Ghost Vote Bloody Shirt Waving Campaign

The gun control group known as States United to Prevent Gun Violence — “a grassroots network of 30 state affiliates working to make our communities and families safer” — has launched their Ghost Vote Interview Series, tied to ghostvote.com. Who knew? Not many people. The individual videos have garnered less than 200 views. You may remember States United as the org behind the fake gun store in New York and the video where they supposedly exposed unsuspecting action movie goers to “real” gun violence. I’d like to know who’s behind the curtain (same folks as ceasefirepa.org?). But, in many ways, we already do.

 

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4 of 5 California “Gunpocalypse” Bills Pass Senate

“Quickly moving from one bill to the next, the California Senate on Thursday approved a package of sweeping gun-control measures, setting up a showdown featuring top Democrats over how best to tackle one of the year’s most incendiary issues. The Senate approved legislation to regulate the sale of ammunition, close several loopholes in the state’s assault weapons ban and establish a Firearm Violence Research Center at the University of California — all over the objections of outnumbered Republican lawmakers.” The left coast seems determined to push the anti-gun envelope just as far as they can. “Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, said he wants to use Thursday’s votes to create enough momentum to carry the bills through the Assembly and to Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk as soon as next week.” Good times.

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Ohio Concealed Handgun License Approved as Background Check

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The Buckeye Firearms Association writes [via ammoland.com]

Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) is pleased to announced that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) has certified the Ohio Concealed Handgun License (CHL) as a valid NICS-compliant background check for firearm purchases. [Embedded Below or Click HERE to see the letter from the BATFE.] This is the result of . . .

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John Lott: Why Katie Couric Cut My Interview from Under The Gun

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John Lott writes [via Ammoland.com]

After over two hours of pre-interviews with Kristin Lazure, a Producer at Atlas Films, I was asked to travel to New York City to do an interview with Katie Couric for her new movie. As Kristin put it on July 14, 2015: “we are still very much interested in interviewing you to give the film greater balance.” During the pre-interviews, multiple times Kristin told me how much she appreciated my research and how important it was. Our interview in New York City was only supposed to last an hour, but ended up lasting almost 4 hours. Yet, none of the interview that I did was included in the movie . . .

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Wisconsin Teacher Arrested for Storing Unloaded Gun in His Car’s Center Console

Jarrod Kuehn (courtesy ammoland.com)

Niki Clarke of WisconsinCarry.org writes [via AmmoLand.com]

As reported by fox11.com, a school teacher discovered that a colleague — Jarrod Kuehn [above] — kept a gun in his car in the school parking lot. The teacher called the cops. Kuehn believed he was legally storing his gun unloaded and encased in his center console of his locked vehicle as per Wisconsin Law. The police and prosecutors disagreed. They charged Kuehn with a felony for having a gun on school grounds. This is yet another example of the travesty that is Wisconsin’s prohibition against carry on school grounds even in your personal vehicle. Wisconsin law requires . . .

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Gun Zero of the Day: Oceanport, NJ Police Chief Daniel Barcus

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Regular readers and most sentient life forms are well aware that New Jersey — America’s armpit, as a college friend from there used to call it — is where gun rights go to die. The latest egregious example: US Army Lt. Col. Terry Russell. The soldier who’s stationed at the Picatinny Arsenal, a facility that’s been the target of terrorist threats, applied for a concealed carry permit. You know, because it’s a civil right. Well, it is in most places . . .

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NJ Gov. Christie Vetoes Gun Violence Restraining Order Bill

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You may remember Gun Violence Restraining Orders as a California “innovation” that allows judges to order firearms confiscation after an ex parte hearing on domestic abuse charges. Meaning that Californians subject to a GVRO have no Fifth or Fourteenth Amendment right to due process. New Jersey’s civilian disarmament pols liked the sound of that. Governor Christie just vetoed the resulting bill, a move interpreted by nydailynews.com as N.J. Gov. Christie vetoes bill restricting guns from domestic abusersMethinks Governor Christie still has national political ambitions.

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BREAKING: Hawaii Set to Create a Federal Gun Owners Registry

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“Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country,” bigstory.ap.com reports. “Most people entered in the ‘Rap Back’ database elsewhere in the U.S. are those in ‘positions of trust,’ such as school teachers and bus drivers, said Stephen Fischer of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Hawaii could be the first state to add gun owners.” The FBI describes the system thus . . .

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How Donald Trump Could Get Rid of Federal “Gun Free” Zones

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Donald Trump attended the annual NRA Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. The local news carried pictures of rain and record crowds, three hour waits to get into the meeting room, thousands of attendees, and traffic snarled as people overflowed the Kentucky Expo capacities. I saw lines stretching for a quarter mile or more. The local press described the crowds waiting to register for the NRA events as even bigger, but they were moving faster. At the Leadership forum, before Trump spoke, a polished NRA VP Chris Cox made the announcement: The NRA is endorsing Donald Trump for President! It was not unexpected . . .

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Gun Rights Australia’s Long Road Back to Firearms Freedom

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Rodger Muller’s wandering the miles of aisles of the NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits here in Louisville this weekend, watching tens of thousands of attendees ogle and finger thousands of items he and his fellow Australians can’t legally own. The founder and president of Gun Rights Australia‘s goal in being here is simple: figure out how to start the process of de-stigmatizing and re-legitimizing firearms ownership in the land down under. But given the lack of a constitutional civil right to keep and bear arms — not to mention Australia’s disastrous post-Port Arthur National Firearms Agreement — Muller’s got a long road ahead of him. It’s an instructive, cautionary example of what a tough row it is to hoe getting something back once you’ve lost it . . .

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Colorado Elementary School Suspends Kindergartener For Bubble Gun

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” A 5 year-old girl was suspended from kindergarten on Monday for bringing a gun to Southeast Elementary School,” Colorado’s kdvr.com reports. “It sounds alarming, but the weapon was a bubble gun, a popular plastic toy sold at stores across Colorado.” Emma’s Mom was miffed that the school didn’t handle her daughter’s transgression with a bit more tact, and worried that the weapons offense would go on Emma’s permanent record. “It blows bubbles,” she said, using one more word than I would have. The School was more than unrepentant. Here’s their statement:

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