It was no secret President Joe Biden’s nominee to direct the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, David Chipman, supports a ban on commonly-owned semiautomatic firearms like the AR-15 and wants to force current “assault weapons” owners to register their firearms with the federal government through the National Firearms Act or forfeit their guns.
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Yesterday, Governor Steve Sisolak signed Assembly Bill 286 into law. AB 286 essentially bans home-building firearms for personal use by prohibiting private individuals from possessing certain unregulated components commonly used by hobbyists to make their own firearms. Existing law already bans prohibited persons, such as felons, from possessing any firearm, whether home-built or commercially produced. Rather than seek
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Associated Press Published 7:00 a.m. ET June 8, 2019 | Updated 10:04 p.m. ET June 7, 2021 Pete Rozelle announced the merger of the NFL and AFL. (Photo: Sports Illustrated) Today is June 8. On this date in: A.D. 632 The prophet Muhammad died in Medina. 1789 James Madison introduced a proposed Bill of Rights in
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In a Friday night news dump, a California judge issued a ruling announcing that the state’s assault weapon ban, in place since 1989, was unconstitutional because reasons. It caused a stir primarily for using language that sounded conspicuously like what the National Rifle Association and American militia groups have long been spouting in their newsletters
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CLOSE Retired investor Foster Friess (Photo: Keith Srakocic, AP) If you prefer to huddle up with a book on flights, you probably would not have wanted Foster Friess sitting near you. The affable, outgoing part-time Arizona resident often would strike up conversations with strangers on planes to learn about them and their jobs. It was one of the things he
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Strong gun sales continued in May, with FBI National Instant Criminal Background Check System data showing nearly 1.3 million background checks were conducted pursuant to firearms sales last month. Moreover, the FBI conducted a total of 3.2 million firearm-related background checks of all types – including checks for NICS exempt firearm permits that allow holders to purchase firearms without an additional
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When you think of a Castle you might think of Kings and Queens and Knights protecting the fortress from intruders or enemies of the royal families. But I think of everyday Americans and the structures which they live in. Your home is your castle, and you protect your home, the property around
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Tomorrow, the Senate Veterans and Public Safety Committee will hold a second hearing for Senate Bill 185, where it will receive proponent testimony. The bill ensures that Second Amendment rights remain protected during a state of emergency. Please contact committee members and ask them to SUPPORT SB 185. Senate Bill 185 declares firearm possession, transportation,
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During director of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives nominee David Chipman’s May 26 Senate confirmation hearing, the paid anti-gun activist worked to obscure the woeful record of the 1994 Clinton “assault weapons” ban. That ban prohibited the sale of certain types of commonly-owned semiautomatic firearms, and magazines with a capacity greater than 10
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It was no secret President Joe Biden’s nominee to direct the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, David Chipman, supports a ban on commonly-owned semiautomatic firearms like the AR-15 and wants to force current “assault weapons” owners to register their firearms with the federal government through the National Firearms Act or forfeit their guns.
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Republicans are bigots who like killing baby ducks at NRA events, framing people for assassination attempts and do not worry about reality. So says the unwatchable Showtime “comedy” Black Monday, set in the late 1980s. In last week’s episode, Blair Pfaff (Andrew Rannells), a fictional adulterous and closeted gay Republican congressman, was shot in an attempted assassination. After
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For many years, there has been a growing disconnect between political promises and constitutional realities in the area of gun control.  Politicians have run on promises of sweeping gun control legislation that would clearly violate controlling case law under the Second Amendment. After every mass shooting, politicians pledge that they will get guns out of
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NEW YORK (Reuters) — The National Rifle Association said on Friday it will defend against New York Attorney General Letitia James’ attempt to shut it down in a state court in Manhattan, and has withdrawn its own lawsuit seeking to block her efforts. The NRA made the move after a federal judge on May 11 threw out the gun rights group’s January bankruptcy case, which he called an
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There’s the gun-rights activist who infiltrated U.S. Republican Party circles and served 15 months in U.S. detention for being an unregistered Russian agent. There’s the well-known nationalist writer who formed a volunteer battalion to fight on the side of Russian-backed militias in eastern Ukraine. There’s the former Hollywood martial arts action hero who now does
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David Chipman, President BidenJoe BidenTrump touts record, blasts Dems in return to stage Trump demands China pay ‘reparations’ for role in coronavirus pandemic Lincoln Project co-founder: Trump’s words ‘will surely kill again’ MORE’s pick to run the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), is facing intense opposition from gun rights groups that are
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LAFAYETTE, Calif. (KGO) — There was swift reaction across the Bay Area after a federal judge overturned California’s three-decade long ban on assault weapons. Many are planning an appeal. Steve Sposato of Lafayette was shocked to hear about the Federal judge’s ruling, overturning California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons. Sposato’s wife Jody was was one
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From CNN: According to the ruling by U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego, the assault weapons ban deprives Californians from owning assault-style weapons commonly allowed in other states. Benitez issued a permanent injunction Friday so the law cannot be enforced. “Like the Swiss Army Knife, the popular AR-15 rifle is a perfect combination of home
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