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Fact-checking a claim about mass shootings and gun-free zones

In the wake of mass shootings at the Pulse night club in Orlando and at the Fort Lauderdale airport, Florida lawmakers are expected to act on a …

Trump Repeals Rule Designed To Block Gun Sales To Certain Mentally Ill People

President Trump signed a measure into law Tuesday that rescinds an Obama-era rule aimed at blocking gun sales to certain mentally ill people.<p>The GOP-majority Senate passed the bill by a 57-43 margin earlier this month, following a House vote to overturn the rule.<p>The Obama administration policy …

Gun rights aren't at risk in gun-safety laws that protect children's lives: Jack D'Aurora (Opinion)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Florida pediatricians had a good day in court recently when the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down, on First Amendment …

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The gun industry just hit a "Trump slump"

Trump Signs Bill Revoking Obama-Era Gun Checks for People With Mental Illnesses

President Donald Trump quietly signed a bill into law Tuesday rolling back an Obama-era regulation that made it harder for people with mental illnesses to purchase a gun.<p>The rule, which was finalized in December, added people receiving Social Security checks for mental illnesses and people deemed …

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Gun owners say they buy for protection, but harm is more likely

Tracy Lawrence was making coffee around 6 a.m. one day last June when he glanced out a window and, to his shock, saw two teenagers casing his yard in …

Civil Rights Is Now a Gun Safety Issue: Hate and Guns in Trump’s America

Last week, an armed White man, whose racism had been legitimized and emboldened by Donald Trump’s rhetoric since the beginning of his Presidential campaign, entered a bar in Olathe, Kansas, and shot two Garmin engineers from India, shouting “Go back to your country.” Adam Purinton killed Srinivas …

Guns in America: House Passes Bill to Allow Gun Sales to Mentally Ill Vets

<i>Updated</i> | Twelve House Democrats joined their Republican colleagues Thursday in voting in favor of a bill that would require a judge to first rule if …

Gun rights supporters see political tide shifting in their favor

After years of restrictive gun laws being imposed across the country during the President Obama years, gun rights advocates are seeing the tide turn in their favor.<p>Since President Trump assumed office earlier this year, more than a dozen states have introduced pro-gun legislation. The bills have …

Potential shift in the battle over gun rights under Trump WH

Conceal carry gun bill would allow states to cross-honor permits

A gun owner crossing state lines with a legally registered firearm can land in prison under what critics say is a “patchwork” of laws that have little to do with public safety.<p>A bill working its way to President Trump’s desk could change that, by allowing gun owners who are allowed to carry …

Trump quietly signed bill making it easier for mentally ill people to obtain guns hours before Congress address

President Trump didn't once talk about guns throughout his entire speech to the joint session of Congress — but he had, hours earlier, signed a bill …

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Trump Axes Rule Meant To Keep Guns From Those With Mental Illness

The GOP overturned a background check regulation put in place by the Obama administration.<p>Following the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, in which 20 children and six teachers were killed, then-President Barack Obama had a simple legislation request: to make it harder for individuals with mental illnesses …

His ‘tyrant registry’ targeted lawmakers who supported gun control. A judge says it’s protected speech.

An anonymous blogger who uses the pseudonym “Doe Publius” knew he would stir controversy when, in July 2016, he published a “tyrant registry” listing the addresses and home phone numbers of 40 California lawmakers who supported a new gun control law in the state.<p>“Isn’t that dangerous?” Publius …

Watch: New video definitively explains how gun ownership is a right

Prager U, the conservative/libertarian educational video makers have once again hit it out of the ballpark with a new video discussing the rights of Americans to own firearms.<p>Despite Supreme Court decisions such as <i>DC v Heller</i> confirming the right to gun ownership, specifically those used lawfully …

Second Amendment may be restored on Army Corps of Engineers land

You might think that a government unit called the “U.S. Army Corps of Engineers” would mainly perform projects such as building military forts and similar facilities. Yet the Corps of Engineers has acquired jurisdiction over many things that have nothing to do with the military. In particular, “The …

The Second Amendment as an individual right

<b>ANALYSIS/OPINION:</b><p>Since San Bernardino, Sandy Hook, Columbine et al., the “progressives,” the media and their acolytes have beaten their chests …

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Trump could help concealed carry gun legislation become law

Two Republican lawmakers are optimistic that they will be able to pass new legislation requiring states to recognize concealed carry permits from …

Gun News of the Week: House Expected to Approve Veteran's Second Amendment Act Soon

TOP STORY<p><b>House Expected to Approve Veteran's Second Amendment Act Soon</b><p>The U.S. House of Representatives will soon consider the Veterans Second …

On gun rights decision, the context was critical

The Feb. 26 editorial “Logic wins out on a Maryland gun law” misrepresented the Supreme Court’s opinion in <i>District of Columbia v. Heller</i> to say, “ ‘weapons that are most useful in military service — M-16 rifles and the like — may be banned.’ ” Here’s the quote in full context: “It may be objected …

NRA’s million dollar Supreme Court bet: Gun lobby to spend big on Neil Gorsuch

<b>(NRA via Twitter)</b><p>The NRA plans to spend $1 million on TV ads in support of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>March 14, 2017 9:05pm (UTC)<p>Nearly one year ago, then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell made a stunningly honest admission: No Supreme Court nominee would be …

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The Liberal Gun Owners of America

There are a lot of guns in the United States. Statistically, there’s no way all of the Americans who own guns fit into the standard mold espoused in …

Lawmaker wants to limit Californians to buying no more than one gun a month

Mar. 7, 2017, 9:53 a.m.<p>California Legislature<p>Alarmed by the amount of gun violence and the activity of straw firearms purchasers, one state lawmaker has revived a proposal to prohibit Californians from buying more than one gun a month.<p>Sen. Anthony Portantino (D-La Cañada-Flintridge) said his …

It's Now Easier For Fugitives to Buy Guns

People with open arrest warrants or “fugitives from justice” have technically not been allowed to purchase firearms, but many are not challenged for …

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Actress Julianna Margulies: Gun Violence Is a Women’s Issue

Let’s talk about guns. Because the fact is, gun violence <i>is</i> a women’s issue.<p>Whether we’re sitting in, speaking out or donning our finest red sweaters, …

Guns in America: Bill Seeks to Reverse Decades-Old Research Ban

A member of the House on Thursday took a step toward lifting the decades-old ban on federal funding for gun-violence research. Current law …