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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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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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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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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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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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Trump: Unarmed Civilians Are ‘Sitting Ducks’

President Trump said Wednesday that unarmed civilians are ‘sitting ducks’ because they obey laws that prevent carrying guns for self-defense. “When somebody has a gun illegally and nobody else has a gun because the laws are that you can’t have a gun, those people are gone,” Trump told Piers Morgan during an interview on ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” that covered ...

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Politicians Are Calling For A Ban On Silencers. Here’s What You Need To Know

Law enforcement officials recovered a silencer from the scene of Friday’s deadly shooting in Virginia Beach. Several politicians have since called for outright bans on private possession of the devices. Here are key facts about suppressors/silencers. Politicians are calling for a ban on silencers after a disgruntled Virginia Beach, Virginia, city employee used one while gunning down 12 co-workers. It ...

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Some Gun Retailers Banned From Using Salesforce Software: Report

Software giant Salesforce will no longer allow retailers who sell some types of firearms to use its software, the Washington Post reports. The policy, updated in April but not revealed until the Post story Thursday, bars retailers who sell certain types of guns and gun parts, including some semi-automatic firearms and high-capacity magazines. Salesforce software helps companies manage sales process ...

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California Gun Bill Passes Senate, Could Restrict Gun Ownership For Those With Alcohol-Related Offenses

The California Senate passed a bill Thursday that limits gun ownership for people with repeated alcohol criminal convictions. SB55, which passed by a vote of 26-10, would revoke a gun owner’s permit for 10 years if he or she is convicted of two or more misdemeanors involving drugs and drinking within a three-year period, including DUI, disorderly conduct and public ...

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John Hickenlooper Rolls Out Gun Control Wish List

Former Democratic Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, a 2020 hopeful, released a list of proposed gun measures Wednesday including federal gun licenses with safety training requirements. Hickenlooper published his plan, which includes many initiatives proposed by fellow 2020 Democratic candidates, such as federal gun licensing, bans on AR-style weapons and bump stocks, magazine capacity limits, universal background checks, and ‘red flag’ ...

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Gun Advocates Sue Florida Authorities, Allege Waiting Period Abuses

A group called Florida Carry filed a lawsuit Monday against the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), alleging the agency is slow-walking gun background checks. The gun-rights group is accusing the FDLE of delaying some gun pre-purchase background checks, which state law requires be performed within 24 working hours, or three days, beginning March 2018. Some applicants have been forced ...

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Florida Bill Allowing Teachers To Carry Guns Goes To Governor

Florida lawmakers sent a bill to Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis Wednesday that would allow teachers to carry firearms at school in response to the 2018 Parkland shooting. Florida’s House voted 65-47 in favor of the measure that permits teachers to carry a gun after they receive 144 hours of training, county school board approval, and a psychological evaluation, according to ...

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House Democrats Earmark $50 Million To Study Gun Violence

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House Democrats on Monday set aside $50 million in their initial labor, health and education bill to study gun violence, ending a 20-year congressional hold on the subject. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will split the money to study firearm injury and mortality prevention, according to Politico. “For the first ...

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Anti-Gun Group Surrounds Indianapolis With $100,000 Ad Campaign As NRA Convention Starts

Everytown for Gun Safety, an anti-gun organization financed by former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, is spending $100,000 in advertising around Indianapolis to attack the NRA during the gun-rights group’s annual convention, which starts Friday. The campaign reportedly includes messaging on digital billboards along I-70 between the Indianapolis airport and the convention center. In addition, a mobile truck billboard will ...

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Indiana Set To Expand ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

The Indiana state legislature is sending a bill to the governor’s desk that expands Indiana’s “Stand Your Ground Law” to protect self-defense shooters from civil lawsuits. H.B. 1284 extends existing Indiana “Stand Your Ground” law, which says that if a person uses force in self-defense to defend another person or to protect property, they will not receive criminal charges. The ...

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