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NRA Sues New York State For Closing Gun Shops

The New York Post reports: New York is trampling on Second Amendment rights by shuttering gun stores during the coronavirus pandemic, the National Rifle Association says in a new lawsuit. Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s decision to label gun shops “non-essential” businesses has made it virtually impossible for New Yorkers to legally buy a firearm in the state, the gun-rights argued in …

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2M Gun Sales In March, Most Since Obama’s Reelection

The New York Times reports: Americans bought about two million guns in March, according to a New York Times analysis of federal data. It was the second-busiest month ever for gun sales, trailing only January 2013, just after President Barack Obama’s re-election and the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. With some people fearful that the pandemic could lead …

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DHS Adds Gunmakers To List Of “Critical” Industries

The New York Post reports: The Trump administration has added the firearms industry — gun shops included — to a federal list of critical infrastructure during the ongoing coronavirus emergency. The new language, added Saturday to the website of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, now deems as critical “Workers supporting the operation of firearm or ammunition product manufacturers, retailers, …

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TEXAS: Babysitter Shoots Child During Gun Selfie

ABC News reports: A 19-year-old was taking a video of herself with a gun when she allegedly shot her 10-year-old nephew by accident, according to Texas authorities. Caitlyn Smith, 19, has been arrested as her nephew recovers, Deputy Thomas Gilliland, spokesman with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, told ABC News on Thursday. She recorded herself holding the gun, and then …

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11 Year-Old Brings Loaded AR-15 To Gun Hearing

The Associated Press reports: An 11-year-old girl toting a loaded AR-15 assault weapon appeared Monday at a legislative hearing with her grandfather, who is supporting a proposal that would allow visitors to Idaho who can legally possess firearms to carry a concealed handgun within city limits. Charles Nielsen addressed the committee that voted to send the legislation to the full …

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Sandy Hook Parents Win New Battle Against Gunmaker, Can Examine Shooter’s Computer For Their Marketing

Courthouse News reports: The families of those killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting can access the shooter’s computer, part of a deal that won court approval in their suit against gunmaker Remington. Donna Soto, whose daughter was one of the teachers killed attempting to shield her first-grade students from gunman Adam Lanza, is the lead plaintiff in the …

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A Handful Of Gays Attended Virginia Gun Rally Which Daily Wire Proclaims As “LGBTs Showing Up In Force”

From Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire: The leftist American mainstream media tried to cast Monday’s pro-Second Amendment rally in Richmond, Virginia, as a white supremacist event that only extremists were planning on attending. It turned out that entire narrative was widely false. There were approximately 22,000 pro-freedom activists that showed up; the event concluded with no reported incidents occurring and only …

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VA Supreme Court Upholds Ban On Guns At Gun Rally

Roanoke’s CBS News affiliate reports: The Supreme Court of Virginia denied the petition by plaintiffs seeking to overturn Gov. Ralph Northam’s firearms ban at Capitol Square, Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring’s office announced Friday evening. This comes after Herring filed a brief with the Supreme Court of Virginia Friday in response to an appeal made to that court by plaintiffs …

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Proposal Fireworks Spawn Panic At NJ Movie Theater

The Hill reports: A New Jersey man helping a friend with a marriage proposal faces criminal charges after he lit fireworks that were mistaken for gunfire, causing panic among patrons at a movie theater on Wednesday night. Nathan Sanders “lit off the fireworks while a friend was proposing marriage” inside a ClimbZone climbing facility adjacent to the Xscape Theater in …

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Texas Church Shooter Identified, Motive Unknown

NBC News Dallas reports: The man who fatally shot two people at a White Settlement Church on Sunday before being killed by church security has been identified as a 43-year-old Keith Thomas Kinnunen, a River Oaks man with a criminal record, according to two law enforcement sources. Kinnunen is believed to have been wearing a disguise, including a fake beard, …

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TEXAS: Video Released From Fatal Church Shooting

Mediaite reports: CNN aired footage on Monday morning from the moment when the gunman behind the West Freeway Church of Christ shooting pulled out his weapon and started attacking service attendees. Two victims were killed in the attack outside of Fort Worth, TX on Sunday, and the gunman also died from return fire from the parishioners. The violence was captured …

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Police: California High School Shooter In Custody

NBC News reports: Multiple people were injured, at least two of them critically, in a shooting at a Southern California high school on Thursday morning, officials said. About an hour and a half after the shooting was reported at about 8 a.m. at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, sources said the suspect was dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. …

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BREAKING: Mass Shooting At California High School

NBC News Los Angeles reports: Authorities are responding to a report of a shooting at a high school in Santa Clarita. Police and firefighters responded to Saugus High School, about 40 miles north of Los Angeles. At least six people were shot, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Details about the victims’ conditions were not immediately available. It …

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Teenage Owner Of AK-47 Arrested For Terror Threat

The Washington Post reports: Alexis Wilson was working an afternoon shift at the local Pizza Inn in McAlester, Okla., on Sunday, when she pulled a co-worker aside to boast about her new gun. The slight 18-year-old with large brown eyes clutched her iPhone and pressed play on a video of her shooting a newly purchased AK-47, according to an incident …

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NASCAR Rejects Gun Ads For Its Souvenir Programs

CNN reports: NASCAR rejected advertisements for its souvenir programs from multiple firearms companies earlier this summer as part of what is being seen as a “gradual shift” in its position on guns. The move may be another example of how major companies are adjusting as the nation grapples with guns in America. NASCAR’S apparent shift stunned gun enthusiasts who said …

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POLL: 60% Fear Mass Shooting In Own Community

From a new ABC/Washington Post poll: With six in 10 worried about a mass shooting in their own community, Americans by a 17-point margin express confidence that stricter gun control laws would reduce such incidents, and even more widely endorse improved mental health monitoring and treatment to that end. Two measures, specifically, remain overwhelmingly popular: 89% in this ABC News/Washington …

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CVS And Wegmans Join Retail Ban On Open Carry

CNN reports: Five retailers have announced this week that they will start asking customers not to openly carry guns into their stores in states where open carry is legal. The moves represent a major shift in the way retailers are positioning themselves in the gun debate. Walgreens, CVS, and Wegmans announced the new policy Thursday afternoon, following announcements from Walmart …

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Kroger Mirrors Walmart Move: No More Open Carry

Reuters reports: U.S. grocer Kroger has begun asking customers to stop openly carrying firearms in stores, a change in policy, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday. Kroger previously had followed local and state laws on the matter, she said. “Kroger is respectfully asking that customers no longer openly carry firearms into our stores, other than authorized law enforcement officers,” Jessica Adelman, …

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Walmart To Stop Selling Ammo For Assault Rifles And Handguns, Will No Longer Allow Open Carry In Stores

The New York Times reports: In response to the shooting in its El Paso store last month that killed 22 people, Walmart said Tuesday that it would stop selling certain types of ammunition that are commonly used by hunters but can also be used in military assault rifles. The nation’s largest retailer made the announcement after weeks of discussion about …

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US Open Player Fined $10K For “Shooting Gesture”

EPSN reports: American doubles star Mike Bryan was fined $10,000 on Sunday for making a shooting gesture with his racket, aimed at a linesperson, during a US Open match at Flushing Meadows on Saturday night. Bryan turned his racket upside down and held it as if he was holding a gun, in the direction of the official who had made …

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