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California: San Jose Moves One Step Closer to Finalizing Flawed Locked-Storage Mandate

On Tuesday, October 17, the San Jose City Council voted 6-5 in favor of an  anti-gun ordinance that, if finalized, will require gun owners to store their firearms in certain designated “locked containers” or keep them disabled with a trigger lock whenever they leave home, but would not allow gun owners to store their firearms in most gun safes. There is still time to contact the City Council and voice your opposition before the ordinance is finalized. 

Former NPR Head Sees America Clearly

Have you noticed that many gun control advocates really don’t spend a lot of time talking about the specific benefits of their proposed laws? They talk about how necessary they are, how “reasonable” they are, and how anybody who could oppose these proposals is a horrible person who loves their guns more than children.

Off-duty officer disarms burglar

An off-duty officer disarmed and shot a burglar who broke into his home Monday, Baltimore police said. Police said the suspect died after he was shot with his own weapon during a struggle at the officer's house in the 4400 block of Furley Avenue near Mannasota Avenue in northeast Baltimore.  

Arizona: Anti-Hunting Groups Launch Initiative to Ban Cougar, Bobcat Hunting

Recently, the anti-hunting group “Arizonans for Wildlife” filed paperwork with the Arizona Secretary of State’s office to begin collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to ban the hunting and trapping of mountain lions and bobcats in the state. Arizonans for Wildlife, which has backed other anti-hunting extremist organizations such as the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Center for Biological Diversity, and the Animal Legal Defense Fund, will have until July 2018 to gather 150,642 valid signatures to place the initiative on the November 2018 ballot.

Former NPR CEO opens up about liberal media bias

Most reporters and editors are liberal — a now-dated Pew Research Center poll found that liberals outnumber conservatives in the media by some 5 to 1, and that comports with my own anecdotal experience at National Public Radio. When you are liberal, and everyone else around you is as well, it is easy to fall into groupthink on what stories are important, what sources are legitimate and what the narrative of the day will be. This may seem like an unusual admission from someone who once ran NPR, but it is borne of recent experience.

Former NPR CEO: I Changed My Mind About Supporting Gun Control After Writing Book on Conservative America

The former CEO of National Public Radio came back from a reporting trip on conservative America having changed his mind about the efficacy of gun control measures, he said on Tuesday. Ken Stern appeared on "Morning Joe" to discuss his new book, Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned to Love the Right. Stern, a Democrat, wrote he realized he was cordoned off in a liberal bubble and set off into conservative enclaves of America to expose himself to new ideas.

US Fish and Wildlife Service Allows Import of Lion Trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia

After evaluating the information that it had available,  the US Fish and Wildlife Service made the determination on October 20th  that the import of lion trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia would meet the enhancement requirements of the Endangered Species Act.  This means that the Service found that hunting has enhanced the survival of the lion in these two south African countries.  The Service’s findings are for trophies taken in 2016, 2017, and 2018 and are for applicants who met all of the Service’s permitting requirements.  The Service will re-evaluate the hunting programs in Zimbabwe and Zambia in mid-2018 to determine if import permits can continue for 2019 and beyond.

Three Weeks After Las Vegas, Legislation to Ban Bump Stocks Has Stalled Out in Congress

Three weeks after the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, efforts to pass even scaled-down gun-control legislation have effectively stalled on Capitol Hill.  The likelihood of passing legislation was always remote, even considering the carnage that took place in Las Vegas, where 58 people were left dead and 546 injured. But when the National Rifle Association said that it would be open to addressing the issue of bump stocks, many observers interpreted it as a pathway towards moving a bill forward.  In reality, it was the closing of the door. The NRA, which holds incredible sway among Republicans on the Hill, proposed that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms make a regulatory change to address bump stocks rather than Congress pass a new law to address the matter. Days later, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) echoed the group's line, all but stating that he would not bring a bill to the floor. 

Doctors Falsely Claim Guns Are Public Health Crisis

Recent reports indicate medical error is the third-highest cause of death in the United States, estimating more than 250,000 deaths per year at the hands of medical practitioners. Another 21 percent of patients report having survived a medical error. Other research warns of increasing opioid overdoses and abuse, noting an overwhelming increase in prescription narcotics abuse among children. Increasingly, physicians are even being criminally prosecuted for fatal overdoses.

Dem attorneys general unite against concealed-carry gun law

Democratic attorneys general from 17 states are calling on Congress to abandon legislation backed by the National Rifle Association that would allow concealed-carry gun permits issued in one state to be valid in all states.

Gun control group Everytown pours another $700k into Virginia elections

Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund, the political arm of one of the nation’s largest gun control groups, is pouring an additional $700,000 into Virginia elections.  The organization announced Monday it would donate $400,000 to Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ralph Northam and $300,000 to Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring’s re-election bid in the final two weeks before election day.  That comes on top of an earlier $1 million dollar commitment from the organization bankrolled by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. 

Attorney General Adam Laxalt: Nevada’s Question 1 wouldn’t have stopped Las Vegas Strip attacker

The horrific massacre in Las Vegas was one of the worst displays of violence our state and our nation have ever seen. Yet as we continue to deal with the shock and the grief of this attack, we also have reason to feel enormous pride. This tragedy has brought out the very best of humanity. The stories of heroism, sacrifice and bravery displayed by our law enforcement and first responders, as well as the everyday pedestrians who sprang into action, have given us light in this dark hour. Sadly, at a time when we should be coming together, some are attempting to exploit this tragedy for political gain. Such is the case with the discussion around the Question 1 ballot initiative that narrowly passed last November.

Ohio: Right to Carry Reform Bill Heads to House Floor

Tomorrow, Substitute House Bill 142 , sponsored by state Representative Scott Wiggam (R-1), faces a possible vote tomorrow in the Ohio House of Representatives. This legislation will reform the requirement that a concealed handgun licensee notify a law enforcement officer that they are carrying a concealed handgun when stopped for a law enforcement purpose, like a routine traffic stop. Please contact your representative and urge them to SUPPORT this important Right to Carry legislation.  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your representative.

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