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Gun Control Fails Violently- Democrats Call for More Gun Control
Submitted by: Robert Morse
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We saw two horrific examples of mass murder in the last few weeks. As usual, the initial news reports were wildly wrong. The news reports deliberately failed to mention how the existing 20 thousand firearms regulations again failed to protect innocent people from violent attacks. Despite the shocking failure of gun-control laws, Democrat politicians called for more of the same.

Unfortunately, the media and politicians are now part of the disease rather than being part of the cure to reduce mass public violence in the United States.
 

MI: Gun groups sue Wayne County over alleged concealed pistol license delays
Submitted by: Corey Salo

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A coalition of gun ownership groupsand three Wayne County residentsfiled suit last week against Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett, alleging Michigan's largest county is slow in processing concealed pistol license applications and renewals, even by pandemic standards.

CPL applicants in Wayne County have been faced with long waits of a year or more for an appointment, advocates say.

"We want the court to order the clerk to do her job," said Terry Johnson, a Detroit-based attorney for Michigan Open Carry, Inc., one of the groups bringing the suit. "The clerk hasn't stopped doing the functions required by her job, except for the processing of CPLs."
 

AK: Fairbanks man retrieves pistol from his car to stop robbery attempt
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A Fairbanks man stopped an attempted robbery at a gas station by pointing his gun at the suspect and holding him until law enforcement arrived, authorities said.

Nick Moore said he was standing in line Friday at a Holiday store with his breakfast and energy drink when a teen walked in with a knife.

“I kind of backed up a little bit to see what he was going to do, but I kind of already had an inkling in my mind of what was going to happen,” Moore told Fairbanks television station KTVF.

His suspicion turned out to be correct; the teen told employees he was robbing the store.

“I put my stuff on the counter, snuck out the door, ran to my car, grabbed my pistol and came back up to the door,” Moore said.
 

OH: Expanded 'Stand Your Ground' law taking effect April 6 places burden on state to disprove self-defense
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Ohio's expanded "Stand Your Ground" law goes into effect on April 6.

"We used to hear that it was the castle doctrine. So, it just had to be from your home and then your car. Now there is no limit," said Cleveland criminal defense attorney Ian Friedman. "It can be anywhere where you may be approached, anywhere where you may feel that fear that you or someone else is facing great bodily harm or death."

Originally, Gov. Mike DeWine threatened to veto the bill before the end of the previous legislative session.
 

Self-Defense Revolvers: Are They A Good Choice?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Semi-automatic pistols seem to be firmly entrenched as king in the defensive handgun market these days. They certainly do dominate, especially as the number of models designed for comfortable concealment continues to grow. Some folks may go so far as to say the defensive revolver has gone the way of the Dodo, but that would be an incorrect assumption. Wheelguns continue to have a quiet but loyal following among modern handgun owners—and for good reasons.
 

Are Lever-Actions a Good Choice for Home Defense?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Modern lever-action shotguns like the Black Aces Pro Series L are few and far between, with pump-action models more prevalent. The reason for this, though, has far more to do with marketing than engineering.

Recently we received an e-mail inquiring about lever-action shotguns:

“Dear SI,” it read: “Are lever-action shotguns viable for self-defense and, if so, why aren’t there more of them in production?”
 

DE: Controversial gun legislation heads quickly to state Senate floor
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The bills would create a permitting process to purchase a gun and ban high-capacity magazines. Both faced heavy criticism from Senate Republicans and some members of the public during Wednesday’s Senate Judiciary meeting.

State Attorney General Kathy Jennings supports them and says the permitting process would be an important tool in reducing gun violence.
 

NY: An important right-to-carry case
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The court has 129 petitions scheduled for review at its next conference, to be held on Thursday. The court will likely be paying special attention to two of them, which are this week’s new relists. The court will be considering them for the second time.

In District of Columbia v. Heller, the court held that the Second Amendment protects an individual’s right to possess firearms at home. Heller left unresolved the extent of Second Amendment protections outside the home. In New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Corlett, 20-843, Robert Nash and Brandon Koch applied for New York licenses to carry firearms outside the home.
 

DE: Senate Floor Votes Imminent for Mag Ban & Handgun Licensing Bills
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee issued favorable reports for Senate Bill 6, to ban magazines over an arbitrary capacity limit, and Senate Bill 3, to impose a Maryland-style “handgun qualified purchase card” and a handgun transfer registry in Delaware. These bills now advance to the full Senate, where they will likely receive a floor vote today. Please contact your state senator and ask them to OPPOSE SB 6 and SB 3.
 

NV: Time is now to act on gun safety
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Adopting universal background checks for gun purchases would not prevent any legally qualified American from purchasing or owning a gun. Nor would giving the FBI more time to investigate instances when would-be gun buyers are flagged in the background-check system.
 

ND: The gun violence blame game
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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You mentioned several countries that enacted strict gun laws, but you did not include murder statistics from those countries. You could have included Mozambique, where over 100 defenseless citizens were slaughtered last week. Or you may have mentioned Chicago, with the most strict gun laws in the U.S., where 4,033 shootings took place last year, to include 875 murders. Would you seriously feel safer in a city with those statistics, under the most strict gun laws in the country?
 

DE: Mag Ban & Handgun Licensing Bill Hearings Today
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hear Senate Bill 6, to ban magazines over an arbitrary capacity limit. As previously scheduled, the committee will also hear Senate Bill 3, to impose a Maryland-style “handgun qualified purchase card” and a handgun transfer registry in Delaware. Please contact committee members and ask them to OPPOSE SB 6 and SB 3.
 

WA: Not today: Moses Lake store owner emphasizes training, safety with firearms
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The Latin motto of Guardian Arms is short and probably says it all.

“Non hodie.” Not today.

And it may seem clear why. Company founder, local law enforcement officer and firearms instructor Edgar Salazar wants to make sure every gun owner is safe, responsible and knows what they are doing so they can properly defend themselves, their families, and their neighbors, so no one is a victim.
 

Kaitlin Bennett’s iconic graduation photo with AR-10 rifle removed by Instagram after Lil Nas X Twitter feud
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Conservative pundit Kaitlin Bennett, who made headlines in 2018 for openly carrying an AR-10 rifle at Kent State University after graduating, is outraged after Instagram took down her iconic photo following her Twitter feud with rapper Lil Nas X.
 

HI: Ninth Circuit holds there is no right to bear arms
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The en banc Ninth Circuit last week held that the Second Amendment does not extend to open public firearm carriage. The new in Young v. State of Hawaii complements the Circuit's en banc from five years earlier, Peruta v. San Diego, which held that concealed carry is outside the Second Amendment. According to the Ninth Circuit, carrying arms in public for defense is "not within the scope of the right protected by the Second Amendment."
 

Deplorable Clinton Slams ‘Gun Worshipers’
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Hillary Clinton made the latest entry in this wretched practice with her vitriol against gun owners and Second Amendment defenders.

In excerpts from a soon-to-be-released interview with her own former campaign spokeswoman, Jennifer Palmieri, Clinton railed against Senator Ted Cruz and other Republicans who oppose restricting gun rights and banning guns.
 

Galco’s NEW Holster Options for the Ruger MAX-9 Pistol
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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With the introduction of any new pistol meant for concealment, the availability of holsters is a top concern. A very recent example of this is the Ruger MAX-9 Pistol. Well, fortunately for those looking to purchase one as their everyday carry many of Galco’s legacy holsters now fit the MAX-9.
 

ME: More Maine towns declare themselves 2nd Amendment sanctuaries
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A few more Maine towns this month have declared themselves to be Second Amendment sanctuaries, following a trend in which pro-gun advocates are hoping to fend off possible gun control measures from Congress and the state Legislature.

In the past month, boards of selectmen in Harrington and Princeton have signed similarly worded resolutions expressing support for their constitutional rights to bear firearms and opposition to any laws that they say would infringe upon those rights.
 

MT: Montana lawmakers advance bill to nullify federal gun bans
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A measure that would prohibit state and local law enforcement officials in Montana from enforcing federal bans on firearms, ammunition and magazines is nearing passage in the state Legislature just a week after President Joe Biden urged Congress to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

The Republican-controlled Senate voted Wednesday 30-20 in favor of the measure. They are set to vote on the bill for a third and final time this week before the bill heads to the desk of Republican Gov. Greg Gianforte, who has not commented on whether he would sign the bill into law.
 

WV: Proposed Constitutional Amendment Reinforcing Gun Rights Clears West Virginia Senate
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The West Virginia Senate has adopted a proposed constitutional amendment that would prevent counties and municipalities from passing legislation concerning firearms, ammunition or accessories that conflicts with or is more restrictive than state law.

As Senate Joint Resolution 1 headed for a vote Wednesday, lawmakers debated the idea of balancing the Second Amendment’s right to bear arms with public safety. That conversation kicked off as Senate Judiciary Chair Charles Trump, R-Morgan, explained an amendment he had offered to the resolution.
 

AR: Arkansas senators declare federal gun laws null and void within state borders
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The gun-loving contingent of the Arkansas Senate notched a big win Wednesday, passing a doozy of a bill that declares federal gun laws null and void within state borders.
 

OH: Constitutional Carry, the policy shaping Ohio's gun control laws
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Dayton 24/7 Now's Chelsea Sick spoke with legislators and gun violence victims after Ohio House Republicans introduced changes to House Bill 227. One of the major changes the bill proposes to Ohio's gun control laws would allow any adult in Ohio over the age of 21 to carry a weapon without needing a permit. The full text of the bill is uploaded below.
 

Will the Supreme Court Protect American Gun Owners?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Legal analyst and attorney Royal Alexander talks about the 2nd Amendment cases soon to be heard by the US Supreme Court and why he thinks the justices will strengthen American's gun rights.

In a recent article at thehayride.com, Alexander says that he is optimistic that SCOTUS will rule in favor of Second Amendment proponents.

The U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to strengthen and expand 2nd Amendment rights after a decade of no action on the issue. The Court has several current opportunities to further address the scope of its Heller decision that generally pose one legal question: how far may states go in restricting the individual right to carry guns outside a home.
 

OK: Bill allowing motorists to escape unlawful assemblies passes House Committee
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A bill that would protect motorists from criminal or civil prosecution when escaping a crowd has passed the House Judiciary-Criminal Committee.

“Immunity for the use of defensive force to protect your life or the lives of others is already in statute for those at church, in their homes or places of business,” said Rep. Rick West. “This just adds to the definition of self-defense for those that are in a vehicle.”
 

KY: General Assembly Adjourns Sine Die
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Yesterday, the General Assembly adjourned sine die from its 2021 legislative session. During this session, the House passed House Bill 175 to prohibit financial institutions from discriminating against firearm businesses. Unfortunately, the Senate did not take action on this critical bill, resulting in it failing to pass this year.

As a small victory for the preservation of constitutional rights, Senate Bill 229 did not move along the legislative process at all. This “guilty until proven innocent” scheme would have allowed the seizure of an individual’s property and a suspension of their Second Amendment rights, based on accusations and without a hearing or other opportunity for them to be heard in court.
 

IL: No charges for man who killed robber during summer unrest in Chicago
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A man who killed someone who was trying to rob him during the widespread mayhem in Chicago over the death of George Floyd last summer won’t face criminal charges, police said Tuesday.

A Chicago Police Department spokesman said the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office last week rejected charges against the man after determining he acted in self defense. A spokeswoman for the state’s attorney’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
 

TN: Gov. Lee’s response to mass shootings? No permit needed to carry a pistol in Tennessee.
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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We do not live in a lawless frontier, but you can’t tell that from the actions of Gov. Bill Lee or the Tennessee General Assembly.

Gov. Lee is pushing legislation, which has already passed in the Senate and in the House, that would allow anyone over 21 to pack a pistol, anywhere, anytime. Senate Bill 765/House Bill 786 allows permitless carrying of handguns for anyone over age 21, and for military personnel between 18 and 20.

According to police and some local officials across Tennessee, this is a bad idea.
 

WY: Magazine limit bad for disabled
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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After this last election it looks like “Uncle Joe” and his socialist minions are in full control of the country. Like the biblical dog returning to it’s vomit, they are again revisiting extreme gun control and other devious methods of citizen control for our country.

One of the agenda items, again, is magazine capacity. As if those actual shooters with evil in their hearts are incapable of learning how to accomplish tactical reloads. Or, for the common folks, quickly switching an empty magazine for a full one to continue their carnage. Again, a law that only the law-abiding citizens will obey.
 

U.S. Supreme Court weighs taking up major gun rights case
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday will discuss taking up a major new gun rights case involving a National Rifle Association-backed challenge to a New York state law that restricts the ability of residents to carry concealed handguns in public.

The nine justices will discuss the case at their private weekly conference at a time of heightened concern about gun violence in the United States following a pair of mass shootings in a span of a week, one in Georgia and the other in Colorado, that killed a total of 18 people.
 

ID: Idaho County residents demand Second Amendment sanctuary measure
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Faced with 2,000 petition signatures and threats to retaliate at the polls, the Idaho County commissioners Tuesday declined demands that they immediately adopt a resolution declaring Idaho County a Second Amendment sanctuary county.

After an hourlong hearing in which nearly 50 people were packed into the commissioners’ meeting room, Commissioner Denis Duman said the board would take the petition and the request for a Second Amendment resolution under advisement.

The crowd was not happy about that.
 

AL: Falling Behind in Second Amendment Rights
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Alabama lawmakers have not passed a single piece of pro-gun legislation in six years. Other states are enthusiastically passing a variety of bills to protect and advance Second Amendment rights for the benefit of law-abiding citizens. Just this year, legislatures in Montana, Tennessee, Iowa, and Utah have passed constitutional/permitless carry bills. Recently, Georgia passed a bill to recognize carry permits from all states, and to also ensure that Second Amendment rights remain protected during a state of emergency.
 

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