OMG! A pic of a celebrity! Holding a gun! OMG! Conor McGregor causes controversy as UFC star poses with shotgun – “Conor McGregor may be used to making headlines but he has caused controversy with his most recent social media post due to its poor taste. Posing in a red robe with gold detail, the current UFC featherweight champion took to his Instagram page to show off a shotgun. Standing with a widened stance, he looks menacingly into the camera and has added the caption: ‘You need people like me,’ a line used by Tony Montana in the legendary 1983 film Scarface.”
Time to roll back Fast and Furious: Trump echoes Mexican president, says lax US gun laws help arm drug cartels – “On Wednesday, however, in a largely conciliatory speech in Mexico City that preceded a more aggressive address on immigration at home in Arizona, Trump did not question Peña Nieto’s comment about guns. Instead, the Republican presidential candidate echoed the Mexican president’s longtime talking points. ‘No one wins in either country when human smugglers and drug traffickers prey on innocent people, when cartels commit acts of violence, when illegal weapons and cash flow from the United States into Mexico,’ Trump said.”
Judge rules guns are not allowed in Atlanta Botanical Garden – “The gun rights group GeorgiaCarry.org and a Gwinnett County man filed suit against the Botanical Garden after the man, Phillip Evans, was told he couldn’t gain admission to the garden if he was armed. He had visited there with his family in October 2014 while carrying a handgun in a holster. Evans wanted a judge to prohibit the garden from having him arrested if he came back armed.” After appeals, the judge justified this by ruling that the Garden, which is on public property, is in fact a private entity.
Next stop on the California gun rights abrogation express…state-wide may issue: Assemblymember McCarty Introduces CCW Reform Legislation – “Today, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) introduced two bills to reform the concealed weapon process. The bills would require a showing of a reasonable need to obtain a concealed weapon permit and ensure that the fees to obtain that permit cover all the costs to the county or city issuing that permit.”
Pay no attention to your lyin’ eyes, I really am a Libertarian: Weld: I Don’t Support A Ban on Any Class of Weapons – “Though Weld insists that he has always been a libertarian and studied such philosophy deeply during his time in law school, many remain skeptical. One of the major policy issues which dogs his claim of libertarianism is his stance on gun control. During his time as Massachusetts governor, he at one time supported a gun control measure. Additionally, he has made questionable statements about gun rights since receiving the Libertarian vice presidential nomination.”
Lawmakers propose putting serial numbers on all bullets sold in Illinois – “According to Fox 32 Chicago, a group of legislators proposed on Tuesday that every bullet sold in Illinois be coded with a serial number, which would theoretically allow the ammunition to be traced back to the store where it was purchased. ‘We just want to know how the guns and the bullets are getting into the hands of our youth and causing senseless harm and murder on our streets,’ said Representative Sonya Harper.”