2nd amendment

Obama adminstraton says pro-gun Republican Harriet Tubman to grace the $20 bill
In a sense of political correctness turned political irony, the abolitionist and underground railroad conductor will replace Democrat President Andrew Jackson.

Her own personal gun and sword on display at Florida A&M University. By the way, the link image is a Twitter user’s rendition, though that would be a bad-ass picture to use for the new $20.

Why the “online gun sale loophole” doesn’t exist.

Regardless of who you’re buying a gun from online, it cannot be shipped directly to you. Here are the laws and regulations explaining why.

Title 18 US Code § 922 (read paragraph (a), subsections (1) and (2) in particular.)

FedEx’s policy on shipping firearms

US Postal Service’s policy

UPS’ policy

DHL’s policy 

The closest it will be shipped to you is to a nearby licensed dealer, whom you will have to go to to pick it up. As a licensed dealer is now involved in the transaction, they will be required to perform a background check on you before they can give you the gun you bought.

So, again…there is no “online gun sale loophole” to get around background checks. You buy the gun online, it gets shipped to a nearby licensed dealer, and then that dealer is required to close whatever loophole might have been there by doing a background check.

Class dismissed.

Supreme Court reverses stun-gun conviction in Massachusetts
The Supreme Court on Monday reversed the conviction of a Massachusetts woman who was found guilty in 2013 of violating a state law banning private citizens from owning less-than-lethal stun guns.
By The Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com

It may not seem like a firearm related issue but this excerpt was interesting.

“The Court has held that ‘the Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms, even those that were not in existence at the time of the founding’ … and that this ‘Second Amendment right is fully applicable to the States,” the court wrote, citing previous rulings from 2008 and 2010, respectively.