Guns

California Bill Would Require Parents To Disclose If They Have Guns At Home As Well As How They Are Stored

Courthouse News reports: A newly proposed California bill would require parents of public and charter schools students to disclose whether any guns are kept at their homes as well as how they are stored. State Senator Anthony Portantino, a Democrat, introduced the bill that he said prioritizes student safety by increasing available information on gun access and safe at-home storage …

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Wisconsin GOP Bill Lowers Concealed Carry Age To 18

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: Assembly Republicans approved legislation that would lower the age to carry a concealed weapon from 21 to 18, allow guns to be carried in more churches and make it easier to bring loaded weapons onto school grounds. Republicans said the bills were meant to protect the Second Amendment rights of Wisconsinites. “If you’re old enough to …

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Florida GOP Senate Leader Backs Open Carry Bill

Florida Politics reports: Senate President Wilton Simpson says he would support removing laws requiring a concealed-weapons permit to carry a gun if it comes to a vote. Simpson’s made the comment to reporters Wednesday after conservatives at the Republican Liberty Caucus said they met with the Senate President. The group has been among a cohort of pro-gun rights organizations pushing …

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PA Teenagers Arrested In Alleged School Shooting Plot

Johnstown’s ABC News affiliate reports: Authorities have provided new details about the investigation into the Westmont Hilltop High School trespassing incident, which they are now calling an alleged school shooting plot. Investigators say as a result of subsequent search warrants, a total of five AR-15 style firearms, a rifle, a shotgun and additional ammunition were seized from the home of …

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Newsom: I’ll Copy TX Abortion Law, But For Guns

The Los Angeles Times reports: After the U.S. Supreme Court declined to block a Texas state law that bans most abortions there, Gov. Gavin Newsom said he’ll push for a new California law that deters the manufacture and sale of assault rifles in the state. “If states can now shield their laws from review by the federal courts that compare …

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Court: Gunmakers Immune In Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Courthouse News reports: The Nevada Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that state law grants immunity to gun makers and sellers from lawsuits pertaining to the 2017 mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert. The court ruled the text of the law and the legislative history shield the gun companies from most liability, even if the guns at issue are proven …

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Gunmaker Seeks Report Cards Of Sandy Hook Victims

Vice News reports: Gun company Remington has subpoenaed the report cards, attendance records, and disciplinary records of five kindergarten and first grade students murdered in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, according to new court filings in a civil lawsuit filed against the company. In addition, Remington subpoenaed employment records of four teachers who were killed in the shooting, in …

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NC Republicans Push Through Gun Permit Repeal

The Associated Press reports: North Carolina Republicans completed a push Wednesday to eliminate the state’s long-held requirement that a handgun buyer obtain a permit from the local sheriff. But the repeal is likely to get vetoed by Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper, who supports more gun-access restrictions. The Senate voted 27-20 along party lines to approve a House bill that would …

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OR Man With Arsenal Admits Planning Mass Shooting, Was Banned From Owning Guns Due To Mental Illness

Medford, Oregon’s ABC News affiliate reports: The Medford Police Department says that a custodian at South Medford High School had made significant steps toward carrying out a mass shooting before he sought help several weeks ago. On July 20, 24-year-old Kristopher Clay came into the Medford Police Department lobby and requested to speak with an officer. MPD said that Clay …

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Mexico To Sue Multiple US-Based Gun Manufacturers

The Washington Post reports: The Mexican government said Wednesday it plans to file legal action against several major U.S.-based gun manufacturers, alleging that lax controls contribute to the illegal flow of weapons over the border, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post. The unusual suit is expected to be filed in U.S. federal court in Boston, since some of …

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“Chaotic Scene” As Three Shot Outside MLB Stadium

Washington’s NBC News affiliate reports: Three people were shot and wounded outside Nationals Park during a game between the Nats and the San Diego Padres on Saturday night, sending fans scrambling for safety and prompting the suspension of the game. The gunshots caused panic among fans inside the stadium, some of whom ducked for cover, hiding underneath tables and behind …

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Schumer: Investigate The NRA For Bankruptcy Fraud

The New York Daily News reports: The National Rifle Association may have committed fraud by trying to declare bankruptcy earlier this year, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Sunday, pointing to the gun group’s heavy spending on advertisements. The NRA’s attempt to declare bankruptcy was dismissed in May by a federal judge in Texas who said it was a …

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Cuomo Declares Gun Violence “State Of Emergency”

Gothamist reports: New York will declare a gun violence “state of emergency” as part of a new initiative aimed at addressing the surge in shootings that has accompanied the pandemic. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the “first-in-the-nation” executive order during a speech at John Jay College on Tuesday, laying out a new seven-point state strategy “to do with gun violence what …

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Louisiana Gov Vetoes Permitless Concealed Carry Bill

A furious press release from the NRA’s lobbying arm: In the waning hours of last night, the final day to sign Louisiana’s Constitutional Carry Legislation into law, John Bel Edwards decided to listen to the anti-gun minority in the Sportsman’s Paradise, and veto Senate Bill 118. Despite the thousands of emails, calls, and texts coming from NRA Members and Second …

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Court Blocks Overturn Of CA’s Assault Weapons Ban

The Los Angeles Times reports: A federal appeals court decided Monday to put on hold a judge’s decision to overturn California’s 30-year-old ban on assault weapons, but the legal fight could continue for months and may be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court. In a brief order, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a …

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Texas Gov Signs Permitless Open Carry Bill Into Law

The Texas Tribune reports: Texans can carry handguns without a license or training starting Sept. 1, after Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday signed the permitless carry bill into law. House Bill 1927 eliminates the requirement for Texas residents to obtain a license to carry handguns if they’re not prohibited by state or federal law from possessing a gun. The signing …

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Missouri Gov To Sign Bill “Nullifying” Federal Gun Laws

The Kansas City Star reports: Missouri police will be barred from enforcing federal gun laws that regulate weapons registration, tracking and possession of firearms by some domestic violence offenders under a bill Gov. Mike Parson, a former sheriff, announced Thursday he will sign into law. Passage of the “Second Amendment Preservation Act” represents a victory for conservatives who have pushed …

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Christian Group: Boycott Leftist Dick’s Sporting Goods

From the “Christian consumer” outfit 2nd Vote: Although Dick’s Sporting Goods used to be a beloved outlet for all your sporting needs, recent years have seen the company take a hard left turn. Despite giving moderate donations to The Salvation Army, their activism primarily leans toward liberal philanthropy. The most troubling of which is their stance on the 2nd Amendment; …

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NRA Withdraws Federal Suit Against New York AG

CNN reports: The National Rifle Association has withdrawn its federal lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James, where it alleges she violated the organization’s constitutional right and asks for a jury to determine it’s been operating lawfully in the state. The NRA says in a statement that it “voluntarily” withdrew this suit “in favor of pursuing the same claims …

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Federal Judge Overturns CA’s Ban On Assault Weapons

The New York Times reports: A federal judge in California on Friday overturned the state’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons, which he called a “failed experiment,” prompting a sharp retort from the state’s governor. California prohibited the sale of assault weapons in 1989. The law was challenged in a suit filed in 2019 against the state’s attorney general by plaintiffs …

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