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October 2015

TOP CALIFORNIA OFFICIAL PUSHES AMMO BACKGROUND CHECKS

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Gun control advocates are launching a new regulatory push in California to impose first-in-the-nation instant background checks for ammunition sales, a move that comes as gun violence surfaces as a lightning rod issue in the 2016 presidential race. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democratic candidate for governor in 2018, joined with the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence in announcing…

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NRA CALLS FOR ACTION OVER VERIZON AXING SPORTSMAN, OUTDOOR CHANNELS

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The National Rifle Association issued a statement to its members last week saying that the Verizon FiOS TV service dropped channels that air NRA- and NRA-sponsored shows for political reasons, not financial ones like the cable provider said. “The message is clear: if you differ in opinion about certain issues and lifestyle choices, Verizon doesn’t want your business. Would Verizon…

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SECOND BIGGEST AUGUST FOR NICS BACKGROUND CHECKS ON RECORD

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The adjusted NICS National Instant Criminal Background Check System figures for April 2014 are 1,031,959 checks, the second highest on record in the 17-year history of the program. In the seemingly ever-increasing rise in gun sales under the Obama Administration, the statistics released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation put the number of checks performed in August at 1,745,410, which…

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