Tuesday was the deadline for gun owners in New York to register firearms the state has deemed “assault weapons.”
But it seems some decided not to register their weapons, and decided to shred registration forms instead. Continue reading
The results of a new Elway Poll released Tuesday on public support for dueling initiatives 591 and 594 showed the numbers about where gun rights advocates expected them to be—with strong support for both measures—and there was an additional revelation that explains why gun owners don’t trust Democrats.
According to the poll, by a 74-20 percent margin, far more Republicans think protecting gun rights is more important than controlling gun ownership. Meanwhile, by a 55-34 percent margin, more Democrats think controlling gun ownership is more important than protecting gun rights. Continue reading
Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens thinks the Second Amendment should be changed and he says so in the pages of his new book, an excerpt of which was published by the Washington Post, igniting a new debate about gun rights.
Justice Stevens would like to add five words to the amendment: “when serving in the militia,” right after “shall not be infringed.”
It is almost as though the retired jurist is contending that, because he did not care for the 5-4 ruling in the Heller case that affirmed the Second Amendment protects an individual right to have a firearm, he now wants to change the constitution. Continue reading
When a Spokane, Wash., jury acquitted a local man of manslaughter charges for the March 2013 shooting death of a man who was trying to seal his SUV, it provided new fuel for a long-burning debate over the use of lethal force to protect property.
Gail Gerlach is a free man today after the 11-woman, one-man jury deliberated for only a few hours, and then deciding separately that he was justified in his actions, thus setting the stage for state reimbursement of his legal defense bills, which could come to an estimated $300,000.
The family of the dead man, 25-year-old Brendon Kaluza-Graham, was distraught over the verdict, and his grandmother told reporters that her grandson was “a sacrificial lamb.” Continue reading
In the wake of Wednesday’s attack at Franklin Regional High School in Pennsylvania by a teen wielding two knives, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is planning a media event on April 16 at the Seattle Center that one might argue should focus on cutlery rather than Colts.
The Moms group will no doubt concentrate on warming up the grassroots troops for the campaign to pass Initiative 594, the 18-page gun control measure on Washington State’s November ballot. Disguised as a so-called “universal background check” package, it would have not prevented the Pennsylvania attack because it deals with firearms, not criminal violence.
Nineteen students and one security officer were injured in the high school rampage. Continue reading
Gun rights activists across the country are planning Saturday demonstrations in support of beleaguered gun owners in Connecticut, where the battle is underway against restrictive laws pushed through last year in response to the Sandy Hook tragedy.
In Olympia, Wash., demonstrators will not only be showing solidarity with their contemporaries in the “Constitution State,” they will also be celebrating the signing into law of the Short Barreled Rifle (SBR) bill by traditionally anti-gun Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday. He inked the legislation quietly, but one could hear the cheers from gun activists from Spokane to Ocean Shores. Spokane-area State Rep. Matt Shea reported it on his Facebook page. Continue reading
Colt has come out with an updated model to replace the old AR15A2. They have corrected problems that the older model has and was evaluated by Robb Manning, a former marine and current writer for Gun Digest.
And now, you can own one yourself by following the link inside and filling out a ticket for the raffle where you can get an AR15A4 for your very own for free. Read the article (which should drive Piers Morgan and Diane Feinstein crazy) then enter to win one. Continue reading
Three California state senators were suspended with pay Friday as Democrats in Sacramento scramble to show the public that they are trying to deal with what is beginning to look like a culture of corruption.
The trio, Leland Yee of San Francisco, Ron Calderon of Montebello and Rod Wright of Baldwin Hills, have become an embarrassment, and that goes especially for Yee, who was arrested Wednesday in an DBI sweep that involved an investigation into alleged corruption, wire fraud, bribery and gun trafficking. Yee is one of the state’s leading gun control proponents who allegedly was trying to raise money to pay off a $70,000 campaign debt while also building a campaign war chest to become California’s next Secretary of State.
Yee was honored in 2006 by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, when he was pro tem speaker of the California Assembly. Last October, he was campaigning hard for passage of a new restrictive gun law that would have banned a device that makes ownership of AR-15 rifles legal. At the time he issued a press release stating, “California’s Assault Weapons Ban has protected the public for decades. But we must work to make sure that it is capable of dealing with new threats that face California.” Continue reading