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FACT CHECK: California Congressman Brad Sherman talks gun control with CNN

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

FACT CHECK: California Congressman Brad Sherman talks gun control with CNN

CLAIM: "You don't need 30 bullets in a magazine to bring down a deer, and if you do, you shouldn't be hunting."

FACT:  This comment completely misses the point. The primary purpose of the Second Amendment is self-defense – not deer hunting. The government cannot make arbitrary limitations on the best available means for providing for your own self-defense.  

Added, America banned so-called “high-capacity magazines” from 1994 to 2004 and the Justice Department found it had no affect on crime. 

CLAIM: "This is about how many bullets you need in a magazine. Do you need a gun that will spray bullets around? ... Even the gun advocates say you shouldn’t have a bazooka at home, nor do you need one."

FACT: This is just another example of an anti-gun politician who doesn’t know what he’s talking about, and who doesn’t bother to find out. Firearms that “spray” bullets are called machine guns, and they’re extremely difficult to get and require special government permission. They’re not used in American crime. 

Further, no one is talking about bazookas. At debate are firearms anti-gun politicians have dubbed “assault weapons,” which are the most common rifles in America and the preferred firearms used by Americans for self-defense. 

CLAIM “Does anybody out there think that someone is so dangerous that we prevent them from their constitutional right to travel? We won’t let them get on a plane, but we’ll let them buy a gun? Of course, we need a system for getting off that list and due process, but if due process says you’re too dangerous to fly, then you’re too dangerous to (buy a gun.)”

FACT There is no due process when it comes to being placed on the Terror Watch List. Literally, none. A government bureaucrat somewhere decides based on unknown criteria to place a person’s name on the list, and he or she does it without notification to the person, or recourse if a mistake is made.  The late Sen. Ted Kennedy was on the list, as was Nelson Mandela, as have been a number of children. 

The bill proposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein has no due process, either. Due process is the government offering some proof of your guilt first – it’s not stripping you of a right then making you ask for it back. 

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Friday, March 22, 2019

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Iowa: House Passes Bill to Improve Hunting Opportunities

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Iowa: House Passes Bill to Improve Hunting Opportunities

On March 20th, the Iowa state House of Representatives voted 57-40 to pass House File 716 to improve hunting opportunities in Iowa by expanding the types of cartridges that may be used for hunting.  HF 716 will ...

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.

NRA Praises Vermont Superior Court Decision on Magazine Bans

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

NRA Praises Vermont Superior Court Decision on Magazine Bans

NRA applauds the Vermont Superior Court for allowing a lawsuit challenging the State's ban on standard capacity magazines to proceed. 

Illinois Court Throws Out Deerfield Gun Ban

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Illinois Court Throws Out Deerfield Gun Ban

NRA applauds Illinois court ruling throwing out Village of Deerfield's ban on commonly owned firearms and magazines.

Alaska State Commission for Human Rights Director Attacks Human’s Rights

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Alaska State Commission for Human Rights Director Attacks Human’s Rights

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Pro-Gun Senators Introduce Bill to Prohibit Discrimination in Financial Services

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Pro-Gun Senators Introduce Bill to Prohibit Discrimination in Financial Services

On March 14, pro-gun Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced S. 821 the Freedom Financing Act, a bill to prohibit discrimination against the firearms industry in the provision of financial services.

Legacy Media Push New Zealand Gun Confiscation Using Lies about Australian Ban

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Friday, March 22, 2019

Legacy Media Push New Zealand Gun Confiscation Using Lies about Australian Ban

The ongoing cheerleading effort by the international press in furtherance of the New Zealand government’s gun confiscation plans is enough to make any journalist with even a shred of objectivity blush. Worse, some outlets have ...

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.  

Utah: Self-Defense Bill Heads to the Governor’s Desk as Multiple Gun Control Bills Fail at the End of Session

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Utah: Self-Defense Bill Heads to the Governor’s Desk as Multiple Gun Control Bills Fail at the End of Session

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