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DOJ Introduces ‘Ghost Gun’ Regulations: Background Checks Required

The Department of Justice (DOJ) issued new “ghost gun” rules Friday, which include requiring a background check for “kits that contain the parts necessary for someone to readily make a gun at home.” A DOJ press released noted the new regulatory proposals would also “require that manufacturers include a serial number on the firearm ‘frame or…

Ohio Democrats Push Red Flag Law, Universal Background Checks

Democrats in the Ohio House are pushing a red flag law and universal background checks, among other gun controls. The Associated Press quoted House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) saying, “Ohioans have spoken loudly and clearly that we need to do something to end gun violence.” A string of high-profile shootings, including the March 22, 2021,…

Arizona Gov. Signs Bill Barring Enforcement of Federal Gun Controls

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) signed legislation Tuesday to bar in-state enforcement of any federal firearm laws which violate the Second Amendment. On March 31, 2021, Breitbart News reported the legislation, HB 2111, titled “2nd Amendment Firearm Freedom Act,” had been passed by the Arizona House and Senate and was heading to Ducey’s desk. The Associated…

Biden Nominating Gabby Giffords’ Gun Control Affiliate to Head ATF

President Joe Biden is expected to nominate Gabby Giffords’ gun control affiliate David Chipman to head the ATF on Thursday. The Associated Press reported Chipman “has for years worked as a senior policy adviser at Giffords,” a law center relied on by gun control proponents throughout the country. Biden is expected to nominate Chipman to head…

Federal 2018 Data: Falling Killed 126 Times More People than Rifles of Any Kind

Federal data on causes of death in America show that, as recently as 2018, falling accounted for at least 126 times as many fatalities as rifles of any kind — an inconvenient fact for Democrat lawmakers who are currently demanding a new round of nationwide gun controls. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) 2018 National…

Chris Murphy: Unlikely to Get 60 Votes on Universal Background Checks

During a March 28, 2021, interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) admitted that Democrats probably cannot round up 60 votes for the universal background check legislation contained in H.R. 8. Host Chuck Todd pointed out that Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Jon Tester (D-MT) have both made clear they do not…

Chris Murphy Outlines Other Gun Laws Democrats Can Pursue Once Universal Background Checks Secured

During the March 28, 2021, airing of NBC’s Meet the Press, Sen. Chris Murphy (D) outlined additional gun control that could be considered once universal background checks are in place. His comments came after host Chuck Todd asked if it is a “political impossibility” to secure regulation of certain categories of firearms at this time.…

Report: Frustrated Gun Controllers Dig in for ‘Long Game’

As the days turn into weeks since since the Atlanta-area shootings, and nearly a week has passed since Boulder, frustrated gun control activists say they are digging in for the “long game.” The New York Times reports that Newtown Action Alliance’s Po Murray expressed frustration with what she sees as President Biden’s “inconsistent” messaging on…

8 House Republicans Vote for Democrat Gun Control Bill

A significant gun control measure mandating universal background checks passed the Democrat-controlled House Thursday with the help of eight Republicans. CNN reports the eight Republicans were: Vern Buchanan of Florida Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania Maria Salazar of Florida Andrew Garbarino of New York Chris Smith of New Jersey Fred Upton of Michigan Carlos Gimenez of Florida…

House Democrat Mike Thompson Claims, Without Evidence, 90% of Americans Support His Gun Control...

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA) claimed Wednesday that 90 percent of Americans support the universal background check gun control he introduced last week. Thompson’s bill, H.R. 8, “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2021” expands retail point-of-sale checks to private sales as well, thereby criminalizing all private gun sales performed without an FBI background check.…

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