Time for a History Lesson About Gun Control

Advocates of “commonsense gun safety” measures have been promoting two major objectives. One is universal background checks, about which the National Institute of Justice wrote “effectiveness depends on . . . requiring gun registration.” Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) just introduced a bill in Congress that would do just that – create a national registry of all firearm owners.

Child gives mom gun to shoot dad during violent fight in northwest Houston, police say

A woman shot her husband Thursday after he broke into her northwest Houston apartment and choked her, police said.

According to investigators, just after 5 p.m. the man, identified as Derek Martin, broke into his wife's apartment in the 12000 block of North Gessner and began choking her in front of their four children. Their 8-year-old daughter hit her father while their 5-year-old child got a gun, police said.

Martin's wife took the gun from the child and shot Martin in the arm, police said.

He was taken to a hospital and released.

Bank holding $1.6 million ‘hostage’ from Slide Fire, lawsuit says

Texas-based Slide Fire says the financial institution that processed transactions for its online store is holding “hostage” more than $1.6 million in an effort to force the gun accessory maker into a less favorable business agreement.

Some who fought for gun licenses in expensive review process to have them revoked

Hundreds of Massachusetts gun owners who won approval from a state review board to obtain a firearms license are now being told they are ineligible to possess guns after all.

As many as 340 firearms licensees in the Commonwealth may soon be contacted by their local police chief to turn in their licenses, according to a report by The Boston Globe. The problem lies with the Massachusetts Firearm Licensing Review Board, a seven-member body formed in 2004 with the purpose of reviewing petitions from those with misdemeanor convictions that barred them from owning guns.

You Can't Take 'Em: Judge Blocks Chicago Suburb's Gun Ban Hours Before Going Into Effect

Zero hour was approaching for the law-abiding gun owners of Deerfield, Illinois. The village had banned the ownership of so-called assault weapons, which in reality meant AR-15 rifles and any other firearm that carried a detachable magazine capable of holding ten or more rounds. That’s how Deerfield defined a so-called assault weapon.

Credit service Intuit shuts down payments on all gun purchases

A number of businesses were recently interrupted, without warning, after the maker of Quicken, QuickBooks and TurboTax, refused to process orders of gun-related sales, according to the New York Post. The paper also reports that Intuit did not return several requests for comment.

Napolitano said, generally, customers can’t be refused due to race, age, gender or sexual orientation but can be rejected if they dislike their business.

Western Pennsylvania sheriff challenges NRA boycotters

A Western Pennsylvania sheriff has banned his department from conducting county sheriff business with any of the corporations that have cut ties with members of the National Rifle Association.

Mike Slupe, the chief law enforcement officer in Butler County, released the order April 3, but it hasn't been reported until now.

Lawsuit Filed over FBI’s Willful Failure to Process NICS Denial Appeals

USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “Today we filed suit against the Attorney General, USA and the FBI for more NICS denials,” Stamboulieh Law, PLLC, announced in a Tuesday press release. “After it was reported that the FBI stopped processing firearms denials in early 2016, we filed a FOIA [request] for that information. It was recently received.”
What did it reveal?

How to Reduce Your Risk of Death by Gun Violence

Do you want to reduce your risk of death by gun violence? If so, consider these 10 common sense ways to do so. These are things one can implement fully and immediately with no permission or agreement from anyone else but are entirely in the control of any individual. Marching to persuade politicians is a very indirect way of reducing anyone’s risk from gun violence. And considering their track record on so many issues, politicians may end up putting us all at further risk when all is said and done.

Florida investigator: Employee could not log in to NICS, so all carry permits granted.

For more than a year, the state of Florida failed to conduct national background checks on tens of thousands of applications for concealed weapons permits, potentially allowing drug addicts or people with a mental illness to carry firearms in public.

A previously unreported Office of Inspector General investigation found that in February 2016 the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services stopped using a FBI crime database called the National Instant Criminal Background Check System that ensures applicants who want to carry a gun do not have a disqualifying history in other states.

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