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  1. What kind of underwear do you have on? That’s one question that could be asked on a long list of really inappropriate questions that could be proposed. Anything from shaving habits of pubic regions, to hygiene habits, what kinds of food you have in your pantry, your sexual preferences…Who did you vote for in the 2020 election? These, along with many other topics I’d consider pretty personal subjects to bring up casually. The notion of gun ownership is a very personal topic too. For some, they are quite proud, wearing their favored brand on a ball cap. Others, if their ownership of firearm
  2. Do you get the feeling that Maloney was going to use this report to call for an end to the filibuster no matter what it said? This report is a means to an end, and the end result that Maloney and her fellow Democrats are aiming for is the end of the filibuster and the establishment of one-party rule; from enacting sweeping gun bans with 51 votes to packing the Supreme Court full of anti-gun justices that will uphold every new infringement on the Second Amendment approved by Congress. Let’s put these numbers into some perspective. Yes, 30,000 hospitalizations for firearm-related injuries i
  3. Why should your Second Amendment rights stop at the state line? After all, when you travel from your home state to another, you don’t lose your First Amendment rights, your Fourth Amendment rights, or any other civil liberties. When it comes to keeping and bearing arms, however, your ability to exercise your Second Amendment rights is contingent on whether or not the state you’re visiting recognizes them. The lack of a 50-state policy on the right to bear arms has led to frustration and criminal charges for a Texas truck driver, who was arrested in Michigan after a routine traffic stop la
  4. President Joe Biden’s pick to head the ATF is facing new uncertainty as Congress returns from recess. ATF director nominee David Chipman received a tie vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee shortly before Congress went on recess. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D.) could discharge Chipman to the floor for a full vote, but multiple sources on Capitol Hill said he is unlikely to do so this week as senators get back to work. Senators Maggie Hassan (D., N.H.), Angus King (I., Maine), Pat Toomey (R., Pa.), Joe Manchin (D., W.Va.), and Jon Tester (D., Mont.) remain on the fence.
  5. U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- “Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation … holding gun manufacturers liable for the harm their products cause,” a July 6 press release from the New York governor’s website announced. “The only industry in the United States of America immune from lawsuits are the gun manufacturers, but we will not stand for that any longer.” That, of course, is a lie. Gun manufacturers have the same legal liabilities as other industries for things like defective products and deceptive trade practices and knowing violations of the law. Were this not so, we would not see
  6. 2020 wasn’t just a banner year for gun sales. The number of concealed carry licenses increased as well, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center, though the group does note that the 4.4% increase in the number of concealed carry licensees is the smallest increase that they’ve recorded since 2011. A big part of the reason for the gap between gun sales and carry licenses, according to the CPRC, is that many jurisdictions shut down their licensing completely for months during the pandemic, while other agencies operating on limited hours or by appointment were overwhelmed with requests, l
  7. The uphill battle to confirm President Joe Biden’s pick to regulate the gun industry just got steeper. Senator Pat Toomey announced on Thursday he would not vote to confirm David Chipman as director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). The Pennsylvania Republican said Chipman’s support for strict new gun laws, including bans on popular firearms such as the AR-15, would be detrimental to his ability to run the agency. “While I respect David Chipman’s nearly 25 years of experience as an ATF agent, I fear that his subsequent vocal support for policies that
  8. Plus this week's podcast deals with guns and race This week, we have several exclusives on how Republicans are trying to block President Joe Biden's efforts to sidestep Congress and institute new gun restrictions through executive action. In my latest piece, I broke that the Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee are demanding answers from the ATF on the proposal to ban millions of pistol-braced guns. That comes after I reported yesterday that 37 Republicans signed on to a letter asking the administration to rescind its "ghost gun" proposal. And those two stories follow
  9. Update in New Jersey Carry Case in Today's FPC Daily 2A Legal Update 7/15/21 In today's FPC legal update, we have an update from a lawsuit challenging New Jersey's restrictive carry laws. Russell v. New Jersey Issue: Carry Court: Supreme Court Action: Brief in opposition In this lawsuit challenging New Jersey's restrictive carry laws, the state filed a brief in response to the cert petition (which asked the Supreme Court to hear the case.) New Jersey's brief argues that the court should decline to hear the case "because petitioner did not present any Second Am
  10. By now, many careful observers of Second Amendment issues are aware of the supposedly “groundbreaking” gun control laws the media is celebrating as having been “enacted” in San Jose, CA. As usual, however, the news reports have been both inaccurate and incomplete. The situation in San Jose is complex, and it illustrates how the media, gun control lobby, and anti-gun officials collaborate in lockstep to erode your right to keep and bear arms. It should be easy to know and understand the law in a well-functioning democracy. Then there’s San Jose, in which “legislation” is voted on
  11. On August 5th, the Surry County Board of Supervisors will consider banning firearms in certain public places. Second Amendment supporters are encouraged to OPPOSE the proposed Section 20-67. Please click the “Take Action” button or click here to contact the Board of Supervisors. The proposed Section 20-67 prohibits firearms, ammunition, and components in public buildings, public parks, and on public streets and sidewalks where, or adjacent to where, certain events are occurring. There are no exemptions for storage in vehicles or for concealed handgun permit holders. This prohib
  12. DATE: July 14, 2021 TO: USF & NRA Members and Friends FROM: Marion P. Hammer USF Executive Director NRA Past President As we celebrate passage of three (3) pro-gun bills in the 2021 Florida Legislative Session, we should also be celebrating the fact that 25 very bad gun control bills were killed (10 House Bills & 15 Senate Bills) without ever getting to the House or Senate floor. As one might expect, all of the gun control bills were sponsored by anti-gu
  13. What is more important than our Bill of Rights? Nothing! That is why we need YOU to join us on the Capitol steps on Monday, July 19th, to help show your support for your pro-gun state Legislators and the veto override of SB 118. Don’t miss this opportunity to hang out with fellow freedom-fighters supporting Louisianans’ Second Amendment rights! Date: Monday, July 19, 2021 Time: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Location: Louisiana State Capitol 900 N 3rd St Baton Rouge, LA 70802 Even though the veto override session is a go - this fight is not over yet. We need you to come to the
  14. Former President Donald Trump (R) delivered stirring remarks about your Second Amendment rights at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Dallas this past week. “The same far-left Democrats who are defunding police are also leading an all-out crusade to strip you, the law-abiding citizens of America, of your God-given Second Amendment rights,” said Trump. He went on to add that we “must never waver in demanding that the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Also, at a recent rally in Wellington, Ohio, Trump said, “If you remember, when I was campaigning
  15. “When do constitutional rights vest? At 18 or 21? 16 or 25? Why not 13 or 33?” begins a ruling by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, that addresses whether the federal Gun Control Act of 1968 can constitutionally prohibit 18-20 year olds from purchasing handguns from licensed dealers. . “In the law, a line must sometimes be drawn,” next says the majority ruling, written by U.S. Circuit Judge Julius Richardson, a judge who was appointed by former President Donald J. Trump. “But there must be a reason why constitutional rights cannot be enjoyed until a certain age. Our nation’s most cheri
  16. There has been a concerted effort by anti-gun advocates over the past few years to convince Americans that the number of “mass shootings” in the United States has skyrocketed. “Mass shootings in Florida increased to 34 in 2020 from 15 the year before, while nationally mass shootings jumped nearly 50 percent during a pandemic with crippling unemployment, violent protests and idle youth,” reads the beginning of a story in the Tallahassee Democrat, which was regurgitated in many other states using numbers from each respective state. In fact, many outlets would have you believe that ther
  17. NRA-ILA filed the opening brief in the Supreme Court case challenging New York’s restrictive concealed-carry-licensing regime. The case provides the Supreme Court with the opportunity to finally affirm what most states—and common sense—tell us: the Second Amendment protects a fundamental, individual right to bear arms for self-defense outside of the home. For too long, New York has rationed the right to keep and bear arms to a select, chosen few within favored classes. But the Second Amendment guarantees the “right of the people to keep and bear arms,” not the right of a privileged few.
  18. Nikki Fried is the highest-ranked Democratic public official in the state of Florida, and she thinks that gives her a good shot at the governor’s mansion. However, if she wants that, picking a fight over preemption may not be the smartest move she can make. And yet, that seems to be the very fight she wants. Another ‘Big Gun’ showdown at the ‘OK Corral’ in Tallahassee between the anti-Gun lobby and Second Amendment supporters could be just around the corner as Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, Rep. Dan Daley (D), and other stakeholders, have asked the Florida Supreme Court
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