More than ever, firearms, firearms accessories, and firearms ownership are generating all sorts of news, both pro and con. The Chronicle staff sees thousands of news, social, video, and blog items each week, and we’ve selected a handful we believe are worthwhile to read, and supplied direct links to the items below so you can check them out for yourself.
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(Newsmax.com) — The conservative group FreedomWatch is suing the White House task force that led to the gun control proposals offered by President Barack Obama Wednesday. FreedomWatch’s suit is based on the argument that the White House group conducted illegal meetings with lobbyists without public notice that’s required. The suit, which was filed in Florida federal court, seeks to eliminate the task force and prevent any of its proposals from becoming law, The Hill reports.
Sen. Cruz Blasts Emanuel’s Anti-2A Tactics
(CCRKBA.org) — The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today congratulated Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) for a letter he sent to bank officials and two major firearms manufacturers that blasts the strong arm tactics of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who is pressuring the banks to cut off lines of credit to gun makers. In his letter to officials at Bank of America and TD Bank, and the CEOs of Sturm, Ruger and Smith & Wesson, Sen. Cruz observed, “We (in Texas) do not accept the notion that government officials should behave like bullies, trying to harass or pressure private companies into enlisting in a political lobbying campaign.” He sent a copy of the letter to Mayor Emanuel.
‘I Need You In The Game’: Wis. Sheriff Tells Residents To Learn How To Use A Gun To Defend Themselves
(TheBlaze.com) — Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. has a message for residents: learn how to use a gun. With budget cutbacks putting a strain on law enforcement, simply calling 911 might not cut it in a life-or-death or situation, Clarke said in a new radio ad this month. Safety is “no longer a spectator sport,” he says. “I need you in the game.”
Background check bills get traction on the Hill
(USAToday.com) — A bipartisan coalition of senators is working on a proposal to strengthen and expand background checks for potential gun purchasers in an attempt to break the partisan gridlock holding up regulations on gun ownership.
Hesperia Lawmaker Backs Bill To Fund Firearms Training For Teachers
(CBSLA.com) — A Southern California lawmaker was expected Wednesday to introduce legislation that would help train teachers and other school personnel on how to safely carry weapons on campus as a deterrent against school shootings.
Sandy Hook hearing reveals sharp divide on gun control
(CNN) — His voice wavering, Mark Mattioli wiped away tears as he recalled the day his 6-year-old son died when a man wielding an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle broke into Sandy Hook Elementary School and began shooting.
NRA: Gun control proposals “will fail”
(CBSNews.com) — Banning some assault weapons and requiring background checks for all firearms purchases aren’t a serious attempt to reduce gun violence, a top National Rifle Association official warned Tuesday as Congress geared up for the year’s first hearing on the subject.
Angry Gun Control Debate Does Collateral Damage
(Townhall.com) — The Great Gun Debate shows American political discourse at its irrational worst; with both left and right promoting panic and hysteria that distracts attention from the nation’s truly menacing problems.
Sheriff’s PBA blasts SAFE ACT
(TimesUnion.com) — The Saratoga County Deputy Sheriffs’ Police Benevolent Association has leaped into the political arena to oppose the SAFE ACT signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The 105-member union recently sent Cuomo and legislative leaders a letter expressing their outrage over the newly enacted gun laws.
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