Top 10 High Powered Headlines: August 9, 2014

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The following is a recap of the most popular gun news headlines from the week of August 4 through 8, 2014.

Remington R51 Pistols Exchange and Relaunch

We previously reported that rumors were circulating that Remington might kill the R51. Since then, Remington has issued an official statement announcing the redesign and relaunch of the R51 in October. Remington states that anyone who purchased an R51 may return the pistol for a new one.
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Boston Police Commissioner Does Not Think Citizens Need Shotguns or Rifles

Since the Massachusetts Senate rejected a law that would give police chiefs sole discretion in denying or accepting citizens right to carry, law enforcement agencies have expressed their displeasure. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says, “…For the most part, nobody in the city needs a shotgun. Nobody needs a rifle.”
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Missourians Vote on the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Missouri residents who voted on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 said “yes” to Constitutional Amendment 5 solidifying Missouri citizens’ rights to keep and bear arms. Sixty-six percent of voters agreed to have an amendment written into Missouri’s Constitution. Part of the amendment reads, “The rights guaranteed by this section shall be unalienable. Any restriction on these rights shall be subject to strict scrutiny and the state of Missouri shall be obligated to uphold these rights and shall under no circumstances decline to protect against their infringement.”
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Rumor Mill: GLOCK’s Single-Stack 9mm

Lenny Magill, owner of The Glock Store in California, said in interview with that he hears the single-stack 9mm GLOCK is coming later this year.
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Associated Press Finds Flaws in Colorado Gun Control Laws

Last year, Colorado hastily passed a universal background law suspecting to process 420,000 applicants to buy a firearm, with a $3 million budget to implement the new law. However, the Associated Press has found that since the law passed, only 13,600 background checks have been requested. In response to the Associated Press’ findings, a spokeswomen for the NRA, Catherine Mortensen said it “Calls into question lawmakers’ access to accurate information on not only this, but all firearms-related legislation.”
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Senate Bill 3659 Referendum on Cook County, Illinois November Ballot

Citizens of Cook County Illinois will be asked on the November ballot if they agree with Senate Bill 3659, Illinois Public Safety Act banning assault weapons and enacting a universal background check. Voters will be asked “Shall the Illinois General Assembly enact the Illinois Public Safety Act (Senate Bill 3659) which would require universal background checks for firearm transfers and prohibit the sale and transfer of assault weapons, assault weapon attachments, and high-capacity ammunition magazines?” In which a space will be provided for them to answer. Cook County board president, Toni Preckwinkle says, “Requiring universal background checks and banning semi-automatic assault weapons and high-capacity magazines are simple common-sense measures which should be enacted at the State level.”
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Washington, D.C. Gun Carry Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

The five-year court battle of Palmer v. District of Columbia is over. On Saturday, July 26, 2014, a federal judged ruled the ban of carrying firearms outside the home is unconstitutional. Judge Frederick Scullin Jr. said, “there is no longer any basis on which this court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny.”
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Florida Court Upholds Privacy Law

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in Florida recently upheld the state’s Firearm Owner’s Privacy Act in which doctors cannot ask patients about firearm ownership unless it is essential to the patient’s treatment. Dr. Wollschlaeger, along with the American Academies of Pediatrics and American College of Physicians filed a lawsuit rejecting the Privacy Act in 2011. The court wrote, “The essence of the Act,” the court wrote, “is simple: medical practitioners should not record information or inquire about patients’ firearm-ownership status when doing so is not necessary to providing the patient with good medical care.”
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South Carolina Sheriff Urges Citizens to get Guns

Harnett County, South Carolina Sheriff Larry Rollins encouraged citizens to arm themselves in a community meeting Monday, August 4, 2014 after a wave of violent crime. Rollins says, “I want my deputies at your house just as fast as they can when you got a problem, but you better be able to take care of business until we get there if you have to protect your family.”
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Taurus CEO Fired

Taurus fired CEO Mark Kresser early yesterday morning. The news comes as a surprise, as Taurus has been busy successfully rebranding itself. Recently, the Brazilian company CBC, the same holding company who also owns Magtech and Sellier & Bellot ammunition, bought Taurus.

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  1. Washington, DC. Gun Carry Ban Ruled Unconstitution?

    There is a 90-day put in place, until a ruling can be made. On September 23, 2014.

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