Chicago has been in the news all year for its sky-high homicide rate. Just last week, we reported that the death toll was rapidly nearing 600. Given all of the onerous gun restrictions on the books, the Windy City is single-handedly proving the futility of gun control.
Yet the city that once banned handguns and concealed carry continues to ban, of all things, toy guns. Amazon shoppers looking to purchase a Cowgirl Playset—consisting of a pink cowgirl hat, toy replica gun and sheriff badge—found out it couldn’t be shipped to the Chicago area.
Apparently, a city municipal code bans the possession of any object that “a person could reasonably perceive as an actual firearm but that is incapable of being fired.” Violators are subject to a $500 fine and up to six months in jail.
Congratulations, Chicago. This latest effort to crack down on little girls’ playtime will, no doubt, have a big impact on the city’s escalating murder rate.
The NRA Quotes Hillary Clinton—And “Politifact” Lackey Rates It “Mostly False”
In a breathtaking example of media political bias and duplicity, the Virginia editor of Politifact claims that an NRA flier—which merely quotes Hillary Clinton at a public event—is supposedly “mostly false.” The flier cites Hillary’s claim that the “Australian example,” in which the Australian government banned, confiscated and destroyed over 640,000 semi-auto rifles and pump-action shotguns, would be “worth considering doing it on the national level.”
You can see exactly what Clinton said here, and you can read what Politifact’s Warren Fiske says about it here, but in summary, Fiske essentially says that Clinton didn’t mean what she said ... or didn’t say what she meant ... or something.
On a campaign stop in Colorado on Monday, Donald Trump Jr., son of the Republican presidential candidate, told listeners about the restrictive gun laws he and others face in his home state of New York.
“I see how quickly that can go. The AR platform that I shoot with and compete with all over the country, I can't even buy anymore in New York," Trump Jr. said, according to a report at KUSA. He added, referring to candidate Donald Trump’s support for the Second Amendment: “Don't let that happen here. We have to be able to stand up for our rights, we have to be able to stand up for the freedoms that make us Americans, and you guys can do this because this isn't a campaign anymore—this is a movement.”
Trump’s comments on his father’s pro-Second Amendment stance come as Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton continues to launch wave after wave of attacks on gun rights and gun owners. Let’s end the threat by casting our pro-gun vote on Nov. 8.
Preemption Legislation On The Move In Pennsylvania
On Monday, the Pennsylvania state Senate passed an important piece of preemption legislation that needs the support of all Keystone State gun owners.
Senate Bill 1330 will now go to the state House of Representatives for consideration.
Gun owners across Pennsylvania have waited long enough for this much-needed reform as they continue to be unduly burdened by local ordinances that violate the current state firearm preemption law. Citizens with no criminal intent should not be placed in jeopardy of running afoul of local restrictions they don't even know exist simply because they have crossed from one municipality to another.
If enacted into law, SB 1330 would strengthen Pennsylvania’s firearms preemption law to further ensure firearm and ammunition laws are consistent throughout the state.
Use Your Power!
NRA’s Institute for Legislative action urges all Pennsylvanians to contact their House members and ask them to support SB 1330. To take action,click here.
Armed Homeowner Stops Intruder
The home intruder was asked to leave. He refused. The homeowner armed himself, then asked again.
This scene unfolded at a residence in Sheridan, Wyo. A couple and two children were asleep after midnight, but were suddenly awakened by the sound of someone breaking into the house. The intruder, whom the couple did not know, was told to leave peacefully.
However, when the home invader kept advancing, the man of the house armed himself with a shotgun. After another warning, “The male resident felt threatened after exhausting efforts to talk the man into leaving the residence,” according to Sheridan police. The man shot the intruder once in the chest, and a short time later he was pronounced dead at a local hospital.
The couple and the children were unharmed. Investigators responding to the shooting determined the intruder had entered the home through an unlocked door.