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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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July 2, 2014

Gun Owners Action League hopeful about compromise gun control bill following meeting with Speaker Robert DeLeo

The largest gun-rights organization in Massachusetts reported Tuesday morning that it is hopeful about the future of a new gun control bill after its members met to voice concerns over an initial draft with House Speaker Robert DeLeo.
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July 1, 2014

Firearms makers moving to more gun-friendly U.S. southern states

The first gun manufacturer to leave Connecticut after it enacted tough new gun control laws last year in the wake of the Newtown school shootings presented a commemorative rifle on Monday to the governor of South Carolina, its new home.
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June 30, 2014

The Social Utility of Firearms

Looking down the wrong end of a telescope gives you an entirely mistaken perspective on the universe. The Los Angeles Daily News allowed Tim Rutten to publish an opinion piece (The dangerous illusion of Americans and their guns, May 30, 2014) that displayed just such an inverted perspective on the topic of the social utility of guns in American society.
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June 30, 2014

Georgia Expands Guns in Public Places

Bars, houses of worship, and other public establishments are wrestling with what to do about a new law in Georgia that starting on Tuesday dramatically will expand gun-permit holders' right to carry weapons where people congregate.
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June 30, 2014

Man Charged in BP Agent Brian Terry Murder Jailed Until Trial

A man has been ordered jailed until his trial on charges that he was involved in the killing of a U.S. Border Patrol agent whose death exposed the botched federal gun sting known as Operation Fast and Furious.
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June 27, 2014

Economic Impact of Hunting and Target Shooting in America

Economic Impact of Hunting and Target Shooting in America
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June 27, 2014

Cleveland's new gun proposals are just tough talk until legal shootout settles debate

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson as once again proposed new gun restictions for the city. But it's hard to see how his latest set of gun proposals is more than just tough talk. Many of his proposals appear at odds with state law, including a requirement that gun owners tell cops when they sell or transfer a firearm. Ohio's top court has shot down the city's past gun-control ordinances that contradicted new state laws created by our conservative pro-gun legislature.
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June 27, 2014

Obama’s Biggest Disappointment? Guns

In a statement made at a townhall meeting in Mineapolis President Obama claimed his biggest disappointment was not winning passage of new restrictions on our Second Amendment rights. The NRA rejected Mr. Obama’s assessment. “Last year, the Senate wisely rejected President Obama and Michael Bloomberg’s  gun control agenda because nothing in it would have prevented the Sandy Hook tragedy,” said Catherine Mortensen, NRA spokeswoman. “The president needs to stop playing politics and start addressing his failed policies.”
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June 26, 2014

Chicago unanimously passes strict gun sale laws; sales to be recorded

The Chicago City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Tuesday that would place strict limits on gun stores, forcing them to video-record sales and restrict gun buyers to one purchase a month in a city plagued with violence.
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June 26, 2014

NRA celebrates new Michigan laws exempting gun records from public disclosure

The National Rifle Association on Tuesday praised new Michigan laws formally exempting gun records from public disclosure rules.
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June 26, 2014

Expanded background checks won’t end U.S. gun violence

Gun control advocates have filed an initiative to require background checks for private-party firearm sales in Nevada. If the groups behind the drive collect enough valid signatures to gain a vote on their petition, they’ll still have to overcome the strongest argument against expanded background checks: the fact that determined lawbreakers who want a gun will not respect the laws written to disarm them.
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June 26, 2014

Justice Department doubles down on Operation Choke Point as Congress cries foul

Attorney General Eric Holder has vowed to continue a wide-ranging credit card fraud probe amid heightened congressional scrutiny and charges that the probe is putting legitimate companies — like gun sellers — out of business.
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June 25, 2014

Chicago: Emanuel gun sale plan to get City Council vote today

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan to allow gun sales in Chicago will get a City Council vote today, with aldermen likely to support the plan the mayor was forced to bring forward after a federal judge shot down the city's ban on firearms stores.
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