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Monday, April 25, 2016

NRA Member Detains Suspect In Police Manhunt

When a car fled a routine traffic stop outside Gaston, S.C., it was the start of a high-speed chase that went on for roughly 10 miles. Sheriff’s deputies eventually punctured the car’s tires and caused it to crash; while a passenger remained in the car and was handcuffed, the driver evaded pursuit on foot. But he made a mistake by fleeing onto the property of a gun owner.

According to WYFF, the nearby homeowner had been informed that there was a manhunt in progress when he spotted the suspect on his land. The armed citizen, who reportedly holds a concealed-carry permit and is an NRA member, confronted the suspect and detained him at gunpoint until authorities arrived. “I just knew I wanted to get him in a place that he couldn’t run and he couldn’t come at me or my wife,” said the homeowner. Deputies acknowledged that the armed citizen’s intervention sped the arrest of the suspect.


Hillary Clinton Holds Up Connecticut As Gun-Control Example For Nation

Back in 2013, when Connecticut passed into law a 138-page gun-control package, we covered what made the move such a slap in the face of the Second Amendment. Now it shouldn’t be a surprise that whatever is bad for gun owners is good enough for Hillary Clinton. In an appearance in Connecticut, where she is campaigning in advance of tomorrow’s primary election, the presidential candidate said that she wanted the rest of the United States to follow its lead.

“I’m really proud that your leaders here in Connecticut have shown the way,” said Clinton. “That’s why what happened here in Connecticut really needs to be a model.” For supporters of the Second Amendment, it’s a perfect example of why Hillary Clinton simply can not be elected president of this country.


Federal Bill Would Defend Due Process For Prospective Gun Buyers

Amidst reports that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is overwhelmed by the sheer volume of new firearm purchases—and that the FBI has apparently stopped processing appeals of denials—one legislator is working to guarantee that would-be gun purchasers who are wrongfully denied will receive a fair chance to set things straight. Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn., authored H.R. 4980, the Firearm Due Process Protection Act, to establish a 60-day deadline for the FBI to respond to such an appeal. It also establishes an avenue of legal recourse if no action is taken within these 60 days.

Many NICS denials occur because of misinformation in records that simply needs to be corrected. Rep. Emmer said of his legislation, “Two months is a reasonable amount of time to run a background check and correct false information. Above all, citizens must always have recourse when denied a fundamental right.”


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