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Illinois Shooting Occurred in Gun-Free Zone

The February 15, 2019, shooting at Henry Pratt Company (HPC) occurred even though HPC is a gun-free zone. Crime Prevention Research Center reported, “This attempted mass public shooting occurred in yet another gun-free zone. 98% of mass public shootings since 1950 have taken place in areas where people can’t defend themselves.” Georgia Carry also posted a photo of a sign indicating no guns allowed on HPC’s front door to its Instagram account. The shootings at Lone Star Bar & Grill (November 7, 2018), the Parkland high school (February 14, 2018), Orlando Pulse…

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Red Flag Law, Universal Background Checks Fail to Stop Illinois Shooting

A red flag law and universal background checks failed to stop the Aurora, Illinois, shooting that killed five people Friday. Illinois also licenses all gun owners, but gun control was impotent to stop the shooting. The Chicago Tribune reports that 45-year-old Gary Martin opened fire at Henry Pratt Company around 1:20 pm. He allegedly fatally wounded five individuals, then exchanged fire with officers before being killed during a shootout. WBEZ radio reports that Martin’s sister said he was laid off two weeks ago and was “very depressed.” WRSP reports that…

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David Hogg: Fight Effort to Arm Florida Teachers for Self-Defense

Gun control advocate David Hogg is urging fellow gun control proponents to fight efforts to arm Florida teachers for self-defense. His attempt to rally gun control supporters comes as Republican legislators in Florida seek to expand the state’s Guardian program to allow teachers to carry in the classroom for self-defense after volunteering for the program and going through the proper training. The Guardian program currently applies to school staff members but bans guns in the classrooms, which is the very place teachers and their students huddle and hide in the…

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Shooting Survivor Steve Scalise: Democrats Will Not Let Me Testify Against Gun Control

Shooting survivor and U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) says the Democrats refused his request to testify against the gun control currently being pushed in the House. Steve Scalise says Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) asked Democrats to let Scalise give testimony before the House Judiciary Committee and they told him no. Fox News reports that Scalise decided to make public the testimony he would have given, testimony that explains why universal background checks will not reduce gun violence or make Americans safer. Scalise referenced the June 14, 2017, Congressional baseball shooting…

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Kamala Harris’ Top Five Gun Controls

Democrat presidential hopeful Kamala Harris has a long history of gun control support. Some of her best known gun control pushes have been for bans on commonly-owned semiautomatic firearms and firearm accessories. But the historical record also finds her taking pains to make concealed carry permits more difficult for law-abiding citizens to obtain. Taken together, her gun control history presents a would-be presidential candidate at war with Second Amendment in the same way that Hillary Clinton warred against it in 2016. Ban on Commonly-Owned Semiautomatic Firearms–Whether you look at Harris’…

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Illinois Democrats Push ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban, Firearm Registration

With Governor J.B. Pritzker (D) at the helm and Democrat-led majorities in the House and Senate, Illinois lawmakers are pushing an “assault weapons” ban and firearm registration requirements. The Telegraph reports that an “assault weapons” ban–Senate Bill 107–is being sponsored by State Sen. Julie Morrison (D-Deerfield). The legislation bans the sale of numerous commonly-owned semiautomatic firearms including certain pistols and shotguns, and requires registration of certain firearms that gun owners may already possess. The bill is written so that failure to register results in a felony charge. The Prairie State Wire…

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Rep. Eric Swalwell: ‘Right to Be Safe’ Trumps Right to Bear Arms

Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) is pledging a gun control vote next week by exclaiming that the “right to be safe” trumps the right to bear arms. He argues that the “right to be safe” supersedes “any other rights” possessed by Americans: It’s Friday, so call me crazy, but I can’t wait for next week. On Wednesday, our @HouseJudiciary Committee will have the first hearing on gun violence in 8 years. A new Congress is putting your right to be safe over any other rights. #EnoughIsEnough #HR8 — Rep. Eric Swalwell…

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Sheriffs in Rural Washington Refuse to Enforce Latest Gun Controls

Sheriffs in rural Washington state are reportedly refusing to enforce the gun controls contained in I-1639, an initiative passed by voters in November 2018. The initiative was funded by millionaires and billionaires. For example, the NRA-ILA reported that “billionaire Microsoft co-founder and Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers owner Paul Allen … [donated] $1 million.” Venture capitalist Nick Hanauer also gave $1 million. The NRA-ILA noted that this was a repeat of a 2014 initiative — I-594 — in which wealthy donors heaved gun control onto the backs of law-abiding citizens.…

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Kamala Harris: ‘False Choice’ to Say 2nd Amendment Protects ‘Assault Weapons’ That ‘Can Kill Babies’

Democrat presidential hopeful Kamala Harris used her CNN town hall on Monday to contend it is a “false choice” to say the Second Amendment protects “assault weapons” that “can kill babies.” She made this claim in response to a questioner who cited the death of teenager who was shot and killed three years ago. The questioner claimed, “The rates of gun violence in America are astronomically higher than in other western democracies.” He then asked what Harris was prepared to do about it. CNN quoted Harris’ response, wherein she said,…

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‘Disarm America Movement’ Gunning for Your Second Amendment Rights

The “Disarm America Movement” is gunning for your Second Amendment rights via increased gun control funding, anti-gun office holders, and aspiring political candidates bent on banning whole categories of firearms. An NRATV report specifically applies the “Disarm America Movement” moniker to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), as well as the Democrats lining up to win their party’s 2020 nomination. They note that these Democrats perpetuate the “farcical strategies … [like] universal background checks—the newest and shiniest object the Disarm America Movement…

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