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New York Bans Teachers From Carrying Guns In The Classroom

Andrew Cuomo

New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill on Wednesday to bar school districts from arming teachers as a way to combat school shootings. Cuomo signed S.101A/A.1715, which prohibits school districts from granting permission to teachers or non-security personnel to carry a firearm on school grounds, the governor’s office announced. “The answer to the gun violence epidemic plaguing this ...

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Billboard Mocks House Freshmen: ‘The 4 Horsemen Are Idiots’

A gun shop in North Carolina has purchased a billboard showing the four freshmen congresswomen known as ‘the Squad’ beneath the message “The 4 Horsemen Are Idiots.” The billboard likens the freshmen house members to the “four horsemen” of the apocalypse, displaying photos of Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and ...

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New York Extends Gun Background Checks, Bans Bump Stocks

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New York gun buyers may wait up to 30 days for background checks under a new law signed Monday by Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Cuomo signed legislation to extend the background check waiting period from three days to as much as 30 for gun buyers who are not immediately approved, as well as a ban on bump stocks, the governor’s ...

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California Gov. Calls Semi-Auto Rifles ‘Goddamn Weapons Of Mass Destruction’

California Governor Gavin Newsom called the semi-automatic rifle used by the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooter a “goddamn weapon of mass destruction,” in a statement Monday. Newsom’s profanity-laden rant at the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center was spurred by the events of the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting, which left three dead and 11 injured. The weapon the shooter used was allegedly ...

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Restaurant Apologizes After Asking Officer To Leave Because He Had A Gun

A restaurant in San Antonio, Texas, has apologized after asking a police officer to leave the premises because he was carrying a gun. The officer was asked to leave Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse Saturday night because he was carrying a gun, KSAT reported. Texas law states that establishments can’t deny service to an officer or special investigator who is ...

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Democratic 2020 Hopefuls Quickly Respond To Gilroy Shooting By Reiterating Gun Control

Several 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls wasted no time calling for action to address gun violence Sunday night after the shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival. Four people were killed, including the gunman, and 15 were injured after the shooter opened fire as the Northern California garlic festival wound down Sunday evening. Candidates took to Twitter to offer condolences and reiterate ...

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Armed Bystander Shoots 7-Eleven Robbery Suspects, Killing One

An armed bystander thwarted a robbery at a 7-Eleven early Thursday in Virginia Beach by shooting both suspects, killing one, police reported. Called a “hero” by witnesses, the customer, who police say had a concealed carry permit, killed one suspect and injured another during the 2 a.m. attempted robbery, WTKR reported. “One guy went around the counter and started grabbing ...

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Board Members Demand NRA Investigate Financial And Legal Issues

Several board members of the National Rifle Association sent a letter to group executives Monday demanding a third-party investigation. Addressed to President Carolyn Meadows, Secretary John Frazier, and the 76-member NRA Board, the letter urged the gun rights organization to take immediate actions to address the allegations into “financial misconduct” and “restore the trust of our members.” “Continued leaks, accusations, ...

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Missourians Asked To Choose: Gun Ownership Or Medical Marijuana Card

Missourians planning to get a medical marijuana card under the state’s new law are being told to choose between the card or their guns because federal law won’t allow both. Federal regulation forbids marijuana users from purchasing firearms and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) added language about marijuana three years ago to its gun purchase form ...

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Next Round Of New Zealand Gun Control Says Owning A Gun Is A Privilege, Not A Right

New Zealand plans to ban gun purchases from foreign visitors, establish a national gun registry and tighten gun licensing rules, according to the law proposed Monday. The measures represent the second phase of gun control restrictions in response to the March Christchurch mosque shootings, which left 51 fatalities, the first being the ban of military-style firearms that was enacted just ...

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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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