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Gun Rights Group Raises $50,000 For Kyle Rittenhouse

A Colorado-based gun-rights group has raised thousands of dollars for Kyle Rittenhouse, who was arrested in late August for allegedly shooting three people, killing two of them during riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. The National Foundation for Gun Rights (NFGR) is set to send a check for over $50,000 that they say will go ...

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Richmond, Virginia Bans Guns At Public Events That Require a City Permit

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Local leaders in Richmond, Virginia passed a city ordinance Tuesday that prohibits firearms at any public event that requires a permit, an NBC affiliate reported. The new ordinance forbids anyone from transporting, possessing or carrying “any firearms in any public street, road, alley, sidewalk, public right-of-way or any open public space when it is being used by, or is adjacent ...

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Former NRA Second-In-Command Calls For Red Flag Laws, Universal Background Checks In New Book

The former National Rifle Association (NRA) second-in-command is set to release a book next week that will call for various gun control proposals and slam the organization’s leadership, according to a Thursday New York Times report. Joshua Powell, who was terminated from the group in the beginning of the year, is releasing “Inside the N.R.A.: A Tell-All Account of Corruption, ...

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‘We Don’t Think He Did Anything Wrong’: Gun Rights Group Details Why Rittenhouse Shooting Is ‘Self Defense’

A spokesman for the Gun Owners of America told the Daily Caller News Foundation that the organization believes Kyle Rittenhouse was “forced to fire in self defense” the night he was accused of shooting three people, killing two of them, in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  Rice said Rittenhouse appeared to have been trained and handled the situation with discipline and precision.  The ...

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‘Kyle Did Nothing Wrong’: Attorneys For Teen Kenosha Shooter Say He Acted In Self-Defense

Attorneys for Kyle Rittenhouse, the 17-year-old charged with killing two people and wounding another during a riot on Tuesday, said the teenager “did nothing wrong” and only pulled the trigger to defend himself from harm. “Kyle did nothing wrong. He exercised his God-given, Constitutional, common law and statutory right to self-defense,” Pierce Bainbridge, the law firm representing Rittenhouse, said in ...

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Democratic Rep Sean Casten Claims Gun Ownership Is Linked To ‘Having Small Genitals’

Democratic Illinois Rep. Sean Casten appeared to link gun ownership to “having small genitals” in comments he made during a virtual campaign event on Friday. “If you are a constitutionalist, unless you’re a member of well-regulated militia, tell me why you need to own a gun, right? Having small genitals is not a sufficient reason to own a gun,” Casten ...

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New York Lawsuit Alleges NRA’s LaPierre Gave Millions to Hollywood Producer

A lawsuit filed against the National Rifle Association (NRA) alleges a Hollywood producer received millions from the organization and exchanged favors with Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s CEO. Attorney General Letitia James announced the suit last week, which seeks to dissolve the NRA based on accusations that the group violated its non-profit status and engaged in rampant financial mishandling, according to ...

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Biden’s Assault Weapons Ban: Bad Policy, Good Politics

On August 5th, Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden tweeted a proud poster stating “Ban Assault Weapons” while extolling his senatorial experience behind the 10-year assault weapons ban. While undoubtedly an effort to gin up support by signaling his true believer devotion to increased gun control, there is only one problem: by almost any empirical standard, the assault weapons ban instituted ...

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Trump Suggests NRA Relocate To Texas After New York AG Files Lawsuit Against Them

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President Trump suggested that the National Rifle Association (NRA) relocate to Texas after the New York Attorney General’s office announced on Thursday that they were suing the NRA for financial fraud and abuse in an attempt to dissolve the organization. Trump was asked to comment on the lawsuit announcement on Thursday, calling it a “terrible thing.” “I think the NRA ...

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INFRINGING: Virginia Blocked Over 1,000 Handgun Purchases During First Month Of One-Pistol-Per-Month Regulation

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A total of 1,102 people were denied handguns in Virginia in July, following the implementation of a new law that prohibits more than one pistol purchase per 30 days. Roughly 59% of Virginia’s 1,877 total firearm denials were attributed to confusion about exactly when the first 30-day period began, according to data obtained by the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The policy, which ...

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Remington Files For Bankruptcy Amid Nationwide Unrest, Surge In Gun Purchases

Remington Arms Co. filed for bankruptcy amid nationwide unrest and surging gun sales. The firearm company filed for chapter 11 protection, or reorganization bankruptcy, for the second time since 2018, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Remington has been in business for over 200 years, according to its webpage. JPMorgan Chase and Co., Franklin Resources Inc. and other investors acquired Remington following ...

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Americans Want A Gun Rights Champion. They Have No One To Turn To

The Second Amendment is a centerpiece of American life. Every political party in the United States has a position on the constitutionally-protected right to bear arms. The firearm, like the free exercise of religion or the ability of Congress to levy taxes, is specifically mentioned in the Constitution. Unlike religious liberty or taxes, however, the Second Amendment doesn’t have a ...

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FBI Fielded More Background Checks For Gun Buyers In June Than Ever Before

The FBI ran nearly 8 million background checks for gun purchases from March to June, the Wall Street Journal reported. Background checks for firearm purchases in June reached 7.8 million, up 136% from last year. Checks for civilians pursuing a license to carry were the highest recorded in the last 20 years, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the ...

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GOP Lawmakers Urge Attorney General To Defend St. Louis Couple’s Gun Rights After Firearm Confiscation

GOP lawmakers wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr Friday, urging the protection of the firearm rights of the St. Louis couple that saw their guns confiscated after they went viral for defending their home against demonstrators, according to reports. Mark and Patricia McCloskey were seen in a video brandishing a M16A2-style rifle and small handgun outside of their ...

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