Missouri: Anti-Gun Attempt to Hijack Bill Fails

Last week, an attempt was made to hijack House Bill 1350 with an anti-gun amendment offered by Senator Jill Schupp (D-24) to criminalize private firearm transfers.  HB 1350 is a bill related to background check requirements of in-home service providers and personal care attendants, and is completely unrelated to firearms.

California: Firearm-Related Hearings Scheduled for Next Week

On Monday, March 19, the California Department of Justice (DOJ) will be hosting a public hearing on the proposed regulations regarding the serialization of home-built firearms.  On Tuesday, March 20, there are several firearm-related bills scheduled to be heard in their respective policy committees.  

Kroger censors gun magazines

Kroger confirmed that it will stop selling assault rifle-themed publications, while noting it would continue to sell other gun magazines.

Resident objects to gun-toting school mascot

“If they see a statue with a gun they’re going to think, ‘Okay, that’s appropriate, we can do that to our other schools,’” said Linda Virissimo, who lives in San Diego. “If other kids see that they’re going to think that’s okay for their schools to have a gun, but it’s not.”

The Science of Gun Policy

The Rand Corporation, a “research organization that develops solutions to public policy challenges to help make communities throughout the world safer and more secure, healthier, and more prosperous,” released an ambitious review of existing firearms-related research earlier this month. This was the culmination of two years and a million dollars of effort.  The “Rand researchers evaluated thousands of studies to assess the available evidence for the effect of 13 common gun policies on a range of outcomes…” 

Disgust With Hollywood’s Antigun Activism Unifies Americans in Nationwide Poll

Based on the results of a Zogby Analytics poll released earlier this month, Second Amendment supporters may have a counter-intuitive message for virtue-signalizing Hollywood heavyweights pledging their support for restrictive firearm laws: keep up the good work!  Gun control is gaining renewed social currency in some circles in the wake of the Parkland, Fla. tragedy. Hollywood, to no one’s surprise, has eagerly jumped on the bandwagon, with stars, starlets, and studio honchos displaying their usual self-importance and grasping desire for the spotlight.