National Shooting Sports Foundation: 72 Percent of Americans Support the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act

(courtesy nssf.org)

National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) Press Release [via Ammoland.com]

Seven of 10 American voters do not support allowing crime victims to sue firearm manufacturers and retailers when firearms they made or sold lawfully after background checks are used illegally in crime. Instead, voters from across political parties and geographic regions back the defense that the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA) provides the firearms industry. More than 70 percent of voters disagree with a position one presidential candidate has made a centerpiece of her campaign. Like that candidate, others running for federal office have chosen to run against and misrepresent this decade-old law that prevents crime victims from suing firearm manufacturers and retailers who have not broken any laws . . .

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Excerpt from Armor of Light Anti-Gun Rights Documentary

I assume most of our readers will not deign to watch the Armor of Light documentary, which TTAG blogged four times. So here’s an excerpt courtesy of our friends at the Public Broadcasting Service. Did you know that Fox News and the NRA are not spiritual advisors? Well now you do. Bottom line: Reverend Schenck takes the Biblical command  “thou shalt not kill” literally and absolutely — despite evidence that the original text advised the faithful “thou shalt not murder.” In the gospel according to Schenck, thou shalt not use a firearm to defend innocent life. Instead, Reverend Schenck teaches church leaders and their flock to don the “armor of light.” Good luck with that.

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“Healthy Eating” as a Mental Disorder. Gun Ownership to Follow?

I would have thought orthorexics like apple . .. (courtesy alternet.org)

“Orthorexia, or orthorexia nervosa, is an eating disorder that involves an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating,” Alina Petre, MS, RD writes at alternet.org. “Unlike other eating disorders, orthorexia mostly revolves around food quality, not quantity. Unlike with anorexia or bulimia, people with orthorexia are rarely focused on losing weight.” TTAG reader PG connects the dots . . .

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What Possible Good Will New Orleans 48-Hour Stolen Gun Report Mandate Do?

Gun control advocates seems to specialize in creating laws that have zero impact on “gun violence.” Case in point: New Orleans’ proposed City ordinance requiring residents to report lost or stolen guns within 48 hours. So let’s say they do. What then? Does anyone honestly think the NOPD is going to devote time and resources to recovering a lost gun? Even if they did, how effective would they be? As for punishing people to whom a recovered “crime gun” is traced, what judge wouldn’t accept the excuse “I didn’t know it was stolen”? In short, the ordinance is feel good security theater. As if you didn’t know.

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LA Times Letter to the Editor: “All Rifle Purchases Should be Relegated to Single Shot, Bolt-Action Receivers”

Bolt action rifle (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

John Charles Lemr of Seattle wrote the following Letter to the Editor at latimes.com:

As a gun owner, it was interesting reading about the regulations being considered in California. (“California’s proposed gun laws won’t change our culture of violence, but they will make us safer,” editorial, April 22). I take exception to SB 1407, which would require that gun parts like a lower receiver be registered by the owner. This places the burden on the wrong party. There is no way to ensure the buyer will follow through and register a receiver . . .

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TSA Confiscates 73 Guns in One Week. And?

TSA confiscate firearms (courtesy foxnews.com)

“Airport screeners established a new record last week when they stopped passengers from boarding planes with 73 firearms in carry-on luggage,” foxnews.com reports. Wow! Even the Rabbi wouldn’t carry 73 firearms! Anyway, “The Transportation Security Administration officials said the number was reached in the seven days ending April 21 and the haul surpassed the previous high of 68 set in October.” But wait! That’s not the half of it (apparently) . . .

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Oklahoma Considers Constitutional Carry, Strict Scrutiny. NBA Joins Opposition

Oklahoma City Thunder (courtesy nab.com)

“Firearms bills to allow most Oklahoma adults to openly carry guns without any training or background checks have led to a showdown in Oklahoma between supporters of expanded gun rights and the state’s business community, including the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder,” abcnews.go.com reports. “The Thunder are among more than two dozen businesses, public universities and law enforcement groups that sent a letter Wednesday to Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman urging him . . .

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CDC Study: Proportion of Firearms-Related Suicides Down 6.3%

In this June 2015 photo released by the Seattle Police on Thursday, March 17, 2016, Detective Michael Ciesynski holds the shotgun which rock legend Kurt Cobain used to kill himself on April 8, 1994. Police did not say why they took the photos last year or why they're releasing them to the public at this time. (Seattle Police via AP)

Over half of firearms-related fatalities are suicides. Gun control proponents combine firearms-related suicides with firearms-related homicides to sell the idea that there’s an epidemic of “gun violence” to justify their desire to disarm the civilian population (excepting police). This despite the fact that “gun-free” Japan has a higher suicide rate than the U.S., indicating that someone determined to take their own life will find the means to do so. Period. Here’s another data point from a CDC study [via cnn.com] . . .

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Violence Policy Center Study: “Guns Rarely Used for Self-Defense”

(courtesy vpc.org)

The vast majority of Americans listen to one radio station: WIIFM. What’s In It For Me? Call it selfish. Call it basic human nature. The fact remains that most people address the “issue” of firearms freedom from a personal perspective. If they consider a firearm an effective form of personal self-defense, they don’t support civilian disarmament. Gun control advocates know this. That’s why they attack any suggestion that a firearm is an effective form of personal self-defense. Despite the obvious fact that a firearm is an effective form of personal self-defense. So they spread anti-gun agitprop like this, enabled by their statist friends in the mainstream media, like rawstory.com  . . .

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Chelsea Clinton: My Mom Wants A Pro-Gun Control Supreme Court Justice

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea isn’t a practiced politician. So this clip (not magazine) ends with some major league Sandy Hook-related anti-gun bloody shirt waving, rather than starting with it. But the younger Ms. Clinton certainly nails it in terms of revealing her Mom’s desire to appoint an anti-gun rights Supreme Court Justice. “It matters to me that my Mom recognizes the role of the Supreme Court when it comes to gun control,” Chelsea reveals, adding  . . .

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Demorest, GA City Council Restores Employees’ Right to Bear Arms

Employees Concealed Firearms Demorest GA

Earlier this month, the Demorest, Georgia city council voted to restore the right to bear arms to city employees. “Demorest officials say they have passed a groundbreaking personnel policy amendment believed to be the first of its kind in Georgia,” accesswdun.com reports. “The city council voted unanimously to amend the city’s personnel policy to allow city employees with a valid concealed carry permit to carry their weapons during the workday.” The restoration of gun rights to public employees may be a first for a Georgia city, but it’s a growing trend in the United States. As wsls.com reported, on January 26th, Bedford County in Virginia enacted a very similar policy. As the right to keep and bear arms is being restored across the United States . . .

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