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The latest news coverage, opinion and information on Second Amendment rights and gun control. The Second Amendment states "a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed..."

FILE - In this March 15, 2020, file photo, people wait in line to enter a gun store in Culver City, Calif. California could expand its law requiring unique identifiers on every bullet casing to include weapons used by law enforcement, a move that proponents said is another attempt to help investigate shootings by police. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

Public wary of passing new gun laws, poll finds

- The Washington Times

The calls for tighter gun restrictions face stiff opposition in the court of public opinion, according to a new survey that found a clear majority of Americans back the Second Amendment and that voters are wary of more gun control laws.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott prepares to deliver his State of the State speech at Visionary Fiber Technologies, for the first time outside the Capitol, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Lockhart, Texas. (Bob Daemmrich/Pool Photo via AP)

‘We will NOT allow this’: Gov. Abbott promises Biden a Texas-sized fight over firearms ‘power grab’

- The Washington Times

Gov. Greg Abbott has a warning for President Biden: Don’t mess with Texas when it comes to gun rights. “It’s time to get legislation making TX a 2nd Amendment Sanctuary State passed and to my desk for signing,” the governor wrote, reacting to Mr. Biden’s Rose Garden event in which the president claimed that “no amendment to the Constitution is absolute.”

President Joe Biden speaks during an event on the American Jobs Plan in the South Court Auditorium on the White House campus, Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Biden’s first gun control actions to include several executive orders

- The Washington Times

President Biden is set to announce his first major action on gun control Thursday, issuing a series of executive actions to crack down on “ghost” guns and firearm stabilizing braces and nominating an adviser at the gun control group Giffords to become director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

New York Giants wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo, left, celebrates his touchdown catch with teammates wide receiver Travis Rudolph (19) and wide receiver Hunter Sharp (15) on a pass from quarterback Kyle Lauletta, not pictured, during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, in East Rutherford. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

Ex-NFL wide receiver charged with first-degree murder

Associated Press

Former Florida State star football player Travis Rudolph was arrested early Wednesday morning in South Florida for a shooting that left one man dead and another wounded, authorities said.

This undated photo provided by the Orange Police Department shows Aminadab Gaxiola Gonzalez, a 44-year-old Fullerton, Calif., man who is the suspect in a shooting that occurred inside a counseling business in Orange, Calif., on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. A child was among four people killed Wednesday in the shooting at a Southern California office building that left a fifth victim wounded and the gunman critically injured, police said. (Orange Police Department via AP)

Suspect in California ‘horrific massacre’ knew all victims, police say

- Associated Press

The gunman who killed four people and critically wounded a fifth at a Southern California office building knew all the victims and apparently before opening fire chained shut the gates to two entrances, delaying police from getting inside, authorities said Thursday.

A new Gallup poll says public support for gun control has dropped among Americans. Only 57% now favor stricter laws on gun sales. (Associated Press)

Broadcast news continues to push gun control agenda during coverage of mass shootings: Report

- The Washington Times

The recent public shooting of 10 people in a Boulder, Colorado, grocery store brought out the anti-gun sentiment in the “Big Three” networks. ABC, CBS, and NBC network news coverage depicted Republicans, conservatives and gun owners as a “wall of opposition” and “resistance” to gun control measures, according to an in-depth study released Monday by Newsbusters.org, a conservative press watchdog.

Mourners listen to speakers at a vigil for the 10 victims of the Monday massacre at a King Soopers grocery store late Thursday, March 25, 2021, at Fairview High School in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Store owner: Boulder suspect passed check before buying gun

- Associated Press

The suspect in the Colorado supermarket shootings bought a gun before the shooting at a local gun store after passing a background check, the store’s owner said Friday.

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California: Gun Control in the Budget

Published June 23 2020

Tomorrow, June 24, the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee will be hearing several budget trailer bills including Assembly Bill 88 relating to the public safety budget.

Hawaii: More Anti-Gun Bills Scheduled!

Published June 23 2020

Despite pressing issues the state is facing surrounding the COVID-19 crisis, lawmakers are continuing the assault on our Second Amendment Freedoms, scheduling additional anti-gun bills for a hearing this week. The House Pubic Safety and Judiciary Committees are holding a joint hearing on Wednesday, June 24 to hear SB 2635 and SB 3054.  Additionally as reported, the Senate Judiciary Committee will be considering HB 1902 and HB 2744 on Thursday, June 25. 

Supreme Court’s Inaction Frustrates Second Amendment Supporters, Emboldens Anti-gun Activists

Published June 22 2020

Gun owners are by now used to being disappointed with the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to uphold their rights or even to defend its own Second Amendment precedents. But the court’s neglect reached a new low last Monday, with its sweeping decision to deny review of the many Second Amendment cases pending on its docket.  

Legal Reckoning for Jackson, MS Mayor’s Foolish Carry Ban

Published June 22 2020

As we reported earlier, Chokwe Lumumba, the mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, announced an executive order on April 24 as part of his response to the COVID-19 civil emergency. The order prohibited the “carrying of an unconcealed loaded or unloaded pistol or revolver or any other firearm, carried upon the person or in a sheath, belt holster or shoulder holster or in a purse, handbag, satchel, other similar bag or briefcase or fully enclosed case, with such pistol, revolver, or firearm being wholly or partially visible.”