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July 23, 2014

Mississippi: Lafayette County repeals gun ordinance

Lafayette County supervisors on Monday repealed the county ban on armed civilians in courthouses – an ordinance that arguably conflicted with two state laws and could have left supervisors individually liable for $1,000 in damages. In doing so, however, they hinted they will welcome judicial action on
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July 22, 2014

Beretta to move all U.S. manufacturing to Gallatin, Tenn.

Beretta U.S.A. Corp. announced today that it has decided to move its entire manufacturing capabilities from its existing location in Accokeek, Md., to a new production facility that it is building in Gallatin.
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July 22, 2014

Massachusetts: Senate nixes 'discretion' for FID issue

We don't often praise the Legislature on firearms legislation, but the Senate's action Thursday merits it. On a 28-11 vote, senators removed a provision that would have given police chiefs additional discretion over whether to issue firearms identification licenses for rifles and shotguns.
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July 22, 2014

Kansas gets 14,205 concealed carry applications

The Kansas Attorney General’s Office says the state received the second highest number of concealed carry applications in the last fiscal year.
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July 22, 2014

Kansas attorney general plans September hearing on regulations for no-gun signs for buildings

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt plans to have a public hearing in September on new regulations for signs that businesses and groups must post if they want to ban guns from their premises.
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July 22, 2014

Gun buyers scoop up AK-47 rifles after new sanctions

Following another round of sanctions, demand for Russian-made firearms like the AK-47 rifle has picked up in recent days.
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July 21, 2014

Enforcement is the solution to "gun violence"

According to Syracuse University’s TRAC analysis, Chicago ranks as one of the lowest cities for the number of federal prosecutions of firearm abusers. Criminals are well aware that current laws are not being enforced, and they can thus operate with impunity. 
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July 21, 2014

California tightens handgun restrictions

California already has some of the strictest gun control laws in the United States. But proponents fought to amend the state's so-called safe handgun requirements, arguing that it exempted for single-shot pistols which meant dealers were selling thousands of modified weapons per year without a required safety feature that indicates when a bullet is chambered.
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July 21, 2014

Hearing set on move to block Nevada gun initiative

Carson District Judge James Wilson has set an Aug. 1 hearing on a move to block an initiative petition to expand background checks to nearly all gun sales in Nevada.
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July 21, 2014

Ohio: County sees surge in concealed carry licenses and women holding them

The number of concealed carry licenses issued in Muskingum County has quadrupled since 2011.
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July 18, 2014

Florida Concealed Carry Permit Holder Intervenes, Stops Knife-Wielding Attacker

On July 16 a "good Samaritan" with a concealed carry permit intervened to stop a knife-wielding thief at an Orlando bus stop.
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July 18, 2014

Chicago violence: The buck stops with you, Rahm Emanuel

Over the July 4 weekend, in Chicago alone, 16 people were shot to death and another 66 were wounded. At a press briefing on July 11, the White House weighed in, stating that Obama would "continue to make the case" that lawmakers should adopt new gun control laws.
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July 18, 2014

Gun madness at the state line

Earlier this year, a 27-year-old medical professional named Shaneen Allen drove peacefully out of her home state of Pennsylvania and into neighboring New Jersey. Today, she faces the prospect of three years in prison.
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July 18, 2014

Chicago violence: The buck stops with you, Rahm Emanuel

Over the July 4 weekend, in Chicago alone, 16 people were shot to death and another 66 were wounded. At a press briefing on July 11, the White House weighed in, stating that Obama would "continue to make the case" that lawmakers should adopt new gun control laws. Two days later, on Sunday, Gov. Pat Quinn also called for more gun control, in particular a state ban on assault weapons, as the solution.But Chicago's problems lie with the city’s politicians. Nationally, police solve almost two out of every three murders – 63 percent of them. That figure is much lower in Chicago. In 2010, right before Rahm Emanuel became mayor, the rate for Chicago was 39 percent. But by Emanuel’s second year in office, it had plunged to an official rate of 26 percent. (In reality it is even lower, because Chicago has tried to hide how bad things are by increasingly misclassifying murders as non-murders.)
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July 18, 2014

House amendment blocking enforcement of D.C. gun laws comes under fire

The amendment would prevent the use of city funds to enforce virtually all local gun laws, meaning police and city officials could enforce only federal firearms laws. The city’s gun-control laws are among the tightest in the nation, restricting the open or concealed carrying of guns outside the home, banning assault-type rifles and high-capacity magazines, and requiring gun owners to register their weapons with D.C. police.
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July 18, 2014

Halbrook: Lessons from Nazi gun control

Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress in April about an idea he had directed the Department of Justice to investigate: a requirement that gun owners wear electronic bracelets that would enable only registered owners to activate their firearms. Some critics, focusing on abusive surveillance powers, have called it Orwellian.
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July 18, 2014

Lawmaker introduces bill banning firearm-branded shirts, hats for children under 18

On July 14, Representative Robin Kelly (D-IL-2nd) put forth H.R. 5093--the Children's Firearm Marketing Safety Act--to keep firearm-branded shirts, hats, and "stuffed animals" from being marketed to children.
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July 18, 2014

Philadelphia mother whose legal gun got her arrested in NJ hopes for leniency

A young Philadelphia mother, hit with gun charges in New Jersey after being caught during a traffic stop with the firearm she carries legally in her home state, is hoping for leniency from the judge in the case, she tells FoxNews.com.
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July 17, 2014

Detroit police chief gives credit to armed citizens for drop in crime

Fed up with crime, some armed Detroiters have developed itchy trigger-fingers — and Police Chief James Craig said lawbreakers are getting the message.
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July 17, 2014

Small-arms treaty, big Second Amendment threat

In a little-noticed action, the U.N. General Assembly on April 2, 2013, adopted by “majority vote” an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) with the objective of regulating the international trade in conventional arms from small arms to major military equipment. The treaty’s lofty objectives were to foster peace and security by limiting uncontrolled destabilizing arms transfer to areas of conflict. In particular, it was also meant to prevent countries that abuse human rights from acquiring arms.
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July 17, 2014

House votes to block D.C. gun regulations in latest challenge to city laws

The House of Representatives moved Wednesday to block virtually all of the District’s gun restrictions, approving a budget amendment that would leave only federal law to regulate firearms in the nation’s capital.
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July 17, 2014

Import of Kalashnikov Concern/Saiga AKs banned by executive order

According to a Presidential Executive Order issued Wednesday, the importation of AKs manufactured by the Kalashnikov Concern in Izhmash, Russia has been banned.This includes the popular "Saiga" line of rifles and shotguns.
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July 16, 2014

Bloomberg’s Bumble

Thank Goodness ex-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent so much time in Southern Colorado!  If he hadn’t, how ever would we who live and work here have known that the four-lane, high-speed, paved path connecting Pueblo, Huerfano, Las Animas and other “as rural as you can get” counties with the rest of the country wasn’t — in fact — an interstate?
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July 16, 2014

Honest gun-owning mom busted in N.J. could face 3 years in prison

27 year-old Shaneen Allen wanted to protect her family. She took a gun safety course, applied for and was granted a concealed carry permit and she purchased a gun.
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July 16, 2014

Gun owners group seeks changes as Massachusetts Senate plans debate on gun bill

The Senate on Thursday will take up its version of legislation aimed at reducing gun violence as the local chapter of the National Rifle Association hardened its position on the bill just days after calling the House version a “victory” for the second amendment.The House passed its version in a 112-38 vote last week, after picking up support from anti-gun violence activists and a gun owners’ group.
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July 16, 2014

Cleveland: Mayor Jackson proposes new gun control legislation

The mayor submitted new legislation to City Council, which would completely rewrite the city's gun laws.This includes limiting purchases of a firearm to one person every 90 days.Mayor Jackson also proposes a new gun offender registry. Offenders would have to register annually over a four year period.
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July 15, 2014

Nurse Shoots Carjacker, Breaks Up Criminal Ring

A Milwaukee nurse who shot an attempted carjacker likely helped break up a criminal ring that police believe has been involved in a string of robberies and carjackings as well as a recent shooting.
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July 15, 2014

Rejected gun applicants deserve answers from Illinois State Police

Perhaps Illinois’ latest sunshine flap, in which citizens are being denied concealed carry permits and FOID cards without explanation, will enlighten more people about the far-reaching perils of government secrecy.
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July 15, 2014

Mass. Senate to debate sweeping gun bill

The Massachusetts Senate released its own version of a sweeping overhaul of the state’s gun laws on Monday, including many elements of a bill approved by the House last week.
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July 14, 2014

Former N.Y. mayor riles Colorado pols with 'rural' gun remarks

Republican politicians in Colorado have slammed former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg for saying parts of the Western state that recalled two lawmakers last year over new gun laws were so rural they didn't even have roads.
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July 14, 2014

America's largest shotgun maker shifts more jobs to Texas

America’s largest shotgun manufacturer, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., decided not to expand in Connecticut. Sure it was founded there 1919 and still has its corporate headquarters in North Haven. But in 2013 Connecticut rushed through legislation to ban some of Mossberg’s popular products. As a result, Mossberg CEO, Iver Mossberg, says, “Investing in Texas was an easy decision. It’s a state that is not only committed to economic growth but also honors and respects the Second Amendment and the firearm freedoms it guarantees for our customers.”
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July 14, 2014

Illinois: Quinn, Kelly seek tighter gun laws

Quinn and Kelly urged the passage of a bill in the Illinois General Assembly — the Illinois Public Safety Act — that would ban assault weapons; put a limit on high-capacity ammunition; and expand background checks for prospective gun buyers.
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July 14, 2014

N.J. Supreme Court won't hear landmark gun case after all

The New Jersey Supreme Court, in an unusual move, has scrapped its plans to hear a challenge to one of New Jersey’s gun-control laws.By sidestepping the heated debate, the court left in place one of the nation’s toughest measures, which dates to 1924 and bars most people from carrying firearms outside their homes.
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July 11, 2014

Bloomberg: Pro-Gun Towns Must Lack Roads

Colorado Springs and Pueblo may not be Paris or London, but they are not quite the rural backwaters that anti-gun activist Michael Bloomberg apparently thinks they are. The former New York City mayor said he was “sorry” about the recalls of two Democratic state senators last year over the state legislature’s passage of gun control laws, but said the districts in the recall races were so “rural” that “I don’t think there’s roads."
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July 11, 2014

Two Robberies at Target Since Chain Asked Law-Abiding Citizens to Shop Unarmed

On July 2 Breitbart News reported that interim Target CEO John Mulligan "respectfully" asked law-abiding citizens not to bring their guns in Target stores. Since then, Gainesville, Georgia, police have arrested three over a Target parking lot robbery and are looking for another man who punched a woman and stole her Mercedes at a Decatur, Georgia, Target as well.
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July 11, 2014

CNN doubles down on disaster

Piers Morgan is the clueless Englishman who was bounced from CNN earlier this year because nobody listened to him rail against legal guns on his “Piers Morgan Live.” CNN is about to double down on a programming disaster.
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July 11, 2014

Senators block election-year bill aiding hunters

Republicans and liberal Democrats on Thursday derailed a Senate bill to help hunters and potentially aid Democratic senators seeking re-election in GOP-leaning states. It's the latest bipartisan measure to fall victim to election-year maneuvering.
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July 10, 2014

Rolling Stone Pulls Controversial Michael Bloomberg Article

Rolling Stone has removed an article about former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg that has drawn criticism from Colorado Republicans. In the article, titled "Michael Bloomberg Isn't Afraid of the NRA," the former mayor says some of the state's districts are so "rural" that they may not have roads.
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July 10, 2014

Good Samaritan Utilizes New Gun Law

One of the five new gun bills that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law last month already has been used by an armed citizen who is being hailed as a hero for stopping a violent stabbing.
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July 10, 2014

Colorado Gun Recall Towns So Rural, They Don’t Have Roads

In what may come as a surprise to residents of Colorado Springs and Pueblo, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t think those cities have roads. Bloomberg told Rolling Stone that he was “sorry” about the recalls of two state senators last year over the Democratic state legislature’s gun-control laws, but added that their districts were so “rural” that, “I don’t think there’s roads.”
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