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.”
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President Biden wants to assure the American public he’s not shirking gun control in favor of priorities like the economy and COVID-19. “I’ve never not prioritized this,” Mr. Biden said at a Rose Garden event Friday.
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.
The White House on Thursday poured cold water on the prospects of major gun control legislation passing Congress this year, leaving President Biden’s narrow executive actions tightening firearms regulations as the likely limit of his influence, despite heavy pressure from his base.
Vice President Kamala Harris said Thursday that “real people” support tightening the nation’s gun laws to combat violence.
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.
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.
President Biden is expected to announce executive actions on guns on Thursday, the White House confirmed.
The top Republicans on two powerful Senate committees Tuesday demanded the Secret Secret answer questions surrounding a bizarre incident in which Hunter Biden’s gun went missing after being thrown in the trash in Delaware.
Six people were found fatally shot in a suburban Dallas home early Monday after police say two brothers made a pact to kill four family members and themselves.
Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill Friday that will make handgun carry permits and background checks on unlicensed sales optional in Iowa.
Police in Virginia Beach say three teenagers have been shot and that one of them has died
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.
There were nearly 4.7 million gun background checks run through the FBI’s national instant check system in March — the highest-ever monthly total in the more than 20 years since the system was set up.
A mass shooting and gun battle Wednesday night in Southern California left at least four people dead and two others injured.
The National Rifle Association was quick to chide President Biden over his son Hunter’s reported firearms misadventures, saying that the Democrat should clean up his own house before cracking down on responsible gun owners.
Hillary Clinton slammed Republican “gun worshipers” for exploiting people’s “unwarranted” fears regarding “sensible” gun-control legislation in a forthcoming interview.
Former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday that Democrats pushing gun control must focus “on the criminal, not the gun” if they want Republican support.
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.
Eric Trump accused Hunter Biden of lying on a federal background check form to purchase a firearm, a felony, adding that if any of the Trumps had done so, “we’d be in jail for the rest of our lives.”
A man accused of shooting three people at a Maryland convenience store, killing two of them, also fatally shot his parents and set his apartment on fire before he shot and killed himself, police said.
Members of Congress laid flowers Sunday at the three massage businesses in Georgia where a gunman killed eight people, six of them women of Asian descent, and demanded that prosecutors charge the suspect with a hate crime.
President Biden is preparing executive actions that seek to combat gun violence.
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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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.
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.
Next Wednesday, sections of House Bill 1284 (2019) will go into effect. A five-year License to Carry a Handgun will now be free to obtain.
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.
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.”