Nevada bill would allow medical marijuana users to carry guns – “Nevada lawmakers are trying to address everything from marijuana users’ gun rights to the danger that edible marijuana products pose to children. On Monday, a wide array of marijuana-focused bills were introduced to both members of the Nevada Senate and the Assembly to help regulate the drug that’s now legal for recreational use in Nevada (and has been legal for medicinal use since 2000). Sen. Kelvin Atkinson, D-Las Vegas, introduced a bill, SB 351, which would allow medical marijuana users to possess a firearm and a conceal and carry permit. Sheriffs currently are required to deny an application for a permit to carry a concealed firearm or revoke an existing permit if someone is a medical marijuana card holder.” That probably won’t cut any ice with the feds when you want to buy a gun, though.
With enemies like these . . . Why Judge Gorsuch Should Be Justice Gorsuch – “Of the national gun-ban groups, the first to speak out against him was the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. Executive Director Josh Horwitz stated: ‘While there is no paper trail of where Judge Gorsuch stands on guns, his selection by the NRA-backed Trump/Bannon White House certainly gives us a hint. If Gorsuch shares the NRA’s toxic ideology, he is already at odds with the overwhelming majority of Americans.’ Horwitz is not much of a detective, since Gorsuch’s paper trail can be found on the 10th Circuit’s website. Since then, other gun-ban groups have also attacked Gorsuch. The so-called Americans for Responsible Solutions claims, ‘Judge Gorsuch’s views are so outside the mainstream that he has gone out of his way to side with felons over public safety. His irresponsible record indicates he would actually weaken the gun laws on the books.’” Gives you all kinds of warm fuzzies, no?
Can you fill one up? . . . Browning Introduces the Hell’s Canyon Extra Wide Safe – Gun owners in need of added storage for large gun collections will want to check out the new Browning ProSteel Hell’s Canyon extra wide safe. The Hell’s Canyon extra wide safe features a tough 11-gauge steel body with Pry-Stop End Bolts for improved break-in protection. The safe will also feature a 1-1/4” formed door with inner plate, Force-Deflector™ Locking System, 1-1/4” diameter chromed locking bolts on three sides of the door and hardened steel pin lock system. ThermaBlock fire insulation provides 1680° F/90 minute fire protection.
Mother Jones can barely contain her glee . . . The Gun Industry Just Hit a “Trump Slump” – “Some of this slowdown is cyclical, says (Second Amendment lobbyist Todd) Rathner, but a lot of it has to do with the election. ‘Donald Trump is probably the closest ally to the firearms community that has been elected president,’ he says. When Trump called a special meeting of conservative leaders two weeks into his presidency, ‘the gun lobby was in the room.’ Trump even sat beside National Rifle Association leader Wayne LaPierre, who has long warned of impending gun confiscation under Democratic administrations.”
Did he have to buy a $2.oo tax stamp and wait nine days to take possession of the paper to make that silencer?
Purple state blues . . . Bad week for guns on the Great Plains? – “On Wednesday at the Capitol in Denver the Democratic-controlled House State Affairs is all but certain to dispatch three gun-rights-expansion bills, one on gun training for school employees, another that would lower to 18 the legal age for concealed carry permit eligibility for members of the military, and another bill that would repeal the state’s 15-round ammunition magazine limit. Before the committee hearing, the Colorado Coalition Against Gun Violence will hold a press event at the Capitol that is sure to be passionate. Speakers will include relatives of victims killed in the Sandy Hook and Columbine school shootings. The speakers will marshal sympathy and anger in support of their cause and accumulating data that supports the gun laws already in place in Colorado.”
This is the very model of a modern frivolous lawsuit . . . Interstate Legal Attack on Range Leaves More Questions than Answers – “’Left’s assault on Second Amendment just got PERSONAL,’ Allen B. West tells readers about a lawsuit targeting his friend’s West Virginia gun range, Peacemaker National Training Center. That’s despite a county noise ordinance declaring its provisions ‘do not apply to: (1) Lawful hunting or target shooting trap, skeet or shooting ranges.’ The complication comes from the fact that the plaintiffs, husband and wife Ben and Diane Goldstein, live in neighboring Virginia. Their supposedly noise-motivated complaint against the range is being bolstered by an apparently activist judge and a protective order that violates the privacy of range members….”
Commendable, but surely DOA . . . Melendez Introduces Legislation to Make California a “Shall Issue” State – “Assemblywoman Melissa A. Melendez, R-Lake Elsinore, introduced legislation today, AB 757, to reaffirm an individual’s right to bear arms by clarifying the process of obtaining a concealed carry weapon permit. ‘It is our Constitutional right to defend ourselves,’ said Melendez. ‘Californians should not be subjugated to the personal beliefs of one individual who doesn’t believe in the Second Amendment. If a citizen passes the background check and completes the necessary safety training requirements, there should be no reason to deny them a CCW.’ Assembly Bill 757 clarifies that self-defense is an acceptable justification for “good cause” for the purposes of obtaining a concealed carry permit.”