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    Three Minnesota gun enthusiasts are suing the state for the right of adults between the ages of 18 and 20 to carry firearms. Axel Anderson, 18, Austin Dye, 19, and Kristin Worth, 18, filed a lawsuit earlier this month, arguing that the state’s law prohibiting gun-carrying until the age of 21 is infringing on their...
    Surveillance video caught the second a masked shooter opened fire in Mayor Bill de Blasio’s (D) gun-controlled New York City. CBS New York reported the incident on June 19, 2021, noting that it occurred Thursday in the Bronx around 6:45 p.m. In the surveillance video, “a gunman appears to ambush his target in the middle...
    Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and Attorney General Eric S. Schmitt said Thursday the Biden administration is infringing on the Second Amendment in a letter pushing back against the Department of Justice (DOJ). “We will fight tooth and nail to defend the right to keep and bear arms protected by the Second Amendment,” the letter...
    A proclamation in the Arizona House of Representatives urges Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) to recuse himself from the David Chipman vote because of the gun control work he and Chipman have done together. The proclamation was introduced by state Rep. Quang Nguyen (R-Dist. 1). Breitbart News possesses a copy of the proclamation, which notes Chipman’s...
    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...
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) – For the second time in two months, the Florida Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at allowing people to use recreational marijuana. Justices, in a 5-2 decision, said a proposal by the political committee Sensible Florida included ballot wording that would mislead voters. By the same margin, the...
    Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene introduced a bill on Thursday to abolish the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives after the agency issued two proposed rule changes that have angered Second Amendment advocates. The legislation would rescind all ATF regulations put in place after Aug. 1, 2020, forbid the government body from hiring,...
    On Wednesday, Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) gave a strange and perhaps self-refuting reason as to why American citizens armed with guns would be able to topple a tyrannical government. During a discussion on gun rights, Cawthorn told Newsmax host Chris Salcedo that the purpose of the Second Amendment is to bestow upon citizens the right...
    Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed a bill that prohibits local police officers from enforcing federal gun laws. “It is our time to protect the Second Amendment,” Parson said of the legislation. “This is exactly what this bill does, and it’s time to get this thing signed and get it into law.” The new law requires...
    Gov. Mike Parson (R) signed legislation Saturday to bar the in-state enforcement of many federal gun controls, including those proposed by the Biden administration. WLBT reports that Parson signed HB 85, the “Second Amendment Preservation Act,” at 2 p.m. The Act “prohibits the enforcement of federal gun laws by local law enforcement agencies.” Parson said:...
    Utah’s 29 sheriffs signed a statement pledging to protect Second Amendment rights from federal gun controls. The Salt Lake Tribune reported the statement acknowledged that a number of gun controls already exist and Utahans should be wary of new gun controls being pushed under President Biden, whether those controls are “legislation, resolutions, or executive orders.” The...
    PRESIDENT Joe Biden called for tighter gun control laws in the wake of the mass shooting in Colorado on March 22. On March 22, gunman Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa stormed into a King Soopers supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, killing 10 people, including a police officer. 8President Joe Biden has called for tighter gun control lawsCredit:...
    Breitbart News sat down to discuss the Second Amendment with Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and he shared his view “bans against any firearms are ridiculous.” Landry made his statement in the context of explaining his role in seeking to get the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to defend the Second Amendment by...
    Wisconsin Republican lawmakers are pushing legislation to bar police and in-state law enforcement entities from enforcing new gun bans and/or ammunition restrictions. The Associated Press reports the legislation would “prohibit any state or local government agency from spending taxpayer dollars to confiscate guns or ammunition.” Republicans are also pushing to exempt Wisconsin-made firearms from federal regulations,...
    Would anyone really compare an AR-15 assault rifle, which has been used in so many recent mass killings, to a Swiss Army knife? Such a comparison is ludicrous, yet that is exactly what a federal judge in San Diego did on Friday in striking down California’s 32-year-old ban on assault weapons. Judge Roger Benitez began...
    By Larry Keane Gun control supporters are howling. They’re gnashing teeth with rage knowing that their “failed experiment” and labyrinth of lies came crashing down. Their gun grab is revealed for what it is – unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez struck down California’s 30-year-old ban on Modern Sporting Rifles (MSRs) when he issued...
    Conservatives for years have warned about the dangers posed to the Second Amendment by regulatory chokepoints imposed by state and local lawmakers. They warned these processes could be unintentionally, or more likely intentionally, used to chill citizens’ Second Amendment rights. Over the last year in North Carolina, these fears have proved frighteningly prescient. North Carolina...
    Breitbart News met up with Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX-13) for some range time Saturday and the congressman expressed his hope that constitutional carry will sweep across this country state by state until all 50 states have adopted it. Jackson made this point as part of his larger desire to see more legislation that reinforces the...
    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...
    FOSTER CITY (CBS SF) — Outraged over a court ruling to get rid of California’s decades-old ban on assault weapons and a mass shooting that claimed nine lives at a San Jose VTA railyard, gun control advocates rallied in Foster City Saturday evening. They said California needs more gun laws, not less. The names of...
    An alleged intruder died at the scene Thursday night after lunging at a homeowner in New Orleans’ French Quarter. 4 WWL reports that the homeowner was awakened by the sounds of someone banging on his door. He retrieved a gun and opened the door, which is when the alleged intruder lunged at him. The homeowner...
    A judge in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California issued a ruling Friday that noted F-150 pickups are popular, but AR-15s are twice as popular. The ruling came in Miller v. Bonta, where Judge Roger T. Benitez found California’s “assault weapons” ban unconstitutional. In the ruling, Benitez used the moniker “modern rifles” to describe...
    A federal judge in California ruled that the state's ban on assault weapons is unconstitutional, a major defeat for gun control advocates as Democrats eye a federal prohibition on the same kind of guns. U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez of San Diego issued a 94-page ruling panning the 30-year-old ban as an overstep by the state government...
    A federal judge in San Diego on Friday overturned California’s three-decade ban on assault weapons, saying it violates the Second Amendment. "Under no level of heightened scrutiny can the law survive," U.S. District Judge Roger Benitez said before issuing a permanent injunction that takes effect in 30 days.  Benitez argued the state’s definition of illegal military-style...
    California’s “assault weapons” ban was ruled unconstitutional Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California. The case, Miller v. Bonta, argued California’s ban on so-called “assault weapons” violated the Second Amendment. Judge Roger T. Benitez, appointed by President George W. Bush, agreed with the plaintiff’s contention, ruling: The Second Amendment “elevates above...
    May gun sales nationally surged, in a time period directly after President Joe Biden promoted new gun control measures. According to the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System figures, in May 2021, there were over 3.2 million background checks conducted for the sale of a firearm. That's an increase of more than 130,000 background...
    Attorney General Chris Carr has joined a coalition of 24 states to defend the Second Amendment at the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS). The coalition is urging SCOTUS to review a New Jersey law that limits magazine capacities. “The right to bear arms is vital to...
    San Clemente City Council members declared the city’s support for people’s right to bear arms, but stopped short of labeling the town a “sanctuary city” for the Second Amendment. For a fourth time in two months, City Councilman Gene James brought a resolution up for the council’s consideration to make San Clemente a Second Amendment...
    The city council of San Clemente, California, voted to declare its city a "Second Amendment Freedom City," though the pronouncement will have no legal ramifications. The resolution was passed by a 3-2 vote on Tuesday after more than two hours of discussion with members of the community, according to the Orange County Register. ...
    Democrats are looking for ways to sue gun manufacturers as shootings in New York City continue to surge. Some Democrats are also seeking to make it more arduous to legally purchase firearms. WSKG reports that state Sen. Zellnor Myrie (D) is sponsoring legislation to allow New York residents to sue gun makers who “don’t take steps...
    Former President Donald Trump gave Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) his “Complete and Total Endorsement for re-election” as Texas governor on Tuesday. In the endorsement, Trump said, “Greg Abbott is a fighter and a Great Governor for the incredible people of Texas.” “No Governor has done more to secure the Border and keep our communities safe...
    Former President Donald Trump endorsed Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott Tuesday for his re-election in 2022. “Greg Abbott is a fighter and a Great Governor for the incredible people of Texas,” the former President wrote in a statement. Trump went on to tout Abbott’s record on several issues, including border security, the Second Amendment, and...
    (CBSDFW.COM) – Former President Donald Trump endorsed Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday, June 1. Abbott is up for re-election in 2022 and already has a primary opponent in former Texas Senator Don Huffines. In a statement, former President Trump said, “Greg Abbott is a fighter and a Great Governor for the incredible people of...
    One firefighter was shot and killed at Los Angeles County’s Agua Dulce Fire Station Tuesday morning. The suspect is on the loose. ABC 7 reports that the shooting occurred “around 11 a.m.” The Associated Press notes the fire station is “about 45 miles north of Los Angeles.” Patch explained that a search for a male suspect “in...
                      by Jon Styf  Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill Wednesday that makes the state a Second Amendment sanctuary. Senate Bill 1335 prevents any “law, treaty, executive order, rule, or regulation of the United States government” that violates the Tennessee Constitution or the Second Amendment of...
    Illinois House Democrats are pushing fingerprint requirements and increased fees for the Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) cards that state residents must acquire in order to purchase/possess firearms. The state House passed the legislation, House Bill 1091, Saturday afternoon, the State Journal-Register noted. HB 1091 would require to FOID card applicants to submit fingerprints along with...
    Two people were killed and more than 20 injured when three suspects in a Nissan Pathfinder pulled up beside a Florida crowd and opened fire. NBC 4 reports the attack occurred Sunday morning about 12:30 a.m. “at the El Mula banquet hall, located at 7630 Northwest 186th Street.” ABC 15 notes the targeted crowd was gathered outside the...
    (CNN)One of Charlton Heston's greatest performances came not in a Hollywood film but on a convention stage where he electrified a crowd of gun-rights enthusiasts.Heston was president of the National Rifle Association in May 2000 when he spoke at the group's national gathering in Charlotte. The actor described gun owners as patriots and said owning...
    Rep. Adam KinzingerAdam Daniel KinzingerKinzinger says he wouldn't support McCarthy as Speaker GOP leaders face new calls to boot Greene Kinzinger calls for Greene to be removed from GOP conference after Holocaust remark MORE (R-Ill.) on Friday slammed Rep. Matt GaetzMatthew (Matt) GaetzLawmakers request investigation into Postal Service's covert operations program Of inmates and asylums: Today's House Republicans make...
    Rep. Matt Gaetz said the Second Amendment is 'not about hunting' but about being ready to take down the government 'if necessary.' Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) told an audience of supporters at a rally on Thursday that the Second Amendment is about "the ability to...
    REP. Matt Gaetz told a crowd of MAGA supporters that they have an "obligation" to take up arms against the government and blasted Silicon Valley for canceling conservatives. The embattled congressman made the incendiary remarks while speaking at an America First event in Georgia on Thursday night alongside fellow staunch Trump ally Marjorie Taylor Greene....
    Brian Cahn/ZUMA Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.The walls appear to be increasingly closing in on Matt Gaetz, the Florida Republican reportedly under investigation for possibly having sex with a minor, with two key witnesses—his former...
    Matt Gaetz has told his supporters that they have an 'obligation' to use their Second Amendment rights against Silicon Valley firms, in retaliation for their blocking of conservatives like Donald Trump. The Florida congressman was in Georgia on Thursday night, speaking alongside Marjorie Taylor Greene, who represents the district. The pair of controversy-courting Republicans are...
    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) told an audience in Georgia Thursday that the purpose of the Second Amendment is to “maintain an armed rebellion against the government if that becomes necessary.” “We have a Second Amendment in this country, and I think we have an obligation to use it,” Gaetz said at a rally with Rep....
    At an “America First” rally with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) in Georgia, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) ratcheted up the rhetoric against Big Tech companies to potentially dangerous levels. The third-term congressman is currently under federal investigation as to whether he had sex with a minor. Former Gaetz associate Joel Greenberg is cooperating with federal investigators in Florida...
    Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee signed a bill Wednesday that makes the state a Second Amendment sanctuary. Senate Bill 1335 prevents any “law, treaty, executive order, rule, or regulation of the United States government” that violates the Tennessee Constitution or the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution from being enforced in the state. That...
    Fox News host Laura Ingraham took a look at "radical" statements made by President Biden's nominee for the ATF on the Second Amendment, Wednesday on "The Ingraham Angle." INGRAHAM: Now fast forward to the present-day language manipulation directly impacting our Second Amendment rights. Now Biden’s nominee to head the ATF unwittingly revealed how Democrats have...
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) suggested placing David Chipman in charge of ATF is like putting “Antifa in charge of the Portland Police Department” during opening comments in the Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearings Wednesday. Grassley began his comments by noting, “Chipman seems to have worked for every prominent gun control group in the country,” and...
    Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) praised the Second Amendment Sanctuary legislation now headed to his desk by saying, “Don’t mess with Texas.” State Rep. Shelby Slawson (R) tweeted that the Second Amendment Sanctuary legislation, which state Rep. Justin Holland (R) sponsored, passed Monday night and is now headed to Abbott’s desk. Abbott anticipated the passage of the...