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    Surrounded by Democratic lawmakers Thursday, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam ceremoniously signed several gun-control initiatives. The gun bills were approved in April and went into effect July 1. The laws include expanded background checks, red-flag laws and laws that allow localities to impose stricter gun regulations than state and federal laws. “Today would not have been possible without many Virginians saying, ‘Enough is enough,’ ” Northam said. “I want to thank all who advocated for commonsense gun safety laws,...
    Virginia gun sales surged 157 percent during the month of June as Virginians reacted to coronavirus uncertainties, protests and riots, and the steady growth of gun control under Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D) Democrat-led state government. Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that there were 81,204 firearm transactions in Virginia during June 2020, a 157 increase over the number of transactions in June 2019. The 81,000-plus transactions in June also set the all-time record for more transactions in a single month, since Virginia State Police...
    WASHINGTON - Historic numbers of background checks to purchase or possess a firearm were done in June, a trend in a year marked by uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic, a subsequent economic recession, protests over racial injustice and calls to reduce police funding. FBI numbers released Wednesday show that 3.9 million background checks were conducted last month, the most since the system was created in November 1998 to ensure felons and other prohibited people could not buy or possess...
    A Florida sheriff says he will deputize legal gun owners to “to stand in the gap between lawlessness and civility” if violent rioters come to his county. Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels released a video statement on Tuesday warning that the scenes of violent riots, burning shops and police cars, and toppled statues would not be replicated in Clay County. Daniels said that he and his deputies would defend activists’ right to protest but warned demonstrators against stepping “out from...
    Historic numbers of background checks to purchase or possess a firearm were done in June, a trend in a year marked by uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic, a subsequent economic recession, protests over racial injustice and calls to reduce police funding.FBI numbers released Wednesday show that 3.9 million background checks were conducted last month, the most since the system was created in November 1998 to ensure felons and other prohibited people could not buy or possess a firearm. The previous...
    Historic numbers of background checks to purchase or possess a firearm were done in June, a trend in a year marked by uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic, a subsequent economic recession, protests over racial injustice and calls to reduce police funding.FBI numbers released Wednesday show that 3.9 million background checks were conducted last month, the most since the system was created in November 1998 to ensure felons and other prohibited people could not buy or possess a firearm. The previous...
    Historic numbers of background checks to purchase or possess a firearm were done in June, a trend in a year marked by uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic, a subsequent economic recession, protests over racial injustice and calls to reduce police funding.FBI numbers released Wednesday show that 3.9 million background checks were conducted last month, the most since the system was created in November 1998 to ensure felons and other prohibited people could not buy or possess a firearm. The previous...
    Historic numbers of background checks to purchase or possess a firearm were done in June, a trend in a year marked by uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic, a subsequent economic recession, protests over racial injustice and calls to reduce police funding.FBI numbers released Wednesday show that 3.9 million background checks were conducted last month, the most since the system was created in November 1998 to ensure felons and other prohibited people could not buy or possess a firearm. The previous...
              Historic numbers of background checks to purchase or possess a firearm were done in June, a trend in a year marked by uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic, a subsequent economic recession, protests over racial injustice and calls to reduce police funding. FBI numbers released Wednesday show that 3.9 million background checks were conducted last month, the most since the system was created in November 1998 to ensure felons and other prohibited people could...
    The FBIs system to perform background checks on those seeking to own or possess a firearm processed a record 3.9 million requests, the most in the 22-year history of the program and 200,000 more than the previous record, The Associated Press reported. The system created in 1998 to ensure felons and other prohibited people could not buy or possess a firearm eclipsed the previous high of 3.7 million requests set in March, according to AP. With only six months of 2020...
    Historic numbers of background checks to purchase or possess a firearm were done in June, a trend in a year marked by uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic, a subsequent economic recession, protests over racial injustice and calls to reduce police funding. FBI numbers released Wednesday show that 3.9 million background checks were conducted last month, the most since the system was created in November 1998 to ensure felons and other prohibited people could not buy or possess a firearm. The...
    Historic numbers of background checks to purchase or possess a firearm were done in June, a trend in a year marked by uncertainty over the coronavirus pandemic, a subsequent economic recession, protests over racial injustice and calls to reduce police funding. FBI numbers released Wednesday show that 3.9 million background checks were conducted last month, the most since the system was created in November 1998 to ensure felons and other prohibited people could not buy or possess a firearm. The...
    Eighth Graders Around Westchester Mark Pivotal Leap, Students Essay On Gun Control A Winner
    By Larry Keane Susan Rice, former President Barack Obama’s first U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and later his National Security Advisor, joined Moms Demand Action’s Shannon Watts for the latest in Everytown’s Veepstakes. She hyped her antigun history to the 134 live Twitter viewers, telling them more gun control is needed and 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden is just the guy for the role. But, she added, that wasn’t enough. Gun control needs to sweep Congress too. Praising Biden’s gun control history,...
    In this episode of The Rubin Report, BlazeTV host Dave Rubin spoke with national radio host Dana Loesch about liberty, freedom and civil disobedience in a time of polarizing civil unrest. Dana exposed the hypocrisy of many gun-control advocates who dont want the average citizen to be able to protect themselves with a gun while they hire armed private security for themselves. She said the Second amendment and the right to protect yourself with a gun is something...
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi renewed her push Friday for gun control on the four-year anniversary of the shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. “The men and women murdered at Pulse were there to enjoy an evening of music, dancing and celebration in a place of safety and solidarity; they had the right to live free from the fear of gun violence and hate,” Pelosi said in a statement. “Leader McConnell must listen to the will of...
    After weeks of focusing on a call for police reform, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., renewed her push for gun control Friday — the four-year anniversary of the deadly shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Fla. She noted that the House passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and the Enhanced Background Checks Act to ensure universal background scrutiny, but the Senate has not yet taken the bills up for a vote. On June 12, 2016, a gunman opened fire on an...
    By Larry Keane The Second Amendment is inalienable and there is a perfect storm right now demonstrating its vital importance. There is a constant barrage of attacks on the Second Amendment in “normal” times. These days are hardly normal, given the coronavirus pandemic, near economic standstill of stay-at-home orders and business closures and now rioting. Local law enforcement was already stretched thin when governors and mayors announced they were releasing criminals and prosecutors said they wouldn’t prosecute criminals. It’s no surprise firearm...
    By Larry Keane The Windy City has a serious leadership problem. Amid the coronavirus pandemic and now widespread looting and riots, the violence and crime in Chicago is historically bad. But it is Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s dangerous pleas to citizens that risks even more lives. Criminals Don’t Care Known for having some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, it’s not surprising criminal misuse of firearms is rampant in Chicago. Gun control groups, the Chicago Police Department and Mayor...
    Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, has lost the endorsement of top gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety as her re-election prospects wane. Everytown threw its support behind Democrat Sara Gideon, the speaker of the Maine House of Representatives, after backing Collins in 2014, HuffPost first reported. The leading candidate in the state’s Democratic primary, Gideon is widely expected to win the nomination on July 14 after the primary was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Gideon has been a strong supporter of universal background checks...
    At least 17 people were shot in New York City on Monday — a tally that would be considered high for a weekend day, but is “astronomical” for early in the week, law enforcement sources said. No borough was spared from the gunplay, but Brooklyn saw the most violence with 10 shooting incidents and a total of 12 victims, sources said. “Those numbers would be high for a Friday or Saturday, but for a Monday they are astronomical,” said...
            by Jake Dima  GOP lawmakers wrote a letter to Attorney General William Barr Friday, urging the protection of the firearm rights of the St. Louis couple that saw their guns confiscated after they went viral for defending their home against demonstrators, according to reports. Mark and Patricia McCloskey were seen in a video brandishing a M16A2-style rifle and small handgun outside of their home as demonstrators broke through a private gate and encroached on their property...
              Law enforcement officers in Nashville have arrested yet another felon and charged him with having a firearm. Per the law, convicted felons may not have guns. “The stop of a Nissan Maxima late Thursday night for having an expired temporary license plate has led to the arrest of convicted felon Daizjohn Sawyers, 21 (pictured above), and a 15-year-old for gun and felony marijuana possession,” according to a press release Metro Nashville officials published...
    via Getty Megan Thee Stallion was a victim in a shooting incident involving rapper Tory Lanez over the weekend.  Luckily, no one suffered fatal or life-threatening injuries.  Lanez was arrested following a disturbance outside a house party in the Hollywood Hills in the early morning hours of July 12. According to TMZ, officers responded to the scene and were told by witnesses that people had been arguing inside an SUV before shots were fired in the air, and the...
    At the very least 17 folks had been shot in New York Metropolis on Monday — a tally that might be thought of excessive for a weekend day, however is “astronomical” for early within the week, regulation enforcement sources stated. No borough was spared from the gunplay, however Brooklyn noticed essentially the most violence with 10 taking pictures incidents and a complete of 12 victims, sources stated. Seven of these shot in Brooklyn, together with a 20-year-old man who...