Background checks and other laws that cost millions had little effect because they weren’t enforced

“More than three years later, researchers have concluded that the new laws had little measurable effect, probably because citizens simply decided not to comply and there was a lack of enforcement by authorities.” More…

Gun laws that cost millions had little effect because they weren’t enforced

In Colorado and Washington state, advocates spent millions of dollars, and two Colorado Democrats lost their seats, in the effort to pass laws requiring criminal background checks on every single gun sale. More than three years later, researchers have concluded that the new laws had little measurable effect, probably because citizens simply decided not to comply and there was a lack of enforcement by authorities.

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California gun owners stock up. Brace for shortages and price hikes under new ammo regulations

Beginning January 1, 2018, all California residents will be required to have their ammo shipped to a local DOJ-Approved Ammunition Vendor, where they will be required to complete the appropriate state-mandated paperwork before taking possession of the ammunition. Stock up for eventualities at Top Ammunition Sites. Read More…

California gun owners brace for shortages, price hikes under new ammo regs

Hunters and target shooters in California have been stocking up on ammunition in advance of new state gun regulations that take effect over the next two years. Though the new restrictions on ammunition purchases don’t take effect for another year, retailers say gun owners have been buying more ammo amid uncertainty and confusion over the new laws.

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Reminder in the Field this Hunting Season: Be a Good Steward of the Land

Although most hunters respect the land, property, and wildlife they are hunting, many others do not. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to remind hunters and all outdoor enthusiasts to be good stewards of the land, and respect both private an…

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Although most hunters respect the land, property, and wildlife they are hunting, many others do not. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks would like to remind hunters and all outdoor enthusiasts to be good stewards of the land, and respect both private and public property. The FWP Region 6 Citizens Advisory Committee, recognizing that this is an ongoing issue, raised the need for more public outreach.

Cole Ponds Fishing Access Site Will Have Weapons Restrictions

Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks are initiating a weapons restriction at Cole Ponds Fishing Access Site (FAS) northwest of Saco, starting this 2017 hunting season.

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Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks are initiating a weapons restriction at Cole Ponds Fishing Access Site (FAS) northwest of Saco, starting this 2017 hunting season.

Colstrip man’s massive bull elk is the latest Montana non-typical record

“For many years, Garth Sessions couldn’t understand what his grandfather was talking about when he told him that to be a good hunter, “You just have to be in the right place at the right time.” “What?” Sessions remembers thinking. “That makes no sense.”

“Last hunting season, however, those words of grandpa Thurman rang especially true for his grandson. During the rifle season Sessions shot what has become Montana’s new state record nontypical bull elk, a massive animal that scored 431 7/8.” More…

Colstrip man’s massive bull elk is the latest Montana nontypical record

For many years, Garth Sessions couldn’t understand what his grandfather was talking about when he told him that to be a good hunter, “You just have to be in the right place at the right time.” “What?” Sessions remembers thinking. “That makes no sense.”

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Michael Owen Nails the Gun Debate

“No amount of statistics or facts will sway either side in the gun control debate, because they are all looking for simple solutions to complex problems. The facts of those complex problems are uncomfortable and nobody really wants to come to grips with them.

“For example, we don’t really have a single America with a moderately high rate of gun deaths. Instead, we have two Americas, one of which has very high rates of gun ownership but very low murder rates, very comparable to the rest of the First World democracies such as those in western & northern Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Japan, South Korea. The other America has much lower rates of gun ownership but much, much higher murder rates, akin to violent third world countries.”

Michael Owen Nails the Gun Debate

This is the best commentary I’ve seen on the gun debate ever. And Michael Owen needs to start his own (real) blog: “No amount of statistics or facts will sway either side in the gun control debate, because they are…

“The tough questions are those like, why do we have these two Americas? But that’s an uncomfortable discussion to have. So instead those on the left favor simple minded restrictions that target first world America, with its high gun ownership but very low murder rate, but don’t address the root causes of third world America’s violence at all. Meanwhile those on the right correctly feel their civil rights are constantly threatened, so they are constantly in a state of “better stock up before they finally ban it” and the guns and ammo fly off the shelves. The left’s constant gun control rhetoric is the greatest thing ever for arms manufacturers.”

“Meanwhile, over the past 40 years, while the number of guns in private hands has doubled, the murder rate has dropped by half. The left are constantly prattling about “assault weapons” which are almost never used to commit murders (about 1% of gun murders; all rifles combined are around 3%). More murders are committed with baseball bats than “assault rifles”; the vast majority of gun homicides are committed with handguns, but it’s easier to sell restrictions that target “assault weapons”, even though such restrictions, even if 100% effective, would make no detectable change in the murder rate (especially because of substitution effects). They favor ridiculous measures such as bans on “high capacity magazines”, as if magazines weren’t cheap and easily swapped out in a fraction of a second.”

“The uncomfortable fact is that roughly 80% of the US homicide rate is associated with the drug trade, and the drug trade is violent because the drug war reserves it for violent criminals. We have a system in place where the government subsidizes poverty in urban areas, imposes economic blight in those same areas through heavy taxes and regulations, renders the residents permanently unemployable via the “criminal justice” (sic) system, and creates a lucrative black market in drugs by restricting supply (not to mention increasing demand as people are desperate to escape their circumstances by getting high), meaning the only game in town is often entering the drug trade. The drug trade is violent because those in it have no access to courts to settle disputes. Powerful industries lobby to keep the drug war going; the top spenders are law enforcement unions, the prison industry, big alcohol, tobacco, and pharma.”

“Guns are not the proximate cause of gun violence in the US. Childlike magical thinking and simple “fixes” to complex problems will not work. But it is comfortable, and self-righteousness feels so good. So I expect it to continue indefinitely.”

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House Dems propose bills to stop online ammo sales, ban magazines

“House Democrats have introduced a number of new gun control measures in the wake of a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas. Among the proposals are HR.3962 to ban online ammunition sales, H.R. 4025 requiring gun dealers to report the sale of two or more rifles to the same person in a five-day period, and HR. 4052, which would ban magazines able to hold greater than 10 rounds.” Read more…. Stock up before the next rush at Top Ammunition Sites…

House Dems propose bills to stop online ammo sales, ban mags

House Democrats have introduced a number of new gun control measures in the wake of a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas. Among the proposals are HR.3962 to ban online ammunition sales, H.R. 4025 requiring gun dealers to report the sale of two or more rifles to the same person in a five-day period, and HR.

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Democrats propose ban on high-capacity magazines in wake of Las Vegas attack

“Democrats are planning to introduce legislation to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines in the wake of the Las Vegas attack that left at least 59 people dead and nearly 500 more injured. The proposed ban on the transfer, importation, or possession of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition follows separate legislation to ban “bump stocks”, the novelty device that Stephen Paddock appears to have used to make semi-automatic rifles mimic the rapid fire of a fully automatic weapon.” More….

Democrats propose ban on high-capacity magazines in wake of Las Vegas attack

Democrats are planning to introduce legislation to ban high-capacity ammunition magazines in the wake of the Las Vegas attack that left at least 59 people dead and nearly 500 more injured.

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Sign The Petition “Do not pass H.R.3999” and Contact Your Representatives!

At this time this petition Needs 91,587 signatures by November 11, 2017 to get a response from the White House. Pass it on!

Do not pass H.R.3999 | We the People: Your Voice in Our Government

We must not allow the 2nd amendment to be infringed based on a bill that has been proposed to do exactly that. This bill would not specifically include the infamous “bump stock” used in the Las Vegas shooting. 1.

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