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Women Are Driving Force for Millennial Gun Sales
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A surprising percentage of gun sales to 18-29-year-old Americans go to gun buyers the left rarely wishes to acknowledge — women.

To talk about women buying guns is to undercut the left’s tired excuse that more and more guns are simply being purchased by the same old white men.

According to Bustle, personal protection is a big driver for Millennial females who buy guns — and so is “empowerment.” Shea Drake said, “I grew up in a hunting family, and while I haven’t gone hunting in about 10 years, I still target shoot fairly regularly.”
 

Why Are Millennial Women Buying Guns? A Surge In “Female Carry” Products Is Making People Wonder
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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We often think of millennials as being more liberal than older generations, usually based on their voting patterns. But when it comes to individual issues, millennials can't all be painted with a uniformly left-wing brush. One such issue is gun control. In October 2015, a Gallup poll found that, while 57 percent of 30-49 year olds and 56 percent of 50-64 year olds support stricter gun laws, gun control was only supported by 50 percent of people aged 18-29. (Millennials, in case you forgot, are technically people 35 and younger.) It's a mistake to think that all pro-gun or anti-regulation millennials are men; millennial women are buying and using guns, too. Bustle talked to a few of them to figure out why.
 

NC: A Durham man brought a semi-automatic rifle to a rumored KKK rally. Did he break the law?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The charges, according to one expert, raise interesting legal questions.

Jeff Welty, an associate professor and expert in firearms laws at the UNC School of Government, said going armed to the terror of the people is a common law, meaning it comes from English law instead of a state statute, and is tricky to prove.

“The complicated part of it is that in North Carolina, very generally, it is lawful for a person to engage in open carry, that is a person who is legally entitled to own a firearm or possess a firearm, can walk around carrying a firearm,” he said.
 

CA: Gun store bill aimed for Gov. Brown’s desk
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Options include locking guns in a safe, using a polycarbonate display case or one that has security film, installing steel roll-down doors on all floor-to-ceiling windows, or locking guns in a regular display case by running a steel cable through the trigger guards while placing concrete bollards in front of the store, according to Hill’s office.

Many gun stores may already have these safety provisions in place but, for those that aren’t, the goal is to slow down thieves. Stores may have security systems in place, but smash-and-grab burglars can escape before law enforcement has time to arrive and creating a two- or three-minute window can make a huge difference, he explained.
 

U.S. Virgin Islands Politician Uses Hurricane To Order Gun Confiscation
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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As the U.S. Virgin Islands braced for Hurricane Irma to make landfall, Gov. Kenneth Mapp on Tuesday authorized the National Guard to confiscate privately owned guns and ammunition, and any property it might need to respond to the disaster. This development is both unbelievably shortsighted, and wrong. Gov. Mapp’s emergency order is subject to approval by the justice department of the U.S. Virgin Islands and comes alongside assurances from President Donald Trump that every resource needed will be available to the territory.
 

USCCA Hits Back at Gun Control Advocates Accusing Concealed Carry of Violence
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Gun rights are once again under attack by anti-Second Amendment advocates, and today the Violence Policy Center (VPC) has come out with a misleading report accusing responsible concealed carry permit holders of committing mass shootings and killing police officers.
 

Virgin Islands Governor: Seize Firearms Ahead of Hurricane Irma
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The Vitter Amendment, otherwise known as the Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act of 2006, was passed following the order of the mayor of New Orleans to confiscate firearms in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

David Codrea, writing for Oathkeepers, called this order by the Islands’ governor a “setup for the unconstitutional seizure of Hurricane Katrina all over again. Presumably, if a citizen defies the guard, the escalation of force up to and including lethal will be authorized and ‘legal.’”

Chris Cox, the executive director of the National Rifle Association (NRA), fired off a protest of the threatened illegal and unconstitutional action:
 

Virgin Islands Governor: Seize Firearms Ahead of Hurricane Irma
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The Vitter Amendment, otherwise known as the Disaster Recovery Personal Protection Act of 2006, was passed following the order of the mayor of New Orleans to confiscate firearms in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

David Codrea, writing for Oathkeepers, called this order by the Islands’ governor a “setup for the unconstitutional seizure of Hurricane Katrina all over again. Presumably, if a citizen defies the guard, the escalation of force up to and including lethal will be authorized and ‘legal.’”

Chris Cox, the executive director of the National Rifle Association (NRA), fired off a protest of the threatened illegal and unconstitutional action:
 

Before Hurricane Irma Virgin Islands governor signed order to seize guns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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In the Virgin Islands — the government’s coming for your guns.

The governor of the U.S. Virgin Islands signed an emergency order allowing the adjutant general to seize private properties needed for national protection from Hurricane Irma fallout — including privately owned firearms, ammunition and explosives. Specifically, the governor, the independent Kenneth Mapp, told A.G. Deborah Howell in the order to “take whatever actions she considers necessary” to keep law and order in the face of Hurricane Irma.

And apparently, that means taking guns from lawful owners to give to the National Guard.
 

Review: MantisX Smart Phone-Based Firearms Training System
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The MantisX firearms training system is a smart phone app-based system that you can use to better your shooting skills in the comfort of your own home.

The system works in the house or at the range because it works with both live fire and dry-fire (just be sure the gun is unloaded when using the dry-fire training option).
 

WA: Gun club's cases heard by appeals court
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Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club has placed its future in the hands of the Washington State Court of Appeals, which heard the club’s arguments Wednesday in two separate lawsuits filed against Kitsap County.

The gun club, which operates a shooting range on Seabeck Highway, has been prohibited from allowing any shooting at the range by two separate court rulings, one in Pierce and the other in Kitsap County.
 

MI: Casperson co-sponsors foster parent/gun bill
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State Senators Tom Casperson and Tonya Schuitmaker have introduced a bill to allow foster parents to carry firearms in a holster.

A 2015 law requires all firearms legally possessed in foster homes to be locked in a gun case or stored with a trigger lock, separate from ammunition. The bill stems from a case in Ontonagon where a grandfather was told he couldn’t carry his gun in a holster if he’s fostering his grandchild.

Casperson says the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has no authority to force someone to give up their constitutional Second Amendment rights.
 

Australia: West Australians hand in just 2 per cent of guns nationally, in Australia-wide firearm amnesty
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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New figures show WA is lagging well behind the rest of Australia in terms of the number of guns being handed in to police under the national firearms amnesty.

Almost 26,000 guns have been surrendered across the country since the amnesty began on July 1.

But only 521 guns have been recovered from West Australians, or just 2 per cent of the national total.

Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan said that time was running out for those still holding unlicensed weapons to hand them in without fear of prosecution.
 

More Fake News On NRA And Race
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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An anti-NRA feature story posted last weekend at salon.com is so devoid of logic and fact that it’s hard to even know where to begin in discussing it.

Titled “6 gun groups that aren’t for white right-wingers,” the author, Kali Holloway, attempts to talk about some pro-gun groups that apparently aren’t “like” the National Rifle Association. But before getting to her rundown of such groups, she shows her blatant lack of understanding of law-abiding gun owners and the NRA in more ways than one, turning her reporting into just another example of fake news.
 

AZ: Tucson ends policy on destroying guns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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In the end, only one number really mattered when it came to Tucson stopping its policy of destroying guns in city possession — $57 million.

That is the amount in annual state-shared revenues the city would have have to forgo if it defied a ruling by the Arizona State Supreme Court that the practice conflicted with state law. Specifically, the ruling affirmed that surplus property must be auctioned to the highest bidders.
 

TX: ATF hunting for guns stolen during Harvey
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As Harvey was ravaging the Houston area, thieves were using the storm as cover to make off with dozens of guns.

Officials with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reported that at the height of Hurricane Harvey, six gun stores were burglarized.
 

WA: Locking up guns, medication is a big step toward suicide prevention
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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THE U.S. suicide rate is at an all-time high. We now lose more Americans to suicide than to traffic fatalities, breast cancer or prostate cancer. The recent suicides of musicians Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington focus public attention on suicide. But we typically lose that attention quickly because the work that lies ahead seems daunting. Our nation’s suicide rate is the result of complex social and economic trends contributing to the isolation, disempowerment and traumatization of the U.S. population.
 

NV: Nullifying law from the jury box
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Ricky Lovelien and Steven Stewart were acquitted of all 10 charges they faced, and the jury delivered not-guilty findings on most charges against Scott Drexler and Eric Parker. Federal prosecutors will retry Drexler and Parker on those charges that the jury could not reach a verdict on. In addition, there are 17 other participants who face charges related to the incident who have not been tried yet.

Constitutional conservatives believe the trial verdict was the result of jury nullification. They say Judge Navarro cut off defense witnesses and would not allow discussion of the First or Second Amendment during the trial.
 

NJ: Wayne approves gun range for former Route 23 Fuddruckers site
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The Planning Board unanimously approved a 15-lane shooting range for the Route 23 south building that once housed the popular hamburger restaurant, Fuddruckers, despite concerns from residential neighbors.

Township officials confirmed the vacant, 13,500-square-foot facility lies within the highway commercial zone where a shooting range is considered a permitted use.

The Aug. 28 hearing marked the first and only appearance of Reloaderz NJ LLC before the planning body.
 

Red states take on blue states in Remington rifle settlement
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A federal appeals court that is considering the landmark class action settlement covering millions of allegedly defective Remington rifles has now heard from a second group of state attorneys general — this one urging the court to approve the settlement.

Previously, a coalition of attorneys general from 13 states and the District of Columbia, led by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey, argued that the court should reject the settlement because they said it does not do enough to protect public safety.
 

Conservatives sign letter warning media against Southern Poverty Law Center
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Forty-seven prominent conservatives have signed an open letter warning the mainstream media against using data on hate groups compiled by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC).

The letter calls the SPLC a "discredited, left-wing political activist organization that seeks to silence its political opponents with a 'hate group' label of its own invention."
 

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The right of the citizens to keep and bear arms has justly been considered, as the palladium of the liberties of a republic; since it offers a strong moral check against the usurpation and arbitrary power of rulers; and will generally, even if these are successful in the first instance, enable the people to resist and triumph over them. — Joseph Story, Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States; With a Preliminary Review of the Constitutional History of the Colonies and States before the Adoption of the Constitution [Boston, 1833].

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