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For observers familiar with Canada’s long–gun registry, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s scheme to implement his “assault weapons” ban is already giving off a whiff of déjà vu. Under the Trudeau government’s ban and confiscation program announced on May 1, over 1,500 firearms and devices listed in a government regulation immediately became a “prohibited” firearm or
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Joe Biden and Kamala Harris want to ban certain types of semi-automatic firearms that are rarely used in crimes. These firearms are also commonly owned; estimates from 2018 peg the number owned in the U.S. at more than 16 million. So why are Biden and his would-be Florida man, Michael Bloomberg, so focused on these
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The gun control segment of billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s left-wing political apparatus isn’t feeling the courage of their purported convictions these days. Understanding that their message of civilian disarmament won’t play with an electorate wracked with concerns over COVID-19, a spike in violence in many jurisdictions, and politician-tolerated civil unrest, Everytown for Gun Safety has used
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New Jersey gun owners received a bit of good news recently when the Legislature sent the budget to Gov. Phil Murphy, and it did not contain the revenues from massive hikes the executive had earlier proposed on firearm permitting fees.  Murphy had unsuccessfully proposed these Draconian fees before.  Unrelenting, his 2020 budget proposal would have
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TUCSON, Ariz. — More people appear to be picking up hunting as a hobby during the pandemic. Hunting license sales for May are up compared to the same time last year, and Arizona Game and Fish say sales have stayed steady since then. The fall season is upon us. For many it means an eventual
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Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City On September 24, Gay City News hosts its 2020 Virtual Impact Awards, and the newspaper congratulates all of the evening’s honorees, and thanks everyone joining us for the virtual gala to show their support and appreciation for
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Thanks to your phone calls and emails in opposition to Ordinance O-19-82 (mandating locked storage requirements for any firearms outside your immediate possession or control) and Ordinance O-19-83 (banning firearms at any building owned or leased by the city for conducting business with the public), the Albuquerque City Council defeated both measures on a 6-3 vote Monday night.  During debate
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This week was the deadline for Governor Ige to sign or veto legislation on his desk. Governor Ige signed SB 3054, and HB 2744 went into law without his signature, due to his failure to veto the measure. Both bills are effective upon approval and are now state law.     House Bill 2744 places severe restrictions on certain
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The City Council recently voted down Resolution R-20-68 that would have urged the New Mexico Legislature to rip the state firearms preemption language from the New Mexico Constitution.  That important language, found in Article II Section 6, provides that “No municipality or county shall regulate, in any way, an incident of the right to keep and bear arms.” 
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Anti-gun Representatives tried and failed on Wednesday, September 16th to override Governor Chris Sununu’s veto of firearm seizure legislation, House Bill 687. House Bill 687, sponsored by Representative Debra Altschiller (D-Rockingham 19), would have allowed ex parte orders to suspend Second Amendment rights without adequate due process. Further, if the order was vacated after an individual
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During a Democratic primary debate in September 2019, former Texas Rep. Robert “Beto” O’Rourke made an astonishing, yet unsurprising, promise. “Hell yes, we’re going to take your AR-15,” O’Rourke touted, eventually printing the quote on t-shirts. The statement sank his chances of becoming the Democratic nominee and gave him no chance to win over the
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Tomorrow, the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee will consider legislation that prevents the closure of federally licensed firearms dealers by public officials, Senate Bill 360.  Please contact committee members and ask them to SUPPORT SB 360. Senate Bill 360 bars public officials from prohibiting all federally licensed firearms dealers (FFL) in the state or
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In June, the Pennsylvania House passed Emergency Powers Legislation, House Bill 1747.  Earlier this week, the Senate Judiciary Committee inched this critical Second Amendment legislation one step closer to final passage on a 9 to 5 vote.  This important legislation will allow Pennsylvania to join the growing list of states which are protecting Second Amendment rights when a state
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In announcing the launch of “Sportsmen and Sportswomen for Biden,” the former vice president’s campaign demonstrated earlier this month how many gun control advocates misconstrue the purpose of the Second Amendment. The coalition of “50 prominent hunters and anglers” stated that Joe Biden would “protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans to purchase and
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Two Gun Control Ordinances Still Loom Ahead for September 21st Council Meeting On Wednesday evening, thanks to all of your calls and emails, the Albuquerque City Council voted down Resolution R-20-68 on a 5-4 vote.  This non-binding resolution would have urged the New Mexico Legislature to strip the firearms preemption clause from Article II, Section 6 (the Right
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Not satisfied with restrictive gun control measures already enacted by the New Mexico Legislature, like the ban on private firearms transfers and a red flag gun confiscation law, the Albuquerque City Council is poised to consider three additional gun control measures in September: Resolution R-20-68 urges the New Mexico Legislature to strip the firearms preemption clause from
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Not satisfied with restrictive gun control measures already enacted by the New Mexico Legislature, like the ban on private firearms transfers and a red flag gun confiscation law, the Albuquerque City Council is poised to consider three additional gun control measures in September: Resolution R-20-68 urges the New Mexico Legislature to strip the firearms preemption clause from
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The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) is proud to announce a new partnership with eight companies that have pledged to match $1 million in donations made to NRA-ILA through Nov. 15, Partners for Patriotism. “These patriotic businesses are pledging vital resources to support and defend the Second Amendment because they understand that our right
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We’ve written extensively about NICS background checks records this year and the potential implications. Large numbers are now used routinely. There were 3,115,063 total NICS firearm background checks last month, but what does that actually mean? The typical format for an article on the monthly NICS report would include various statistics, like August 2020 was the fifth-busiest month all-time
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August 2020 saw more gun sales than any other August on record as Americans continue to rush to gun stores at a record pace. A Washington Free Beacon analysis of FBI data released on Tuesday found a 57 percent increase in sales compared to August 2019. There were at least 1.6 million sales in August
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