Articles Tagged 'Gun Rights'

Gun Tax Politician Toni Preckwinkle launches run for Chicago mayor

by Bill Ruthhart and Hal Dardick, Chicago Tribune  |  published on September 24, 2018

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle walked into the sweltering banquet room in a Hyde Park hotel packed full of supporters Thursday afternoon to declare she’s running for Chicago mayor, a job she previously had passed on pursuing. In launching her campaign, Preckwinkle alluded to many of Chicago’s ongoing problems: violent crime that claims too many lives, neighborhoods that long… READ MORE

Ground Zero: Washington Rights Activists Energized, Organizing

In the five days after the Washington State Supreme Court overturned a Thurston County Superior Court ruling on Initiative 1639 to restore the measure to the November ballot, Evergreen State gun owners have been a busy bunch, organizing opposition to the billionaire-backed gun control scheme. On Tuesday, the National Rifle Association officially launched its website opposing the 30-page initiative to… READ MORE

Federal judge grants preliminary injunction in 3D-printed gun case

A federal judge on Monday granted a preliminary injunction to a coalition of states seeking to block a Texas-based company from posting online blueprints for how to make 3D-printed guns. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert S. Lasnik followed an initial temporary restraining order he granted in late July that blocked the federal government from implementing terms of a… READ MORE

Nevada judge: State can’t enforce 2016 gun screening measure

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gun buyer screening initiative that Nevada voters approved nearly two years ago was fatally flawed and can’t be enforced, a state court judge has ruled. Proponents should have known the measure “would be contingent upon the FBI’s approval” for the federal agency to take over criminal background checks during private sales of firearms, Clark County… READ MORE
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Vermont Legislature to Resume Discussion on Gun Restrictions

by AP
Published on March 14, 2018
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Phil Scott said Tuesday that the debate in the Legislature about restrictions on gun ownership would resume now that… READ MORE

NRA sues Florida over gun bill same day Gov. Scott signed it into law

The National Rifle Association sued in federal court Friday to block a new Florida law, just signed by Gov. Rick Scott, that prohibits gun sales to anyone under 21. “We filed a lawsuit against the state for violating the constitutional rights of 18- to 21-year-olds,” said Marion Hammer, lobbyist for the NRA in Florida. NRA lawyers in Tallahassee and Washington,… READ MORE

Gun legislation passes Florida House, goes to Gov. Rick Scott

by by Associated Press  |  published on March 8, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Florida House passed a school safety bill Wednesday that includes new restrictions on rifle sales and a program to arm some teachers, sending the measure to the governor for his signature. The vote of 67-50 reflected a mix of Republicans and Democrats in support and opposition. The measure, a response to the shootings at a… READ MORE

Conn Gov. Dannel Malloy: NRA has ‘become a terrorist organization’

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy made an explosive claim this week that the National Rifle Association has “become a terrorist organization.” “They act, quite frankly, in some cases as a terrorist organization,” Mr. Malloy, a Democrat, said Monday, a local Fox affiliate reported. “You want to make safer guns? We will boycott your company. That’s who they are. That’s what they… READ MORE

Florida Senate briefly approves — then rejects — 2-year moratorium on assault weapon sales


TALLAHASSEE – For 15 minutes, the Florida Senate was in favor of a two-year moratorium on sales of assault weapons. Then, it wasn’t. An amendment from Democrats was unexpectedly added to a sprawling bill that includes gun control, school safety and mental health measures designed to prevent future mass shootings like the one Feb. 14 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High… READ MORE

Cornyn: Trump told me he supports my ‘Fix NICS’ background check bill

Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn on Friday said President Trump clarified to him Thursday evening that Mr. Trump supports Mr. Cornyn’s bill aimed at improving the federal instant check system for gun transactions. “He called me last night sort of to clarify his position, at least from a legislative standpoint, that he supported the … bipartisan background check bill that… READ MORE
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