Renewed push by Sen. Toomey to criminalize private firearms transfers

Mr. Toomey has consistently said that he’s never stopped looking for a way to get the 60 votes required for the measure to pass the Senate, but he did pause his public push – at least for a while.

First Amendment lawyer Jack Greiner: First Amendment is nonpartisan and might protect the NRA in a recent court case

A recent case from a federal district court in New York reminds us that the First Amendment is a truly non-partisan document.

Ohio House passes ‘stand your ground’ legislation

By a 64-26, mostly party-line vote Wednesday, the Ohio House passed a GOP-sponsored “stand your ground” bill that eliminates any “duty to retreat” before using force in self-defense, shifts the burden of proof to the state in self-defense cases, and loosens a number of Ohio gun-control rules – including allowing individuals to challenge local gun-control ordinances in court.

Gun Control Coming

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who plans to return as Speaker in the next Congress, declared Thursday that gun control will be a priority under the newly elected Democratic majority.

“I do believe, because in this Congress…there is bipartisan legislation to have common sense background checks to prevent guns going into the wrong hands. It doesn’t cover everything, but it will save many lives,” Pelosi said on CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time” as the nation grapples with its latest mass shooting.

“This will be a priority for us going into the next Congress,” she added.

https://thehill.com/homenews/house/415863-pelosi-gun-control-will-be-a-priority-in-next-house

Ohio: House Passes Self-Defense Legislation, Contact Your Senator

Today, the Ohio House of Representatives passed House Bill 228 by a 64 to 26 vote.

Sen. Bob Casey pushes criminalization of private transfers, magazine ban

“We have got to have a universal background check bill that should be in place, a limitation on the magazine so you don’t have one person able to shoot hundreds of bullets in a public place,” explained Casey.

Funds managing $4.8 trillion pressure firearms industry to embrace gun control

The investors, from big public pensions like the California Public Employees Retirement System and the Florida State Board of Administration, to private firms like Nuveen, which manages assets for TIAA, and State Street Global Advisors, released their five principles on Wednesday.

Michael Bloomberg still considering 2020 run

Having spent a fortune to help elect Democrats this fall, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared lifetime allegiance to the Democratic Party and outlined an aggressive timeline for deciding whether to run for president.

Ohio House set to approve ‘stand your ground’ bill

Supporters say that House Bill 228, which also includes a number of other gun-related provisions, would put Ohio in line with about half of the other states by shifting the burden of proof in self-defense cases from the defendant to the prosecution.

D.C. Carry Permits Jump Over 1440 Percent Since District Went ‘Shall Issue’

The number of Washington D.C. concealed carry permit holders skyrocketed a little over 1440 percent since the District lost a key legal battle related to its previous restrictive gun permitting process at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia last year.