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Legislators and government officials have gone on record admitting that more or tougher gun control laws wouldn’t stop the high-profile massacres that always lead to the introductions of new gun control proposals. You need a new approach, one that utilizes the brightest minds and novel methods to deliver irrefutable proof that guns are bad from the hallowed halls of your Ivy League white tower.  

Frightfully Unfun: Joyless Scolds Target Halloween Costume Weaponry

For Thanksgiving, Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety issues anti-gun talking points intended to be used to berate your family at the dinner table. At Christmas time, gun control Grinches pester children to turn-in their toy guns. As part of the crusade to ensure no holiday is spared their political commentary, this year the anti-gun scolds finally got around to meddling with Halloween.

Panorama City resident opens fire on intruders during violent home invasion

A homeowner opened fire on armed intruders during a home invasion early Thursday morning in Panorama City. As many as eight masked suspects, wielding firearms and stun guns, stormed into a home in the 8000 block of Broadleaf Avenue shortly before 2 a.m., according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Trail of blood led police to burglary suspect shot by woman

A trail of blood led police officers behind a Spartanburg home, where they found a burglary suspect with multiple gunshot wounds Thursday morning, Spartanburg police Maj. Art Littlejohn said. Officers were dispatched to Gentry Street about a woman shooting a man, Littlejohn said. Officers said when they arrived at the residence, a woman was crying on the front porch and another woman was holding a 9 mm handgun

Attorney General DeWine, National Rifle Association partner Bring National School Shield Security Assessor Training to Southern Ohio

Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a partnership with the NRA to bring their National School Shield Security Assessor Training program to schools in Ohio. The first training was held on Oct. 24 and 25th in Wellston, School personnel, school resource officers, and law enforcement officers representing more than 20 Ohio school districts committed to attend.

Gun Confiscation: An Evil Wind Blows in America

There’s an old saying that the Devil’s greatest triumph was getting people to believe he doesn’t exist. Firearm confiscation is like that. Stamped with a gold seal, the order came as more than 100,000 Americans braced themselves for the landfall of Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean, a Category 5 storm. This was not the first time the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) had faced the threat of a serious hurricane on the way. But the reality in this case was far graver for the USVI’s law-abiding gun owners. 

Illinois: Trigger Modification Ban Fails on House Floor

Today, the Illinois House defeated House Bill 4117 with a 48 to 54 vote.  As written, HB 4117 mirrors federal legislation proposed by anti-gun Senator Dianne Feinstein.  The bill would place a ban on many popular “trigger modification devices.”  The broad and overreaching definition in HB 4117 could potentially ban firearm modifications such as competition triggers, muzzle brakes, and ergonomic changes that are commonly done by law-abiding gun owners to make their firearms more suitable for self-defense, competition, hunting, or even overcoming disability.   

Senators push criminalization of private transfers

Senate Democrats cited mass shootings in Las Vegas and Newtown, Connecticut, before filing legislation Wednesday to expand background checks on those purchasing weapons at gun shows.

Michael Moore flubs stats on people killed with guns during home invasions

Our sources conceded that the homicide rate during burglaries is a tiny fraction of overall gun deaths, committed during burglaries or otherwise. But none of them, including federal agencies that track crime, could independently verify Moore’s figures about the owner of the weapon used in those crimes the way he claimed.

Nevada: Gun law backers too wily for their own good

The initiative backers — in order to avoid having a fiscal note saying what the mandatory background checks would cost taxpayers, something that might cost votes — wrote the new law to say that those in involved in a private gun sale must contact a licensed gun dealer to conduct a background check and: “The licensed dealer must contact the National Instant Criminal Background Check System [NICS], as described in 18 U.S.C. § 922(t), and not the Central Repository, to determine whether the buyer or transferee is eligible to purchase and possess firearms under state and federal law …”

Arizona: Tucson council backs down on gun control, says hands are tied by Legislature

Tucsonans should probably not expect their City Council to pass another restriction on guns or related accessories, such as rifle “bump stocks.”A new legal analysis by City Attorney Mike Rankin makes it clear that Arizona cities and towns lack the statutory authority to enact such laws. Additionally, he noted, the state has several legal mechanisms in place to tie the hands of local authorities and even punish them for trying in the first place.

New York: Army veteran avoids prison but still vows appeal of SAFE Act convictions

An Iraq War combat veteran who served seven years in the Army's 82nd Airborne Division avoided prison time and received a conditional discharge Wednesday for his three felony violations of New York State's gun control law.Simeon D. Mokhiber, 42, still plans to appeal his conviction.A Niagara County jury convicted the Niagara Falls resident of possessing high-capacity ammunition magazines, which are illegal under the state's Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013, commonly known as the SAFE Act. Police found the items in his car during a traffic stop in April 2016 in North Tonawanda.