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How Do You Protect Your Family With Your New Gun?
Submitted by: Robert Morse
Website: http://slowfacts.wordpress.com

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Millions of new gun owners brought their gun home. That gun in its box won’t keep you safe.

Spend your time where it does the most good. This is what should you do first.
 

The NRA Is Reeling From COVID-19, In Part Due To Pre-Pandemic Missteps
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Though gun sales skyrocketed last month in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Rifle Association’s fortunes appear to be headed in the opposite direction.

Thousands of gun enthusiasts were slated to gather in Nashville for the NRA’s 2020 annual meeting this month, but like nearly every other large gathering planned for the spring it fell victim to the coronavirus isolation orders. That cost the group a valuable fundraising opportunity. The NRA says it led to layoffs.
 

MI: Gunslinging Grammarian: How a retired Grand Rapids professor was compelled to clarify the Second Amendment
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Jim Vanden Bosch didn’t expect the Second Amendment to dominate his life and research time.

Vanden Bosch, a retired professor of English at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, calls his many hours of labor on the grammar of the much-debated Constitutional right, “a social and civic obligation.”

“I’m just a blue-collar kid from Zeeland,” Vanden Bosch said, “but I have become well-versed on the grammar of the absolute phrase in the late 18th century.”

An absolute phrase modifies the entire clause that it belongs to. The phrase typically provides additional detail to that clause.
 

VA: What Virginia’s Governor is Doing During This Pandemic
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed multiple anti-gun measures into law late last week during a global pandemic and, as a record number of Americans buys guns to protect themselves.

“I was proud to work with legislators and advocates on these measures, and I am proud to sign them into law,” said Northam in a press release.
 

MA: Mass. Gun Shops Ask Court To Overrule Gov.'s Virus Closures
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Massachusetts residents and gun stores have asked a federal court to reverse Republican Gov. Charlie Baker's decision to shutter firearms shops during the coronavirus pandemic, saying the move violates the Second Amendment by barring legal avenues to obtain guns.

Six residents, four gun stores and three gun policy organizations on Tuesday asked U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock for a restraining order or preliminary injunction to keep Baker and other state and local officials from closing the retail locations during the outbreak.
 

The NRA: Your Resource for Firearm Training & Knowledge
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Anti-gun activists jumped on the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to further their agenda, and they’ve found allies in state and local governments across the United States, as seen in this story out of San Francisco. Their efforts have focused largely on the concept of gun buying as a “public-health crisis,” claiming that the record number of people buying guns means there are too many new gun owners with little knowledge of or training in the handling of firearms. Of course, their solution to this “problem” is predictable: have the state prevent people from buying guns.
 

MI: Lawsuit targets Whitmer’s coronavirus executive orders
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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While hundreds of cars and trucks jammed the streets of the State Capitol to protest Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020-42, the American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) seeks to litigate the same arguments in a court of law.

AFLC electronically filed Beemer v. Whitmer Wednesday morning in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan, shortly before Operation Gridlock participants began lining up in front of the Capitol.
 

VA: On painful anniversary, signs of progress
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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On a cold, blustery morning in Blacksburg 13 years ago today, a 23-year-old English major went to a residence hall and, hours later, a classroom building on the campus of Virginia Tech, opening fire in each location.

He killed 32 students and instructors, before taking his own life. Seventeen others were wounded in the attack and thousands of students — indeed, the whole commonwealth — were traumatized by the horrific event.
 

States Push Back On 3D-Printed Guns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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State officials are urging the Trump administration to intervene in the distribution of 3D-printed gun plans after Defense Distributed, which disseminates such plans, made them available online again after an ongoing legal battle.
 

Would Biden Follow In Obama’s Footsteps On Guns?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Former President Barack Obama endorsed Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee and his own former VP, in a roughly 12-minute video posted to YouTube on Tuesday. He lauded Biden’s career, family, and personal values while pledging support for the ways Biden could take the reins of the United States’ fluctuating economy amid the COVID-19 crisis. He’s also eager to see Biden further grow Obama-era policies like the Affordable Care Act and rejoin the Paris Agreement.
 

TX: You ask, HDT answers: Why are gun stores considered an essential business?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Meanwhile, the federal Department of Homeland Security has classified firearms businesses as essential in March.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives advises that in light of these circumstances, a licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer may, in qualifying circumstances, carry out the requested activities on any part of the business premises provided that the activity otherwise complies with all applicable federal laws and regulations and that any sale, delivery, or disposition would not violate any state law or ordinances.
 

NC: Coronavirus checkpoints, restrictions bring on lawsuits, constitutional questions
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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"Police officers in Ralegh declared protest a non essential activity," he said. "We no longer have a first amendment right of peaceable assembly. This is why we have a second amendment."

Adams continued criticizing the North Carolina government's coronavirus orders on Wednesday.

"A governor’s executive order does not suspend or negate the United States constitution," he said.
 

The Case for "Regular" Judicial Review of Coronavirus Emergency Policies
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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In response to the coronavirus pandemic, governments at all levels have enacted a host of policies that potentially threaten constitutional rights or butt against structural limits on government power. Numerous cases have been filed challenging some of these policies, arguing that they violate the First Amendment, the Second Amendment, constitutional protection for abortion rights, the Takings Clause, and other provisions of federal and state constitutions.
 

NM: New Mexico Gun Store Tells Governor To Pound Sand, Plans to Re-Open
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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An Albuquerque, New gun shop has had enough of New Mexico Governor Michelle Grisham’s heavy-handed authoritarianism. Louie Sanchez, owner of Calibers gun shop, says the Constitution trumps the governor’s pandemic over-reach. He plans to open his gun shop regardless of Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s empty decrees and threats.

“Unless, somehow, she got a magical power to take the Second Amendment out of our constitution, that we have the right to open up,” Sanchez told the local TV station.
 

How Anti-gun Movements Drive Up Gun Sales and Ownership
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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While the chart is impressive, the actual numbers tell the details of gun sales. In 2001 with George W. Bush as President, gun sales were 8.9 million. In 2019 gun sales were 28.4 million. That’s over 300% increase in gun sales. It is driven almost entirely by the fear of confiscation and guns being banned. When “W” was President, gun owners felt safe from confiscation and gun bans. Overturning the Clinton gun bans was one of the reasons Bush was elected. Had liberal gun grabbing democrats not pushed their agenda, there would be 200,000,000 fewer guns in America and 50,000,000 fewer gun owners. The net result is Donald J Trump winning the Presidency in 2016.
 

Cousin of comic Sebastian Maniscalco thanks supporters after killing home invader
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco’s cousin thanked police and neighbors for their support after he killed an armed home invader in self-defense earlier this month.

The cousin, who shares the same name as the famous comic, offered his appreciation in a Facebook post after going through “the most challenging last few days for our family.”
 

Federal Ammunition Introduces New Practice & Defend Packs
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Pair the self-defense load proven by law enforcement with the industry’s most complete training ammunition for a combination like no other. New Federal Practice & Defend Packs include 50 HST Personal Defense loads and 50 Syntech Training Match rounds. Shipments of this product have begun to arrive at dealers.

The two loads in these 100-count combo packs produce identical velocities, trajectories, and point of impact for the most realistic training and utmost protection. Two loads each with a specific purpose in one package: Practice with the Syntech Training Match and carry the HST.
 

CA: Coronavirus and guns: California lawmaker wants Gov. Newsom to stop sales during outbreak
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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As some California counties close gun shops because of the coronavirus, even as gun dealers report a surge in customers nationwide, one state lawmaker wants Gov. Gavin Newsom to halt sales of firearms and ammunition throughout the state, except to law enforcement officers.

“Adding more firearms to our current state of affairs perpetuates the cycle of public panic and impulsive action,” Assemblyman Miguel Santiago, D-Los Angeles, said Monday in a letter to Newsom.
 

WV: Morrisey ensures continuity of Second Amendment rights during pandemic
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has advised local sheriffs they can accept mail-in concealed carry applications and renewals as part of an effort to preserve the Second Amendment rights of West Virginians, while observing social distancing directives put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Morrisey sent letters to sheriffs in all 55 counties to provide them with information on processing applications for and renewals of concealed handgun licenses during the ongoing state of emergency.
 

CA: Second Amendment Groups Seek Injunction Against Ventura County Ban
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Firearms Policy Coalition (FPC), Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), and California Gun Rights Foundation (CGF) joined two individuals in seeking an injunction against the County of Ventura, California’s wide-ranging ban on firearm and ammunition purchases, including the forced closure of retailers and bans on travel to stores in other counties. The case filings in McDougall v. Ventura County, a federal civil rights lawsuit, can be accessed from FPC’s website, FPCLegal.org.
 

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