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NRANews Commentator Colion Noir lays out why politicians turn to gun control rather than tackling the real hard issues facing crime plagued inner cities.

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals finally ruled in the Peruta Case.  Originally, a three judge panel ruled that Sheriffs did not have the authority to arbitrarily refuse to grant permits to most citizens who applied for them, invalidating the “good reason” excuse that Sheriffs were using.  San Diego appealed to the full court.  That appeal was heard about a year ago.  The en banc court ruled  yesterday that there is no Second Amendment right for members of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public.” Andrew Langer president of the Institute for Liberty, an organization dedicated to promoting freedom and individual rights was on NRANews Cam and Company yesterday and discussed the ruling with host Cam Edwards.  He said the court deliberately bypassed California’s current infringement of Second Amendment rights. The dissent describes the decision as an “elaborate straw man argument” with regard to the “good cause” requirement. Langer says that the manner in which the decision was made is politically cynical. He questions whether the judges began writing the decision following the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The video below is about 25 minutes but is worth the time to watch.

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Last week, Connecticut Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis allowed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Remington, Camfour Inc., and the East Windsor Gun Shop to move forward.  The suit was brought by families of the victims of the Sandy Hook School shooting.  Previous attempts to hold firearms manufacturers accountable for the actions of third parties have been stopped by the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act.  The defendants in this case have asserted that the Act does not apply here as well.  The attorneys for the family believe they have found an exception known as a “negligent-entrustment claim”. Under that type of claim, a seller can be held liable for supplying a product to a person it reasonably could have known posed a risk to themselves or others.  According to the Wall Street Journal, Judge Bellis didn’t consider the merits of the claims by the families in her ruling.

One of the plaintiffs in the case wrote in USA Today that the case is not against manufactures, but against the AR-15 Rifle.

This case is not about all gun makers; it’s about the AR-15. Remington’s targeted marketing makes military-style massacres accessible to unscreened civilians. The company’s strategy is responsible for the Sandy Hook massacre. The families have a right, even a responsibility, to hold it accountable.

If that is the case, then why do FBI data show that Rifles/shotguns are used in only a small number of violent crimes compared to other weapons?  Fists are used to kill in twice to almost three times as many murders than rifles.  Even anti-gun law professor Adam Winkler admits that going after semi-automatic firearms will do nothing to reduce crime.

In the below video, author and columnist Frank Miniter talks about the lawsuit with NRANews.com Cam and Company host Cam Edwards. Miniter addressed the point about the AR-15 rifle and discussed how it is the single most popular semi-automatic rifle in the nation.

Originally aired on Cam & Co 04/21/16.

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A couple days ago, Washington Post Blogger Erik Wemple reacted in dismay that a network personality, in this case S.E. Cupp, who is paid by CNN for her opinions, would appear in a magazine ad for the NRA:

Her participation in an NRA advertisement, however, isn’t opinionating so much as advocacy. Agreeing on general terms with the NRA about gun rights, the media and many other topics is one thing. Another thing is advancing its membership agenda. By doing that, she aligns herself not only with the group’s gist but also with its lobbying tactics, its fundraising strategies, its approach to handling press inquiries, its Web site design, its color choices in its shooting range. Everything! She’s taking her affiliation with CNN and channeling it toward the proprietary agenda of a Beltway special interest.

I wonder if Wemple would have reacted the same way in 2005 when CBS 60 Minutes correspondent Mike Wallace appeared at a Brady Campaign fundraiser?

Cupp spoke with NRANews.com’s Cam Edwards about the non-controversy:


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NRA Commentator Natalie Foster talks about what she tells her friends who are not necessarily gun friendly, when they ask her why she carries concealed.

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Yesterday, the Washington Post had this article where District of Columbia Police Chief Cathy Lanier said she isn’t worried about law abiding citizens being able to carry firearms in the District, but being able to provide security for the dignitaries and special events in the area.  One has to ask, if she isn’t worried about law abiding citizens using firearms to commit crimes, why would she worry about them being a security threat?  It also appears the chief may have come off the gun ban reservation with her comments about law abiding citizens carrying firearms not being a criminal threat.  That’s not what we usually hear from those wanting to restrict our rights.

Lanier also questioned the position that armed citizens have a deterring affect on crime:

“When Heller came out in 2008, people said, ‘Oh, street crime’s going to go down.’ Well, Heller only allows you to have a handgun in your home, and guess what happened? Burglaries went up. So I don’t know that there’s any valid debate on the crime side. My one focus, really, now is going to be security of our dignitaries in those really highly sensitive large events.”

NRA News’ Cam Edwards talked about this yesterday (and suggested was throwing the gun control crowd under the bus) and he said when he went back and looked at the numbers, he had to wonder what the chief was talking about because while robberies were higher in the first part of 2008 than they were for the same period in 2007, the Heller decision did not come out until June of 2008, and the final robbery numbers for ’08 were lower than the final numbers for 2007.  He said they were also lower in 2009 than in 2007.  While robberies did spike in 2010, they went down again in 2011 and were lower than 2007.

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If you needed any more evidence that the stakes couldn’t be any higher in the November 5th elections, consider this:

Anti-gun billionaire New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is dropping $1.1 million dollars into the Virginia governor’s race.  This money will pay for a relentless stream of attack ads against NRA-PVF’s endorsed candidate for governor, Ken Cuccinelli.

Why would the Mayor of New York City care who the next Governor of Virginia is?  Because this race is part and parcel of Bloomberg’s nationwide efforts to buy elections to ensure as many anti-gun lawmakers as possible are elected to office.

It should come as no surprise then, that Mayor Bloomberg’s preferred candidate in this race is Terry McAuliffe.  After all, McAuliffe:

  • Supports a ban on commonly owned rifles, pistols and, shotguns;
  • Supports a ban on standard-capacity magazines;
  • Wants to re-impose the failed and discredited one-handgun a month gun rationing scheme;
  • Wants to make it a crime for you to transfer privately-owned firearms, between many family and friends, and;
  • Stands shoulder-to-shoulder with Obama and Bloomberg in working to destroy your constitutional Right to Keep and Bear Arms!

Because of his hostility toward the rights of Virginia’s lawful gun owners, NRA-PVF has rated Terry McAuliffe as an “F”—a grade he has more than earned!

Of course, Bloomberg is threatened by the prospect of Ken Cuccinelli being elected as Virginia’s next governor, because Ken Cuccinelli always has been a staunch defender of your Second Amendment rights.

  • As Virginia’s current Attorney General and a former state senator, Ken Cuccinelli has an outstanding, life-long record of supporting our Second Amendment rights.  Ken Cuccinelli doesn’t just talk the talk, he has walked the walk in defending freedom!
  • Ken Cuccinelli voted to protect citizens’ fundamental right to self-defense during a declared state of emergency by protecting against government confiscation of lawfully-possessed firearms.
  • Ken Cuccinelli voted to protect the private information of concealed carry permits which has been abused by the anti-gun media and criminals in other states.
  • Ken Cuccinelli voted to maintain uniform protections for gun owners throughout the state.
  • Because of his commitment to our rights, Ken Cuccinelli has an “A” rating and is endorsed by NRA-PVF.

The choice for Second Amendment voters in Virginia on November 5th couldn’t be more clear —VOTE FOR KEN CUCCINELLI FOR GOVERNOR!  Visit http://www.nrapvf.org/defeatmcauliffe for additional information on this race.

defeat Terry McAuliffe

Electing Ken Cuccinelli as our next governor will take more than just your vote on November 5th.  Here are some other critically-important steps you must take to protect your Second Amendment rights:

  • Educate your family, friends and fellow firearm owners on the stark differences between the two candidates and ensure they vote for Ken Cuccinelli on November 5th!
  • Print and distribute the attached flyer throughout the pro-Second Amendment community.
    • This flyer contains contact information for NRA-ILA’s Campaign Field Representatives (CFRs). Our CFRs are working in strategic locations throughout Virginia to ensure gun owners are actively engaged in our grassroots efforts to turn out the pro-gun vote on November 5th.
    • Please make sure you contact the CFR nearest to you to assist with his/her efforts and encourage your family, friends and fellow firearm owners to do the same.
Please print and distribute the attached flyer to your family, friends, and fellow firearm owners to make sure they understand the clear choice Virginia gun owners have in this year’s elections.

James Lee

Chesterfield, Powhatan
James Morton

Newport News
Trey Ramsey

Augusta, Rockingham
Terry Durkin

Buchanan, Wise
Lexy Rusnak

Northern Virginia
Jacob Champion

Bedford, Amherst
Raney Quirk

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In her latest video for NRANews, Creator of “Girls Guide to Guns” Natalie Foster talks about how to get over a fear of guns.

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National Review Online’s Jim Geraghty joined Cam Edwards on NRANews.com yesterday to discuss, among other things, Democrat candidate for Governor Terry McAuliffe’s comments related to gun control.

It’s clear that McAuliffe believes being out front on gun control will not hurt him.  It’s up to gun owners to prove him wrong. Geraghty is right, this is going to be a low turnout election and gun owners can make a difference in that environment, when we get out and vote.

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Yesterday, Cam Edwards of NRANews.com talked about the Richmond Times Dispatch article from the weekend that detailed how firearm sales have hit record numbers over the past seven years while violent crime committed with a firearm has declined 28%.

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