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Large Capacity Magazine Ban Moves Forward In Illinois - May 21, 2013
Illinois State Bill SB1002
Newtown shooting victim's parents testify in Springfield Monday. Three amendments and one co-sponsor addded.
California DOJ Issues Letter Requiring All Semi-Automatic Handguns Sold In The State To Include Micro-Stamping Technology - May 19, 2013
California DOJ sent out a letter last week requiring all semiautomatic handguns sold in the state to be equipped with micro-stamping technology.
Magpul Joins Lawsuit To Invalidate Colorado Gun Laws - May 17, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
MAGPUL INDUSTRIES ANNOUNCES LAWSUIT TO INVALIDATE COLORADO GUN CONTROL MEASURES
Denver, Colorado - May 17th, 2013 - Magpul Industries, an Erie, Colorado, based manufacturer of firearms accessories, announced today that it has joined 53 Colorado County Sheriffs and other plaintiffs in filing a lawsuit this morning to invalidate gun control measures recently passed by the Colorado legislature and enacted by Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.
The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court and establishes that Colorado House Bill 1224 (magazine restrictions) and House Bill 1229 (universal background checks) violate the constitutional rights of lawful gun owners located in Colorado.
Duane Liptak, Director of Product Management and Marketing for Magpul Industries, said that these gun control laws do nothing other than restrict the ability of law abiding citizens to defend themselves and Magpul is committed to invalidating these infringements:
"Colorado's recently passed gun control laws are a direct assault on the constitutional rights of the responsible people who live in and visit this great state. These laws will do nothing to enhance public safety and only place unreasonable limitations on the ability of law abiding citizens to defend themselves. While Magpul is currently in the process of moving its operations out of Colorado, we will not turn our back on our native state. Extreme gun control interests have forced the passage of these unconstitutional laws in Colorado, and as a company, we are resolved to restore those rights to the people."
Magpul's outside legal counsel, Jon Anderson, of Holland & Hart LLP, said that the Colorado gun control bills are unconstitutional and so poorly drafted that the new laws would be enforced in an inconsistent manner:
"Colorado's gun control laws are in direct conflict with the U.S. Constitution. In addition, these bills were so poorly drafted that no one agrees on the scope of the government regulation. If teams of lawyers cannot agree on what these bills prohibit, how can we expect citizens to abide by these laws and how can we rely on law enforcement to implement these laws in a consistent manner?"
Magpul will continue to support productive efforts to FREE COLORADO from government regulations that imperil the rights of law abiding firearm owners.
Square Reader Changes Business Terms & Conditions To Exclude Gun & Ammunition Sales - May 16, 2013
We wanted to be 100% sure about this before I posted anything but one of our members at AMGOA just got the new terms and conditions for his business from Square reader and found this:
"By creating a Square Account, you also confirm that you will not accept payments in connection with the following businesses or business activities: ...(23) sales of (i) firearms, firearm parts or hardware, and ammunition; or (ii) weapons and other devices designed to cause physical injury, ... "
Needless to say he cancelled his account (gun business) immediately. Call it anti 2A or whatever you want but it's now part of their terms.
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DC Considers $250,000 Insurance Policy To Own A Gun - May 16, 2013
State: District of Columbia
DC councilwoman Mary Cheh introduces bill to require $250,000 personal liability insurance before anyone can purchase a gun.
No way this one would stand up in court but they keep trying.
Palm Beach Sheriff's Office Report Raises Concerns Over Glock Firing Pin - May 16, 2013
A never before released report by the Palm Beach Sheriff's Office raises questions about the reliability of the Glock semi-automatic handgun used by its deputies.
The confidential sheriff's department document outlines a series of incidents in which problems with the Glock firing pin caused the gun to malfunction and not fire.
Issued by the department's armorer, or gun expert, the March 13 report is titled simply: Firing Pin Issue. In each case where there was a misfire, the gun was taken apart and the firing pin was found to be cracked or chipped.
Maryland Governor Signs Gun Control Bill That Includes Assault Weapon Ban & Fingerprinting Of Anyone Wanting A Firearm License - May 16, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a gun-control measure on Thursday to give Maryland some of the nation's tightest gun laws and the National Rifle Association plans to challenge it in court.
Part of the law requires people to submit fingerprints to the state police to get a license to buy a handgun.
Proposed Ohio Law Requires Anyone Under Temporary Protection Order To Turn In Guns - May 10, 2013
Ohio State Bill HB160
A new Ohio law introduced May 8th would require anyone under a temporary protection order to turn in their guns to either police or an FFL until the order is lifted. While to some laws like this make sense they are all to often 'used' by partners going through a divorce to attack each other.
Alabama Lawmakers Near Agreement On Gun Legislation - May 10, 2013
Alabama State Bill SB286
Alabama lawmakers are close to an agreement on a gun bill after a conference committee voted to make minor changes to the legislation.
Senators at around 9 p.m. voted 25-5 to agree to the conference committee report. The House is expected to vote May 20, the final day of the legislative session.
NJ Reps Recorded Saying Confiscate, Confiscate, Confiscate - May 10, 2013
State: New Jersey
An audo tape of NJ representatives (it is unknown at this time whose voices are on the tape) came to the attention of NJ2AS and has been published on youtube. The conversation goes like this:
We need a bill that is going to confiscate, confiscate, confiscate
They want to keep the guns out of the hands of the bad guys but they dont have any regulations to do it.
They don't care about the bad guys, all they want is to have their little guns and do whatever they want with them.
That's the line they've developed ... yeah ... yeah
US Government Seizes DEFCAD Plans For 3-D Printed Gun - May 9, 2013
DEFCAD (the people who published the 3-D printer gun files) has had the files removed and has a banner at the top of their page states:
"DEFCAD files are being removed from public access at the request of the US Department of Defense Trade Controls. Until further notice, the United States government claims control of the information"
Government Gun Statistics Report Ignored By Main Stream Media - May 8, 2013
A new government report exposing every lie the anti-gun people and the MSM are using to push for new gun laws was released yesterday. The study shows gun crime and gun violence have plummeted since 1993, even with the repeal of the assault weapons ban, the supreme court siding with gun owners, gun ownership rates skyrocketing and with most states relaxing carry laws.
But they will never admit it and I guarantee you will never hear a mention of this report on NBC, ABC, CBS or CNN
Pass these links around, probably the only way to get the truth out there.
Senator Isakson of Georgia Considering Vote Change on Background Checks - May 7, 2013
Capitol Hill aides Monday declined to identify the two Republicans who have approached Democrats about restarting the debate. But Sens. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) signaled through their spokesmen that they would be open to debating the background-check proposal again if Democrats make significant changes.
Senator Flake of Arizona Considering Vote Change on Background Checks - May 7, 2013
Republican Sen. Jeff Flake told CNN he is willing to reverse his opposition to expanding background checks for guns if the Senate sponsors change on the bill's provision dealing with internet sales.
Flake said the only reason he voted no was because of his concern that the requirement for background checks on internet sales is too costly and inconvenient, given the way guns are often sold among friends in his state of Arizona and others.
Health And Human Services Propose Changes To HIPAA Regulations For NICS Reporting - May 4, 2013
The Department of Health and Human Services is proposing changes to HIPAA regulations to comply with an executive order to get those who have been involuntarily committed, or adjudicated as mentally incompetent into the NICS system.
The public can comment on the changes by clicking on the blue comment now button at the top right of the page.
Proposed Delaware Law Requires Owners Of Stolen Firearms to Report In 48 Hours - April 29, 2013
Delaware State Bill SB16
Under new legislation proposed in Delaware, individuals who fail to notify police of a stolen or missing gun would face a fine of up to $500 for a first offense and could lose their right to own a gun as a second offense.
The bill was unveiled last week by Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, Lt. Gov. Matt Denn and Attorney General Beau Biden at the Delaware State Police building in Newark, Del.
Manchin To Reintroduce Background Checks Bill - April 29, 2013
Sen. Joe Manchin on Sunday said he would re-introduce a measure that would require criminal and mental health background checks for gun buyers at shows and online.
The West Virginia Democrat says that if lawmakers read the bill, they will support it.
Inhofe, Lucas Introduce Bill Limiting Federal Agencies from Stockpiling Ammunition - April 26, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Congressman Frank Lucas (R-OK-3) today introduced in their respective chambers the Ammunition Management for More Obtainability (AMMO) Act of 2013. The legislation would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a report on the purchasing of ammunition by federal agencies, except the Department of Defense, and its affect on the supply of ammunition available to the public. The AMMO Act would restrict agencies from obtaining additional ammunition for a six-month period if current agency stockpiles are higher than its monthly averages prior to the Obama Administration.
Proposed PA Law Grants Immunity From Prosecution, Right To Sue - April 25, 2013
Pennsylvania State Bill SB876
A newly proposed PA law would grant immunity from prosecution to anyone using justifiable force as defined under current law. The bill also provides a 'general rule for unlawful regulations of firearms', allowing parties to sue local governments that overstep their bounds.
South Carolina Proposed Law Requires Gun Dealer To Do Multiple Checks On Gun Buyers Wanting An 'Assault Weapon' - April 25, 2013
South Carolina State Bill S0650
A newly proposed South Carolina bill would require gun dealers to conduct a criminal background check, a family background check, a medical and psychological evaluation as well as a personal interview before selling a 'assault weapon' to anyone.