Gun politics

Paranoia, panic among gun owners leads to shortages in firearms, ammo

Paranoia, panic among gun owners leads to shortages in firearms, ammo

Panicky gun owners, paranoid that the government is going to take away their firearms and ammo, are going on spending sprees for both guns and bullets, creating shortages and driving up prices. “It’s nuts,” Jonathan Simmons, a gun owner from Roanoke, Virginia, told Capitol Hill Blue.  “I can’t find any .22 long rifle.  The last […]

Gun nuts threaten boycott of Colorado over new gun control laws. Good. Let them stay home.

Gun nuts threaten boycott of Colorado over new gun control laws. Good. Let them stay home.

The overwhelming gaggle of rabid right-wingers, homophobes, racists, bigots and bitter over-reactionaries who dominate the National Rifle Association and other pro-gun groups are upset with Colorado, a state with the guts to enact some new gun-control laws. They are promising to boycott the state over not only the new legislation on gun control but also […]

Possible Reid endorsement puts NRA under the gun

Possible Reid endorsement puts NRA under the gun

The National Rifle Association  is in unfamiliar terrain on the conservative firing range this election year: It’s the target. The conservative Netroots are abuzz over the possibility that the NRA may endorse Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). This would be the second major slight by the NRA for political conservatives — the gun group […]

More handgun ban challenges expected

More handgun ban challenges expected

State or local gun laws that prohibit people from carrying firearms outside the home and onerous registration requirements are the most likely to be struck down by judges following the Supreme Court‘s latest decision supporting the right to keep and bear arms. An explosion of cases will keep courts busy for years defining gun control‘s […]

Gun law changes dooms DC voting rights

Gun law changes dooms DC voting rights

For some residents of the nation’s capital, a bill to give them a voting member of Congress wasn’t worth the price: severely weakened gun laws. “As much as I want the vote in the city, I think the gun ban is hugely important,” said Betsy Cutler, 41, a paralegal who lives in Adams Morgan, a […]

Supreme Court leaning to extension of gun owner rights

Supreme Court leaning to extension of gun owner rights

The Supreme Court Tuesday sent out signals that it would strike down laws that ban hand guns outright but suggested some limits could remain — a partial move that will keep alive the furious debate over the “right to bear arms.” Justices indicated a desire to extend its 2008 ruling revoking Washington, DC’s ban of […]