “Within 10 days of this horrific act of terrorism we will have announced reforms which will, I believe, make our community safer,” Prime
County officials across four states have adopted “sanctuary jurisdiction” strategies to thwart gun-control laws, according to a Reuters story Monday. The Trump Administration’s tough stance on immigration led many cities across the country to pass resolutions resolving not to defend current U.S. Immigration Law. Anti-gun control organizers have started to use the same tactic.
Oklahoma residents will be able to carry a concealed firearm without obtaining a permit after Nov. 1, according to the new law signed Wednesday by Oklahoma’s Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt. His first legislation signed into law, Stitt discussed its importance in a ceremony held Wednesday after a Senate vote. “As I traveled all over the
One Alabama homeowner had just about enough. Her family’s truck already had been broken into, WALA-TV reported, and that prompted the purchase of surveillance cameras outside the residence in Semmes. Turns out the cameras came in handy Friday around 12:45 p.m. when a vehicle pulled up near the front door as the homeowner slept on
A host of Republican congressional members gathered outside the Capitol Building on Tuesday to express opposition to a pair of anti-gun pieces of legislation that House Democrats are poised to bring to the floor for a vote. “They’re bills that [Democrats are] putting on the floor under the guise of saying that they’re going to
Democratic lawmakers in Illinois have proposed a bill that would force gun buyers to reveal their social media accounts to police before purchasing a firearm. State Rep. Daniel Didech, one of the bill’s sponsors, told WBBM-TV that the bill’s purpose was meant to identify those who may have mental health issues before they’re approved to
The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear its first gun rights case in almost a decade. The justices will decide whether a New York City ordinance which strictly regulates the possession and transportation of handguns outside the home is constitutional. Tuesday’s grant marks the first time that the Supreme Court has engaged with the Second
A Department of Justice report shows that only seven percent of nearly 300,000 state and federal prisoners who possessed a firearm during their crime purchased the gun from a licensed firearm dealer. The report estimates that 287,400 prisoners had a gun on them when they committed the crime for which they are imprisoned, and a
Parkland school shooting survivor David Hogg ignored a simple question about gun control and background checks on CNN’s “New Day” Tuesday and refused to answer directly. Host Alisyn Camerota asked Hogg if universal background checks would have prevented the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and he failed to come up with a clear answer. “I think
Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich’s veto opposing a bill for gun owners’ rights was overturned by the Republican led state legislature Thursday afternoon. The state House first voted to overturn Kasich’s veto on the bill, which makes it easier for off-duty police officers to access guns and also changes laws regarding self-defense cases. The
“The things you see when you’re out without your gun.” — Jim Malone, “The Untouchables” It seems five suspects were engaged in a road rage incident with one driver Wednesday afternoon in San Antonio, when the lone driver pulled into his apartment complex and parked, police told told MySanAntonio.com. With that, the courageous quintet followed
Republican Rep. Jeff Duncan of South Carolina said Democrats are trying to erode the Second Amendment by limiting lawmakers’ ability to carry a firearm for protection on Capitol Hill. “We have to look at the words of Hawaiian [Democratic] Sen. [Mazie] Hirono this week that Democrats know and are smarter than their voters,” Duncan said
by Grace Carr Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich told reporters Monday that he will veto both a bill banning abortion in the presence of an unborn baby’s heartbeat as well as a bill eliminating the duty to retreat before using deadly force. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) Kasich told reporters that he still opposes
Posted by: Ben Garrison in Gun News, Political Cartoons November 20, 2018 Joe Biggs, a combat veteran pushed back against Congressman Eric Swalwell’s push to criminalize gun ownership by forcing them to take $1000 to turn them in or face criminal prosecution. “So basically @RepSwalwell wants a war. Because that’s what you would get.
by Chuck Ross Washington voters approved a ballot initiative on Tuesday that will raise the age limit to purchase semiautomatic rifles from 18 to 21 and impose a 10-day waiting period to purchase the firearms. (Article Continues Below Advertisement) According to the Seattle Times, Ballot Initiative 1639, or I-1639, passed with just over 60
This past week, three new bills that passed the Maryland state legislature were formally signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan and became law. Maryland has long been one of the bluest states in the country with overwhelming majorities from the Democratic Party in both houses of the state legislature. As a result, it