Second Amendment to the United States Constitution

The NRA’s new threat: ‘We will fight gun control laws in the courts’

The NRA’s new threat: ‘We will fight gun control laws in the courts’

Wayne LaPierre — the National Rifle Association honcho who doesn’t believe any court in the land should ever have jurisdiction over those who own, carry and use guns — has one use for the legal system:  He intends to use courts to fight any gun control laws that pass Congress. Said LaPierre when Field & […]

The NRA’s con: Promoting lies and conspiracy fantasies

The NRA’s con: Promoting lies and conspiracy fantasies

Spend any amount of time talking to a gun proponent who belongs to the National Rifle Association and you will most likely discover that he or she is also an avid conspiracy theorist who believes most outlandish fantasies about government involvement in secret plans to control everyone’s lives. NRA members, by and large, believe the […]

Here’s a gun owner and hunter who thinks assault-style weapons should be banned

Here’s a gun owner and hunter who thinks assault-style weapons should be banned

Yes, I’m a gun owner, a hunter, a user of firing ranges and a long-time supporter of the second amendment. I carry a concealed handgun legally in the Commonwealth of Virginia and I’m not ashamed to admit it or allow my permit be part of the public record. And, yes, I believe assault-style weapons should […]

Biden: Shotguns work just fine for home protection

Biden: Shotguns work just fine for home protection

  Vice President Joe Biden said Tuesday that Americans don’t need semi-automatic weapons to protect their homes because a couple of blasts from a shotgun will scare off intruders. “Buy a shotgun, buy a shotgun,” the vice president encouraged those worried about defending themselves. He was speaking in an online video as part of a […]

Newtown parents want more enforcement of gun laws

Newtown parents want more enforcement of gun laws

Parents of children killed in the Newtown school shooting called for better enforcement of gun laws and tougher penalties for violators Monday at a hearing that revealed the divide in the gun-control debate, with advocates for gun rights shouting at the father of one 6-year-old victim. Neil Heslin, whose son Jesse was killed in last […]

Obama: Gun control advocates need to learn to listen

Obama: Gun control advocates need to learn to listen

President Barack Obama says gun-control advocates should be better listeners in the debate over firearms in America. In an interview with The New Republic, Obama says he has “a profound respect” for the tradition of hunting that dates back for generations. “And I think those who dismiss that out of hand make a big mistake. […]

Supremes hand major victory to gun owners

Supremes hand major victory to gun owners

The Supreme Court held Monday that the Constitution’s Second Amendment restrains government’s ability to significantly limit “the right to keep and bear arms,” advancing a recent trend by the John Roberts-led bench to embrace gun rights. By a narrow, 5-4 vote, the justices also signaled, however, that some limitations on the right could survive legal […]

Judge affirms DC’s assault weapons ban

Judge affirms DC’s assault weapons ban

In a setback to the powerful National Rife Association (NRA) and gun advocates,  a federal judge Friday upheld the  Washington, DC’s ban on assault weapons and large-capacity ammunition clips enacted last year after the Supreme Court struck down an earlier ban on all handguns in the city. U. S. District Court Judge Ricardo Urbina ruled […]

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 […]