Category

Latest

Category

There is now even more active gun control in our country thanks to the laws recently passed in Rhode Island. Two Rhode Island bills have been signed into law: S.2292 and S.2492. The new laws ban bump stocks and also set up what’s known as “red flag laws”…a way of seizing guns from those who are suspected of being “dangerous”. The laws encountered no resistance and were passed unanimously by Rhode Island’s senate, which is controlled by Democrats. Here’s what Governor Gina Raimondo said about the laws she signed into effect: I applaud the General Assembly for standing with our kids, teachers, law enforcement and parents across the state by taking action to strengthen Rhode Island’s gun law. Their action to ban bump stocks and pass a red flag law will make Rhode Island a safer state. Rhode Island’s new bump stock ban would outlaw all sliding style butt-stocks that allow…

Greg Abbott, the Republican Governor of Texas, has been busy these past few days attending a roundtable discussion for three days. The reason for holding the roundtable is in response to the Santa Fe school shooting. The aim is to determine how to prevent future school shootings from happening and how to keep kids safe while in school. When it comes to responses to school shootings lately, the response seems to be to create more gun control laws and limit the rights of citizens even further… However, the 44-page plan that resulted from the roundtable meeting emphasizes school security and mental health treatment for students, and is surprisingly relaxed on gun control. According to Governor Abbott, the 44-page plan is a “starting point, not an ending place. He also said that Texas schools can implement many of the strategies in the plan without needing to wait for legislative approval, and…

The public backlash against bump stocks has come at a huge price. Slide Fire, the largest manufacturer of bump stocks, has recently shut down their website and have stopped operations. The company says that orders placed before May 20 will still be processed and shipped out. The only other thing mentioned on their website is that those who need customer service should email them directly, with a link provided on the page. What could have caused the largest manufacturer of bump stocks to suddenly go belly-up and cease their operations? It turns out that the problem is two-fold. First, Slide Fire has been taken to court in a large number of lawsuits because of the Route 91 Harvest shooting in Las Vegas last October. If you remember that shooting, it left 58 dead and approximately 850 others injured. The attention from this shooting comes not just from the massive amount of…

New York isn’t getting away with their anti-gun agenda with no resistance anymore. Now, even an ammo manufacturer is taking a stand against their attacks on gun rights. New York ordered banks and insurers to review their relationships with the NRA, gun makers, and ammo makers. But instead of sitting back and accepting the harsh treatment, ammo maker Hornday is taking a stand. In response to New York’s call for a “review”, Hornady will no longer sell ammo to New York government agencies. The “review” that was mentioned was called for in April by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Governor Cuomo urged them to think about how ties to gun organizations and makers would “harm their corporate reputations and jeopardize public safety”. His reasoning is flimsy at best. Governor Cuomo is not a banker and should have no concern about any bank’s “corporate reputation”. Cuomo went on to say: New…

Bad news for residents of Boulder, Colorado where a new gun control law that would ban the sale or possession of “assault rifle” firearms was recently signed into law. It also prohibits high-capacity magazines and bump stocks. This applies to several gun models of course, but the emphasis is placed on the AR-15 which has gained an unjust reputation among gun-grabbers of being the spookiest, scariest, most bloodthirsty gun ever made. The Boulder City Council passed the new law with a unanimous vote and the vote was cast after a five hour long meeting where the new bill was being discussed. Almost 150 people signed up to speak at the meeting where they provided their opinions which were either for or against the proposed bill, though only 111 of them actually had the chance to speak at the meeting. One of the Boulder residents who spoke out against the proposed…

The Millcreek Township School District in Pennsylvania is taking a stand against gun violence and is going to fight back…with the most ridiculous and insulting “weapons” you can possibly imagine. In the event that a shooter makes their way into a Millcreek Township School, they’ll be met by a lineup of teachers holding tiny wooden baseball bats that are no more than 16 inches long. Well, that’s their plan anyway. In reality, it’s unlikely that anyone would be delusional enough to fight off someone who has a firearm with a tiny wooden baseball bat that looks more like a toy than a weapon. The Millcreek Township School District has more than 7,400 students and spent around $1,800 on the baseball bats. The result is that roughly 500 teachers are armed with these toy bats and some of them are feeling pretty confident about it. It seemed like a joke at…

California has a strange gun control law that’s preventing new semi-automatic gun models from being introduced to the state. But this law doesn’t fight against guns directly…instead, it requires a special manufacturing process called “microstamping” to be used. Microstamping is a process where a laser engraves microscopic markings onto the firing pin of a gun. The purpose is to make it easier to identify guns and who the guns belong to. However, microstamping is an additional manufacturing process that not all companies are willing to go through. Not only that, but the laser engravings aren’t always accurate and can lead to some non-uniform engravings. All this results in manufacturers not wanting to introduce new guns to California…after all, it’s easier for them to just not deal with the hassles of a new manufacturing problem that’s only required by one state. California’s microstamping law only applies to guns made in 2013…

An alert has recently been issued by Smith & Wesson regarding their M&P 380 Shield EZ model handgun. Apparently, there’s an issue with the thumb safety where it can move from the “fire” position to the “safety” position on its own while firing. The result of this problem is that your gun could suddenly become unable to fire unexpectedly. Supposedly, this problem is somewhat rare and only happens when using ammunition with higher than normal recoil. However, you don’t need to spend any money to deal with this problem because Smith & Wesson is offering to fix the problem for free. Anyone with a gun produced before April 4th can send their gun in to Smith & Wesson and they’ll upgrade the safety at no cost to you. Still not sure if your gun is at risk or if you’re eligible for a free repair? Head over to this page…

Remington is one of the most famous names in firearms, but that doesn’t mean their finances are doing well. In fact, their last financial statement revealed that they were in a large amount of debt and were struggling to find new creditors. Now, it looks like Remington might enter into bankruptcy. Remington owes a massive debt worth nearly $1 billion dollars and would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. This would allow them to continue their operations and bring in revenue while dealing with creditors and the court. To help manage payments between lender and debtor, there is something called an “administrative agent”. Remington named the newly formed Ankura Trust Company as their administrative agent. Ankura specializes in working in “distressed and default situations”. Remington’s bankruptcy plans were supposed to happen sooner, but they got delayed because of a problem with Bank of America. BoA was supposed to be Remington’s original administrative…

If you live in Illinois, you could be seeing three new gun control laws coming up soon. Three bills are in the works right now that would further limit gun rights in a state that’s already unfriendly to gun owners. The three bills are HB-1465, HB-1467, and HB-1468. HB-1465 would prevent sale or transfer of certain guns and gun-related items to those under the age of 21. Specifically, it would work against assault weapons and attachments, .50 caliber rifles, and also magazines that hold more than 10 rounds. The bill was originally introduced in the House, but went through some changes in the Senate. One of the changes allows for those who are already under 21 and own guns to be grandfathered in so they’re exempt from the bill. That would mean anyone who is under 21 in Illinois and already owns guns would get to keep them thanks to…