In a remarkably strong showing, the FBI’s National Instant Background Check System (NICS) reportedly processed more than 687,000 background checks during “Black Friday” week, including more than 26,000 on Thanksgiving Day, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Total for the week leading up to what has traditionally been called “Black Friday,” the day after […]
‘Cracking Down on Gun Violence’ Requires More than Money, Talk
Only a couple of hours after the Tacoma, Washington City Council “invested thousands of dollars toward cracking down on gun violence in its streets,” a 29-year-old woman was found fatally shot, in a crashed car on the city’s waterfront, a grim reminder that it takes more than money and “creating work groups, and finding best […]
Bloomberg Opens Campaign Offices in 40 States
Billionaire anti-gun crusader Michael Bloomberg has opened campaign offices in 40 states, deploying 2,100 campaign workers, including 53 in Washington State, according to the Seattle P-I.com. One of the cities where a Bloomberg office has opened is Tacoma, but the wealthy candidate was a no-show at the Tacoma office, where Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards served […]
Will ‘Second Amendment Tax’ Spread Across, Beyond Washington State?
What rights activists are calling a “tyranny tax” has been adopted by the Tacoma, WA city council despite heavy opposition. (Dave Workman) Anti-gun-rights politicians in Washington State have a new weapon in their effort to discourage gun ownership: a gun and ammunition tax that financially penalizes law-abiding gun owners for crimes they did not commit, […]
Could Other Newspapers Learn from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Editorial Board?
UPDATED: In what some might consider a stunningly frank editorial, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette verbally spanked Mayor Bill Peduto this week following the city’s loss in its attempt to create its own gun control laws—a reaction to last year’s tragic Tree of Life Synagogue shooting—in spite of Pennsylvania’s Uniform Firearms Act. That’s the Keystone State’s preemption […]
Tacoma, WA Council Postpones Controversial Gun Tax Vote
The Tacoma, WA city council postponed a vote on a controversial gun and ammunition tax until Nov. 12. There is huge public opposition to the tax. (Dave Workman photo) Faced with an overflow, standing-room-only audience of alarmed and energized gun owners and rights activists, the Tacoma, WA City Council has delayed a vote on a […]