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August 6, 2014

Missourians give big thumbs-up to guns

Missouri voters strongly embraced on Tuesday strengthened rights on guns and electronic privacy, and narrowly gave a nod to the state’s farmers. But veterans struck out.
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August 6, 2014

Gun groups target Peoria thumbprint rule

Gun-rights advocates plan to challenge a Peoria ordinance that requires gun buyers to supply a thumbprint.The Illinois State Rifle Association recently surveyed its Peoria members to find out how many have had to submit a thumbprint when purchasing a firearm in the city. ISRA said the survey was a first step toward getting the requirement repealed.
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August 6, 2014

Grandmothers get robbed, start gun group

Grandmothers Konnie Couch and Robin Willoughby, 52 and 57, from Aurora in Dearborn County sit next to each other in matching pink shirts and chat about their businesses, grandchildren, illnesses. And their guns.
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August 6, 2014

Australia: Queenslanders going for more gun licences, with 30 per cent increase in permits issued in past year

Documents released under Right to Information laws showed a steady increase in gun permit applications with more than 170,124 individual licence holders currently in possession of 566,427 firearms across the state.
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August 5, 2014

North Carolina sheriff urges residents to arm themselves

The Harnett County sheriff expressed concern Monday evening about a recent spike of violent crime, and he’s even told residents to start arming themselves. WTVD-TV reported that more than 100 people packed the sanctuary of the Spring Hill United methodist Church Monday Night for a community meeting on crime. There has been an explosion of violence and crime in the area, especially in the last few weeks. Sheriff Larry Rollins told the crowd that the violence is fueled by gangs and drugs. He urged everyone to protect themselves, saying he doesn’t go anywhere without a gun.
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August 5, 2014

Activists argue against further delay of D.C. gun ruling

Gun rights advocates say a federal judge’s ruling striking down D.C.’s ban on carrying handguns in public should not be put on hold beyond the current 90-day delay.
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August 4, 2014

California eyes first-in-nation firearms restraint

California could become the first state to allow family members, licensed therapists and health care providers to petition a judge to take firearms from someone who has shown signs that they could harm others or themselves.
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August 4, 2014

California battle over concealed-weapon rights could be headed for Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has turned aside all Second Amendment challenges since a pair of landmark rulings in 2008 and 2009 confirmed the rights of individuals to keep and bear arms. But some believe a California case could make the high court return to the controversial area and determine whether gun ownership rights extend beyond the corners of one's home.
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August 4, 2014

Philly mom faces jailtime due to New Jersey's strict gun laws

When Shaneen Allen was pulled over in New Jersey last year, the Philadelphia woman assumed it would be a routine traffic stop.But instead of getting a traffic ticket, the single mother of two young children was arrested on weapons charges that could send her to prison for three years.
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August 4, 2014

South Carolina: Attorney General's opinion may stop possible Sumter park gun ban

The city attorney has told the Sumter City Council it may not be able to ban concealed weapons from city parks.
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August 4, 2014

Massachusetts lawmakers pass bill tightening state gun laws

Massachusetts lawmakers on Friday tightened the state's already strict gun laws by passing a measure that gives police chiefs authority to turn down a resident's requests to buy a rifle or shotgun if they believe the person may be a danger.
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August 1, 2014

California battle over concealed-weapon rights could be headed for Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has turned aside all Second Amendment challenges since a pair of landmark rulings in 2008 and 2009 confirmed the rights of individuals to keep and bear arms.
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August 1, 2014

Oklahoma lawmakers in showdown with college leaders over guns on campus

Two Oklahoma lawmakers are pushing to have college students and faculty carrying firearms, a move they said would enhance safety on campuses but university presidents said is an unnecessary plan that could cause chaos.
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July 31, 2014

D.C. officials plotting new course to keep gun control intact

Though they won’t yet say how far they are willing to take their fight, District of Columbia officials plan to do everything in their power to limit the carrying of handguns in the nation’s capital, arguing that despite a court’s ruling that paves the way for more permissive laws, Washington is a unique place with heightened security concerns.
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July 31, 2014

Lawmakers agree on deal to tighten Mass. gun laws

Massachusetts House and Senate negotiators reached an agreement Wednesday night on legislation that would tighten what are already some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country.
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July 31, 2014

Washington D.C.’s three days Of gun freedom

Washington, DC, was the last place in America that completely banned people carrying concealed handguns. Then it was temporarily one of the most liberal.
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July 31, 2014

2nd Amendment is pro woman

My family was never big into weapons, even though we grew up on the farm. Tragically, I think much of it stemmed from a close relative who died in a hunting accident. Also, several favorite political figures of my family were cut down by assassin’s bullets in the 1960’s. With a background like that, who would want weapons?However, the military gave me a healthy exposure to weapons, along with being stationed in the Great State of Texas. A few years later, I moved to another Virginia and got married.
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July 30, 2014

Washington Post: NRA Launches Push to Register Voters With Suggestive Ad

The National Rifle Association on Wednesday launched an election year push to register new voters with a suggestive advertisement that ends on a surprising note.
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July 30, 2014

You Want to Protect Yourself Ladies? 'Get a Gun in Your Home!'

Something really remarkable happened on Tuesday’s edition of The View. Three out of the four panelists actually came out strongly in favor of a woman’s right to protect herself and her children with a gun!
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July 30, 2014

Judge puts D.C. handgun ruling on hold

A federal judge on Tuesday delayed a ruling overturning the District’s long-standing ban on carrying handguns in public, once again making it illegal to have firearms on city streets.
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July 30, 2014

A Second Amendment right recognized for D.C.

Thugs in the nation’s capital might think twice now before preying on a nighttime stroller — or a stroller in midafternoon, for that matter — in the belief that the prey won’t shoot back. The good guys can now defend themselves.
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July 30, 2014

D.C. is no longer a Constitution-free zone

America’s last holistic concealed-carry ban has been pushed into the dustbin of history. On Saturday afternoon, while nobody was looking, a senior judge finally made up his mind, yielding ten beautiful words that I never imagined I would see together: “Federal District Court Strikes Down Washington, D.C. Handgun Carry Ban.” And that, happily, was that.
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July 30, 2014

Rhode Island: Federal lawsuit challenges Bristol police chief’s denial of weapon permit

A 25-year-old Bristol man is suing that town’s police chief over the denial of a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
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July 30, 2014

Gun retailers, payday lenders out of Choke Point’s crosshairs

Gun retailers are no longer on a hit list deemed “high risk” by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. after the banking regulator formally withdrew Monday the list it put together that outlined what merchants may be considered risky for banks to do business with as part of the Obama administration’s “Operation Choke Point.”
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July 29, 2014

Everytown Shoots Itself in the Foot

Charles C. Cooke: I am reliably informed that the folks over at Michael Bloomberg’s gun-control outfit, Everytown, believe earnestly that the above commercial makes the case for stricter gun control. The intended message, presumably, is: “We need to keep guns out of the hands of violent men with restraining orders.” A laudable aim, in and of itself. Does this come across? Not really, no
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July 29, 2014

Judge Puts D.C. Handgun Ruling On Hold

A federal judge on Tuesday put on hold his decision invalidating the District’s long-standing ban on carrying handguns in public places. The judge’s stay, in effect for 90 days, gives city officials and D.C. police officers some breathing room to respond to his ruling that overturned the District’s primary gun-control law.
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July 29, 2014

New Bloomberg Anti-Gun Ad Inadvertently Proves Why Women Need a Gun

Bloomberg's new anti-gun Organization Everytown is out with a new advertisement that inadvertently proves why women should be trained and armed before being faced with a violent attacker.
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July 29, 2014

Judge’s handgun ruling has D.C. officials, police scrambling

The District’s top lawyer on Monday sought to temporarily halt a federal court ruling allowing thousands of city residents with registered handguns — as well as legal gun owners from other states — to carry firearms on the streets of the nation’s capital.
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July 29, 2014

More women taking CCW, victim avoidance classes

A group of people spent their Sunday at an all-day course, that taught them how to protect themselves and we are learning more and more women are signing up.
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July 29, 2014

Guns in America: Why I think it's time for California to stop fighting Peruta vs. San Diego

On Thursday, July 24, 2014, Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr. issued a Summary Judgment Order affirming that the 2nd Amendment confers a right to "bear arms" outside the home. The order was nothing short of devastating to the District of Columbia which has been resisting and delaying compliance with legal decisions on this issue for many years. The order was plain. The government and police of the District of Columbia were told to cease and desist from enforcing all laws regarding carrying weapons until such time that an acceptable and constitutionally compliant set of laws providing for the carrying of weapons outside the home for D.C. residents and non-residents are put into place. That's a hammer blow in magnitude rarely seen and it's a wake-up call to other jurisdictions resisting similar decisions on other parts of the country.
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July 28, 2014

After Legislative Defeat, Gun Owners Aim For Election Successes

Frustrated with politicians who enacted the post-Newtown gun restrictions, Second Amendment rights activists head to the polls this year determined to channel their anger into electoral success. Their goals range from pickups in the General Assembly by "pro-2A" — pro-Second Amendment — candidates to electing a governor who would sign a repeal of Senate Bill 1160, the sweeping gun control legislation enacted in response to the December 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
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July 28, 2014

Federal judge declares D.C. ban on carrying handguns in public unconstitutional

A federal judge has declared that one of the District’s principal gun control laws is unconstitutional and ordered that its enforcement be halted.
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July 28, 2014

D.C. police won’t enforce handgun ban; stay of ruling overturning law will be sought

D.C. police were told Sunday not to arrest people for carrying handguns on the street in the wake of a judge’s ruling that overturned the city’s principal gun-control law.
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July 28, 2014

Federal court upholds Florida law limiting doctors' discussions of guns with their patients

A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't violate the doctors' First Amendment free speech rights.
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July 28, 2014

Bans on lead ammunition are misguided and ineffective

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is reopening a debate over the safety of lead ammunition used by hunters. Because faulty science has been used to ban lead ammunition in California, it is important to get the facts out early so Oregonians aren't similarly duped into adopting a ban that could do more harm than good.
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July 28, 2014

Senator: Rule could 'take away our guns'

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) is sounding the alarm about a new rule from the Obama administration that he warns could "take away our guns."Alexander is concerned about the Fish and Wildlife Service's (FWS) controversial ivory ban, which aims to stop African elephant poaching. He says the rule could have the unintended consequence of restricting the trade of antique guns that contain small amounts of ivory.
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July 25, 2014

Boston Top Cop: City Residents Do Not "Need" to Own Shotguns, Rifles

On July 23, Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told Boston Public Radio (WGBH) that residents of Boston do not need shotguns or rifles.  I don't agree with that. Having long guns--rifles and shotguns--especially here in the city of Boston. I think we should have, as the local authority, some say in the matter. [And] the federal [government] doesn't really allow us to have the discretion that we want in these particular cases. ...For the most part, nobody in the city needs a shotgun. Nobody needs a rifle. 
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July 25, 2014

The Ordeal of Shaneen Allen

In October of 2013, a Pennsylvania resident named Shaneen Allen drove into New Jersey’s Atlantic County and was pulled over by police for an “unsafe lane change.” When the detaining officer arrived at her car window, Allen informed him that she was carrying a concealed firearm, and presented her Pennsylvania carry license as proof of eligibility. Unbeknownst to her at the time, however, was that New Jersey is among the 20 states that do not recognize Pennsylvania’s permit. In consequence, she was arrested. If convicted of the charges that the state has elected to bring, she will be locked in prison for up to a decade.
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July 25, 2014

Doctor fires back at Pennsylvania hospital gunman

A doctor told police that a patient fatally shot a caseworker at their hospital complex before the doctor pulled out his own gun and exchanged fire with him and wounded him, a prosecutor said Thursday night.
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July 25, 2014

Colorado: Gun law based on flawed estimate

A law expanding background check requirements on Colorado gun sales has been in effect for about a year, and an Associated Press analysis of state data compiled during that span shows the projected impact was vastly overstated in a key budget report.
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