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  1. No NFA Firearm

    Folks it's not often that we get a firearm that we’re excited about, and that we feel like falls in an innovative category. Let’s face it: Everybody’s making an AR-15, a lot of people are making 1911s, and a lot of people are not making striker-fire handguns. This particular weapon, and we’re gonna call it a weapon, we’re gonna call it a firearm, because it’s not a shotgun even though it resembles one. What we’re gonna be doing is, we’re gonna do a review on this thing, because it classifies by the ATF’s definition as a firearm. Again, it’s not...
  2. Columnist Pushes for Passage Gun Control Laws Regardless of Effectiveness

    When shooting sprees occur, such as the events last week in Florida, it’s more important we just do something than it is that the response is timely or effective, according to columnist Jill Lawrence. “As both sides in the gun debate mobilize for a possible second act on Capitol Hill, could we please retire the argument that taking step X on guns wouldn’t have prevented tragedy Y?” Lawrence wrote in 2013 in an article reproduced this week to try to sway the new Florida-inspired debate on gun control.
  3. It's Gun "Reform" the media instantly use this new term

    Heard this twice on the radio just this morning. Like Global Warming became Climate Change, Gun Control will now be Gun Reform.
  4. Republican Congressman Calls for Raising Minimum Age to Buy AR-15s [Carlos Curbelo]

    Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.), who filed legislation banning bump stocks — which allows gun owners to turn semi-automatic weapons into automatic weapons, told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” on Tuesday that he supports raising the minimum age to buy semi-automatic weapons, like the one used in the Florida school shooting. “I also support raising the minimum age. If an 18-year-old, a 19-year-old can’t buy a handgun — oh, and by the way, they also can’t buy a beer at a restaurant — why can they buy these powerful long guns that are capable of inflicting so much damage as we saw...
  5. More Americans Than Ever Support Stricter Gun Control Laws, Poll Finds for stricter gun control laws is at an all-time high among American voters, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. Those in favor of stricter gun legislation outnumber those opposed by a measure of more than two-to-one, according to the poll........among gun owners, with 50% in favor and 44% not, according to the poll....
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