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on July 18, 2017 in Gun Page World News

Seven of the Most Expensive Guns in the World

by AWR Hawkins Normal, everyday carry guns can be expensive and AR-15s–and other hunting and sport rifles–cost even more, but one-offs and collectibles owned by the right people in history can surge to values exceeding what many Americans pay for their homes and cars combined. Think about it this way–one can easily spend $600 to $1,300 for a concealed carry handgun and $1,800 to 3,500 (and beyond) for certain AR-15s and other hunting/sports rifles. And if you jump to machine gun ownership, the price likewise jumps into the tens of thousands of dollars for even median priced weapons. But...

by AWR Hawkins Normal, everyday carry guns can be expensive and AR-15s–and other hunting and sport rifles–cost even more, but one-offs and collectibles owned by the right people in history can surge to values exceeding what many Americans pay...

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on July 17, 2017 in Gun Page World News

Mag: Women’s March Against Guns Gives Voters a Fresh Reason to Reject Democrats

by AWR Hawkins MIC magazine suggests the July 14 Women’s March against guns accomplished one thing no one anticipated – it gave voters a new reason to reject Democrats. The suggestion is compelling. After all, the individuals who scared gun owners most and motivated them to vote against Democrats’ gun-grabbing schemes are no longer around. Barack Obama can no longer issue executive gun control, Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election, and Harry Reid has bid politics adieu. The absence of such divisive figures provided the Democrats an opportunity to bite their tongues instead of revamping the gun control push that...

by AWR Hawkins MIC magazine suggests the July 14 Women’s March against guns accomplished one thing no one anticipated – it gave voters a new reason to reject Democrats. The suggestion is compelling. After all, the individuals who scared gun...

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on July 12, 2017 in Featured Gun Page World News

Gun Control Fail: Baltimore’s Murder Rate ‘More Than Doubles Chicago’s’

by AWR Hawkins Despite an “assault weapons” ban, a “high capacity” magazine ban, and special fingerprinting and reporting requirements on handgun sales, Baltimore’s murder rate is “more than double Chicago’s.” As a result, Mayor Catherine Pugh (D) is pressing for more gun control. According to WJZ, murders occur so frequently in Baltimore that the number of murders in the city is higher than the number in Philadelphia, even though Philadelphia “has two and a half times the population.” Moreover, Baltimore sees more murders than New York City, although NYC “is almost 14 times larger.” But the real giveaway on the...

by AWR Hawkins Despite an “assault weapons” ban, a “high capacity” magazine ban, and special fingerprinting and reporting requirements on handgun sales, Baltimore’s murder rate is “more than double Chicago’s.” As a result, Mayor Catherine Pugh (D) is pressing...

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on July 12, 2017 in Gun Page World News

Washington Post Opinion: NRA Hurts Itself Via Unwavering Support for Law Enforcement

by AWR Hawkins A Washington Post opinion piece published July 11 claims the NRA hurts itself by its unwavering support for police officers and other law enforcement officials. The author of the column is a Washington Post blogger named Radley Balko. He uses the death of Philando Castille as a springboard for his piece, then turns to numerous other officer-involved shootings, all in an effort to make the case that police officers make mistakes and they need to be called out when they do. The most immediate problem with Balko’s column is that the NRA did comment on the...

by AWR Hawkins A Washington Post opinion piece published July 11 claims the NRA hurts itself by its unwavering support for police officers and other law enforcement officials. The author of the column is a Washington Post blogger named...

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on July 9, 2017 in Gun Page World News

Judge rules TX profs can’t substantiate campus carry ‘fears’

Adam Sabes Mississippi Campus Correspondent @asabes10 A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by three Texas professors seeking to overturn the state’s campus carry law, which went into effect amid vulgar protests last year. Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that the professors could present “no concrete evidence to substantiate their fears” that students would respond with gunfire if they discussed controversial issues in the classroom. A federal judge in Texas has dismissed a lawsuit from three professors who claimed that campus carry made them afraid to discuss controversial issues in class, lest a student rebut them with gunfire. The three University of...

Adam Sabes Mississippi Campus Correspondent @asabes10 A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by three Texas professors seeking to overturn the state’s campus carry law, which went into effect amid vulgar protests last year. Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that...

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on July 7, 2017 in Gun Page World News

Oregon Passes GOP Senator’s Bill Allowing Gun Seizure Order Without Gun Owner’s Knowledge

by AWR Hawkins Oregon lawmakers passed legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas) that allows a judge to issue an ex parte ruling for the confiscation of an individual’s firearms. The bill is SB 719, and it has now passed Oregon’s House and Senate. It creates an Extreme Risk Protection Order, which forces the subject of the order to hand over all firearms, as well as his concealed carry permit if he possesses one. NRA-ILA reports: Based on a California law enacted in 2014, SB 719A would create a so-called “Extreme Risk Protection Order” (ERPO) that could be obtained by a...

by AWR Hawkins Oregon lawmakers passed legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Brian Boquist (R-Dallas) that allows a judge to issue an ex parte ruling for the confiscation of an individual’s firearms. The bill is SB 719, and it has now passed...

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on July 5, 2017 in Gun Page World News

Armed 11-Year-Old Saves Family from Charging Bear

by AWR Hawkins An armed 11-year-old walking to a “fishing hole” with his family in Hoonah, Alaska, saved his uncle and cousin by shooting a brown bear that came out of the woods and charged the group. The boy–Elliot Clark–was walking with “his uncle, Craig Stoltzfus, Stoltzfus’ father, a cousin and three dogs,” at the time of the attack. According to the Juneau Empire, the bear closed the gap on the group in a hurry. Elliot Clark’s father said, “There was four of them in a line … my son was third. The bear came down the trail at them, fella...

by AWR Hawkins An armed 11-year-old walking to a “fishing hole” with his family in Hoonah, Alaska, saved his uncle and cousin by shooting a brown bear that came out of the woods and charged the group. The boy–Elliot...

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on June 30, 2017 in Gun Page

Federal Judge BLOCKS California’s High-Capacity Magazine Ban

by Brock Simmons Federal Judge Roger Benitez has granted an injunction filed by the NRA to stop California’s magazine ban. Earlier in the year, the California Assembly passed a bill that would prohibit even possessing a magazine of 10 rounds or more. For many years, it had been legal to own such a magazine, just not legal to purchase one.   On Thursday, San Diego based Judge Benitez issued the ruling, citing “Any previously law-abiding person in California who still possesses a firearm magazine capable of holding more than 10 rounds will begin their new life of crime.” “If...

by Brock Simmons Federal Judge Roger Benitez has granted an injunction filed by the NRA to stop California’s magazine ban. Earlier in the year, the California Assembly passed a bill that would prohibit even possessing a magazine of 10...

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on June 30, 2017 in Gun Page World News

Rahm Emanuel, Bill de Blasio Fight National Reciprocity for Law-Abiding Citizens

by AWR Hawkins Mayors Rahm Emanuel and Bill de Blasio are fighting against legislation that would recognize national concealed carry reciprocity for law-abiding citizens. The legislation, H.R. 38, was introduced by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) on January 3, 2017. It makes the concealed carry license of one state valid in the other 49 states, just as a driver’s license from one state is valid in the other 49. National reciprocity picked up new momentum following the June 14 Alexandria congressional baseball practice attack. That attack highlighted that the current patchwork of concealed carry laws prevents law-abiding members of Congress and congressional...

by AWR Hawkins Mayors Rahm Emanuel and Bill de Blasio are fighting against legislation that would recognize national concealed carry reciprocity for law-abiding citizens. The legislation, H.R. 38, was introduced by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC) on January 3, 2017....

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on June 28, 2017 in Gun Page World News

Sheriff Deputizes University Professors so They Can Carry on Campus for Self-Defense

by AWR Hawkins The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is training faculty of Lakeland, Florida’s Southeastern University to carry concealed weapons for self-defense and is deputizing them to get around the state’s ban on campus carry. The state’s ban allows law enforcement–including sheriff’s deputies–to carry on campus. NRATV’s Ginny Simone reports that the program is the first of its kind, and one that comes in the wake of the heinous attack on Republican lawmakers in Alexandria, Virginia. Polk County Sheriff Grady said he “will swear in the staff as special deputies, giving them the authorities [to possess firearms] when every...

by AWR Hawkins The Polk County Sheriff’s Office is training faculty of Lakeland, Florida’s Southeastern University to carry concealed weapons for self-defense and is deputizing them to get around the state’s ban on campus carry. The state’s ban allows...

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