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May 8, 2021: ATF Proposed Rule a Blatant Attack on American Gun Industry

Two weeks ago we reported on a leaked document that appeared to be a new ATF proposed rule to amend several key definitions in federal firearm regulations. On May 7th, ATF published a nearly identical proposed rule on its website. The rule has not yet been published in the federal register, but likely will be on Monday May 10th. That publication will trigger a 90 day comment period where gun owners and members of the firearm industry will be provided with an opportunity to provide input on the proposed rule. The proposed rule, entitled Definition of “Frame or Receiver” and Identification of Firearms, proposes new definitions for the terms “firearm frame or receiver,” “frame or receiver,” “firearm,” “gunsmith,” “complete weapon,” “complete muffler or silencer device,” “privately made …

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April 28, 2021: Exclusive: Biden to urge Congress to pass anti-gun violence legislation in Wednesday address

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden will use his first address to a joint session of Congress Wednesday to pressure lawmakers to confront gun violence, underscoring the administration’s focus on fulfilling a campaign pledge that had been mostly overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic. During his remarks, Biden will reiterate his characterization of gun violence as an epidemic, both in the drumbeat of recent mass shootings and a spike in homicides and gun violence in communities across the country, a White House official told USA TODAY. He will repeat calls for Congress to pass two House bills to strengthen background checks for gun buyers and close the so-called Charleston loophole, which allows gun sales to proceed without a completed background check if three business days have …

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April 23, 2021: Democrats Pushing a Truly Radical Gun Ban Agenda in 2021, and You’re the Target

USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- The fabricated “epidemic of gun violence” is “so severe and so desperate”, and the need “to take action” to address it is so urgent, that Democratic politicians from Joe Biden to Chuck Schumer to Nancy Pelosi to state representatives, mayors, and city council members are using gun control as a lever to try and force the destruction of the Senate filibuster. Of course, there’s not an “epidemic of gun violence,” and the tragedies that these politicians are using to justify their calls, would not – could not – have been prevented or mitigated by the gun control laws they are pushing. But why let reality get in the way of a good crisis? And it’s not that these politicians don’t …

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April 9, 2021: Here’s What President Biden’s Gun Control Executive Orders Mean for the Industry

President Joe Biden campaigned on enacting tough new guns laws, and on Thursday signed a number of executive orders that purport to do just that. Declaring “no amendment in the Constitution is absolute,” Biden also argued his measures don’t undermine the Second Amendment’s guarantee of the right “to keep and bear arms.” Here are the six executive orders Biden signed and what their impact on the firearms industry likely will be. IMAGE SOURCE: GETTY IMAGES. 1. Tightened regulations on homemade firearms Homemade firearms, also called “ghost guns,” are assembled at home from kits or via 3D printing and don’t have serial numbers on them, which makes them difficult to trace. Biden has called these guns a “rising problem,” and wants …

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April 7, 2021: Biden to unveil 6 executive actions to curb gun violence, nominate a permanent ATF director

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden is set to unveil six executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence on Thursday, following a string of mass shootings that has put pressure on the administration to act the president’s long-held campaign promise to tackle gun control. The president also is expected to announce his nomination of David Chipman as the director of the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to senior administration officials. Chipman is an ATF veteran who currently serves as an adviser for the gun control advocacy group named for former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., who survived a 2011 mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, as a congresswoman. The first action will direct the Department of Justice to propose a rule within 30 days …

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March 30, 2021: Why Does Anyone Need an AR-15?

When was the last time you heard that AR-15 assault rifles and other weapons of war have no place on our streets? Will banning or highly regulating all AR-15 rifles make the average citizen safer? And who needs an AR-15 anyhow? I hope to answer these questions, and maybe challenge some pre-conceived thoughts on the topic. The AR15, why does anyone need one? We have wonderful Podcast listeners. Recently R.G. wrote in with a timely question: Hey Guys, Was listening to the recent News episode of the podcast. I had a question for you guys. I’ve been in some discussions with people who ask the infamous question, “Why does anyone need an AR-15?” … One response that I get that I would like …

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March 26, 2021: Biden Threatens Executive Order on Gun Control

In the wake of two mass shootings in the U.S. in a single week, the White House said Friday that President Biden is prepared to issue executive orders to enact gun reform, circumventing the need for a divided Congress to pass legislation. White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters at a briefing that she couldn’t offer an “exact time frame” on when those orders would move off Biden’s desk, but said they were “one of the levers that we can use … to help address the prevalence of gun violence and address community safety around the country.” Biden, however, made clear during his Thursday afternoon press conference that infrastructure rather than gun reform would be his next legislative priority, …

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March 25, 2021: Boulder shooting suspect’s gun looked like a rifle. But it’s a pistol. Experts worry it’s helping people skirt gun laws

Six days before opening fire in a Colorado grocery store and killing 10 people, a 21-year-old suspect in the massacre bought a Ruger AR-556 pistol – a weapon with a controversial history in the national debate over gun regulation. The Ruger looks like a rifle, operates like one, and even takes the same ammunition as the infamous AR-15 that has been used in many U.S. mass killings. But the Ruger is not a rifle – at least, not under current gun laws. Billed as Ruger’s alternative to the AR-15 rifle, the pistol is smaller and more maneuverable than a rifle. It also isn’t bound by the strict regulations that a rifle of its size would, an issue that’s cast light on …

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March 23, 2021: Democrats Hastily Pushing Gun Control After Two Mass Shootings

Democrats in Congress are calling for more gun control legislation following the tragic mass shooting in Boulder, Colo., with some prominent members of the party calling to push legislation through by ending the Senate filibuster. The nation was horrified Monday after 10 people, including veteran police officer Eric Talley, were killed in a mass shooting at a grocery store in Boulder. The suspect of the shooting was captured by police and led out of the crime scene with a bloodied leg. Following the tragedy, many prominent Democrats called for more gun control legislation online, with several eyeing an end to the filibuster to push measures through. “It is long past time for those with the power to fight this epidemic of gun …

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March 22, 2021: More Gun Control Proposed After Atlanta Hate Crime: Easier to Buy a Gun than to Vote is the Justification

On Friday President Biden and Vice President Harris met with community leaders in Atlanta, Georgia, to discuss the recent wave of violence targeting Asian Americans. Democratic Georgia State Senator Michelle Au was part of those talks. She joins CBSN with more on the meeting and why she says a gun control bill she’s sponsoring is the logical next step. Video Transcript – Communities across the country held vigils and protests this weekend demanding justice and calling for an end to anti-Asian racism. The demonstrations come after a gunman opened fire inside several Atlanta area spas, killing eight people. Six of the victims of Tuesday’s attack were women of Asian descent. The US has seen a surge of violent attacks targeting Asian-Americans …