Watertown Daily Times | It’s the law: Assault weapons owners have no excuse not to register guns

There were many parts of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act that were poorly conceived. One such part was the provision requiring people who owned so-called assault weapons to register them with the state. Statistics recently released have shown that about 45,000 such firearms have so far been registered. The SAFE Act outlines the 10 features that make up an assault weapon. The law permits only those who owned these types of…

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Get Off My Lawn: Americans Prefer Living Among Armed Neighbors | PJ Tatler

Rasmussen has a new poll out about American voters’ attitudes toward their gun-owning neighbors. First, some interesting numbers. An impressive 68% say they would feel safer in a neighborhood where guns are allowed and only 22% say they would prefer to live in area where no one was allowed to have a gun. One in four voters think it would be a good if only the government, police and military were allowed to own guns.…

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Why are assault weapon sales jumping? Because they’re fun to shoot – LA Times

Even though assault weapons — guns originally designed for combat use and rapid fire — constitute only about 1% of all 300 million firearms in America, lately they’ve been flying off the shelves. Demand has outpaced production. Weapons like the AR-15 represent the leading edge of the gun debate. Successfully enacted on a limited basis at the national level in 1994, the assault weapons ban lapsed in 2004. After the Sandy Hook school shooting, a…

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Vince Vaughn Is As Pro Gun As It Gets

World famous comedian and movie star Vince Vaughn came out with a double barrel defense of gun rights during a recent interview, calling for guns in schools and arguing the Second Amendment is intended to defend against “the supreme power of a corrupt and abusive government.” The star of the new season of the hit HBO series “True Detective,” outlined his pro-gun views during an interview with British GQ, which released excerpts of the sit…

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DeLauro: Pay people $2,000 to turn in assault weapons

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, whose district includes a part of Shelton, will re-introduce the SAFER (Support Assault Firearm Elimination and Education for our) Streets Act that would provide a tax credit to people who chose to turn in an assault weapon to law enforcement. “Just days after the Newtown tragedy, President Obama asked, ‘Are we doing enough to protect our children?’ And he admitted the answer is no. That must change,” said DeLauro, a Democrat in…

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Greg Gutfeld: Gun Control Losing Because Americans Refuse to Feel Guilty over Self-Defense – Breitbart

On April 3, Fox News’ host Greg Gutfeld explained that the media’s gun control arguments increasingly fall on deaf ears because Americans refuse to feel guilty over using guns for self-defense. Gutfeld said, “No matter how hard the establishment media tries, they can’t convince good people how bad guns are when they’re in the right hands.” He then explained that the American people, while supportive of the police, have simply come to realize that there are…

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Gun bill would shoot down bullet bans

Gun legislation introduced Monday would prevent the Obama administration from ever again attempting to ban bullets. Republicans are looking to shoot down any chance of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) reviving a controversial ban on certain types of armor-piercing ammunition and “put an end to this attack on our Second Amendment,” even as Democrats rally for more gun control measures. The ATF backed down last week from a plan to prohibit…

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Spokane: Armed 2nd-Amend. Supporters Confront Feds; Feds Back Down

The sticking point is over the federal statute that prohibits possession of weapons in federal property (i.e., buildings), but not on federal property. InfoWars relates the exchange Bosworth had with federal officials, writing: While inquiring on the alleged need to provide ID, Bosworth was accused of being in violation of federal gun laws according to a DHS agent on scene. “It’s against federal law,” the agent claimed. “18 U.S. C 930 says it’s illegal.” Bosworth,…

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NRA-ILA | Your Action Urgently Needed to Prevent BATFE from Banning Common Rifle Ammunition!

Oppose BATFE’s Expansion of the Federal “Armor Piercing” Ammo Ban and Tell Congress to Act President Obama insisted that if Congress would not enact his gun control agenda, he would do so on his own, through executive action. Whatever else can be said of the president’s track record, he is doing his utmost to keep that promise. Having failed to enact a federal ban on the AR-15, America’s most popular rifle, he’s now using the…

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Gun Control Groups Lobby Sens. Toomey and McCain Against CCW Reciprocity

With the NRA, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), and even Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) supporting Senator John Cornyn’s (R-TX) push for national reciprocity of concealed carry weapons (CCW) permits, gun control groups are taking the only avenue they have left: lobbying Senators Pat Toomey (R-PA) and John McCain (R-AZ) to break from the Republican Party and vote against national reciprocity. Toomey and McCain are viewed as votes that could be flipped because both voted for…

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