Rep. Pete King is the first Republican to sign on to the assault weapons ban – New York Daily News

King himself leans only slightly Republican…

King stepping forward could encourage other Republicans to do so and prod Democrats in districts that have partisan makeups similar to King’s district, which leans only slightly Republican.”It might give cover to some other Republicans, it might give some incentive to Democrats,” King said of his move.

Source: Rep. Pete King is the first Republican to sign on to the assault weapons ban – New York Daily News

Liz Warren Vows to Tax Gun Owners Back to the Stone Age with Radical Anti-Second Amendment Agenda | VodkaPundit

If elected, Warren promises to raise taxes on firearms and ammo purchases by 30% and 50%, respectively. That’s on top of her plan for federal licensing for gun ownership — presumably with a federal database of who owns what — expanded background checks, and a renewed ban on “assault-style” weapons.

Warren revealed her plans at the Gun Safety Forum in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, an event organized by Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety.

Source: Liz Warren Vows to Tax Gun Owners Back to the Stone Age with Radical Anti-Second Amendment Agenda | VodkaPundit

Joe Biden Repudiates the Founding Fathers on the Reason for the Second Amendment

“Folks, don’t apologize at all about the Second Amendment,” Biden advised, explaining how the amendment allows for limitations on who can own a weapon and what type. “These guys will tell you, the tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots. Give me a break.”

“Can you go out and buy a flamethrower? Can you go out and buy an F-15?” he added. “If you want to protect yourself against the federal government, you’re going to need at least an F-15.”

Source: Joe Biden Beclowns Himself (Again) as He Repudiates the Founding Fathers on the Reason for the Second Amendment

2nd Amendment doesn’t mean California must allow semiautomatic rifles, judge rules – SFChronicle.com

The judge cited congressional findings that semiautomatic rifles have a rate of fire, 300 to 500 rounds per minute, that makes them “virtually undistinguishable”from machine guns, and that they are the “weapons of choice” for gangs, hate groups, and “mentally deranged persons bent on mass murder.”

https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Second-Amendment-doesn-t-allow-semiautomatic-14152233.php

FBI STUD: Overstock CEO says FBI encouraged him to have a sexual relationship with Russian spy Maria Butina

“But I was told where the orders came from, and the orders came from high enough that I accepted the orders. I just want America to know that I didn’t lay a finger on her that second time.”

Byrne said this second phase with Butina lasted until March 2017, and that he was swept up in “political espionage,” meeting with the FBI to discuss her.”

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/overstock-ceo-says-fbi-encouraged-him-to-have-a-sexual-relationship-with-russian-spy-maria-butina

Cory Booker: Americans should be ‘thrown in jail’ if they won’t give up their guns

Cory Booker said he backs legislation that would get Americans “thrown in jail” for owning “assault weapons” if they do not hand them over in a buyback program in which they would be sold to the government.

Booker, a senator for New Jersey and 2020 presidential hopeful, said that incarceration would be an option after a “reasonable period” following the buyback offer.”

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/cory-booker-americans-should-be-thrown-in-jail-if-they-wont-give-up-their-guns

NY State Expected To Drop SAFE Act-Related Charges Against Veteran

“I got fired from the job I had when I got arrested. I was also under consideration for a job with the federal government, and I was told I was no longer under consideration, because of the arrest. I tried to get back on active duty with the Marines and was turned down. And with all that has happened, there was no ruling in my case on whether the SAFE Act is unconstitutional or not.”

https://bearingarms.com/tom-k/2019/07/08/ny-state-expected-drop-safe-act-related-charges-veteran/

Noncompliance Kneecaps New Zealand’s Gun Control Scheme – Reason.com

“As of last week, only around 700 weapons had been turned over. There are an estimated 1.5 million guns—with an unknown number subject to the new prohibition on semiautomatic firearms—in the country overall.

Traditionally relaxed in its approach to firearms regulation, and enjoying a low crime rate, New Zealand has no firearms registration rule. That means authorities have no easy way of knowing what guns are in circulation or who owns them.”

https://reason.com/2019/07/08/noncompliance-kneecaps-new-zealands-gun-control-scheme/