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Dwarfing all other states, FBI data show Illinois had 4.6 million background checks for guns in first seven months

by Greg Bishop
The Center Square

Illinois leads the nation in illegal gun crime so, naturally law-abiding citizens find the greatest need to prepare to defend themselves.  Thus the state leads the way in legal firearm checks.

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Thomas, Kavanaugh lament ‘decade-long failure to protect the Second Amendment’

by Tyler Olson
Fox News

“Supreme Court Justices Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanagh on Monday admonished their fellow justices for letting Second Amendment cases languish in the lower courts in a dissent to the tribunal’s decision not to take up a gun rights case.  The last major Supreme Court cases to decide gun rights issues were McDonald v. Chicago and D.C. v. Heller, both of which came out more than a decade ago,” according to Fox News.

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Gun range can open despite Virginia governor’s executive order, judge rules

by Matthew Barakat
The Washington Times

“An order issued by Lynchburg Circuit Judge F. Patrick Yeatts says federal and state protections on the right to bear arms outweigh any emergency authority held by Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam to order the gun range closed,” according to The Washington Times.

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Number of background check requests for gun transactions breaks records in March as coronavirus lockdown took effect

by Dan Petrella
Chicago Tribune

As virus adds to social uncertainty, Illinoisans increasingly turn to firearms for security.  Democrat Gov. Pritzker admits, “We wanted to make sure that people had the ability to protect themselves if they needed to,” according to the Chicago Tribune.

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California Scheming: Lawmakers, Judges Threaten 2A Rights

by Cam Edwards
Bearing Arms

“The fight over the right of California residents to acquire firearms and ammunition during the coronavirus pandemic is playing out in courtrooms and the statehouse in Sacramento. On Tuesday, a Los Angeles judge, upholding a decision by the mayor declaring that firearms retailers must close, while a state assemblyman from L.A. is asking Gov. Gavin Newsom to order a statewide shuttering of gun stores,” according to Bearing Arms.

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Priorities: Virginia Governor Signs 5 Anti-Gun Bills into Law

by Chris Eger
Guns.com

“Virginia Governor Ralph Northam on Friday signed the vanguard of a phalanx of gun control legislation into law, to the cheers of anti-gun advocates.  Northam, a Democrat who ran for office with the endorsement and support of gun control groups backed by billionaire former New York Michael Bloomberg, took advantage of a narrowly shifted blue polarity in the state legislature to get the package of bills to his desk. The measures include a so-called ‘red flag’ gun seizure law, expanded background checks on all gun sales, a law penalizing gun owners who had their firearms stolen, and rationing handgun sales to one per month,” according to Guns.com.

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VA Governor Signs Universal Background Checks, Gun Rationing Bill

by AWR Hawkins
Breitbart News

Virginia Governor Northam (D) effectively outlaws private firearm sales by requiring background checks…also sets monthly  limits on handgun transactions to one per month, according to Breitbart News.  He called these “commonsense solutions” while failing to acknowledge they would have done nothing to prevent recent Virginia shootings.

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