January 17, 2022

Brian Kemp Plans to Ease Gun Laws in Georgia: ‘Carry Permit’ Should Be the ‘Founding Document of Our Nation’

Gov. Brian Kemp (R) is announcing on Wednesday his plans to pass constitutional carry legislation in Georgia by this spring, telling Breitbart News in an interview ahead of his announcement that “the timing is right now to get it done.” Kemp is joining several gun rights groups and members of the Georgia Assembly at Adventure…

Rapper Pooh Shiesty pleads guilty to federal gun charge, avoids possible life sentence

Rapper Pooh Shiesty has pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge in Florida and avoided a possible life sentence. Lontrell Williams Jr., 22, pleaded guilty Monday in Miami federal court to conspiring to possess firearms in furtherance of crimes of violence and drug trafficking, according to court records. The Tennessee native faces up to 20 […]

Poll: Majority of Democrat Voters Think Strict Gun Control Doesn’t Affect Crime Levels

A Trafalgar Group poll of likely general election voters from the Democrat Party shows a majority of respondents believe “the strict gun laws in most major cities” do not in any way curb the “current retail crime surge.” The Trafalgar poll was conducted December 17, 2021, through December 22, 2021. The poll showed that 47.1 percent…

Alec Baldwin was given prop gun by crew member who had a previous safety complaint against them

The “Rust” crew member who reportedly gave Alec Baldwin a prop gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was previously the subject of a safety complaint.  Crew member Maggie Goll said in a statement to The Associated Press that she filed an internal complaint with the executive producers of Hulu’s “Into the Dark” series in 2019 […]

Dem Sen. Murphy Calls for National Safe Storage Gun Law to Hold Parents ‘Accountable’

Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” called for a national safe storage law when reacting to James and Jennifer Crumbley being charged with involuntary manslaughter after their son 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley was charged for terrorism and murder in the school shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan. Anchor Jake Tapper…

California high-capacity gun magazine ban upheld by federal appeals court

NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! A federal appeals court handed California Gov. Gavin Newsom a victory Tuesday, upholding a ban on high-capacity ammunition gun magazines. The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, in a divided 7-4 ruling, wrote that the ammunition ban is “a reasonable fit for the important government interest of […]

Lawyer, Police Kept Knowledge of Laundrie Family’s Missing Gun From Public

The attorney representing the parents of Brian Laundrie revealed that knowledge of a firearm that disappeared from the Laundrie family home in the midst of a search for their son was kept from the public. A medical examiner revealed that Laundrie died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after he disappeared following a nationwide search for…

New York town grappling with gun violence offers remote schooling option for students

The Newburgh Enlarged City School District of New York offered a day of remote learning Tuesday amid an uptick in gun violence in town. The school offered the virtual learning option after a shooting last week near the Newburgh Free Academy injured four teenagers between 16 and 18 years old, according to local law enforcement. […]

2nd Lawsuit Filed Against Alec Baldwin Alleges ‘Rust’ Actor Fired Gun ‘Intentionally and Without Just Cause’

Hollywood actor Alex Baldwin did not have any reason to fire the gun that led to the fatal on-set shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of “Rust” last month, a new lawsuit filed on Wednesday claims. Script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, who called emergency services after Baldwin shot Hutchins…

NYT: Drug Deaths Surpass Car and Gun Fatalities Combined

The New York Times reported U.S. drug deaths Wednesday by noting the number of Americans killed by drugs is higher than the number of Americans killed by cars and guns combined. The NYT tweeted: Breaking News: Over 100,000 people in the U.S. died of drug overdoses as the pandemic spread, surpassing the toll of gun…

Report: U.S. Military Weapons Being Sold in Afghan Gun Stores

A report from the New York Times indicates that gun dealers in Afghanistan are selling U.S. pistols, rifles, and other weapons in their stores. According to the Times, the items being sold also include equipment like “binoculars and night-vision goggles.” The weapons and equipment were “originally provided to the Afghan security forces under a U.S. training…

Mark W. Smith: Clever but Wrong –Gun Arguments at the Supreme Court

Anti-gun lawyers are both clever and relentless. That’s a key point to understand as the Supreme Court takes up a major Second Amendment case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen. In earlier posts (here and here), I showed why the State of New York has a weak case for restricting the right to carry guns…

Report: Halyna Hutchins Was Shot in Chest When Alec Baldwin Fired Prop Gun

The New York Post reports that Halyna Hutchins, the 42-year-old cinematographer who Alec Baldwin shot and killed on the Rust movie set Thursday, was shot in the chest. Breitbart News noted Thursday that New Mexico’s Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office was investigating Hutchins’ death after actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun. A second individual,…

CNN Warns of Gun Surge at TSA Checkpoints: Went from 10 in a Million to 11 in a Million

CNN is sounding the warning on a “surge” in airline passengers with guns in their bags at TSA checkpoints in airports. CNN notes that “transportation security officers confiscated a gun from about 10 passengers in every 1 million” during 2020, but are now “finding 11 armed passengers in every 1 million.” That is a jump…

San Francisco to Fight Rising Gun Crime by Paying People Not to Shoot Each Other

San Francisco will roll out a pilot program in October that will pay “high risk” individuals not to shoot one another, Fox News reported. The program, which is sponsored by the Dream Keeper Fellowship, will pay 10 people “who are at high risk of being on either end of a shooting” $300 per month to forego the…

California Recall Madness: Police Arrest Man in Car with 300 Unopened Ballots, Gun, and Drugs

Last week, police in Torrance, California, arrested a man sleeping in his car, uncovering a gun, narcotics, and 300 unopened recall ballots in his possession. “Authorities are investigating why 300 unopened vote-by-mail ballots for the upcoming recall election were found – along with a gun and drugs – in a car parked at a Torrance…

Sean Penn Shames Unvaccinated Moviegoers: ‘You Can’t Go Around Pointing a Gun in Somebody’s Face’

Sean Penn — long known for his support of Russian, Cuban, and Venezuelan dictators — is doubling down on demanding vaccine mandates for all film crews as well as movie theaters. Speaking to CNN’s Michael Smerconish about his latest film Flag Day this Saturday, the Academy Award-winning actor insisted that he only wants to perform in front…

Democrat Illinois Gov. Signs Bill Criminalizing Private Gun Sales

Rex Features via AP Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker (D) signed legislation Monday that makes it a crime to sell a gun privately without having the buyer pass a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check. The Chicago Sun-Times reports Gov. Pritzker described private gun sales as “deadly loophole” as he signed the legislation. He added,…

Biden Offers to Send a ‘Strike Force’ Against Chicago Gun Crime

President Joe Biden offered to send a “strike force” into Chicago Thursday in order to help Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) stem the tide of shootings occurring daily in the city. ABC 7 reports that a “strike force” would focus on gun trafficking. Lightfoot responded to Biden’s offer by saying, “My hope and expectation is that…

Some Missouri Police Departments Cut Ties with ATF over Gun Law

Some Missouri police departments are cutting ties with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) as agencies figure out how state-federal partnerships will proceed under new state gun laws. Gov. Mike Parson (R) signed the Second Amendment Preservation Act on June 14, which allows individual officers to be fined up to $50,000 for enforcing federal gun laws.…

Joe Biden Threatens Gun Brokers’ Licenses Who Willfully Sell Guns that ‘Commit Violent Crimes’

President Joe Biden delivered Wednesday’s remarks on the administration’s strategy to prevent gun crimes across the country when he issued a stark warning for gun brokers who have willfully sold guns to people who are not authorized to own one and are used to commit violent crimes. Biden said in April he had originally announced the…

Biden’s Strategy For Combating Surge In Crime Focuses Largely On Combating ‘Gun Violence’

President Joe Biden announced his administration’s strategy for addressing “the surge in gun violence” Wednesday as violent crime increases in cities across the country. The administration has been quick to blame gun violence for this increase in crime and the administration has largely focused on other issues – like the COVID-19 pandemic – since Biden…

Report: Sweden Top in Europe for Deadly Gun Violence

A report from the Crime Prevention Council, Brå, has revealed that Sweden continues to see an increase in deadly shootings and now has the highest level in Europe. According to Brå, Sweden was at the bottom of 22 other European countries when it came to fatal gun violence in the early 2000s. But since 2013, the…

John Boehner Says Gun Control Would Be Top Priority ‘if’ He Were Speaker

Former House Speaker John Boehner (R) indicated Sunday that gun control would be a top priority “if” he were Speaker now. During an interview on CNN’s State of the Union, Boehner focused on what he thinks is the importance of reaching across the aisle. The segment began with CNN’s Dana Bash claiming there have been…

‘Who In God’s Name Needs A Weapon That Can Hold 100 Rounds?’: Biden Calls For More Action On Gun Control

President Joe Biden called for more action on gun control during his Friday press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga. Biden touted his own history on the issue and said that while he had already discussed with Attorney General Merrick Garland what could be done by executive order, it would ultimately be Congress’ job…

Poll: 59% of Republicans Against Stricter Gun Control Laws

A Morning Consult poll released Wednesday shows 59 percent of Republicans are against stricter gun control laws, which is 13 percent more than in 2019. After a handful of shootings, the Republicans’ stance opposing gun control hardens. The poll found that 59 percent of Republican voters oppose having stricter gun control laws in the United States.…

NRA Memberships Spike as Droves of Americans Reject Democrat Gun Control

NRA memberships are surging as Americans across the country reject the Democrats’ efforts to restrict the Second Amendment via gun control. Breitbart News spoke with the NRA’s Andrew Arulanandam on Sunday and he indicated the civil rights organization has been “gaining 1,000 new members a day since January, from online signups alone.” Breitbart News asked…

Report: Team Biden Weighs Declaring Gun Violence a Public Health Emergency

President Joe Biden’s administration is weighing the idea of declaring gun violence as a public health emergency, in order to take dramatic executive action to tackle gun rights. Biden officials and gun control activists discussed the idea, according to the New York Times, as well as other executive actions that could tackle gun rights nationwide.…

GOP Sen. Kennedy: ‘We Do Not Need More Gun Control –

Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) questioned the wisdom of a push by congressional Democrats to enact legislation in the immediate aftermath of a tragic shooting in Boulder, CO earlier this week. Kennedy suggested Democrats were using this moment to enact gun control because he did not think they believed in the Second Amendment as interpreted by…

Raphael Warnock Suggests Process for Buying a Gun Not Long Enough

Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-GA) is suggesting that legal retail gun purchases do not take long enough. Warnock was on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday morning, and the Guardian quoted him calling for “reasonable gun reform” in response to last week’s Atlanta-area shootings. He added, “This shooter was able to kill all of these folks the…

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