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Disgraced Police Chief Blames Milwaukee's Murders on "Weak" Gun Laws

Friday, July 10, 2015

Disgraced Police Chief Blames Milwaukee's Murders on "Weak" Gun Laws

On Friday, USA Today reported that Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn is blaming what he calls Wisconsin’s “absurdly weak” gun control laws for an increase in murders in Milwaukee during the first half of 2015.

The newspaper noted, “Milwaukee has had 84 murders this year, more than double the 41 it tallied at the same point last year.” However, it also noted that Baltimore and Chicago, which have restrictive gun control laws, and New Orleans and St. Louis, which have less restrictive laws, have also experienced increases in murder. And Los Angeles and San Diego, which have California’s restrictive laws, and Phoenix and Indianapolis, which have less restrictive laws, have experienced decreases in murder.

Although Flynn should be aware of such facts, he’s just one of those guys that doesn’t know when to stop letting his bias against guns get the better of him.

In 2013, during Sen. Dianne Feinstein‘s (D-Calif.) Senate hearings on her legislation to ban all semi-automatic shotguns and all detachable-magazine semi-automatic rifles as “assault weapons,” Flynn disgraced himself and undermined Feinstein’s effort during a heated exchange with Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.).

Soon thereafter, on MSNBC, Flynn complained about the ownership of “high quality, high-capacity semi-automatic handguns” and said that it was “fundamental” that “the rights of communities … are every bit as important as the rights of individuals.” Sounds like Flynn would be more at ease having dinner with Vladimir Lenin than Thomas Jefferson.

Last year, in a vote held by Milwaukee’s police union, 99 percent of officers who cast ballots not surprisingly said they had “no confidence” in Flynn. We aren’t surprised.

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The Washington Post Gives Gun Control Group and U.S. Senator Three Pinocchios on Suppressors

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Friday, March 24, 2017

The Washington Post Gives Gun Control Group and U.S. Senator Three Pinocchios on Suppressors

Last week, we wrote about Americans for Responsible Solutions’ irresponsible misinformation about The Hearing Protection Act on Twitter.  Apparently, we weren’t the only ones who took notice of ARS’s complete disregard for the facts on ...

Seattle Gun Tax Fails to Generate Projected Revenue, Succeeds in Burdening Rights

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Seattle Gun Tax Fails to Generate Projected Revenue, Succeeds in Burdening Rights

On March 16, 2017, the Seattle Times reported that Seattle city officials were reluctant to release data on the revenue generated by the city’s firearms and ammunition tax, citing taxpayer confidentiality concerns. Less than a ...

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Embraces Heller and Originalism During Senate Hearings

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Embraces Heller and Originalism During Senate Hearings

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, President Trump’s pick to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme court, asserted during his confirmation hearings this week that Scalia’s landmark Second Amendment opinion in District of ...

Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Passed Out of the House

Friday, March 24, 2017

Oklahoma: Multiple Pro-Gun Bills Passed Out of the House

This week, the Oklahoma House of Representatives passed multiple pro-gun bills, including House Bill 1721, House Bill 2323, and House Bill 2322. 

Continuing to Fight in California

Friday, March 24, 2017

Continuing to Fight in California

We are excited to inform you of our new California specific webpage – Stand and Fight California.   On this page you will find State Legislation, Legal Updates, and How to Get Involved, among other California ...

More Firearms, More Firearms Owners, Fewer Fatal Accidents

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Friday, March 24, 2017

More Firearms, More Firearms Owners, Fewer Fatal Accidents

The National Safety Council released the 2017 edition of its annual Injury Facts report this week, and it contains welcome news about firearm safety. 

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Could be Heard by House at Any Time

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Illinois: Gun Seizure Bill Could be Heard by House at Any Time

The Illinois House of Representatives could consider House Bill 2354 at any time.

Arkansas Action Needed: Anti-Gun Bill Which Undermines Concealed Carry Headed to House

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Arkansas Action Needed: Anti-Gun Bill Which Undermines Concealed Carry Headed to House

Today, the Arkansas Senate passed Senate Bill 724, an anti-gun bill which undermines some of the key advancements made with the passage and enactment of House Bill 1249.  SB 724 is now headed to the ...

Arkansas: Urgent Action Needed to Oppose Anti-Gun Bill

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Arkansas: Urgent Action Needed to Oppose Anti-Gun Bill

Senate Bill 724, an anti-gun bill which undermines some of the key advancements made with the passage and enactment of House Bill 1249, could be considered by the House Judiciary Committee as early as tomorrow.  ...

Utah: Governor Signs Self-Defense Legislation into Law

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Utah: Governor Signs Self-Defense Legislation into Law

Tonight, Governor Gary Herbert signed House Bill 198 into law.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.