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MI: Gun ban misfires
Submitted by: Corey Salo

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A Fife Lake village council member blamed excessive restrictions for the board’s decision to shoot down a proposed weapons policy.

Board members voted unanimously against the policy Monday, which would have banned village employees and elected officials from possessing firearms on village-owned properties and work sites, said Trustee Brian Hayes.

State law allows residents to tote weapons on government grounds with the proper permitting and licenses, he said. Law allows government officials to enact weapons restrictions only on government employees and elected officials. Such a ban would have only impacted the village’s 12 employees.

“It seemed kind of futile to develop a policy,” he said.
 

IL: Illinois House Committee Moves Strict New Gun-Dealer Regulations Forward
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The Illinois House Judiciary Committee voted in favor of a bill that would create strict new regulations for gun dealers on Tuesday.

Senate Bill 1657 passed through the committee on a 7-6 vote. It will now be sent to the House floor for final consideration.

The bill would require that anyone who sells more than nine guns per year to obtain a special state license. The Illinois system would duplicate much of the federal system that already exists to oversee gun dealers but would add a number of additional costly measures as well.
 

ME: Bills mired in Augusta’s ‘mud season’
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Yes, indeed. But just try to look at gun deaths as a public health problem in this country and see how far you get. Propose a reporting system that would make it feasible to study gun deaths with a goal of prevention, and you will provoke an outcry over constitutional rights.

We are not talking prevention by prohibiting or even restricting gun ownership, either. There are a variety of ways to make guns safer, many of them through technology that will not permit a weapon to be fired unless it is in the hands of its owner. In the hands of the owner’s toddler, or a home invader, or an intoxicated teenager or a suicidal veteran, the gun would be inoperable.
 

NV: Judge rejects Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy attempt to jump-start trial
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Defendants denied they conspired to help Bundy and told jurors the case had nothing to do with cattle. They said they came to protect the public from overzealous and aggressive law-enforcement officers. Defendants said they were moved to join Bundy after seeing internet images of officers throwing an elderly woman to the ground, loosing dogs on one of Bundy's sons and shocking protesters with stun guns.

Defendants attempted to cast the case as a constitutional issue and they were exercising their First Amendment right to assemble and Second Amendment right to bear arms.
 

FL: Thieves target guns in unlocked cars
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Lee County deputies are looking for a pair of crooks caught on camera breaking into cars in a Lehigh Acres neighborhood.

Survelliance video shows two masked men getting away with a glock 9mm gun outside of a home on Sheldon Avenue last week as well as other values. A week later, deputies say that gun is still missing.
 

NH: N.H. Gun Maker Sued By State of New Jersey Over Defective Guns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Newington-based gun manufacturer Sig Sauer is being sued by the State of New Jersey over claims it breached a contract with their State Police.

According to court filings, the NJ State Police purchased 3,000 Sig Sauer P229 handguns for a total cost of $1.7 million. When those weapons were delivered in 2014, many of the guns malfunctioned by not ejecting spent shell casings.
 

TX: Woman punches armed robber in Oak Cliff
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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But Martinez says the encounter would have ended differently if she hadn’t been feet away from an elementary school, a gun free zone. Because both she and her husband keep handguns in their car.

"If it had happened in my car, it would have turned out differently, way differently,” Martinez said, claiming she’s fired in self-defense before, hitting a burglar climbing over her back fence, and a second time warding off a would-be burglar in her front yard.

"She's tough,” said her husband Eli Montoya who posted the incident on Facebook to warn his friends and neighbors. “She’s my hero,” he said.

"I want them caught. Because he could have easily, by accident, squeezed that trigger."
 

WA: New gun law closes loop and saves lives
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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It’s always a good day when gun sense prevails in Olympia.

Thanks to the passage of House Bill 1501, police and victims will now get notification if a felon, fugitive or someone who’s the subject of a court protection order illegally attempts to buy a firearm.

There’s little doubt this upgraded notification system will save lives. Victims of domestic violence in particular can breathe a sigh of relief.

The bill was signed into law by Gov. Jay Inslee last week. Starting in July, gun dealers will have to notify the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs within five days of a failed background check. Law enforcement would then notify domestic violence survivors.
 

GA: Could Ga. 'Campus Carry' Law Endanger High School Students?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Georgia's public colleges and technical schools will soon have to let students with permits carry concealed guns some places on campus. The new law bans guns in certain areas, including spaces where high school students take classes. However, that part of the bill could cause confusion.

The legislation says guns will not be allowed in "any room or space being used for classes in which high school students are enrolled."
 

CA: FPC Acquires New California DOJ “Bullet-Button Assault Weapons” Regulations
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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In response to numerous legal demands, including one sent today by attorney Jason Davis, the California Office of Administrative Law (OAL) has provided Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC) with a copy of previously-secret Department of Justice (DOJ) “assault weapons” regulations. FPC has published the regulations at BulletButtonBan.com, a Web site it established in 2016 for tracking the new California assault weapon laws and regulations.
 

CA: NRA Sues California Over ‘Gunmageddon’
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The National Rifle Association is suing the state of California over a law restricting magazine capacity to 10 bullets or less the organization argues is an unconstitutional limitation.

The NRA Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) and the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA) are spearheading the lawsuit, the second launched by the NRA this year against the state. The lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court in San Diego, is part of the NRA’s efforts to counter an array of new gun laws in California, collectively referred to by Second Amendment enthusiasts as “gunmageddon,” enacted in the wake of the 2015 San Bernardino terrorist attack, reports Los Angeles Times.
 

Why Does Salon.com Have To Lie To Make A Point?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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In a rambling rant made up largely of lies, half-truths and innuendo, Salon.com on Wednesday twice repeated a whopper that jumped off the screen and deserves to be addressed.

Trying to bolster the popular new gun-ban talking point that NRA’s dedication to Second Amendment rights is somehow helpful to Islamic State terrorists, Salon used a bait-and-switch tactic in citing the heinous murders in San Bernardino and Orlando to call for more restrictive gun control laws.
 

LA: Louisiana lawmakers advance bill to ban letting children use fully automatic guns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Lawmakers in the Louisiana House have advanced a bill that would prohibit supplying children 12-years-old and younger with a fully automatic firearm.

The Advocate reported the measure — House Bill 67, sponsored by Democratic Rep. Barbara Norton — was approved by the Louisiana House Committee on Administration of Criminal Justice on a 7-6 vote.

The legislation would essentially make it unlawful for adults to in any way provide children with fully automatic guns, even in a supervised setting such as a gun range. Those who do so could be fined and possibly given prison time.
 

From My Cold Wet Hands: Humorless Scold Targets Squirt Guns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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We have yet to reach Memorial Day, but the fun police have already set their sights on at least one cherished summer childhood activity. In an article for Pupsugar.com, titled, “Why Kids Should Never Play With Water Guns. Period.,” author Lauren Levy lectures the nation’s parents on the hidden menace of squirt guns.

According to Levy, no child should be permitted to use a water gun under any circumstances. That a particular squirt gun might bear no resemblance whatsoever to a real firearm is of no concern to Levy, who contends, “Even if they're colorful and super cool, kids shouldn't be playing with water guns because it normalizes the real thing.”
 

This Man is Trying to Buy Every Side-by-Side Model Ever Made
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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When we think of side-by-side shotguns, we often think of the famous British names, like Purdey and Holland & Holland, or the well-known domestic makers, such as Winchester, Parker Brothers, L.C. Smith, and Ithaca. But under the radar are numerous American-made doubles we’ve never heard of…though John Eurom has. And he’s made it his mission to collect them all.

A highly specialized machinist, Eurom, 57, grew up on an Iowa farm, and learned early on how to take machinery apart and put it back together—a skill that dovetails well with his passion for side-by-side shotguns.
 

Gun group weighs in on ABC cancellation of ‘Last Man Standing’
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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“Outdoor Man was a Hollywood set version of a sporting goods store, of course, but it did have a gun counter and there was a gun cabinet in the Baxter household. There were plenty of references to hunting,” NSSF said Wednesday. “Last Man Standing also was a family-oriented show with life lessons every week delivered through plot lines involving his wife, three daughters, two sons in law and a neighbor. In many ways, the show was an island of mainstream values in a sea of network political correctness and pandering.”

The announcement spawned widespread speculation the network dumped Allen for his right-wing views and overt support for President Donald Trump, both on and off the camera — a rumor the network has denied.
 

VA: Virginia Governor's Race: Gun Control Or Gun Rights?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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With the state recently marking the tenth anniversary of the Virginia Tech shooting, the issues of gun control and gun rights have resurfaced as major talking points in the Virginia governor's race.

It's a never ending standoff between Republicans and Democrats in Virginia. Responses to shootings in Virginia and across the country have been varied: from pushing for universal background checks to urging for guns in schools and college campuses.
 

NY: Homeless man cleared in slay at internet cafe
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After being cleared of manslaughter charges, 51-year-old Paul Kim returned to the internet cafe in Flushing where he fatally stabbed 19-year-old Yangpu Fan.

A Queens grand jury voted a no true bill, dismissing the charges against Kim May 10, the Queens district attorney’s office said. His lawyer said he acted in self-defense.

Kim was arrested and charged with manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon last month after a confrontation that led to the stabbing of Fan at K&D internet cafe, located at 38-19 Union St., police said. Later that day, police arrived at the New York Presbyterian Hospital in Flushing and discovered Fan with a stab wound to the torso. He was pronounced dead later that night.
 

Army vet: ‘In your 2A advocacy, be sweet and smooth’
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An eight-year U.S. Army veteran and gun rights columnist offered a few words of advice for his fellow Second Amendment advocates this week.

“The old saying goes that you can ‘catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.’ In your 2A advocacy, be sweet and smooth,” John Cylc said in a Newsmax article published Wednesday. “Let the leftists be salty and bitter.”
 

TX: Gun license fees will soon be more affordable
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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It will soon be a lot cheaper to legally carry guns in the state of Texas. Lawmakers in the Texas Senate and House approved legislation that will lower the first-time gun license fee from $140 to $40. Renewal fees will also be lowered from $70 to $40.

Jacksonville, Texas Republican Sen. Robert Nichols said that the bill would make it more affordable for Texans to exercise their second amendment rights. Gun owners and even gun instructors seem to be happy to know they'll be able to save more money in the future.
 

FL: Family protests ‘Stand Your Ground' decision
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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James Steven Taylor told detectives Modell tried to get inside his apartment after he had been banging on the front door and windows. Taylor claims he shut the door on Modell’s foot, injuring the Winter Park man’s toe.

Armed with a handgun, Taylor told investigators he followed Modell outside, where he claims Modell charged toward him.

While standing in a neighboring driveway, Taylor fatally shot Modell in the chest at close range, authorities said.

“I thought the kid was gonna kill me,” Taylor told investigators.
 

Gun Owners of America Urges Congress to Repeal Chuck Schumer Gun Control Regulation
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The Firearm Owners’ Protection Act of 1986 contained a provision which would allow persons subject to a gun ban to regain their constitutional rights.

Make no mistake about it: The procedure is no “piece of cake.” A person has to convince the ATF that they don’t represent a danger, or, failing that, they have to convince a federal court. But even this is too much for the gun-hating Schumer. For roughly 25 years, the “Schumer amendment” to the Commerce-Justice-Science Appropriations Bill has prohibited any federal funds from being used to restore anyone’s constitutional rights.
 

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