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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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July 10, 2014

Bloomberg Dismisses Colorado Springs, Pueblo as Road-less, Rural Backwaters

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is popping off about Colorado in a new Rolling Stone interview and Republicans here, who have been blasting Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper for taking cues from Bloomberg on the state’s new gun laws, couldn’t be happier about it.
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July 10, 2014

Murder rate drops as concealed carry permits rise, study claims

A dramatic spike in the number of Americans with permits to carry concealed weapons coincides with an equally stark drop in violent crime, according to a new study, which Second Amendment advocates say makes the case that more guns can mean safer streets
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July 10, 2014

Gun control battle may kill sportsmen’s bill

Staring at the possibility of a battle over gun control and other thorny issues he didn’t want to deal with, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid used parliamentary tactics to block out all amendments on a bill to expand hunting and fishing access on federal land, putting the brakes on the largely noncontroversial legislation.
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July 10, 2014

No free pass on gun rights for red-state Democrats

If Democrats regain a majority in the House and retain the Senate, the first order of business after a tragic shooting — any shooting will do — would be to enact strict gun control. Everyone knows it, and that’s a problem for Democratic senators trying to keep their seats in states where people aren’t afraid of guns.
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July 9, 2014

New CNN host, John Walsh, wants GPS chips in every gun, says it's not Big Brother

"Besides hosting “America's Most Wanted” and advocating for victims’ rights, Walsh has been a longtime advocate of background checks and other safety measures. He said he would continue that fight now that he is joining CNN as the host of “The Hunt,” a new show about catching fugitives." "Walsh said he has suggested that gun manufacturers put GPS tracking devices in every gun so stolen weapons could be easily recovered. 'Every one of us have a GPS chip in our cell phones. It's not Big Brother,' he said."
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July 9, 2014

Gun control activists' cheap gimmicks

S.E. Cupp: Bloomberg and his allies are campaigning against Target, pressuring Congress and attacking the NRA instead of confronting violence at its roots
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July 9, 2014

Former MAIG mayor, Ray Nagin, sentenced to 10 years in prison for public corruption

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Wednesday. Nagin a former member of Bloomberg's gun control group, "Mayors Against Illegal Guns", oversaw the gun confiscation in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina.
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July 9, 2014

Recreational shooting barred in strip of federal land

The Pikes Peak Ranger District has barred recreational shooting in a 9,567-acre swath of El Paso County where public use is high.
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July 9, 2014

Boston police say career criminal had loaded gun

An alleged “armed career criminal” tried to convince Boston police gang unit officers who found a loaded .45 in his glove compartment Monday night that he was about to drop the weapon off at a gun buyback, according to court documents. The officers arrested him anyway.
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July 8, 2014

Q&A: With Mental Health Bill, Lawmaker Tries to Stem "Gun Violence"

"New gun controls are a no-go in Congress, but one lawmaker says there’s support for a plan that would slow the pace of gun violence. Rep. Tim Murphy (R., Pa.), the only clinical psychologist in Congress, has found 88 House colleagues to back a bill that would change laws regarding the mentally ill." 
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July 8, 2014

VP Biden: ‘Tea Baggers’ Preventing New Gun-Control Laws

Vice president Joe Biden has disparaged gun-rights advocates as “tea baggers,” CNN host John Walsh told reporters today. Walsh, the former host of America’s Most Wanted, recounted that he bonded with Biden over the need for more gun control and their distaste for the National Rifle Association..
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July 8, 2014

Guess What, Facebook Has Removed One of the Texas Cheerleader’s Hunting Photos…and Explains Why

A photo of Kendall Jones, the Texas cheerleader who has been criticized for posting images of her hunting endeavors, that showed her smiling with a dead leopard was deleted from Facebook last week. Now, the social media site is explaining why it took action against this one photo.
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July 8, 2014

Chris Christie responds to gun control critics

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie explained his logic in vetoing a bill last week that would have limited the size of gun magazines, saying that “every life is valuable.” “Are we saying that the 10 children on the clip they advocate for, that their lives are less valuable?” he said at an event Monday, according to a video posted on his Youtube page. “If you take the logical conclusion of their argument, you go to zero because every life is valuable. And so why 10? Why not six, six? Why not two? Why not one? Why not zero? Why not just ban guns completely?”
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July 8, 2014

Senate Advances Bill Expanding Shooting Ranges on Federal Land

The Senate cleared the first procedural hurdle on the Bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014, which would allow states to assign more federal funding to create and maintain shooting ranges on federal land.
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July 8, 2014

Gun ammunition provision for hunters generates controversy for sportsmen's bill

Returning from a one-week recess, the Senate voted 84-12 Monday to proceed with debate on legislation that would ease restrictions on hunters and fishers while continuing a popular wetlands restoration program.
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July 8, 2014

WV, Nebraska Approve Concealed Handgun Agreement

West Virginia has entered into a concealed handgun reciprocity agreement with Nebraska.
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July 7, 2014

Chicago must pay legal fees in gun store lawsuit

Chicago lost its legal battle to keep gun stores out of the city, and now it must pick up the tab for nearly $1 million in legal fees that the winners spent on the case.
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July 7, 2014

Enhanced license gaining steam in Idaho

Idaho’s standard concealed carry permit, which requires only a basic classroom-based firearm safety course and a background check — no range time — hasn’t gone away. But Debbie McRae, supervisor at Canyon County’s Department of Motor Vehicles, where concealed weapon license applications are processed, said applications for the standard license have been on a downward trend since the enhanced license was introduced last July.
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July 3, 2014

Joe Mantegna defends the Second Amendment, talks gun history

The devout firearms enthusiast is now loading up for his fourth season hosting the Outdoor Channel’s “MidwayUSA’s Gun Stories,” which takes viewers through gun history – exploring classics like the Mauser bolt-action to top-notch firearms like the Adaptive Combat Rifle. As for the future of firearms, Mantegna said the most crucial thing is that Americans don’t compromise when it comes to their Second Amendment rights.
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July 3, 2014

Christie vetoes gun control bill to reduce size of ammunition magazines

Gov. Chris Christie today vetoed a gun control bill that would have reduced the permitted size of ammunition magazines, saying it would do nothing to reduce gun violence.
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July 2, 2014

Idaho university allows armed patrols as law takes effect

Public safety officers armed with semi-automatic pistols will patrol Idaho State University for the first time on Tuesday to safeguard students and staff, in response to a new state law allowing concealed weapons on college campuses.
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