Politics & 2nd Amendment

3D gun developer Cody Wilson was brought back to the U.S. by federal agents and was handed over to state authorities in connection to a sexual assault charge. Wilson, 30, was returned to the U.S. over the weekend from Taiwan after local immigration authorities reportedly took him into custody and expelled him from that country
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Leaders of the Second Amendment Foundation giving opening remarks on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, in Chicago. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com) The Second Amendment Foundation kicked off the annual Gun Rights Policy Conference on Saturday in Chicago, marking the 33rd gathering for gun rights groups to discuss policy agendas. Joe Tartaro, President of the Second Amendment Foundation,
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Cody Wilson, left, was arrested in Taipei, Taiwan on Friday for charges sexual assault in Texas. (Photo: Central News Agency via Taiwan News) Taiwanese authorities arrested 3D-printed gun advocate Cody Wilson in Taipei City on Friday, mere days after Texas authorities filed charges against him for sexual assault of a minor, Taiwan News reported. Although
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UPDATE: Cody Wilson was reportedly arrested by Taiwanese authorities Friday night. Click here for the story. Taiwan’s Criminal Investigation Bureau, roughly the state’s version of the FBI, have begun a “preventive investigation” into Wilson’s whereabouts. (Photo: DefDist) The controversial 3D gun pioneer may be settling into a new life in non-extradition Taiwan as authorities in
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A Wayne County Commissioner on Tuesday unveiled a plan for new limits, taxes, mental screening and background checks on the sale of ammunition. District 6 Commissioner Reggie “Reg” Davis, a radio host who entered politics after his brother was fatally shot, announced the multi-pronged proposal at a press conference held at his family’s mausoleum space.
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Incumbent U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz this week picked up the endorsement of the National Rifle Association in his fierce race against his Democratic opponent, U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke. Cruz, a Republican who has served as the junior senator from Texas since 2013, is fighting to stay in Washington and help ensure a thin GOP majority
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A gunfight between police an armed felon near Chicago saw a local concealed carry permit holder lend a hand. The incident occurred last Thursday at about 5:17 p.m. when Cicero Police Officer Luis Duarte and his partner attempted to pull over a black Mercedes driving erratically near I-55. The occupant of the Mercedes, Daniel Mageo,
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This bill amends the Pittman-Robertson Act to make it easier for state conservation agencies to promote hunting. (Photo: Congressional Sportsmen’s’ Caucus) The U.S. House last week gave a nod to a bill aimed at making more funds available to promote hunting and recreational shooting. The measure, H.R. 2591, termed the Modernizing the Pittman-Robertson Fund for
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Numbers from the NSSF point to the likelihood that 16 million modern sporting rifles were produced between 1990 and 2016, a period that included the decade-long federal assault weapon ban. (Photo: Chris Eger) The trade group for the firearms industry says that AR-15-style rifles and their competitors are among the most common in the country.
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The J. Clark Salyer NWR, located along the Souris River in north-central North Dakota, will be open to moose hunters for the first time due to the order. The 58,700-acre refuge is the largest in North Dakota and is among 30 across the nation where hunting and fishing opportunities were recently expanded. (Photo: Tom Koerner/USFWS)
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A study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association purports more people suffer when active shooters use semiautomatic rifles. Researchers from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston analyzed FBI data on nearly 250 mass shootings since 2000 — excluding the Las Vegas massacre as a “major outlier” and San Bernardino because
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A former high-profile Pasadena police spokesman faces federal time in his connection to illegally selling more than 100 firearms without a license over a three-year period. Vasken Kenneth Gourdikian, 48, last week signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors on charges of engaging in the business of dealing in firearms without a license and making
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Grizzly bear in a field at Yellowstone National Park (Photo: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service) A federal judge in Montana this week added more ice to a freeze on the opening of the grizzly bear season in two states. U.S. Judge Dana Christensen issued a second 14-day injunction from his Missoula courtroom Thursday as part
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Smith & Wesson doesn’t invest in smart gun technology because consumers don’t want them — making a shareholder proposal to report on the gun maker’s “efforts to produce safer firearms” useless, top executives said. Parent company American Outdoor Brands reiterated its stance on the development of user-authorized “smart gun” technology in regulatory filings this week,
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An attendee at the 2018 NRA Annual Meeting in Dallas tries out an interactive demonstrator at the NRA Carry Guard self-defense insurance booth (Photo: Chris Eger/Guns.com) The California insurance commissioner this week issued a cease and desist order to the National Rifle Association for marketing insurance in the state without a license. The seven-page order,
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Another proxy advising firm recommended Smith & Wesson shareholders support a proposed gun violence risk report, according to regulatory filings published this week. In a policy voting recommendation sent to parent company American Outdoor Brands Sept. 7, Institutional Shareholder Services expressed support for the report — a proposal backed by faith-based investors — despite repeated
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