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October 20, 2014

Mental health issues put 34,500 on New York’s no-guns list

A newly created database of New Yorkers deemed too mentally unstable to carry firearms has grown to roughly 34,500 names, a previously undisclosed figure that has raised concerns among some mental health advocates that too many people have been categorized as dangerous.
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October 20, 2014

New D.C. rules on carrying gun in public will be put to legal test next month

U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr. was quick Friday to dismiss a last-ditch request for reconsideration of his July ruling to legalize carrying a gun in public in the District.
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October 20, 2014

Gun-grabbers unite!

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty, initially avoided then signed by the Obama administration (but not ratified by the Senate), has received the necessary 50 ratifications needed to advance to its next stage — a conference of signers.
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October 20, 2014

Illinois: Threat of legal action prompts repeal of thumbprint rule for handgun purchases

An ordinance requiring a thumbprint to purchase a handgun within city limits has been repealed in the wake of possible legal action from the Illinois State Rifle Association.The Peoria City Council on Tuesday approved a measure that vacated portions of the deadly weapons ordinance without discussion.
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October 17, 2014

D.C. to begin accepting first applications in decades for concealed-firearm permits

D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier on Thursday said her department will begin accepting applications next week for the first public permits to carry concealed firearms in the nation’s capital in more than four decades.
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October 17, 2014

D.C. police chief doesn’t want to release names of gun permit recipients

D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier said Thursday she does not support a proposal to publicly identify gun owners who are granted concealed carry permits, undercutting a nascent effort by some lawmakers to make the names available upon request.
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October 17, 2014

Pennsylvania Senate approves bill to allow gun groups standing to sue municipalities

The state Senate approved a measure late Wednesday that would give gun groups -- including the National Rifle Association -- standing in court to sue municipalities that enact their own gun laws.
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October 16, 2014

UN gun grab enters new and dangerous phase

Those wild and crazy bureaucrats on the banks of the East River are at it again. The United Nations – a bureaucracy so bloated and byzantine that it makes the United States Senate appear efficient by comparison – is poised to begin tossing legal monkey wrenches into international firearms transactions; and indirectly affecting firearms policies in the United States.
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October 16, 2014

D.C. police chief to testify on concealed-carry bill

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier is scheduled to testify at a hearing on a bill that would allow District of Columbia residents and visitors to get concealed handgun permits for the first time in nearly 40 years.
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October 16, 2014

Idaho Woman Wins: U.S. Army Corps Gun Ban Unconstitutional

 An Idaho woman who is barred from carrying a functional firearm for self-defense when she visits federal recreational facilities prevailed today with the ruling of an Idaho federal district court that the federal government ban on firearms violates the Second Amendment.  Elizabeth E. Morris of Nez Perce County is licensed to carry a concealed weapon, regularly carries a concealed weapon, and often seeks to recreate on lands managed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  Because Corps of Engineers regulations ban functional firearms, even while camped in tents, Ms. Morris is subject to criminal prosecution if she attempts to exercise her Second Amendment rights.  Alan C. Baker, a firearms instructor and a resident of Idaho’s Latah County, is a co-plaintiff in the suit, which was filed in August 2013 in Idaho federal district court.  The Corps of Engineers did not respond to requests from attorneys for Ms. Morris and Mr. Baker, Mountain States Legal Foundation (MSLF), seeking an exemption from its firearm ban, a ban that has not changed since the landmark Heller ruling.
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October 15, 2014

Charles C. W. Cooke: Another Brazen Lie from Moms Demand Action

Once again, Mom's Demand Action was caught in a lie. A recent Facebook post from the group shows a blatantly false meme intended to increase support for background checks.
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October 15, 2014

Washington measure to increase gun background checks bleeds support

A ballot initiative that would require background checks on all firearm purchases in Washington state, including sales at gun shows and online, has support from a majority of voters — but that majority is shrinking.
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October 15, 2014

Washington: NRA donates $150K more in fight against I-594

The National Rifle Association has donated an additional $150,000 to its political action committee in Washington to fight a measure seeking universal background checks on gun sales and transfers.
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October 15, 2014

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn to advocate for semi-auto ban

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is drawing on the support of families of mass-shooting victims to highlight the issue of gun control and assault weapons in his re-election bid against Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.
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October 14, 2014

Shooting the foot in Biden’s mouth

Joe Biden’s ability to say, unfiltered, whatever thought pops into his head is his charm. He’s everybody’s favorite crazy uncle. Barack Obama didn’t even mind when ol’ Joe once described him as “the first mainstream African-American [presidential candidate] who is articulate and bright and clean.”
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October 14, 2014

Judge upholds concealed-gun ban at N.C. State Fair

Concealed-carry permit holders will not be able to bring their handguns into the N.C. State Fair when it opens Thursday, a Wake County Superior Court judge ruled Monday.
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October 13, 2014

I-594 Unenforceable

I am Scott Brennan. I have been with your Sheriff’s Department for over 26 years. As the person who will have to enforce I-594 I have read it very carefully. Here is what it will mean to you. If passed I-594 covers ALL gun SALES and TRANSFERS (more on this later).
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October 13, 2014

Money Pours Into Maine for Bear Hunting Vote

A ballot question that could ban the use of dogs, bait and traps for bear hunting in Maine has outside groups pouring money into the state on both sides of the issue.
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October 13, 2014

Lott: The FBI’s bogus report on mass shootings

It’s disheartening to see the FBI used to promote a political agenda, but that’s what we got with the bureau’s release last month of a study claim to show a sharp rise in mass shootings, a la Newtown, Conn.
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October 13, 2014

Joe Biden: ‘What we need is another Jim Brady’ to push gun-control measures

Vice President Joseph R. Biden said Friday the nation needs another high-profile, respected spokesman for gun control who is able to convince fearful members of Congress to buck the National Rifle Association and other organizations and vote for firearms restrictions.
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October 13, 2014

D.C. mayor signs into law emergency legislation on new gun carry permits

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) on Friday signed into law emergency legislation allowing residents who are properly registered to seek permits to carry concealed firearms in the District.
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October 10, 2014

Biden: ‘I Pray That It Is Sooner Rather Than Later’ That We Have Another Gun Control Champion

Vice President Joe Biden emphasized the need to pass more gun control Friday during a memorial service for former Reagan White House press secretary James Brady, one of the champions of the movement. Vice President Joe Biden shares his memories of former White House press secretary James Brady during a memorial service, Oct. 10, 2014 in Washington, D.C.  (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) “What we need is another Jim Brady who has the skill and the ability to convince those who are afraid to walk the halls of Congress to step up and do what they know is right,” Biden said. “One will come along. It will happen. I pray that it is sooner rather than later.”
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October 10, 2014

Denver Post Dumps Udall, Endorses Gardner in Colorado Senate Race

After endorsing Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) in his initial 2008 run, the Denver Post said Friday it had decided to back his Republican challenger, Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) this year.
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October 10, 2014

Bloomberg group’s mass-shootings report ‘riddled with errors’: gun reseacher

The July report by billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s funded gun-control group Everytown for Gun Safety is “riddled with errors,” including mistakes in the number of shootings reported, the extent of the shooter’s mental illness and even where the attacks occurred, according to an analysis by gun researcher John Lott.
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October 10, 2014

Rival Gun Measures on Ballot in Washington State

Two competing measures on the Washington state ballot this fall ask voters to take a stance on expanded background checks for gun sales. One is seeking universal checks for all sales and transfers, including private transactions. The other would prevent any such expansion.
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October 10, 2014

Mississippi: Amendment seeks to make hunting, fishing 'constitutional rights'

Preserving Mississippians' tradition of hunting and fishing is what backers of a constitutional amendment say is behind the issue that will be on the ballot on Nov. 4.
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October 9, 2014

Sheriff's gun views spark effort to revoke certification

The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence wants Wicomico County Sheriff Mike Lewis' teaching certification to be revoked.The group started a campaign after Lewis and his comments on gun rights were brought into the national spotlight. A quote from Lewis highlighted on the Web page from his interview with News21 reads:
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October 9, 2014

Oklahoma lawmakers push for campus carry

Allowing more students and faculty at colleges and universities to carry guns on campus would be a serious mistake and jeopardize the public’s safety, the University of Oklahoma president told members of a legislative committee on Wednesday.
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October 8, 2014

Bellingham Herald Recommends No on I-594 and I-591

Voters will have to decide between two clashing gun initiatives on the November ballot. Initiative 594 would add another hurdle to buying guns in this state, while initiative 591 would limit government interference in these same gun sales.
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October 7, 2014

Bloomberg Gun Control Group’s Endorsements Are Incumbent-Heavy

When last year’s push for expanded background checks failed, Michael Bloomberg’s gun control organization said it would have to change Congress to get different results.
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October 7, 2014

Lott: Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun propaganda

When former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control groups release a report, they consistently garner massive, uncritical news coverage. Alas. With the huge number of factual mistakes in these reports, you would think that reporters would have grown wary of pushing their propaganda.
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October 7, 2014

Pennsylvania House passes 2 gun-related bills

The state House of Representatives passed two gun-related bills Monday, including a new minimum sentence for certain violations in Philadelphia.
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October 7, 2014

Connecticut agencies battle over whether man who refused to show gun permit should have one

The arrest of a Connecticut man for refusing to show his gun permit -- dismissed by a prosecutor as a “nothing case” -- now has two state agencies battling in court, with the individual's right to carry hanging in the balance.
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October 6, 2014

Marketing tactic pays off with a bang

Business has been booming at Bergeron’s Restaurant since owner Kevin Cox came up with an emphatic declaration of his support for the Second Amendment: offering any gun-toting customers a reduced price on their meals.
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October 6, 2014

New York: Safe Act gun control law a key issue upstate in governor's race

Driving along the two-lane roads of upstate New York, the signs seem to pop up every few minutes: "Repeal the Safe Act."Often, the owner of the sign will have scribbled "Un" in front of "Safe," making it clear he or she thinks very little of a statewide gun-control law Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo pushed through last year in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting massacre. For some upstate residents, it's become a key issue in the gubernatorial campaign.
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October 6, 2014

Gun control group targets female Air Force pilot who was stalked

Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly's gun control group--Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS)--continues to target Republican Congressional candidate Martha McSally (R-AZ-2) as part of their attempt to force the passage of more federal gun control for stalking-related convictions.
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October 3, 2014

Bonidy v. United States: The Second Amendment at the post office

Yesterday the Tenth Circuit heard oral arguments in Bonidy v. United States, which is an as-applied challenge to the U.S. Postal Service regulation which completely prohibits firearms on all postal property, including parking lots. Mr. Bonidy lives in Avon, Colorado, and has a concealed carry permit issued pursuant to Colorado law, following a fingerprint-based background check, safety training, and the County Sheriff’s determination that he does not pose any threat to himself or others.
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October 2, 2014

NRA strikes back at Bloomberg

The National Rifle Association is fighting back against former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as the powerful gun lobby moves to counter an aggressive midterm push from proponents of stronger federal firearm regulations.
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October 2, 2014

Gun rights advocates slam Jersey City mayor over plan to reward 'socially responsible' gun dealers

Gun rights advocates are blasting Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop for a new city initiative that the mayor says uses the power of the city's purse to reward "socially responsible" gun distributors.They say Fulop's plan will do nothing to stop the flow of illegal guns into the city, and is merely intended to tout his liberal credentials. Fulop is among the Democrats eyeing the governor's mansion in 2017.
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October 2, 2014

Gay gun activists: Growing LGBT push to support the Second Amendment

Two years ago Chris Cheng came out of nowhere to beat seasoned marksmen, police officers and veterans to win History Channel’s reality shooting competition show “Top Shot.”“When I auditioned, I was openly gay. But I was surprised as nobody cared. They only cared how well I could shoot and represent our season,” said Cheng, who quit his job at Google after the show and is now an NRA news commentator and is releasing his first book “Shoot to Win.” “There is this stereotypical view of the gun community as anti-gay rednecks, but nothing could be further from the truth. It was interesting as the History Channel never ‘outed’ me on the show even though they had hours of footage. I asked why and they said simply that it just wasn’t relevant.”
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