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Vermont: Anti-Gun Bills Gaining Steam in Montpelier

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Vermont: Anti-Gun Bills Gaining Steam in Montpelier

Anti-gun lawmakers are moving aggressively to pass a series of gun bills before the March 2nd “crossover” date.  That is the critical deadline when a bill must pass committee in its house of origin.  S.6 failed to move last year and had been stalled this session after gun owners turned out in large numbers to protest at a Senate Judiciary hearing last month.

However, despite the overwhelming opposition, anti-gun lawmakers are desperately trying to rekindle their efforts.  S.6 by Sen. Phil Baruth would require mandatory background checks on all private transactions.  These “universalbackground checks are far from universal as criminals do not submit to background checks.  The vast majority of criminals simply acquire their guns on the black market.  This bill is nothing more than an attack on law-abiding gun ownership.   Gun owners would be forced to pay for these costly checks.   The bill is also largely unenforceable. 

H.422 by Maxine Grad passed the House narrowly last session but stalled on the Senate side.  Again, anti-gun lawmakers are trying to revive this bill which is being sold as “domestic violence” legislation.  We are all horrified by domestic violence and support harsh penalties for convicted violent abusers.  However, this bill goes well beyond that and would lead to the confiscation of firearms with little or no due process.  It applies to restraining orders where there has been an accusation but no finding of guilt. 

Please contact your Representatives and Senators and ask them to oppose any new gun control.  Vermont is annually one of the safest states in the country.  The state’s current gun laws are working, and this is an out-of-state agenda being driven as a solution in search of a problem which does not exist in Vermont.  Again, your help is urgently needed, and it is imperative that you contact you legislators immediately.

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Federal Court Upholds Decision to Block California’s Magazine Ban

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit issued a ruling in the case of Duncan v. Becerra on Tuesday upholding a lower court’s decision to suspend enforcement of California’s restriction on the possession of magazines ...

Washington: Seattle City Council Passes Ordinance Making Firearms Unavailable for Self-Defense

Monday, July 16, 2018

Washington: Seattle City Council Passes Ordinance Making Firearms Unavailable for Self-Defense

On July 9th, the Seattle City Council passed a mandatory firearm storage ordinance to restrict the self-defense rights of Seattle residents.  The ordinance, if signed by Mayor Jenny Durkan, will impose a one-size-fits-all method of storing firearms as ...

Anti-gun Efforts to Expand U.N. Regulations to Ammunition Continue

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Friday, July 6, 2018

Anti-gun Efforts to Expand U.N. Regulations to Ammunition Continue

Shortly before 4:00am last Saturday morning, the two week long Third Review Conference (RevCon3) on the Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All ...

Federal Appellate Court Upholds Decision to Block California’s Magazine Surrender Requirement

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Federal Appellate Court Upholds Decision to Block California’s Magazine Surrender Requirement

Last summer, we reported on the welcome news that a federal court had blocked California’s plan to require owners of “large capacity” magazines to surrender or otherwise rid themselves of their formerly-lawful property. As the judge in ...

Justice Scalia Made Clear the Second Amendment and Heller Prohibit “Assault Weapon” Bans

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Justice Scalia Made Clear the Second Amendment and Heller Prohibit “Assault Weapon” Bans

On July 9, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) offered the following ham-handed statement in an attempted attack on President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court nominee, D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Brett Kavanaugh is a true Second Amendment radical. ...

Illinois: Governor Signs Two Gun Control Bills

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Illinois: Governor Signs Two Gun Control Bills

On July 17th, Governor Bruce Rauner signed House Bill 2354 and Senate Bill 3256 into law.

Anti-gun Propaganda Infiltrates History Channel’s Navy SEAL Drama “Six”

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Anti-gun Propaganda Infiltrates History Channel’s Navy SEAL Drama “Six”

With shows like “Tales of the Gun” and “Mail Call” with R. Lee Ermey, the History Channel has often served as a place where gun owners can enjoy entertainment free from the anti-gun political messaging ...

Washington: NRA and SAF File Lawsuit Against City of Seattle

Friday, July 20, 2018

Washington: NRA and SAF File Lawsuit Against City of Seattle

On Friday, July 20th, the NRA and the Second Amendment Foundation filed a lawsuit against the City of Seattle, Mayor Jenny Durkan, and others, to invalidate the mandatory firearm storage ordinance that was recently passed by ...

Moms Demand Action Reportedly Told Candidate Not to Talk about Support for Gun Ban

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Moms Demand Action Reportedly Told Candidate Not to Talk about Support for Gun Ban

Another chapter in the lengthy tale of gun control duplicity was written last week. On July 10, The Washington Free Beacon published a report of a video of Democratic nominee for New York’s rural upstate 21st congressional district Tedra ...

California: Federal Court Upholds Decision to Block California’s Magazine Ban

Thursday, July 19, 2018

California: Federal Court Upholds Decision to Block California’s Magazine Ban

A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit issued a ruling in the case of Duncan v. Becerra on Tuesday upholding a lower court’s decision to suspend enforcement of California’s restriction on the possession of magazines ...

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