This is a real shame . . . Nevada’s voter-OK’ed gun background checks blocked – “The expansion of gun background checks approved by Nevada voters last month will not happen as expected, based on an opinion released Wednesday by the Nevada Attorney General’s Office. Ballot Question 1 requires that private party gun transfers – with a few exceptions – be subject to a federal background check through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System administered by the FBI. The FBI sent a letter Dec. 14 to the state of Nevada’s Department of Public Safety saying it would not conduct these checks. The department asked for a legal opinion on the letter’s ramifications.” This, after Mayor Mike poured all those millions into the ballot proposition. Bummer.
Oopsie! . . . Colorado gun law backfires; Wyoming loads up with Magpul deal – “Magpul Industries announced a mega-deal to supply ammunition magazines to the Marines last week, a boon for Cheyenne and a loss for Colorado. Magpul, one of the country’s largest producers of ammunition magazines and other accessories, left Colorado in protest of the state’s 2013 gun laws that limited the size of magazines to 15 rounds.” Former Colorado Senate President John Morse could not be reached for comment.
Why punishing Democrats for their gun-control sit-in is dicey territory for Paul Ryan – “No surprise, then, that Ryan has decided to go a more roundabout way that doesn’t directly lay the blame on any lawmaker. We learned Tuesday that one of the first things on his to-do list in January is to pass a rule authorizing the House’s top cop to levy a fine, up to $2,500, on any lawmaker who shoots video or takes photos on the House floor. This rule would apply to future breaches of action and enforce already existing rules about having phones on the House floor (you’re not supposed to).”
Obviously NRA’s fault – “Bloomberg seed money-funded The Trace said it, I believe it that settles it, right? I wonder why they don’t provide for comments…? Curious– their top referral sites are pro-gun.” Does anyone besides pro-gunners read The Trace?
Stun gun lawsuits claim bans violate constitutional right to bear arms – “Five states and several cities outlaw possession of stun guns, even for self-defense. But such bans could fall by the wayside in the coming year as Second Amendment advocates ramp up court challenges against jurisdictions that deem the weapons illegal. The D.C. Council last week approved legislation to roll back a city ban on possessing stun guns, as well as a requirement for residents to register pepper spray with police, after the ban was challenged in court. Officials in New Jersey and New Orleans are working to settle similar lawsuits brought this year claiming bans on stun gun ownership violate residents’ constitutional right to bear arms.”
Every successful football team begins with a good offensive line . . . Carson Wentz buys Eagles’ offensive line customized shotguns – “Take care of the offensive line, and the offensive line will take care of you. That’s the time-tested quarterback mantra. And now, the Eagles’ offensive line can take care of themselves thanks to the gift given by Carson Wentz. The rookie quarterback endeared himself to the men up front by buying each of them a Beretta shotgun for Christmas. Each is personalized with the player’s number engraved on the butt of the gun. ‘This is an awesome gun. I’m excited about it,’ said Allen Barbre, a fellow hunter. Barbre believes the Beretta model is a Silver Pigeon, which retails around $2,000 a pop. ‘I don’t know if I’ll shoot it, though. It’s pretty nice.'”