Lawmakers seek upstate-Long Island SAFE Act repeal Republicans want to keep the gun control law on the books in New York City but repeal a number of provisions outside the five boroughs By Matthew Hamilton of TimesUnion: SAFE Act Repeal! A group of Republican state lawmakers is pushing legislation they say strikes a balance between […]
California’s bullet button ban sparks historic surge in long gun checks Christen Smith of Guns.com writes: Bullet Button. Federal background checks for long gun sales in California surged to an 18-year high in November, according to the FBI’s database. Dealers processed 82,554 applications for long guns through the National Instant Criminal Background Check system last […]
Hello, Mr. President! Bob Owens of Bearing Arms writes: Its going to be days, and weeks, and months before pundits are able to dissect the details of the 2016 Presidential election, but all you really need to know is this: the American people delivered a massive “up yours” to politics as usual. Donald Trump is […]
Top Clinton and Kaine Statements on the Second Amendment
Erika Haas of Bearing Arms writes: Election Day is finally here. Here are ten things to keep in mind before you cast your vote.
1. Kaine once vowed to protect our Second Amendment rights…sort of.
“I’m committed to not violating the Second Amendment or infringing upon the gun rights of law-abiding citizens,” Kaine told the Washington Post back in 2005. “I’m committed to protecting that constitutional right to hunt and fish…I value the traditions that Virginians value.”
Despite Severe Gun Controls, UK Warns of Terrorist Gun Attacks
The NRA writes: This week, UK authorities effectively admitted that the “gold standard” of gun control is not enough to protect the country from extremists that are intent on using illegally obtained firearms to commit terrorist violence. Warning that terrorists could bypass the country’s strict laws, the UK’s National Crime Agency and National Counter Terrorism Policing have issued a desperate appeal to the public for any information that could prevent terrorists and other criminals from acquiring firearms.
In an October 31 press release, NCTP head Mark Rowley made clear, “The current threat to the UK from international terrorism remains ‘severe’, meaning an attack is highly likely.” Rowley went on to note, “Despite our good work we know that firearms can enter the criminal market through a variety of means, including thefts from legitimate holders or dealers.” NCA Director General Lynne Owens also noted that criminals bypass UK law, stating, “Criminal networks, who think nothing about who they sell firearms to, present a significant route by which extremist groups will try to access the sort of weapons used in recent attacks in Europe.”
U.S. politicians could learn something from this episode. Efforts to ban commonly-owned semi-automatic firearms or prohibit firearm possession based on secret, and dubious, government lists won’t prevent terrorist violence. Most of the UK prohibits nearly all semi-automatic firearms, and the licenses and certificates required for gun ownership can be denied for the thinnest of reasons. Further, the UK has strict firearms storage requirements, which subjects gun owners to government inspections of their firearm storage arrangements. UK law enforcement seems to have little doubt in the ability of terrorists and other criminals to bypass these stringent measures.
Trump’s Denver office struck by vandals Jacki Billings of Guns.com writes: Donald Trump’s Denver campaign headquarters suffered two acts of vandalism within 24 hours, according to the Denver Police Department. The first incident occurred earlier Friday morning when derogatory words were painted on the wall at the office. That incident was followed later that night […]
It All Comes Down to This: Vote Freedom First on Tuesday, November 8! The NRA-ILA writes: Time after time, the mainstream media has tried to write off Donald Trump and his supporters. And the same media that openly back Hillary Clinton want you to believe it’s not a question of whether she will win, but […]
Baltimore City Council Proposes New Ordinance to Ban Toy Guns Beth Baumann from from Bearingarms.com writes: The Baltimore City Council decided to take drastic action after a 13-year-old boy was accidentally shot in April. Police believed the boy had a real firearm, when in fact, he had a replica toy gun. Their solution? Ban all […]
Michigan Democrats Are Proposing An Assault Weapon Ban Bill, Here’s What You Need To Know Bearing Arms reports: House Democrats in Michigan have introduced a new bill that would ban the sales and possession of “assault weapons”, a term the bill describes as “guns with certain accessories, modifications or features”. Republican Senator Ken Horn has […]
2 Iowa Police Officers Killed in Separate Ambush-Style Attacks
BearingArms.com Staff writes: DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on two officers in the Des Moines, Iowa, area who were killed in what authorities describe as ambush-style attacks (all times local):
Police in Des Moines, Iowa, say two officers who were killed in ambush-style attacks were both shot while they were sitting in their patrol cars.
Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek said Wednesday that authorities are developing suspect information but there was nothing that authorities were ready to share with the public.