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Munich: Background Checks, Gun Bans, Licensing Requirements Fail Again

When David Ali Sonboly shot and killed nine people in Munich on Friday, he proved again the impotency of background checks, gun bans, and a whole list of other “stringent” and “restrictive” gun controls, none of which kept him from getting his hands on the pistol he used to slaughter innocents.


9th Circuit Hears California ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban Case

On July 20, a three-judge panel of the United State Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard a case aimed at forcing Attorney General Kamala Harris to clarify California’s “assault weapons” ban, thereby limiting arrests resulting from the law’s ambiguities.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the National Rifle Association's NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during the NRA Convention at the Kentucky Exposition Center on May 20, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.

NRA-ILA’s Chris Cox at RNC: Donald Trump Will Save America by Protecting Second Amendment

During the second day of the Republican National Convention, the NRA-ILA’s Chris Cox explained that this election is about securing the Second Amendment by keeping Hillary Clinton away from the Supreme Court. In no uncertain terms, he made clear that her machinations include reversing District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and gutting the Second Amendment, yet he assured the audience that there is a sure preventative to such travesty–and that preventative is Donald Trump.

Armed officers from the Sheriff's department on patrol near the scene of the crime in San Bernardino, California on December 2, 2015. A man and a woman suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting at a center for the disabled in California were killed in a shootout with police, while a third person was detained, police said. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP / FREDERIC J. BROWN (Photo credit should read

Sheriff Urges Civilian Staff To Arm Themselves For ‘Personal Safety’

In the wake of the heinous shootings of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, the sheriff–Richard Jones, of Butler County, Ohio–reminded his civilian staff to observe and obey all Ohio concealed carry laws, but stressed that being armed is part of the “extra caution” he wants his employees to take at this time.

Gavin Newsom (Nick Ut / Associated Press)

Gavin Newsom Blames NRA for Baton Rouge Police Shootings

California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom responded Sunday to the shooting deaths of three Baton Rouge police officers by blaming “the firearms industry, its spokespeople at the National Rifle Association, and their paid subsidiaries.”