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on August 5, 2019 in Featured Gun Page World News

Study: Gun Control Without Addressing Mental Health Likely Will Fail

by Penny Starr An academic study issued just days ahead of the deadly shootings in Texas and Ohio that claimed 29 lives shows that tactics to enforce gun control and limit access to firearms will not succeed unless mental health is a part of the strategy to reduce mass shootings. Logan A. Yelderman, Justin J. Joseph, Matthew P. West, and Erycha Butler co-authored the study, titled “Mass Shootings in the United States: Understanding the Importance of Mental Health and Firearm Considerations.” “The main takeaway (specific to policy) from our research is that policy discussions about mass shooting violence should...

by Penny Starr An academic study issued just days ahead of the deadly shootings in Texas and Ohio that claimed 29 lives shows that tactics to enforce gun control and limit access to firearms will not succeed unless mental...

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on July 4, 2019 in Gun Page World News

LET FREEDOM RING: New Hampshire Governor to Veto all Gun Control Bills

By Jose Nino New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu made waves in 2017 when he signed Constitutional Carry into law. However, in 2019, gun control is likely coming to his desk thanks to New Hampshire’s Democrat-controlled state legislature. He had previously told Democrats that gun control is not one of his priorities. The measures coming to his desk are universal background checks, “gun-free” zone expansions around schools, and the creation of waiting periods for firearms sales. These bills were approved by largely party-line votes. Sununu declared that he “absolutely” plans to veto all gun control legislation that Democrats pass. A...

By Jose Nino New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu made waves in 2017 when he signed Constitutional Carry into law. However, in 2019, gun control is likely coming to his desk thanks to New Hampshire’s Democrat-controlled state legislature. He had...

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on July 4, 2019 in Gun Page World News

President Trump Urges the NRA to Move to Texas, Org Ignores

By Jose Nino The National Rifle Association (NRA) recently declined a piece of advice that President Donald Trump gave them on Tuesday, July 3, 2019. Trump encouraged the gun rights group to flee New York in favor of the more pro-gun state of Texas. Trump tweeted that if the NRA is the victim of harassment by the A.G. of [New York], like what they are doing to our great NRA,” it will then be forced to “move quickly to Texas, where they are loved.” The NRA, who donated a generous sum of $30 million to Trump’s campaign in 2016,...

By Jose Nino The National Rifle Association (NRA) recently declined a piece of advice that President Donald Trump gave them on Tuesday, July 3, 2019. Trump encouraged the gun rights group to flee New York in favor of the...

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on July 2, 2019 in Gun Page World News

56 Shot, at Least Four Fatally, in Gun-Controlled Chicago

by AWR Hawkins Fifty-six people were shot, at least four fatally, over the weekend in gun-controlled Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the violence began with a 12-hour flurry of shootings in which 20 were wounded and two were killed. As the weekend unfolded bodies were found in parks, gangways, and streets. The shootings included arguments that boiled over, random attacks, and drive-by incidents. For example, an 18-year-old was killed after the man he was arguing with pulled a gun and shot him multiple times.  A 32-year-old man standing on the street was randomly shot in the head and killed by...

by AWR Hawkins Fifty-six people were shot, at least four fatally, over the weekend in gun-controlled Chicago. The Chicago Sun-Times reports the violence began with a 12-hour flurry of shootings in which 20 were wounded and two were killed. As...

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on June 23, 2019 in Gun Page World News

Armed Citizen Saves Police Officer’s Life

By Jose Nino The Crime Prevention Research Center reported on a case where an armed citizen and a group of colleagues came to help a wounded female police officer in Missouri. The police officer was shot with her own gun as she was escorting an inmate to a mental health evaluation. This was the result of an ensuing struggle for the firearm. The Missouri Highway Patrol reported that Jasmine Diab, a police officer out of Trenton, Missouri, was shot in her abdomen just after 3 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2019. The assailant, Jamey Aaron Griffin, was charged with first-degree degree...

By Jose Nino The Crime Prevention Research Center reported on a case where an armed citizen and a group of colleagues came to help a wounded female police officer in Missouri. The police officer was shot with her own...

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on June 23, 2019 in Gun Page World News

Gun Owners Outraged as New Zealand Government Refuses to Pay Full Price for Banned Firearms

by AWR Hawkins Gun owners in New Zealand are outraged that the government is doing a forced buyback of “military style” semiautomatic rifles but refusing to pay full price for the firearms. The New Zealand Herald quoted Council of Licensed Firearms Owners spokesperson Nicole McKee, who said, “Some of the offered prices for higher-end firearms are well out of kilter. We’re talking thousands of dollars.” McKee indicated that the government is paying such low prices that some gun owners are simply refusing to hand their firearms over. She added, “It may get down to a point where we have...

by AWR Hawkins Gun owners in New Zealand are outraged that the government is doing a forced buyback of “military style” semiautomatic rifles but refusing to pay full price for the firearms. The New Zealand Herald quoted Council of...

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on June 20, 2019 in Gun Page World News

Eric Swalwell: ‘Prosecute’ Those Who Defy AR-15 Ban

by AWR Hawkins Democrat presidential hopeful Eric Swalwell (D) used a Thursday morning tweet to push prosecution for those who defy his proposed AR-15 ban. His plan rests on a forced buyback of AR-15s and other commonly owned semiautomatic rifles. Swalwell has been pushing this confiscatory gun control for over a year. He initially intimated the government could nuke Americans who refused to comply with the plan, then softened the punishment by telling CNN’s Jake Tapper that the non-compliant would simply face jail time. He also added a third option, indicating that those who did not want to give their guns to the government...

by AWR Hawkins Democrat presidential hopeful Eric Swalwell (D) used a Thursday morning tweet to push prosecution for those who defy his proposed AR-15 ban. His plan rests on a forced buyback of AR-15s and other commonly owned semiautomatic...

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on June 19, 2019 in Gun Page World News

Federal Judge Blocks Calif. Board’s Attempt to Ban Gun Shows

Stephen Gutowski Follow @@StephenGutowski A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking a California board’s effort to ban gun shows from a San Diego County fairground. Federal District Judge Cathy Bencivengo issued a verbal order from the bench preventing the Del Mar Fair Board from enforcing a moratorium they recently adopted on gun shows at their fairgrounds. The case was filed by a coalition of gun-rights groups after the board passed the ban in January. The Second Amendment Foundation, the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action, and California Rifle and Pistol Assocation joined a number of gun dealers...

Stephen Gutowski Follow @@StephenGutowski A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction blocking a California board’s effort to ban gun shows from a San Diego County fairground. Federal District Judge Cathy Bencivengo issued a verbal order from the bench preventing...

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on June 19, 2019 in Featured Gun Page World News

We Should Debate Whether Handgun Ownership Should Be Allowed

by Jeffrey Cimmino Follow @jeffcimmino Rep. Seth Moulton (D., Mass.), a Democratic presidential candidate, said there should be a debate in the United States about whether ownership of handguns should be permitted during an interview with the New York Times. The New York Times asked Moulton and other candidates whether anyone would own handguns in an ideal world. “In an ideal world, we would not have weapons of war on our streets,” Moulton began. “That’s the bottom line. I’m someone who had to use guns. Every day in Iraq, I walked around with an assault rifle and a handgun at the...

by Jeffrey Cimmino Follow @jeffcimmino Rep. Seth Moulton (D., Mass.), a Democratic presidential candidate, said there should be a debate in the United States about whether ownership of handguns should be permitted during an interview with the New York Times....

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on June 18, 2019 in Gun Page World News

Popular Gun Magazine is Missing From Store Shelves

By Jose Nino Firearms magazine Guns & Ammo reports that it is being excluded at newsstands across the country. In a recent post, Eric Poole claims that the magazine’s offices “have been flooded by letters and emails from readers who have alerted us to the removal of firearm magazines.” A subscriber by the name of Timothy Miller claims that “Here in Kentucky they have pulled most firearm magazines from their shelves. I wrote an email to Kroger, but never heard back. Fortunately, I subscribe.” Elwood Marshall, another subscriber, “Kroger foods affecting the Dillon stores in Wichita, Kansas, removed all...

By Jose Nino Firearms magazine Guns & Ammo reports that it is being excluded at newsstands across the country. In a recent post, Eric Poole claims that the magazine’s offices “have been flooded by letters and emails from readers...

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