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Washington Initiative 1639: The signature gathering for gun initiative seems to have been flawed

| August 2, 2018

Washington Initiative 1639: The signature gathering for gun initiative seems to have been flawed At this point, the debate over Initiative 1639 isn’t over whether it will be good law, but whether the law was followed in qualifying it for the ballot. Last week, Secretary of State Kim Wyman certified I-1639, which seeks to raise […]

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A 3D Freakout

| August 2, 2018

A 3D Freakout Legally this whole brouhaha is much ado about nothing.Psychologically, though . . . in one fell swoop, a large number of people have realized that their aspirations for gun control are DOA. They have realized that the technology was well beyond what they had imagined. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Judge’s order backfires as activists rush to share 3D-printed gun designs

| August 2, 2018

Judge’s order backfires as activists rush to share 3D-printed gun designs A judge’s attempt to halt the spread of blueprints for 3D-printed guns backfired Wednesday as the plans spread across the internet, posted and shared by people who said they were determined to strike a blow for free speech, to protect gun rights, or just […]

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Gun-rights activists offer blueprints as 3D-printed weapons fight escalates

| August 2, 2018

Gun-rights activists offer blueprints as 3D-printed weapons fight escalates Amid the row over the release of blueprints for 3D-printed guns, a coalition of gun rights activists has posted plans for 3D-printed weapons online, citing the First Amendment. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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New Jersey: Murphy’s AG wants to keep 3D-printable guns off the Internet. Is it too late?

| August 2, 2018

New Jersey: Murphy’s AG wants to keep 3D-printable guns off the Internet. Is it too late? In an interview with CBS, founder Cody Wilson said it was too late for the government to prevent the spread of the design files to those interested in using new technology to make guns at home. “The debate is […]

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3D Hysteria

| August 2, 2018

3D Hysteria The controversy Tuesday over 3D printable plastic guns was in some ways a perfect microcosm of the gun debate in America—a few points of concern requiring clarity and rational discussion, all overwhelmed by absurd allegations and idiotic rhetoric. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Blocking 3D-Printer Gun Design Publication

| August 1, 2018

Judge Issues Temporary Restraining Order Blocking 3D-Printer Gun Design Publication A federal judge in Seattle issued a temporary restraining order on Tuesday that prevents the publication of online 3D blueprints for plastic yet deadly guns. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Senator blocks bill that would ban release of gun blueprints

| August 1, 2018

Senator blocks bill that would ban release of gun blueprints A Republican senator on Tuesday blocked legislation that would ban blueprints of 3D printed guns from being posted online. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Making a 3D gun is not like hitting the Easy button at Staples, Harrisburg University prof says

| August 1, 2018

Making a 3D gun is not like hitting the Easy button at Staples, Harrisburg University prof says Making a gun on a 3D printer is not like hitting the Easy button at Staples, says a Harrisburg University of Science and Technology professor. It requires engineering know-how and some money. View full story Originally posted at […]

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Trying to Ban 3D-Printed Guns Will Only Make Them More Popular

| August 1, 2018

Trying to Ban 3D-Printed Guns Will Only Make Them More Popular This is called the “Streisand Effect” and is one of the most predictable rules of the internet. Whenever the government (or a celebrity, or a company) tries to censor something, they immediately make it exponentially more popular and widespread than it was in the […]

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Want to build a gun at home? You don’t need a 3D printer

| August 1, 2018

Want to build a gun at home? You don’t need a 3D printer On Tuesday, President Trump tweeted “I am looking into 3-D Plastic Guns being sold to the public. Already spoke to the NRA, doesn’t seem to make much sense.” The president, lawmakers, and many Americans have targeted 3D-printed guns as the latest menace […]

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NRA Statement on 3-D Printers and Plastic Firearms

| July 31, 2018

NRA Statement on 3-D Printers and Plastic Firearms FAIRFAX, Va.— Chris W. Cox, executive director, National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action, released the following statement on Tuesday:   View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Chicago’s gang database needs an overhaul for fairness and accuracy

| July 31, 2018

Chicago’s gang database needs an overhaul for fairness and accuracy One man who filed suit, Donta Lucas, 34, claims he couldn’t get a job as a security guard because he was denied a concealed carry license for a gun as a result of his name being in the database. The gang label, he claims, is […]

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Illinois: Brown, Greene among ‘gun sanctuary’ counties

| July 31, 2018

Illinois: Brown, Greene among ‘gun sanctuary’ counties A quarter of Illinois’ county governments have passed resolutions declaring their county a “gun sanctuary,” including those in Brown and Greene counties. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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Canada: Trudeau says he’s looking abroad for ideas on curbing guns

| July 31, 2018

Canada: Trudeau says he’s looking abroad for ideas on curbing guns The shooting has reignited the debate over gun control across the country. Last week, Toronto city council approved a motion urging the federal government to ban handgun sales in the city, and calling on the province to outlaw the sale of handgun ammunition in […]

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Judge blocks gun control groups’ lawsuit to stop downloadable 3D-printed guns

| July 30, 2018

Judge blocks gun control groups’ lawsuit to stop downloadable 3D-printed guns A federal judge on Friday tossed out a motion from three national gun control groups seeking a last-minute halt to a settlement that would allow for blueprints of 3-D printed firearms to be posted and dowloaded online. View full story Originally posted at http://www.nraila.org/

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The Libertarian Case For Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination

| July 30, 2018

The Libertarian Case For Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination All this goes without mentioning other issues that make libertarian ears ring, ranging from the Second Amendment—he would’ve struck down DC’s gun-registration requirement and ban on semi-automatic rifles, using an historical rather than a “tiers of scrutiny” approach—to a skepticism of broad judicial deference (Chevron, Auer, […]

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Washington Post reporter surprised to discover some guns more dangerous than others

| July 30, 2018

Washington Post reporter surprised to discover some guns more dangerous than others A recent story in that paper cites new research which found a direct correlation between caliber size and shooting lethality. The bigger the bullet a gun fires, those researchers discovered, the more damage it will do to another human being. That’s enough for […]

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New York Daily News’ Anti-Gun Hijinx Stinks as Paper Sinks

| July 27, 2018

New York Daily News’ Anti-Gun Hijinx Stinks as Paper Sinks The New York Daily News announced this week that that it was cutting half of its newsroom staff in response to plummeting revenues and circulation. The once-great paper, a New York institution known for its pithy headlines and tabloid format that commuters found easy to read on buses and […]

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Schumer Goes Full Semi-automatic

| July 27, 2018

Schumer Goes Full Semi-automatic Everybody knows you never go full semiautomatic. That is, except Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and his anti-gun comrades. On July 22, the Senate minority leader decided to fear-monger about homemade 3D-printed firearms following a Justice Department settlement that will permit firearm schematics to be more readily shared online. Wailing that “America is going to get […]

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