Minnesota House Panel OKs Legalizing Silencers


On Thursday, a Panel in the Minnesota House of Representatives voted in favor of which would de-criminalize the possession of silencers and prohibit a chief law enforcement officer from refusing to perform NFA sign-offs “based on generalized objection to private presons or entities making, possessing, or receiving firearms or any certain type of firearm, the possession of which is not prohibited by law.” HF1434 also establishes an appeals process for cases where the CLEO refuses to sign off on an NFA application, awarding reasonable attorneys for plaintiffs who are so denied and later prevail in court . . .

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AZ Legislature Considers Bills to Further Liberalize Gun Laws

The Arizona Legislature is considering several bills expanding protections for the right of Arizonans to carry concealed weapons in public areas as well as limiting the state’s ability to regulate firearms transfers, reports the Associated Press (via KTAR News). “A bill [House Bill 2320] by Rep. Brenda Barton, R-Payson, would allow concealed-carry permit holders to take their weapons into public buildings such as public libraries while excluding bars, hospitals, high schools and universities. “We’re talking about specifically those who are licensed, who’ve had background checks and who’ve been fingerprinted. We know these are not the bad guys,” she said” . . .

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What Could Possibly Go Wrong? – ClipFort Biometric Magazines

“This innovative product platform denies the lethal capabilities of the weapon the (sic) anyone not explicitly granted permission to operate it. ClipFort’s Biometric Magazine provides firearm owners quick, safe and secure access to their personalized firearm.” Sound familiar? Why yes, those are the same pie-in-the-sky claims made by every other “smart gun” entrepreneur who’s come down the pike. Only this time, rather than redesigning the gun, the biometric brain of the ClipFort is contained in the magazine. Shouldn’t that be MagFort then? . . .

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Supreme Court Administrative Law Ruling has Far-Reaching Implications for Gun Owners

A recent Supreme Court decision on administrative law has implications for those concerned about the right to keep and bear arms. Yes, administrative law sounds about as boring as….well, words fail me….administrative law, but believe me, you’d better pay attention to it because the rules that agencies like the BATFE promulgate can have a serious impact on the kinds of firearms and ammunition that are available for purchase. The Supreme Court ruled that administrative agencies do not need to issue a notice and allow a 30-day period for comments from the general public if all they’re doing is changing an “interpretive” rule . . .

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Pushing the “Gun Show Loophole” Again, Still


A mere few months after Sandy Hook, President Obama attempted to exploit that atrocity to enact stricter gun control legislation. The Manchin-Toomey bill, which would have required federal background checks for private firearms sales, was thankfully defeated in the Democrat-controlled Senate, 54-46. Now, lawmakers are at it again, attempting to pass federal legislation for so-called “universal background checks.” . . .

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Iowa House Passes Mixed Bag Omnibus Firearms Bill

On Tuesday, the Iowa House overwhelmingly, and without debate passed House File (yes, file) 527, a sweeping omnibus bill on firearms. Residents of the Hawkeye state should be aware that the bill, among other things:

(1) mandates the creation of a database for all permit holders that can be accessed by:

- law enforcement, for purposes of investigation of a crime,
– verification of professional permits for employment purposes,
– public access to anonymized statistical/demographic information

(2) requires that the data relating to permit holders be kept confidential,

(3) legalizes possession of suppressors . . .

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Gun Hero of the Day: Professor Clayton E. Cramer

If you were to suggest that the majority of academics are vehemently opposed to “letting” Americans exercise their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms on campus, or anywhere else for that matter, you wouldn’t get much of an argument from me, If you were to link their opposition to a misplaced faith in their own intellectual superiority and their willful unwillingness to consider the facts of the matter, that’s another point against which I would not protest. But if you were to say that all academicians are that stupid, well, here’s evidence to the contrary [via idahostatesman.com] . . .

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This is What Happens to a Disarmed Populace: Their Priests Are Murdered


By Lucio for Borderland Beat (edited by TTAG and republished with permission)

Mexico is officially now the most dangerous place on earth for Catholic Priests.  While long in the top group of most dangerous places for priests, Mexico is now its leader.  For the sixth consecutive year, Mexico tops the list in murders and disappearances of Catholic priests in Latin America. What must be established, murders and kidnappings of priests receive little attention outside regional reporting hubs. It is a perplexing, how a story of dozens of  priests being murdered by cartels during two administrations goes unrecognized. For example . . .

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