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March 17, 2020: ATF Arrests Florida Man for Selling “Lightning Link”

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms has arrested a Florida man for selling a piece of metal engraved with the outline of a “lightning link” that turns a semi-automatic AR-15 into a fully automatic machine gun. The ATF’s move comes alongside a similar crackdown on 80-percent receivers and an ongoing debate about the legality of 3D-printed guns. In each case, federal regulators have made contradictory and unilateral decisions about the point at which a piece of metal or plastic becomes a regulated firearm or accessory. Kristopher J. Ervin, 40, was arrested March 2 and indicted Thursday on a charge of possessing an unregistered machine-gun conversion device, according to the Florida Times-Union. Ervin’s company, AutoKeyCard, operated under two domains, www.autokeycards.com and …

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March 16, 2021: Feinstein at it again.

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) is at it again. She has again introduced legislation to ban the most popular selling centerfire rifle in America. She wants to bring California-style gun control to the rest of America. Here’s her problem… with 21 million background checks for the sale of a gun last year, America doesn’t want it. Sen. Feinstein introduced S. 736, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021. It was joined by a companion version in the U.S. House of Representatives, H.R. 1808, introduced by U.S. Rep. David Cicilline (D-R.I.). Not a single Republican senator or representative has signed onto either bill. The bills would be far-reaching, expanding the failed 1994 Assault Weapons Ban, also written by Sen. Feinstein and then-Sen. Joe Biden when he was a …

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March 17, 2021: Hate Crime Targeting Asians Results in Multiple Murders in Atlanta

A man captured in Georgia on Tuesday night is suspected in three shootings at Atlanta-area massage parlors or spas that killed eight people, officials said. Four people were killed in Cherokee County, north of Atlanta, around 5 p.m., and four women died in two shootings in Atlanta less than an hour later, authorities said. The four killed in Atlanta appeared to be Asian women, as were two of the victims in the Acworth community of Cherokee County, officials said. The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office did not provide additional details or identifying information about the other victims. Officials have not disclosed a suspected motive. Robert Aaron Long, 21, was arrested, Cherokee County sheriff’s Capt. Jay Baker said. Atlanta police said Tuesday night …

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March 16, 2021: Ammo Shortages Impacting Concealed Weapons Courses and Firearms Training

  Mar. 16—When David Brown sets up his vendor booth at the annual gun show in Mitchell each spring, he typically has seven tables of ammunition for sale. At this year’s gun show that was held over the weekend at the Davison County Fairgrounds, Brown barely had enough ammo to fill up two tables. Since the pandemic swept the country, ammo has been flying off the shelves, leading to one of the biggest shortages Brown has ever witnessed. After the election of President Joe Biden, a Democrat, the shortage has intensified to levels that have some gun and ammo retailers worried about the survival of their businesses. “This certainly isn’t the first time we’ve seen ammo shortages, but it’s one …

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March 13, 2021: Carjacking Thwarted by Situational Awareness in Jacksonville, FL

A recent carjacking attempt in Jacksonville, Florida shows us the value of situational awareness, quick thinking, and fast cars. Draper Younce, a Naval officer, got a nasty surprise in a parking lot. A man ran from around the side of an apartment building and pointed a handgun at him while he was sitting in his Tesla Model 3 talking on his phone. “The first thing I said was, ‘No, man, I’m not getting out of the car,’” Younce told FOX Business. “And the second thing I said … ‘this is a Tesla, you can’t steal a Tesla.’” What the would-be robber didn’t know was that the whole thing was caught on the vehicle’s eight cameras. While the cameras were originally added …

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March 15, 2021: House Passes New Gun Legislation

The U.S. House Representatives, with the urging and support of Joe Biden, passed two bills on Thursday – H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446 – that would usher in a sweeping overhaul of how firearms are bought and sold in the U.S. Neither would impede criminals, who overwhelmingly obtain their firearms outside normal channels of lawful commerce. But together they would transform the constitutionally protected right to obtain firearms into a privilege administered at the whim of anti-gun bureaucrats. To understand why these bills are so consequential, it’s important to understand how retail firearm sales work under existing federal law. Currently, the primary means by which the federal government regulates firearms is through a network of licensed dealers (FFLs) making commercial sales. Anyone who repetitively …