Can Jeff Duncan silence opposition to his gun bill?

Growing up, Rep. Jeff Duncan didn’t wear earplugs or muffs when he went out to shoot guns with his dad.Now 51 years old and hard of hearing in his left ear, the South Carolina Republican can’t help but think it might have been prevented.This isn’t the only reason he’s pushing legislation to make it easier to buy suppressors, accessories that screw onto the barrels of guns to muffle the sounds of bullet shots. But it’s one of them.

Affirming Americans’ right to concealed carry

When Justice Neil Gorsuch was confirmed to the Supreme Court in April, the court regained a majority of justices who support Americans’ right to bear arms. It is now more important than ever for the court to take up and hear pivotal Second Amendment cases that will protect our rights spelled out in the Constitution and which liberal activists have been trying to erode for decades.

Concealed Carry Law Goes Into Effect but Guns Are Still Banned on U of A Campus Pending Arkansas State Police Action

There are many questions about Arkansas’ new “campus concealed carry” law, but the most basic is: when does it go into effect?The simple answer is that the law goes into effect on Friday, Sept. 1 – but there’s a catch. The law doesn’t take effect on the University of Arkansas campus until the Arkansas State Police develops a training process for “enhanced” concealed carry permits, which are required under the law.

Georgia: Campus carry attracts opinions, but no problems as school opens

This is the first school year under the new campus carry law. Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 280 into law in May, allowing licensed weapons holders to carry firearms on various portions of Georgia’s public colleges and universities. The law came after years of debate between proponents, who wanted gun owners to have a layer of personal safety, and opponents who are concerned about people not in law enforcement with a gun and the consequences if they misfire. The law does not apply to private institutions, such as Emory University or the Atlanta University Center’s campuses.

California: Gun Owners Score a Win on One Gun a Month Bill

Today, gun owners scored a win in California when anti-gun bill SB 497 was significantly amended in the Assembly Appropriations Committee to remove language extending California’s one handgun a month to all guns.  With the removal of the problematic language, SB 497 now exclusively deals with the storage of firearms by peace officers in unattended vehicles.  As the California Legislature enters the final two weeks of the 2017 session, your state legislators still need to hear from you on the remaining anti-gun bills. Please email your State Senator and Assembly Member urging them to OPPOSE AJR 24, SB 464, AB 7, and AB 424.  

Americans for Responsible Solutions Claims NFA Isn’t Burdensome

Earlier this week, gun control group Americans for Responsible Solutions continued their confused campaign against the Hearing Protection Act (S. 59 and H.R. 367) with a new line of attack. This vital legislation would remove firearm suppressors from regulation under the National Firearms Act, which requires suppressor purchasers to pay a $200 tax stamp and for the devices to be registered in the National Firearms Registration and Transfer Record. According to the group’s latest perverse logic, the rapid growth of the suppressor industry in recent years somehow proves that the current regulatory scheme is not burdensome and that legislation to improve access to these important safety devices is unnecessary.

Disaffected Gun Control Activist Exposes Bloomberg’s “Top-down Bureaucracy”

In a post titled, “As a Gun Violence Survivor, I Feel Betrayed by Everytown,” former Everytown and Moms Demand Action member Kate Ranta shed some much-needed light on Bloomberg’s bureaucratic operation. Despite Everytown portraying itself as a grassroots movement, Ranta explained that this representation is a façade, writing,

“Social Justice Collective” Calls for Four-Year Universities to Ban Veterans, Cites NRA Ties

It’s admittedly getting more and more difficult to separate fact from fiction these days, especially when it comes to the increasingly bizarre world of anti-gun social justice crusaders. But it is apparently true that a publication recently appeared on the campus of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) arguing that “we must ban veterans from four-year universities.” Among the reasons the author of the essay cites is that “veterans usually are associated with extremist right-wing groups such as the tea party and the NRA.”

Australia’s Pro and Anti-gun Researchers Agree, Gun Turn-ins Don’t Work

Australia is in the midst of a National Firearms Amnesty that runs through September 30. During the campaign, Australians may turn-in illegally held firearms without fear of prosecution, or in some cases register or sell unlawfully possessed firearms if the guns are eligible for civilian ownership.

Armed Robbery Suspect Shot near Trussville City Limits

Birmingham police are awaiting the recovery and release of a man from a local hospital before charging him with armed robbery. The man was shot in both legs by a person he had robbed at gunpoint.