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Kentucky’s Permit-Free Concealed Carry Law Goes Into Effect

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Kentuckians can officially conceal carry their guns without obtaining a permit as of Thursday. The law allows people to carry a gun inside a pocket or a purse without a permit if they are 21 and have obtained the gun legally, having passed the requisite background checks, WLWT reported. “Law-abiding citizens who are authorized to carry a firearm should not ...

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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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NRA Suspends Chris Cox, Alleges He Took Part In ‘Coup’ Attempt

The National Rifle Association suspended chief lobbyist Chris Cox, alleging he participated in a coup against CEO Wayne LaPierre, according to court documents. The gun-rights behemoth said Cox’s text messages and emails with a board member show an apparent attempt to oust CEO Wayne Lapierre, reported The New York Times on Thursday, noting the full context was unclear. The allegations ...

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New Zealand Begins Gun Buyback Enacted After Mosque Killings

Citizens in New Zealand must turn in illegal weapons as the gun buyback program passed in the wake of the country’s shooting massacre takes effect. Under the buyback program, which applies to licensed guns, New Zealanders will be compensated for up to 95 percent of the purchase value of surrendered weapons and must turn them in by Dec. 20th, according ...

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Alabama Granny Holds Car Thief Suspect At Gunpoint Until Cops Arrive

An Alabama grandmother packing a rifle held off a suspected car thief in her front yard until police arrived Monday. Marcia Black, a 75-year-old grandmother of four, said she grabbed her gun when she saw Cameron Powers, a car thief who had been on the run for several hours after crashing a stolen car, walk toward her front porch, according ...

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Julian Castro: In An ‘Ideal World’ People Wouldn’t Own Handguns

An “ideal world” would include no handguns, former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro told the New York Times during an interview project. The project asked 21 Democratic presidential hopeful’s 18 questions. Former Vice President Joe Biden was the only person to reject repeated requests to participate, the NYT said. One question asked the Democrats: “In ...

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Eric Swalwell Talked About Gun Control In Front Of The NRA. Here’s How It Went

Democratic California Rep. Eric Swalwell, a 2020 hopeful, reiterated his gun control agenda in front of the National Rifle Association’s headquarters Monday, and the organization hit back by mocking the event’s turnout. Swalwell covered key points of his plan, which include an assault-style gun “buyback” program, where owners are forced to turn in their weapons, keep them in third-party gun ...

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Democrats Move To Make Gunmakers Liable For Gun Crimes

Democratic lawmakers  introduced legislation Tuesday to hold gun manufacturers liable for crimes committed with their products. The measure, introduced in both the House and Senate, seeks to repeal legislation passed in 2005 that enacted litigation protections for the gun industry, National Public Radio (NPR) reported. “Responsible actors in the gun industry don’t need this limitation on liability. And the irresponsible ...

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The Supreme Court Won’t Decide If The Second Amendment Covers ‘Silencers’

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The Supreme Court rejected two cases challenging federal regulation of gun suppressors Monday, just days after one such accessory was used in a massacre that left 12 dead in a Virginia Beach municipal building. Suppressors, which are commonly referred to as “silencers,” are tightly regulated under the 1937 National Firearms Act (NFA). Both cases arose from the same transaction in ...

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More Teachers In Texas Can Pack Heat Now

More Texas teachers may be able to carry guns into their classroom, according to one of the bills Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed into law Thursday. School districts would be able to determine how many “marshals,” or school employees trained to carry guns on campus, each school needs. They also provide for additional mental health counselors so students who pose ...

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