Gun Control

ZITO: Thank God He Was Carrying

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio -- All he was trying to do was go to work.

Conservative View

The NRA's Plan to Make People Fear the 'Violent Left' May Backfire

<i>This article was published in partnership with the Trace.</i><p>With another round of morning tweets last Thursday, Donald Trump continued his streak of unrepentant comments about Charlottesville. He has continued to claim that the "alt left," in his words, shared blame for bloodshed that left one woman …

Gun Rights

Gun News of the Week: Hearing Protection Act Semantics, Suppressor (Real) v. Silencer (Fake)

TOP STORY<p><b>Kamala Harris: Remember The Name</b><p>Kamala Harris: Remember the name because you are going to be hearing it often in the coming years. …

Guns

Gun buyback programs can help, but much more is needed to reduce Philly's violence

The New Jersey Attorney General’s Office held three gun buybacks in July, offering on-the-spot payments that resulted in the removal of nearly 5,000 …

NRA

Trump administration kills 2nd Amendment regulatory scheme

President Donald Trump’s Justice Department just did away with “Operation Choke Point,” an Obama-era regulatory scheme designed to make it difficult …

Conservative View

The Lessons of Charlottesville: Speech and Guns

The events in Charlottesville have given rise to a lot of discussion about speech and guns. That is, to what extent do protesters who are otherwise exercising their First Amendment rights also have a right to carry assault weapons and other guns as part of their demonstrations? It turns out that …

Guns

Victims remembered at anti-violence rally

Dozens of people at their wit’s end with Toronto’s “senseless” gun violence marched in protest from City Hall to Queen’s Park Saturday afternoon.

Canadian News

The violence in Charlottesville set up a real conflict between the First and Second Amendments

When U.S. District Judge Glen E. Conrad rejected Charlottesville, Virginia’s attempt to relocate Saturday’s white nationalist rally, he wrote that “merely moving [the] demonstration to another park will not avoid a clash of ideologies” between demonstrators and counter-protesters. He also …

Racism

United in grief, mothers of children lost to gun violence march toward solutions

'Easier to get a gun than it is to get a job,' says mother whose son's killer not yet found<p>A group of mothers united by tragedy came together with a …

Empathy

Charlottesville Shows That States Must Amend Their Open-Carry Laws

A Virginia statute passed in 1997 precludes Charlottesville from exercising any common sense in such situations.<p>We’ve all seen the pictures from Charlottesville. Peaceful protesters being met with men carrying military-style weapons. Many of those unarmed were probably intimidated. I certainly …

Guns

Should Protesters Be Allowed to Have Guns?

The Friday Cover<p>The Friday Cover is POLITICO Magazine's email of the week's best, delivered to your inbox every Friday morning.<p>Some say the armed militia members in Charlottesville were a threat to free speech. Is there anything they can do about it?<p>Of the many disturbing questions posed by the …

Politics

Robert Reich: Trump's Defense of White Supremacists Is Just Part of a More Nefarious Plot

All-out civil war has been the president's aim since he took office.Trump’s unwillingness to denounce the white supremacists who came to …

Wayne LaPierre

Trump And The NRA Armed White Supremacists -- And Torched The Constitution

Trump has officially, publicly, overtly aligned himself with white supremacists. And through their silence and willingness to arm bigots, the NRA stands with him.<p>Like many Americans, I was shaken by the events that unfolded last weekend in my home state. In Charlottesville, we saw hate in its …

Wayne LaPierre

50th Anniversary Flashback: Taking on Guns

In the wake of John Lennon's assassination, 'Rolling Stone' entered the fight for meaningful gun control. Four decades later, the battle rages on<p>In …

Culture

More states are allowing guns on college campuses

A community college instructor in Texas recently started off the academic year by wearing a bulletproof vest and army helmet to class. He did this to …

Guns

ACLU Decision Puts Spotlight on Guns at Protests

A decision by the American Civil Liberties Union to distance itself from groups that protest with firearms highlighted a clash of rights that has grown common as states have lowered barriers to carrying guns.<p>The move by the ACLU—following violent clashes and the death of a woman at a white …

News (U.S.)

Murphy Walks Across Connecticut to Packed Town Halls

Health care, not Charlottesville, was the dominant topic, senator says<p>Connecticut Sen. Christopher S. Murphy completed his 110-mile August recess …

Politics

Oregon Gov. Signs Gun Confiscation Law

According to guns.com, Gov. Kate Brown of Oregon approved a piece of gun legislation this week that establishes Extreme Risk Protection (ERP) Orders, …

Gun Rights

Ban the Open Carry of Firearms

When militia members and white supremacists descended on Charlottesville, Va., last Saturday with Nazi flags and racist placards, many of them also carried firearms openly, including semiautomatic weapons. They came to intimidate and terrify protesters and the police. If you read reports of the …

Opinion

Piers Morgan Calls for First and Second Amendment to Be Changed to 'Ban Nazis and Reduce Gun Deaths'

<i>Note: This article contains coarse language that may offend some readers.</i><p>British personality Piers Morgan has given his hot take in the aftermath of …

Guns

New York Times Edits Out Damning McAuliffe Quotes on Charlottesville

Lost amidst all the mainstream media furor over what President Trump said about the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, when he said it, and who …

Conservative View

Charlottesville, militias and the Second Amendment

The armed encampment formerly known as the idyllic college town of Charlottesville showed the world what...

Robert E. Lee

Decentralize the Gun Laws

By: Ryan McMaken <br>With a Republican in the White House, the anti-gun-control lobby smells a bit of blood in the water. Now is the time, they suggest, …

Conservative View

Guns Are Causing High Suicide Rate in Rural Areas, Researchers Say

Suicide rates in rural areas of Maryland are 35 percent higher than in cities.<p>The reason, concludes a new study, is …

Suicide

Second Circuit Denies En Banc Rehearing Petition Challenging Connecticut Clean Energy

<b>NEWS RELEASE</b><p>The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit today rejected the latest attempt to undermine clean, low-cost, and reliable energy as …

Judiciary

NY police seize veteran's guns after order deems him, wrongfully, as 'mentally defective'

Don Hall and his girlfriend were sitting in their living room earlier this year when they noticed police lights flashing outside the couple’s upstate New York home.<p>When the 70-year-old Army veteran greeted Oneida County sheriff’s deputies he was given a document saying that Hall had to hand over …

News (U.S.)

With a Friend in the White House, the NRA Scrambles to Find Other Targets

Without a bogeyman in the White House to inveigh against, how does the gun lobby keep busy? That’s an urgent question for the National Rifle …

NRA

Florida's 'Stand Your Ground' Law Linked To Surge In Homicides

As soon as the law took effect, homicide rates spiked.<p>Reuters Health - Murders climbed 22 percent in Florida in the decade after the state enacted its `Stand Your Ground’ self-defense law, even after accounting for the expected spike in justifiable homicides, a new study suggests.<p>Before the law …

Guns

David Crosby says lack of talent, not politics, is keeping Ted Nugent out of Hall of Fame

David Crosby has no time for Ted Nugent whining that he hasn’t been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame because of his conservative politics.<p>…

NRA

Right-to-Carry Laws Are Making Violent Protests like Charlottesville Even Harder to Defuse

Thankfully, no shots were fired this past Saturday as Charlottesville, Virginia, descended into chaos. But at the “Unite the Right” rally that drew …

Liberal View