smokingchamber

rss feed

smokingchamber's Latest Posts

Washington: Gun Bills to Go Into Effect

| July 26, 2019

Washington: Gun Bills to Go Into Effect On July 28th, the following anti-gun bills will go into effect in Washington: View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

Continue Reading

June 2019 Bullet Magazine

| July 26, 2019

June 2019 Bullet Magazine Click Here to Read More View full story Originally posted by NYSRPA.ORG.

Continue Reading

Virginia: Submit Comments on Gov. Northam’s Proposed Gun Control

| July 24, 2019

Virginia: Submit Comments on Gov. Northam’s Proposed Gun Control The Virginia State Crime Commission is now accepting public comments on Governor Ralph Northam’s proposed gun control bills ahead of its August 19th and 20th hearings on these policy proposals.  During the July 9th special session, the General Assembly directed the Commission to hold these hearings and report back […]

Continue Reading

Kentucky: State Senator Damon Thayer Receives NRA-ILA Defender of Freedom Award

| July 24, 2019

Kentucky: State Senator Damon Thayer Receives NRA-ILA Defender of Freedom Award On August 16, 2019, state Senator Damon Thayer (R-17) will receive the Defender of Freedom Award from the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action in recognition of his tireless efforts to defend liberty and protect the interests of law-abiding gun owners and sportsmen […]

Continue Reading

California: Injunction Filed to Stop California Ammunition Sales Restrictions

| July 23, 2019

California: Injunction Filed to Stop California Ammunition Sales Restrictions On Monday, July 22, CRPA with support of NRA, filed a motion requesting an injunction against enforcement of California’s recently implemented ammunition laws. The injunction is part of the case Rhode v. Becerra, filed in April of 2018, where lead Plaintiff and gold medal Olympian shooter Kim Rhode and other Plaintiffs have […]

Continue Reading

NYC Makes Second Bid to Shake Off Supreme Court Scrutiny

| July 22, 2019

NYC Makes Second Bid to Shake Off Supreme Court Scrutiny Apparently cognizant of the risks of pressing ahead with the defense of its nonsensical and extreme firearm law, New York City has now ramped up its arguments that the legal challenge to the law is “moot” and no longer merits the intervention of the United […]

Continue Reading

Highly Touted Study Tests Non-Existent Policies, Uses Deceptive Data

| July 22, 2019

Highly Touted Study Tests Non-Existent Policies, Uses Deceptive Data A study published in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics this week generated considerable media attention that focused on the purported finding and not the underlying research design: View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

Continue Reading

Kamala Harris is Preparing to Govern by Executive Order

| July 19, 2019

Kamala Harris is Preparing to Govern by Executive Order Sen. Kamala Harris is leading the pack of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates when it comes to outlining executive action she would take if she were elected and her proposals were thwarted by Congress. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

Continue Reading

Levi Strauss Sticking with Gun Control Push Whether Customers Agree or Not

| July 19, 2019

Levi Strauss Sticking with Gun Control Push Whether Customers Agree or Not Levi Strauss joined hands with the gun control lobby in the Fall of 2018 and is sticking to their guns whether customers agree or not. On September 4, 2018, Breitbart News reported that Levi Strauss was launching a million dollar gun control campaign. […]

Continue Reading

Oregon: Initiative Filed to Restrict Self-Defense

| July 19, 2019

Oregon: Initiative Filed to Restrict Self-Defense On July 18th, Initiative Petition 40​ was filed in Oregon to restrict the Second Amendment rights of law abiding adults by imposing a broad, one-size-fits-all method of storing firearms.  This egregious attack on our freedoms uses virtually the same language as the failed Initiative Petition 44 from 2018 as well as […]

Continue Reading

NRA-PVF Endorses Michael Watson for Mississippi Secretary of State

| July 18, 2019

NRA-PVF Endorses Michael Watson for Mississippi Secretary of State The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is pleased to announce its endorsement of Michael Watson for Mississippi secretary of state in the 2019 primary election.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

Continue Reading

The Latest: Police: Man Fatally Shot During Holdup Attempt

| July 18, 2019

The Latest: Police: Man Fatally Shot During Holdup Attempt Phoenix police say a 19-year-old man fatally shot a knife-wielding robber attempting to steal his car at a gas pump outside a convenience store early Wednesday morning. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

Continue Reading

Dems Open to Killing Filibuster in Next Congress

| July 18, 2019

Dems Open to Killing Filibuster in Next Congress Democratic leaders are opening the door to eliminating the 60-vote legislative filibuster if they recapture the Senate majority in the 2020 elections. The future of the filibuster has emerged as a divisive topic in the crowded 2020 presidential primary field, which includes a half-dozen Democratic senators. View […]

Continue Reading

New Jersey’s New “Smart Gun” Law is a Disaster in the Making

| July 17, 2019

New Jersey’s New “Smart Gun” Law is a Disaster in the Making As soon as New Jersey’s new Democratic governor, Phil Murphy, arrived in office he began working with the Democratic majority in the legislature to pass onerous gun control laws. Not satisfied with that effort, he’s now rolled out a new package of legislation […]

Continue Reading

Lake Murray burglary calls new gun law into question

| July 17, 2019

Lake Murray burglary calls new gun law into question A burglar who attacked and stabbed a Lake Murray man today during an early-morning confrontation in the victim’s house was fatally shot moments later by the wounded homeowner’s adult son, according to San Diego police. This particular case is leading people to question the logic of […]

Continue Reading

Gun license gets chilly response

| July 17, 2019

Gun license gets chilly response More than half of Illinois’ 2,351 federally licensed gun dealers haven’t applied for state licenses required by the new Illinois’ Firearm Dealer License Certification Act, which takes effect today. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the state’s Firearm Dealer License Certification Act on Jan. 18 after taking office. Lawmakers held the measure […]

Continue Reading

Anderson Co homeowner who shot intruder: ‘I didn’t want that to happen, but I had no other choice’

| July 16, 2019

Anderson Co homeowner who shot intruder: ‘I didn’t want that to happen, but I had no other choice’ Anderson County deputies are investigating after a homeowner said he has to shoot a man to defend his family when the intruder forced his way into his Williamston home. Deputies said they were called to the home […]

Continue Reading

Virginia: Crime Commission Hearing Dates Set

| July 16, 2019

Virginia: Crime Commission Hearing Dates Set As directed by the General Assembly during the July 9th special session, the Virginia State Crime Commission will be holding hearings on August 19th and 20th to evaluate Governor Ralph Northam’s proposed gun control bills.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

Continue Reading

Alleged knife-wielding home intruder shot by resident in Utah

| July 15, 2019

Alleged knife-wielding home intruder shot by resident in Utah An alleged intruder was shot and injured Saturday night after breaking into a home in Lehi, police said. About 8:40 p.m., officers were dispatched to 391 N. 900 East on the report of a burglary in progress, according to a statement from Lehi police. The 20-year-old […]

Continue Reading

California: Legislature Breaks for Summer Recess

| July 14, 2019

California: Legislature Breaks for Summer Recess The California Legislature has recessed for the summer and will return August 12 from the break. Last week, the following actions were taken by the Senate Public Safety Committee, Senate Natural Resources, and both the Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committee.  View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

Continue Reading