Gun Control Laws And Opposition


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Newsom Signs Bills Doubling Taxes on Guns and Ammunition, Prohibiting Concealed Carry

The taxation law, which goes into effect in July 2024, will impose an eleven percent excise tax on the goods. The revenue raised will go toward “school safety and violence prevention programs, including initiatives to prevent school shootings, bolster firearm investigations, reduce retaliatory violence, and remove guns from domestic abusers,” the governor’s office wrote in a statement.

Multiple gun-rights advocacy organizations have already joined a Second Amendment challenge to the concealed-carry law, which they say flies in the face of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Bruen (2022). The 6-3 decision held that a New York state law that had been in effect since 1911 requiring that applicants for concealed-carry licenses demonstrate a need distinguishable from that of the general public was unconstitutional and that the ability to carry a handgun in public was a constitutional right guaranteed by the Second Amendment. The Court held that “there is no historical basis for New York to effectively declare the island of Manhattan a ‘sensitive place’ simply because it is crowded and protected generally by the New York City Police Department.”


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I'm waiting for the gun companies to realize retreat is not an option. They need to refuse sales to jurisdictions that want to run them out of business. See how fast the gun control freaks come running, hat in hand, when they can't get guns for the cops.

That is exactly what needs to happen.

No ammo sales either.

No parts.

No service of any kind to anyone connected to the government.


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I knew when Moore was elected that Maryland was in trouble.
With a democrat majority in Annapolis and a political Presidential hopeful in the Governor's mansion there was no other outcome, but to see that Maryland was done for.


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Judge rules California assault weapons ban is unconstitutional, violates Second Amendment

Benitez argued that the 1989 law, which prohibits the ownership of high-capacity, semi-automatic rifles, such as the AR-15, in the Golden State, creates “the extreme policy that a handful of criminals can dictate the conduct and infringe on the freedom of law-abiding citizens.”

“California’s answer to the criminal misuse of a few is to disarm its many good residents. That knee-jerk reaction is constitutionally untenable, just as it was 250 years ago,” he added.

California Attorney General Rob Bonta filed a notice of appeal immediately after the San Diego-based judge’s ruling, arguing that the decision is “dangerous and misguided.”

“Weapons of war have no place on California’s streets,” Bonta said in a statement. “This has been state law in California for decades, and we will continue to fight for our authority to keep our citizens safe from firearms that cause mass casualties.”


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Federal judge’s ruling against California gun ban could impact Illinois' similar gun ban law

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has justified the state’s gun and magazine ban he enacted earlier this year by pointing to several other states with similar bans. However, on Thursday, a federal judge out of California struck down that state’s ban on certain semi-automatic firearms with a permanent injunction.

Among other issues laid out in his 79-page ruling, the judge rejected California’s argument that actual use in self-defense shootings is the relevant metric of “common use,” a similar argument Illinois is making in defending the Land of Lincoln’s gun ban.

“An AR-15 under one’s bed at night is being used for self-defense even when the night is quiet,” Judge Roger T. Benitez wrote.

Benitez gave California 10 days to secure a stay from an appeals court on his permanent injunction before it goes into effect. California appealed to the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals late Thursday.


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The Massachusetts state House of Representatives approved a sweeping gun law that aims at restricting more firearms and cracking down on AR-15-style rifles—after a unanimous coalition of police chiefs in the state publicly opposed it.

The measure, which passed in a 120–38 vote on Oct. 18, prohibits people from carrying firearms into other people's homes without their consent. It also would force major gun components to have serial numbers, which would be registered with the state of Massachusetts, while also expanding the state's "red flag" law that allows a judge to suspend the firearms license of someone who is considered a risk to harming others.

The legislation advanced in response to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling in 2022 that Americans have the Second Amendment-enshrined right to carry firearms in public for self-defense, according to Democrats in Massachusetts, a state that has long had stringent gun laws.

"The Supreme Court’s Bruen decision nullified existing components of our gun laws, threatening the safety of the Commonwealth’s residents. With the passage of this legislation, the House has once again displayed an unwavering commitment to ensuring that Massachusetts remains one of the safest states in the country," state House Speaker Ronald Mariano, a Democrat, said in a recent statement about the measure and the landmark high court decision.