As NRA-ILA pointed out in a weekend update, gun-banners in the Democratic party apparently haven’t learned anything from the devastating loss of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race.
In fact, it appears that Democrats are on the verge of electing Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn.—an avowed opponent of rights for law-abiding gun owners—to Chair the Democratic National Committee. Ellison has made clear that he believes the Democratic Party should not only pursue a litany of severe gun control measures, but that the party should also directly attack the Second Amendment.
During an appearance on the March 21, 2014, episode of HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, Maher challenged Ellison on the Second Amendment, asking, “Then why doesn’t your party come out against the Second Amendment? It’s the problem.”
“I sure wish they would,” Ellison replied. “I sure wish we would.”
Missouri Measure Would Allow Lawsuits Over Gun-Free Zones
A measure filed by a Republican lawmaker in Missouri would provide opportunity for gun owners to sue businesses that ban the carry of firearms for self-defense on their property.
Representative-elect Nick Schroer told the News-Leader.com that his measure, House Bill 96, would apply when a person who is authorized to carry a firearm in the Show Me State, is prohibited from doing so by a business and is then injured by another person or an animal.
The measure states that if an injured law-abiding gun owner could have used a gun for self-defense, he or she could sue the business that had banned firearms on the premises, which “assume(s) custodial responsibility for the safety and defense of any person” on their property who could carry.
Armed Texas Man Stops Home Intruder
A Texas man shot and killed a man trying to break into his house last Thursday night, and police are calling the shooting a case of self-defense.
The Round Rock, Texas, homeowner told police that around 10:30 p.m., he was inside the house with his significant other when they found out her ex-boyfriend was in the backyard. When the homeowner, armed with a gun, went to investigate, the man tried to force his way into the home. The homeowner fired two shots, putting a stop to the home invasion.
Authorities said that at this time they don’t expect to file any charges in relation to the shooting, and the case is being referred to the district attorney’s office.