gun control

GOP Lawmakers Furious After Discovering Hidden Gun Control In Budget

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

NY GOP lawmakers reportedly learned after they voted in favor of a proposed state budget that it includes millions in funding for the state’s hastily-passed gun control law (SAFE Act). One GOP senator, who asked to remain anonymous, said NY lawmakers were lied to.

Sarah Palin: ‘If You Control Arms, You Control the People’

Richard Berkow, Biz Pac Review

At a NRA rally Sat. in Indianapolis, Palin ridiculed Obama for slashing the military budget and showing weakness abroad. She skewered Joe Biden for telling his wife to fire warning shots in the air if she’s attacked. And she bashed Eric Holder for suggesting that all gun permit holders wear ID bracelets.

KS Gov. Signs Bill Nixing Local Gun Control Laws

John Hanna, Associated Press

Kansas will strip cities and counties of their power to regulate guns and nullify local gun regulations in July, ensuring it will be legal across the state to openly carry firearms. The bill prevents local gov'ts from restricting the sale of guns and ammunition or regulating how guns are transported and stored.

GOP-E House Candidate in NJ Supported Gun Control

Katie McHugh, Daily Caller

New Jersey GOP-E Tom MacArthur (a wealthy insurance executive who raised taxes as the mayor of Randolph Township) who is running for the third district House seat publicly contradicted his views on citizens’ Second Amendment rights while on the campaign trail.

DOJ May Use Gun Tracking Bracelets

Elizabeth Harrington, Washington Free Beacon

Attorney General Eric Holder said that gun tracking bracelets are something the Justice Dept. wants to “explore” as part of its gun control efforts and has requested $2 million for 'gun safety technology' grants.

Rand Paul: Obama Surgeon Gen. Pick Will Use Position to Attack 2nd Amendment

David Sherfinski, The Washington Times

Rand Paul is objecting to President Obama’s nominee to be the next Surgeon General of the United States because of what he says is a history of political advocacy and push for gun controls.

FL Bill Would Protect Gun Owners From Insurance Discrimination

William Patrick,

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, offers gun owners the same protections afforded to those who suffer more widely recognized discriminatory abuses. If passed, gun owners would have a clear path to sue if they're denied coverage or their premium rates are unfairly raised. 

9th Circuit Gun Rights Win Underscores Need for SCOTUS Carry Ruling

Dave Workman,

Yesterday’s ruling by a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel in Cal. that strikes down a requirement by San Diego County that concealed carry permit applicants must show “good cause” underscores the need for the SCOTUS to accept a NJ carry case filed by the Second Amendment Foundation.

Officials in Conn. Stunned by Massive ‘Civil Disobedience’ by Gun Owners

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

On 1/1/2014, 10,000+ defiant gun owners seemingly made the choice not to register their semi-automatic rifles with the state of Conn. as required by a hastily-passed gun control law. By possessing unregistered so-called “assault rifles,” they technically became guilty of a felony.

OH Nat'l Guard Training Envisions Right-Wing Terrorism

Jesse Hathaway,

Documents from an Ohio National Guard training drill conducted last Jan. reveal the details of a mock disaster where Second Amendment supporters with “anti-government” opinions were portrayed as domestic terrorists.

West. Maryland Secession Movement Grows Over Taxes, Gun Control

Mary Bubala, WJZ Baltimore

Western Marylanders fed up with high taxes and gun control want to break away. Thousands in the western counties say liberal Gov. Martin O’Malley is out of touch and they want to break away from the rest of the state. Similar movements are also growing in AZ, CA, CO, and MI.

Cruz's Takedown of Hollywood Elite Behind New Anti-Gun Movie

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

Ted Cruz outlined the hypocrisy of anti-gun movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who has cashed in on countless films depicting graphic gun violence. Weinstein is making a “big movie” that'll make the NRA “wish they weren’t alive.” 

Legal Open-Carry Case Sparks Fed. Lawsuit

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

In Michigan, it is legal to openly carry a handgun. However, when a Grand Rapids cop responded to a call about a man doing exactly that, he drew his weapon and ordered the man to the ground, insinuating the man was a "nut."

Pro-Gun Lawmakers Eye Way to Nullify Fed Gun Control

Dave Urbanski, Associated Press

Having failed in an earlier effort to bar federal agents from enforcing gun regulations in Missouri, conservative lawmakers are trying a new tack this year: banding together with other like-minded states to defy certain federal laws at the same time.

Judge: Chicago Gun Ban Unconstitutional

Associated Press Staff

U.S. District Judge said that the gov't is obligated to protect the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense. However, he said the ordinances can stand while the city decides whether to appeal.

Obama’s Agenda Backfires, 2013 Gun Sales Soared

Emily Miller, Washington Times

The FBI reported that it performed an astounding 21,093,273 background checks for the year ending Dec. 31, which is 8% higher than 2012. It was also a huge year for gun sales leading up to the election.

Chamber's War on Right Is So WRONG

Quin Hillyer, National Review Online

If US Chamber strategist Scott Reed really wants "no loser candidates" and "no fools on our ticket," then he should recuse himself. It takes a truly foolish Repub. consultant to declare war on the GOP’s most energized troops; the same fool who advised R's to work for gun control and who ran the incompetent '96 Dole campaign.

EPA's Next Liberal Step: Kill the Lead Bullet

Perry Chiaramonte, Fox News

When the last bullet-producing lead smelter closes on Dec. 31, it'll mark a major victory for those who say lead-based ammunition pollutes the environment. Others warn 'green' bullets will cost more, drive up copper prices and do little to help conservation.

Sharpton Meeting Leads to Revolt Against Machine Politics

Tom Blumer,

A recent town hall meeting hosted by Al Sharpton to address gun violence exploded into a revolt against “Chicago Machine” politics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the aldermen in City Hall, with panel and audience members calling to vote out their elected officials. A preacher even called for “Tea Party” style meetings.

Pro-Gun Crowd Protests Scott Brown

James Hohmann, Politico

Scott Brown will have to square his left-leaning record on guns with a GOP electorate. More than 125 pro-gun conservatives to a GOP party Brown attended but they came to protest his appearance, not to hear him speak.