Brady Campaign: Sessions, NRA a Deadly Combo Against Gun Control – “In a February 9 email obtained by Breitbart News, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence warns supporters that Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the NRA form a deadly combination against gun control. Moreover, the email also warns that ATF Associate Deputy Director Ronald Turk’s much publicized criticism of the ongoing National Firearms Act regulation of silencers, import bans on “assault weapons,” and importation delays on M1 Garands only add to the uphill climb gun control faces during the Trump administration.” Tired of winning yet?
Gun and ammo maker Vista Outdoor’s stock plunges to record low after sales miss, slashed outlook – “Shares of Vista Outdoor Inc. VSTO, -18.61% plunged 22% toward record lows in active midday trade Thursday, after the guns and ammunition maker beat fiscal third-quarter profit expectations, but missed on sales and slashed its full-year outlook. The stock, which was the biggest decliner listed on the NYSE, was on track to suffer its largest one-day percentage selloff since it went public on Jan. 29, 2015.” The market frowns on surprises.
You can’t stop the signal, but some are bound and determined to try . . . San Francisco Lawsuit Takes Aim At Sellers Of Large-Capacity Ammunition Magazine ‘Kits’ – “San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera Thursday sued five online gun equipment suppliers selling disassembled large-capacity ammunition magazines as “repair kits” in an alleged attempt to get around state laws. The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco Superior Court, alleges that Badger Mountain Supply, 7.62 Precision, Shooters Plus, LAK Supply and Buymilsurp.com are engaging in unfair or fraudulent business practices and seeks penalties of $2,500 in penalties for each individual violation.”
How Donald Trump Can Make Second Amendment Great Again – “Over the years, the Department of Justice has taken action against various other civil and constitutional rights abuses. It is time for the DOJ to prosecute violations of the Second Amendment and federal laws including the Firearms Owners Protection Act. The next attorney general should take action against states and local governments that adopt laws designed specifically to infringe on the rights of honest firearms owners or discourage people from exercising their right to keep and bear arms for legitimate reasons, including self-defense.” There’s no reason the DOJ shouldn’t be able to count to two.
The horror of 80% lowers . . . Loophole Lets Criminals Buy Untraceable ‘Ghost Guns’ Online – “A legal loophole means that anyone, including criminals, can order a so-called “ghost gun” off the web without a background check – a gun with no serial number that can’t be traced. The guns are built from kits and arrive in pieces, so under existing law, when they’re shipped, they aren’t guns. When assembled by their buyers, they’re lethal – and legal.”
From the land formerly known as Great Britain . . . Terrifying arsenal of weapons among dozens seized in Met’s gun amnesty – “This arsenal of firearms is among the dozens of weapons that have been taken off London’s streets during the Met’s latestgun amnesty. Since Monday 45 weapons have been surrendered across the capital as part of the Give Up Your Gun campaign, including shotguns, revolvers, rifles and handguns, Scotland Yard said.” Gaze upon that photograph and know the meaning of fear.
Two steps back . . . 2 Gun Bills Killed At State Capitol – “Two bills dealing with guns in Colorado have died at the state Capitol. The first would would have allowed teachers and staff at some public schools in Colorado to carry handguns to work. Another gun bill revived a long debate over ammunition magazines.”