Why does anyone need to hunt with a semi-automatic machine gun? . . .
The National Rifle Association announced Thursday that it will challenge Oregon’s petition to ban assault weapons.
Although Initiative Petition-43 has not yet been passed, the NRA released a press release disclosing the organization’s joint challenge with the Oregon Hunters Association.
The petition was filed on March 22, 2018 by a Portland interfaith group, Lift Every Voice Oregon.
The measure gives a lengthy definition of assault weapons, which includes semi-automatic rifles and pistols with a detachable magazine and one of several modification, semi-automatic firearm with a fixed magazine holding over ten rounds, semi-automatic rifles with an overall length less than 30 inches, semi-automatic shotguns with a grip and stock, a semi-automatic shotgun with either a fixed magazine in excess of ten rounds or a detachable magazine, a shotgun with a revolving cylinder, or a conversion kit.
This is our shocked face . . .
Two Illinois congressional Democrats want to take their state’s gun laws and apply them nationwide with two bills they have introduced in the House and the Senate.
Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) has introduced H.R.6024, which aims to “provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes.”
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) has introduced S.3002, which has the same intent as H.R.6024 and “for other purposes.” They are calling the pair of bills the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2018.
It is long past due for Congress to have the courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws. This is not a question of right or left. It’s a question of right or wrong.
There’s always one in the crowd who takes things too far . . .
Authorities say they arrested a 17-year-old North Carolina high school student after he attacked a school employee and police officer during a water gun and water balloon fight.
Winston-Salem Police said about 150 students left the cafeteria of Glenn High School at lunch Friday and began fighting with water balloons and water guns.
Police say the one student tried to spray the school employee in the face with the water gun and became mad and began assaulting the staff member who was trying to take the water gun away.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) May 21, 2018
California’s so deep into that hole, there isn’t much light visible above them at this point . . .
During the discussion, the junior senator encouraged voters to be activists for causes they’re passionate about, one of those being gun control. She explicitly talked about getting rid of “weapons of war.”
“It’s a false choice to suggest you either support the Second Amendment or you want to take everyone’s guns away,” she said. “That is ridiculous.”
One look at Harris’ Twitter feed and it’s apparent that pushing gun control and standing up for illegal aliens are her two top legislative priorities.
Maybe. Or maybe the reason behind a decline in suicides is much more complex than an easily packaged, self-justifying anti-gun message . . .
It is an article of faith among opponents of gun control in California that this state’s tough firearm laws are pointless – that try as we might, sick people will do what sick people do, and death, as ever, will have its way.
But one of the key takeaways from the stunning report released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the difference that can be made by measures that keep lethal weapons out of the hands of people in crisis.
Three points stood in relief against the CDC’s major finding, which was that suicide rates climbed nationally by a shocking 25 percent over the last two decades, with half of states charting increases of 30 percent or higher.
The loss of revenue is a small price to pay for striking another blow against the gun culture . . .
Cow Palace staff readying the Daly City facility for the Crossroads of the West’s gun show this weekend may be wondering about the event’s future after county officials this week bolstered support for a state Senate bill aimed at ending the sale of firearms at the well-used events venue.
Featuring rows of firearms and ammunition, the promoter’s third gun show of the year is expected to attract some 2,500 to 3,000 people by the time it ends Sunday night, said Cow Palace CEO Lori Marshall.
But if Senate Bill 221 is successful in banning sales of guns and ammunition at the Cow Palace after the facility’s contract with Crossroads of the West ends in 2020, the venue would have to search for a way to make up the estimated $125,000 in revenue generated by the five events Crossroads of the West hosts at the venue each year, said Marshall. She added the facility does not receive any state funding and generates an average of $4.7 million in revenue annually to be able to invest in facility and equipment maintenance and upgrades.
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) June 9, 2018