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NRA Opposes Legislative Ban on Bump Fire Stocks

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The National Rifle Association came out against legislation now in both the House and the Senate that would nominally ban the use of bump stocks with wording that could also outlaw many ordinary accessories, such as match triggers or lightened bolt carriers.  This is after several days of NRA officials stating publicly that the organization supports additional regulation for bump …

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YouTube Changes Community Guidelines, Creates “Gunpocalypse”

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I had previously written about YouTube deleting bump fire stock videos from well-known gun channels combined with the doling out of Community Guidelines strikes.  Many asked how videos that were not against the Community Guidelines could get strikes.  The answer?  YouTube changed the guidelines, and as usual, gave no prior warning. The new guidelines are even more vague than the …

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YouTube Deleting All Bump Fire Stock Videos, Awarding Strikes to Publishers

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YouTube has begun deleting all bump fire stock videos from the platform with no notice given to publishers.  Some are also receiving a Community Guideline strike.  This process seems to be a manual one as many bump fire stock videos remain on YouTube, though the number is steadily shrinking.  So far, the Military Arms Channel, 22Plinkster, and BigShooterist each report …

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DC Now “Shall Issue” for Concealed Carry Permits

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DC has declined to appeal Wrenn v. District of Columbia after their US District Court of Appeals struck down the “good cause” requirement of their concealed carry permitting process.  This means that their permitting process is now a “shall issue” process in which anyone who can pass the background checks will receive a concealed carry permit. This is a “lose …

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NRA Calls for “Additional Regulations” on Bump Fire Stocks

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  “The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations.” – National Rifle Association The NRA is backing “additional regulations” on devices to accelerate the rate of fire of semi-automatic firearms, including bump fire stocks.  Wayne LaPierre and Chris Cox went on record today with the following: “In …

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Bumpfire Stocks Banned at NRA’s Firing Range

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Politico reports that the range at NRA headquarters bans the use of bump fire stocks and similar systems due to safety concerns.  Though the organization would not respond to a request for comment, Politico states that the range policy has been independently verified. In the same report, Paul Valone of the gun rights organization Grass Roots North Carolina seemed to …

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Feinstein Introduces “Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act”

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduced legislation written to close what she labels an “automatic weapons loophole,” where devices allow semi-automatic firearms to be operated with rates of fire approaching those of actual machine guns.  The “Automatic Gunfire Prevention Act” is modeled after existing California law that classifies semi-automatic weapons outfitted with bumpfire stocks as machine guns. Feinstein included a similar provision …

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SHARE Act Shelved Indefinitely Due to Las Vegas Tragedy

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan stated at a news conference today that the SHARE Act is no longer on the House agenda.  It is “not scheduled right now. I don’t know when it will be scheduled,” Ryan said.  With that answer, Ryan ended his brief press conference to avoid followup questions. Presumably, this is the same fate for the …

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Big Win for the 2nd Amendment in DC Court of Appeals

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The US District Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied an en blanc hearing on Wrenn v. District of Columbia, a case that argues against DC’s “good reason” requirement to be issued a concealed carry permit.  With the rejection of the city’s request for en blanc, the court lets stand a July ruling that rejects the good …

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G46 Leaked Photos Show GLOCK Actually Can Innovate

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The release of the Gen 5 G17 and G19 here in the US has a lot of people scratching their heads (including diehard GLOCK fans), wondering when GLOCK is going to bring a truly new pistol to market.  Well, we now have proof that their engineers at least know what innovations can be done to a pistol while still being …