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Published On 10/5/2022
On April 12, 2022, a black supremacist shooter charged onto the New York subway and opened fire on innocent victims. One of his victims, Ilene Steur doesn’t blame the violent killer or the people who radicalized him. You may have trouble believing the leap in logic her lawsuit leads. Let’s break it down.
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Published On 10/5/2022
Law enforcement experts are raising their eyebrows over New York City’s "gun free zone" law, which established a perimeter lined with laminated signs prohibiting the public from carrying firearms within, as one longtime police executive said the new legislation doesn’t "make sense" and is "extremely confusing."

"I didn’t like the idea of setting up special zones where permitted gun carrier holders could not go," said Terence Monahan, formerly the highest-ranking uniformed member of the New York Police Department.
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Published On 10/2/2022
President Biden made gun-related gaffes during a campaign-style event in Pennsylvania on Tuesday afternoon.

Biden traveled to Wilkes-Barre to promote his "Safer America" agenda, which is focused on deterring crime and helping law enforcement. Biden's policies are also geared towards toughening up gun laws and expanding background checks.

During the speech, Biden made an unsourced claim about the speed that an AR-15 shoots bullets.
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Published On 10/2/2022
Republican Rep. Thomas Massie fired back at Democrat Rep. David Cicilline after he suggested during a congressional hearing that there wasn’t "a single incident" where someone with an assault weapon "was stopped by a person with a gun."

"The fact that guns are used by good guys every single day to prevent and stop bad guys is an inconvenient truth for Rep Cicilline and other Democrats who want to trample on the Second Amendment," Massie told Fox News Digital on Tuesday following his exchange with Cicilline last week.
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Published On 9/26/2022
The Colorado State Shooting Association is an association that strives to support all realms of firearms ownership from legislative endeavors to hunting and plinking, defensive encounters and even competition. In this very supportive environment, I still get surprises from time to time that demonstrates just how the CSSA supports ALL firearms owners.

On Saturday, September 17th four Colorado competitors traveled to Cheyenne, Wyoming, to compete in NRA Action Pistol at the Otto Road Gun Club. As the year starts to wind down many of us are focused on other things, like hunting! The match was smaller than usual but still have the characteristics of a “big” match. I can’t help but get a little excited waiting for the first busser after hearing, “Shooter ready….stand by!”

You might ask yourself, “Why is the CSSA supporting a match in Wyoming? CSSA is a Colorado association.” You know what, you’re right! But look at the name, COLORADO State SHOOTING ASSOCIATION. The CSSA is much more than
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Published On 9/26/2022
Payment processor Visa announced Saturday its plans to separately categorize gun shop sales, joining Mastercard and American Express, which have already said they would categorize purchases at firearm stores.

Visa said it would apply the International Organization for Standardization’s new merchant code to gun shop sales. The new IOS code was announced on Friday. Previously, gun store sales were labeled as "general merchandise."
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Published On 9/24/2022
A nonprofit organization in North Carolina raising money for young athletes and cheerleaders stoked backlash after offering a rifle as a prize in a fundraising raffle.

The raffle held by East Henderson Youth Football and Cheerleading League (EHYFCL) in East Flat Rock, North Carolina, received criticism from some locals for offering the winner an FN 15 Patrol Carbine, according to local ABC affiliate WLOS.
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Published On 9/18/2022
The Bureau reports that only 11 of the 252 active shooter incidents it identified for the period 2014-2021 were stopped by an armed citizen. An analysis by my organization identified a total of 281 active shooter incidents during that same period and found that 41 of them were stopped by an armed citizen.

That is, the FBI reported that 4.4% of active shooter incidents were thwarted by armed citizens, while the CPRC found 14.6%.
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Published On 9/18/2022
A Pensacola homeowner was home alone on the night of July 7 when three men invaded his house, prompting him to act in self-defense.

One of the alleged assailants pulled a handgun from his waistband as the other two reportedly shoved the victim, according to Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

The victim himself was also armed with a handgun, but it slipped out of his hand and was obtained by one of the suspects, according to WKRG-TV and Business and Politics Review.
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Published On 9/18/2022
As to this being the job of police, what gun control advocates such as Jody Madeira fali to acknowledge is a point that we have repeated over and over again. A police officer in uniform has an extremely difficult job in stopping these attacks. These terrorists have huge strategic advantages in determining the time and place of attacks. They can wait for a police officer to leave the area, or pick an undefended location. Even when guards or police are in the right place at the right time, those in uniform who can be readily identified as guards may as well be holding up neon signs saying, “Shoot me first.” Terrorists know that once the officer is killed, they will have free rein to go after everybody else. In addition, with 332 million Americans and only 665,380 police and sheriff’s patrol officers (with at most not much more than a third on duty at any give time), there are simply too many targets for police to be able to guard everyone of them.
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Published On 9/18/2022
Democrats are running scared. CNN Supreme Court Analyst Steve Vladeck believes that no gun control legislation is safe. “We’re in for a whole new slew of litigation challenging any and every gun-control measure in light of the analysis in today’s ruling.” And they should be afraid because the ruling deals a blow to any argument against your God-given Second Amendment right to bear arms. But pace yourself for the fight ahead, because this is not over yet.
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Published On 9/17/2022
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul ushered in the long Independence Day weekend by signing legislation crafted in response to Supreme Court’s recent decision.
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Published On 9/17/2022
Under the label of “assault-style” weapon, the Canadian government plans to ban a broad range of semi-automatic rifles. They have already prohibited the sale or transfer of these guns, but now comes the mandatory confiscation. Public Safety Minister Bill Blair claims that the banned guns are made for “military use.”
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Published On 8/30/2022
TORONTO - An embarrassing crime wave has taken Toronto by storm as criminals, emboldened by Canada's ban on handguns, have begun holding up businesses armed with nothing but finger guns. Tim Hortons, a popular Canadian cafe, is reportedly among the hardest hit.

Authorities confirm that the cashiers of Tim Hortons are routinely held at finger-point and forced to empty hundreds of dollars into cartoonish money bags. By the time police arrive on the scene the robbers are long gone.
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Published On 8/30/2022
UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh wrote in the Washington Post on April 20, 2015: “Have civilians with permitted concealed handguns stopped such mass shootings before?” We provided Volokh with a list of such cases, which he used.

Below, we have collected news stories on more cases of permit holders stopping mass public shootings with their handguns (we separately collect cases where concealed handguns are used to stop other crimes). There is no reason to believe that this list is comprehensive, given how little media coverage is devoted to these heroic acts. In addition, we make no attempt here to list here the vast number of defensive gun uses in general that are reported daily in the US.
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Published On 8/28/2022
Joe Rogan addressed the horrific Uvalde shooting on his podcast. In the aftermath, leftists have renewed a push for gun control reform. Only, in record time, we've gone from increasing the age of purchase and red flag laws to world leaders and puppets controlled by others outright calling for a ban on handguns. They want to leave citizens at the mercy of the government and authorities for self-defense, and we've seen how that can play out.
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Published On 8/28/2022
On Sunday, May 22, 2022, a 69-year old woman defended her home from a threatening intruder. Virginia Morrison earned the monicker “Gun-Slinging Grandma,” when she fought off her 38-year old attacker.
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Published On 8/28/2022
Nevada just announced a major divestment from firearms manufacturers.

The divestment marks the end of an $89 million investment portfolio managed by the treasurer’s office. Zachary Conine, Nevada’s Treasurer announced that this is his response to the hellish attacks in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York.
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Published On 8/23/2022
If you look into the past of most anti-gun Democrats who have been in office for more than ten years, they used to be have polar opposite views on the Second Amendment.

Joe Biden in particular, has completely flip-flopped. While he was never a pro-gun champion, early in his career he was to the right of some moderate Republicans today.

As NBC News reports, while in the Senate in 1985, Biden not just votes for the pro-gun Firearm Owners Protection Act (FOPA), he vocally spoke out in support of the bill.
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Published On 8/22/2022
President Joe Biden is on a full-blown crusade to regulate or repeal the Second Amendment out of existence. While Democrats are often not honest about their intentions, this has always been their true agenda. Biden’s son, Hunter, who appeared to purchase a gun illegally in 2018, could be among those hardest hit.

On Thursday night, the president went on a nearly 20-minute tirade on the need to ban “assault weapons,” whatever that means.

“Why in God’s name should an ordinary citizen be able to purchase an assault weapon that holds 30-round magazines that let mass shooters fire hundreds of bullets in a matter of minutes,” Biden said, ranting on the graves of the 19 children and their two teachers gunned down by a madman in Uvalde, Texas last week.
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Published On 8/21/2022
Project Veritas released a newly leaked document today provided by an FBI whistleblower, which shows how the Bureau classifies American citizens it deems to be potential “Militia Violent Extremists”
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Published On 8/21/2022
President Joe Biden delivered remarks Monday about the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, casting the recently passed bill as a mere starting point on the way to advancing Democrats’ broader gun-control agenda.

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“The legislation is real progress but more has to be done,” Biden said while giving a speech to survivors and victims of mass shootings, as well as the lawmakers who helped pass the bill, in front of the White House.
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Published On 8/19/2022
UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh wrote in the Washington Post on April 20, 2015: “Have civilians with permitted concealed handguns stopped such mass shootings before?” We provided Volokh with a list of such cases, which he used.

Below, we have collected news stories on more cases of permit holders stopping mass public shootings with their handguns (we separately collect cases where concealed handguns are used to stop other crimes). There is no reason to believe that this list is comprehensive, given how little media coverage is devoted to these heroic acts. In addition, we make no attempt here to list here the vast number of defensive gun uses in general that are reported daily in the US.
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Published On 8/19/2022
Discussions recently have centered around possibly bringing charges that could include alleged tax violations and making a false statement in connection with Biden’s purchase of a firearm at a time he would have been prohibited from doing so because of his acknowledged struggles with drug addiction.

The investigation of the President’s son has loomed large among the politically fraught issues Merrick Garland faces as attorney general. Weiss is one of a handful of appointees of former President Donald Trump who were kept on by the Biden administration because they were overseeing politically sensitive investigations. . . .
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Published On 8/19/2022
Advocates for expanding gun access frequently justify their positions by citing a scenario in which an armed civilian stops a shooter: “The only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” the National Rifle Association tweeted Monday. But in practice, this is an uncommon occurrence during mass shootings. In recent studies of more than 430 “active shooter incidents” dating back to 2000, the FBI found that civilians killed gunmen in just 10 cases. . . .

“I think you might get more individuals carrying, sort of primed for something to happen, which is particularly dangerous,” said Jody Madeira, a law professor at Indiana University Bloomington who researches the Second Amendment. “And I think also you’ll get this idea that these people are needed out there to help protect citizens, when in reality that’s the job of the police.” . . .

James Bikales, Paulina Villegas, Praveena Somasundaram and Reis Thebault, “Rampage in Indiana a rare instance of armed civilian ending mas
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Published On 8/19/2022
The House narrowly approved a bill outlawing the sale of “assault weapons” on Friday, the first time in almost 30 years that lawmakers have passed a measure to reinstate the expired federal ban.

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The bill passed with a vote of 217–213, largely along party lines, with Republicans Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Chris Jacobs of New York voting for it. Democrats Henry Cuellar of Texas, Jared Golden of Maine, Ron Kind of Wisconsin, Kurt Schrader of Oregon, and Vicente Gonzalez of Texas voted against.
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Published On 8/19/2022
The Mayor and some in the media are calling him the “good Samaritan.” The 22-year-old hero drew his weapon when he saw the vulnerable in need. He acted quickly and cut a bloodthirsty killer’s rampage short.
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Published On 8/16/2022
The head of Mike Bloomberg’s Moms Demand Action group, Shannon R Watts, took to Twitter about eight hours after Elisjsha Dicken stopped a mass public shooter within two minutes after it started. Rather than running away from the gunfire, Dicken heroically ran to it. But rather than Watts being happy for the lives Dicken saved, Watts is exceptionally disparaging. The attacker there had more than 100 rounds left when Dicken stopped him. But, even worse, she takes the wrong lesson from what happened. The mall was a gun-free zone, which undoubtedly greatly limited the number of people legally carrying there. Suppose it hadn’t been a gun-free zone. In that case, it is very likely that in Indiana, where 22% of the adult population has a concealed handgun permit, some legally carrying a gun would have been even closer to the attack and been able to stop it faster.
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Published On 8/16/2022
Democratic Rep. Chuy García posted a profane response to an anonymous Twitter user who spoke of ignoring new gun control laws.

The House of Representatives voted to pass an assault weapons ban Friday evening, with legislators narrowly approving the bill by a 217-213 vote. The legislation will now head to the Senate, where it's unlikely to break the filibuster.
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Published On 8/16/2022
In Indianapolis on Sunday, a law-abiding citizen carrying a concealed handgun stopped another mass public shooting. But these heroic acts happen much more frequently than most imagine, because they rarely get national news coverage.

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A 22-year-old, legally carrying man fatally shot an attacker at an Indianapolis shopping mall. The headline at Fox News mentions the “good Samaritan,” and CNN and The Washington Post mention that an “armed bystander stopped the attack.” The attacker was heavily armed and had already murdered three people and wounded three others, after firing about 20 shots.
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Published On 8/16/2022
The term “assault weapon” is nonsensical. Finally, the Associated Press’s highly influential Stylebook followed by the news media is recognizing that fact. As the AP now acknowledges, the term conveys “little meaning” and is “highly politicized.”

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Politicians will obviously continue calling AR-15s “assault weapons” and “weapons of war,” as President Biden did a few days ago. And many seem to think that “AR” means assault rifle when it stands for ArmaLite rifle, after the company that developed it in the 1950s. But at least some of the media is now recognizing that “AR- or AK-style rifles designed for the civilian market” are fundamentally different than military weapons.
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Published On 8/16/2022
lawmakers in Washington have set aside roughly $75 million since 2019 for the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to research gun violence.

Ramsey Touchberry, “Congress pours $75M into gun research such as whether community gardens stop shootings,” Washington TImes, July 27, 2022.
We have been very critical of research done by public health/gun control advocates. Here are some of the posts that we have done on this issue.
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Published On 8/15/2022
“While police are crediting an Indiana man with shooting and killing a suspect in the Greenwood Park Mall shooting Sunday, mall policy prohibited him from carrying at all. . . . ‘The real hero of the day was the citizen that was lawfully carrying a firearm in the food court and was able to stop the shooter almost as soon as he began,’ [Greenwood Police Chief James] Ison said.”

“Someone we are calling the ‘Good Samaritan’ was able to shoot the assailant and stop further bloodshed. This person saved lives tonight. On behalf of the City of Greenwood, I am grateful for his quick action and heroism in this situation.” GREENWOOD MAYOR MARK MYERS
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Published On 8/15/2022
South Fulton, Georgia: . . . Meadows said the men involved in the shootout with Hambrick have been cooperative and will likely not be charged since the teenager fired the first shot.

“After having reviewed most of the witnesses statements, it appears that the decedent Mr. Hambrick discharged his weapon first, and as a result of that there was an exchange of gunfire between him and two individuals,” he said. . . .

Fox 5 Atlanta Digital Team, “Charges not likely in shootout that killed teen near ‘Stop the Violence’ rally, police say,” Fox 5 Atlanta, May 3, 2022.
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Published On 8/12/2022
Liberal media outlets have downplayed and criticized the good guy with a gun argument in the wake of an Indianapolis shopping mall shooter who was killed by a "good Samaritan" carrying a handgun.

Police say Elisjsha Dicken, who ended a mass shooting at an Indiana mall by killing the gunman, saved lives, noting only about 15 seconds passed from the time the suspect opened fire until when he was shot. Dicken was legally carrying his weapon at the time of the shooting under the state’s new constitutional carry law.
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Published On 8/12/2022
A new YouGov survey of 1,500 U.S. adult citizens was conducted from May 28th to 31st. The survey has some interesting results regarding whether people favor arming teachers (pp. 134-5).

All Americans except for Democrats, liberals, and blacks favor arming teachers and administrators in schools. Young people between 18 and 29 are evenly divided.
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Published On 8/12/2022
Critics are lashing out after a man carrying a pistol stopped a mass shooting at an Indiana shopping mall, arguing the man should not be called a "Good Samaritan."

"The term, ‘Good Samaritan’ came from a Bible passage of a man from Samaria who stopped on the side of the road to help a man who was injured and ignored," wrote CBS4 traffic anchor Justin Kollar on Twitter Monday. "I cannot believe we live in a world where the term can equally apply to someone killing someone… my God."
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Published On 8/10/2022
Yesterday, we told you the story of an elderly store owner who defended his store from an armed robbery. The long and short of it is that a thug ran in with a gun, the store owner has his own shotgun and got off the first shot, and the thug ran off crying like a little biyatch that, "blah blah blah, he shot my arm off!" We didn't have the store owner's name, but we do now. It's Craig Cope.

Also, he's a more based badass than we assumed. Keep in mind, Cope suffered a heart attack after shooting the dude and was back to work two days later.
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Published On 8/9/2022
New legislation being introduced in Congress would green light the use of untouched COVID-19 relief funds allocated to schools to go toward "hardening" premises with physical security measures, as the nation grapples with several mass shooting incidents in recent weeks.

Sen. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., has partnered with Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont, and Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., and Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., in pushing forward a new bill, the "Safe Schools Act." Rep. Mike Garcia, R-Calif., is introducing a companion bill in the House. The lawmakers say there are $150 billion of available COVID-19 relief funds that have yet to be spent by schools, and the money should be put toward security measures.
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Published On 8/9/2022
UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh wrote in the Washington Post on April 20, 2015: “Have civilians with permitted concealed handguns stopped such mass shootings before?” We provided Volokh with a list of such cases, which he used.

Below, we have collected news stories on more cases of permit holders stopping mass public shootings with their handguns (we separately collect cases where concealed handguns are used to stop other crimes). There is no reason to believe that this list is comprehensive, given how little media coverage is devoted to these heroic acts. In addition, we make no attempt here to list here the vast number of defensive gun uses in general that are reported daily in the US.
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Published On 8/9/2022
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The House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday moved a bill banning assault weapons forward, but it’s unclear if the legislation has enough support to pass a floor vote.

Democratic Reps. Jared Golden of Maine and Henry Cuellar of Texas have said they won’t support the bill, while Republican Reps. Chris Jacobs of New York and Adam Kinzinger of Illinois have said they are open to voting for a ban, according to The Hill. House Democrats have a four-vote margin.

The Assault Weapons Ban of 2021 was advanced in a 25-18 vote, but a date for a vote on the House floor has not been set.
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Published On 8/9/2022
George Will misses a historical fact in his critique of Justice Clarence Thomas’s opinion in last week’s gun ruling (“The Supreme Court’s gun ruling is a serious misfire,” June 23, 2022). Will cites the Supreme Court’s Robertson v. Baldwin ruling in 1897 to justify bans on concealed handguns, but doesn’t mention that the same justices decided the infamous 1896 Plessy v. Ferguson decision. That ruling upheld the separate but equal doctrine and allowed racial segregation to continue. Robertson also discriminated against blacks with its restrictions on concealed carry. Blacks, the most vulnerable members of society, were prevented from being able to defend themselves. Unfortunately, Will relies on such an infamously racist court to attack Thomas’ opinion. The May-issue laws in New York and six other states continued that discrimination.
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Published On 8/8/2022
Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon praised California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s push for more gun control as he faces criticism over releasing criminals who have gone on to commit violent crimes.

"Thank you, @cagovernor Newsom, for signing several important bills to protect Californians from #gunviolence including four bills supported by my office," Gascon’s office tweeted Friday in response to Newsom signing four bills that Gascon says will ‘help limit the availability of firearms and take on the growing menace of unlicensed ghost guns
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Published On 8/8/2022
The incident happened at the Quality Inn and Suites in the 8800 block of South Hosmer Street at 11:49 p.m. Tuesday.

According to police, the man walked into the hotel and threatened three employees with a knife.

Police say one of the employees, a 32-year-old woman, shot the man…

FOX 13 News spoke to the employees involved in the incident off-camera. The woman who shot the man said she had no other option, as the attacker was threatening the life of her co-workers.

The employee says the man is not a stranger to the business either. She says he has caused issues at the hotel in the past.
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Published On 8/8/2022
Daniel Ruffin is charged with attempted murder, domestic violence, and other crimes following the April 4 incident.

According to police, Ruffin fired at the car on Illinois Street. No one was hit by the bullets, but a child inside was cut by the shattered glass.

After he fled the scene, an unidentified person else pulled their gun and shot Ruffin about a block away on Tuttle Avenue…
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Published On 8/7/2022
As the Crime Prevention Research Center has pointed out many, many times, television crime shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to commit crime. In real life, criminals generally use machine guns so rarely that a 2016 survey of prison inmates only broke down the numbers for uses in crime of handguns (11.2%), rifles (0.8%), and shotguns (1.1%). There are few rifles, and the survey did not even mention fully automatic weapons. A similar finding is available from the FBI UCR report where 2.6% of all murders involve rifles of any type and 0.3% of all murders involve unspecified “other guns.” There is a reason for that. Since 1934, there was only one possible known use ever of a civilian using a machine gun in a murder. And even before 1934, they were very rare.
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Published On 8/7/2022
The shootout unfolded just before 4 a.m. in a convenience store on the 5500 block of Torresdale Avenue in the city’s Wissinoming neighborhood, the Philadelphia Police Department said.

The 32-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, was standing with her manager behind the store counter when two Black males walked in and attempted to get behind the counter, Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told FOX29 Philadelphia.

“We believe that’s where they were going to commit this robbery,” Small said. “And that’s when there was clearly a shootout between at least one of the perpetrators and the female store clerk who tragically was shot several times.”
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Published On 8/7/2022
Television show bias against guns is never-ending. You won’t see an entertainment television show that has a civilian successfully using a gun defensively. Instead, something always seems to go wrong when guns are used defensively (from being fatally shot by the criminal without stopping the crime to getting in the way of police to continually having the gun stolen and use in a crime to it being used in an accidental shooting), and this episode of NBC’s Law & Order: SVU is no different (Season 23, Episode 4, October 7, 2021). This episode illustrates all the normal gun control myths pushed against women using a gun defensively. In this case, when the woman tries to reach her gun it is taken from her and used to pistol-whip her. The gun is also used to kill her baby as if the man who raped her couldn’t kill the child without the gun. A later scene shows that the rapist took the gun with him and is using it to threaten a police officer.
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Published On 8/6/2022
DENVER (KDVR) — National data does not show a connection between state gun ownership rates and gun homicide rates.

The national conversation has turned to gun violence and gun control in the last two weeks in the wake of the Uvalde and Tulsa shootings. President Joe Biden will address the nation on the subject Thursday night.
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Published On 8/5/2022
Rep. Greg Steube, R-Fla., snapped back at Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, when she commented on his use of firearms during a Thursday congressional hearing.

The incident occurred during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Democratic "Protect Our Kids" package, an expansive piece of gun control legislation that Democrats argue is common sense, while Republicans say it is overly broad and unconstitutional.

Steube, who attended the hearing digitally from his own home, gave several examples of firearms in his own personal collection that the Democratic bill would ban.
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Published On 8/5/2022
Democrats talk a big game about gun control. Particularly Joe Biden, who has had multiple press conferences in the past week demanding stricter gun control laws.

“We need to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines,” Biden demanded during one recent statement. “And if we can’t ban assault weapons, then we should raise the age to purchase them from 18 to 21. Strengthen the background checks, enact safe storage laws and ‘red flag’ laws. Repeal the immunity that protects gun manufacturers from liability.”
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Published On 8/4/2022
Research compiled by Dr. John Lott of the Crime Prevention Research Center shows that at least 94% of mass shootings happen in gun free zones.

That disturbing trend continued in Uvalde, TX, where a mass-murdering madman killed 19 children in an act of evil.

But what is the left's solution? More restrictions on guns.

Thankfully, not everybody in Congress believes that is the solution.
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Published On 8/4/2022
President Joe Biden is demanding that Congress act immediately to ban assault weapons in America such as the AR-15 that was used in several recent mass shootings. As we grieve the horrific loss of life, it is understandable that emotions are running high. And while emotions often lead to action, those actions are not always lawful. This is Biden’s real dilemma.
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Published On 8/4/2022
What's actually happening here is that people like Justin Trudeau know that their rule is illegitimate. They know perfectly well how resented they are, and they spend an awful lot of time thinking about civil unrest.

You probably don't. You live in a democracy, so you don't imagine that anyone needs to be disarmed for political reasons, but people like Justin Trudeau can feel the deep resentment aimed at them, and they are fully intent on disarming the population. Now, we reached out to Justin Trudeau's office today about this new law. We want to know if Trudeau will apply these laws to himself. That's always the first and most important test of sincerity. If it's good for me, it ought to be good for you, too, and vice versa.
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Published On 8/4/2022
New York’s legislature passed a bill on Thursday to raise the age limit to buy or possess a semi-automatic rifle from 18 to 21.

The bill, which passed the state senate along party lines in a 43-20 vote and in the state assembly in a 102-47 vote, would also require anyone buying a semi-automatic rifle to obtain a license.
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Published On 8/4/2022
Joe Rogan is the most popular podcaster in the world.

And the left desperately wants him off the air because he speaks the truth.

He may not always be right, but he refuses to shy away from controversy, which is rare in media today.
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Published On 7/30/2022
Predictably, he shamelessly now is using the horrific shooting in Uvalde for political gain. Now, no doubt there are serious concerns surrounding this massacre in Texas. The Evolved Day school district police chief has stopped cooperating with the Texas Department of Public Safety investigation. That can't happen. That is incredibly troubling and should be to everybody. Make no mistake, there's absolutely zero excuse for the hour plus that it reportedly now took law enforcement to storm that building and rescue those kids. That is their job. There's no reason this country cannot secure every single school with well-trained and prepared armed guards, including retired cops, retired military personnel, along with metal detectors and a single point of entry into every school. Now, Joe Biden is not addressing any of this. Instead, he's what, predictably vilifying the Second Amendment and responsible lawful gun owners everywhere, even threatening to ban nine millimeter handguns. Really, Joe
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Published On 7/30/2022
The Gun-Grabber-in-Chief is at it again. This time he is insinuating that 9mm handguns -- the most popular guns in America -- should be banned because the round "blows the lung out of the body" when someone is shot. Whatever the hell that means.

“They said a .22-caliber bullet will lodge in the lung, and we can probably get it out — may be able to get it and save the life. A 9mm bullet blows the lung out of the body,” Biden said.

“So, the idea of these high-caliber weapons is, uh, there’s simply no rational basis for it in terms of self-protection, hunting,” Biden added. “Remember, the constitution was never absolute.”

“You couldn’t buy a cannon when the Second Amendment was passed,” Biden said. “You couldn’t go out and purchase a lot of weaponry.”
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Published On 7/26/2022
President Biden raised eyebrows on Monday when he spoke about what he considers sensible restrictions on "high-caliber weapons" in the wake of the horrific mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, last week.

The president recalled visiting a trauma hospital in New York, where he explained doctors showed him X-rays of gunshot wounds that were caused by different firearms.
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Published On 7/26/2022
Our puddingheaded POTUS made some off-the-cuff comments about gun rights to the press over the weekend. Why yes, they were dumb, incoherent, and false. But before we get to them, this POTUS makes comments unapproved by the people who control him all the time. They get walked back immediately, and people have to explain what Joey "meant" to say. Turns out Joey hates it when people do that.
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Published On 7/26/2022
A woman who was shot earlier this year in an attack on a New York City subway is suing the manufacturer of the gun used in the crime, claiming the injuries she suffered were "a direct" result of the company's marketing and sales tactics.

Ilene Steur was one of ten people shot of the 29 injured when a suspect opened fire on a train in Brooklyn on April 12. Prosecutors say the alleged perpetrator, Frank James, used a Glock 17 pistol in the incident, and that he purchased the handgun legally from an Ohio
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Published On 7/26/2022
Calls from liberal politicians and the media to “listen the polls” and use mass shootings to target gunowners are running into a harsh reality: Americans say anti-gun laws won’t stop gun crime.

“In the aftermath of a teenage gunman’s deadly spree in Buffalo, most voters remain unconvinced that more gun control laws can prevent such mass shootings,” the polling firm announced in a Tuesday press release, prepared before that day’s killings in Uvalde, Texas.
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Published On 7/17/2022
President Biden has made clear he wants serious gun control laws passed, and hopes that "rational Republicans" are willing to compromise.

But will the White House undercut him by announcing that he doesn’t really want to ban assault-style weapons?

The president says he has not negotiated with Republicans, rational or otherwise, because he was comforting grieving families in Uvalde, Texas. But another reason is that he knows that odds are against him on the Hill and doesn’t want to own an imminent failure, as he and Barack Obama did after Sandy Hook, when Biden was the point person on a gun control campaign.
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Published On 7/17/2022
DENVER — One of the most progressive members of the Denver City Council told fellow council members on Monday that any death caused from enforcement of a new ban on licensed concealed carry of guns in Denver’s parks would be their fault.

“I’m really disappointed in my colleagues today,” Candi CdeBaca said after the council voted 9-3 to ban concealed carry, with small exceptions, in city and county owned or leased buildings and in city parks. CdeBaca said a concealed carry ban in parks opens the doors to justify excessive use of force. “When the first case happens, I hope that everyone on this dias knows there is blood on their hands.”
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Published On 7/17/2022
It has never been ‘mainstream’ to interpret the Second Amendment as guaranteeing anything other than an individual right to bear arms.
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Published On 7/10/2022
President Biden does not “believe in” proposals to harden schools against potential gunmen, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said on Tuesday.

“I know there’s been conversation about hardening schools, that is not something he believes in,” Jean-Pierre told reporters at a White House press conference. “He believes that we should be able to give teachers the resources to be able to do their job.”
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Published On 7/10/2022
It was a week ago today that a deranged teenager called Salvador Ramos murdered 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in Texas.

You know this because we've had seven days of full saturation coverage, and it's all deserved. Given that, it's amazing what we still don't know about what happened that day. Let's start just because it's the most obvious with how the shooter could possibly have afforded the firearms he used.
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Published On 7/9/2022
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The father of a teenage victim of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting told Fox News Digital on Wednesday that state governments haven’t "learned anything" from past school shootings and insisted more gun laws are not the solution to preventing more shootings.

"Evidently they didn’t learn anything," Andrew Pollack, whose daughter Meadow was killed when a gunman opened fire at her school in Parkland in 2018, told Fox News Digital.
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Published On 7/9/2022
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Monday that his government is introducing legislation to "implement national freeze on handgun ownership" throughout the country.

"What this means is that it will no longer be possible to buy, sell, transfer or import handguns anywhere in Canada," Trudeau said at a press conference.

"We recognize that the vast majority of gun owners use them safely and in accordance with the law, but other than using firearms for sport shooting and hunting, there is no reason anyone in Canada should need guns in their everyday lives."
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Published On 7/9/2022
The attack by a gunman upon students and teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, sent shock waves throughout school communities across the nation.

Parents are asking whether their school officials have not only target-hardened their schools, but also if staff inside those schools are following the simplest of security protocols such as not propping open perimeter doors. Many parents are now uncertain as to whether the first police officers on the scene of an active school shooting will enter their schools to immediately neutralize the shooter.
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Published On 7/9/2022
Two deputies responded to a report of shots fired in a Maple Falls neighborhood. Upon arrival, the suspect started yelling at the deputies, waving a shotgun around, and “appeared to be intoxicated by his speech and actions.” The suspect fired at the deputies, hitting both. That was when good Samaritans armed with their own weapons stepped forward and fired multiple shots in the direction of the suspect to provide cover for and protect the wounded deputies. The sheriff thanked the armed good Samaritans who came to the wounded heroes’ aid and kept them safe until backup arrived.
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Published On 7/9/2022
President Biden faced a new round of backlash on Twitter for his comments on gun control legislation and 9mm ammo on Memorial Day.

Speaking with reporters outside the White House, Biden told about his efforts to work on gun control legislation with Republicans in Congress following the deadly Uvalde school shooting. While Biden admitted that his executive options are limited, he suggested that 9mm bullets have no "rational basis" to be used for self-defense.

"The .22 caliber bullet will lodge in the lungs and we can get it out. A 9mm bullet blows the lung out of the body. The idea of a high caliber weapon, there is simply no rational basis for it in terms of self-protection, hunting," Biden said.
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Published On 7/8/2022
The border city of Uvalde, Texas is mourning. Salvador Ramos, 18, shot and killed 19 fourth-grade students and two teachers at Robb Elementary School. They were all in one classroom. It’s a heinous crime. It’s a Sandy Hook-like situation. Ramos shot his grandmother before this rampage. The grandmother is said to have survived. We’re going to hear an earful about gun control, so-called assault weapons bans, and other anti-gun talking points from Democrats. And the result will always be the same—Americans will not torch their rights to appease a political class lusting for more power and control, especially after the COVID lockdown fiasco. NONE of the COVID protocols were effective. The lockdowns did next to nothing to reduce the mortality rate. The one policy that has been effective is having police officers at schools.
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Published On 7/8/2022
Shootings carried out in places where there are fewer security measures, known as "soft targets," have rocked America at least three times over the last 12 days. The tragedies have sparked calls to beef up security in buildings such as schools and for politicians to stop with their rhetoric immediately after the tragedies.

"There's certainly been a push by some with the woke agenda to remove police officers from schools, and I couldn't think of an actually worse idea right now," Fraternal Order of Police National Vice President Joe Gamaldi told Fox News Digital Wednesday. "Schools are a particularly soft target. They're doing the best job that they can right now,"
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Published On 7/8/2022
Max Schachter, whose 14-year-old son was killed during the 2018 mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida, said he’s heartbroken after Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., blocked a school safety bill named after his son Wednesday.

After the horrific mass shooting at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school that killed 19 children and two teachers, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., asked for the Luke and Alex School Safety Act to be passed by unanimous consent. Schumer objected to Johnson’s request, claiming on Twitter that the bill "could see more guns in schools."
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Published On 7/8/2022
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will speak at the National Rifle Association convention this weekend, just days after the deadly Uvalde school shooting in the same state.

“I’m going to be there because what Democrats and the press try to do in the wake of every mass shooting is they try to demonize law-abiding gun owners, try to demonize the NRA,” Cruz told a local CBS affiliate on Thursday.
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Published On 7/7/2022
Tesla CEO Elon Musk commented Thursday morning on gun control measures following Tuesday's Texas elementary school shooting that killed 19 children and two adults.

In a tweet, Musk gave his opinion that assault rifles should, at minimum, require a special permit, where the recipient is extremely well vetted.
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Published On 7/7/2022
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., on Wednesday blocked a school safety bill that has Republicans crying foul.

After the horrific mass shooting at a Uvalde, Texas, elementary school that killed 19 children and two teachers, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisc., asked for the Luke and Alex School Safety Act to be passed by unanimous consent.
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Published On 7/6/2022
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will travel to Buffalo, New York on Tuesday to meet with family members of the victims in the horrific shooting that left 10 people dead and three injured at a Tops grocery store.
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Published On 7/6/2022
Criminal justice expert Darrin Porcher assessed how politicians and law enforcement can better reinforce soft targets to prevent mass shootings in the wake of the tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, Tuesday on "Jesse Watters Primetime."
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Published On 7/6/2022
On the menu today: Yet another horrific school shooting, and yet another call for legal changes that, had they been in place before the shooting, would not have changed the outcome.

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A few months ago, the National Institute of Justice, the research agency of the U.S. Department of Justice, and The Violence Project, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research center, completed what they called the most comprehensive study ever done of mass shootings in the U.S. from 1966 to 2019. Among the report’s conclusions:
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Published On 7/6/2022
Before we even knew how the killer of 19 children and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, had obtained his guns, Chris Murphy was engaging in his customary performative emotionalism on the Senate floor, literally begging Republicans to “compromise.”
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Published On 6/28/2022
All of those who support the Second Amendment have a duty to make our voices heard at the ballot box in every election.

Please return your ballot by 7:00 PM today.
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Published On 6/28/2022
CSSA endorsed Congresswoman @laurenboebert because she is exactly the kind of unapologetic proponent of 2A that Colorado needs in Congress and she just won her primary in the 3rd Congressional District. Congratulations Congresswomen! We are honored to have you as an ally in the fight against anti-gunners in Washington.
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Published On 6/28/2022
Congratulations to CSSA endorsed State Senator @Kirkmeyer4CO in her primary victory! Kirkmeyer will represent Colorado’s new district well and stand strong for 2A in Washington.
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Published On 6/28/2022
Joe O’Dea (@ODeaForColorado) is pro-Second Amendment and poses a serious threat to anti-gun Senator Michael Bennet now that he has taken victory in the primary. Congratulations Joe O’dea! We look forward to working with you in the fight against Washington infringements on 2A.
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Published On 6/28/2022
Senator @Paul_Lundeen is endorsed by CSSA because he consistently votes to uphold the Second Amendment and reliably supports other pro-gun candidates. He just won the nomination in Senate District 9. The Colorado State Shooting Association congratulates him. We look forward with optimism knowing he will fight for the right of the people in Senate District 9 to defend themselves and their families.
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Published On 6/28/2022
Leader Hugh McKean (@hmckean) is a hunter, competitive shooter and concealed carry instructor who earned CSSA’s endorsement by successfully spearheading the effort to pass the Hunter Education Bill and consistently leading his caucus to oppose every anti-gun initiative. We congratulate him for his primary victory in House District 51 this evening.
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Published On 6/28/2022
CSSA endorsed candidate Anthony Hartstook won his primary election in House District 44. He is a true advocate for 2A and we look forward to working with him to defend the rights of all responsible gun owners.
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Published On 6/28/2022
Congratulations to CSSA Endorsed candidate @lisa_frizell for winning the nomination in House District 45! The Colorado State Shooting Association is eager to work with you to preserve Coloradans’ second amendment rights.
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Published On 6/28/2022
CSSA endorsed candidate Shana Black (@Libertyy1776) won the primary in House District 18. She has profound knowledge of the need for 2A and excels at communicating the importance of it. The Colorado State Shooting Association is enthused to have such a compelling voice fighting for gun owners in House District 18.
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Published On 6/28/2022
The Colorado State Shooting Association endorsed Representative Mary Bradfield (@BradfieldFor) because she reliably votes in opposition to anti-2A initiatives and she sponsored the Hunter Education Bill. We congratulate her for winning the nomination in House District 21.
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Published On 6/28/2022
CSSA endorsed candidate Rose Pugliese (@RoseforCO) won her primary in House District 14. Way to go Rose! You will be a great addition to the growing pro-gun caucus in the Legislature.
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Published On 6/22/2022
Colorado ballots for the primary are due on the 28th of this month.

All of those who believe in defending the Second Amendment should cast their ballot this election and in every election.

Make sure to cast your ballot to ensure the continued pressure for elected officials to hear from responsible gun owners all across our state.
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Published On 6/21/2022
CSSA Endorsement: HD 44
Anthony Hartstook is a decorated combat veteran with first-hand knowledge of the importance of responsible gun ownership. He also actively encourages and advances responsible gun training. He will be a strong addition to the Colorado State House of Representatives, and the Colorado State Shooting Association is proud to announce our endorsement of Anthony Hartstook for House District 44.
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Published On 6/21/2022
CSSA Endorsement: HD 45
Lisa Frizell is an honest leader committed to preserving our right to keep and bear arms. She is a proud gun owner and has introduced her family to responsible gun ownership. She will be an articulate and compelling voice in the growing pro-gun caucus. The Colorado State Shooting Association is proud to endorse Lisa Frizell for House District 45.
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Published On 6/20/2022
CSSA Endorsement: CD 03
From her time as a small town business owner to her ascension to Congress, Lauren Boebert has long been a fierce advocate of the right of the people to keep and bear arms. She not only has the courage to defend our rights, but the tenacity to advance them, and the conviction to do so in the face of considerable opposition.
Amidst sky-high crime, bare shelves, and soaring inflation, anti-gunners like those in the White House have made it clear that they have nothing but contempt for the Second Amendment. To keep them from getting their way, we need leaders who are unwilling to apologize for our rights, refuse to empower the enemies of those rights, and can take some heat without bending. There are few such leaders, but Lauren Boebert is one of them.
Congresswoman Boebert doesn't need anyone's approval, but she has ours. The Colorado State Shooting Association is proud to endorse Rep. Lauren Boebert for Colorado Congressional District 03.
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Published On 6/20/2022
Some have made the false claim that the Colorado State Shooting Association is not the official state association for the NRA. This line is being pushed by a candidate who failed to receive CSSA’s endorsement.

You can see that the NRA recognizes CSSA as its Colorado state association here:
https://stateassociations.nra.org/find-your-state-association/

CSSA is led by an all-volunteer board committed to a pro-gun agenda in Colorado. We sued Boulder and won, we pushed for the hunter’s ed bill, and we helped defeat the anti-hunting bill this year. While politicians posture, we’ll continue fighting for freedom.
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Published On 6/8/2022
CSSA Endorsement. HD 18

Shana Black is the candidate for gun owners in House District 18. She not only knows how to talk about firearms but she is a prime example of a responsible gun owner. She understands that the Second Amendment is not just about hunting deer in kevlar vests but is about personal defense and the protection of all individual rights. Her ability to articulate the need for the Second Amendment and her understanding of the laws around firearms set her up to be a champion for our rights. The Colorado State Shooting Association is proud to endorse Shana Black for House District 18.
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Published On 6/8/2022
JESSE WATTERS: Not Waukesha or Brooklyn. What do you think the difference is? Well, we know what the difference is. Both of those shooters were black supremacists with black nationalist ideologies, both equally as repugnant as the Buffalo shooter. So why is the left capitalizing on this attack and ignoring the others? Well, we have an idea. Rolling Stone lays the playbook out perfectly. Quote, "The Buffalo shooter isn't a lone wolf. He's a mainstream Republican." And there you go. The goal is to conflate white supremacists with the Republican Party. This is done to shame Republican voters and galvanize Democrat voters, especially African-Americans. It's about as dirty as a political move as there is in American politics.
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Published On 6/8/2022
DANNY COULSON: I guess you had on the SWAT team commander from Oklahoma, I think. He talked about what they do. Something much better than that is to have armed police officers inside the school protecting our kids. Seven of my eight grandchildren are in schools in Texas, and they're this age. We just gave $40 billion to Ukraine. Why don't we allocate money to protect our own citizens, to put policemen in our schools, to protect our children from these monsters?… I'm really angry about this. I'm saddened. And frankly, I'm a lot afraid.
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Published On 6/7/2022
Rose Pugliese is a proven fighter and liberty defender. She has a proven record here in Colorado and would be a great addition to the pro-gun caucus in the state house. She will not only vote the right way but will be a leader in the effort to protect our right to keep and bear arms. The Colorado State Shooting Association is proud to endorse Rose Pugliese for House District 14.
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Published On 6/7/2022
1) Never put your finger on the trigger: Are you crazy?! You could kill somebody!

2) Never point your gun at the Director of Photography when rehearsing a movie scene: (Alec Baldwin only)

3) Make sure the target has a name in red above them: If they're on your team you'll get kicked from the server for friendly fire.

4) Audibly say "pew" while shooting to warn others: PEW PEW PEW!

5) Holding the gun sideways for maximum accuracy: It will also add +5 damage.

6) Never sneak up on people at the range and shout "HOOBAJOOBA!" while jumping out in front of the muzzle of their weapon: That's just rude!
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Published On 6/7/2022
President Biden called for changes to gun laws Tuesday and expressed his heartbreak in his address to the nation following a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

"To lose a child is like having a piece of your soul ripped away," said Biden, who learned of the shooting at Robb Elementary School while on Air Force One returning from his trip to Asia. "There's a hollowness in your chest, you feel like you're being sucked into it, never able to get out. Suffocating. It's never quite the same."
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Published On 6/7/2022
CSSA Endorsement. SD 09

Senator Paul Lundeen is a longtime defender of individual liberties, including those protected by the Second Amendment. He not only votes the right way but he fights for other pro-gun leaders to be elected to defend the Second Amendment. His work ethic, persistence, and principled defense of gun-rights makes this endorsement simple. The Colorado State Shooting Association is proud to endorse Senator Paul Lundeen for Senate District 09.
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Published On 6/6/2022
CSSA Endorsement: U.S. Senate

Joe O’Dea is a proven leader, not a flip-flopping politician. He will support the 2nd Amendment. Joe said it well: “The American people have a God-given right to protect their homes and families.” We agree and urge gun owners to support Joe O’Dea for Senate.
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Published On 6/6/2022
Representative Mary Bradfield is a proven gun rights leader dedicated to protecting the 2nd Amendment. She is a proud gun owner, sponsored and supported the Hunter Education bill, and consistently votes against infringements on 2A. The Colorado State Shooting Association is honored to endorse Representative Mary Bradfield for House District 21.
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Published On 6/3/2022
CSSA Endorsement: House District 51

Leader Hugh McKean has delivered a rare win for Colorado gun owners by sponsoring, supporting, and pushing through to victory HB22-1168 (Hunter Ed Bill). He ensured that his caucus fought against every anti-gun bill. He is a hunter, competitive shooter, and a concealed carry instructor. The Colorado State Shooting Association is honored to endorse Leader Hugh McKean for House District 51.
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Published On 6/2/2022
Denver City Council approved on first reading Monday night a bill restricting concealed carry in buildings owned, leased by or leased to the city, as well as Denver parks. The bill will need to pass a second vote before being enacted.

The proposal is part of Mayor Michael Hancock’s 2022 Public Safety Action Plan. Assistant staff from the city attorney’s office previously said the proposed legislation is part of the national conversation to reduce gun violence and came about after the legislature passed SB21-256, allowing local governments to prohibit firearms in certain parts of a government’s jurisdiction.
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Published On 6/2/2022
ANALYSIS – In the latest news on the ‘gun violence’ front, a major liberal-leaning think tank report recommends numerous solutions to the ‘gun violence’ surge plaguing our nation’s capital.

And in a typically written news story, the reporter sees no irony in repeatedly using the liberal ‘gun violence’ term even when none of the solutions being proposed have anything to do with guns.

In the old days it was simply called violence, or ‘shooting,’ if you wanted to be more specific. Now it is ‘gun violence.’ All part of the liberal campaign to weaponize language to achieve political goals.
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Published On 6/1/2022
President Biden called for changes to gun laws Tuesday and expressed his heartbreak in his address to the nation following a mass shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.

"To lose a child is like having a piece of your soul ripped away," said Biden, who learned of the shooting at Robb Elementary School while on Air Force One returning from his trip to Asia. "There's a hollowness in your chest, you feel like you're being sucked into it, never able to get out. Suffocating. It's never quite the same."
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Published On 6/1/2022
Boozman, Cotton Lead Senate Effort to Stop Biden’s New ‘Firearms’ Parts Registry
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Published On 6/1/2022
t never fails. A split-second after a mass shooting occurs, grandstanders and ideologues issue statements demanding new gun controls—even if the laws already on the books failed or the laws they want would have made no difference. Case in point: the tragic incidents in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, in early August 2019.
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Published On 5/12/2022
Boulder is proceeding with a number of gun violence prevention measures, including reinstatement of the city’s assault weapons ban.

In its Tuesday study session, the City Council offered direction on a legislation package that, if approved in a future public hearing, would do everything from prohibiting open carry and carrying in sensitive areas to requiring a 10-day waiting period after the initiation of a background check for a licensed firearms dealer to deliver a firearm to a purchaser.
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Published On 5/12/2022
Dear Denver City Council:

This letter is to address some of the questions about licensed concealed carry raised at the April 13, 2022, meeting of the Committee on Safety, Housing, Education & Homelessness. This letter is also being made available to the public.

What are crime rates for persons with licensed carry permits?
A concealed handgun permit (CHP) is issued only to persons 21 and over. Roughly speaking, among the Colorado population 21 and over, an adult with a concealed handgun permit is about 39 times less likely to be arrested than an adult without a CHP. The data are as follows.
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Published On 5/12/2022
Guns prevent an estimated 2.5 million crimes a year, or 6,849 every day. Most often, the gun is never fired, and no blood (including the criminal’s) is shed.
Every year, 400,000 life-threatening violent crimes are prevented using firearms.
60 percent of convicted felons admitted that they avoided committing crimes when they knew the victim was armed. Forty percent of convicted felons admitted that they avoided committing crimes when they thought the victim might be armed.
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Published On 5/11/2022
BET SHEMESH, ISRAEL—Investigators working with the Israel Antiquities Authority have claimed David used an illegal "ghost" sling in his famous battle with Goliath. Experts allege the ghost sling would have been untraceable, which would account for why Goliath was caught off guard so easily.

"Goliath, a man who stood about 7'10" by modern reckoning, would not have been defeated so easily if David had a legal sling registered with the proper authorities," said Dr. Phil Gath, a professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. "David probably used a 3D printer or something, maybe he just stole some leather and grabbed some stones to put something together himself. We're not sure where the sling came from."
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Published On 5/10/2022
The Biden administration is going after so-called ghost guns — privately made firearms without serial numbers — in an attempt to revive President Joe Biden’s stalled domestic agenda.

As part of its efforts to revive the anti-gun agenda upon which Biden ran for the White House, the administration also announced Monday its nomination of Steve Dettelbach, a former U.S. attorney from Ohio, to run the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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Published On 5/10/2022
President Joe Biden is set to make another nomination for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and announce new executive actions restricting “ghost guns.”
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Published On 5/10/2022
President Joe Biden is set to make another nomination for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and announce new executive actions restricting “ghost guns.”
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Published On 5/10/2022
Violent crimes like murders have plagued the U.S. over the last two years, and many experts blame the fallout from the pandemic and 2020’s summer of protests and riots following the death of George Floyd.

The New York Times recently argued that 2020’s skyrocketing increase in legal gun purchases has also contributed to the spikes, an explanation experts are pouring cold water on.
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Published On 5/10/2022
Will Denver become a safe space for civilian disarmament?

On April 13, 2022, the Denver City Council’s Safety, Housing, Education and Homelessness Committee delayed its vote on a bill that would limit concealed carry in buildings owned, leased by or leased to the city, in addition to Denver parks. Now the vote is set for April 27.

This proposed change forms part of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's 2022 Public Safety Action Plan. Assistant City Attorney Reggie Nubine stated this legislative proposal is part of a broader national push to reduce gun violence. The Colorado state government's recent decision to pass SB21-256, which grants local governments the power to ban firearms in certain places of a municipality's jurisdiction.
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Published On 5/10/2022
Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert announced Monday he will resign his Senate District 30 seat at the end of May. Twenty days after Colorado's legislative session ends, the Douglas County Republican will move to Florida.

Holbert began his legislative career in 2010, when he was elected to represent House District 44. He served four years in the House before being elected to represent Senate District 30. He would have been term-limited at the end of 2022.
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Published On 5/10/2022
As part of its federal charter, the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) is provided surplus U.S. Army rifles from past conflicts, like the World War II M1 Garand, that are sold to qualified purchasers from around the country. The rifles are assembled from a stock of parts that are sorted and quality inspected, with the excess left sitting without purpose within CMP’s warehouse – until now.
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Published On 5/10/2022
President Biden has had incremental success at implementing gun control through executive action, rolling out a rule last year to regulate pistol-stablizing braces, directing his Justice Department to target gun traffickers, and announcing a new crackdown on "ghost guns" Monday.

While the president touted his administration’s actions, he also said that "this should be just the start" and called on Congress to pass laws on gun control, a politically contentious issue that has been deadlocked in the legislature for the past decade.
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Published On 5/10/2022
WASHINGTON, D.C—The White House grounds have entered a lockdown following the sighting of a senile old man wandering around waving a gun and making outlandish demands.

"Look folks, no more automatic weapons! You hear me, I'm serious! And no more gramblegrawp!" said the old, confused man while pointing his gun at everyone. "I traveled 1700 miles, million miles, so c'mon and listen up! Ghost guns are banned. No Congress needed."
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Published On 5/10/2022
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, a Republican, signed a bill into law Tuesday removing the license and background check requirements for gun owners to carry a firearm in public, drawing high praise from gun owners in the state.

Joining supporters outside Gable Sporting Goods in Douglasville on Tuesday, the Republican governor celebrated the new law, saying it will ensure citizens’ rights to protect themselves in public, Fox 5 of Atlanta reported.
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Published On 5/10/2022
To Boulder’s anti-gun bigots, I will not comply with your hate law
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Published On 5/9/2022
Today, Governor Jared Polis signed important Hunter Education Legislation, House Bill 22-1168.

House Bill 22-1168 allows local education providers, upon entering into an agreement with an individual or entity that offers hunter education courses certified by the division of parks and wildlife (division), to provide a hunter education course (course) to all seventh graders. The course must satisfy the requirements of a hunter education course certified by the division; except that hands-on activities are not required. The course must be taught by a division-certified instructor. A parent or legal guardian must provide permission for a student to participate in any hands-on activities that are offered as part of the course.

Thank you to Rep. Hugh McKean and those legislators who voted in favor of HB 22-1168 for helping to get this passed. Also, thank you to NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters who continued to contact their lawmakers in support of this import Hunter Education m
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Published On 5/9/2022
The firearm industry supports nearly seven thousand jobs in Colorado.
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Published On 5/7/2022
The American firearms industry is alive and well.

According to a report by Jim Grant of AmmoLand, the total economic impact of the firearm industry went from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $70.52 billion in 2021. Similarly, the total number of full-time equivalent jobs grew from roughly 166,000 to over 375,819 in that same time period, which represented a 126% increase.

These figures were drawn from a report that the National Sports Shooting Foundation recently released.
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Published On 5/6/2022
Applications for gun licenses have doubled and sales have increased by around 8-fold. Lithuanians are preparing themselves for what might come next.

Lithuania borders Belarus. They have been accommodating thousands of refugees. Russian shelling continues to kill civilians in the Ukraine and strike fear into their neighbors. Lithuanians just want to protect their homes, their families, and their livelihoods.
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Published On 5/6/2022
The ATF Form 1(ATF Form 5320.1) is the application to make and register a firearm, recently the ATF has denied 850 of these applications from the makers of suppressors. This form is intended for those who are not already a licensed manufacturer of NFA firearms.

These denials were made due to changes in ATF policy regarding suppressor “parts kits”. The ATF is alleging that they were denying the applications of those looking to make “parts kits” for suppressors.
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Published On 5/6/2022
Ohio will soon become the 23rd state to allow concealed carry without a permit.

On June 12, Ohio residents will no longer need permits to carry concealed firearms. The state is the latest in a growing wave of Constitutional Carry laws across the country.
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Published On 5/6/2022
Recently, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) – under the direction of Joe Biden and Merrick Garland – has been on a tear of upsetting settled understandings and changing enforcement policies. But pro-gun members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives have taken note and are now demanding answers of their own.

Gun owners by now are used to the drill, although it never gets more justifiable or legitimate. An anti-gun White House and attorney general assume control, and suddenly years of practice, precedent, and agreed meaning go out the window at ATF.
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Published On 5/5/2022
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser is reserving a little over $1 million worth of fall TV advertising for his reelection bid, a spokesman for the Democrat's campaign tells Colorado Politics.

It's the first substantial general election advertising reservation announced by a Colorado candidate this cycle. While ad reservations can be canceled, committing to a sizable ad buy early gives Weiser the chance to lock in lower rates and secure the most desirable time slots.
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Published On 5/5/2022
The government has a massive registry of legal gun owners in the country. The Biden Administration is trying to expand it. Republican Representative Michael Cloud of Texas is introducing legislation that would stop him.

Biden’s law would require gun owners to keep records of purchase in perpetuity. That information would then be transferred over to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. Then, the United States federal government would compile information about your firearms purchases into a detailed registry. Even if a store shuts down, records would be immediately transferred to the ATF.
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Published On 5/5/2022
Alabama is the latest state to protect constitutional carry. After a 10 year battle, Alabama finally removed the permit requirement for citizens to concealed carry firearms.

House Republican Rep. Shane Stringer sponsored the bill and The House approved the legislation on a vote of 70-29. The Senate then voted in favor by 23 – 6. Most of these votes were divided along party lines. On Thursday, March 10th, Governor Kay Ivy voted Constitutional carry into law.
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Published On 5/5/2022
A small Texas county with only 1,200 students is moving to allow teachers to carry firearms. The Grand Saline Independent School District is allowing teachers to concealed carry firearms.

This plan didn’t just pop up out of nowhere either. The district held discussions and plans to enact this for 3 years prior to approval. 300 other districts in Texas allow their teachers to carry in some capacity. Superintendent Micah Lewis said that 95% of residents in the district support arming teachers.
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Published On 5/5/2022
Around 7.5 million Americans became new gun owners in 28 months starting in January 2019. The vast majority (90%) of these new gun owners were female and minorities.

Democrats are losing votes in droves because of their focus on gun control. In 2021, trucker Edward Durr won in New Jersey partially because of his Second Amendment stance. The Hill reports that Biden’s gun control stance might further help republicans in the midterms.
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Published On 5/5/2022
Rep. Thomas Massie and Second Amendment advocates are pushing back against the Biden administration's upcoming rule on "ghost guns," characterizing the rule to rein in privately made firearms without serial numbers as unconstitutional.

"The Constitution does not authorize the federal government to prevent you from making your own firearm. This a fact that has been recognized for 200+ years. Also, Article 1, Section 1 (literally the first operative sentence in the Constitution) says Congress makes law, not POTUS!" Rep. Thomas Massie tweeted Sunday.
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Published On 5/4/2022
A bill circulating through Congress would stop the Biden administration from stockpiling records on American gun owners by altering federal law to allow firearm dealers to destroy sales records.

The bill, a copy of which was obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, is a response to the Free Beacon's January report detailing how the Biden administration's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has amassed nearly one billion records detailing American citizens' firearm purchases, a figure that is far higher than Congress and the public has been aware of.
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Published On 5/3/2022
Some real heroes who felt that they had no other alternative.
In about a day, the Ukrainian government gave out 18,000 machine guns to civilians in a country where gun ownership is very rare and they weren’t previously allowed to own machine guns.

An estimated 18,000 assault rifles, variants of the Kalashnikov, have been distributed in Kyiv since Thursday.
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Published On 5/3/2022
The shooting was reported near the 100 block of Iron Street in south St. Louis about 8:30 p.m. Monday…

During their initial investigation, police said the man was trying to break into a car when he was shot. On Thursday, they added that he had pointed a gun at the man who eventually fired the deadly shot.

The 39-year-old man who fired that shot was taken into custody and then released while officers continue their investigation, police said
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Published On 5/3/2022
As the Crime Prevention Research Center has pointed out many, many times, television crime shows seem to think criminals are constantly using machine guns to commit crime. In real life, criminals generally use machine guns so rarely that a 2016 survey of prison inmates only broke down the numbers for uses in crime of handguns (11.2%), rifles (0.8%), and shotguns (1.1%). There are few rifles, and the survey did not even mention fully automatic weapons. A similar finding is available from the FBI UCR report where 2.6% of all murders involve rifles of any type and 0.3% of all murders involve unspecified “other guns.” There is a reason for that. Since 1934, there was only one possible known use ever of a civilian using a machine gun in a murder. And even before 1934, they were very rare.
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Published On 5/3/2022
The Good Samaritans described as protecting Whatcom County deputies during a gunfight, said they were fully prepared to injure the suspect in order to defend themselves, their families and the deputies.

Two Whatcom County Sheriff’s deputies were shot during a confrontation with Joel Young during a gunfire exchange in a residential neighborhood in Peaceful Valley on Thursday. Jesse Marshall and Cody Deeter live down the street from Young, who on Friday was charged with two counts of first-degree attempted murder and is being held on $5 million bail.

“He stepped out, with a gun, being a threat. I’m a veteran. I’ve been to combat. I know how to handle it, it’s not fun,” Marshall said.
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Published On 5/3/2022
President Joe Biden renewed his call for the banning of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in his State of the Union address.

"I ask Congress to pass proven measures to reduce gun violence," Biden said during his first official State of the Union Address on Tuesday night. "Pass universal background checks. Why should anyone on a terrorist list be able to purchase a weapon? Ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines."
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Published On 5/2/2022
We have done a lot of work on the biases in surveys of gun ownership (see here and here). But we should point out that a Gallup survey shows that simply asking people if they own a gun in the home, they are missing a couple or few percent of people who may own a gun someplace else. Just a warning that a gun in the home won’t account for all the guns that someone may own.
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Published On 4/23/2022
Americans across the country have used legal guns to defend themselves and thwart crimes, but the reports often fly under the radar and most people are unaware how often guns are used in self-defense cases.

“Having a gun is by far the safest course of action when people are facing a criminal by themselves,” Dr. John Lott, an economist and president of the Crime Prevention Research Center, told Fox News Digital. He pointed to women in particular, who “behave passively” and are “about 2.4 times more likely to end up being seriously injured than a woman who has a gun to protect herself.”
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Published On 4/22/2022
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Thursday morning that the government would provide anyone with weapons from a Russian invasion that was launched in the early morning hours.
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Published On 4/21/2022
American gun sales remained strong in 2021, with nearly 19 million firearms sold legally in the U.S., the second-highest total over the past two decades, according to new research from the home and personal safety group SafeHome.


Sales fell 13% from the high of 2020, but were still 40% higher than 2019, annual data compiled by SafeHome.org reveals.

"On an overall and population-adjusted basis, more people are buying guns in almost every state," according to the organization.
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Published On 4/21/2022
Two controversial bills introduced this month in Tennessee would expand where enhanced handgun carry permit holders could carry by technically designating them as "law enforcement" in certain situations, according to reports.

It would allow permit holders to carry their weapons where only off-duty law enforcement officers can, such as restaurants or stores that don't normally allow them, WTVF-TV in Nashville reported. It wouldn't include courthouses or schools.

"This is trying to open it up so that people who go to the extreme to get this extra permit can have the right to defend themselves in more places," Republican state Sen. Joey Hensley told ABC News on Thursday. He introduced the state version of the bill.
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Published On 4/21/2022
As California continues to fall to the weigh-side due to far-left policies making the state increasingly unlivable, the states these ex-Californians are fleeing to are passing the very policies that destroyed their former home.

In recent years, tens of thousands of Californians have fled to Washington State, and in recent days the state has passed a ban on firearm magazines over 10-rounds in response.

Senate Bill 4078 prohibits “the manufacture, importation, distribution, selling, and offering for sale of large capacity magazines, and by providing limited exemptions applicable to licensed firearms manufacturers and dealers for purposes of sale to armed forces branches and law enforcement agencies for purposes of sale or transfer outside the state.”
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Published On 4/21/2022
Smith & Wesson has seen a lot of success in their M&P line of firearms, their handguns have sold exceptionally well at gun stores across the country. Now this brand might be even more popular as the company has release several new versions of the M&P9 M2.0 pistols that are optics-ready.
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Published On 4/21/2022
Will treasonous state attorneys general join with Mexico in destroying the Second Amendment?

According to a post by Larry Keane, the Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs at the National Shooting Sports Foundation ​​(NSSF),​​ 14 states are working with Mexico in siding with the Latin American country to sue American firearms manufacturers. This anti-gun coalition’s goal is to bankrupt them.

One of the most clever ways the anti-gun Left has pursued a slew of its pet policies is by buying off district attorneys who do not care for the rule of law and allow criminals to run loose. 14 attorneys general filed amicus briefs backing Mexico’s legal actions against American gun manufacturers.
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Published On 4/20/2022
Rasmussen Reports has a new survey on support for stricter gun control laws. They interviewed 1,000 Americans from January 30-31, 2022 and the margin of error in the survey was +/-3%. By a 49%-to-42% margin, Americans opposed stricter gun control. This is slightly larger than a recent Quinnipiac University Poll from last November that found Americans oppose stricter gun control laws by a 49% to 45% margin.

Those groups who were clearly in favor of more regulations were blacks, Democrats, people earning more than $200,000 per year, and government workers. Those who clearly opposed more regulations were men; people aged 40 to 64; whites; Republicans and others; married; people who worked for private companies, retired and others; and investors.
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Published On 4/20/2022
Has Gun Control Inc. met its match?

The record-breaking gun sales of 2020 and 2021 have created a new reality in American politics, where many Americans are now beginning to recognize the value of the right to bear arms. Especially, when law enforcement bodies and political leaders have become negligent when it comes to protecting the citizens they allegedly serve.

In a new poll conducted by Rasmussen, 63% of Americans support enforcing current gun laws instead of passing new civilian disarmament schemes.
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Published On 4/20/2022
Preparing for the possibility of a large-scale Russian invasion, the Ukrainian government has moved to declare a 30-day state of emergency, grant citizens the right to bear arms, and conscript military reservists between the ages of 18 and 60, adding nearly 200,000 troops to the country’s defense as Russian troops continue to enter the Donbas region.

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Zelensky said in a televised speech that there was no need for a “general mobilization” of civilians, however “we need to promptly replenish the Ukrainian army and other military formations.”
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Published On 4/20/2022
Push residents of even the most leftist blue states, and they’ll eventually recognize the importance of the right to bear arms.

Tom Knighton detailed this in a post for Bearing Arms, where he highlighted how Massachusetts has witnessed a recent surge in citizens applying for firearms permits.

It was announced earlier this month that carry permits in Massachusetts reached a four-year high.

Per the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, 54,263 residents of Massachusetts filed applications for new License to Carry (LTC) permits in 2021. This represented an increase from 2020, when there were 54,082 applications for licenses were made.
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Published On 4/20/2022
On February 23, 2022, the Arizona State House passed legislation to sanction businesses that refuse doing business with firearms companies by excluding them from state contracts.

This bill, House Bill 2473, was passed with strong Republican support, but with no Democrats on board. The banking industry strongly opposed HB 2473, whereas gun groups and the firearms industry supported the bill.

State Representative Frank Carroll would mandate companies signing on to contracts worth over $100,000 with state or local governments to confirm they won’t boycott firearms companies.
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Published On 4/19/2022
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo (D) spoke to Slate about seizing firearms from people who refuse to pay the city’s new $25 gun owners’ fee or comply with the city’s new liability insurance requirement for gun owners.

Breitbart News reported that San Jose’s city council passed the fee ordinance and the liability insurance ordinance on January 25, 2022.

Slate notes the city fee is $25 and quotes Mayor Liccardo saying the funds collected will go to a foundation overseen by “Stanford professors, an epidemiologist who has been focused on gun harm, and nonprofit experts who understand domestic violence prevention programs, suicide prevention.”
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Published On 4/19/2022
Fact-checkers keep assuring Americans that President Biden doesn’t want to ban guns, but simply wants “reasonable” gun regulations. Yet judging by the president’s rhetoric, Biden either doesn’t know much about guns (a concerning possibility given his constant push for more regulations) or is calling for a complete ban on the vast majority of guns sold in the U.S.
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Published On 4/19/2022
After the Columbine school shooting 20 years ago, one of the more significant changes in how we protect students has been the advance of legislation that allows teachers to carry guns at schools. There are two obvious questions: Does letting teachers carry create dangers? Might they deter attackers? Twenty states currently allow teachers and staff to carry guns to varying degrees on school property, so we don’t need to guess how the policy would work. There has yet to be a single case of someone being wounded or killed from a shooting, let alone a mass public shooting, between 6 AM and midnight at a school that lets teachers carry guns. Fears of teachers carrying guns in terms of such problems as students obtaining teachers guns have not occurred at all, and there was only one accidental discharge outside of school hours with no one was really harmed. While there have not been any problems at schools with armed teachers, the number of people killed at other schools has increased signif
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Published On 4/8/2022
California Gov. Gavin Newsom was slammed on Twitter over a post warning Americans about a "vile" gun that was made to look "cute" with an inscription of a skull and crossbones with a pacifier.

"This is VILE," the California Democrat tweeted Wednesday night. "A skull & crossbones with a pacifier on weapon of war. Made to look ‘cute’ to appeal to kids. The manufacturer calls this a ‘JR-15.’ Every NRA-backed politician should condemn this."
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Published On 4/8/2022
According to investigators, a 39-year-old delivery driver was delivering food on the 3300 block of H Street just after 7:30 p.m. when he was approached by an armed carjacker. The 35-year-old suspect allegedly pointed a gun at the delivery driver and demanded his car, police said. That’s when the driver pulled out his own gun and fired multiple rounds at the suspected carjacker, according to authorities.

“Pizza delivery driver shoots armed carjacker in Kensington, police say,” Fox 29 Philadelphia, January 27, 2022.
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Published On 3/30/2022
Dr. John Lott has a letter responding to the absurd claim in the Los Angeles Times and Yahoo! News that there are only 2,000 defensive gun uses per year.
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Published On 3/30/2022
Everytown for Gun Safety ranks Connecticut as having the fifth most stringent gun control laws in the country, but Lamont wants to make them even more stringent.

The Hartford Courant quoted Lamont saying, “I’ve just been shocked over this last couple of years. We have more damn guns in the street than ever before in this state right now. We have more legal guns. We have more illegal guns. They’re coming in from out of state. More guns in the street, more guns in the home means more gun violence.”

He added, “You’re not tough on crime if you’re weak on guns. We’re going to continue to stay tough on guns.”
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Published On 3/28/2022
Will Virginia repeal its draconian red flag gun confiscation law?

On February 16, 2022, the Virginia House of Delegates voted 52-47 for House Bill 509, a bill that would have repealed Virginia’s red flag gun confiscation order which was passed in 2020.

In doing so, the Virginia State House became the first chamber of any state government that had passed a repeal of its kind.
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Published On 3/28/2022
Kyle Rittenhouse gained notoriety when liberals and the media (but I repeat myself) needed a narrative in 2020 to help with Joe Biden's election. There was a social justice riot. Kyle was there. He was put into a position where he needed to end two lives to save himself. But because of Kyle's complexion and the fact he exercised his second amendment rights, Kyle was put on trial for multiple homicides. Even as the FACTS of what happened came out in the trial, the media couldn't stop lying.
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Published On 3/28/2022
Expert emphasizes importance of training, knowing laws surrounding justifiable gun use
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Published On 3/26/2022
You simply cannot make this up. Is this the greatest boomerang hit of all time? Liberals will eventually eat each other. Their agenda items will lead to internal conflict. There is nothing principled about liberalism, but this story takes it to a new and deadly level. Should we be shocked that an anti-gun activist ended up shooting a mayoral candidate? Maybe not since liberals are also insane, but should we be shocked or nah? In Louisville, that’s exactly what happened.
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Published On 3/26/2022
Massive crime spike stems from social unrest, COVID lockdowns destabilizing communities: expert
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Published On 3/26/2022
American firearm manufacturer Shield Arms celebrated Valentine’s Day by announcing their break-up with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

The video, posted to the free-speech social network Gab, shows a series of text messages with “Zuck,” where they call their relationship “toxic.”

Their video concludes with a text message stating that they’ve “found someone better,” before sending an image with Gab’s logo.
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Published On 3/26/2022
Is Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke changing his tune on gun control?

Back in 2019, during his failed presidential run, O’Rourke gained national attention by declaring that he would confiscate AR-15s.

When he was asked if he would confiscate certain rifles during a presidential primary debate on September 12, 2019, O’Rourke said “Hell yes! we’re gonna take your AR-15, your AK-47.”
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Published On 3/26/2022
The only thing I don't hate about this story is that the dad shot the stalker preying on his daughter. That, and because he moved from New Jersey to Florida where they have "Stand Your Ground" laws, the dad is enjoying a Miller Lite by the pool and is not in jail right now. Everything else makes me angry. Ava Majury is a fifteen-year-old TikTok "star." Rob is her father and a retired police officer. Eric Rohan Justin was an 18-year-old stalker. "Was" being the keyword here. Justin is now a corpsicle.
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Published On 3/23/2022
Family members of children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut years ago on Feb. 15 announced a $73 million settlement with Remington Arms Company.
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Published On 3/22/2022
The families of nine victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting that saw 20 children and six teachers murdered at an elementary school in Connecticut have reached a settlement with gun manufacturer Remington.

The perpetrator used a Bushmaster AR-15-style rifle made by Remington — which the families argued should have never been available on the public market — to carry out the shooting. Remington had previously proposed a $33 million settlement, but a lawyer for the victims’ families stated that they ultimately agreed to $73 million.
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Published On 3/11/2022
Moms Demand Action Founder Shannon Watts has a victim complex only rivaled in size by the insane amount of Michael Bloomberg money she spends trying to force her anti-gun agenda onto America. She proved that this month by complaining in an Elle Magazine op-ed about how gun owners hate her, not because she has spent the last decade trying to pass radical gun control, but because she is a women!

“To be clear, pro-gun activists don’t disagree with us because they actually believe we want to take their guns away,” Watts wrote. “They hate us because we’re women.”
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Published On 3/11/2022
CSSA Board votes to endorse gun rights champion State Sen. Barb Kirkmeyer for her run in Congressional District 08. Colorado can use a fighter like Kirkmeyer to defend the Second Amendment in Washington D.C.
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Published On 3/9/2022
Secretary of State Jena Griswold outlined a 2022 legislative agenda that focuses on increased protections for election workers and safety at physical voting locations as the state, like most of the country, experiences an uptick of harassment towards election officials.

“Our system works. But across the nation, American democracy is facing unprecedented risks,” she said during a press conference on Tuesday.

She pointed to the U.S. Senate’s failure to pass voting rights legislation earlier this year, an increase in voting restriction legislation across the country and the rise in elected officials who promote the conspiracy that the 2020 election was stolen as examples of those risks.
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Published On 3/9/2022
The Colorado House has advanced a request from Secretary of State Jena Griswold seeking a boost of $120,800 for the Department of State to provide her private security and monitor threats against her.

The mechanism by which Griswold is seeking that funding is House Bill 1182, a supplemental appropriation for the 2021-22 fiscal state budget.
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Published On 3/9/2022
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón is asking three major credit card companies not to approve payments for gun kits purchased online.

Gascón is tying the purchase of gun parts kits to the construction of “ghost guns.”

Gascón released a statement Tuesday, the Pasadena Star News reported, which said:

American Express, Mastercard and Visa have the ability to go beyond what any law enforcement agency, legislature or city council can accomplish. We are asking these companies to join us in stemming the flow of ghost guns into our communities by preventing a ghost gun kit from being sold with a few mere clicks on a smartphone or computer.
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Published On 3/8/2022
The land of Enchantment is now being possessed by an anti-gun spirit that will likely recquire a pro-freedom exorcism for it to shake off.

On February 2, 2022, the House Judiciary Committee considered House Bill 9 by New Mexico State Representative Pamelya Herndon.

The legislation in question created civil fines and misdemeanor penalties for parents or guardians whose minors gain illegal access to their firearms. The only exception is in the case of burglary. This bill also features a provision that allows parents to take other parents to court to slap the $1,000 fine on them if they launch allegations of a minor gaining access to their firearms.
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Published On 3/8/2022
Democrats have failed miserably when it comes to passing gun control via legislative means. As a result, they’re desperately finding every avenue possible to carry out their anti-gun agenda.

The new strategy they’re using is lawfare. Specifically, using lawsuits to go after manufacturers and sellers of firearms by undermining the current immunity protections they enjoy from lawsuits.

From there, these companies can be held liable for crimes committed with the firearms they sell.
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Published On 3/7/2022
The anti-gun crowd will stop at nothing to make gun ownership as difficult as possible. Earlier this month, gun grabbers in Oregon filed a first-in-the-nation bill that would tax many firearms as “luxury items” to meet that end.

HB 4079, known as the Oregon Freedom Pilot Program, would add a 3% tax on items deemed a “luxury,” and then hand that money to low-income individuals.

The money would be pooled, and then given in $750 monthly increments to those who qualify, specifically targeted at low-income pregnant women and adults who have aged out of the foster youth program.
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Published On 3/7/2022
During a recent Gun Violence Prevention Task Force meeting in New York City, Joe Biden made it clear that violent crime is out of control, which is true. But his solution to the issue, targeting firearm ownership, is not just misguided, but counterproductive.

Biden called for more funding for the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), shutting down so-called “rogue gun dealers,” and bans on so-called “assault weapons” among other schemes.
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Published On 3/4/2022
This is frightening. You’ve got the FBI going after parents; you’ve got the DOJ [Department of Justice] setting up a domestic terrorism unit and now we find out that the ATF [Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives] are going after law-abiding gun owners. I mean, I think about this: Hillary Clinton destroyed 30,000 emails while she was under investigation and now every single gun purchase by a law-abiding American is being preserved. So what?
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Published On 3/4/2022
An Ohio gas station owner stopped a would-be robbery after he pulled out his own firearm and scared away the suspect earlier this month, authorities said.

Raj Patel, who owns a BP gas station in Mount Sterling, was forced to defend his business and potentially his life when police said the suspect entered the building with a firearm, WPTA reported.
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Published On 3/4/2022
With gun violence on the rise in major cities across the country, including New York City, elected officials are scrambling to come up with solutions.

President Joe Biden and New York City Mayor Eric Adams recently released their own proposals to reduce gun violence. On Thursday, the two met with New York Gov. Kathy Hochul and U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland to discuss their strategies and speak with community members who have been caught in the crossfire.
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Published On 2/18/2022
Iown guns. Not as many as some people, but enough to make people who don’t know about guns—but have strong opinions anyway—uncomfortable. While these people are not always easy to reason with, it might reassure at least a few of them to know that my favorite gun is no more likely to turn up at a mass shooting or even a drive-by than a Nerf gun, water pistol or, for that matter, a frying pan.

Still, it is the gun I especially like to shoot, and when I hold it, I feel like I have American history itself in my hands.
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Published On 2/18/2022
According to a recent report, the 2020/2021 season was the best season for deer hunters across the United States in a decade. This news comes as some states are starting to report slightly lower deer harvests for the most recent season.
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Published On 2/17/2022
During a Thursday speech in New York City that was billed as addressing the crime crisis laying siege to cities across the country, President Biden sounded more like a broken record of debunked claims that have been repeatedly rated false by even his friends in the liberal media.

And while Biden's alleged focus on rising crime is certainly merited, his administration has belittled and mocked Americans who are struggling as cities grow more dangerous, the U.S.-Mexico border remains basically wide-open, and fentanyl overdoses continue to claim young lives. Rather than talking tough about the criminals running city streets, illegal immigrants streaming across the border, or mayors in his party who've already defunded police, Biden targeted law-abiding firearm owners and the Second Amendment itself.
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Published On 2/17/2022
With violent crime increasing over the last two years, Americans want a solution. But President Joe Biden constantly frames violent crime as only a gun problem. Again, it was the sole focus of Biden’s speech in New York City on Thursday. Even when he mentions police or prosecutors, it was in terms of enforcing gun control laws.

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But this “guns first” approach ignores a basic fact – over 92% of violent crimes in America do not involve firearms. And while Biden blames guns for the increase in violent crime, the latest data show that gun crimes fell dramatically.
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Published On 2/16/2022
Gun-control advocates keep making the same predictions of doom and bloodshed from law-abiding citizens having guns for protection. They warn us of pending disaster if Alabama becomes the 22nd state to adopt so-called constitutional carry rules that would allow law-abiding adults who legally own a handgun to conceal-carry it without a permit. Thirty-four states already allow open carry without a permit.

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Alabama and other states faced the same predictions of disaster when they first adopted right-to-carry laws, which now exist in 43 states. None of the dire predictions came true. These predictions are occurring again when states adopted constitutional carry. But not a single one of these states has seen the need to reverse the laws. Indeed, none have even held a legislative hearing on undoing these laws, let alone a vote.
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Published On 2/16/2022
With Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Indiana, Nebraska, Ohio, and other states are seriously considering adopting Constitutional Carry laws, Professor Carl Moody, our research director, has done some empirical work on the changes in crime rates and police killings after Constitutional Carry laws have been adopted.
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Published On 2/14/2022
One Bay Area jewelry store owner took matters into his own hands and stopped would-be smash-and-grab robbers from taking any merchandise.

The attempted smash-and-grab robbery of the Maaz Jewelers store happened on Jan. 21 at 1:06 p.m. inside the Tanforan Mall., according to a press release by the San Bruno Police Department.

Five males approached the store, according to the press release, and one of them pulled out a crowbar when entering the jewelry store. The owner shouted at the male to stop, but he continued to smash a glass display case.
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Published On 2/14/2022
NEW YORK — Running through a grim tally of recent gun deaths, President Joe Biden pledged to New Yorkers and the nation on Thursday that the federal government would step up its fight against gun violence by working more closely with police and communities to stop the surging bloodshed.

“It’s enough. Enough is enough," Biden told police, law enforcement officials and lawmakers gathered at the city's police headquarters. “We can do something about this.”

But Biden’s crimefighting strategy relies heavily on buy-in from state and local officials as he suggests ways to spend federal dollars and expands on initiatives already under way. The modest initiatives demonstrate the limits to what he can do when there is no appetite in Congress to pass gun legislation.
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Published On 2/14/2022
A bill to eliminate recreational trapping and hunting of mountain lions, bobcats and lynx in Colorado went down to defeat Thursday after encountering plenty of opposition from a coalition of 20 hunting, angling and wildlife conservation groups and their members. The bill would ban hunting for sport, but allow hunting to protect people or for scientific purposes.

Thursday's hearing was almost as much a strong show of support for the state Division of Parks and Wildlife and its wildlife management plan as it was about the bill itself.

Canadian lynx, which is included in the bill, is not legally hunted in Colorado and at least 13 other Western States. The species, classified as a threatened species by the federal government, was just reintroduced in 2011 in Colorado.
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Published On 2/14/2022
On January 30, 2022, Chuck Schumer called on the federal government to grant New York at least $1.5 billion to assist getting illegal guns off the streets.

Schumer argued that the new Interstate Task Force on Illegal Guns, which is being led by Governor Kathy Hochul, will only work if federal officials and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has the necessary resources to “choke off crime.”

“The ABCs of beating back the scourge of gun violence depends on three federal letters: A, T and F,” he asserted at a press conference in Manhattan.
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Published On 2/11/2022
The government and their allies in the mainstream media want you to believe that the existence of a federal gun registry is nothing more than a conspiracy theory. But in a bombshell development, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) have admitted that they manage a database of 920,664,765 firearm purchase records.

This news was uncovered by the Washington Free Beacon, and shows that the database includes both digital and hard copies of these transactions, in violation of longstanding federal statutes.

For decades, the ATF has been insistent that they do not maintain searchable records of firearm transactions, as the following video shows:
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Published On 2/11/2022
The Biden administration is in possession of nearly one billion records detailing American citizens’ firearm purchases, far more than Congress and the public has been aware of, according to new information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.

The ATF disclosed to lawmakers that it manages a database of 920,664,765 firearm purchase records, including both digital and hard copy versions of these transactions. When a licensed gun store goes out of business, its private records detailing gun transactions become ATF property and are stored at a federal site in West Virginia. The practice has contributed to the fears of gun advocacy groups and Second Amendment champions in Congress that the federal government is creating a national database of gun owners, which violates longstanding federal statutes.
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Published On 2/11/2022
Rep. Cori Bush (D., Mo.), a leading socialist member of Congress who wants to defund the police, spent tens of thousands of dollars on a right-wing private security firm that promotes the Second Amendment.

Bush, a member of the far-left "Squad," spent more than $90,000 on Peace Security LLC, a private security firm, since she took office last year, according to campaign finance documents reviewed by the Washington Free Beacon. She spent more than $50,000 on the firm in the last quarter alone.

The hiring of the security firm contrasts with the anti-police, pro-gun control agenda Bush promotes on Capitol Hill. Although Bush says that restricting the public’s access to firearms will make Missourians safer, her private security force regularly shares Facebook posts expressing right-wing views on gun control.
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Published On 2/11/2022
A coalition of Republican lawmakers is investigating the Biden administration over its stockpiling of nearly one billion records detailing Americans’ firearm purchases, according to a copy of the investigation that accuses the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) of planning to "sweep up records of every gun sale in America."

The probe, spearheaded by Rep. Michael Cloud (R., Texas) and backed by 35 of his colleagues, comes on the heels of a Washington Free Beacon report detailing how the ATF maintains a database of 920,664,765 firearm purchase records—far more than has previously been publicly disclosed. The massive number of records, most of which are digitized in a searchable database, sparked concerns the Biden administration is violating federal laws that bar the government from maintaining a national gun registry.
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Published On 2/10/2022
Cam Edwards of Bearing Arms gave a brief recap of the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade show. While SHOT show is mostly known for its events that showcase the latest products in the firearms industry, it does have a political component to it. Because let’s face it, there are powerful interest groups who want to undermine this right.

One way that Gun Control Inc wants to threaten our God-given right to self-defense is by using banks to de-bank gun manufacturers and related organizations. As a result of this, several governors have stood up against this corporate form of gun control and have promised to use whatever tools they have at their disposal to stop this practice.
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Published On 2/10/2022
Lancaster Online reported Tuesday that agents with Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, (ATF) seized firearms from an Amish farmer in Pennsylvania’s Leacock Township.

The seizure of the firearms occurred earlier this month.

Lancaster Online indicates the ATF’s action revolved around the farmer, Reuben King, allegedly selling firearms without a license.

King admitted that he had sold some firearms, but stressed that they were mostly long guns that other Amish could use for hunting. He noted that he sold some to non-Amish too.

He added, “I was not dealing in handguns, positively not.”

The Blaze noted that King “[did not] advertise the sale of his guns online and was not aware of how the ATF became aware of the activity.”
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Published On 2/10/2022
Federal law explicitly prohibits the creation of a federal firearm registry, but the Biden administration is making one anyway. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has collected nearly one billion firearm purchase records. The government has now created a searchable digital database containing 866 million of these transactions, including some 54 million made in 2021 alone.

This massive data collection effort encompasses information on all guns sold by licensed gun dealers, and on all legal gun transfers in states with so-called universal background checks. So, federal officials will have the name of everyone who legally obtained a gun. Now, President Biden wants to make universal background checks nationwide so he can have an even more complete registration list.
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Published On 2/10/2022
Most gun owners don’t want the U.S. government compiling information on Americans who own firearms, and believe this could lead to all weapons being confiscated.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 44% of Likely U.S. Voters think the federal government should keep track of who owns guns in the United States, while an equal number (44%) disagree and 12% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
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Published On 2/10/2022
Maryland has quietly ended a requirement that firearms manufacturers fire their handguns before being sold and submit the “ballistic fingerprints” to state authorities after the program failed to provide investigators with unique data in 15 years.

The Responsible Gun Safety Act of 2000 was intended, in part, to provide police investigators with a database of bullet fragments and shell casings to help trace the ownership of handguns used in crimes in the state. Maryland State Police collected and cataloged hundreds of thousands of casings and fragments at a cost of millions of dollars over the past 15 years.
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Published On 2/10/2022
The District of Columbia will do anything to stop law-abiding people from owning firearms to defend themselves.

The Supreme Court ruled in 2008 that D.C.’s 30-year handgun ban was unconstitutional in the landmark District of Columbia v. Heller decision. In response, Washington’s city council put in place the most onerous gun registration requirement in the country.

So Dick Heller is taking D.C. to court again in a case known as “Heller II.”
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Published On 2/10/2022
Ballistic fingerprinting was all the rage 15 years ago. Maryland led the way, setting up a computer database on new guns and the markings they made on bullets. New York soon followed. The days of criminal gun use were supposedly numbered.

It didn’t work.

The registration of ballistic fingerprints never solved a single crime in Maryland or New York. New York scrapped its program in 2012. This month, Maryland announced it was following suit.
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Published On 2/10/2022
Firearm sales skyrocketed at a Chicago-area gun shop following COVID-19 lockdowns and crime spikes in the city.

Dan Eldridge, the owner of Maxon Shooter's Supplies and Indoor Range in Des Plaines, Illinois – located just 20 minutes outside Chicago – told Fox News that his shop had seen more than a 200% increase in firearm sales since the height of the pandemic and stay-at-home orders.

"The addresses … where people previously felt safe in their doorman building or a townhome in a good neighborhood – suddenly they didn't, and that's understandable," Eldridge said.
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Published On 2/9/2022
A bloc of 25 states, led by Arizona, is urging the Supreme Court to take up a case that challenges Maryland’s unusually restrictive gun-control laws, which the states argue were enacted in defiance of the high court’s landmark Second Amendment rulings.
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Published On 2/9/2022
1) You'll need enough ammo to defend yourself from the zombie hoard caused by the next Wuhan lab leak: We heard COVID-20's a doozy.

2) To fill up those new 700-round drum magazines you just bought for your AR-15: Next year they're coming out with a 1000 round drum! 'Merica!

3) Just in case you get dirt on the Clintons: If you get dirt on Hillary, you need to be prepared to defend yourself against a full military strike.

4) It's time for us to buy what we have been buying and that time is every day: Wise words from Kamala Harris!
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Published On 2/7/2022
The gun-grabbing left’s war on the Second Amendment has just reached a new low in San Jose, California. On Tuesday, the anti-gun radicals on the city council voted to force gun owners to obtain liability insurance and pay a yearly fee to practice their Second Amendment right.

In the city of about one million people, the insurance requirement would affect the around 55,000 households which are believed to own firearms. Mayor Sam Liccardo believes the requirement will encourage those citizens to have gun safes, install trigger locks, and take gun safety classes.
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Published On 2/7/2022
Animal rights activist Ellen Kessler, a gubernatorial appointee to the State Board of Veterinary Medicine, submitted her resignation from the board at 3:26 p.m. Monday.

Kessler's letter, released by the governor's office, said her resignation would be effective at the close of business on Feb. 11.

"I realize that some of my actions have caused anger and discomfort and that I was unprofessional in my judgment," Kessler wrote. "I apologize to you and the citizens of our great state and wish you the best of luck as you continue to make Colorado the best in the nation."
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Published On 2/7/2022
Maryland's Montgomery County became the latest Democrat-run jurisdiction to reverse its decision to remove police officers from schools after it suffered the first school shooting in the county's history last week, in which a 15-year-old boy was shot last Friday by a classmate.

The district announced on Monday after the shooting that police would temporarily return to every high school in the county, a reversal of a March 2021 decision by county lawmakers to yank funding from its longstanding School Resource Officer program. The lawmakers voted to replace in-school law enforcement with mental health resources, including 50 new social workers and 40 restorative justice training sessions in the county. The shift was designed to keep students "safe, holistically," according to Montgomery councilman Will Jawando.
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Published On 2/7/2022
The San Jose, Calif., City Council has taken a major step toward passage of a law that would require gun-owning residents the of city to hold liability insurance.

The law would also require gun owners to pay a $25 annual fee, to be collected by a noprofit and disbursed to other organizations toward gun-safety training, domestic-violence prevention, suicide prevention, and mental-health services. With an estimated 50,000 to 55,000 gun owners in San Jose, the fee could bring in roughly $1.3 million, the San Jose Spotlight reported.
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Published On 2/7/2022
Colorado state representatives introduced a bill last week to ban trophy hunting of certain wildcats.

If passed, Senate Bill 22-31 would prohibit shooting, wounding, killing or trapping a bobcat, Canada lynx or mountain lion. The bill was sponsored by Democratic state Sens. Sonya Jaquez Lewis and Joann Ginal and state Reps. Judy Amabile and Monica Duran.
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Published On 2/7/2022
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is pushing for the federal government to provide his state with at least $1.5 billion to deal with illegal guns.

Schumer said the Interstate Task Force on Illegal Guns, headed by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul, a Democrat, will only work if the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) and other federal officials have the resources.

“The ABCs of beating back the scourge of gun violence depends on three federal letters: A, T, and F,” Schumer said during a Jan. 30 press conference in Manhattan.
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Published On 2/4/2022
Tennessee State Representative Bruce Griffey is advocating for “Kyle’s Law” to cover the costs of legal and court fees for any Tennessean who is prosecuted in cases of self-defense.

According to a WJHL report, Griffey offered his thoughts on Kyle Rittenhouse’s prosecution, declaring, “I think we all saw what happened. He was attacked. He was defending himself and the jury found that. And despite that – he was still prosecuted for a murder charge. This law is intended to sort of protect that from happening in the future.”

Griffey added, “I think it’s a reasonable response to make sure citizens are protected from malicious prosecutions or being prosecuted when there’s not really enough evidence in the case to pursue a criminal charge against them. They have to go through hiring a lawyer, hiring experts, lost wages – all costs to them. That’s not a fair system.”
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Published On 2/4/2022
When the federal government does not even bother to protect the Second Amendment let alone expand gun rights, state legislatures must pick up the slack.

One way pro-Second Amendment state legislatures can stand up for the Second Amendment is by nullifying federal gun control laws.

The Iowa General Assembly has gotten this message as it has moved forward with the Second Amendment Preservation Act. The passage of the bill in a three-member Senate subcommittee on January 19, 2022 represents a significant step towards Iowa mounting a solid form of resistance against the federal government.
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Published On 2/4/2022
Pro-gun activists in California are no stranger to being given bad news, considering their state’s halls of political power are overwhelmingly controlled by gun-grabbing lunatics. But following a Judge’s latest ruling, now even their person information isn’t secure.

U.S. District Judge Larry Alan Burns ruled against gun owners requesting a temporary restraining order to block a recently signed law allowing their personal information to be shared with academic research centers.
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Published On 2/4/2022
On January 13, 2022, the Senate Committee on Insurance, Licensing and Forestry passed Senate Bill 619, Wisconsin’s Constitutional Carry bill.

As a result of this vote, the bill can now be debate on the floor in the full Senate.

Like other constitutional carry bills filed nationwide, SB 619 allows lawful adults who are legally able to possess a firearm to carry a handgun for self-defense without having to beg the government for permission.
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Published On 2/4/2022
Republican District Attorney John Kellner, the top prosecutor in Colorado's 18th Judicial District, declared on Thursday that he's challenging Democratic Attorney General Phil Weiser, who is seeking a second term.

Kellner announced his long-anticipated run in a Colorado Politics opinion article that attempts to link Weiser to the state's rising crime rate.

"Make no mistake, our crime wave will only get worse unless people in leadership roles are willing to stand up for public safety all the time, not just when their job is on the line and regardless of the political affiliation of our governor," Kellner said.
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Published On 2/4/2022
Arizona and West Virginia are leading a group of 25 states urging the Supreme Court to hear a case challenging Maryland's strict firearms law.

"Americans do not require approval from a local jurisdiction to exercise their constitutional rights," Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich said in a press release. "We must vigorously oppose this type of misguided overreach at all levels of government."
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Published On 2/4/2022
The NSSF report, which Breitbart News has in its possession, also shows that 33.2 percent of those first-time gun buyers were women.

Moreover, nearly 45 percent of retailers reported seeing an increase in the number of black Americans purchasing firearms in 2021 vs. what they saw in 2020.

The 2o21 increases in first-time gun purchases by women and black Americans in 2021 is important because it comes on the heels of 2020, when a similar phenomenon occurred. On August 4, 2020, Breitbart News reported NSSF numbers showing purchases by women and black Americans were up 58 percent from 2019.
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Published On 2/3/2022
With violent crime soaring over the last two years, Americans want a solution. Over and over, President Joe Biden and gun control advocates frame violent crime as a gun problem. Relying on public health researchers, articles such as this one in the Atlantic and in local news stories this week point to increasing gun sales as the cause. But reported gun crimes fell in 2020, so the writers ignore the obvious explanation for rising crime, that law enforcement isn’t being allowed to do its job.

Gun sales increased dramatically in 2020 before receding some in 2021. Background checks on gun sales soared from 12.4 million in 2019 to 20.3 million in 2020 and declining back to 17.6 million in 2021. Meanwhile, murder and aggravated assaults rose in 2020. In 2020, they increased double-digit rates (29% for murder and 12% for aggravated assaults).

To many, the connection seems obvious. Gun sales increased, and murder and aggravated assaults rose, though robberies fell.
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Published On 2/3/2022
While Americans know that guns take many innocent lives every year, many don’t know that firearms also save them.

On May 15, an attacker at an apartment complex in Fort Smith, Ark., fatally shot a woman and then fired 93 rounds at other people before a man killed him with a bolt-action rifle. Police said he “likely saved a number of lives in the process.”

On June 30, a 12-year-old Louisiana boy used a hunting rifle to stop an armed burglar who was threatening his mother’s life during a home invasion.

On July 4, a Chicago gunman shot into a crowd of people, killing one and wounding two others before a concealed handgun permit holder shot and wounded the attacker. Police praised him for stepping in.
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Published On 2/3/2022
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that the People’s Republic of China is no bastion of human freedom.

Under the Chinese Communist Party, there is no free speech, no right to bear arms, or other foundational civil liberties for the average Chinese person to enjoy. On the right to bear arms, the US remains unique among nations for its defense of this principle.

In its quest to become a world power, Communist China has used unconventional means to take swipes at the US and try to discredit it on the world stage. One way it has done so is by attacking the US for its alleged gun violence problem.
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Published On 2/3/2022
Arizona is a Second Amendment leader among states in the Union. It’s passage of Constitutional Carry in 2010 helped spark the seemingly unstoppable wave of Constitutional Carry that has swept across the nation.

Even with its passage of Constitutional Carry, Arizona lawmakers are not complacent. They are still working to expand Second Amendment rights in the state.

For example, State Senator Wendy Rodgers put forth a campus carry bill, SB 1123, that would allow lawful students to carry handguns on campus. Earlier this week, on January 24, the Senate Judiciary Committee allowed for individuals to testify in support and opposition to this bill.
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Published On 2/3/2022
An industry trade group has found that at least 5.4 million Americans purchased a firearm for the first time in 2021 (pdf), based on retailer surveys and background checks, with one in three buyers being women.

Out of all firearm buyers, nearly 30 percent were first-timers. This is a decrease of 10 percent from 2020 when nearly 8.4 million people bought a gun for the first time out of 21 million background checks. Correspondingly, over 40 percent of new buyers were women in 2020, according to data (pdf) collected by The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF).
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Published On 2/1/2022
Reporter Steve Keeley: An 18-year-old shows up and points a gun, taps a gun muzzle on the window of the car. What he doesn’t know is what a lot of robbers and carjackers are finding out, that a lot more people these days are going to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon because of the crime situation that is out of control, particularly in Philadelphia.

From Fox 29 Philadelphia: Police say a driver turned the tables on an armed carjacking suspect in North Philadelphia Monday night when he shot the suspect multiple times with a firearm he was licensed to carry. Officials said a 32-year-old healthcare worker pulled up in front of a home on the 1700 block of West Folsom Street, Monday night, just before midnight. He was in possession of a valid license-to-carry and pulled a firearm, shooting at the 18-year-old through his window and striking the 18-year-old.
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Published On 2/1/2022
Mexico is going to have to answer a few basic questions when their lawyers finally step in front of a judge to claim that U.S.-based manufacturers are somehow responsible for their own lack of law enforcement on their side of the border.

First question: where are all the firearms that went missing from the Mexican military? That would be those firearms supplied by U.S. manufacturers pursuant to U.S. State Department-approved export licenses to meet foreign defense contracts but have somehow walked off Mexican military bases.
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Published On 2/1/2022
Gun-control advocates keep making the same predictions of doom and bloodshed from law-abiding citizens having guns for protection. They warn us of pending disaster if Nebraska becomes the 22nd state to adopt so-called Constitutional Carry rules that would allow law-abiding adults who legally own a handgun to conceal-carry it without a permit. Thirty-four states already allow open carry without a permit.

Nebraska and other states faced the same predictions of disaster when they first adopted right-to-carry laws, which now exist in 43 states. None of the dire predictions came true. These predictions are occurring again when states adopted Constitutional Carry. But not a single one of these states has seen the need to reverse the laws. Indeed, none have even held a legislative hearing on undoing these laws, let alone a vote. And all but one of Nebraska’s neighbors already have Constitutional Carry.
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Published On 2/1/2022
Mexico has a lot of explaining to do when it comes to the lawsuit that it’s filing against American manufacturers.

In its lawsuit, the Mexican government alleges that American firearms manufacturers are responsible for the country’s rampant crime. The Mexican government’s assertion that American firearms are solely responsible for its instability ignores a lot of the home-brewed institutional rot present in the country.
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Published On 1/31/2022
Yesterday, the Denver City Council voted to pass a bill banning custom-made firearms, referred to as “ghost guns.” The measure now heads to the desk of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock. Please contact Mayor Hancock and ask him to OPPOSE this “ghost gun” measure.
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Published On 1/31/2022
A local paper quoted New York State Attorney General Letitia James as saying, recently, “What’s so tragic is that in some parts of New York State, you can find a gun more easily than you can find an apple.”

Problem is, New York State is flush with apples. According to the U.S. Apple Association, out of the 32 states that grow apples commercially, New York State is the second largest producer of the fruit in the country. Last year, for example, the yield was an estimated 1,385,000,000 pounds of apples. The New York Apple Association even has a “find apples” search feature on its website.
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Published On 1/31/2022
Yesterday, a stay was granted in the case of Duncan v. Bonta after an en banc panel upheld California’s ban on magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition. With this stay, the Ninth Circuit has decided to allow Californians to continue possession of any magazines that were acquired during “Freedom Week” or prior to the ban taking effect—for the time being.

The court agreed to stay the mandate from its decision for 150 days, to May 19, 2022. The court’s order further stays the mandate until the U.S. Supreme Court disposes of a petition for certiorari, should one be filed.
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Published On 1/31/2022
The supermarket tabloids were right – the rich and famous ARE just like us. Crime has increased throughout the country. All anyone – from struggling single parents to ultra-wealthy Hollywood elites – wants is a chance to defend themselves and their loved ones. Evidence from the last two years, and the last few months in particular, shows that the 2nd Amendment is not bound by socio-economic status.

LA Magazine ran an article documenting the “Arms Race of the Affluent” as violent home invasions, robberies, and other crime increase in the exclusive suburbs of Los Angeles. Beverly Hills Guns owner Russell Stuart reported most of his daily stream of customers are arming themselves for the first time.
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Published On 1/31/2022
A standard talking point of gun prohibitionists is that in these modern times, ordinary people don’t need their own firearms because the police will protect them from criminals. Last year, no less than David Chipman, President Biden’s failed nominee to lead the ATF– employed then as as a senior policy advisor for the Giffords anti-gun group – mocked first-time gun owners as delusional because the “zombies” weren’t about to attack.

That argument, specious at best, is even less compelling now, when law enforcement resources are stretched to the breaking point and beyond due to the combined impact of factors like “defund the police,” a sharp rise in violent crime, and, in many jurisdictions, employee vaccine mandates that have resulted in thousands of first responders resigning, being placed on unpaid leave or fired.
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Published On 1/31/2022
Think of the foremost applications of a firearm. Self-defense and protection have become the primary motivation for Americans’ acquisition of firearms, but the prevalence of defensive gun use remains disputed. New research, conducted in support of a brief for the Supreme Court, offers more evidence that a large number of Americans have used a firearm to defend themselves, their loved ones, or their property.

Professor William English offered this summary of his research in his brief:

“Based on a comprehensive online survey of 16,708 adult firearms owners – an unprecedented sample size in the area of scholarly firearms policy research – amicus English recently and reliably concluded that lawful carriage of firearms for self-defense and defensive gun use are statistically common phenomena. In fact, a majority of the over 80 million adult firearms owners in the United States carry a handgun for self-defense under at least some circumstances.
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Published On 1/31/2022
We mentioned a Beverly Hills gun shop last week in an article about the continued increase in background checks and gun sales. We spoke with the proprietor of that shop, and he offered a very humanized take on a story often told with large numbers and broad strokes concepts.

Russell Stuart is the owner of Beverly Hills Guns. Stuart has appeared in several media interviews in the last few weeks, perhaps because his shop sits in one of the most exclusive zip codes in the country. Beverly Hills may seem an unlikely place for a gun shop to thrive, given the state’s zealously anti-gun policies and the perception of the city’s residents as wealthy celebrities in gated communities. Beverly Hills, like a lot of other areas, is suffering from an increase in crime. The glitz and glamor Beverly Hills make for a clickbait headline but gun stores serve a real need, and shops in seemingly unlikely places offer an opportunity to grow our community.
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Published On 1/31/2022
For years, the corporate press has attempted to convince people that gun control is overwhelmingly supported by the public and its passage is an inevitability. But when such measures are not passed, the gun controllers will blame the evil gun control lobby for throwing a wrench in their plans.

Perhaps, the reason we only see radical gun control passed in solid blue states is the fact that there are vast swathes of the American population — regardless of their partisan affiliation, race, creeds, socio-economic status, etc. — who support the right to bear arms, or at least are not down with radical leaps towards civilian disarmament.
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Published On 1/31/2022
Last week, two gun control advocates – who described themselves as a “crime analyst” and a “data scientist” -- published an article in the anti-gun publication The Atlantic blaming the 2020 spike in homicide rates on that years’ surge in gun sales from federally licensed dealers (FFLs).

In other words, they want readers to believe that Americans were buying guns from FFLs and then quickly turning around and using them to kill other people.

This is a remarkable assertion for several reasons.
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Published On 1/31/2022
Approximately 203,300 prisoners
serving a sentence in a State or
Federal prison in 1997 were armed
when they committed the crime for
which they were serving time. An
estimated 18% of State prison inmates
and 15% of Federal inmates reported
using, carrying, or possessing a firearm
during the crime for which they were
sentenced. In 1991, 16% of State
inmates and 12% of Federal inmates
said they were armed at the time of
their offense.
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Published On 1/31/2022
Based on the 2016 Survey of Prison Inmates
(SPI), about 1 in 5 (21%) of all state and federal
prisoners reported that they had possessed or
carried a firearm when they committed the offense
for which they were serving time in prison (figure 1).
More than 1 in 8 (13%) of all prisoners had used
a firearm by showing, pointing, or discharging it
during the offense for which they were imprisoned.
Fewer than 1 in 50 (less than 2%) of all prisoners had
obtained a firearm from a retail source and possessed,
carried, or used it during the offense for which they
were imprisoned.
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Published On 1/28/2022
A Detroit steakhouse worker who was stabbed early Sunday fought back against his attacker, fatally shooting the knife-wielding man inside the restaurant, according to local reports.

The attack unfolded just after midnight inside the upscale Prime and Proper steakhouse on the 1100 block of Griswold Street in the heart of downtown Detroit, WDIV-TV reported, citing police.
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Published On 1/28/2022
This is the season of holiday festivities, family gatherings, and retrospectives. We don’t operate on seasons, though. Gun owners didn’t wait for a holiday to air their grievances; they took every opportunity to let their legislators and the ATF know where they stood on infringement. Americans exercised their 2nd Amendment rights every day. This isn’t hyperbole – we leave that to the experts – but statements based on data and reality.

Nearly 36 million law-abiding Americans gifted themselves a NICS background check in the first 11 months of 2021. We’re probably not going to break the record for most NICS checks in a year that we set last year (with 39,695,315 checks) but we’ll likely get close. This year is already the second-busiest year ever for the NICS office…and has been for several months. Through the first 11 months of this year, there have been 7,007,556 permit checks and 15,881,092 checks related to firearm sales (exclusive of pawn shops, rentals, and private sales).
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Published On 1/28/2022
U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- A viewer of my YouTube channels by the name of Wes coded a program that graded comments about the two proposed BATFE rules submitted to the National Registry as “support,” “oppose,” or “neutral.”

The program, which is viewable here, breaks down the comments into categories and breaks the submitted public comments down to each day. The program gives us an insight into the workings of both sides of the debate. The creator, who only wants to be identified as Wes, decided to design the program because he was concerned about the government’s handling of the comments.
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Published On 1/28/2022
This week, Denver Mayor Michael Hancock signed a bill banning custom-made firearms, referred to as “ghost guns.” As amended, the measure will go into effect on October 1st, 2022.

Last year, Governor Polis signed SB21-256 into law, giving cities and local governments in Colorado the authority to establish their own gun regulations that are more stringent than state law. Using this authority, the Denver city council has now criminalized custom gun makers and their customers by passing a bill banning “ghost guns.” Repealing the state preemption law gave the anti-gun-controlled city council the opportunity to push their encroachment on the Second Amendment, instead of tackling the real issue of crime.
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Published On 1/28/2022
On December 23, ATF launched a new system for applicants to complete various forms that ATF is responsible for administrating. For most gun owners, this change will primarily impact how applications for firearms regulated under the National Firearms Act (“NFA”) are processed.

Anyone who has submitted an NFA application in recent years is familiar with the long wait associated with acquiring any firearm regulated under the NFA. This wait is in large part due to the antiquated process used to process NFA applications combined with the recent growth in acquisition of NFA firearms.
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Published On 1/27/2022
Could Indiana become the next Constitutional Carry state?

According to Tom Knighton of Bearing Arms, Indiana Republican elected officials are reintroducing legislation that allow lawful residents of Indiana to carry a handgun without a permit.

A number of elected officials in both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly are crafting legislation to scrap the permit requirement for carrying a firearm in the Hoosier State.
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Published On 1/27/2022
An elderly homeowner in Pennsylvania shot and killed a half-naked home intruder after the intruder attacked him and his wife, authorities say.

The suspect, identified as Steven Shaffer, 54, entered the home of a couple in their 70s in Berwick Township, Pa., wearing only a T-shirt and assaulted the couple before being shot multiple times by the husband and killed, Pennsylvania State Police said, according to FOX 43 of York, Pa.
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Published On 1/27/2022
On January 3, the Biden Administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it would be finalizing a new rule on firearm storage for Federal Firearm Licensees (FFLs). The DOJ additionally announced an update to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATFs) “Best Practices” Guide for FFLs.

The new storage rule, which was first proposed by the Obama Administration in 2016, makes four substantial changes to federal firearms law.
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Published On 1/27/2022
In a single issue in March of 1961, Guns & Ammo ran ads for a “Sniper Model” Enfield Match rifle, a French 8mm machine gun (“used in two World Wars”), a Mannlicher military pistol, a U.S. .30 M1 carbine, and a police-ordnance Ingram Model 6 submachine gun chambered in .45 ACP (only $49.95!). If you’re surprised that these machine guns and high-powered military rifles were marketed to hunters in the 1960s, you might have unconsciously accepted a flawed but popular narrative about American gun culture.

According to this story, gun owners have only recently become “militarized,” thanks to the machinations of the National Rifle Association and its infamous leader, Wayne LaPierre. That military-style attitude has further resulted in a recalcitrant stance toward gun control and an obsession with armed self-defense.
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Published On 1/24/2022
If there is a group of law enforcement agents in America that support the Second Amendment, it’s Border Patrol.

Border Patrol veteran Roy Cantu believes that the border crisis taking place under the Biden administration’s watch could worsen and has called on Americans to “utilize your Second Amendment” for safety.
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Published On 1/24/2022
As the year comes to a close, we should review some of the most bizarre developments that have taken place in American gun politics.

It’s no secret that universities are hostile towards the Second Amendment. After all, these are institutions that are thoroughly leftist in nature.
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Published On 1/24/2022
According to a report by the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Florida could potentially become the 22nd constitutional carry state in the country.

Per the Sentinel report, Constitutional Carry is a “priority” for the Republican-controlled state legislature.

Republican State Representative Anthony Sabatini already introduced HB 103, Florida’s Constitutional Carry legislation. This bill would repeal the concealed carry permit requirement that is imposed on otherwise lawful Floridians. In a similar vein, open carry without a permit would also be legalized by Sabatini’s bill.
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Published On 1/20/2022
No matter how anti-gun Left may be, it’s richest constituents will absolutely be finding ways to arm themselves.

The dirty secret about gun control is that it’s a classist policy that overwhelmingly hurts the poor. Gun control regulations effectively price out the poor through their onerous compliance costs and hurdles that they must go through.

But for the rich in Hollywood, gun control regulations are just mere inconveniences that they can afford to leapfrog.
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Published On 1/20/2022
The Federal Ammunition factory in Anoka, MN, is a 700,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art facility in which 1,400 employees produce millions of rounds of centerfire, rimfire and shotshell ammunition each day. The plant runs around the clock, seven days a week in an operation founder Charles L. Horn would never recognize. He was, after all, only shopping for machines to make paper tubes in 1922 when he stumbled across a closed company too promising to ignore.

Harry and Lewis Sherman brought a wealth of knowledge and experience when they moved to Minnesota to open the Federal Cartridge and Machine Company on Sept. 15, 1916. By the time construction on the 31-acre plot in Anoka was complete, however, World War I was winding down and military orders for shotshells were scarce.
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Published On 1/20/2022
I don’t know whether it comes from watching too many videos online, too much TV or too much pontificating by trainers who have never actually pointed a gun at someone with the thought that they were really going to have to pull the trigger. Regardless of the reason, we do some things when we train that could be considered nonsensical or even stupid. These are things that sound good on the range and may even look good on paper, but in reality, they just don’t hold up to practical scrutiny.
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Published On 1/20/2022
The price of Russian-made, usually steel-cased ammunition went up overnight with the Sept. 7 U.S. State Department announcement that new or pending applications for its importation will be denied. Although officially labeled as an expansion of sanctions in response to alleged violation of the “Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991,” industry experts warn stateside gun owners are the real victims.

Ammunition manufactured in the Russian Federation is an inexpensive and reliable alternative, often the first choice for budget-conscious enthusiasts who shoot in high volume. The number of steel casings at any range confirm that fact, and it won’t be long until those gun owners will be purchasing other brands—your favorite loads among them. The development jeopardizes supply that has only begun to emerge from the serious shortage of 2020.
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Published On 1/19/2022
Television show bias against guns is never ending. You won’t see an entertainment television show that has a civilian successfully using a gun defensively. Instead, something always seems to go wrong when guns are used defensively (from being fatally shot by the criminal without stopping the crime to getting in the way of police to continually having the gun stolen and use in a crime to it being used in an accidental shooting), and this episode of CBS’ SWAT is no different (Season 5, Episode 6, November 12, 2021). In this episode, right after a pro-gun woman explains that not having a concealed handgun with you leaves you as a sitting duck, a group of armed men attack the television studio that she is in. When she pulls out her gun to stop the attack, she is fatally shot. The lesson is clearly that she would have been safer if she simply didn’t have a gun.
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Published On 1/19/2022
Did a Nevada court just deal a body blow to the anti-gun Left?

Last year, on June 7, 2021, the Nevada State Assembly passed a law AB 286, that tried to prohibit the possession, sale, or transport of an “unfinished frame or receiver”. This is part of anti-gun Democrats’ efforts to crack down on so-called “ghost” guns, which they view as the boogieman.

Dean Weingarten of AmmoLand correctly noted that “definition of something which is unfinished is problematic.” He then asked the following questions: When does a process start? At what point does it become “unfinished”? Does it start with molten metal, the combination of chemicals in a mold, or the first cut of a saw or turn of a drill?
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Published On 1/19/2022
Blue cities are lawless hellscapes, some telling people to stay away because the police can’t protect people. But they probably wouldn’t have such an issue if they didn’t let criminals run the streets unabated. Or—and this is a crazy idea—they could let people carry guns! Because unlike the FBI which just likes to play make-believe, good guys with guns actually stop crimes.

Take for example this dude, who, according to The Daily Caller, shot a teenager who was trying to steal his car on Tuesday morning. The teenager had a gun, as well, but our good guy was a little faster, and we’re glad he was.
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Published On 1/18/2022
The constitutional carry bill’s most significant change is to allow people to carry a gun more quickly if need arises. Sheriff’s departments in Alabama try to issue concealed handgun permits within 30 days after someone has met the requirements. If a woman is being stalked or threatened, she may not have time to wait for a license.

Unfortunately, to make matters even worse, Alabama stopped issuing permits at the end of December due to “technical issues.” While the problem only lasted a couple of days, it illustrates a problem that can happen during emergencies, precisely the time when people might need to be able to protect themselves and their families the most.
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Published On 1/18/2022
The 77-year-old was in a garage on East 89th near MLK in West Chesterfield around 12:30 p.m. when the robber drove up.

The robber pulled out a gun and demanded the elderly man’s stuff, police said.

Instead of handing his things over, the elderly man pulled out a gun and shot the robber in the head and chest, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. On Sunday, he was identified as Bernard Peterson.

Chicago Police said that the elderly man has a valid Firearms Owner Identification Card and a Concealed Carry License. The Chicago Fire Department confirmed that he is a retired firefighter.
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Published On 1/18/2022
. . . .Police say the 38-year-old Lyft driver was rear-ended by another vehicle twice. As he got out of his car, police say one of the suspects – who was armed with a shotgun – got in the victim’s 2011 Infiniti. But as he drove off, the Lyft driver – who police say has a valid permit to carry – fired his gun at the carjacker. The second suspect tried to hit the Lyft driver with his vehicle, and the Lyft driver fired again.

The carjacker was located in the carjacking victim’s vehicle in the 4200 block of Parkside Avenue suffering a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to the hospital and was last reported to be in critical condition. The second suspect was located in the 4300 block of Lancaster Avenue in a Honda Accord with a gunshot wound to his right side. . . .

“Lyft driver shot 2 suspects during carjacking in Parkside, Philly police say,” WPVI-TV, Philadelphia Channel 6 ABC, January 4 2021.
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Published On 1/18/2022
CBS’ S.W.A.T. makes the claim that all police support “common sense”/reasonable gun control (Season 5 Episode 6, Nov 12, 2021). The question is what constitutes “reasonable” gun control laws. What most police might think qualifies as “reasonable” is not what the producers and writers of the TV shows think are reasonable.

For a comparison, take a survey by PoliceOne, the largest private organization of police, with 450,000 members of which 370,000 are active full-time law enforcement.

What effect do you think a federal ban on manufacture and sale of some semi-automatic firearms, termed by some as “assault weapons,” would have on reducing violent crime?

None: 71%, Negative: 20.5%
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Published On 1/18/2022
Unlike after previous mass shootings, Democratic state lawmakers largely refrained from calling for legislative action in the immediate wake of a Dec. 27 shooting spree, which officers have described as a series of five targeted killings. Some expressed their condolences to the five victims’ families and shared resources for the community.

But one Denver Democrat — whose district includes two of the sites where people were murdered — told Newsline following the killing spree that he plans to propose a new gun-safety law.

“We must do better to save innocent lives from gun violence,” Sen. Chris Hansen wrote in a Dec. 28 Twitter post.
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Published On 1/18/2022
LOS ANGELES—The owner of a gun store in Beverly Hills said in an interview Tuesday that sales are booming after a string of violent crimes in the city that included last month’s killing of Jacqueline Avant, the wife of a legendary music producer.

Russell Stuart, the owner of Beverly Hills Guns, told ABC 7 that he has seen increased interest in firearms from people from all walks of life.

"Firearms and public safety is not a rich issue," Stuart said. "We’ve seen an uptick in watch robberies, car thefts, follow-home invasions because of the climate of crime in Beverly Hills and throughout the Greater Los Angeles area."
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Published On 1/17/2022
The media lied a LOT about Kyle Rittenhouse. Like, A LOT a lot. If you aren't familiar with how terrible corporate media is, you would be led to believe the worst about Kyle. Our own Dave Landau will attest to that. The biggest lie is that the two people Kyle acted in self-defense against were black. It might have to do with the lie that Kyle was a white supremacist. It's remarkable how many low-information liberals actually think this. So many, that the lie got published in a book.

The book is called "The Good Kings" by National Geographic author Kara Cooney. The number and levels of editing fails necessary for this to go to print should be marveled at. (h/t The Post Millennial)
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Published On 1/17/2022
A reporter discovered that a book about Egypt contained a ginormous lie about Kyle Rittenhouse. In "The Good Kings" by National Geographic author Kara Cooney, Cooney said: "... consider Kyle Rittenhouse, who used his semiautomatic weapon to kill two Black men in Kenosha, Wisconsin, while waging a glorious war on behalf of his inherited White power." That is, of course, complete bullplop. Kyle shot white people in self-defense, one of whom was a pedophile liberals affectionately call "Jo-Jo."

It was an egregious, defamatory lie. But there have been many egregious and defamatory lies told about Kyle Rittenhouse. That's for Kyle and his lawyers to sort through. Most of us just mocked the layers of stupidity necessary for such a mistake to be published. Author Kara Cooney is quite cross with those of us having fun at her expense.
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Published On 1/17/2022
The Chicago police department held a gun buyback on December 18, 2021, in which they pledged to destroy every firearm that was handed to them.

The event took place at the Christ Universal Temple on South Ashland in Chicago.

The Chicago PD posted on Twitter that the buyback was a way to “save a life.”

The Chicago PD added, “All guns turned in at this event will be destroyed and never returned to the street.”
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Published On 1/17/2022
With 21 states already enacting Constitutional Carry and the Pennsylvania state senate just voting overwhelmingly a week ago, this week the Ohio House passed their bill by 60-32 vote and the Pennsylvania House passed it 107-92. In Ohio, the vote was along straight party lines. The Pennsylvania vote saw eight Republicans opposing it and four Democrats supporting it. Ohio has a stronger probability of passing a bill this session because the Democrat governor of Pennsylvania, Tom Wolf, has promised to veto their bill.

UPDATED: December 15, 2021: “Senate Bill 215, known as a constitutional or permitless carry law, passed the Senate 23-7 Wednesday. Sen. Jerry Cirino, R-Kirtland, cast the lone Republican no vote.”

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Published On 1/17/2022
It’s not just pro-gun outlets who are acknowledging the growing gun sales boom taking place across America.

Research from Northeastern University Professor of Health Sciences and Epidemiology professor Matt Miller shows an uptick in overall firearms sales over the past two years.

This mirrors figures provided by the National Shooting Sports Foundation that estimated in 2021 roughly 40% of gun sales were to first-time buyers. As Cam Edwards of Bearing Arms observed, This figure “would have translated to about 8.5-million new gun owners in 2020.” These figures are a tad higher than what Professor Matt Miller’s research showed. His research pointed to roughly 7.5-million Americans becoming gun owners between January 2019 and April 2021.
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Published On 1/17/2022
A new poll by the Trafalgar Group of 1,076 likely general election voters from December 17th to the 21st shows that large numbers of likely Democrat, Republican, and independent voters find strict gun laws ineffective or even harmful. While a plurality thinks that gun control laws make no difference, voters are more than twice as likely to think that strict gun control laws make crime worse than make things better.

Even though Democrats are most sympathetic to gun control, only 30.1% of them think that gun control is making the current surge in crime better. That compares to only 7.3% of Republicans and 9.8% of Independents. The survey results are interesting, but they would be even more useful if they asked people about violent crime generally and not retail crime.
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Published On 1/17/2022
Police arrived at the 1500 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike, near Fairfield Avenue, for shooting reports at 3:51 p.m. on July 3.

Officers found two men suffering from gunshot wounds at a convenience store, and both men died at the scene.

Detectives said the victim, Tephon Reid, 24, of Chester, was shot by the suspect, Grant Ellison, 28, of Richmond. Police said that Ellison shot Reid before a bystander at the scene shot Ellison.

Officials are not looking for any additional suspects…

NBC12 Newsroom, “RPD: Suspected Mechanicsville Turnpike shooter killed by bystander,” NBC 12, July 3, 2021.
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Published On 1/16/2022
I testified earlier this month at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in Chicago on underlying causes of the spikes in gun violence in that city and around the country.

Although Sen. Dick Durbin’s interruptions of my opening statement stole the show in many respects, it shouldn’t be overlooked that the Illinois Democrat also solicited disparaging remarks on the right to keep and bear arms from another witness—Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown.

In direct response to one of Durbin’s questions, Brown remarked that armed civilians make police officers’ jobs more difficult, and that he never has seen a lawfully armed civilian make a situation safer.
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Published On 1/16/2022
Some states in the US are absolutely irredeemable when it comes to gun rights. Due to massive political polarization, several areas of America have become no-go zones for the Second Amendment. If you have the misfortune of living in a solid blue state, the prospect of you ever seeing any type of pro-gun reforms go through is bleak.

Just ask residents of New Jersey. New Jersey is one of the most anti-Second Amendment states in the nation. For example, it is ranked in 48th and 49th place for Guns & Ammo magazine’s rankings for best states for gun owners and best states for concealed carry respectively.
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Published On 1/14/2022
The same predictions of doom and bloodshed keep coming from gun-control activists. They warn us of pending disaster should Pennsylvania become the 22nd state to adopt so-called constitutional carry rules that would allow law-abiding adults who legally own a handgun to conceal-carry it without a permit. Thirty-four states, including Pennsylvania, already allow open carry without a permit.



With the U.S. Supreme Court set to decide how the Second Amendment applies to people’s ability to defend themselves outside the home, the debate in states like Pennsylvania matter.
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Published On 1/14/2022
On December 12, 2021, California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that he plans on using a polemical U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Texas’ strict abortion law as the basis for creating a law that would let private citizens file lawsuits against gun manufacturers, distributors, and sellers.

Last week, the Supreme Court kept a Texas law in place that allows private citizens to file lawsuits against individuals who carry out or assist a woman in obtaining an abortion after roughly six weeks of pregnancy.
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Published On 1/13/2022
The City Attorney’s Office is trying to crack down on the flow of “ghost guns” in Denver, introducing a proposal to the City Council on Wednesday that would make owning the non-serialized firearms illegal.

Ghost guns are homemade firearms that don’t have serial numbers or markings, meaning they can’t be tracked to their maker, seller or original owner. They are often made by buying pre-made parts and assembling them at home, or by 3D-printing non-serialized parts.

City Attorney Kristin Bronson said this allows minors and people with criminal records to get guns without background checks. Without a serial number, ghost guns also make it more difficult to solve crimes and get insight into gun trafficking patterns.
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Published On 1/13/2022
Gun-control advocates keep making the same predictions of doom and bloodshed from law-abiding citizens having guns for protection. They warn us of pending disaster if Florida becomes the 22nd state to adopt so-called constitutional carry rules that would allow law-abiding adults who legally own a handgun to conceal-carry it without a permit. Thirty-four states already allow open carry without a permit.

Florida and other states faced the same predictions of disaster when they first adopted right-to-carry laws, which now exist in 43 states. None of the dire predictions came true. These predictions occurred again after states adopted Constitutional carry. But not a single one of these states has seen the need to reverse the laws. Indeed, none have even held a legislative hearing on undoing these laws, let alone a vote.
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Published On 1/13/2022
Earlier this year the CPRC put together a list of 21 instances where people under age 21 used guns defensively to save lives. These cases have become more relevant with the renewed calls for gunlock laws. Here are some more cases:
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Published On 1/13/2022
You would never know it from the reaction of President Biden and Governor Gavin Newsom, but the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Friday about the Texas abortion case didn’t overturn Roe v. Wade. It dealt with arcane legal precedent over who can sue and be sued – what is called “standing” – and the constitutionality of Texas’ law is far from settled. Hopefully, on Saturday, because Newsom hadn’t yet read or understood the decision, he announced that he would now use the ruling to help Californians enforce gun control laws.



Biden and Newsom’s comments are more likely to gin up anger by their supporters than have anything to do with the Supreme Court or the law.
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Published On 1/12/2022
Two bad people from Washington tried breaking into Jeremy Smith's house. One is still at large. The other is a corpsicle. When the two men kicked in his back door, Smith protected his family by exercising his second amendment rights. Smith then gave a reporter a lesson in what self-defense means. Unclear is if Jeremy always looks this badass, or if he dressed up for the occasion. But outside of the 11-year-old shooting an intruder and mocking the guy for crying, this is my favorite good guy with a gun story of 2021.
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Published On 1/12/2022
NEW YORK, NY—A Columbia University study has revealed a troubling surge in Alec Baldwin-related shootings ever since Joe Biden was elected president.

"As you can clearly see here, there were zero people shot by Alec Baldwin—that we know of—before Biden's inauguration, and two people shot in the time since," said researcher Dr. Amos Tingleschnozz. That's an increase of infinity percent. You just can't ignore something like that."
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Published On 1/12/2022
One of the nation's leading gun-control groups on Monday entered Florida's highly contested Senate race, endorsing Democratic congresswoman Val Demings over Republican incumbent Marco Rubio.

During a Monday morning press conference, Demings called it "an honor" to land support from Giffords PAC, a prominent gun-control advocacy group that in 2020 spent $11 million to help elect Democrats. Giffords senior adviser and former Florida congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D.) joined Demings at the event, where she called Rubio a "spineless senator" who should "take heed" of the group's endorsement.
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Published On 1/12/2022
My very favorite social media meme is a picture of a car’s manual-transmission gear shift. It reads, “millennial anti-theft device.”

Wouldn’t it be weird if people who’ve never driven a stick shift tried to outlaw them? Well, that’s the anti-gun movement.

One of my favorite moments of gun-hating ignorance was when Denver U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette wrote a bill to outlaw what she called “large capacity” magazines. At a town hall meeting she was asked what would happen to all the magazines that are already out there. She said, once people shoot off the bullets and empty the magazines, they’ll be used up and thrown away.
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Published On 1/10/2022
Denver, CO – December 21, 2021 – The City of Boulder, Colorado, has dismissed its own appeal in a case about its sweeping gun control ordinance, which had previously been defeated in state trial court. The dismissal of Chambers v. Boulder is also a victory for Center to Keep and Bear Arms’ (CKBA) clients, who separately challenged the same measure in a federal case called Caldara v. Boulder.
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Published On 1/10/2022
The total cost of crime in Colorado exceeded $27 billion in 2020. While costs are disproportionately felt by victims, this implies an average cost per Coloradan of $4,762 per year. The 2021 costs will grow, as the violent crime rate is on pace to be the highest since 1994, a 10% annual increase.
$27 billion in total costs equates to 77% of the size of the state budget ($35 billion).
$8.5 billion in tangible costs is $1.5 billion more than the combined total market value of the Broncos, Nuggets, Rockies, Avalanche and Rapids ($6.77 billion).
Intangible costs related to victim suffering, reduced quality of life and other societal costs totaled more than $19 billion.
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Published On 1/9/2022
State wildlife officials on Tuesday confirmed the first killing of livestock by a pack of wolves in more than 70 years.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife said officers on Sunday investigated reports of a calf killed by wolves on a ranch in Jackson County.

“The results of this investigation indicated wolf tracks in the immediate vicinity of the carcass and wounds on the calf consistent with wolf depredation,” CPW Area Wildlife Manager Kris Middledorf said in a statement.
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Published On 1/9/2022
Shortly after the Oxford High School shooting last Tuesday, politicians started calling for more gun control.



“Michigan’s laws are woefully inadequate,” Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald announced at a press conference. “We [Michigan] don’t have a safe storage law. We’re not legally required to store your weapon in a safe manner. Children are allowed to attend [gun ranges] with their parents. … We don’t have strong enough laws.”
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Published On 1/4/2022
In 2017, Cheng San, a Taiwanese American game designer, found himself at the pointy end of the Chinese regime’s crusade against gun ownership.
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Published On 1/4/2022
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Saturday pledged to empower private citizens to enforce a ban on the manufacture and sale of assault weapons in the state, citing the same authority claimed by conservative lawmakers in Texas to outlaw most abortions once a heartbeat is detected.

California has banned the manufacture and sale of many assault-style weapons for decades. A federal judge overturned that ban in June, ruling it was unconstitutional and drawing the ire of the state's Democratic leaders by comparing the popular AR-15 rifle to a Swiss Army knife as "good for both home and battle." California's ban remained in place while the state appealed.
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Published On 1/4/2022
California governor Gavin Newsom (D.) is strategizing to use the enforcement mechanism of a recently enacted Texas abortion law, which the Supreme Court allowed to survive on Friday, to curb the sale and circulation of “assault weapons” in the state.

On Saturday, Newsom said in a press release that the governor’s office would work with the legislature and attorney general to create a bill that would empower private citizens to sue for at least $10,000 “anyone who manufactures, distributes, or sells an assault weapon or ghost gun kit or parts in the State of California.”
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Published On 1/4/2022
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U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Since March, the City of Boulder has been looking for ways to reverse its defeat in the NRA-ILA supported case challenging Boulder’s unlawful bans against commonly owned “assault weapons” and magazines capable of accepting more than ten rounds. This week, the City of Boulder finally abandoned its appeal of the lower court decision striking Boulder’s unlawful hardware prohibitions. Because Boulder’s appeal was dismissed with prejudice, Boulder cannot attempt to relitigate this case in the future.
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Published On 1/3/2022
The City Attorney’s Office is trying to crack down on the flow of “ghost guns” in Denver, introducing a proposal to the City Council on Wednesday that would make owning the non-serialized firearms illegal.

Ghost guns are homemade firearms that don’t have serial numbers or markings, meaning they can’t be tracked to their maker, seller or original owner. They are often made by buying pre-made parts and assembling them at home, or by 3D-printing non-serialized parts.
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Published On 1/3/2022
According to Colorado’s state constitution, an individual’s right “to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property” shall not “be called in question.”

But now that Colorado has become the first state in the nation to repeal its firearm preemption law, that right is very much in question. Forty-four states have a preemption law — a law that prevents cities and towns from regulating firearms more restrictively than the state as a whole.
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Published On 1/3/2022
U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse introduced a bill aimed at gun violence Thursday afternoon in Washington, D.C., but his mind was on Boulder.

The End Gun Violence Act takes into account the mass shooting March 22 at a King Soopers store in Boulder, the city in the heart of Neguse's 2nd Congressional District.
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Published On 1/3/2022
The causes might be elusive, but the results are startling: Colorado's crime rates are soaring, rates that are topping the nation in some categories, notably its rise in property crimes and auto thefts.

The solutions might be just as nebulous, but two of the state's best-known former prosecutors touted a study they co-authored reflecting the state of public safety Thursday, and said criminal justice reformers in elected office and their policies aren't helping.
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Published On 12/30/2021
CHICAGO, IL—Thanksgiving weekend is a time of family gatherings and gratitude in the windy city. This weekend, however, the holiday was marred by 40 tragic bullet accidents. According to reports, five of the accidental bullet-to-body incidents were fatal.
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Published On 12/30/2021
One of the more shocking moments of the Rittenhouse Trial was when MSNBC was caught following the jury bus. Maybe "shocking" isn't the right word. Corporate media made it clear they wanted Kyle lynched. Letting the jury know the media knew who they all were is a way to do that. If not "shocking," it was still f*cked up. The Judge banned MSNBC from the courtroom. Corporate media allies reported MSNBC was banned when some freelancer, James Joseph Morrison, got pulled over for blowing a red light.
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Published On 12/30/2021
San Francisco cops have more to deal with than a DA who keeps releasing violent criminals back into the community...

On Friday, three on-duty officers were seated at Hilda and Jesse, a local restaurant, before the staff denied them service and asked them to leave after they became "uncomfortable with the presence of their multiple weapons," according to a post on the eatery's Instagram account.
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Published On 12/30/2021
U.S.—The nation has begun clamoring for common-sense Alec Baldwin control to curb unnecessary deaths from careless actors gunning down their coworkers on set.

"How many more have to die before we as a nation will implement common-sense, reasonable controls on Alec Baldwin?" asked one protestor outside the Capitol building. "Blood is on our hands every day we allow Alec Baldwin to remain on the streets and not be locked up in a safe, away from guns and ammo, when he's not being used."
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Published On 12/30/2021
Imagine being an alleged grown-ass man and mocking a seventeen-year-old for a panic attack as the kid is facing three first-degree murder charges. Imagine that grown-ass man is also a professional athlete who cries when he gets a leg cramp. You would be LeBron James mocking Kyle Rittenhouse on Twitter after the most emotional part of the trial. Kyle finally had the opportunity to respond to the guy who will always be #2 behind Michael Jordaan.
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Published On 12/30/2021
LOS ANGELES, CA—Kyle Rittenhouse recently said "f--- you" to LeBron James during an interview. The basketball player immediately flopped to the ground even though he was thousands of miles away.

James fell to the ground, grabbed his ankle, and wept, claiming the attack had caused him to break several bones and suffer permanent injuries to his leg, arms, fingers, and sternum.
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Published On 12/29/2021
A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld California’s ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines, reversing a San Diego federal judge’s rule that it was “unconstitutional” and handing a victory to Gov. Gavin Newsom and gun-control advocates.
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Published On 12/29/2021
Biden's ATF obtained more than 54 million gun owner records in 2021 alone
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Published On 12/29/2021
They are untraceable and can be ordered with a click by children, gang members and felons. The Biden administration is trying to crack down, but law enforcement officials believe the problem may be here to stay.
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Published On 12/29/2021
Are you thinking about buying a gun? Ew. What's wrong with you? Gross! Just... ew. Guns are very problematic, and so are the people who use them. You don't need one. Here's why.
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Published On 12/28/2021
Kenosha Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger presented his closing arguments on Monday, where Binger pointed a gun at the jury with his finger on the trigger. This was after he claimed you have no right to self-defense if your gun is bigger than the one someone is about to shoot you with.
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Published On 12/28/2021
Welcome to Court Crawl, Colorado Politics' roundup of news from the third branch of government. The state Supreme Court last week considered a number of thorny questions involving criminal law, and a new report from the Colorado Judicial Department revealed a variety of efforts to increase diversity among prospective state judges.
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Published On 12/28/2021
A new Colorado Appeals court decision will almost surely lead to the state’s new Red Flag law being struck down. The law allows judges to confiscate people’s firearms on nothing more than a hunch.
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Published On 12/28/2021
A new Quinnipiac University Poll shows that Americans oppose stricter gun control laws by a 49% to 45% margin. As we have pointed out with a new Gallup poll, the partisan divide on this issue has never been so large. With Gallup, 91% of Democrats and 24% of Republicans support stricter laws. With Quinnipiac, 91% of Democrats support stricter regulations and only 13% of Republicans. Most Independents also oppose more stringent gun control regulations by a 54% to 39% margin (for Gallup, 53% to 45% oppose stricter regulations).
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Published On 12/28/2021
2021 has been the year of Constitutional Carry. With states like Iowa, Montana, Texas, Tennessee, and Utah passing Constitutional Carry, there’s a Second Amendment tidal wave sweeping across the nation. Now there are 21 states where lawful gun owners no longer must beg the government for permission to exercise their God-given right to self-defense.
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Published On 12/28/2021
According to a new Gallup poll, support for stricter gun control has fallen by 15 percentage points in just the last five years. But, despite the drop being driven by independents’ changing views, Democrats aren’t likely to rethink their support for more gun control. The partisan divide on this issue has never been so large — 91% of Democrats and only 24% of Republicans support stricter laws.
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Published On 12/27/2021
The media has been lying about the trial, it is insane
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Published On 12/27/2021
KENOSHA, WI—CNN Joined with progressive groups in calling for Judge Bruce Schroeder—who is presiding over the Rittenhouse case—to be removed after an American flag was spotted in his courtroom.
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Published On 12/27/2021
Loesch compared prosecutors to ne'er-do-well siblings from the movie 'Step Brothers'
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Published On 12/27/2021
Host says the left's and media's prejudgment mirrors their reactions to previous riots in Missouri and Maryland
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Published On 12/23/2021
Colorado's second-highest court has ruled that two Republican legislators may proceed with their challenge to a landmark gun safety law after allegedly being denied their constitutional right to have the legislation read at length.
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Published On 12/23/2021
Extreme risk protection order (ERPO) laws, sometimes known as gun violence restraining order or “red-flag” laws, are risk-based, temporary, and preemptive protective orders that authorize the removal of firearms from individuals determined to be at risk for committing gun violence against others or themselves.[1] With ERPO laws in place, law enforcement, family members, or medical professionals can petition a court to temporarily restrict a person’s access to firearms if they believe that person is at risk of hurting him or herself or others. ERPO laws differ from prohibited purchaser regulations that prevent specific groups of individuals—such as those with a criminal record, those with a history of domestic abuse, or those who have been dishonorably discharged from the military—from owning, purchasing, or possessing firearms. They also differ from laws that require the removal of firearms from prohibited possessors (see our analysis of surrender of firearms by prohibited possessors)
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Published On 12/23/2021
Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz says Kyle Rittenhouse “should be acquitted” of killing two men and wounding a third during riots and protests last year in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and he should file defamation lawsuits against media outlets for claiming that he’s guilty of murder.
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Published On 12/23/2021
KENOSHA, WI—Leftists are sounding the alarm that Kyle Rittenhouse—a notorious slayer of white communist pedophiles—may escape punishment through a little-known legal loophole known as a "trial."
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Published On 12/21/2021
CBS has corrected the false claim a reporter offered on air regarding Kyle Rittenhouse.

On Sunday’s “Face the Nation,” Mark Strassman falsely reported that Rittenhouse “drove in from Illinois armed for battle.”
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Published On 12/21/2021
Protesters opposed to Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal by jury marched today in Kenosha, chanting that they would “Take these [expletive] streets.”
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Published On 12/21/2021
Kyle Rittenhouse on Wednesday took the stand in his own defense in a trial on charges of killing two men and injuring a third during Black Lives Matter protests and riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
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Published On 12/21/2021
When Robert “Francis” Beto O’Rourke appeared on CNN’s State of the Union on November 21, 2021, he took advantage of the opportunity to demonize AR-15 ownership.

State of the Union host Dana Bash asked O’Rourke about Kyle Rittenhouse’s acquittal.
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Published On 12/21/2021
A large munitions factory in the Russian city of Dzerzhinsk was rocked by several explosions on November 27.

The Emergency Situations Ministry reported that two workers were injured in the explosions.

A fire ignited by the blasts was later extinguished.
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Published On 12/17/2021
Last week's acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, the teenager charged with the murder of two men in Kenosha, Wis., likely came as a shock to millions of Americans who had relied on the media to inform their understanding of the case.

From the time Rittenhouse killed two men on the streets of Kenosha last August, media characterizations of the event suggested his conviction was a foregone conclusion. He was a troubled kid, "a high school dropout who viewed law enforcement as his personal heroes" and had "an affinity for guns." Many took pains to point out that he had attended a rally for then-president Donald Trump. A New York Times report found that he "showed strong support for officers." The Daily Beast referred to him as a "fanatic."
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Published On 12/16/2021
Congratulations, Maria Shriver. Expectations were low for the entire entertainment, blue checkmark industry when it came to reacting to Kyle Rittenhouse. But you exceeded expectations. Mark Ruffalo gets honorable mention for calling Joseph Rosenbaum, the pedophile, by a cute pet name "JoJo." Because putting a pedophile on a pedestal isn't bad enough. But Shriver's two tweets take home the gold medal.
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Published On 12/16/2021
In his first public comments after being acquitted on five counts, Kyle Rittenhouse said he thinks jurors reached the correct conclusion.
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Published On 12/16/2021
Kyle Rittenhouse shot three black men. Kyle Rittenhouse traveled across state lines with a gun. Kyle Rittenhouse had an AK-47.
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Published On 12/16/2021
Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial may have ended, but his veneration is only beginning.

On Friday, a jury acquitted Rittenhouse on all charges after he shot three men, killing two and injuring one, during protests against the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in August 2020. Ever since the shootings, far-right groups online have fixated on Rittenhouse as a hero who was being unfairly tried, essentially turning him into one of their many living martyrs. A far-right group with 12,500 followers on Telegram, a chat-messaging app, posted daily updates on what it dubbed “the trial of Saint Kyle.” These groups also fixated on the criminal backgrounds of the men Rittenhouse shot, mocked their deaths and celebrated the verdict by calling for more violence.
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Published On 12/15/2021
KENOSHA, WI—In a verdict that surprised both the prosecution, defense, and judge, the jury for the Rittenhouse trial declared that the Media be found guilty on all counts.

The courtroom fell silent as the jury foreman stood to read the verdict, “We the jury find the media guilty on all counts, including the egregious use of its influence to lie to the American people.”
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Published On 12/15/2021
Montana’s Board of Regents claimed “serious harm” would occur without an injunction blocking the state’s new campus carry law. They claimed, “no harm comes from staying implementation.” A Helena-based judge granted them a temporary injunction, and any week now he is likely to make a ruling on the case.
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Published On 12/15/2021
ATLANTA, GA—With Rittenhouse found "not guilty", media outlets across the country are preparing for costly defamation lawsuits after a year of calling him a white supremacist.

With CNN already half-owned by Nick Sandmann, the famous fake news organization will soon be giving the other half of its ownership over to Kyle Rittenhouse. The two have agreed to share joint custody.
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Published On 12/14/2021
This case may be officially about concealed handgun laws, but it could have much more significant implications than just concealed handgun laws. Part of the oral arguments dealt with how courts should evaluate Second Amendment cases. For example, should they use strict or intermediate scrutiny? These are different types of so-called “balancing tests.” When the First Amendment says Congress shall pass no law, balancing tests allow the courts to interpret that as saying Congress shall pass no law unless the courts think they have a good reason to. Or should they follow Scalia’s lead in Heller and follow the bright lines laid down in The Bill of Rights. Kavanaugh seemed skeptical of letting the courts use balancing tests. If the Supreme Court adopted a bright-line rule and not a balancing test, that would be a truly significant win for the Second Amendment. Indeed, possibly all of The Bill of Rights.
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Published On 12/14/2021
KENOSHA, Wisconsin—A bus containing jurors mulling over the fate of Kyle Rittenhouse was followed on the evening of Nov. 17, authorities announced Thursday.
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Published On 12/14/2021
You will search in vain for civilians successfully using guns in self-defense in entertainment television shows. When civilians use guns defensively, something always goes wrong. Either they die using the gun, accidentally shoot the wrong person, or they get in the way of police trying to do their job. We regularly collect those cases, so when a television show finally shows a successful defensive gun use, we want to acknowledge it.
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Published On 12/13/2021
KENOSHA, WI—As deliberations continue in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial, concerns have been raised about the jurors' safety as an MSNBC reporter was spotted hanging a sign on their hotel reading "THE JURORS ARE HERE".
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Published On 12/13/2021
Members of the media piled on Kyle Rittenhouse during his trial, calling the 18-year-old "the new poster boy for the right-wing."

After a jury on Friday acquitted Rittenhouse of all charges, the media continued their meltdown. One MSNBC headline read, "Kyle Rittenhouse trial was designed to protect white conservatives who kill."
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Published On 12/13/2021
Kyle Rittenhouse’s defense attorney Mark Richards said that his client, defense lawyers, and prosecutors have faced numerous death threats during the homicide trial.
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Published On 12/13/2021
KENOSHA, WI—During his closing argument yesterday in the Rittenhouse trial, lead prosecutor Thomas Binger proved just how deadly an AR-15 can be by spraying bullets into the jury.
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Published On 12/13/2021
Preface: Last Friday, the National Law Journal ran an op-ed by Lisa Vicens and John Donohue with many errors in it regarding a case that the U.S. Supreme Court heard last Wednesday on New York’s concealed handgun law. The article gave readers very inaccurate information on the academic research regarding the risk of crime by concealed handgun permit holders. This false claim of public safety is really all the state of New York has to base its case on. The left-leaning National Law Journal, a business partner with Michael Bloomberg, is unwilling to respond to repeated requests to correct the record on these extreme inaccuracies, so we are publishing our response here at Townhall. Unfortunately, all the judges, lawyers, and law professors who read the National Law Journal won’t hear the other side of the argument.
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Published On 12/13/2021
This year has seen the largest increase ever in the number of concealed handgun permit holders—more than two million, for a total of 21.52 million. That is a 48 percent increase since 2016. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case of NYSRPA v. Bruen, which has a chance to further increase this total and make permitting rules more similar across states.
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Published On 12/13/2021
President Joe Biden said he stands by the jury’s decision Friday to declare Kyle Rittenhouse not guilty on all five charges filed against him.
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Published On 12/13/2021
Rep. Jerry Nadler (D., N.Y.), the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, called on the Justice Department to review the not guilty verdict in the Kyle Rittenhouse case, calling it a "miscarriage of justice."

Nadler pushed a debunked claim about Rittenhouse in his call for the federal review, saying that the teenager was "armed" when he crossed state lines to attend a protest in Kenosha, Wis., where he fatally shot two men and wounded another.
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Published On 12/10/2021
Kyle Rittenhouse’s guilt as a white supremacist, terrorist, violence-inciting murderer is obvious. That’s why the prosecution team for the state of Wisconsin has been so sharply criticized for botching what should have been a layup case.
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Published On 12/10/2021
KENOSHA, Wisconsin—Jurors acquitted Kyle Rittenhouse on all counts on Friday.
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Published On 12/1/2021
Alec Baldwin, who officials say accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer during the filming of the movie “Rust,” should have never pointed a gun at another person even if he thought it was safe, a Hollywood safety expert says.
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Published On 12/1/2021
The man who survived a gunshot wound by Kyle Rittenhouse in Wisconsin last year said on Nov. 4 that he was pointing his gun at the teenager when the then-17-year-old shot him.
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Published On 11/29/2021
The firearm handed to Alec Baldwin on Thursday was declared a 'cold gun,' meaning it was declared unloaded, a report said
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Published On 11/29/2021
The Illinois Supreme Court ruled on Oct. 21 that two taxes on guns and ammunition in Cook County violate the state’s constitution because they affect law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment right to acquire firearms for self-defense.
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Published On 11/29/2021
If the right to bear arms was intended to preserve slavery, why did civil-rights leaders insist that black Americans should be armed to protect themselves?
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Published On 11/29/2021
Mental health professionals are no substitute for the police, city lawmakers learn
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Published On 11/29/2021
Colorado Parks and Wildlife is seeking feedback from hunters as the agency considers changes to policies and regulations governing the way it doles out big game licenses.

According to a release, the big game license distribution topics CPW is examining are resident and nonresident elk and deer license allocation, preference points, weighted points and over-the-counter elk licenses.
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Published On 11/29/2021
The socially divisive issue of gun rights is back on the Supreme Court's docket, as the justices prepare Wednesday to hear oral arguments in a high-stakes challenge that could allow more Americans the right to carry pistols in public spaces like parks, schools, shopping malls and churches.

The deep dive by the nation's highest court comes at a time of rising crime rates in parts of the country, and politically-charged calls for major law enforcement reforms, including "defunding the police."
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Published On 11/29/2021
On Wednesday, gun rights is back at the Supreme Court for the first time in over a decade. The justices will be weighing the constitutionality of a New York law that imposes limits on carrying guns outside the home, setting up a showdown over just how far the Second Amendment goes.
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Published On 11/29/2021
The Supreme Court looked poised on Wednesday to strike down New York’s restrictions on the concealed carry of firearms, a victory for Second Amendment rights.

The justices heard arguments over New York’s "proper cause" rule, which requires residents to prove a special need for self-protection to obtain a concealed carry license. The conservative justices were troubled at the wide degree of discretion New York’s rules give law enforcement in granting the permits.
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Published On 11/28/2021
Dr. John Lott’s work was the 14th most downloaded researcher ever.

No other researcher or university or center has even a fraction as many top crime papers as does the Crime Prevention Research Center. Our work on vote fraud also has gotten significant attention among political science rankings.
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Published On 11/28/2021
ABC’s The Rookie wants to demonize AR-15s and the ammunition that they use. So if they aren’t going after AR-15s civilians own as machine guns, they are claiming that AR-15s are supposedly the favorite gun for snipers (Season 4, Episode 3, October 10, 2021). But as Sniper Central explains:
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Published On 11/28/2021
Given that the whole Free Guy movie is about regular people play acting in a video game as marauding killers with guns, the dialogue clearly implies that the real world outside the game is similar in terms of gun violence. However, there is some inconsistency here between gun violence and no dead bodies in morgues.
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Published On 11/27/2021
At least two of the three men who were taken into custody on Sunday in connection with a deadly shootout at a Twin Cities bar have violent criminal histories that should have precluded them from possessing guns, a review of Minnesota court records shows.
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Published On 11/27/2021
The Supreme Court seemed receptive to arguments that New York state’s tough concealed-carry gun permitting system violates the Second Amendment during a court hearing on Nov. 3.
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Published On 11/27/2021
The three Trump appointees were not on the court when the justices last issued major gun rights rulings
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Published On 11/27/2021
Coalition is backing a Supreme Court challenge to the rules
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Published On 11/26/2021
A bill approved by state lawmakers in April requiring gun owners to report lost or stolen weapons goes into effect on Tuesday, the final piece of gun-related legislation passed during a record-breaking session for firearm bills to begin carrying the weight of law.
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Published On 11/26/2021
The White House on Thursday withdrew the controversial nomination of David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), releasing a statement explaining the decision.
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Published On 11/26/2021
Democrat efforts to use gun control to terrorize voters to the polls are backfiring as a new survey finds that not only are Americans turning against gun control, the trend in favor of gun rights is greatest among young voters and minorities.
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Published On 11/26/2021
BEATTYVILLE, KY—After hearing that Biden was giving away entire arsenals of weapons to the Taliban for free, Republican rednecks throughout America are disguising themselves as the Taliban in hopes of scoring some AR-15s and maybe some Black Hawk helicopters.
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Published On 11/26/2021
U.S. weapons and military equipment left behind during the United States' withdrawal from Afghanistan are now being sold by gun dealers in the country.
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Published On 11/26/2021
New York and three other states have signed a pact to share information on guns used in crimes.
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Published On 11/24/2021
Gun ownership requires quite a bit of overall responsibility. This is a welcome opportunity for many to learn the many Federal, and more importantly, local laws concerning firearm use. Purchase and carry laws, as well as registration varies from state to state, and in many cases, may even be reciprocal from one area to another. Some states even have differences in laws from one county to another, so it is very important to pay close attention to your rights to avoid creating a scenario which could result in a question of your ability to own a gun.
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Published On 11/11/2021
Thank you to all those who have served our nation and protected our freedoms. We owe each of you a debt that can never be repaid.
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Published On 10/21/2021
While Americans know that guns take many innocent lives every year, many don’t know that firearms also save them.
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Published On 10/21/2021
A new study shows that the number of concealed handgun permits soared in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic and has increased over 10% since the end of last year.
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Published On 10/21/2021
During the Coronavirus pandemic, the number of concealed handgun permits has soared to over 21.52 million – a 48% increase since 2016. It’s also a 10.5% increase over the number of permits we counted a year ago in 2020. Unlike gun ownership surveys that may be affected by people’s unwillingness to answer personal questions, concealed handgun permit data is the only really “hard data” that we have. This increase occurred despite 21 Constitutional Carry states that no longer provide data on all those legally carrying a concealed handgun because people in those states no longer need a permit to carry.
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Published On 10/21/2021
The Court is set to answer questions that bear on some of our most active political divisions.
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Published On 10/20/2021
An attack at the Timberview High School in Arlington, Texas left four people injured. The attack appeared to be different than the typical school shooting that gets news coverage in that it probably involved some type of gang activity. The attacker, Timothy George Simpkins, was later arrested by police.
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Published On 10/20/2021
Dr. John Lott talked to Steve Cortes about his piece in Real Clear Investigations: “There Are Far More Defensive Gun Uses Than Murders. Here’s Why You Rarely Hear of Them.”
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Published On 10/19/2021
Colorado ballots are out. Make sure to vote!
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Published On 10/19/2021
U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse has introduced legislation that would enable the federal background check system to identify gun purchasers who are prohibited by their home state's laws from buying a weapon due to their age.
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Published On 10/12/2021
There comes a time in every Christian’s life when he must make an important decision: What kind of firearm should I buy? Well, here’s a guide to help you know which gun is right for you.
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Published On 10/12/2021
WASHINGTON, D.C.—At a press conference today, President Joe Biden expressed his bewilderment that the Taliban won the war in Afghanistan against the United States, pointing out that they have neither nuclear weapons nor F-15 aircraft.
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Published On 10/7/2021
A portion of a gun-control measure that was approved earlier in 2021 by the Oregon Legislature went into effect over the weekend.
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Published On 10/7/2021
The FBI reported on Sept. 27 that murders rose by 29.4 percent in the United States in 2020 compared to the previous year—one of the largest single-year increases ever recorded in the country’s recorded history.
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Published On 10/6/2021
WASHINGTON, D.C.—President Biden has received some criticism for how the exit was handled in Afghanistan. One problem is that Americans fled so quickly that numerous military weapons have now ended up in the hands of the Taliban. Biden held a press conference to assure the public that it’s not all as bad as it seems.
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Published On 10/6/2021
While Americans know that guns take many innocent lives every year, many don’t know that firearms also save them.
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Published On 10/5/2021
Serhiy Kulish won a silver medal at the 2016 Olympics
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Published On 10/5/2021
Chipman failed to disclose his 2012 appearance on CGTN, an arm of China's propaganda machine that was required to register as a foreign agent in 2019
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Published On 10/5/2021
The AR-15 — the deadliest abomination known to man. A gun so terrible it’s killed more people than net neutrality and Trump’s tax cuts combined. And to demonstrate how awful this weapon is, I did something foolish: I tried firing one. And the experience was so horrible I have not stopped crying and soiling myself since.
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Published On 10/5/2021
The Senate should reject Joe Biden’s nomination of David Chipman to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.
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Published On 10/5/2021
The "red flag" law implemented on Jan. 1, 2020, was triggered 111 times during its first full year on the books, and most of the gun seizures came in situations where individuals struggled with mental health or substance abuse issues.
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Published On 9/29/2021
Resources from the US Forest Service as mentioned in the webinar.
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Published On 9/21/2021
Denver police announced they will unveil a new firearms-focused investigation team in collaboration with federal law enforcement.
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Published On 9/21/2021
Gun control may be racist, but gun rights are not, Colion Noir argued
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Published On 9/21/2021
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA—Reports are coming in from the land down under that the people of Australia are getting ready to overthrow their tyrannical government—oh wait, they actually gave up all their guns.
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