Tag Archives: assault weapons

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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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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Man With AK-47 Arrested In Times Square Subway

The New York Post reports: An Ohio man was busted with an AK-47 assault rifle and a gas mask inside a Times Square subway station Friday afternoon, law enforcement sources said. The 18-year-old, whose identity was not immediately released, was taken into custody without incident around 12:30 p.m. on the mezzanine level of the subway station off the A, C …

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Florida Parents Raffle Assault Rifle For HS Graduation

Orlando’s NBC News affiliate reports: The raffling of an assault rifle to raise money for a Central Florida high school’s graduation event is raising concern from some people and support from others. Flyers for the raffle have been spread on campus and made their way online. Brevard County School District officials said a message was sent home to parents to …

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Graham: I Own An AR-15 Because Of “Gangs” [VIDEO]

“I would challenge him [Chuck Schumer] to bring the assault weapons ban to the floor of the United States Senate. It won’t get 50 votes, much less 60. I own an AR-15. If there’s a natural disaster in South Carolina where the cops can’t protect my neighborhood, my house will be the last ones that the gangs will come to …

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QAnon Rep Removes Assault Weapons From Shelves Before Interview On Mass Shooting In Her Home State

Raw Story reports: Sharp-eyed critics of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) noticed a none-too-subtle change in her decor on Tuesday night after she posted an interview she did with Newsmax on the mass shooting in her state on Monday. In a previous question and answer Zoom session she did weeks ago, she had a full display of her personal armory haphazardly …

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Murdoch’s New York Post Backs Biden On Gun Control

From the editorial board of the New York Post: President Joe Biden called Tuesday for Congress to move immediately to “ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.” It’s a start, though he’ll have to reach across party lines for real this time, since some Democrats are as anti-gun-control as the bulk of today’s GOP. The New York Post does not see …

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Boulder Shooter Bought Gun Four Days After The NRA Celebrated Overturn Of Local Ban On Assault Weapons

The Denver Post reports: The suspected gunman, identified Tuesday, surrendered to police after being shot in the leg. The 21-year-old from Arvada wore a tactical vest and carried a handgun and a long gun — a Ruger AR-556 — that he had purchased six days earlier, according to his arrest warrant affidavit, which was released Tuesday. He did not answer …

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Biden Renews Call For Banning Assault Weapons

USA Today reports: President Joe Biden called on Congress to “immediately pass” legislation that would close loopholes in gun background checks and ban the purchase of assault weapons in his first remarks Tuesday after a mass shooting at a grocery store in Boulder, Colorado, killed 10 people. “I don’t need to wait another minute, let alone an hour, to take …

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Canada Bans Assault Weapons After Latest Mass Killing

The Guardian reports: Canada has banned assault-style weapons following the murder of 22 people in the worst mass shooting in the country’s history, Justin Trudeau announced on Friday. “These weapons were designed for one purpose and one purpose only: to kill the largest number of people in the shortest amount of time. There is no use and no place for …

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Ex-Judge Guilty Of Buying AR-15 For Nazi Boyfriend

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports: A retired federal administrative law judge from Mercer County pleaded guilty Friday to a charge of buying an assault rifle for his boyfriend, a North Side felon described by the FBI as obsessed with Nazis and mass shootings. Karl Alexander, 78, who splits his time between Pittsburgh and Grove City, admitted to lying on a federal …

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VIRGINIA: Assault Weapons Ban Dies In State Senate

The Washington Post reports: A Virginia Senate committee killed a bill on Monday that would have banned the sale of assault-style weapons and possession of high-capacity magazines, handing gun-rights activists a rare win in a Capitol that Democrats won last year on the promise of sweeping gun control. Gov. Ralph Northam (D) backed the legislation, part of a package of …

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Virginia House Passes Assault Weapons Ban [VIDEO]

The Associated Press reports: A highly-contested bill that would make it a crime to own an assault weapon in Virginia passed the House of Delegates on Tuesday by a slim margin. House Bill 961 made it past the House with a vote of 51-48. The bill expands the definition of an assault weapon and bans anyone from possessing, purchasing or …

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FLORIDA: Republican Reps Declare Porn To Be Health Risk After Refusing To Discuss Ban On Assault Weapons

The Washington Post reports: The Florida House of Representatives was in session on Tuesday considering several issues. These included a motion to debate a bill banning the sale of assault weapons in the aftermath of the mass shooting that killed 17 people last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., and a resolution declaring pornography a public …

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Pat Robertson Calls For Assault Weapons Ban [VIDEO]

“Ladies and gentlemen, I am a gun owner, I have hunted, I have shot skeet, I have gotten awards when I was in the Marine Corps for shooting. I’ve got no opposition whatsoever to shooting, but for heaven’s sakes, I don’t think that the general population needs to have automatic weapons. It just doesn’t have to have Russian-built or Chinese-built …

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NRA Praises Heroic Dallas Officers, Continues To Help Flood Nation With Millions Of Assault Weapons

“On behalf of the more than five million members of the National Rifle Association, and especially on behalf of our members from the law enforcement community, I want to express the deep anguish all of us feel for the heroic Dallas law enforcement officers who were killed and wounded, as well as to those who so bravely ran toward danger …

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House Speaker Paul Ryan Laments Dallas Attack

But don’t expect actual action on the wide availability of assault weapons. Here’s the transcript of the video below: “A few perpetrators of evil do not speak for us. They do not control us. The blame lies with the people who committed these vicious acts and no one else. And as the President rightfully said, justice will be done. We …

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CLEVELAND: RNC Bans Squirt Guns Outside GOP Convention But Real Guns Are Allowed Under Ohio Law

From the New York Daily News: That’s some watered-down logic. Protesters flooding the streets outside the Republican National Convention in Cleveland won’t be allowed to come with Super Soakers — but they’ll be able to bring a loaded firearm. Strict RNC rules call for a ban on soda cans, glass bottles, tennis balls, umbrellas with metal tips and “any projectile …

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Sandy Rios: We Can’t Ban AR-15s Because Trump Fans Need Them To Protect Against Protesters [AUDIO]

Right Wing Watch reports: American Family Association official Sandy Rios discussed the need for AR-15s to remain legal on her radio show on Monday, saying that Donald Trump supporters could have used AR-15s to protect themselves from violent protesters at a receny rally in San Jose, California. “The semi-automatic AR-15, which is routinely confused as being a machine gun or …

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WHAT MASSACRE? Senate Rejects Democratic Bill Banning Sale Of Guns To Suspected Terrorists

From the Associated Press: A divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando’s mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them in gridlock anyway — even over restricting firearms for terrorists. In largely party-line votes, senators rejected one proposal from each side to keep extremists from acquiring guns …

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