February 29, 2020

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Kent State ‘gun girl’ who walked campus with AR confronted by protesters at Ohio University

[USA Today] Gun rights activist and Kent State graduate Kaitlin Bennett was greeted by a crowd of screaming protesters Monday when she visited Ohio University. 

Joe Biden Essentially Pushing Ban on All Semiautomatic Firearms

[Breitbart] Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden essentially pushed a ban on all semiautomatic firearms Thursday night during a CNN town hall.

Bernie Sanders in NH: Admits ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban Is Just the Start

[Breitbart] During the New Hampshire Democrat debate, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) again voiced support for banning “assault weapons” and admitted that such a ban is just the start.

He said he will “make certain that we end the sale and distribution of ‘assault weapons’ in this country.’” And as the audience applauded he added, “And we go further, we go further, but the bottom line is that I will not be intimidated by the NRA.”

Boom: Record January gun background checks, 2020 set to make history

[Washington Examiner] The 2020 presidential race is already weighing on the minds of gun owners who flocked to gun stores to load up in January.

The FBI reported today that January saw a record of 2,702,702 background checks, which closely track gun sales and requests for concealed carry permits.

Colorado woman accused of lying in gun confiscation petition

[KKTV] Colorado authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a woman accused of lying when she filed a petition seeking to take away the guns of a university police officer who killed her son.

Trump on Virginia: Gun Confiscation Not Happening on My Watch

[Breitbart] During his January 28, 2020, rally in Wildwood, New Jersey, President Donald Trump referenced the Democrat gun control push in Virginia and made clear that gun confiscation is not happening on his watch.

New Gun Control Law Would Require Gun Owners in NY to get Mental Health Evaluations

[Ammoland] The march for more gun laws in New York continues with on another assault on the rights of the citizens in what is truly becoming the Empire State.

Trump warns of ‘attack’ on 2nd Amendment ahead of Virginia gun rights rally

[The Hill] “Your 2nd Amendment is under very serious attack in the Great Commonwealth of Virginia. That’s what happens when you vote for Democrats, they will take your guns away. Republicans will win Virginia in 2020. Thank you Dems!” Trump tweeted.

Northam issues state of emergency, bans guns in Capitol vicinity ahead of lobby day

[news leader] Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday afternoon issued a state of emergency, citing threats of violence ahead of an expected demonstration in Capitol Square next week. That emergency declaration also bans all weapons from Capitol grounds, according to a news release.

BREAKING: RED FLAG ORDER FALSELY AND MALICIOUSLY FILED AGAINST COLORADO COP

[gunowners.org] Morris now must fight for his gun rights in court.

Democrat Bill Mandates Licensing of All Virginia AR-15 Owners

[Breitbart] A bill from Delegate Mark Levine (D) mandates all Virginia AR-15 owners acquire a license of ownership from the state. Those who do not acquire a license yet remain in possession of AR-15s will be labeled felons.

Gun control standoff heats up in Virginia as ‘sanctuaries’ grow, big votes loom

[Fox News] A battle over gun control in Virginia with national implications is heating up as the legislature prepares to vote on sweeping new restrictions and localities band together to defy them in growing numbers.

Warren Responds To Hero Stopping Texas Church Shooting: I Will NOT Support Conceal Carry

[DailyWire] Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren responded to the heroic actions of the man who stopped the church shooting in Texas on Sunday by announcing that she would not support universal conceal carry even if the person had to be vetted by the government and obtain licensing.

Texas AG Destroys Media’s Anti-Gun Narrative on CNN: ‘More People Need to Carry’ to Prevent Tragedies

[NewsBusters] Paxton praised the “heroic efforts” of the church members before arguing how important it was for citizens to be able to defend themselves:

Virginia AG Vows To Enforce New Gun-Control Laws As Prison Budget Gets Boosted

[Defense Maven] The Virginia attorney general vowed to enforce controversial new gun-control laws even as Democratic legislators in the state were gearing up for the showdown by increasing the state’s corrections budget.

Popular retail DJ pulls ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ from playlists over lyric about guns

[Fox News] A top executive at a media company that provides the music selection heard in thousands of retail stores nationwide has disclosed that his firm has pulled the classic Christmas tune “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” from its playlists because of a lyric that refers to guns.

California’s Background Check Law Had No Impact on Gun Deaths, Johns Hopkins Study Finds

[FEE] The findings—which run counter to the conventional wisdom that gun control saves lives—have received almost no media attention.

Florida gun law in crosshairs

[The Ledger – TALLAHASSEE] Describing the law as an “unnecessary and unconstitutional overreach,” cities and counties argue that an appeals court should reject a 2011 state law that threatens tough penalties if local elected officials approve gun regulations.

Sorry Democrats: New Zealand’s gun confiscation program just failed miserably

[Washington Examiner] Sorry Democrats: New Zealand’s gun confiscation program just failed miserably.

More than 100 Virginia cities, counties declare themselves gun sanctuaries as Dems prepare to take legislature

[Fox News ] Dozens of Virginia counties and cities are declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries in an apparent revolt against the state legislature’s proposals for new firearm restrictions.

Toronto shooting victims file $114m lawsuit against Smith & Wesson

[BBC] A statement of claim filed in a Canadian court alleges the gunmaker was negligent for not incorporating “smart gun” technology in the firearm used in the shooting.

Gun Homicide Linked to Poor Social Mobility

[Scientific American] An epidemiologist explores the social and economic roots of the 13,060 firearm-related deaths in 48 states in 2015

Woman who witnessed husband’s murder in gun-free zone faults media coverage of shootings

[Fox News] A Tennessee woman who tragically witnessed her husband’s murder at the hands of her own stalker argued that gun-free zones make Americans less safe…

Washington state seeks to ban sale of ‘assault weapons,’ high capacity magazines

[Reuters/Yahoo News] – The state of Washington on Thursday proposed bans on the sale of “assault weapons” and high capacity magazines, part of a package of gun laws meant to address a rising wave of U.S. mass shootings.

Second Amendment Sanctuary’ Movement Grows in Virginia as Democrats Ready Gun Control Measures

[US News] Dozens of counties in Virginia have declared themselves ‘Second Amendment sanctuaries’ ahead of the 2020 legislative session in which Democrats will hold the majority.

Thousands of lawful California gun owners are being denied ammunition purchases. Here’s why

[The Sacramento Bee] … tens of thousands of Californians who have been turned away from buying ammunition at firearms and sporting goods stores…

Supreme Court runs away from Second Amendment

[Washington Examiner] Clarence Thomas calls the Second Amendment the Supreme Court’s “constitutional orphan,” lamenting that it is “a disfavored right in this court.” Sadly, the orphan could get neglected again this term.