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Obama Administration Bans Import of Popular Russian Firearms

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 05:00
The Treasury Department has used authority delegated to it by the president, under Executive Order 13661, to sanction Russian gun maker Kalashnikov Concern (formerly Izhmash). In the United States, the manufacturer is best known for its popular Saiga rifles and shotguns. While ostensibly a measure to curb aggression by the Russian Federation, the move bars from importation firearms that gun control supporters have long sought to ban.
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California Will Allow Family Members to Seek Seizure of Guns

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:00
California will be the first state in the country to allow private citizens to ask a court to seize guns from family members who they believe pose a threat to themselves or the public, under a measure signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday.
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Pennsylvania could give the NRA the right to sue cities

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:00
Cities in Pennsylvania may have to think carefully before passing ordinances relating to guns and gun control in future years: Doing so could land them in legal trouble with the National Rifle Association.
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Gun rights a flashpoint in Louisiana Senate race

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:00
Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu is trying to defend her record on gun rights, seeking to rebut sharp criticism from the National Rifle Association in a state where the right to bear arms is given special constitutional protection.  Landrieu was recently endorsed by former NY City mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun contol group.
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Bloomberg gun control group enters Oregon governor and state Senate races

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:00
Everytown for Gun Safety -- the gun control group funded by billionaire Michael Bloomberg -- is running ads in favor of Democratic Gov. John Kitzhaber and attempting to unseat state Sen. Bruce Starr, R-Hillsboro.
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Second Amendment Vs. Islamic State In Oklahoma

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:00
The Islamic State's call for "lone wolf" attacks on Western infidels might have met its match in the Second Amendment, as an armed man saves lives by shooting a jihadist wannabe bent on heeding that call.
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Pennsylvania could give the NRA the right to sue cities

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 19:00
Cities in Pennsylvania may have to think carefully before passing ordinances relating to guns and gun control in future years: Doing so could land them in legal trouble with the National Rifle Association.
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Virginia: Virginia Beach City Council Draft 2015 Legislative Agenda to Include Anti-Gun Legislation Recommendation

Tue, 09/30/2014 - 09:55
At their October 21 meeting, the Virginia Beach City Council is expected to consider and may vote to include recommendations to the Virginia General Assembly that they pass legislation in 2015 requiring victims of crime to report lost or stolen firearms within 48 hours of discovery of the loss or crime.
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Armed mother defends home from intruder, WKMG, Orlando, Fla. 09/26/14

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:00
Lizette Rosario was inside her home in Orange County, Fla. when her son alerted her to an attempted break-in. Rosario retrieved a 9mm pistol and went to confront the intruder, who fled behind a shed in the yard. With the help of her son, Rosario was able to hold the man until police could arrive.
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California: Three More Anti-Gun Bills Signed into Law Today and One Anti-Gun Bill Vetoed

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:00
On the final day of Governor Jerry Brown’s deadline to act on pending legislation, he signed into law three more anti-gun bills and vetoed one anti-gun bill.
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NRA launches new round of anti-Bloomberg ads

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:00
The advertising war over gun control is about to escalate.On Tuesday, the National Rifle Association will begin airing an emotional, 30-second commercial featuring a Colorado crime victim who had been assaulted in her apartment by a stranger. In the ad, Kimberly Weeks said she once had been afraid of owning a gun. That changed, she said, after enduring two hours of "evil" at the hands of her assailant.
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Colorado's Second Amendment wildfire

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:00
Last year, in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings in Connecticut, the Obama administration and then-New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg worked to put together a "coalition of the willing" to join them in a war on the Second Amendment and hit upon Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper as a likely recruit.
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Data divulges racial disparity in Chicago’s issuance of gun permits

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:00
In Chicago's South Side earlier this month, a 16-year-old boy was shot dead, the seventh person killed this year in the West Garfield Park neighborhood.The boy was able to give his name and reportedly pleaded with the responding police officers, "Please don't let me die."If you live in 60624, the ZIP code where the shooting took place, you don't expect your streets to be safe. In the last 30 days, that neighborhood has recorded more homicides, robberies, assaults, thefts and narcotics charges combined than any other ZIP code in Cook County when measured on a per capita basis. Its population is 98 percent black and averages a median income just above the poverty line.It also is one of the ZIP codes that registers the fewest active concealed carry firearms permits per capita in the county, according to concealed carry numbers obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by The Washington Times.
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New Jersey: Jersey City to only buy guns from 'socially responsible' manufacturer, officials say

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:00
A Pennsauken-based weapons and ammunition supply company is set to win a $500,000 contract to provide firearms and ammo to Jersey City police under new rules that Mayor Steve Fulop has said will help "shape the dialogue" on gun control nationwide.
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Changes to New Hampshire’s concealed carry license application trigger concern from gun rights activists

Mon, 09/29/2014 - 19:00
The Department of Safety is reissuing the state’s concealed carry gun license application for the second time in two months after complaints from gun rights activists prompted the department to withdraw some of the changes it made to the form this summer.
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California: One More Day to Urge Governor Brown to Veto Anti-Gun Bills

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 19:00
Governor Brown has until tomorrow, Tuesday, September 30 to sign or VETO four anti-gun bills.  Please call, e-mail and fax the Governor today and tomorrow respectfully urging him to VETO the four pending anti-gun bills below.  He can be reached at (916) 445-2841, by e-mail here (https://govnews.ca.gov/gov39mail/mail.php).
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Will jihad-style attack boost 'bring gun to work' laws?

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 19:00
Vaughan Foods Chief Operating Officer Mark Vaughan, a reserve sheriff's deputy, used his personal handgun that he brings to work to stop a beheading attack by recently converted Muslim Alton Nolen on Friday in Oklahoma.
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A prosecutor’s war on a mom

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 19:00
Apparently NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell isn’t the only official involved in the Ray Rice saga who’s reversed course.Jim McClain, chief prosecutor for New Jersey’s Atlantic County, has now done a full 180 in a case in which he tried to throw the book at a young, single working mother.
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New Jersey prosecutor fumbles justice

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 19:00
Justice isn’t always blind, and prosecutors are sometimes so dazzled by a high-profile defendant they lose sight of their responsibility to lock up a menace to society and cut a break to someone who makes an honest mistake.
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Obama's UN speech reveals why Arms Trade Treaty is so dangerous

Sun, 09/28/2014 - 19:00
Addressing the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, President Obama said that all nations “must meet our responsibility to observe and enforce international norms.” What he meant by that wasn’t exactly clear, starting with what those norms are, and who gets to define them. But that kind of thinking on the president’s part is precisely why the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is so bad for the United States.
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