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Fewer Americans prioritizing new gun laws compared to peak after Parkland shooting: poll

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/550661-fewer-americans-prioritizing-new-gun-laws-compared-to-peak-after

Fewer Americans support prioritizing new gun control laws compared to a peak in 2018 after the shooting in Parkland, Fla., according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll released Wednesday.

Fifty percent of Americans say passing new gun control legislation should be a priority, a drop from 57 percent in 2018, which represented a high-water mark for the issue after the fatal shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

Meanwhile, 43 percent of Americans said protecting the right to own guns should be a bigger priority, a jump from 34 percent three years ago.

The survey comes as the nation reels from a string of mass shootings. After a lull in gun violence in 2020 during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, high-profile shootings in Atlanta, Indianapolis, Boulder, Colo., and elsewhere have thrust the issue of gun control back into the national spotlight.

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Posted by Dial H For Hero | Wed Apr 28, 2021, 02:52 PM (1 replies)

Illinois judge rules FOID card 'unconstitutional'

https://khqa.com/newsletter-daily/illinois-judge-rules-foid-card-unconstitutional

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — An Illinois judge has ruled that Illinois' Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) card law is unconstitutional.

The 2017 case, The People of Illinois vs. Vivian Claudine Brown, comes after Vivian Brown was accused of possessing a firearm without a FOID card.

Brown argued that she "was a law-abiding person charged with possessing an otherwise lawful firearm without a FOID card solely within the confines of her home and that requiring her to go through the FOID card process unconstitutionally infringed upon her fundamental right of self-defense in this 'most private of areas.'"

White County Judge T. Scott Webb agreed.

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Good.

Posted by Dial H For Hero | Tue Apr 27, 2021, 09:55 PM (67 replies)

Maryland trooper fatally shoots teen armed with airsoft gun

Source: UPI

April 14 (UPI) -- Police in Maryland said they are investigating a trooper-involved shooting that resulted in the death of a 16-year-old boy armed with an airsoft gun and knife.

Maryland State Police on Tuesday identified the slain teen as Peyton Ham of Leonardtown, Md., located about 56 miles south of Washington, D.C.

Authorities said police received two separate 911 calls within minutes of each other at around 1:30 p.m. concerning a man acting suspicious and possibly armed, Maryland State Police said in a statement.

According to a preliminary investigation, the state trooper shot Ham in a Hollywood Road driveway.

Read more: https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2021/04/14/Maryland-trooper-fatally-shoots-Petyon-Ham/7711618376630/
Posted by Dial H For Hero | Wed Apr 14, 2021, 08:50 AM (142 replies)

Man, a steal! Rare Superman comic sells for record $3.25M

https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/man-steal-rare-superman-comic-224450462.html

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the few copies of the comic book that introduced Superman to the world has sold for a super-sized, record-setting price.

The issue of Action Comics #1 went for $3.25 million in a private sale, ComicConnect.com, an online auction and consignment company, announced Tuesday.

It narrowly bested the previous record for the comic, set in the auction of another copy in 2014 for slightly over $3.2 million.

The comic, published in 1938, “really is the beginning of the superhero genre," said ComicConnect.com COO Vincent Zurzolo, who brokered the sale.

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Posted by Dial H For Hero | Wed Apr 7, 2021, 11:56 AM (2 replies)

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signs law allowing permitless handgun carry, purchase

https://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2021/04/02/iowa-kim-reynolds-signs-law-allowing-no-permit-carry-purchase-handguns-conceal-carry-constitutional/6965689002/

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has signed a law allowing people to buy and carry handguns in Iowa without a permit, fulfilling a longtime goal of gun rights advocates.

The law, which some advocates call "constitutional carry," will take effect July 1.

"Today I signed legislation that protects the 2nd Amendment rights of Iowa’s law-abiding citizens while still preventing the sale of firearms to criminals and other dangerous individuals," Reynolds, a Republican, said in a statement after signing the measure Friday afternoon.

Democrats and gun violence prevention groups say the law will roll back background checks on handgun sales between private citizens. That's because, under current law, Iowans must pass a background check to obtain a permit to carry or acquire a handgun before they can legally buy one in a private sale.

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Posted by Dial H For Hero | Sat Apr 3, 2021, 12:40 PM (8 replies)
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