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CNN's Don Lemon says automatic weapons are easy to get

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:00
Fans of the Second Amendment have been chiding CNN’s Don Lemon for his comments about the sorts of guns you can legally buy in this country. They’ve said Lemon was confused, and his exchange with conservative radio host Ben Ferguson on Aug. 20, 2014, was embarrassing.
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California: Anyone convicted of domestic violence can draw permanent gun ban

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:00
Anyone convicted of domestic violence in California will be permanently barred from possessing a gun even if no physical injury was inflicted, a state appeals court has ruled.
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California Senate passes gun restraining order

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:00
The legislation would make California the first state to let family members and law enforcement officers ask a judge to issue temporary restraining orders preventing people from possessing a firearm when a person poses a threat.
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USC students use empty holsters to demand more protection from school

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:00
Jacob Smith carries an empty gun holster around the University of South Carolina's campus as a political statement and he's not alone.
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Heroes of the right of self-defense

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:00
Most Law and Liberty readers are probably familiar with Otis McDonald, lead plaintiff in the landmark case of McDonald v. Chicago. After D.C. v. Heller (2008), the McDonald case affirmed in 2010 that the right to arms must be respected by state governments. McDonald rested on the idea of substantive due process, though many hoped the Supreme Court would use it to revive the Fourteenth Amendment’s privileges or immunities clause, which was gutted by the Slaughterhouse Cases in 1873.
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Study: “Assault Weapon” and CCW Restrictions Associated With Higher Murder Rates

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:00
In a new study, Mark Gius, of Quinnipiac University’s Department of Economics, has found that between 1980 and 2009, “states with more restrictive CCW laws had gun-related murder rates that were 10% higher” than those of other states. Gius also concluded that state “murder rates were 19.3% higher when the Federal [‘assault weapon’ and ‘large’ magazine] ban was in effect.” Gius says that more research is needed to determine whether these gun control laws contributed to, or merely coincided with, higher rates of crime.
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World War II veteran stops armed robber, The Palm Beach Post, Palm Beach, Fla. 08/25/14

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:00
89-Year-old Arthur Lewis was working at his store, the Jewelry Exchange, in Palm Beach County, Fla. when a man entered the shop and pretended to need his watch fixed. The man then drew a gun and attempted to rob Lewis. Lewis responded to the threat by grasping the criminal’s firearm and drawing a pistol. After a physical altercation, Lewis shot the robber, which prompted the thief to flee. Police caught up with the robber when his getaway driver sought police assistance for the wounded criminal. The armed robber targeted the wrong person. Lewis is a veteran of World War II, and previously defended himself against an attempted armed robbery in 2010. 
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California: Bright-colored air gun bill passes state Assembly

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:00
SB199 advanced on a 41-34 vote, the minimum needed to pass, after Republican lawmakers and an influential Democrat blasted it as ineffective. It now returns to the Senate.
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The Second Amendment's defining moment

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:00
In March 2008 I chatted with a silver-haired law school professor under the marble pillars of the U.S. Supreme Court building. He was very excited. The court was to about hear Heller v. D.C. The case would decide whether the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects an individual right to own and carry guns. He had 20 law students with him. He said anxiously, “When I put in the paperwork to get seats months ago I didn’t know we’d get to see one of the last unresolved constitutional questions debated.” He said this while looking at a line of people hoping to get seats that went down the block, around a corner and out of sight.
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New Hampshire: Concealed controversy

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:00
The state Department of Safety created a controversy this summer by changing some language on the state’s concealed carry license application. The language seemed to imply that the department has wide discretion when deciding who gets concealed carry permits. The controversy raised a very important question about the state’s concealed carry license: Why do we have one?
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Bloomberg Funded Gun Control Group 'Bankrolling' Nevada Gun Control Initiative

Tue, 08/26/2014 - 05:00
Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety is "bankrolling" a gun control initiative in Nevada that seeks to expand background checks for private firearm transfers, guns sold at gun shows, "or among friends and family."
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Armed citizen halts pair of armed robbers, The Times Leader, Wilkes Barre, Pa. 08/24/14

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:00
A man was walking down a street late at night in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. when a pair of armed criminals attempted to rob him. The man responded to the threat by drawing a gun and grabbing the firearm one of the robbers was holding, prompting the thieves to flee. 
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Setting up potential appeal, D.C. asks federal judge to reinstate handgun ban

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:00
Attorneys for the District formally asked U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin on Monday to reconsider his July opinion striking down as unconstitutional the city’s ban on carrying handguns in public.
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California waiting period nixed for existing gun owners

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:00
First-time gun buyers are still subject to the 10-day waiting period, but Judge Anthony W. Ishii ruled that those who have already been judged competent to own a gun should not be forced to wait an additional period for every new gun they seek to purchase.
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The devious designs of Operation Choke Point

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:00
President Obama wasn’t kidding about acting on his own if Congress won’t go along with his plans to “fundamentally transform” the country that elected him president. Sometimes he tries his phone, then if Congress blocks his agenda, his pen, but more and more often he’s simply acted without consulting or even informing Congress. In some cases, he’s even actively sought to keep Congress in the dark about new programs he’s started without even submitting them to Congress for approval.
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Baton Rouge ordinance banning guns in bars violates Second Amendment, federal judge rules

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 19:00
A Baton Rouge ordinance banning the possession of guns at bars or any other place that sells alcohol was ruled unconstitutional by a federal judge on Monday. The ordinance also applied to parking lots of places that sell alcohol, including those at restaurants and grocery stores.
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Chicago crime rate drops as concealed carry applications surge

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:00
An 86-year-old Illinois man with a concealed carry permit fired his weapon at an armed robbery suspect fleeing police last month, stopping the man in his tracks and allowing the police to make an arrest.
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Women with guns

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:00
She shoots guns for vacation. “If you ask me where I’m going on vacation, I’m going to tell you I’m packing my bags to go shooting somewhere,” said Katerina Prozer, 42.
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More women are gun buyers, sellers, and activists

Sun, 08/24/2014 - 19:00
More women than ever own guns.Nearly 79 percent of firearms retailers reported an increase in female customers between 2011 and 2012, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation. From this surge in popularity come classes, specialized apparel, custom firearms, shooting-group memberships, and conferences for women.
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