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Dem Leadership Wary of Gun Votes

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According to The Hill, Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer is pressing his colleges to avoid gun control legislation and debate under the Republican controlled Congress.  Citing next year’s midterm elections, Schumer wants Democrats to stick to the budget and healthcare, two issues strong with their base that tend not to alienate independents. Gun control groups are badgering Congressional Democrats nonetheless, …

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ATF Association Tells Congress to Change Law or Leave ATF Alone

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The ATF Association is an independent association of BATFE employees, both current and past.  Last week, they sent an open letter to Congress reminding them that the ATF ruled appropriately when finding no law empowering them to regulate bump fire stocks, which they call “bump slides.”  The association takes offense at how the ATF has been used as a scapegoat …

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SHOT Show Organizers Call on ATF to Review Bump Fire Stocks

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The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) released a joint statement with the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers’ Institute (SAAMI) requesting ATF review of bump fire stocks, something the ATF has already done a reported four times.  Each of those reviews resulted in the ATF determining that bump fire stocks violate no laws regardless of their purpose or effect.  However, that …

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Will SHOT Show Be Cancelled?

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I just got off the phone with a friend in Las Vegas who said local news reported this morning that SHOT Show might be cancelled.  I have been unable to confirm this in any way, and it might’ve been conjecture on the part of reporters in the first place.  However, the real news is that gun shows in the area …

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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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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 …