Gun Control

Is the AR-15 a 'Weapon of War'? - VICE

<i>A version of this article originally appeared on the Trace.</i><p>Are AR-15s military weapons, designed for inflicting maximum damage to enemy troops? Or are they part of the American civilian gun owner's heritage, essential for both recreational shooting and self-defense?<p>Most of the time, the distinction …

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On gun violence, the 4th Circuit chooses fear over the law

On Tuesday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit published a decision in <i>Kolbe v. Hogan</i>, a case in which plaintiffs challenged the constitutionality of Maryland’s Firearms Safety Act of 2013.<p>Operatively, the FSA bans what the court refers to as “military-style rifles and shotguns” and …

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NRA CEO Goes After Protesters: ‘We’ll Fight the Violent Left’

The CEO of the National Rifle Association gave a stern warning to terrorists, violent protesters, and the “leftist media” in a speech Friday.<p>“We’ll …

Wayne LaPierre

House bill provides overdue gun reforms

House Study Bill 133 will offer some common-sense gun reforms to Iowa’s firearms and use of force laws that will allow Iowa to catch up to other …

Gun Rights

Nothing More Feminist Than Self-Defense, Gun Rights Advocate Says

A panel of women said that gun rights should be a feminist issue Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC.<p>During the …

Gun Rights

The head of the NRA defines his new enemies: The ‘violent left’ and judges who ‘do violence’ to the Constitution

<i>Few organizations did better under the Obama administration than the National Rifle Association. Leveraging the constant fear that the government would come confiscate Americans’ firearms, the organization and its chief executive, Wayne LaPierre, managed to bolster membership rolls and help power a</i> …

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Arkansas governor opposes effort to expand campus guns bill

Gov. Asa Hutchinson opposes an effort backed by the National Rifle Association to remove a training requirement and age restriction from legislation …

Gun Rights

Pulse Shooting Survivor Angel Colon on Finding Forgiveness: ‘I Forgive Him … But I Can Never Forget’

Angel Colon lay bleeding on the floor of Orlando’s Pulse nightclub. He’d been shot six times, and as the gunman drew closer, shooting at fallen …

Guns

Doctors can't be barred from speaking to patients about guns | Opinion

The leadership of the National Rifle Association suffered a devastating defeat last week when a Federal Appeals Court struck down portions of a …

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More states are allowing people to carry concealed handguns without a permit

New Hampshire this week passed a law allowing residents to carry a concealed handgun without a permit, joining a growing number of states that are allowing residents to carry weapons out of sight without a license.<p>At least 11 states have passed laws allowing the concealed carry of guns without a …

Gun Rights

DA blasts bill allowing conceal carry in all 50 states

Gun owners with conceal-carry permits from anywhere in the US would be allowed to tote their pistols around the Big Apple as if it were the Wild West …

Gun Rights

Another US state just made it legal to carry guns without licence

Gun owners in the US state of New Hampshire will now be able to conceal and carry their loaded weapons without a licence.<p>“It is common-sense …

Gun Rights

Ted Nugent: More guns equals less crime | Opinion

The definition of insanity is repeating the same thing and expecting a different outcome. Well, that’s the definition for people paying attention to …

Guns

Sanity from the Courts on Gun Control in a Time of Trump

It may be small comfort to read a court decision rooted in the desire to prevent another Newtown-style massacre from happening at a time when the President of the United States is eager to listen to a figure from beyond the lunatic fringe like Alex Jones, who claims that the school shooting in …

Gun Rights

In one chart, see how strict the concealed guns laws are in your state

Kansas — where on Thursday night two Indian men were shot, one fatally — is one of only a handful of states that does not regulate the concealed …

Gun Rights

‘No more powerful ally than the NRA’: Group names itself leader of Trump’s #counterresistance

The minute-long video opens with two short sentences, as foreboding music plays in the background.<p>“WE WON THE BATTLE,” it says.<p>“THEY COULDN'T HANDLE IT.”<p>It then cuts to a series of clips showing some of President's Trump's most vocal critics:<p>Filmmaker Michael Moore: “We elected a fascist.”<p>House …

Wayne LaPierre

Congress would be insane to override New York’s gun laws

Manhattan DA Cy Vance is right again: It would be an enormous “mistake” for Congress to de facto nationalize US gun laws at the lowest common …

Opinion

Keith Ellison’s comments on the Second Amendment: For the record

<i>CNN’s Dana Bash: “Congressman. Gun control. In 2014, you told Bill Maher that you wished the Democratic Party would come out against the Second Amendment. How do you reach out to Americans who support gun rights when you don’t support the Second Amendment?”</i><p><i>Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.): “First of</i> …

Guns

Bill could help New Yorkers bypass city’s strict gun laws

New York City has the toughest gun laws in the country — but if the proposed conceal carry legislation passes through Congress and is signed by the …

Gun Rights

Hypocrites at NRA aren't fooling anyone

In his recent op-ed, “The mentally ill have gun rights, too National Rifle Association (NRA) Executive Director Chris Cox defends the reversal of an …

Wayne LaPierre

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock vetoes 2 gun bills

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock vetoed his first two bills of the legislative session on Thursday, one that would have allowed guns in post offices and …

Gun Rights

Republican lawmaker who won’t hold a town hall invokes Gabby Giffords shooting. She responds: ‘Have some courage.’

As Republican lawmakers across the country have faced raucous, chaotic town halls in recent days, a number have refused to have these events. Some cited safety as a reason, while others said they didn’t want their events “hijacked” by the confrontations seen elsewhere.<p>Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Tex.), …

Politics

Gunman Who Shot My Brother 20 Years Ago Could Still Buy a Gun Today

On February 23, 1997, a gunman shot Matthew Gross in the head atop the Empire State Building.

Guns

Baltimore, Howard County act on electronic weapons ban in face of lawsuit

Baltimore officials are considering repealing a law that bans people from owning or using Tasers and stun guns after a federal judge intervened …

Gun Rights

ACLU Speaks Out Against Social Security Gun Grabd

During the back-and-forth public battle over the Social Security Administration gun grab resulting from an executive order from President Obama late …

Civil Rights

House approves bill to allow concealed carry without permit

The state House approved a bill Thursday that would allow people who can legally carry a concealed handgun in South Dakota to do so without a …

Gun Rights

Iowa panel OKs gun bill with stand-your-ground provision

Iowa would have a stand-your-ground provision and make other sweeping changes to its gun laws under a bill approved Thursday by a Republican-led …

Guns

In Harm's Way

IN HARM’S WAY Gun injuries and deaths among Florida kids have spiked. One child is shot every 17 hours.<p>TAMPA<p>H<p>uddled in a backyard shed in Sulphur …

Guns

Assault Weapons Not Protected by Second Amendment, Federal Appeals Court Rules

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland's ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and its 10-round limit on gun magazines were upheld Tuesday by a federal appeals court in a decision that met with a strongly worded dissent.<p>In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the guns …

Gun Rights

STURM RUGER CEO: 'There's more reasons to have guns now than ever before'

There's never been a better time to be a gun owner, according to gunmaker Sturm Ruger.<p>While he was campaigning, President Donald Trump promised voters fewer restrictions on assault-weapons sales. The National Rifle Association endorsed him as a candidate.<p>And after he won in November, some analysts …

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