DAILY ALERT FOR Friday, March 22, 2019
LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Attend Firearms Law Seminar in Indianapolis
Please join us at the Annual National Firearms Law Seminar to be held on Friday, April 26, 2019 as part of the NRA Annual Meetings. This all-day seminar provides legal instruction for attorneys and all others interested in Second Amendment law. CLE credit for all states is available.
LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Vermont: Senate Passes Handgun Waiting Period Legislation
Despite passing the most sweeping gun control bill in the history of the state last session, the gun ban groups proved that their thirst to end your constitutional rights is far from quenched.
LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Delaware: House to Vote on Gun Control Legislation Next Week
On Tuesday, the Delaware House is scheduled to vote on House Bill 63.
U.S. Politicians Cheer New Zealand Gun Confiscation
American gun owners have once again been reminded that the ultimate goal of U.S. gun control advocates is firearms bans and confiscation. Since the heinous terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, American anti-gun politicians, activists, and media outlets have offered their full-throated support for the New Zealand government’s efforts to ban and confiscate firearms from law-abiding gun owners.
NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Illinois Court Throws Out Deerfield Gun Ban
NRA applauds Illinois court ruling throwing out Village of Deerfield's ban on commonly owned firearms and magazines.
Legacy Media Push New Zealand Gun Confiscation Using Lies about Australian Ban
The ongoing cheerleading effort by the international press in furtherance of the New Zealand government’s gun confiscation plans is enough to make any journalist with even a shred of objectivity blush. Worse, some outlets have resorted to or propagated lies about Australia’s gun confiscation experience in order to push their anti-gun agenda.
Alaska State Commission for Human Rights Director Attacks Human’s Rights
The Last Frontier is also one of the last places one expects to find rights-trampling government officials. The state’s strong libertarian streak is one of the reasons a recent report regarding the authoritarian behavior of an official from the Alaska State Commission for Human Rights is so jarring.
Pro-Gun Senators Introduce Bill to Prohibit Discrimination in Financial Services
On March 14, pro-gun Sens. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and John Kennedy (R-LA) introduced S. 821 the Freedom Financing Act, a bill to prohibit discrimination against the firearms industry in the provision of financial services.
Judge throws out Deerfield's "assault weapons" ban
A Lake County Circuit Court judge ruled Friday that the village of Deerfield overstepped its authority last year when it enacted a ban on "assault weapons" five years after the Illinois legislature declared such regulations the exclusive power of the state. Judge Luis Berrones issued a permanent injunction blocking the village from enforcing its ordinance. In the ruling, Berrones wrote that the plaintiff gun owners have “a clearly ascertainable right to not be subjected to a preempted and unenforceable ordinance” that prohibits possession of "assault weapons", imposes financial penalties for keeping them and allows their property to be confiscated.
NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION
Supreme Court to Review New York City Gun Control Law
A headline in Reason Magazine said it all: “Have Gun, Can’t Travel.” That’s the plight of New York City “premises licensees” under one of the most bizarre and oppressive gun control laws in the nation. Now the U.S. Supreme Court has that law in its sights.
Feinstein Pushes to Ban America’s Most Popular Firearm, Again
It’s been nearly 25 years since Dianne Feinstein uttered those words while discussing the 1994 ban on semiautomatic rifles, handguns and shotguns. With that proclamation, she made clear that her ultimate goal when it comes to firearms in the hands of law-abiding citizens is nothing short of confiscation.
Why New Zealand's New Gun Controls would be Unconstitutional in America
As my colleague Anna Giaritelli notes, gun control activists are calling for U.S. adoption of New Zealand's new gun regulations, as ordered by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern following last week's terrorist attack.
Dems and Gun-Control Advocates Celebrate New Zealand Gun-Confiscation Plan
American gun-control advocates and Democratic politicians took to social media to celebrate New Zealand's plan to ban and confiscate many semiautomatic rifles and magazines on Thursday in the wake of the deadly Christchurch mosque attack. New Zealand's plan involves banning the sale and possession of any semiautomatic rifle or shotgun capable of accepting a magazine that holds more than five rounds of ammunition. Those who own such firearms would have to turn them in to police during a yet-to-be-determined buyback period or face criminal prosecution, fines, and jail time. The policy further restricts gun ownership in the country, which has a small number of gun owners. State officials enjoy wide authority to deny or revoke gun ownership licenses, which are required to purchase or own firearms.
NRA President Oliver North on Washington state’s gun laws
NRA President and retired Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North stopped by The Dori Monson Show Wednesday to talk about the 2020 field of Democratic presidential candidates, and to go over new gun laws in Washington state. “None of these things are going to stop the kinds of heinous crimes we’ve been watching over the past several years,” he told Monson. “When you look at some of these acts — these mass killings — the legislation that Washington, and many other states, are enacting aren’t going to stop any of these.”
MSNBC’s Ali Velshi: ‘Nobody in America Has Suggested Banning Any Guns’ (They Have)
MSNBC anchor Ali Velshi said "nobody in America has suggested banning any guns" during coverage Thursday of new gun control measures in New Zealand, although in fact many people in America have suggested banning types of guns. "Nobody in America has suggested banning any guns, but we have so many guns in this country that it causes other problems, right?" he asked, going on to discuss a recent NBC News report on the prevalence of suicide by guns in the United States. Velshi's comment is curious, given the intense wave of support for gun control measures on the left, particularly in the past year since the Stoneman Douglas High School massacre in Florida.
LEGAL & LEGISLATION HUNTING
Iowa: House Passes Bill to Improve Hunting Opportunities
On March 20th, the Iowa state House of Representatives voted 57-40 to pass House File 716 to improve hunting opportunities in Iowa by expanding the types of cartridges that may be used for hunting. HF 716 will now go to the state Senate for further consideration.
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