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New York officials argue for flexibility with gun law violators… As long as they’re on the city’s payroll

U.S. Senator Charles Schumer holds a news conference about the massive credit card hack that has affected 40 million Target customers, in the Harlem area of New York December 22, 2013. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Some of New York's most strident gun control advocates have rushed to the defense of an unwitting traveler who was arrested at an airport for a technical violation of a draconian gun law.  Has a new era of sanity arrived in the Big Apple?  Not really.  This defendant happens to be an NYPD officer who is alleged to have violated India's strict firearm regulations.

Another reason to be concerned about Obama’s Surgeon General nominee

7:00 AM 04/14/2014

On Thursday, the anti-gun American College of Physicians (ACP) came out for the entire gun control agenda being pushed at the national level, adding to the suspicion that Dr. Vivek Murthy, President Obama's nominee for Surgeon General, would do the same if confirmed to the post.  To the many newspaper editors who have suggested medicine has nothing to do with gun control, and NRA has no place opining on who gets named as America's "Top Doc," we say: "We told you so."

Outrage of the Week: Zero-tolerance gun policies now exploited by enterprising bullies

6:59 AM 04/14/2014

There is a long history of school administrators behaving like bullies when enforcing the irrational zero-tolerance policies that have ensnared scores of students.  A recent case out of Vernon, N.J., however, suggests that the hysterical enforcement of these policies in some schools has reached a level where an actual peer bully can exploit zero-tolerance to torment a victim.

Holder floats taxpayer-funded “Smart” gun research

10:49 AM 04/12/2014

This week, Attorney General Eric Holder testified on Capitol Hill that what America needs at this pivotal moment in its history is to spend $2 million for "smart" gun technology, as part of a $382 million expenditure on what the Obama administration calls "gun safety."

82 Anti-gun House Democrats ask Obama to expand import ban

10:35 AM 04/12/2014

On Wednesday, 82 members of the United States House of Representatives sent President Barack Obama a letter asking him to have the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) expand its ban on the importation of semi-automatic firearms and parts for such firearms (see related story).

Kansas: Comprehensive pro-gun bill passes state legislature, sent to governor

5:12 PM 04/06/2014

Yesterday, the Kansas House of Representatives passed House Bill 2578 (previously reported on here) by a 102-19 vote.  It passed in the state Senate on Friday by a 37-2 vote.  HB 2578 will now be sent to Governor Sam Brownback (R) for his expected signature.

Bloomberg’s publicity hounds howl for attention following Ft. Hood crime

4:57 PM 04/06/2014

The day after a soldier armed with a handgun murdered three, wounded 16, and killed himself on Ft. Hood, in central Texas, Michael Bloomberg’s two anti-gun groups--Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) and Moms Demand Action--issued a joint press release admitting, “we don’t know all the details.” This did not stop them, however, from offering “spokespeople available for comment and TV interviews (from NYC, DC and via satellite).”  Knowledge of details—and facts—have never stood as an impediment for anti-gun groups to start prescribing their usual remedies.

Nebraska: Governor signs pro-gun bill into law

9:54 AM 04/06/2014

On Thursday, April 3, 2014, Governor Dave Heineman (R) signed Legislative Bill 699 into law.  LB 699, which passed without opposition in the Nebraska Legislature on March 27, makes positive reforms to Nebraska firearm laws.  Because there was an emergency clause associated with this legislation, following the Governor’s signature, LB 699 took immediate effect.

Obama Administration’s latest “Executive Action” aims to curb ammo imports

8:34 AM 04/05/2014

The NRA is aware of BATFE’s recent actions to restrict importation of 5.45 x 39 ammunition.  According to information BATFE provided to NRA, these actions are based on BATFE’s determination that the availability of a handgun in this caliber triggers so-called “armor piercing” ammunition provisions of federal law, which generally prohibit manufacture and importation.

For gun controllers honesty is not the best policy

11:56 AM 03/29/2014

Last Friday, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) expressed to the audience of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher that he hopes the Democratic Party come outs, not just in favor of more gun control, but against the Second Amendment itself.   This is merely the latest episode of an elected official pulling back the curtain on the extreme contempt with which some politicians view the Second Amendment.

VIDEO Outrage of the Week: RI State Senator tells Second Amendment supporter to “Go *Bleep* Yourself”

11:23 AM 03/29/2014

This week's outrage comes to us by way of Rhode Island; from the Rhode Island State House, as a matter of fact.  It was there, at the State House, that State Sen. Josh Miller (D-Cranston, Warwick) had one of those defining moments.  Something along the lines of Michael Dukakis and the tank ad, or Howard Dean and the infamous scream.  Only this was different, in that it was disgraceful--not only to Sen. Miller, but to his office and the people he serves.  And, it offers insight into the kind of politician, and person, Miller is.

United Nations: “Cause” of injury list to exaggerate risks of firearms

11:35 AM 03/23/2014

Get ready for gun control supporters bogusly to start claiming that firearms "cause" more injuries than more than 150,000 other factors. The United Nations' World Health Organization is increasing its list of injury causes from 17,000 to 155,000, effective October 1, 2014.

Safe at Home: Delaware Supreme Court upholds right to bear arms for tenants of public housing

11:33 AM 03/23/2014

Thanks to a successful NRA-backed lawsuit, Delaware public housing tenants will be safer in their homes. In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court of Delaware held on March 18 that policies adopted by the Wilmington Housing Authority (WHA), which prevented residents, their families and their guests from exercising the right to self-defense in certain areas of the housing authority's property, were unconstitutional.

Desperate: Anti-gunners want help from whom?

8:52 AM 03/22/2014

Gun bans, magazine bans, a background check expansion designed to pave the way for gun registration, and efforts to prevent people from carrying firearms for protection are all serious business. However, it's sometimes healthy to be able to see a little humor in things that are otherwise not humorous.

Georgia: Historic victory for the Second Amendment

8:32 AM 03/22/2014

Shortly before midnight on Thursday, within the last hour before adjournment of the 2014 legislative session, House Bill 60 was agreed to in the state House of Representatives by a 112-58 vote and sent to Governor Nathan Deal (R) for his expected signature into law.

Virginia: McAuliffe vetoes uncontroversial gun bill

6:57 PM 03/20/2014

Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) has used his first veto on House Bill 962, an uncontroversial bill to codify an Attorney General opinion from 2012 (see here) and a decision of the Virginia Court of Appeals last year, Doulgerakis v. Com., 737 S.E.2d 40 (Va. Ct. App. 2013).

Campus Carry: Governor Butch Otter signs new campus safety law in Idaho

6:04 PM 03/18/2014

Fairfax, VA – Governor Butch Otter has signed into law Senate Bill 1254, a bill aimed at improving safety on state college and university campuses. The National Rifle Association backed this bill and led a strong grassroots campaign to pass it.

NRA files Friend of the Court Brief in appeal of NSA spying case

8:40 PM 03/16/2014

This week, NRA filed a brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.  The brief supports the American Civil Liberties Union's request for reversal of a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York that upheld the National Security Agency's data collection program.

More Fuzzy Math: Gun control supporters misrepresent gun owner trends

12:19 PM 03/16/2014

President Obama absurdly suggested during his State of the Union address in January that "citizenship" means going along with the gun control agenda that he's been pushing for the past 15 months.  Nevertheless, anti-gunners -- not banking on Obama's promise to impose that agenda "without Congress" -- are trying to convince politicians that they can vote for gun control without fear of repercussions on Election Day.