The Obama administration, after failing to get gun control passed on Capitol Hill, has resorted to using its executive power to try to put some in the firearms industry out of business, House Republican investigators say. The assertion is included in a report recently released by California GOP Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Citing internal Justice Department documents, the committee concluded that the administration used a program known as Operation Choke Point to target legal companies that...
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Lawmakers reacted to the Santa Barbara shooting by announcing plans Tuesday for a bill to create a “gun violence restraining order.” The bill would establish a system in which concerned relatives, intimate partners or friends can notify police about someone showing a propensity toward violence, so police can investigate and seek a judge’s order to seize that person’s firearms and prevent any purchases. Current law lets that process start only when therapists notify police that a client is at risk of committing a violent...
Come Tuesday, owners of assault weapons in New York will be faced with a choice: Register those firearms with the state or potentially face a felony charge. Some gun owners have long threatened to ignore a requirement to register assault weapons under the SAFE Act, a set of strict gun laws approved by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers last year. With the registration deadline set for Tuesday, they’ll soon have their chance. “We are not asking our members what they are going to do, nor are we advising them what to do,” said Tom...
A couple of years ago we opined that the anti-gun establishment had found a loophole for the Second Amendment and that rather than targeting the banning of all firearms, they would instead turn their attention to ammunition. The government’s most recent efforts to reduce open market availability through taxation, individual purchase restrictions and a massive stockpiling effort by the Department of Homeland Security has forced ammunition prices to nearly triple, while also dwindling supplies of many popular calibers. But they’re not done yet.
Starbucks Corp. Chief Executive Howard Schultz issued an open letter asking customers not to bring firearms into its stores, responding to growing pressure from both sides of the gun debate over its policies. Starbucks stopped short of banning guns outright, as some retailers have done, with Mr. Schultz saying it doesn’t want to put its employees in the position of confronting armed customers.
While gun control advocates claim that their initiatives are solely designed to protect our children and keep guns out of the hands of criminals, the following discussion between three New Jersey state Senators reveals their real motivations.
Never one to let a crisis go to waste, Senator Harry Reid has introduced a new bill that would require background checks for anyone purchasing “explosive materials” or “powders” commonly used to manufacture ammunition and fireworks.