Gun Control

Allowing concealed weapons on college campuses is a silly, and dangerous, idea

College, we like to think, is a time of intellectual inquiry. But it is also, as anyone who has spent any time on a campus knows, a time of boundary-testing, experimentation and alcohol-fueled parties. Not exactly the kind of place where it makes sense to let folks wander around carrying hidden …

Gun Rights

Wife of Orlando nightclub gunman arrested, appears in court today

Orlando victims remembered<p>Nightclub shooting<p>Orlando nightclub shooting<p>Orlando club shooting<p>Orlando nightclub shooting<p>The wife of Orlando nightclub gunman Omar Mateen faces a court hearing in California after being arrested there in connection with his Florida shooting rampage that left 49 people …

American South

Gun-rights groups hope Trump nixes Social Security role in background checks

Second Amendment advocates hope President-elect Donald Trump will reverse a new rule by the outgoing Obama administration that could use the Social Security systemto block gun purchases for thousands of benefit recipients.<p>“We’ve already made the request to the Trump administration to look at …

Guns

Is the new 'silencer' gun bill a matter of public safety?

Silencers, or suppressors, can protect a shooter's hearing while also reducing recoil, advocates say.<p>January 15, 2017 —Lawmakers in the US House and …

Gun Rights

Hill Republicans try to ease purchase of gun 'silencers,' as NRA-backed Trump arrives

Congressional Republicans are trying to change federal guns regulations to make buying a silencer, or suppressor, easier. But critics don’t agree with the argument that the proposed legislation is a safety measure to prevent hearing injuries.<p>The Hearing Protection Act, introduced earlier this week …

Politics

The Surprising Truth About Gun Silencers

In "The Godfather," a Mafioso prepping young Michael Corleone to assassinate some rivals gives him a pistol for the job. After firing a bullet into …

Gun Rights

Va. lawmaker wants some school employees to carry guns

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A Virginia lawmaker wants school boards in the state to designate employees who can carry concealed handguns on school …

This Texas Gun Owner Has Been An NRA Member For 46 Years. Now He's Speaking Out.

“It’s mind-boggling they could come up with laws like that.”<p>Bernie Phillip is a 75-year-old Texas grandfather who owns nearly 20 guns ― enough, he says, “to take care of business.” He’s an avid hunter, and has been a National Rifle Association member for 46 years.<p>But this week, for the first time …

NRA

Tackling America's gun violence hotspots: where do we go from here?

Federal gun control will not happen any time soon although local initiatives have shown a way forward. But does the rest of America care enough to support them?<p>From a distance, the United States can look like the wild west: a country of broad civilian gun ownership, frequent shootings, and stubborn …

Guns

Your Right To Bear Arms

I want to make this post about firearms. I’m not currently an owner of one but the principle behind it I fully support. You see, I was shot in 2009 …

Guns

Gun proposals Florida lawmakers could consider in 2017

Legislators have proposed several law changes for the upcoming 2017 session that would either expand or restrict gun ownership and possession. None …

Assault Weapons Ban

Gubernatorial candidate who once had NRA support now calls it a ‘nut job’ group

As a Democrat representing ­rural Virginia in Congress, Tom Perriello called the National Rifle Association the “epitome of ­people-powered politics” and won its endorsement. Now running for governor, Perriello on Friday blasted the gun rights lobby as a “nut-job extremist organization.”<p>Perriello …

Politics

Americans still love bringing guns to the airport, and 2016 was a record year

When packing up to get on the plane, you might want to leave that loaded gun at home.<p>That might sound obvious, but 2016 actually saw the highest number of guns seized at airport security checkpoints — almost 3,400 firearms and 83 percent of them loaded — since the Transportation Security …

Gun Rights

Texas congressmen hope gun silencer bill finds new momentum under Trump administration | Guns

WASHINGTON -- Texas sport shooters in Congress want to make gun silencers cheaper -- but to do it, they’re going to have to make some noise.<p>For two …

Government

5 Surprising Facts About Gun Silencers

As decades of Hollywood action movies have taught us, a silencer slowly screwed onto the end of a pistol is shorthand for "somebody's about to get …

Gun Rights

Gun Stocks And Demand Shocks

RGR and AOBC amongst the worst performers since the election: down 18.5% and 28.6% respectively.<p>Gun stocks react strongly to demand shocks such as …

Gun Rights

Jeff Sessions may have exaggerated his record on gun prosecutions, according to his own resume

In Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, opponents of new firearms restrictions have an attorney general nominee ready to implement their frequent call to “enforce the laws on the books.”<p>During his confirmation hearing on Tuesday, Sessions pledged that, if his nomination is approved, he would take on …

Government

Armed citizen saves ambushed Arizona trooper: Argument for looser gun laws?

A motorist is being hailed as a hero after coming to the aid of a state trooper. Arizona laws are some of the most friendly to gun owners.<p>January 13, …

Christian Science Monitor

Florida gun-control advocates push for tougher laws

Since the summer shooting that devastated Latin night at Pulse, an Orlando gay nightclub, state Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith has worn a …

Gun Rights

Gun control advocate: A 'moral obligation'

State Politics<p>Gun control advocate: A 'moral obligation'<p>Jan 12, 2017<p>State Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith, D-Orlando, campaigned on curbing gun violence. …

Guns

Missouri State Representative Offers Unarmed Residents A Chance To Borrow A Gun In Statehouse

Last year, the Missouri state house passed legislation to get rid of permit requirements for concealed carry. While Governor Jay Nixon (D) vetoed the …

Missouri

Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill: Non-Resident Permits Valid Everywhere

According to this story from freebeacon.com, Rep Richard Hudson (R-NC) clarified an important aspect of his national concealed carry reciprocity bill …

Gun Rights

The Shootout Myth at the Airport

In a delusional postscript to the Fort Lauderdale airport shooting last week that killed five people and wounded six, Republican legislators in Florida are proposing to allow the public to go freely armed into the unsecured parts of airports — all the better, the sponsors argue, to intercept the …

NRA

Lawmaker drops loaded gun on floor near children at hearing

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A lawmaker rushing to take her seat at the Statehouse for a public hearing on the merits of full-day kindergarten dropped her loaded gun on the floor near some children, but it didn't fire and nobody was hurt.<p>Rep. Carolyn Halstead, a Republican, said the gun fell off her …

Gun Rights

Gov. Scott signs bill to ban gun sales to mentally ill

Gov. <b>Rick Scott</b> signed a gun control bill Friday to close a loophole in firearm sales to some mentally ill people, a controversial measure that has …

Gun Rights

Dallas Sen. Don Huffines aims to stop cities from regulating guns | Texas Legislature

AUSTIN — Sen. Don Huffines, R-Dallas, introduced a slew of gun-related bills late Wednesday, two of which are aimed at preventing firearm regulations …

Gun Rights

Parkville Republican lawmaker says he’ll lend guns to Missouri Capitol visitors

Rep. Nick Marshall is angry about new security measures in the Missouri Capitol.<p>Visitors used to be able to enter and exit through numerous unlocked …

Guns

Gun Control: Let's Get Into It

THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS CONFUSING<p>Embedded from media.mtvnservices.com.<p>In-house constitutional expert Michelle Wolf raises the most basic of …

Gun Rights

Gov. Rick Scott says mentally ill should not have guns

Nearly a week after a gunman who told relatives and authorities he heard voices in his head opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale airport, Gov. Rick …

Gun Rights

Gun seizures at D.C.-area airports rose 34 percent last year

The number of firearms seized from travelers at the Washington region’s airports rose 34 percent last year compared to the previous year, the Transportation Security Administration said Thursday.<p>A total of 67 firearms showed up in carry-on bags brought to Baltimore Washington International Thurgood …

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