On July 30, John Swartz, owner of JJ’s Sporting Goods in Saint Johnsville, New York, announced his store would no longer sell guns to Muslims, based on the difficulty of discerning who is radical and who is non-radical.
On July 31, US District Judge Jackson Kiser lifted a 14-year injunction barring the state of Virginia from banning Confederate flag license plates.
Speaking from the presidential campaign trail on August 1, Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) pledged more pardons for law-abiding citizens charged with carrying guns they legally purchased and possessed in states other than New Jersey.
Calls for more gun control almost always follow a public crime or terror attack in which the attacker–or attackers–use a gun. Yet many of the most infamous attacks take place in gun free zones–places where law-abiding citizens disarm themselves to comply with the rules while criminals take advantage of disarmed masses and open fire.
Following the shooting that left two dead at a Lafayette theater during a July 23 showing of Trainwreck, comedian Amy Schumer received an open letter imploring her to join the fight for gun control fight. The letter also urged her
On Saturday, hundreds upon hundreds of people from Georgia arrived at Stone Mountain, the nation’s largest Confederate memorial, to show their support for the Confederate flag. It is interesting to note that the location for this rally. Stone Mountain itself has been targeted in the anti-Confederate hysteria that began sweeping the certain parts of the country following the attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June.
Breitbart News previously reported that on April 24 Judge Murray Snow both refused to recuse himself from a “racial-profiling” case involving Sheriff Joe Arpaio and ordered US Mashals to go to Arpaio’s office to seize documents and hard drives.
This week, police in Willimantic, Connecticut, became the first officers in the state to use the “less-lethal” FN 303 guns.
On July 29, Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery issued an opinion in which he said private companies sponsoring events in Tennessee parks cannot ban citizens with concealed carry permits from carrying guns.
On July 31, Judge William Orrick blocked further release of videos exposing Planned Parenthood’s involvement in selling heads, livers, and other parts of unborn children after partial birth abortions are performed.
Lieutenant Commander Tim White has now confirmed that he opened fire on alleged gunman Mohammad Abdulazeez during the July 16 attack on Marines and Sailors in Chattanooga.
On July 31, alleged Charleston gunman Dylann Roof pleaded “not guilty” to 33 federal charges, including hate crime and gun charges.
On July 30, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) launched a campaign to pressure Apple into removing the popular pistol-shaped emoji from the iPhone platform.
An attorney for the fiancée of the mystery man whose body was discovered in an SUV on Palisades drive says the “6.5 tons of ammunition” police found in the man’s home will “likely be destroyed.”
On July 29, Baltimore counted its 42nd homicide of the month, tying the “historic high” reached in May of this year.
Florida’s chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is suing Florida Gun Supply owner Andrew Hallinan for banning Muslims from his business in the wake of Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez’s alleged July 16 attack on two separate military centers in Chattanooga.
On July 27 The Seattle Times ran a column highlighting so-called flaws and loopholes in the National Instant Criminal Background Check (NICS) system for gun purchases and suggested the system will not work correctly as long gun sales by a “private party” are allowed.
On July 28 the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals vacated an injunction against Florida’s “Firearms Owners’ Privacy Act”–a law that prevents doctors from asking patients about gun ownership, guns in their homes, etc.
When gun scholar John Lott met Barack Obama for the first time in 1996, he said Obama told him, “I don’t believe that people should be able to own guns.”
On July 28, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) admitted his latest gun control push is “going nowhere” because there is zero support for his new gun control push among the Republicans who control the Senate.
On July 29, former Buckeye Police Chief Dan Saban announced he will run against Sheriff Joe Arpaio for the position of Maricopa County Sheriff in 2016.
In the week since John Russell Houser allegedly shot and killed two people in Lafayette, Louisiana’s Grand Theatre, gun sales in the area have risen and concealed carry applications are “through the roof.”
When Minnesota dentist Walter J. Palmer shot a lion during a recent hunt in Zimbabwe, he says he had no idea the animal was “Cecil,” a 13-year-old lion who served as a “major tourist draw at Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park.”
On July 26 a Hillview, Kentucky, man was arrested and charged with “first degree criminal mischief and first degree wanton endangerment” after shooting down a drone that was “hovering” over his property.
Less than a week after John Russell Houser allegedly opened fire inside a Grand Theatre in Lafayette, Louisiana, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), called on their colleagues to join together and pass more regulations on gun shows.