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TX: Gov. Abbott Signs 7 Bills Into Law Expanding Gun Rights in Texas
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed several pieces of legislation at the Alamo on Thursday that he says will protect the rights of gun owners in the Lone Star State.

Abbott signed seven bills into law, Senate Bills 19, 20, and 550, and House Bills 957, 1500, 1927, and 2622.

"We gather today at what is considered to be the cradle of liberty in the Lone Star State," Abbott said from Alamo Hall. "We are on hallowed ground … they fought for freedom, they fought for liberty and that included the freedom to be able to carry a weapon."
 

MO: Missouri leaders fire back at DOJ in dispute over Second Amendment rights
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Rep. Jered Taylor (R-Republic) sponsored the bill that also fines police departments up to $50,000 if an officer violates someone’s Second Amendment rights. He received the letter from the governor’s office Thursday morning. Taylor said he found it “comical” the DOJ sent the letter and asked for the law to be clarified.

“This law doesn’t impact federal law enforcement, it does impact our state enforcement,” Taylor said. “I just found that pretty hysterical that they [DOJ] seem offended that we would do this and we’re not going to help them.”
 

LA: Second Amendment supporters pleased with 2021 legislative session
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“Four of the five bills our statewide organization supported — HB 48, HB 124, HB 597 and SB 118 — are now sitting on Gov. John Bel Edwards’ desk awaiting his signature.”

Although three of the four pieces of legislation sailed through both chambers without significant opposition, Gov. Edwards could decide to veto SB 118, known as the concealed-carry bill. Introduced by state Sen. Jay Morris, R-West Monroe, and passed by a veto-proof majority, the law would allow Louisiana residents who are otherwise qualified to carry a concealed firearm to now do so without first obtaining a concealed weapons permit.
 

TX: Governor Abbott Signs Second Amendment Legislation Into Law
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Senate Bill 19 (Schwertner/Capriglione) prohibits any governmental entity from contracting with any business that discriminates against firearm and ammunition businesses or organizations.

Senate Bill 20 (Campbell/Hefner) allows guests to store firearms in their hotel rooms.

Senate Bill 550 (Springer/Spiller) removes the shoulder or belt holster requirements, allowing Texans to carry firearms in whatever kind of holster they choose.

House Bill 957 (Oliverson/Springer) repeals the criminal offense of possessing, manufacturing, transporting, or repairing a firearm silencer. It also ensures that any firearm suppressor manufactured in Texas, and that remains in Texas, will not be subject to federal law or federal regulation.
 

ME: Aroostook commissioners hear request for county-wide Second Amendment sanctuary following Piscataquis vote
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Just a day after Piscatiquis became the first Maine county to pass a Second Amendment sanctuary, Aroostook’s Commissioners heard a resident request for the same action at their monthly meeting. They agreed to discuss the matter in-depth at their next meeting, on July 21.

John DeVeau of Caribou addressed the commissioners during the public comment period on June 16, specifically drawing their attention to a clause of the Piscataquis resolution that recognizes the discretion of the sheriff’s office to refuse to enforce gun laws they interpret as being unconstitutional.
 

WY: Re-grounding the Second Amendment in natural law
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It has been thirteen years since the Supreme Court last looked at the Second Amendment. In that case, District of Columbia v. Heller, it finally admitted that “the right to keep and bear arms” is an “individual” right to home defense, and not merely a right for states to maintain “a well-regulated militia.” In April of this year, the Court agreed to hear New York Rifle and Pistol Organization v. Corlett. This will address whether that right of individuals to “bear arms” gives constitutional protection for those who want to carry a firearm across town, or if one is only allowed to carry it from the bedroom to the kitchen.
 

VA: How Trump Republican Tim Anderson beat out Chris Stolle for GOP nomination in Virginia Beach
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He also said he supports restoring gun ownership rights to people who have been convicted of nonviolent felonies.

Anderson, however, has a financial interest in firearms. He opened a gun shop in 2015 called Defense Tactics of Virginia, located near the Virginia Beach Municipal Center in the same retail strip at his criminal defense law office. He said it started as a self-defense studio and evolved into a full-service brick and mortar retail gun shop. The store mostly markets pistols to women for self-defense, Anderson said. He said he teaches concealed carry and firearm safety courses nearly every weekend.
 

Gun control efforts should instead focus social factors behind violence
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Responding to Thomas Gabor, he may have written a book, but his grasp of facts is wanting. To begin with, he claims the AR-15 is a “military-style weapon.” In actuality, the AR-15 was originally a civilian rifle and the cartridge was developed to kill varmints (prairie dogs, gophers, etc.). It only became the basis, with select-fire capability, of a military rifle after the Army decided to test it primarily due to the fact that the smaller cartridge was lighter than the 7.62 x 58 mm (.308) cartridge and a soldier could carry more of them.

Like everyone else crying for gun control, he ignores the cause and focuses on the symptom.
 

MO: U.S. notice on gun rules draws Missouri defiance
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Missouri's Republican governor and attorney general said in a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday that they stand by the state's new law that would ban police from enforcing federal gun rules.

Gov. Mike Parson and Attorney General Eric Schmitt wrote that they still plan to enforce the new law, which Parson signed Saturday. The measure would penalize Missouri police departments if their officers enforce federal gun laws.
 

Marjorie Taylor Greene Introduces Bill To Abolish The ATF
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Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene announced she will introduce legislation that would abolish the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

The Georgia Republican made the announcement on Twitter Thursday.

“I’m introducing legislation to Eliminate the ATF to protect ALL gun owners across this country from a tyrannical, power-hungry group of bureaucrats whose goal is to destroy our Second Amendment rights,” she writes.

Greene argues that the nomination of David Chipman as President Biden’s director for the bureau is “a clear indication that the ATF’s war on gun owners is about to crank up.”
 

FL: Florida gun rights group lauds latest appeals court decision as 'massive win for gun owners'
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In a case that could have far-reaching implications, a state appeals court this week ruled that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services improperly denied a concealed-weapons license for a man who said his civil rights were restored after a 1969 conviction in Illinois.

The 1st District Court of Appeal said the department, which handles licensing, should not have relied only on a check of a federal database known as the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, of NICS. A check of that system flagged the man’s decades-old felony conviction on a charge of stealing an eight-track tape player, leading to the department denying a license.
 

FL: Court of appeals rules Florida improperly denied concealed-carry license for former felon
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“A felon flagged in NICS may be prohibited from possessing or purchasing a firearm --- most probably are,” said the 11-page majority opinion, written by Judge Robert Long and joined fully by 11 other judges on the Tallahassee-based appeals court. “But a NICS result is only a starting point in the inquiry into an applicant’s eligibility. It is not the NICS result that is a prohibition on possession or purchase of a firearm. Rather, it is the conviction without a restoration of rights. The NICS result may be a sign that points toward prohibition, but it is not prohibition itself.”
 

CA: 22 GOP-led states urge Ninth Circuit to uphold lower court’s decision to strike down California’s weapons ban
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Twenty-two Republican-led states filed a brief in support of a district court ruling handed down by federal Judge Roger Benitez, who ruled that an assault weapons ban California had in place for three decades was unconstitutional.

The states, led by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, argue in a June 15 filing that the Ninth Circuit should uphold Benitez’s decision. Earlier this month, Benitez issued an injunction and gave California 30 days to file an appeal, which it did. Gov. Gavin Newsom says the ban has “saved lives.”
 

TX: Top 5 Things to Know About Constitutional Carry
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“U.S. LawShield believes the passage of HB1927 is a win for freedom as it reinforces our Second Amendment rights,” says P.J. Hermosa, CEO of U.S. LawShield. “Understanding the new law will be imperative for all handgun owners who want to carry without a permit. Education is the core of the U.S. LawShield mission and we are dedicated to providing our members and other fellow gun owners with the in-depth information they need to legally arm themselves.”
 

MT: Montana has a history of gun regulation, for good reason
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According to the territory’s first newspaper editor Thomas Dimsdale, “shooting, dueling, and outrage were daily occurrences” in Virginia City and Bannack. Granville Stuart, as close to a founding father as the territory produced, remarked that in 1860s Virginia City it “became the custom to go armed all the time.” Yet the territory’s first legislature passed a law banning “the carrying of concealed deadly weapons” anywhere within the limits of any town in the territory. Such laws were not unique to Montana. Most states banned concealed weapons in the nineteenth century, considering them the weapons of assassins and thieves, not appropriate for an honest man.
 

MO: Painter shoots intruder at Richmond Heights restaurant
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A painter working an overnight shift at an Italian restaurant shot and wounded a man who broke into the restaurant early Thursday and charged toward the painter, police said.

The shooting occurred about 3:40 a.m. at Maggiano’s Little Italy, at 22 The Boulevard St. Louis.

The suspect, a 45-year-old man from Arnold, was taken to a hospital and underwent surgery after being shot in the hip, Richmond Heights police Capt. Joe Zimmermann said.

Zimmermann said the suspect was expected to survive.
 

MO: St. Louis Couple Who Aimed Guns at Protesters Plead Guilty to Misdemeanors
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Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to second-degree harassment and will pay a $2,000 fine. Her husband, Mark, who is running for a U.S. Senate seat from Missouri, pleaded guilty to fourth-degree assault and will pay a $750 fine.

As part of the plea deal, Ms. McCloskey gave up the Bryco handgun she brandished during the June 2020 confrontation, and Mr. McCloskey agreed to relinquish ownership of the weapon he used, an AR-15 rifle. Neither will face jail time under the plea deal.
 

TX: Texas joins list of states dropping permit rules for guns
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Texas will now let people carry handguns without first getting a background check and training, becoming the latest and largest on a growing list of states to roll back permitting requirements for carrying guns in public.

Republican Gov. Greg Abbott held a ceremonial bill signing Thursday at the Alamo, a key historical symbol of Texas pride, in San Antonio. He called it a measure of freedom and self-defense, while also connecting it to his ongoing fight with the Biden administration over the flow of migrants across the border with Mexico.
 

IL: Murder Capital Mayor Lightfoot Calls for Help
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The murder rate in Chicago is spiking, up nearly 200 over what it was at this same time last year, and it has Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot calling for help. On Tuesday, following yet another mass killing, the second in less than a week, Lightfoot lamented, “We must acknowledge this for what it is — a tragedy that has ripped apart families and inflicted intense trauma on several individuals.” Indeed, it is a tragedy. However, true to form, Lightfoot projected the blame for growing violence on Americans’ access to firearms:
 

IL: Illinois FOID Card Changes Headed To Governor's Desk
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Instead of requiring fingerprinting for firearm licenses, as an earlier House proposal had done, the bill expected to be signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker includes incentives and data sharing provisions intended to encourage voluntary fingerprint submissions.

The legislation also increases background check requirements for private firearm transfers; allows for the development of a eventual single, electronic gun license; provides additional funding for mental health and state police; and establishes a new stolen gun database, among other things.

The bill was backed by gun safety advocacy groups, while state's largest gun rights advocacy did not oppose it, suggesting its alternative would have been worse.
 

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