May 27, 2020

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Mexico Demands Explanation for Obama-era Gun-walking Scandal

Nearly a decade has passed since the public first learned of the botched Obama-era gunwalking scandal Operation Fast and Furious.

Federal judge issues order allowing Mass. gun shops to reopen

[Boston Globe] A federal judge on Thursday ordered that gun shops across Massachusetts can reopen this weekend, ruling that Governor Charlie Baker’s decision to shutter them along with thousands of other “nonessential” businesses infringed on people’s Second Amendment rights.

The Second Amendment Day of Reckoning Is About to Dawn

[National review] The ballyhoo over the U.S. Supreme Court’s tiptoe around a Second Amendment decision this week might be a gun control celebration a little too soon.

Report: Shooter in Canadian Massacre Was Prohibited from Gun Possession

[Breitbart] The New York Post reports the attacker who carried out the April 18-19, 2020, mass shooting in Nova Scotia was prohibited from possessing firearms.

U.S. judge blocks background checks that denied ammo to law-abiding gun owners in California

[Sacramento Bee] A federal judge has blocked California’s ammunition background check program, which had prevented nearly one in five law-abiding gun owners from purchasing ammunition because of database glitches and other record-keeping problems.

D.C. Police Just Became The Sole Federal Firearms Licensee In The District

Under a new mayor’s order, the Metropolitan Police Department now has the authority to operate as the city’s sole federal firearms licensee, or FFL—the only entity able to authorize the transfer of guns inside the District.

CALIFORNIA LAWMAKER MOVES TO SUSPEND GUN, AMMO SALES INDEFINITELY

[guns.com] A Democratic California Assemblymember is reportedly urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to order a halt to the sale of guns and ammunition in the state.

Pandemic pushes U.S. gun sales to all-time high

[NBC News] The FBI conducted 3.7 million background checks last month, the highest total since the national instant check system was launched in 1998.

People flock to gun ranges as county closes them

[KOLD News 13] – Pima County gun ranges closed Sunday and many took the opportunity to get their last rounds in.

Divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court denies gun advocates’ challenge to Wolf’s coronavirus clampdown

[Philadelphia Enquirer] In an order issued late Sunday, the justices denied a petition brought by a Bucks County gun buyer and a Lancaster County gun store owner, who argued that the coronavirus clampdown violated their Second Amendment right to bear arms.

Is COVID-19 Creating a Nationwide Ammunition Shortage?

[Recoil] The ever prescient Alexander Crown, recently penned an article for RECOIL, When the Brass Dries Up and lays out some of the more recent ammunition shortages and how to cope with them.

As the coronavirus pandemic grows, gun sales are surging in many states

[LA Times] Gun sales are surging in many U.S. states, especially in those hit hardest by the coronavirus — California, New York and Washington. But there’s also been an uptick in less-affected areas…

Biden Hires Gun Control Point Man Beto O’Rourke’s Campaign Manager

[Breitbart] On Thursday, Democrat presidential hopeful Joe Biden named former Beto O’Rourke campaign manager Jen O’Malley Dillon as the new manager to head the Biden campaign.

ABC News: Democrat Gun Control Push May Give GOP a November Win

[Breitbart] After surveying the Virginia landscape, ABC News reported Tuesday the Democrat gun control push may result in a November win for Republicans.

Conn. lawmakers want to expand ‘red flag’ gun confiscation law

[Fox News] Two Democratic state lawmakers in Connecticut are proposing a change to a “red flag” law that would allow relatives and medical professionals to ask a court to seize a person’s firearms.

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.