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Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to veto bills on carrying, selling guns during disasters

Gov. Tom Wolf will veto legislation heading to his desk that would repeal long-standing laws intended to control the carrying of guns and prevent public officials from shutting down firearms sales during disaster emergencies declared by a governor. Wolf, a Democrat who has advocated for broader gun control measures, opposes the bills, his office said Thursday. The bills are the…

US can kill its own citizens without review when state secrets are involved, DOJ lawyer argues

A U.S. Department of Justice lawyer argued Monday that the United States can kill its own citizens without judicial review when litigation would reveal state secrets. The argument drew alarm among judges on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, Courthouse News Service reports. Judge Patricia Millett characterized the DOJ’s argument as giving the government the…

DA: Sheriff’s Officials Wanted Luxury Box Access, iPads For Carry Licenses

Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen on Monday announced several additional charges in his investigation into a pay-to-play scheme involving concealed carry licenses issued by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, including the head of Apple’s security team and two top officials within the sheriff’s office itself. According to Rosen, Santa Clara County Undersheriff Rick Sung and Captain James…

Biden’s New Deputy Chief Of Staff On Board With Gun Confiscation

Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, tapped by the Biden transition team to be deputy chief of staff in a new administration, has expressed her full support for not only banning commonly-owned firearms, but confiscating them from legal gun owners as well. Fox News reports that Dillon, who served as Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke’s campaign manager before switching to the Biden campaign after…

Federal court rules students’ pro-gun shirts are protected by First Amendment

School officials claimed they ‘fail[ed] to convey a particularized message’ The Supreme Court has long protected student speech on public school grounds as long as it doesn’t “materially and substantially interfere” with the school’s operation. Officials in two Wisconsin school districts came up with a novel way around the Tinker precedent: redefine what counts as “speech.” A federal judge swatted…

NSSF crunches the numbers: US has 434 million guns, 20 Million ARs, 150 Million standard capacity magazines

These are the updated numbers from our friends at the NSSF: Nearly 20 million Modern Sporting Rifles in Circulation There are approximately 71.2 million pistol magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds, and 79.2 million rifle magazines capable of holding 30 or more rounds in circulation. In 2018, 11.4 million total firearms were produced or imported. There are an…

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