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By Benjamin Decatur, Daily Caller A Miami judge ruled Monday that Florida’s new “Stand Your Ground” law is unconstitutional, arguing that the updated law should have been crafted by the Florida Supreme Court, rather than the Legislature. Florida’s original Stand Your Ground law was first passed in 2005, forcing prosecutors to prove by “clear and convincing” evidence …

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Chicago saw approximately 52 people shot over the Fourth of July weekend, a slight decrease from last year’s numbers. Of the 52 people shot over Independence Day weekend, about six people died from their wounds, reports the Chicago Tribune. The first fatal shootings happened late Friday night, in which three men were killed in the South Side Englewood …

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Seattle City Councilman Tim Burgess introduced a bill in 2015 to place a $25 tax on every firearm sold and a 5-cent tax on every ammunition round sold. Since the tax took effect, gun violence has risen and gun sales have decreased, leading to a much smaller payout than the city expected, Fox News Reports. …

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Connecticut Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty told attendees at an LGBTQ Pride Fund event Wednesday that using the term “gun control” turns off 15 percent of men, the Connecticut Post reported. The preferred term should be “gun safety,” Esty said. “Believe me, in the U.S. Congress, we can’t afford to lose 15 percent of any constituency, much …

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Kim Kardashian recently wrote that she wants strict gun control implemented on the American public, but wants to keep her armed security detail at the same time. The infamous sex tape star detailed her reasons on her website a few days ago, and the message is crystal clear: rich and famous people should have the right to …

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One cannot help but experience a bit of schadenfreude what with major parts of England being destroyed all around the country, over and over again.  One thinks automatically, that every time it happens there, it doesn’t happen here. I wonder, though, if there is a reason why it keeps happening over there, and not here …

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A gunman in Orlando opened fire in a business Monday morning killing five people before taking his own life, causing several outspoken gun control activists to immediately turn to Twitter. Coming just a week before the one-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub shooting, yet another mass shooting in Orlando promises to propel the hot button of gun control further into the …

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A common theme among the pro-gun control crowd is to convince millions of Americans that death by firearm has become a pandemic, regardless of whether it the death was accidental, in self defense, murder, or suicide. There have been many studies that disprove the anti-gun stance but regardless of the many facts and sources cited, it never seems …

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  Chicago saw 34 people wounded from gun injuries in a spate a violence over Easter weekend. Twenty-three were shot during just a seven hour period between Saturday night and early Sunday morning, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. The lone death over the weekend happened early Sunday morning. One man shot at two other men, one of whom succumbed to …

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  Eliminating the District of Columbia’s comprehensive handgun ban had almost no effect on homicides committed with or without such firearms in the nation’s capital, according to an analysis by The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group. Nearly 80 percent of all D.C. homicide victims from 2000 through 2007 were killed with a gun, city …

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  An Oklahoma man last week defended himself from home invaders with the same type of rifle that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently ruled Maryland citizens did not have the right to own. The 23-year-old, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, man was jarred awake by the sound of what turned out to be three …

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  Democratic New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand went out of her way Tuesday to prove she knows next to nothing about guns or silencers. Gillibrand is currently trying to stop suppressors from being removed from the National Firearms Act (NFA), and fired off several tweets against the common sense move to protect the hearing of …

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Sean Spicer seemed to suggest that President Trump will take action on his pledge to get rid of gun-free zones at schools and on military bases soon. As a candidate last January, Trump said he would get rid of gun-free zones if elected because he believes they attract mass shooters. Though he has honored many of his campaign …

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David Petraeus is reputed to be on President-elect Trump’s short-list of candidates for the office of Secretary of State, along with former New York City Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, and former Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney. The Trump transition team has said that the list has been whittled down to just four names, but they have only …

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Chicago’s 11th district experienced more shootings in 2016 than some major cities last year, as the violence across Chi-Town rages. Ninety-one people have been killed in Chicago’s 11th district in 2016, reports The New York Times. Total shootings are up about 78 percent in the district from last year, while homicides have risen almost 89 …

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Two days after President-elect Donald Trump eviscerated mainstream media’s most deceitful in a closed-door meeting at Trump Tower, NRATV Commentator Dana Loesch told “NRATV Live” Host Grant Stinchfield “I’m happy, frankly, to see them curb-stomped.” While discussing tantrums thrown by media such as CNN’s Martha Raddatz and Van “#Whitelash” Jones over President-elect Trump’s electoral landslide, …

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In a perfect example of failed gun control, the murder count in Chicago reached 700 this week. It’s the first time since 1998 that the city has seen such high numbers. Joseph Anderson, a black man who died with a gunshot wound to the face, is at least Chicago’s 700th homicide victim for 2016. Jovan Wilson, …

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One of the most often repeated gun myths is that of the gun show loophole. Numerous candidates for political office – on state and national levels – have railed against gun shows, pledged to do away with the loophole and so on. However, as is usually the case, reality is a lot more complicated than …

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The general stifling of academic freedom reared its ugly head again this week, as reports from NJ.com and News12 New Jersey detailed the story of a New Jersey high schooler who was suspended for his participation in a gun-related school assignment. According to the reports, Frank Harvey, a junior at Manville High School in Manville, N.J. …

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Jeff Rodriguez, a survivor of the Pulse nightclub attack in Orlando, says the shooting has given him a new outlook on gun related issues. “I’m still upset more than sad or depressed; I’m angry because I feel robbed, people’s lives were robbed, my friends’ lives were robbed and those of us who survived were robbed, …

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