Gun Related News Stories
Supreme Court Rules On Straw Purchases - June 16, 2014
A divided Supreme Court sided with gun control groups and the Obama administration Monday, ruling that the federal ban on 'straw' purchases of guns can be enforced even if the ultimate buyer is legally allowed to own a gun.
The justices ruled 5-4 that the law applied to a Virginia man who bought a gun with the intention of transferring it to a relative in Pennsylvania who was not prohibited from owning firearms.
MSM Continues To Rip Everytown Claim Of 74 'School Shootings' - June 14, 2014
In the continued reaming of the outright lies by Everytown For Gun Safety Fox News has dissected their claims and reported the blatant lies.
Politifact Rates Everytown's '74 School Shootings' Claim Mostly False - June 13, 2014
Not to be outdone by CNN's debunking of Everytown's 74 'school shootings since Sandy Hook' Politifact did their own study of the list and found that only 10 incidents on the list qualified as 'school shootings'. They have rated the claim as mostly false.
6th Ciruit Rules On Pharacist Who Defended Himself At Work - June 13, 2014
The U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals this month found that Walgreens properly exercised its rights when it fired an employee for using his handgun in defense during a robbery.
At the center of the case is Jeremy Hoven, a pharmacist employed at-will by the drug store chain in Michigan. Hoven is a lawful concealed-carry permit holder who was fired by the company in 2011 after he exchanged gunfire with an armed robber while at work.
While the ruling against him isn't unexpected certain language in the ruling is quite troubling.
"Moore continued, saying, 'Hoven has not shown there is a legislatively enacted general right of self-defense in Michigan.'
The panel contended that Michigan's Self-Defense Act doesn't confer an unlimited right to engage in self-defense, but rather only provides a potential defense to criminal prosecution by the state.
CNN Destroys Everytown '74 Shool Shooting' Statistics - June 12, 2014
After Everytown For Gun Safety came out with their completely false chart and claim that there have been 74 'school shootings' since Sandy Hook many news outlets parroted their information without ever checking it, including CNN. Then someone down there actually decided to act like a reporter and check the facts.
What they found was what most gun owners know and Everytown was, once again, caught in a lie. Once CNN removed every incident that wasn't a 'school shooting' the number of shootings was actually 15.
Police Identify Man Who Left Gun In Target - June 12, 2014
The gun was in plain view on top of a superhero Playskool toy box when the worker found it; he thought it was a toy. He realized it was real after seeing it was loaded with live ammo.
On Thursday, June 12, Myrtle Beach Police identified the suspect wanted for unlawful carrying of a handgun in reference to the incident as David Dennis. Police are asking anyone with information on Dennis or his whereabouts to contact MBPD at 843-918-1911.
Toppenish Mississippi School District Arming School Administrators - June 12, 2014
The Toppenish School District is paving the way for an additional security effort by arming and training some of their administrators.
When school starts up again in the fall, 11 Toppenish School District Administrators will be armed for additional security purposes.
"The first responders are usually our administrators, and if our administrators or myself, if we're willing to put our lives on the line, we need to be prepared, said John Cerna, the Toppenish School District Superintendent.
California Gun Owners Ask Court to Block DOJ Gun Control Policy - June 11, 2014
Two California gun owners, Paul Gladden and "Alvin Doe", have filed for an injunction against defendants Attorney General Kamala Harris and Department of Justice Bureau of Firearms chief Stephen Lindley seeking to prevent them from enforcing a policy that denies the sale of handguns to licensed and background-checked Californians.
Memorial Fund Set Up For Las Vegas Hero - June 11, 2014
A Go Fund Me donation page has been set up for Joe Wilcox, the brave concealed carrier that engaged the killers in the recent Las Vegas killings.
If you can spare a few dollars please help this family out so they can bury their son with honor.
Firearms Distributor Charged With Bribing Glock Officials - June 4, 2014
A Kansas firearms distributor was indicted today on federal charges of paying more than $1 million in bribes and kickbacks to executives of the company that manufactures Glock pistols, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
John Sullivan Ralph, III, 40, Olathe, Kan., who was owner of Global Guns & Hunting Inc. of Olathe, Kan., doing business as OMB Guns, is charged with one count of conspiracy, 11 counts of wire fraud and 10 counts of money laundering.
The indictment alleges Ralph secretly paid executives of Glock to receive preferential treatment over other distributors of firearms, including directing potential customers to his company, giving his company priority access to limited products, steering government contracts and sales to government agencies of firearms and accessories to his company, and providing confidential Glock information to him.
Issa Releases Memos Proving DOJ Targeted Gun Companies - June 2, 2014
Darrel Issa, chairman of the House Oversight Committee has released memos that he says proves that the DOJ (Department of (in) Justice) was using Operation Choke Point to attack legal businesses. Operation Choke Point (OCP) was used by the DOJ to choke off scammer's access to the banking industry and with it credit card processing services.
New Orleans Lawmaker Order Review Of Stand Your Ground Law - June 2, 2014
A review of how Louisiana's "stand your ground" laws are applied in the state will be undertaken by the Louisiana State Law Institute at the urging of a New Orleans lawmaker.
After backing off his attempt earlier this legislative session to repeal the controversial laws that expand on self-defense principals, state Rep. Wesley Bishop settled instead for the study of how the laws and others like it have been used in the state since enacted in 2006.
Mountainview California City Council Debates Mag Capacity Ban - May 29, 2014
Mountain View may follow in Sunnyvale's footsteps and pursue a ban on ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.
On Tuesday, a majority of the City Council said they wanted City Attorney Jannie Quinn to prepare a memo on Measure C, which was passed by 67 percent of Sunnyvale voters last November.
"I am not in any way prepared to say let's put something on the ballot or start something, but at least to get some briefing," Councilman Mike Kasperzak said during a portion of the meeting reserved for council members to suggest subjects for discussion at a future meeting.
Chicago Gun Shop Plans Would Require Video Taping, Select Locations - May 27, 2014
Just when you thought the politicians in Chicago couldn't get any dumber they prove you wrong.
After a federal judge struck down the cities ban on gun shops they have come up with some regulations that just about destroy any chance of a business person opening a shop.
Under the proposed ordinance, special-use zoning would keep gun stores out of 99.5 percent of Chicago, limiting them to pockets of the North, West and South sides, city officials said. The stores could not be within 500 feet of a school or park.
Store owners would have to conduct quarterly audits of their gun sales and allow police to inspect their records. They also would have to get the police to approve a security plan before they could open their doors.
Calfornia Shooting Prompts Misled Calls For Gun Control - May 26, 2014
Completely ignoring the fact that 3 of the victims in the latest rampage by a mentally disturbed person were killed with a knife, and two non-fatal casualties were run over with a car, politicians again focus on so-called gun control.
Also ignored by these politicians, and the media, is the fact that California has arguably the most restrictive gun laws in the country.
One has to wonder when these elected officials will start paying attention to the real issue in this country, mental health.
Nucla Colorado Becomes First Town To Mandate Gun Ownership - May 25, 2014
Guns have put Nucla in the national Second Amendment spotlight since the Nucla Town Board on May 8 passed the first, and only, municipal ordinance in Colorado requiring heads of households to have guns, and ammunition, "in order to provide for and protect the safety, security and general welfare of the town and its inhabitants."
In truth, guns were ingrained in the culture of this out-of-the-way western Colorado town before the current gun-rights movement and before anyone had dreamed up what is being called the Family Protection Order.
A visitor is hard-pressed to find anyone who didn't already own guns, many guns, before the ordinance passed.
Sen. Markey & Rep. Maloney Want To Waste 60 Million On Gun Violence Research - May 22, 2014
Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) today introduced bicameral legislation to fund research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on gun violence prevention and firearms safety. The legislation calls for $10 million each year for six years beginning in fiscal year 2015. President Obama included $10 million in his budget proposal released in March after lifting the 17-year ban on federal gun violence research in 2013.
Brady Campaign Suing New Jersey To Enforce Smart Gun Law - May 21, 2014
A national gun control group is suing New Jersey's attorney general, claiming the state has failed to comply with its own law on gun technology. The lawsuit, by the Washington-based Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and a local chapter of the Million Mom March, accuses the state's attorney general's office of failing to file reports on the availability of smart guns in the US, as required by law.
The law, signed by governor James McGreevey in 2002, is controversial among gun rights advocates, because it stipulates that three years after the technology becomes available, the only guns sold in New Jersey will be smart guns. Since the technology did not exist when the bill was signed 12 years ago, the law required the attorney general to produce progress reports to the New Jersey legislature every six months.
Smart Gun Maker Filed Patent for Remote Kill Switch - May 18, 2014
Not that we didn't think it would never happen but proof of the filing of a patent for a remote 'kill switch' for smart guns has been discovered. The patent was filed by Armatix, the maker of the 'smart gun' that has been in the news so often.
Translated from German the patent says "Preferably, the inventive device is designed such that the device or the activated identification medium authenticated in response to a signal transmitted from a remote station to the device wake-up and request signal, whereupon the remote station a logical and / or physical access or access to one and allows or prevents a target device. Preferably, the apparatus of the invention can be controlled remotely, for example via satellite and can send information to a satellite."
Did ATF Just Approve New Machine Gun Sales For Gun Trusts? - May 15, 2014
According to a new blog entry by Joshua Price (fair notice, Josh represents AMGOA), a new decision by ATF may have just opened the door to new machine gun sales for the first time since 1968. From his blog:
So, we have a prohibition on any 'person' transferring or possessing a machinegun which was not lawfully registered before May 19, 1986. BUT, an unincorporated trust is not a 'person' under the GCA, so this provision cannot apply to it.
In turning to the National Firearms Act, as amended, 26 U.S.C. 5801, et seq., we find that a 'person' is defined as including a trust, pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7701. Yet, there exists no 922(o)esque provision in Section 5801, et seq.
Therefore, pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 5812 and 5822, an unincorporated trust may lawfully transfer and make machineguns, as it is not a 'person' for purposes of the GCA and Section 922 only applies to 'persons' as defined by the GCA. And yes, this opens up a lot more issues for ATF in relation to the purchase of firearms by trusts under the GCA. Someone isn't likely to be employed much longer.
If Attorney Price is correct, and he is testing the theory by applying for a stamp, ATF may have just made the biggest blunder they have made in years.