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New Jersey Governor Signs New Gun Laws Including ‘Smart Gun’ Requirement

Democratic New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed several gun control bills into law Tuesday, including one mandating gun dealers carry “smart guns” once they are available. Murphy signed a total of four gun control measures into law at Livingston High School before several members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, The Associated press reported. “I am proud ...

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Special Gun Session Adjourned By Virginia Lawmakers After Just Two Hours

Republican-led Virginia lawmakers rejected Democrats’ request to debate a series of gun control measures, voting to adjourn Tuesday’s special session after only two hours. Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam had summoned legislators to the special session to consider eight gun control measures he proposed in the wake of the Virginia Beach shooting, according to the Associated Press. “I called legislators back ...

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New York City Backs Off Gun Restrictions To Avoid Supreme Court Defeat

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The Supreme Court should dismiss a challenge to New York City’s gun transportation ban because a new ordinance will moot the case, city lawyers told the justices Wednesday. The ordinance and a newly-enacted state law will give the plaintiffs who challenged the transportation ban everything they have sought in court, making dismissal the appropriate course, city lawyers wrote in a ...

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California Town Declares Itself 2nd Amendment Sanctuary City

Needles, California, has declared itself a sanctuary city for the Second Amendment and plans to resist some of California’s restrictive gun laws, which they say infringe on their right to keep and bear arms. Needles’ city council voted unanimously to make the declaration, but its reported that this will have “no immediate practical impact on how guns are treated in ...

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Background Checks Are Required To Buy Ammunition In California Now

Ammunition purchases in California now require a background check, according to a state law that took effect Monday. California voters passed Proposition 63 in November 2016, making California the first state in the country to require all buyers to go through background checks for the purchase of ammo, according to USA Today. “This is about preventing all forms of gun ...

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Chris Cox Is Leaving The National Rifle Association

Chris Cox, the National Rifle Association’s chief lobbyist for 17 years, resigned from his post Tuesday amid allegations of wrongdoing made against him by the gun-rights group. Cox submitted his resignation to CEO Wayne LaPierre, who suspended Cox June 19 after alleging his participated in a coup attempt against LaPierre, according to court documents obtained by the New York Times. ...

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National Rifle Association Shutters NRATV As Ackerman Split Becomes Official

The National Rifle Association (NRA) announced Tuesday that it is closing NRATV as part of the split from its longtime marketing partner Ackerman McQueen. The move comes after months of public feuding and litigation between the NRA and Ackerman, which operates the gun-group’s live television broadcast network and employs its on-air talent including Dana Loesch, the New York Times reported. ...

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Rabbi Promotes Firearm Ownership For His Congregation

Rabbi Dan Rodkin urged his Boston congregation to consider firearm ownership for the protection of both religious services and the families of the faithful. Rodkin is deeply troubled by increasing anti-Semitism in America and fears that the recent security upgrades at his Shaloh House synagogue may not be enough to ensure safety, he told WBUR “Morning Edition” in an interview ...

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Report: Media Coverage of Gun Control and Shootings Leads to Higher Gun Sales

For the first time, researchers have shown a causal link between print news media coverage of U.S. gun control policy in the wake of mass shooting events and increases in firearm acquisition, particularly in states with the least restrictive gun laws. For the first time, researchers have shown a causal link between print news media coverage of U.S. gun control ...

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One Of The Biggest Gun Shows In Southern California Can Continue, US District Court Rules

A federal judge lifted an injunction banning gun shows on the state-owned Del Mar Fairgrounds while litigation proceeds, The California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) announced Wednesday. The U.S. District Court ruling allows gun shows to continue on the property as a lawsuit against the state’s 22nd District Agricultural Association Board of Directors, the body which oversees the venue and ...

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