Politics & 2nd Amendment

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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The notice, posted Tuesday afternoon, advises those who purchased tickets to the event or its paid workshops will receive refunds for their purchases. The second annual event centered around the National Rifle Association’s concealed carry insurance program was canceled by the group due to a looming tropical threat. Set for this weekend at the Greater
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States in dark blue were the ones examined for the study. (Graphic: GAO) Internal watch dogs found that the ATF investigated only a small percentage of individuals denied a firearm through the federal background check system and just a mere fraction of a percentage point of those individuals were prosecuted. For the report published last
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Jason Hairston, who founded first Sitka and later KUIU, has passed. (Photo: KUIU) The outdoorsman, hunting equipment company founder and former football standout was found dead in his California home this week. Jason Hairston, CEO of Dixon-based KUIU, started the company in 2010 as a result of a life-long passion for hunting after playing professional
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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley attending a city council meeting in March 2018. (Photo: John Minchillo/AP Photo) Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley condemned the country’s “plague of gun violence” after a deadly downtown shooting left four dead and two wounded Thursday. “Random mass shootings, which plague our country, are not normal and we as a country cannot
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Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Tuesday announced that the former lawmaker is coming out of retirement to fill the late Sen. John McCain’s seat. The move came after a week of public mourning following McCain’s death and put to rest speculation as to who would assume the late Senator’s seat in Washington. Ducey said Kyl,
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Judge Brett Kavanaugh made his first appearance before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Tuesday for confirmation hearings to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy. With the current Congress set to end in 2019, Democrats have aggressively sought to delay the nominee’s hearings, seeking a massive records dump–up to one million pages which can’t be made fully available
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Pro-gun demonstrators in Chicago’s Millennium Park. (Photo: Daniel Terrill/Guns.com) A new study concludes gun owners remain one of the most politically active voting blocks in America. Political science researchers from the University of Kansas said this week gun owners vote more often, donate more often and contact their elected representatives more often, resulting in federal
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