Hollywood declared war on American gun culture in 2013 with a public service announcement calling for stricter gun control in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
In what appears to be a bid to alienate a large swath of the American public in order to appease anti-gun extremists, last week Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO and Chairman Ed Stack issued an open letter in which he announced several changes to the company’s firearms sales policies. According to the missive, Dick’s will no longer sell some configurations of commonly-owned semi-automatic rifles and certain capacity magazines. The company will also refuse to sell firearms to adults ages 18 to 20.
As lawmakers return to Washington this week under pressure to act on guns, the NRA is directing members’ activism at the audience that matters most: Congress. Republican congressional leaders have had little to say; the NRA hasn’t sponsored marches or rallies. But in mid-February the mobile app of the NRA’s Institute of Legislative Action urged users to send pre-written tweets that automatically route to their individual members of Congress, telling them to “Protect our constitutional right to self-defense; Defend the #2A! #DefendTheSecond.”
The Florida House gave final legislative approval Wednesday to a bill banning gun sales to anyone under 21, sending the measure to Gov. Rick Scott, who has not said whether he will sign it into law. More significantly, there is serious consideration in Congress of a similar national ban. On top of this, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart, L.L. Bean and Kroger have all moved to discontinue gun sales to anyone under age 21.
Today, March 8th, the Idaho House State Affairs Committee passed Senate Bill 1313 with a 12-3 vote. SB 1313 will now head to the House floor, where it could receive a vote as early as tomorrow. This important piece of legislation, which has the backing of law enforcement and prosecutors, will improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves in Idaho and previously passed the state Senate with a 29-6 vote. Please contact your state Representative and strongly urge them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 1313! Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Representative.
On March 12th at 10:00AM, a conference committee will be hearing House Bill 1214. There is a proposed amendment through the conference committee process for House Bill 1214 to include language to eliminate the fee for a License to Carry a Handgun (LTCH) as well as expand carry opportunities throughout the state. Please contact your state Representative and Senator urging them to support Proposed Conference Committee Report #1 for HB 1214. Second Amendment supporters are invited to attend the conference committee. Click the “Take Action” button below to contact your state Legislators and here to call them.
Tomorrow, the House and Senate could potentially consider Senate File 71 and House Bill 168 respectively on third reading.
Several pro- and anti-gun bills were recently assigned to committees, while others are still pending committee assignments. It is important that you continue to contact your state Senator and state Representative and urge them to support the pro-gun bills and oppose the anti-gun bills!
Sin taxes of all types have unintended consequences. A new proposal to impose a 50 percent tax on ammunition is no exception. Selective sales taxes imposed on certain politically disfavored goods are rife with misuse, rarely achieve their intended outcome, and disproportionately hurt the poor.
Currently, there is a bill making its way through Congress known as the Fix NICS Act of 2017, commonly referred to as "Fix NICS," that is designed to close a major hole in current federal firearms legislation.
Yesterday, in one of the most despicable displays of bullying and coercion the Florida House voted 67 to 50 to pass an unconstitutional bill that violates Second Amendment rights and punishes law-abiding citizens for the actions of a mentally ill teenager who murdered 17 people after Florida officials repeatedly refused to get him the help he needed.
Yesterday, in one of the most despicable displays of bullying and coercion the Florida House voted 67 to 50 to pass an unconstitutional bill that violates Second Amendment rights and punishes law-citizens for the actions of a mentally ill teenager who murdered 17 people after Florida officials repeatedly refused to get him the help he needed.
Tomorrow, March 8th, the Idaho House State Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing at 8:00am on Senate Bill 1313. This important piece of legislation, which has the backing of law enforcement and prosecutors, will improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves in Idaho and was passed by the state Senate with a 29-6 vote. Please contact members of the House State Affairs Committee and strongly urge them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 1313! Click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members.
While liberals protest that even requiring a free voter ID is racist because it discourages minorities from voting, they see no problem making concealed handgun permits cost $450 in Illinois or even more in other heavily Democratic states such as California, Connecticut or New Jersey.
Just when conservatives couldn’t find enough reasons to oppose an Obamacare “stability” package — or the law itself — the health insurance industry generated another. Aetna’s CEO Mark Bertolini announced Tuesday the company would donate $200,000 to support the March for Our Lives gun control rally scheduled for later this month. Which raises an obvious question: If a company like Aetna can afford to make a six-figure contribution to a liberal gun control effort, why exactly did health insurers spend some of Tuesday asking for taxpayers to provide a multi-billion dollar “stability” package for the Exchanges?
At midnight tomorrow, the Utah Legislature will adjourn from its 2018 Legislative Session.
Gun control advocates have called for prohibiting possession of AR-15 rifles — a ban that could create five million new felons overnight, since most owners would not meekly surrender their firearms at the nearest federal office. Others advocate outlawing all semi-automatic firearms — an edict first floated by the Clinton administration that would create tens of millions of new offenders.
Gone are the often spontaneous political rallies of yore, when hippies and their ilk simply hit the streets for a cause. The upcoming March For Our Lives rallies planned around the nation in response to the Parkland school shooting last month are meticulously organized, bear carefully calibrated messages and boast vigorous social media. They also are strategically funded. Close to 500 of these marches are set for March 24, and many will receive financial help from a major gun control activist group — at the rate of $5,000 for each event.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (D) this week accused the National Rifle Association (NRA) of acting like a “terrorist organization.”
A political action committee is calling the National Rifle Association a "terrorist organization" in a new billboard in Florida.The Pensacola News Journal reports the sign was funded by Mad Dog PAC, registered in December by former Bill Clinton administration staffer Claude Taylor. The PAC is running a billboard campaign aiming targeting House Republicans before the midterm elections.