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    by Published on 08-08-2017 05:15 AM
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    By AWR Hawkins

    On August 7, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) issued its first ever travel advisory warning American gun owners not to go to California unless they are willing to enter the state disarmed or risk going to jail.

    The gun rights group is “warning law-abiding armed citizens that their civil rights could be in jeopardy due to that state’s restrictive gun control laws.”

    SAF founder and executive vice president Alan Gottlieb observed:

    "The California Legislature has been out of control for years when it comes to placing restrictions on the Second Amendment rights of honest citizens. Right now, I wouldn’t suggest to any gun owner that they even travel through the state, much less to it as their final destination.

    Lawmakers in Sacramento either ignored or have forgotten that in 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court incorporated the Second Amendment to the states via the 14th Amendment in SAF’s landmark case of McDonald v. City of Chicago. The Second Amendment’s protection of the right to keep and bear arms applies to state and local governments, but they seem rather oblivious to that fact in the halls of California’s Legislature."

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    by Published on 07-31-2017 05:15 AM
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    By AWR Hawkins

    During a Q&A session with the Los Angeles Times, gun control proponent Micheal Bloomberg claimed the number of American gun deaths exceeds the entire history of American military deaths.
    He offered no substantiation for this claim. Rather, he just interjected it into the dialogue, then moved on to the next point.

    According to the Los Angeles Times, Bloomberg admitted that gun control at the federal level is not going to happen anytime in the foreseeable future. He then talked about his efforts to circumvent Washington DC by going directly to the states via ballot initiatives and state legislatures. But his wins at the state level have been scarce at best, and one of his few wins–Nevada–was blocked by Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt.

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    by Published on 07-19-2017 05:43 PM
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    By AWR Hawkins

    The state of Florida has expedited 82,000 concealed carry licenses to military personnel in the two years since the heinous attack on unarmed members of USMC and the U.S. Navy.

    Florida responded to the attack by announcing an expedited concealed carry permitting process which allows military personnel to acquire a carry permit quicker–and at a younger age–than regular civilians. The issuance of the permits has been overseen by State Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam.

    The Chattanooga terror attack occurred July 16, 2015. The following day, Breitbart News reported that retired Marine Colonel Gary Anderson pointed to gun control as a problematic contributor; one that kept the victims from being able to shoot back in defense of themselves and their fellow military members. Florida’s response was to be sure more military personnel are carrying guns in more places.

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    by Published on 07-06-2017 12:27 PM
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    By AWR Hawkins

    Gun Owners of America is rallying behind Republican-sponsored legislation that would not only remove suppressors from the purview of the National Firearms Act (1934), but would also remove the background check requirement from their sale.
    The legislation–Silencers Helping Us Save Hearing Act (SHUSH Act)–is sponsored by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Mike Crapo (R-ID).

    GOA executive director emeritus Larry Pratt has long warned against background checks for gun sales, which he views as an unconstitutional infringement whereby the government inserts itself between the people and the exercise of a God-given right. He told Breitbart News, “We view background checks for gun sales as unconstitutional and we would view background checks for free speech as unconstitutional as well.”
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    by Published on 06-27-2017 05:32 AM
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    By AWR Hawkins

    In a June 26 dissent that accompanied the Supreme Court of the United States’ (SCOTUS) announcement that it would not hear Peruta v. California, Justice Clarence Thomas said the court ought not “stand by idly” as state-level gun control cripples the Second Amendment.

    On January 12, 2017, Breitbart News reported SCOTUS was asked to review Peruta in hopes of securing a ruling on fundamental rights, particularly as to “whether the Second Amendment entitles ordinary, law-abiding citizens to carry handguns outside the home for self-defense in some manner, including concealed carry when open carry is forbidden by state law.”

    Thomas contended that SCOTUS’s decision to pass over Peruta was “indefensible.”
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