EU reaches deal on contested gun laws – “Slovakia’s interior minister Robert Kalinak, speaking on behalf of the EU presidency, said in a statement that the agreement will ‘provide tighter controls’ to prevent terrorists and criminals from obtaining the firearms. European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker said they ‘would have liked to go further’. The commission had wanted an outright ban on semi-automatic rifles, such as AK47s, and those that resembled their military grade counterparts, and had hoped to limit magazine size to 10 bullets. The European Parliament and most EU states objected. Instead, only some semi-automatic guns will be banned depending on their length. Others that can shoot up to 20 bullets will also be allowed.” Perfect. Because what Europe needs most these days is fewer guns in the hands of law-abiding civilians.
You had to know this was coming . . . Source: All-Out Ban on Semi-Automatic Long Guns Coming to CA Legislature – “In a recent conversation with Breitbart News, Gun Owners of California’s (GOC) Sam Paredes told us to be ready for an all-out ban on semi-automatic long guns in California’s coming legislative session. Paredes is the executive director of GOC, and he suggested the “assault weapons” ban and the “bullet button” ban have both been part of an incremental move toward banning all semi-automatic rifles, whether “assault” style or not.” That should make for an interesting Supreme Court challenge.
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String of shootings on party buses reveals gray area in regulations – “A recently enacted Chicago ordinance targeted nuisance party buses, requiring drivers to call police if inebriated patrons chuck a beer bottle out the window, flash unsuspecting bystanders or smoke marijuana. But a shooting last weekend aboard a party bus that left three people hurt in Lakeview — the sixth shooting with injuries in 14 months involving the entertainment vehicles — points to a contradiction in the rules with more violent consequences.” It may be time to unmoor Chicago and let it float out into Lake Michigan. Maybe Canada will claim it.
Lawless city governments . . . Cities push to destroy seized guns — even in states where it’s prohibited – “When police seize a gun that was owned illegally, should they destroy it or auction it off? Some cities around the country would like to destroy them, but can’t because more than a dozen states have passed laws forcing city governments to put the guns up for auction. Gun rights advocates helped get the state laws passed, arguing that destroying old guns is wasteful. But officials in cities like Tucson, Ariz., and Savannah, Ga., are pushing back against those laws, saying they need to destroy the guns to prevent more violence.”
More fake news from the usual sources . . . The New York Times’ Fictitious Image of Gun Carriers – “Sometimes someone inadvertently performs a public service by bringing an unbelievably stupid and dangerous idea to the surface, where it can be exposed for what it is. The New York Times can be credited — if that is the word — with performing this public service in a recent editorial against proposals to allow law-abiding citizens to carry concealed guns. They refer to what they call the National Rifle Association’s ‘fantasy that citizens can stand up to gunmen by shooting it out.’”