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Honolulu Gun Destruction Reveals Radical Gun Control Agenda

Friday, September 4, 2015

Honolulu Gun Destruction Reveals Radical Gun Control Agenda

Several weeks ago we alerted NRAILA.org readers that the City of Honolulu and the police department were intent on destroying over 2,300 used firearms worth an estimated $575,000, rather than raise revenue by selling them to lawful purchasers. Since then, Hawaii has continued to move forward with the planned destruction.

While Honolulu’s decision is an unfortunate waste of firearms and taxpayer resources, the entire episode is instructive in that it lays bare the true motives of gun control advocates. When asked for comment on Honolulu’s plans, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence Spokesman Ladd Everitt stated, “It beats putting those [guns] back on the streets… There are so many loopholes in federal law that dangerous people often get guns legally in this country.”

Of course, Everitt’s talk of “loopholes” is nonsense.   If Honolulu had chosen to spare their taxpayers this egregious expense, the guns could have been sold to a firearms distributor. The firearms would then have been sold to the public through a federal firearms licensee (FFL) in sales requiring a background check.   If the firearms were to be sold to residents of Hawaii, the requirements would be even more stringent. Hawaii law requires a permit to purchase firearms, and that firearms be registered within five days.

It is clear then that Everitt and CSGV aren’t simply interested in keeping guns out of “the wrong hands,” as so many gun control advocates falsely claim, but out of everyone’s hands. For them it’s not about restricting firearm access, but abolishing it entirely.

For the sake of accuracy, we hope that CSGV goes back to using its former name, National Coalition to Ban Handguns.

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Maryland: House Passes Pro-Carry Legislation

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Maryland: House Passes Pro-Carry Legislation

Yesterday, the Maryland House of Delegates passed House Bill 1036 by a 97-41 vote.

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 ...

Ohio: Critical Self-Defense Law Takes Effect Today!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ohio: Critical Self-Defense Law Takes Effect Today!

Today, March 21, the provisions of the critical self-defense legislation, Sub. Senate Bill 199, go into effect.  Thanks to your active involvement last session, this bill was signed by Governor Kasich last December.  This law ...

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 ...

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. 

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.

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 ...

Nevada: Senate Passes Anti-Gun SB 115

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Nevada: Senate Passes Anti-Gun SB 115

Yesterday, March 21, the Senate passed anti-gun Senate Bill 115 with a 12-9 vote.  SB 115 was sent to the Assembly for further consideration.  Sponsored by state Senator Moises Denis (D-2), SB 115 would expand the list ...

Maryland: Pro-Carry Legislation Pending Final Vote on House Floor

Monday, March 20, 2017

Maryland: Pro-Carry Legislation Pending Final Vote on House Floor

Today, the Maryland House of Delegates passed House Bill 1036 on second reading.

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