What’s happening in the firearm world?
Washington Examiner: New Jersey governor wants to increase the cost for buying and carrying a gun by 2,000%
“Under Murphy’s budget proposal, the firearm identification card will jump from $5 to $100, the owner’s permit will go up from $2 to $40, and the permit to carry, the largest increase, will go from $20 to $400. For all three licenses and permits, the price would increase by 2,000%.”
Twitter: Kamala Harris promises to take executive action to fight against gun violence within her first 100 days in office
On Twitter, Kamala Harris says “If Congress fails to act on gun violence within my first 100 days in office, here’s my promise to you: I will take executive action to keep our kids and communities safe.”
Elections have consequences.
New York Times: In his own words a retired associate justice of the United States Supreme Court gives his opinion on the Second Amendment
John Paul Stevens is a retired associate justice of the United States Supreme Court and he thinks the demonstrators should seek a different kind of reform… “They should demand a repeal of the Second Amendment.”
Red State: Daryl Fisher, a candidate for sheriff in North Carolina, makes some interesting remarks in this caught-on-camera exchange
“You’ve heard people say you have to pry my gun from my cold dead hands.” The Candidate for Sheriff shrugs his shoulders and continues… “Okay…”
Suggests killing people to take their guns… Daryl Fisher candidate for sheriff in Buncombe County… pic.twitter.com/pKyPATLx1h
— The Red Elephants 🐘 (@RealRedElephant) March 24, 2018
Fairfax, Va.— Chris W. Cox, executive director of the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), released the following statement on Friday:
“YouTube is now in the business of political posturing and censorship. Millions of Americans watch YouTube videos every day to learn more about the safe and responsible use of firearms, and those videos show law-abiding gun owners participating in lawful behavior. By banning this content, YouTube is engaging in politically motivated censorship and alienating the millions of people who turn to the website for education and training. Currently, anyone can go to YouTube and watch a video to learn how to make a bomb, yet the company wants to ban videos depicting lawful gun use? It’s absurd. This new policy runs counter to the American traditions of open dialogue and tolerance for diverse opinions and firmly plants YouTube, and its parent company Google, against the freedoms so many Americans hold dear.”
The “STOP School Violence Act of 2018” (H.R. 4909) passed on Wednesday, March 14th. This new legislation provides funding for training students, teachers, school administrators and local law enforcement to identify early warning signs that a person is a threat to themselves or others. “This important bill will help stop school violence before it happens,” said Chris W. Cox, executive director, NRA-ILA. “Identifying individuals at risk for violence is a critical part of securing our schools. This bill will give communities the tools they need to stop school violence through early intervention.”