Gun Control

Justices Thomas, Gorsuch blast court decision to reject gun rights appeal

Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch issued a scathing dissent Monday to a Supreme Court decision turning away yet another gun rights case.<p>On a busy morning of decisions, the court on Monday rejected a challenge out of California regarding the right to carry guns outside their homes, leaving …

Gun Rights

The Supreme Court does public safety a favor by rejecting a California gun-law challenge

It didn’t come as much of a surprise, but it was good news nonetheless that the Supreme Court on Monday finally rejected hearing an appeal in a California case in which gun-rights advocates argued that the 2nd Amendment means that people have a constitutional right to carry a firearm pretty much …

Guns

Supreme Court Sidesteps Major Gun Rights Dispute

They declined to rule in a California case on whether a person’s constitutional right to keep firearms for self-defense extends outside the home.<p>WASHINGTON, June 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sidestepped one of the most hotly contested gun rights disputes in years, declining to …

Gun Rights

Supreme Court will not intervene in gun rights case

CALIFORNIA<p>High court stays out<p>of gun rights case<p>The Supreme Court will not intervene in a lower court’s decision that the Second Amendment does not protect the right to carry a concealed weapon in public.<p>Gun rights advocates had asked the court to review a California law that gives local sheriffs …

Gun Rights

Controversial Program Trains Teachers to Take On Active Shooters

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.</b><p>The debate over guns and their role in society is yet another wedge issue splitting an already divided public. But as gun violence becomes an increasingly regular part of life in America, little progress has been made to address the …

Guns

Mayors group opposes GOP ‘concealed carry’ gun bills

The U.S. Conference of Mayors has come out in opposition to House and Senate GOP proposals to allow "concealed carry" gun license holders to carry weapons into other states that allow it.<p>The resolution was offered by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, among others, …

Guns

Supreme Court declines to take up two Second Amendment cases

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court declined Monday to take up two Second Amendment cases for next term.<p>The first case dealt with a San Diego ordinance that required San Diego gun owners to have a good reason to carry a concealed firearm outside the home.<p>The second case concerned two men from …

Judiciary

No guns at the St. Louis Zoo, judge rules

<b>ST. LOUIS •</b> The St. Louis Zoo is no place to carry guns, a judge has ruled.<p>St. Louis Circuit Judge Joan Moriarty on Friday ruled that a gun rights …

Gun Rights

NRA called out for its silence over Philando Castile case

Gun owners have expressed outrage over the National Rifle Association's relative silence regarding the killing of licensed gun owner Philando Castile, a black man who was shot and killed by a police officer last year in Minnesota.<p>Days after officer Jeronimo Yanez was acquitted of manslaughter …

Guns

To prevent mass shootings, treat domestic violence as the threat it is

Domestic violence often foreshadows future acts of gun violence. So why aren’t we doing more to address the link?<p>After each horrific mass shooting, …

Guns

America’s lax gun laws are giving more and more kids an easy path to suicide

In 2013, suicide surpassed homicide as the third leading cause of death for kids in the US, a ranking it has retained ever since.<p>The recession that began in 2007 is one reason suicide rates rose in the late 2000s and early 2010s. Guns are another. From 2002 to 2007, rates of firearm suicides among …

Guns

Proposed Bill Would End BATFE’s Border War

Shooting, Hunting, Politics, Entertainment<p>Plus: Pew Snapshot shows Americans conflicted over gun control

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Gun laws

What has been going around has finally come around to the Grand Old Party.<p>There is a possibility that Rep. Steve Scalise, as a fierce defender of the …

NRA

ATF ballistics van comes to Chicago to fight gun violence

The city of Chicago getting some federal help to fight crime. One of the new tools that will be on hand is a high-tech ballistics van.<p>The Bureau of …

Chicago

‘For those of us who work in marbled halls … the Second Amendment might seem antiquated’

From Monday’s opinion by Justice Clarence Thomas (joined by Justice Neil Gorsuch), dissenting from denial of certiorari in <i>Peruta v. California</i>:<p>For those of us who work in marbled halls, guarded constantly by a vigilant and dedicated police force, the guarantees of the Second Amendment might seem …

Guns

What's happened to the pro-gun wish list in Washington?

Gun rights advocates entered the Trump era with high hopes. After years of frustration they thought a gun-friendly president and Congress would …

Gun Rights

Gorsuch appointment looks like a win for gun-rights supporters

Then-Judge Neil Gorsuch hadn’t written anything squarely dealing with the Second Amendment when he was nominated to the Supreme Court; and while it seemed likely that he’d take a relatively broad view of gun rights (just based on his being a conservative, in an era when conservative jurists tend to …

Neil Gorsuch

Why California gun owners may be breaking the law on July 1

Sweeping new gun laws passed last year by California voters and legislators require those with magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds of …

Guns

Trump Expands What Obama Started—Banning Russian Rifle Imports

In the world of 7.62-millimeter rifles, Russian-made AKs and Veprs in particular—a group of AK-style variants produced by gunmaker Molot—are highly …

NRA

Do Right-to-Carry Gun Laws Make States Safer?

In a new paper, researchers dispute a popular argument for arming everyday citizens. “There is not even the slightest hint in the data that [these] laws reduce violent crime,” they write.<p>The question of whether armed citizens deter violent crime or exacerbate it has been controversial in academia …

Tucker Carlson uses facts to brutally shut down gun control advocate who favors gun confiscation

Fox News host Tucker Carlson took on a gun control advocate on his show Friday over Seattle’s recent gun tax and its apparent failure to quell gun violence, and instead, backfire completely.<p>In 2015, Seattle implemented a “gun violence tax,” which aimed to reduce the amount of gun violence in its …

Guns

The NRA Doesn't Care About Philando Castile's Gun Rights

The National Rifle Association is still silent about the death of Philando Castile, and this is yet more proof that the NRA is all about gun rights...except when they aren't.<p>Last Friday, Officer Jeronimo Yanez of St. Anthony, Minnesota was acquitted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Castile, …

Gun Rights

Why Can’t American Lawmakers Pass Gun Control?

Some lawmakers present at the baseball field attack called for looser gun regulations.

NRA

WATCH: Lawmakers offer bills giving them gun rights in every state

GOP lawmakers have introduced nearly half a dozen bills to allow members of Congress to carry a concealed handgun in Washington, D.C., and every …

Gun Rights

Rauner signs gun crime bill, favored by Emanuel, that cracks down on repeat offenders

Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democrats orchestrated a brief reprieve from their fighting Friday as they touted a new law to crack down on repeat gun offenders.<p>Rauner inked his approval to the legislation at a hastily arranged signing ceremony in his Capitol office, a day after his staff accused …

Chicago

The Flint Stabbing Just Debunked One Of The Most Popular Arguments Against Gun Laws

Just because someone can get a gun doesn’t mean they will.<p>“If someone wants a gun, they’ll get a gun.”<p>This is a claim that gun control advocates often hear when they call for stronger laws to prevent gun violence. The argument goes that because it would be possible to circumvent most restrictions …

Guns

Rauner signs gun bill; still no progress on budget

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Wednesday a gun bill which gives judges the ability to give tougher prison sentences for repeat gun …

Bruce Rauner

Flint airport stabbing suspect failed background check attempting gun purchase

The suspect in the stabbing of a police officer at the Flint airport in Michigan on Wednesday had reportedly attempted to purchase a gun before the attack, but had failed a background check from the U.S.’ National Instant Criminal Background Check System due to not being an American citizen, …

Conservative POV

Gun buyback effort goes one step further with ‘Art of Peace’

Most weapons recovered at gun buy-back events are dismantled and discarded.<p>Pati Poblete has other ideas.<p>Hoping to turn a reminder of her son’s murder …

San Francisco Bay Area

'Arrow' executive producer talks gun violence episode and teases another topical story in season 6

It is certainly no stretch to say that season five of <i>Arrow</i> was one of the series' best: It featured perhaps the show's most intense villain, Adrian …

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