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Shannon Watts Wants Rimfire Bolt Guns Restricted

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You can buy this at @SportsmansWH if you’re 18. Tell them #NoGunUntil21 pic.twitter.com/85o34rbbD5 — Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) March 2, 2018 This is an actual tweet from Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action, a Bloomberg-funded gun control organization.  Yes, she is upset that you can buy a bolt action 22LR at 18 years old. The firearm pictured is the Ruger …

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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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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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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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House May Vote on the SHARE Act Next Week

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According to Politico.com, the Sportmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enchancement Act, or the SHARE Act, may end up on the floor of the US House of Representatives next week.  The Act most recently breezed through the Natural Resources Committee, with the Judiciary Committee allowing it to go straight to the House floor. Politico reports that Jim Pasco, head of the Fraternal …

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Governor of US Virgin Islands Signs Gun Confiscation Order

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If I didn’t read this myself, I would say the headline was sensationalistic, but it’s not.  Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp signed an emergency order activating the Virgin Islands National Guard into Territorial Active Military Service in preparation for Hurricane Irma.  By most measures, this would seem to be a prudent and reasonable step for a governor to take. Here’s where …

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Instagram’s New Algorithm Hits Gun Pages Hard

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Even though owned by Facebook, Instagram has become the new home to many gun pages after Facebook started to massively throttle any posts with keywords related to firearms.  Instagram, on the other hand, delivered every post to every follower in a newsfeed ordered chronologically.  This meant that anytime you opened your Instagram feed, you knew that once you hit a …

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News Corp. Still Gets Gun Facts Wrong

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In 2014, Marketwatch.com, a subsidiary of News Corp., published an error-filled slideshow titled “10 Things the Gun Industry Won’t Tell You.”  Two days ago, they republished it with supposed updates.  Well, these updates don’t seem to have gotten the facts any better this time around.  With a list like this, reporter Catey Hill resorts to half-truths and cherry picking to …