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Dr. John Lott, Jr. of the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) recently released a paper written while he was a Senior Advisor for Research and Statistics at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Policy. His paper, Corrections to the FBI’s Reports on Active Shooting Incidents (May 31, 2021), examines the FBI’s previously released reports on “active shooter
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House Bill 562, to make it harder to obtain a FOID, and to place onerous restrictions on private transfers, has been assigned to the House Judiciary Committee. This bill could be heard at any time. House Bill 1092, to expand Illinois’ program of seizing firearms without due process, is back in the Senate for further
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Earlier tonight, the Maine State Senate held a floor vote on pro-gun legislation. Legislative Documents 884 and 1052 will go back to the House for consideration in non-concurrence. Please contact your State Representative and ask them to SUPPORT LD’S 884 and 1052! Pro-Gun Legislation: Legislative Document 884:  prohibits the Department of Public Safety from retaining any
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Last week, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo announced a package of anti-gun proposals, which include annual fees on gun owners, mandatory insurance, and mandatory audio/video recording of firearm purchases to name a few. These proposals may sound familiar, because the Mayor made similar proposals in 2020 and 2019. Tomorrow, June 15th, the San Jose City Council will hear one of the proposals, File 21-1393.
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On Wednesday, June 16, the Senate Law and Justice Committee is hosting a special work session on “Gun Violence Prevention Strategies”.  The discussion will include an overview of firearm laws enacted since I-594; gun violence prevention strategies, gaps & challenges; updates on the Centralized Firearms Background Check Program; and Public Records Act exemptions regarding concealed pistol
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Last Thursday, the Louisiana Legislature adjourned from its 2021 Legislative Session after an extremely successful year for gun owners.  However, NRA Members and Second Amendment supporters can’t rest yet.  Constitutional Carry legislation, Senate Bill 118, is currently sitting on the desk of Governor John bel Edwards awaiting his signature.  It is extremely important that you
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Gun control organizations have a long history of pandering to advance their objectives. This is only necessary because the American people have an even longer history of rejecting gun control. We’ve seen professional gun control activists try to tie their agenda to everything from COVID-19 to racism, and now they’ve pulled “police reform” under their
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The Los Angeles Times editorial page is less a journalistic enterprise than it is a partisan grievance noticeboard. The editorial board’s descent into trivial activist messaging was on full display in a pair of recent pieces lamenting the federal judiciary’s recognition of the Second Amendment. In both, the editorial board denied the core rulings in
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CLOSE Here are some of the top stories we’re following for Friday, June 11, 2021. Wochit At two memorial ceremonies last weekend, one in Arizona and one in Wyoming, Foster Friess – a multi-millionaire who built his fortune decades ago in Delaware –was remembered for his interest in people, significant support of charitable causes, Christian values and affinity for jokes. Those values,
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The peer-to-peer digital currency bitcoin made its debut in 2009, ushering in a new era of cryptocurrency. While tax authorities, enforcement agencies, and regulators worldwide are still debating best practices, one pertinent question—is bitcoin legal or illegal? The answer—depends on the location and activity of the user. Bitcoins are not issued, endorsed, or regulated by any
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PROVIDENCE — With less than a month left in this year’s legislative session, all five of Rhode Island’s statewide office-holders made a united call Tuesday for passage of “common-sense gun safety legislation,” from a 10-round limit on ammunition clips to assault weapons and school grounds gun bans. Gov. Dan McKee took turns at a microphone with Attorney General Peter
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A lawsuit that accuses Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge of using her office to promote her political career over the best interests of the state and illegally using public money to do so has survived its first legal challenge. A Pulaski County circuit judge ruled that one of the three claims against her can proceed
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In a no-holds-barred rebuke of the federal judge who recently overturned California’s assault weapons ban, Gov. Gavin Newsom lambasted U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez on Thursday as a “wholly-owned subsidiary of the gun lobby and the National Rifle Association.” “We need to call this federal judge out,” the Democratic governor told reporters as he announced
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The Edward J. Schwartz federal courthouse building in downtown San Diego / Photo by Adriana Heldiz U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez, a graduate of San Diego State and Western State College of Law, thrust himself into the national spotlight late last week – and into the path of Democrats’ fury – when he deemed California’s
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FILE – In this May 2, 2017, file photo, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., right, speaks to then-Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Schumer warned his Democratic colleagues that June will “test our resolve” as senators return Monday to consider infrastructure, voting rights and other priorities. Six
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Attorney General Rob Bonta on Thursday filed an appeal to a federal court decision that overturned the state’s ban on assault weapons, arguing that the law is needed “to protect the safety of Californians.” The appeal seeks to reverse Friday’s decision by U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez, who said the state’s
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