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Gun groups launch new push for concealed-carry legislation
Gun groups launch new push for concealed-carry legislation - Gun rights groups are gearing up for a major push to move concealed-carry legislation through the new Republican Congress. The National Rifle Association (NRA) and other Second Amendment advocates are throwing their weight behind the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, a bill introduced in both chambers of Congress that would allow gun owners to carry concealed weapons across state lines. “The Second Amendment doesn’t end at the border of your state,” said Larry Keane, general counsel for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. “This would enhance the rights of law-abiding citizens to protect themselves when they’re away from home."
Firearms Dealer to Sue Everytown for Gun Safety For Defamation In Bogus Report
Firearms Dealer to Sue Everytown for Gun Safety For Defamation In Bogus Report - Crossfire Arms, LLC, of Mount Holly, Vermont, says through counsel that it intends to sue Michael Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety for defamation after Everytown suggested that Crossfire Arms was an unlicensed dealer selling firearms to criminals. Everytown had been pushing a fake "study" that asserted criminals were using online firearms sites to illegally acquire firearms as part of the group's efforts to impose "universal background checks" on residents of the state that sees less violent crime in a year than many large cities mismanaged by anti-gun Democrats see in a summer weekend. The very speculative Everytown report failed to come up with solid evidence that so much as a single firearm was sold to a criminal via person-to-person sales facilitated by online communications. Their report also asserted that Crossfire Arms was involved in providing firearms via unlicensed sales, a patently false claim, by including images of their listings in Armlist, including watermarked images.
Citing NY's SAFE Act, Henrietta Guns and Ammo Store Closes
Citing NY's SAFE Act, Henrietta Guns and Ammo Store Closes - Jackson Guns and Ammo in Henrietta has closed up shop, and owner Kordell Jackson said that New York's SAFE Act is to blame. "We catered to the assault rifles and once that was out, it kind of hurt us," Jackson said. Jackson operated out of two locations, Henrietta and Scottsville, for more than 10 years. His stores are now empty. With certain assault weapons now banned in New York state, and a limit on magazine capacity, Jackson says sales dropped from about $250,000 to $15,000 a month. "We were struggling with all the rules and regulations, the New York SAFE Act as well as the New York State payroll taxes, the state taxes, all these taxes," Jackson said. "You can't stay in business with all this going on." Jackson closed up shop Jan. 17. He says the decision was difficult. After spending five to six months looking for ways to keep his business viable, Jackson said closing made the most sense.
Columbia Journalism School's biased alliance with Mike Bloomberg's advocacy organization
Columbia Journalism School's biased alliance with Mike Bloomberg's advocacy organization - For years I’ve advocated for the journalists, activists and politicians who argue for more gun control to better acquaint themselves with guns and gun laws. It’s always struck me as pretty appalling that the only requisite for an opinion on limiting gun rights appears to be passion, not knowledge. From cable news anchors to newspaper reporters, college administrators to anti-gun lobbyists, local legislators to the vice president of the United States, the very people who want to reinterpret the Constitution and limit your Second Amendment rights often seem to know the least about the issue, save for their uncanny ability to prey on emotion and fear.
Sheriff Harder Takes Issue with Parts of NY Safe Act
Sheriff Harder Takes Issue with Parts of NY Safe Act - It's been two years since the New York Safe Act has been adopted by the state. We spoke with Broome County Sheriff David Harder on some of the areas of the New York Safe Act that he says still have issues. Harder says that they have been trying to reform certain issues through the Sheriff's Association but says that he feels it's falling on deaf ears.
Police: Neighbor who shot, killed dog won't face charges
Police: Neighbor who shot, killed dog won't face charges - The man who shot and killed his next-door-neighbor’s dog as it attacked him last week will not face any charges, according to a Genesee County Sheriff’s Office investigation of the incident. The sheriff’s department probe determined that the neighbor did not violate any law when he shot the animal, a bullmastiff named Pepper. The neighbor had the right to shoot the canine with his .357 magnum pistol because he was on his own property when the dog attacked him, the report concluded.
Next-gen Linux-powered rifle is accurate up to a mile
Next-gen Linux-powered rifle is accurate up to a mile - Two years ago, TrackingPoint made a major stir at CES with its Precision-Guided Firearm, or “Linux gun.” The weapon integrated a smart scope that displayed weather conditions, wind speeds, and other target information, and only fired the gun when the crosshairs were lined up properly on the target. Fast-forward to today, and the company has unveiled another milestone. It’s new Mile Maker is a custom weapon that’s capable of firing a round up to 1800 yards at a target moving at up to 30 miles per hour.