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Handgun bans for persons under 21: A hidden problem in Everytown’s ‘universal background checks’

Friday, November 6, 2015

Should persons 18 to 20 years of age be allowed to possess handguns? Under federal law, and the laws of the large majority of states, the answer is “yes.” The states with a minimum age of 21 for handgun possession are Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. The non-state of D.C. has the same limit, and New Mexico has age 19. There are pro/con constitutional and policy arguments about restrictions for 18-to-20-year-olds. Yet if such limits are going to be imposed, they ought to be debated by legislatures, with the ordinary opportunity for public comment. But recently, states such as Colorado and Washington have accidentally banned 18-to-20-year-olds from handguns without any expressed intent by anyone to do so. The ban is a consequence of the odd system of “universal background checks” promoted by Michael Bloomberg’s “Everytown” gun control lobby.

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Activist Court Turns the Law Designed to Protect the Firearm Industry from Frivolous Lawsuits on its Head

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Activist Court Turns the Law Designed to Protect the Firearm Industry from Frivolous Lawsuits on its Head

On Thursday, the Connecticut Supreme Court created a dangerous new exception to the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), a strong safeguard for our right to keep and bear arms.  

Yesterday’s Scandal, Today’s Mandate: Anti-gunner Embraces Operation Choke Point as Official Policy

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Yesterday’s Scandal, Today’s Mandate: Anti-gunner Embraces Operation Choke Point as Official Policy

On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) unabashedly embraced the tactics behind one of the most shameful policies of the Obama era, openly using the guise of her federal authority to berate and not so ...

Canada’s Senate Holds Hearings on “Rube Goldberg” Gun Control Law, Bill C-71

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Canada’s Senate Holds Hearings on “Rube Goldberg” Gun Control Law, Bill C-71

Last month, the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence (SECD) concluded two days of hearings on Bill C-71, the Liberal government’s gun control bill. (An additional hearing date has been set for March 18, ...

Governor Bevin Signs NRA-backed Constitutional Carry

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Governor Bevin Signs NRA-backed Constitutional Carry

The NRA applauds Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin for signing Senate Bill 150 into law, an NRA-backed bill that fully recognizes the constitutional right of law-abiding gun owners to carry a concealed firearm.

Levi’s Teams with Billionaire Michael Bloomberg to Attack Gun Rights

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Levi’s Teams with Billionaire Michael Bloomberg to Attack Gun Rights

Levi Strauss & Co. established its brand in the mid-19th century by selling durable clothing to working-class Americans. As Levi’s signature jeans gained popularity amongst a wider set in the middle of the last century, ...

Kentucky Governor Welcomes NRA to Bill Signing Ceremony

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Kentucky Governor Welcomes NRA to Bill Signing Ceremony

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin welcomed NRA-ILA Executive Director Chris W. Cox to a ceremonial bill signing for SB 150, an NRA-backed bill that fully recognizes the constitutional right of law-abiding gun owners to carry a concealed ...

Washington: Gun Ban Bills Fail Crossover Deadline

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Washington: Gun Ban Bills Fail Crossover Deadline

Today, March 13th at 5:00PM, was the cutoff deadline for all bills to be voted out of the chamber in which they originated.

California: Anti-Gun Joint Resolution Passes Assembly Public Safety Committee

Thursday, March 14, 2019

California: Anti-Gun Joint Resolution Passes Assembly Public Safety Committee

On Tuesday, March 12, the Assembly Public Safety Committee was scheduled to hear anti-gun bills, AB 12, AB 276 and AJR 5.  AB 12 and AB 276 were both pulled from the agenda and are expected ...

Nevada: Bill Introduced to Criminalize Firearm Modifications

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Nevada: Bill Introduced to Criminalize Firearm Modifications

On March 12th, an anti-gun bill was introduced in the Nevada state Senate that would criminalize common firearm modifications. 

Illinois: Gun Tax Legislation Introduced

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Illinois: Gun Tax Legislation Introduced

On February 11th, legislation was introduced (HB 2331) in the Illinois House that would impose a new gun tax on all firearms and firearm components sold in Illinois. 

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