2nd Amendment Under Fire
Following the shooting tragedy that occurred at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, some top Democrats wasted no time in calling for a renewed Congressional fight for tougher gun control laws. But on Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said that gun control legislation doesn’t have the votes to be approved by the Senate. Therefore, […]
Backers of the successful recall of two Colorado State Senators are pledging to continue fighting for the repeal of the same gun control laws that led to the two Senators’ ouster, following their support of the anti-2nd Amendment legislation earlier this year.
On Tuesday, both of the Colorado State Senators who faced a voter recall — a culmination of massive public backlash over their support of new, unConstitutional gun control legislation — lost their jobs. Democrats quickly demonstrated they’d learned absolutely nothing from the grassroots-bred ouster.
Tomorrow’s the day when two Colorado State Senators will find out whether their support of new, controversial gun laws adopted earlier this year will put a major damper on their own political careers. Early voting patterns suggest Tuesday’s turnout for a recall vote of Senator Angela Giron and Senate President John Morse will likely rival […]
“[T]here is no indication that the Framers of the (2nd) Amendment intended to enshrine the common-law right of self-defense in the Constitution.” — Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, in his dissent in the District of Columbia v. Heller
The 2nd Amendment is in serious trouble from the gun grabbers. You have seen the overt way in which they have attacked the right to keep and bear arms through efforts to pass a ban on so-called assault weapons and through President Barack Obama’s executive orders that infringe on the right.
The White House announced Thursday that President Barack Obama will implement a series of new gun control provisions via executive order. The unilaterally imposed gun control measures will limit the import of military surplus weapons and close a loophole that allows members of trusts and corporations access to weapons without a background check.
Harvard University has released a study on whether it’s possible to discern patterns of cause and effect between gun ownership and the incidence of violent crime. Study authors Don B. Kates and Gary Mauser did find such a relationship: an inverse one. The study, called “Would Banning Firearms Reduce Murder and Suicide?” compares data on […]
The National Rifle Association has been a steadfast vocal opponent to any gun-control proposal that involves a national gun owner database. But a report published by BuzzFeed on Wednesday indicates that the gun lobbying organization has compiled its own gun owner registry.
There’s an important gun rights case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court that could be as significant as recent gun-rights wins like District of Columbia v. Heller (2008) and McDonald v. Chicago (2010). The case comes out of Maryland, where the State requires an applicant for license to carry a handgun to demonstrate “a good and substantial reason to wear, carry, or transport a handgun as a reasonable precaution against apprehended danger.”
Baltimore County resident Raymon Woollard had a license to carry for six years. It was granted after a violent home invasion attack by his son-in-law. But when the license came up for renewal again, his request was denied because the attack had occurred seven years earlier and he no longer demonstrated a sufficient “substantial reason” requirement, per Maryland law.
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence has become the latest American anti-gun group to exploit the tragic death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin in order to undermine Americans’ 2nd Amendment rights. The organization has released a deceptive online advertisement complete with a “reenactment” of the night Martin was killed, in an effort to abolish Stand […]