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    by Published on 05-02-2016 07:50 PM
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    By AWR Hawkins

    Senior citizens have emerged as a driving demographic behind gun sales, with the National Rifle Association (NRA) indicating seniors’ demand for firearms training is up “400 percent since 2010.”

    The “400 percent increase” is a national one, visible in “the number of senior citizens taking a basic firearms course since 2010.” But the increase in senior firearms interest is visible in local settings, as well.

    For example, eastern Pennsylvania’s WFMV points to gun stores that report a surge in business from seniors over the past few years. One store, Sensibly Armed in Saint Lawrence, Berks County, PA, reports that “the number of guns sold to seniors has more than tripled in the past three years.” And many of these guns are semiautomatic pistols, which are popular for self-defense usage.

    Sensibly Armed manager Ryan Perry observed, “A firearm is the only thing that can put a 95-year-old widow, that hasn’t left the house in 20 years, on the exact same playing field as a 22-year-old boxing heavyweight world champion.”
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    by Published on 04-19-2016 05:29 AM
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    By AWR Hawkins

    On April 19, a bill that could literally ban all Federal Firearm License holders (FFLs) from doing business in the state of California goes before the State Assembly Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection.

    The bill–Assembly Bill 2459–is sponsored by Assembly Member Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento). If passed, it would shackle FFLs with four new requirements, the totality of which could simply force gun stores to close their doors.

    The NRA-ILA reported the four proposed requirements:

    1. ​​​​A prohibition on licensee business premises being on a residential property.

    2. A clear statement that localities may impose more restrictive requirements on licensees than those imposed by state law.

    3. A requirement that licensees maintain full color video surveillance that is of sufficient quality to provide for facial recognition and records all firearm transactions on the premises, all locations where firearms and ammunition are stored, the immediate exterior of the licensed premises, and all parking facilities owned by the licensee. The video equipment would be required to run during all business hours and be set to begin recording when motion is detected at all other times. The licensee would have to certify to having compliant video equipment at least yearly and make any needed repairs to the equipment within 15 days of any damage. The footage would need to be stored on the premises for at least five years, but that could be extended if the footage may be part of a law enforcement investigation. Licensees would also be required to post a prominent sign indicating that customers are being recorded.

    4. ​​All licensees would be required to have a liability policy of a minimum of $1M per incident to cover liability arising from “theft, sale, lease or transfer or offering for sale, lease or transfer of a firearm or ammunition, or any other operations of the business and business premises.
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    by Published on 04-18-2016 08:30 AM
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    By AWR Hawkins

    Texas A&M University and the affiliated universities in its system have embraced campus carry and will allow guns on campus with “few major restrictions.”

    The policy now formulated and “approved Chancellor John Sharp and A&M System legal staff” allows concealed carry permit holders to carry in classrooms and dorms. Exceptions will be dorms at Prairie View A&M, Texas A&M International University and A&M-Corpus Christi, each of which “have dorms that are leased by third-party companies.”

    Texas’ campus carry law–which takes effect August 1, 2016–allows public universities and colleges to set certain limits on where guns can be carried and allows private universities to opt out of campus carry altogether. For example, the University of Texas system plans to allow guns in classrooms but not in dormitories. Abilene’s Hardin-Simmons University nixed campus carry altogether.
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    by Published on 04-14-2016 05:27 AM
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    By AWR Hawkins

    Gun grabbers are ubiquitous in the current 21st century Democratic Party and, with effort, one or two gun grabbers can be found in the Republican Party as well.

    What follows is a list of four of the most infamous gun grabbers currently serving in elected office. A short overview of the most well-known gun grabbing exploits of each is also provided.

    1. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)0%
    — Following the heinous December 14, 2012, attack on Sandy Hook Elementary, Senator Feinstein emerged with a gun ban aimed at completely barring the possession of “assault weapons.” On December 17, 2o12, the San Francisco Chronicle announced Feinstein was preparing to introduce a ban on “assault weapons and and big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets” after Adam Lanza used a stolen AR-15 to attack the school. But Breitbart News made clear that Feinstein’s ban was, in fact, so broad as to ban not only “assault weapons” and “high-capacity magazines” but also numerous shotguns and semiautomatic pistols.

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    by Published on 04-09-2016 06:33 AM
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    By AWR Hawkins

    President Barack Obama has coughed up some more documents at the center of a years-long House investigation into the “Fast and Furious” scheme that cost at least one U.S. border patrol agent — Brian Terry — and smuggled thousands of guns to drug cartels.

    Representative Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA)59%
    (R-CA-9th) — who oversaw the initiation of the Fast and Furious investigation while he was chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee — said in a statement that Obama “has finally been forced” to comply with House investigators.

    Other documents are still being withheld, said Issa, who called for a full explanation of the government-run “gun walking” program that resulted in the delivery of many U.S.-bought weapons to Mexican drug cartels.

    Read Issa's comments inside the article.
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