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Contra Costa County Sheriff deputies investigate a multiple shooting in Orinda, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Four people were killed and four others wounded in a Halloween night party shooting at a large rental home in a wealthy San Francisco Bay Area community, police said Friday.  The shooting in the city of about 20,000 just east of Berkeley, happened at a party attended by 100 people said police chief David Cook. (Ray Chavez/East Bay Times via AP)

Airbnb bans ‘party houses’ after mass shooting

- Associated Press

Airbnb’s CEO said the company was taking actions against unauthorized parties in the wake of a deadly shooting at a Halloween party held at an Airbnb rental home in California.

Contra Costa County Sheriff deputies investigate a multiple shooting in Orinda, Calif., on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Four people were killed and four others wounded in a Halloween night party shooting at a large rental home in a wealthy San Francisco Bay Area community, police said Friday.  The shooting in the city of about 20,000 just east of Berkeley, happened at a party attended by 100 people said police chief David Cook. (Ray Chavez/East Bay Times via AP)

Halloween terror: 4 killed at Northern California party

- Associated Press

Four people were killed and at least four injured at a Halloween party shooting at a Northern California home rented by a woman who falsely claimed she wanted the Airbnb so her asthmatic family members could escape wildfire smoke, officials and a person with knowledge of the transaction said Friday.

In this Jan. 26, 2015, file photo, a supporter of open carry gun laws, wears a pistol as he prepares for a rally in support of open carry gun laws at the Capitol, in Austin, Texas. Texas is still sorting out where firearms are allowed, and where they're not, more than a year after Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signed a suite of laws that vastly expanded gun rights. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Oklahoma judge rejects challenge to ‘constitutional carry’ law

Associated Press

An Oklahoma judge has rejected an attempt by a Democratic state lawmaker and gun safety advocates to stop a new law from taking effect on Friday that would allow most people in the state to carry a firearm in public without a background check or training.

Monique Mead plays her violin on the sidewalk outside the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, the first anniversary of the shooting at the synagogue that killed 11 worshippers. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Judge tosses Pittsburgh gun laws passed after massacre

- Associated Press

A judge on Tuesday struck down gun restrictions that the Pittsburgh City Council imposed after last year’s synagogue massacre, noting that Pennsylvania state law forbids municipalities from regulating firearms.

Halloween masks litter the ground amongst signs of chaos at the scene where a mass shooting occurred the night before at Party Venue on Highway 380 in Greenville, Texas, on Sunday, October 27, 2019. As of early Sunday morning a gunman is still at large after killing at least two people and injuring 14 at Party Venue Saturday night, according to Chief Deputy Buddy Oxford of the Hunt County Sheriff's Department. (Ryan Michalesko/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Suspect arrested in Texas party shooting

Associated Press

A man suspected of opening fire at an off-campus college party in Texas, killing two people and injuring 12 others, has been arrested.

FILE - In this July 28, 2019 file photo, a police officer walks by yellow evidence markers at a playground after a shooting in the Brownsville neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York. New York City police have made an arrest in the community festival shooting that left one person dead and 11 wounded this summer. Police said Wednesday, Oct. 16, that 20-year-old Kyle Williams, of Brooklyn, was arrested on murder, criminal possession of a weapon, reckless endangerment and attempted murder charges. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Police: Man confesses to Brooklyn mass shooting

Associated Press

New York City police say a 20-year-old gang member has confessed to his involvement in a gun battle between rival groups that left one person dead and 11 wounded at a Brooklyn community festival in July. Kyle Williams was arrested Wednesday on charges including murder and attempted murder.

In this Jan. 28, 2013, file photo, Veronique Pozner places her hand next to artwork made by her son Noah's before testifying before a hearing of a legislative subcommittee reviewing gun laws at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford, Conn. Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, the parents of Noah Pozner, wrote Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg a letter published Wednesday, July 25, 2018,  in The Guardian asking him asking Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg to remove hateful and harassing comments posted by conspiracy theorists who say the shooting never happened.  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Wisconsin jury awards $450,000 in Sandy Hook defamation case

Associated Press

A jury in Wisconsin has awarded $450,000 to the father of a boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting after he filed a defamation lawsuit against conspiracy theorist writers who claimed the massacre never happened.

This undated photo provided by the Tarrant County Jail shows Aaron Dean. The Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door was charged with murder on Monday after resigning from the force. (Tarrant County Jail via AP)

Former Fort Worth officer charged with murder, released on $200K bond

- Associated Press

A white former Fort Worth police officer charged with murder after shooting a black woman through a window of her home has been released on bond, and the department told a grieving community that investigators would ensure “no stone is left unturned” in the search for answers.

People pray at a makeshift memorial for shooting victims, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Las Vegas, on the anniversary of the mass shooting two years earlier. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Casino giant settles Vegas shooting lawsuits for up to $800M

- Associated Press

Two years after a shooter rained gunfire on country music fans from a high-rise Las Vegas hotel, MGM Resorts International reached a settlement that could pay up to $800 million to families of the 58 people who died and hundreds of others who were injured, attorneys announced Thursday.

This June 28, 2018, file photo provided by the Anne Arundel Police shows Jarrod Ramos in Annapolis, Md. Ramos who is charged with five counts of first-degree murder in a shooting at a newspaper has pleaded not guilty and not criminally responsible. (Anne Arundel Police via AP, File)

Jarrod Ramos case: Judge allows video of newspaper shooting at trial

- Associated Press

Surveillance video inside a Maryland newspaper office that shows a wounded employee crawling away and others hiding or running for their lives during a gunman’s rampage can be used at the suspect’s trial, a judge ruled Wednesday.

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A New Candidate for Confiscator-in-Chief

Published November 11 2019

Former Texas Congressman Robert Francis O’Rourke abandoned his run for President last week, once again leaving a void for the most strident anti-gun candidate seeking the Democrat nomination. Even before declaring his candidacy for President, California Representative Eric Swalwell raised the specter of banning AR-15s and similar firearms, forcing Americans to turn them in through a confiscation scheme mislabeled as a “mandatory buyback,” then “go[ing] after” resisters. He even famously “joked” about using nukes to enforce his scheme.

Strong Firearms Preemption Laws are More Important Than Ever

Published November 11 2019

Photo Courtesy of Jeremy Tremp In recent weeks, gun owners have been given two prime examples of just how important strong firearms preemption laws are to the vibrant exercise of Second Amendment rights. On October 22, the Montana Supreme Court struck down a Missoula ordinance that purported to restrict city residents’ ability to transfer firearms. On October 29, Allegheny County Common Pleas Senior Judge Joseph M. James struck down a raft of Pittsburgh ordinances that purported to regulate the use of firearms in public places within the city and provide for the confiscation of firearms without due process. In both instances the tribunals pointed to the state firearms preemption statute as precluding the locality’s anti-gun efforts.

Kentucky: State Senator Damon Thayer Receives NRA-ILA Defender of Freedom Award

Published November 7 2019

On November 12, 2019, state Senator Damon Thayer (R-17) will receive the Defender of Freedom Award from the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action in recognition of his tireless efforts to defend liberty and protect the interests of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen in Kentucky.