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Bloomberg’s Bumble

Thank Goodness ex-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent so much time in Southern Colorado!  If he hadn’t, how ever would we who live and work here have known that the four-lane, high-speed, paved path connecting Pueblo, Huerfano, Las Animas and other “as rural as you can get” counties with the rest of the country wasn’t — in fact — an interstate?

Gun owners group seeks changes as Massachusetts Senate plans debate on gun bill

The Senate on Thursday will take up its version of legislation aimed at reducing gun violence as the local chapter of the National Rifle Association hardened its position on the bill just days after calling the House version a “victory” for the second amendment.The House passed its version in a 112-38 vote last week, after picking up support from anti-gun violence activists and a gun owners’ group.

Cleveland: Mayor Jackson proposes new gun control legislation

The mayor submitted new legislation to City Council, which would completely rewrite the city's gun laws.This includes limiting purchases of a firearm to one person every 90 days.Mayor Jackson also proposes a new gun offender registry. Offenders would have to register annually over a four year period.

Missouri: Governor Vetoes NRA-Backed Pro-Gun Bill

Yesterday, Governor Jay Nixon (D) vetoed a NRA supported pro-gun measure, Senate Bill 656.  Sponsored by state Senator Will Kraus (R-8) and handled in the House by state Representative Kevin Elmer (R-139), SB 656 passed overwhelmingly in both legislative chambers.  Unfortunately, Governor Jay Nixon felt the pro-gun provisions were not important or necessary and chose to veto this legislation rather than allow it to become law and increase school and public safety for law-abiding Missouri citizens.

Massachusetts: Senate Introduces its Own Version of Gun Control Bill

Late yesterday, the Massachusetts Senate Ways and Means Committee introduced its own version of gun control legislation, Senate Bill 2265.  This language is the replacement language for House Bill 4285, and will be considered on the Senate floor this Thursday, July 17.  

Nurse Shoots Carjacker, Breaks Up Criminal Ring

A Milwaukee nurse who shot an attempted carjacker likely helped break up a criminal ring that police believe has been involved in a string of robberies and carjackings as well as a recent shooting.

Jewelry store owner defends store and employee, KPIX, San Francisco, Calif. 07/11/14, KTVU, Oakland, Calif. 07/10/14

A pair of masked and armed robbers entered Bennett Valley Jewelry in Santa Rosa, Calif. Once inside, one of them then went behind the counter, assaulted the store’s manager and held her hostage. After becoming aware of the situation, store owner Ty Visscher retrieved a gun and fired at the criminals, striking both and causing one to flee. Police captured remaining robber shortly after the shooting. An investigation revealed the criminal to be a gang member who was paroled less than two weeks before the robbery. Following the incident, local business owner Molly Bray shared her support for Visscher, telling reporters of the jewelry store owner, “He’s such a big, macho, great guy. Very protective and loving to everybody… So I’m sure he wanted to protect his people.” 

Mass. Senate to debate sweeping gun bill

The Massachusetts Senate released its own version of a sweeping overhaul of the state’s gun laws on Monday, including many elements of a bill approved by the House last week.

Massachusetts: Senate Could Consider Gun Control Bill as Early as Thursday

As previously reported, the Massachusetts House of Representatives passed House Bill 4278 last week.  This misguided gun control bill would create new "may issue" FID issuance standards by giving issuing authorities unfettered discretion to deny firearm identification cards and would require Massachusetts to submit unnecessary records to NICS, including records of individuals who are NOT prohibited from possessing a firearm under state or federal law.  

N.J. Supreme Court won't hear landmark gun case after all

The New Jersey Supreme Court, in an unusual move, has scrapped its plans to hear a challenge to one of New Jersey’s gun-control laws.By sidestepping the heated debate, the court left in place one of the nation’s toughest measures, which dates to 1924 and bars most people from carrying firearms outside their homes.

Former N.Y. mayor riles Colorado pols with 'rural' gun remarks

Republican politicians in Colorado have slammed former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg for saying parts of the Western state that recalled two lawmakers last year over new gun laws were so rural they didn't even have roads.

America's largest shotgun maker shifts more jobs to Texas

America’s largest shotgun manufacturer, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., decided not to expand in Connecticut. Sure it was founded there 1919 and still has its corporate headquarters in North Haven. But in 2013 Connecticut rushed through legislation to ban some of Mossberg’s popular products. As a result, Mossberg CEO, Iver Mossberg, says, “Investing in Texas was an easy decision. It’s a state that is not only committed to economic growth but also honors and respects the Second Amendment and the firearm freedoms it guarantees for our customers.”

Illinois: Quinn, Kelly seek tighter gun laws

Quinn and Kelly urged the passage of a bill in the Illinois General Assembly — the Illinois Public Safety Act — that would ban assault weapons; put a limit on high-capacity ammunition; and expand background checks for prospective gun buyers.

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