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Posted 1 year ago in Government gun rights by Aaron Kase  
ABA Hears Stand Your Ground Testimony in Philadelphia

The American Bar Association heard public testimony in Philadelphia Thursday from activists, lawyers and public officials on Stand Your Ground laws. The forum was the third of four regional hearings the ABA is hosting to collect input for its national Stand Your Ground Task Force. Most of the testimony in Philadelphia came from people opposed to the expanded self-defense laws, which have spread to nearly half the country over the past decade. “These things seem like they should be common …

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Posted 2 years ago in Editors Picks gun rights by Aaron Kase  
State Dept. Orders 3D-Printed Gun Plans Taken Offline

Shortly after an anarchy advocate successfully tested a plastic gun fabricated using 3D printing technology, and then distributed the plans on the internet, the U.S. State Department had the plans pulled due a possible violation of an international arms treaty. Cody Wilson, a law student at the University of Texas, and self-described anti-statist, printed a handgun called the “Liberator” and successfully fired it. The gun is completely made out of plastic assembled by a 3D printer, with the exception of …

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With Terror Suspect Nearby, Would Bostonians Feel Safer With Guns? [Video]

An armed, terror suspect was on the loose the Boston suburbs, putting a million people in lockdown. Before Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was captured Friday night, authorities instructed residents to stay in their homes, behind locks and deadbolts, and to open their doors only to a uniformed police officer with proper credentials. The scene raised the question:  Would Bostonians feel and be safer if more of them had guns in their homes? The question comes at the end of a week when …

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Posted 2 years ago in Editors Picks gun rights by Aaron Kase  
Senate Rejects Bill To Close Gun Background Check Loophole

The U.S. Senate today rejected a bill that would have closed a major loophole in federal gun laws by subjecting firearm purchases made at gun shows and online to background checks. Currently, only purchases made from federally licensed  gun dealers require that buyers be cleared through the  FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System. Analysts estimate that 40 percent of all gun sales are not subjected to checks.  The background check amendment received a majority 54-46 vote in favor, but …

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Posted 2 years ago in Crime by Aaron Kase  
Straw-Purchaser of Gun Charged in Death of Colo. Prison Chief

A Colorado woman is facing straw-purchasing charges for supplying a gun to the man suspected of murdering the head of the state corrections department. Stevie Marie Vigil was arrested for buying a handgun and then allegedly transferring it to Evan Ebel, who police believe used it to shoot and kill Tom Clements, executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections. Ebel, 28, is also suspected of killing a Domino’s Pizza driver before he was killed himself in a shootout with …

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