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On Thursday, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) said he is not confident that Walmart clerks can sell gun “responsibly.” CNN quoted Murphy as part of a larger push to get Walmart to consider banning guns in the wake of their announcement that they have banned the sale of Confederate flags. Murphy criticized the fact that Walmart …

On Wednesday, an Uber driver in Queens was robbed by a man who allegedly got in his car, pointed a rifle at him, and demanded his money. This incident took place just two weeks after Uber formally changed its gun policy by banning drivers from possessing firearms for self-defense. It comes less than a week since Uber …

On June 24 2015, a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver was approached by two alleged robbers who demanded his money. The driver pulled his gun and opened fire, killing one of the suspects. The incident occurred in Hollywood, Florida, “Just after midnight.” According to NBC Miami, “The delivery worker was returning from a few deliveries when …

During the Sunday airing of Fox New Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Karl Rove how America can stop violent attacks like the one the country witnessed in Charleston, South Carolina. Rove said “acts of violence” will continue, until someone can force America to “repeal the Second Amendment.” He quickly added his belief that such a repeal is an impossibility, …

On June 20th, 2015, former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney called for South Carolina to remove the Confederate flag from their state Capitol grounds in Columbia. His call comes in the wake of the heinous attack on Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. It follows a photo of the suspected gunman, Dylann Roof, in which Roof …

While doing research for his newest book, The President’s Shadow (tiny.cc/3ksfzx), author Brad Meltzer came across an interesting fact at Secret Service headquarters: Ronald Reagan “carried his own gun” with him while president. Meltzer was not able to determine if Reagan carried the gun from day one of his presidency, or if he began carrying after …

On June 11 2015, gun banner Father Michael Pfleger said it is time to “ban high capacity magazines” and to “title guns like cars.” According to Fox 32, Pfleger was speaking at St. George Catholic Church when he said, “We should ban assault weapons in America. We should ban high capacity magazines in America. We should title …

Breitbart News sat down with Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY-4th Dist.) earlier this week, and he explained that he put forth a rider to a Department of Justice appropriations bill to block the ATF “from banning common rifle ammunition” out of concern that “Obama’s swan song is gun control by executive order.” On June 3 2015, I had reported that GOP representatives …

On June 16 2015 the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals begins hearing an appeal of their own decision against the “good cause” requirement in California’s concealed carry process. The 3-judge panel of the 9th Circuit ruled against the requirement in February 2014, saying, “The right to bear arms includes the right to carry an operable …

On June 8 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) chose not to overturn two gun controls in San Francisco, one of which requires gun owners to lock their guns up in their homes and another which bans hollow point ammunition. The case came to the SCOTUS on appeal from the NRA and …

New York City has Michael Bloomberg’s favorite gun control measure in place and is facing a crime epidemic that includes a “nearly” 20 percent increase in homicides. When NYPD Officer Brian Moore was shot on May 2 2015 with a stolen gun, I reported that the strict gun controls in New York were no hindrance to …

In the ongoing effort to discredit the December PEW Research Poll that found 52 percent of Americans support the pursuit of gun rights, while only 46 support more gun control, the Chicago Tribune reported that gun rights may actually be nonexistent; they may actually be an “illusion.” The Tribune‘s argument is that pro-Second Amendment attorneys …

Steffon Josey-Davis, a young black man aspiring to be a cop in New Jersey, was pulled over for a routine traffic violation in 2013 and thereafter charged with a second-degree felony for a having a legally owned gun in his glove compartment. Davis told the policeman the gun was in the compartment when he was pulled over, …

When Vince Vaughn told British GQ that he supported guns in schools so those guns could be used to defend children, he said something that is supported by a majority of Americans. Sure, Piers Morgan tweeted that Vaughn was “dumb” and Geraldo Rivera said he sounded like “Timothy McVeigh,” but the American people at large …

On April 21 2015, Carol Browne from Berlin Township, NJ, applied for a license to own a handgun, which she wanted to protect herself from a former boyfriend against whom she had a restraining order. On June 3 2015 – while still waiting for the state to give her permission to own a gun –Browne’s former boyfriend, …

On June 2, Senator  Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA) and Representative Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) introduced legislation to require the retrofitting of handguns with smart gun technology. Called the Handgun Trigger Safety Act, the bill would require smart gun technology to be installed on all new handguns and would require gun dealers to begin retrofitting all used guns …

The Obama administration’s Spring 2015 “Unified Agenda”–published May 22 2015 – shows that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) are pushing a number of new gun control rules for implementation by executive fiat. It was previously reported that these rules will further limit the number of people …