Guns

U.S. top court deals setback to gun control advocates on felon ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to gun control advocates by opening the door for some convicted felons to challenge a federal ban on them owning firearms.<p>The justices let stand a lower court's ruling that uniformly denying felons whose crimes were not serious …

Gun Control

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 …

Gun Control

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 …

Gun Control

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, …

Gun Control

Colorado Teachers Get Advanced Gun Training

As the nation grapples with the very concept of self-defense, more than a dozen teachers in Colorado recently spent three days learning advanced gun …

Sandy Hook Elementary School

Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch Blast SCOTUS for Refusing to Hear Major Second Amendment Case

Writing in dissent, Justice Clarence Thomas, joined by Justice Neil Gorsuch, blasted the Court for its failure to act and for its "distressing trend" …

Gun Control

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

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 …

Gun Control

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

Supreme Court won't rule on carrying guns in public

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court refused Monday to take on the next big battle over the Second Amendment: carrying guns in public.<p>The justices won't hear a challenge to a California law that limits who can carry a concealed gun in public -- a restriction that proponents of gun rights consider …

Gun Control

U.S. high court lets stand Philly ruling that lets people convicted of minor crimes seek to own guns

The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand last year’s decision by a federal appeals court in Philadelphia allowing people convicted of relatively minor …

Gun Control

Will Sturm, Ruger Miss Out on a Gun Sale Boom?

This is bad time for the leading U.S. gunmaker to have problems with a top-selling pistol.<p><b>Sturm, Ruger</b> (NYSE:RGR) has been the biggest winner since …

Smith & Wesson

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 …

Gun Control

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, …

Gun Control

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 …

Gun Control

Two men target public with paintball gun from car

<b>A man suffered a facial injury and others were left with minor injuries after two men drove around firing a paintball gun at members of the public.</b><p>Officers were alerted to 16 incidents across Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire and Central Scotland, between 13:30 and 16:00 on Friday,<p>One incident is being …

Proposed Bill Would End BATFE’s Border War

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

Gun Control

Men armed with assault rifles rob woman at Broadmoor home, New Orleans police say

A 38-year-old woman was robbed by two people armed with assault rifles as she pulled up to her Broadmoor home early Monday (June 26), according to …

Crime

Child shot by 7-year-old boy on Missouri playground

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A young child is recovering in the hospital after another child shot them Sunday evening.<p>Police said that a child, under the age of 10, was shot at a playground near 23rd and Wheeling Avenue around 7 p.m.<p>Sgt. Kari Thompson with KCPD said the child's injuries were considered …

Kansas City

Supreme Court Refuses to Review California Concealed-Gun Restrictions

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Monday declined to re-enter the fray over gun rights, rejecting pleas to review a pair of decisions by different appellate courts that went in opposite directions over the extent of the Second Amendment.<p>The court left intact California’s concealed-weapons …

Gun Control

Oakland County Rep. Urges Action On Right To Carry Bills After 'Attempted Mass Assassination' Of GOP Lawmakers

<b>OAKLAND TWP. (WWJ)</b> – Although he says he hates to politicize a tragedy, a Michigan lawmaker is linking the gun rights debate to an attack this month …

Steve Scalise

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 …

Gun Control

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 Control

Florida sheriff encourages constituents: ‘If you’re not afraid of a gun, get one’

One straight-shooting Florida sheriff is encouraging his constituents to carry firearms to protect themselves from a potential attack.<p>“The armed assailant doesn’t plan on you fighting back,” Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said during a recent interview with WTVT-TV. “He plans on having a gun, doing …

Conservative POV

DA: I am sure ISIS supports concealed carry reciprocity bill

Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance on Sunday slammed Republican legislation in Congress that would allow licensed gun owners in other states to …

Concealed Carry

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 …

Gun Control

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 …

Gun Control

Senator 'Accidentally' Brought Loaded Gun to Airport

<i>PHOTO: A Delaware state senator has been charged</i> <i>after</i> <i>carrying a loaded weapon through a TSA checkpoint. (</i><i>photo</i> <i>courtesy of Thinkstock)</i><p>Delaware State …

Smith & Wesson

'Up to a million' guns in NSW: police

NSW Police believe there could be up to a million guns across the state as they encourage owners to surrender unwanted weapons as part of a national …