Guns

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CNN reports: The National Rifle Association has withdrawn its federal lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James, where it alleges she violated the organization’s constitutional right and asks for a jury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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San Jose Gunman Was Detained By Border Patrol In 2016, Had Books On Terrorism, Notes About Workplace

The Wall Street Journal reports: U.S. Customs officers previously detained the man who killed nine people in San Jose, Calif., Wednesday and found that he professed a hatred of his workplace where the shooting occurred, according to a Department of Homeland Security memo. The shooter, Samuel James Cassidy, possessed “books about terrorism and fear and manifestos…as well as a black …

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San Jose Shooter Had Talked Of Workplace Attacks

The Associated Press reports: An employee who gunned down eight people at a California rail yard and then killed himself as law enforcement rushed in had talked about killing people at work more than a decade ago, his ex-wife said. “I never believed him, and it never happened. Until now,” a tearful Cecilia Nelms told The Associated Press on Wednesday …

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Texas Approves Permitless Open Carry, Gov To Sign

The Texas Tribune reports: A measure long sought by conservative activists allowing Texans to carry handguns without a license is on the cusp of becoming law after the Texas Senate approved a compromise on the bill Monday, sending it to Gov. Greg Abbott. Abbott has said he would sign the permitless carry proposal into law. “We should have ‘constitutional carry’ …

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Maine 2-Year-Old Shoots Parents, Father Arrested

Portland, Maine’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office says a West Bath man has been arrested after being shot by a 2-year-old. Investigators say the 2-year-old child found a Glock 9mm on a nightstand and fired it in his parents’ bedroom while they were asleep Wednesday morning. The boy’s 22-year-old mother was hit in the leg and …

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Putin Orders Gun Control Regs After School Shooting

Axios reports: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered the Russian Federal Service of National Guard Troops to start working on new gun regulations following a school shooting that left at least eight people dead, according to the Kremlin. Driving the news: A gunman on Tuesday morning attacked a school in the city of Kazan and killed seven students and …

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Florida Governor Signs Ban On Local Gun Regulations

Miami’s CBS News affiliate reports: Amid a legal battle that could be decided by the Florida Supreme Court, Gov. Ron DeSantis has signed a measure that will ratchet up a ban on local gun regulations. DeSantis signed the bill (SB 1884) after the Republican-controlled Legislature passed it in party-line votes late last month. The bill, which will take effect July …

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Major Setback For NRA In Bid To Declare Bankruptcy

The Washington Post reports: A U.S. bankruptcy administrator asked a federal judge Monday to dismiss the National Rifle Association’s efforts to declare bankruptcy or appoint a trustee or examiner to oversee the gun rights organization — a setback for the group at the close of a federal court hearing to consider its petition. The recommendation bolstered the arguments of New …

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US Sees Record Gun Sales Amid Many Mass Shootings

NPR reports: First time gun owners, young and old from across the country, are helping to push record levels of gun sales for what looks like the second year in a row. Gun sellers across the country said the pandemic and civil unrest over the last year has pushed customers to feel they must take control of their family’s protection. …

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SCOTUS To Hear Challenge To NY Concealed Carry Law

USA Today reports: The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a challenge to New York’s gun licensing requirements that could expand protections for carrying concealed weapons in public, putting a major Second Amendment dispute on the docket for the first time in years. The nation’s highest court overruled handgun bans in Washington and Chicago in 2008 and 2010 in two …

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Indianapolis FedEx Shooter Legally Bought Two Assault Weapons Months After Local Police Seized His Shotgun

The New York Times reports: Brandon Hole, the 19-year-old man who the police say fatally shot eight people at a FedEx facility on Thursday night, legally purchased two semiautomatic rifles he used in the attack just a few months after the police seized a shotgun from him, the chief of the Indianapolis Police Department said on Saturday. In March 2020, …

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Indianapolis Shooter Was Interviewed By FBI Last Year

The Indianapolis Star reports: Brandon Scott Hole’s mother told law enforcement that he might try to commit “suicide by cop” in March 2020, according to FBI Indianapolis Special Agent in Charge Paul Keenan. Authorities seized a shotgun from his home and the FBI interviewed him in April 2020, Keenan said. “The suspect was placed on an immediate detention mental health …

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Police ID Indiana FedEx Shooter As 19-Year-Old Male

The Associated Press reports: Police scoured a Fedex facility in Indianapolis and searched the suspected gunman’s home Friday looking for a motive for the latest mass shooting to rock the U.S., as family members of the eight victims spent agonizing hours awaiting word on their loved ones. The shooter was identified as 19-year-old Brandon Scott Hole of Indiana, two law …

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Texas Advances Bill Allowing Permitless Open Carry

The Texas Tribune reports: The Texas House on Thursday gave an initial OK to a bill that would allow handguns to be carried without a permit, marking a win for gun rights activists who have for years pushed the measure at the Legislature but a blow to El Paso Democrats who have been fighting for gun safety measures since the …

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Tennessee Gov Signs Permitless Open Carry Into Law

The Tennessean reports: Tennessee is officially one of 19 states where permitless gun carry will be the law. Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday signed a bill allowing most adults to carry a handgun without a permit, an effort that was at the top of his legislative agenda for the year. The law takes effect July 1. It allows people 21 …

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