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Fl: County Restores Second Amendment Rights to Employees

 The change removes the prohibition imposed on County employees by the county. County employees will now be able to carry in the same places the general public can. Commissioner Blake said that other Florida counties do not have a policy on their employees carrying defensive weapons. In the United States, anything that is not illegal, is allowed. This is the opposite of the totalitarian model, where everything that is not allowed is forbidden.

President Trump to Review Ban on Military Personnel Carrying Firearms

“So we want to protect our military. We want to make our military stronger and better than it’s ever been,” Trump continued in the speech, in which he also renewed his call for allowing trained teachers and military retirees to carry concealed weapons in schools.

Losing Adult Gun Debate, Disarmament Proponents turn to Children

A standard ploy, so common it has become a joke is: “Its for the children”. This is used for every possible policy prescription. It is the standard call, and has become meaningless, because anything and everything can be construed as “for the children”.

Illinois Supreme Court Rules ban on Guns within 1000 feet of Parks Unconstitutional

The Supreme Court  of  the State of Illinois has ruled that a state ban on carrying guns within a 1,000 feet of a park is obviously unconstitutional. It is unconstitutional because it “directly implicates the core right of self-defense”

Iowa Constitution Amendment to Protect Right to Arms Passes Committee

An Iowa legislator is attempting to remedy the lack of the constitutional protection.  One of the reasons Iowa does not have such a protection in its constitution, is the process to enact constitutional amendment in Iowa is extremely difficult. The resolution for the constitutional amendment has to pass the legislature, then an election must happen, then it must pass the legislature again.

The Washington Post Ignores Right to Bear Arms

In an article about shall issue carry permits in Washington, D.C., the Washington Post authors, Peter Hermann and Peter Jamison, ignore half of the rights contained in the Second Amendment. It is rather odd, considering it is the main topic of their article.

Indiana Constitutional Carry Re-Introduced HB1022

Indiana Representative Jim Lucas has re-introduced a Constitutional Carry bill in the Indiana legislature.

In 2017, Lucas lead the fight to bring Constitutional Carry to Indiana. He was heavily opposed by the Indiana Media. He fought back by proposing a bill to require professional journalists to be fingerprinted and submit an application to the state to be approved for a journalist license, in order to exercise their freedom of the press. 

New Gun Owners Accounted for 40 percent of handguns purchased in California

In a study of California gun buyers, where all gun purchases are required to go through government approved gun dealers, the percentage of new gun owners varied from 32% to 40%

Alabama Constitutional Carry On The Move

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of Alabama of 1901, to provide that every citizen has a fundamental right to bear arms and that any restriction on this right would be subject to strict scrutiny; and to provide that no international treaty or law shall prohibit, limit, or otherwise interfere with a citizen’s fundamental right to bear arms.

Tennessee: Bill to Prohibit use of State Funds for Federal Gun Control Enforcement

Legislators in Tennessee have re-introduced bills in the House and Senate to prohibit state or local governments from using funds or personnel to implement or enforce any federal or international regulation of guns, ammunition, or accessories.  The bill is the same as one introduced in 2017. 

Bill Introduced to Repeal Colorado Restrictions on Magazine Capacity

Republicans in the Colorado Senate have introduced a bill to repeal the limits placed on magazine capacity in 2013. Here is the summary of SB18-052:

The bill repeals statutory provisions:

Sex and Gun Control in Florida Senate

Florida State Senator Anitere Flores (R-Miami) was a staunch Second Amendment supporter. She had a 100% rating with the NRA when she was a state representative.  She was elected to the Florida Senate, representing Miami, in 2016.  She was expected to be a key vote in the Florida Senate Judiciary Committee in 2017, supporting popular gun law reform legislation. She surprised everyone by being the key vote to kill several gun law reform bills instead of aiding their passage.

Arkansas Governor Clarifies Legality of Open Carry

In 2013, Arkansas passed Act 746 into law. Act 746 made Arkansas a Constitutional Carry state, by changing the state definition of what illegal carry of a weapon was. In 2015, Governor Asa Hutchinson stated the law seemed clear to him.

Trump Rescinds Job Offer To Closet Gun Control Extremist, Dean Winslow

Fortunately Dr. Winslow’s cancerous bigotry towards the 80+ million gun owners, most of whom likely have a sporting rifle like the AR-15, will not have to suffer this fool in any position in Donald Trump’s administration. 

GA: Anti-Gun Senators Attemp to Legislate Destruction of Valuable Firearms

In 2012, the Georgia Legislature passed a statute to prevent valuable firearms from being destroyed by police. Instead, the statue requires that firearms in possession of police, whether confiscated, seized, or otherwise acquired, be sold to legal dealers, with the proceeds to cover administrative costs.  Anti gun Senators want them destroyed regardless.

Wolfphobia on Dog Island by Matt Bracken: A Parable of Socially Unspeakable Matters

Try to sit still and pay attention, because some folks will tell you otherwise about what happened, but they have their own reasons and I have mine, and mine are right and theirs are wrong. After you hear the true story of what happened with the wolves on Dog Island, you’ll understand why you should never forget it.

Junk Science: “Surge” of Accidental Gun Deaths After Sandy Hook

A recent study from Wellesley College economists, published in Science magazine  is a good example of how to torture data until you get the result you want. The mass murder at Sandy Hook took place on December 14, 2012. President Obama of the need for more gun control on 19 December.  He talked about specific restrictions on 16 January, 2013. The events are so close to the end of the year, that an increase in accidental deaths should show in the annual data.

North Dakota Constitutional Carry Good Start…but a little Wonky

North Dakota passed Constitutional Carry in the 2017 Legislative session.  The legislation allowed people who had North Dakota drivers licenses or nondriver identification cards to carry concealed weapons, thus becoming a practical Constitutional Carry state.

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