Second Amendment Rights

New Yorker Cover Shows White People Shopping for Guns, Grenades, and Milk

Liz Sheld, PJ Media

Sheld  guesses the meaning of the cover is that it is as easy to get firearms and grenades as it is to get a carton of milk, but says in reality the anti-gun left has become a caricature of itself with this magazine cover.

Clinton makes gun control a defining cause

Anne Karni, Politico

Clinton’s embrace of gun control is on the verge of becoming a defining issue in the campaign, with all the political benefits and detriments associated with confronting the National Rifle Association and 2nd Amendment activists across the country.

Ted Cruz Makes an Argument That Needs To Be Made Over and Over in 2016

David French, National Review

If the Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges teaches us anything, it’s that the age of judicial supremacy means that five justices can amend the Constitution far more efficiently than Congress and the state legislatures. And right now there are clearly four Supreme Court justices who are committed to the absurd view that the operative clause of the Second Amendment — “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed” — doesn’t actually mean “the right of the people” and therefore doesn’t encompass an individual right to own a weapon, even for self-defense.

The 'Gun Control' Farce

Thomas Sowell, Real Clear Politics

The zealotry of gun control advocates might make some sense if they had any serious evidence that more restrictive gun control laws actually reduce gun crimes. But they seldom even discuss the issue in terms of empirical evidence.

Congress: Grow A Spine, The Second Amendment Is In Peril!

To: Speaker of the House John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and all Members of the U.S. House and Senate

Thad Cochran Sides With Democrats on Abortion and Guns

Cochran is not a conservative on fiscal, social, or national security issues.  He rarely votes with conservatives and has certainly never given voice to conservatives on important issues. After almost four decades in the U.S. Senate and six years in the House, what has Sen. Cochran accomplished at all, let alone for freedom-loving Americans?  His record reveals that he’s set us back and in fact, has sided more with Democrats throughout his career.

Lib. Guv Uses 1st Veto to Kill Gun Bill

Washington Free Beacon Staff

Virginia Dem. Gov. Terry McAuliffe used his first official veto to strike down a gun rights bill (Del. Ben Cline’s HB962) that he had unsuccessfully tried to weaken through an amendment.

OH Nat'l Guard Training Envisions Right-Wing Terrorism

Jesse Hathaway, MediaTrackers.org

Documents from an Ohio National Guard training drill conducted last Jan. reveal the details of a mock disaster where Second Amendment supporters with “anti-government” opinions were portrayed as domestic terrorists.

Pro-Gun Lawmakers Eye Way to Nullify Fed Gun Control

Dave Urbanski, Associated Press

Having failed in an earlier effort to bar federal agents from enforcing gun regulations in Missouri, conservative lawmakers are trying a new tack this year: banding together with other like-minded states to defy certain federal laws at the same time.

Judge: Chicago Gun Ban Unconstitutional

Associated Press Staff

U.S. District Judge said that the gov't is obligated to protect the right to keep and bear arms for self-defense. However, he said the ordinances can stand while the city decides whether to appeal.

Obama’s Agenda Backfires, 2013 Gun Sales Soared

Emily Miller, Washington Times

The FBI reported that it performed an astounding 21,093,273 background checks for the year ending Dec. 31, which is 8% higher than 2012. It was also a huge year for gun sales leading up to the election.

Firing Back at Toby Keith, Virginian Creates Pro-Gun Biz List

Meredith Somers, The Washington Times

Bryan Crosswhite created 2amendment.org, an online database where gun-rights businesses can register and get stickers for their windows that signal they are friendly to legal gun owners who exercise their right to bear arms.

Pro-Gun Crowd Protests Scott Brown

James Hohmann, Politico

Scott Brown will have to square his left-leaning record on guns with a GOP electorate. More than 125 pro-gun conservatives to a GOP party Brown attended but they came to protest his appearance, not to hear him speak.

Why States Are Backing Gun Rights

Bruce Parker, Daily Caller

The state-led movement to preserve the 2nd Amendment is good news. Combined with the hundreds of sheriffs nationwide who are refusing to enforce gun control out of loyalty to their constitutional oaths, a pushback by states has the power to end federal overreach — and perhaps end federal gun control altogether.

Sheriffs In Lib States Ignoring Gun Laws

Melanie Batley, Newsmax

New gun control laws are unconstitutional, say many sheriffs throughout the US (even in liberal CO, NY, and CA), and they're either refusing to enforce the statutes or have signaled that enforcement will be a very low priority.

Why the Founders Gave Us the 2nd Amendment

Dr. Benjamin S. Carson, Sr., The Washington Times

Who would have believed America could ever reach a day in which our leaders would ignore the will of the people?

Poll: Less Believe in Gun Control

Jacqueline Klimas, The Washington Times

The call for stricter gun control has waned since the Newtown, Conn., school shooting at the end of 2012, a Gallup poll released Friday found. The country now is split nearly evenly on whether gun control laws need to be stricter. 

Bloomberg Gives Millions to TMac

By David Sherfinski, The Washington Times

Liberal Terry McAuliffe wants to severely restrict your 2nd Amendment rights. He now has the backing of Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun group (Independence USA PAC) to the tune of $1.1 million.

Gov Leakers to Get A Firing Squad?

Kellan Howell, Washington Times

The Justice Department finds itself on the defensive after a training manual surfaced suggesting federal agents could face a firing squad for leaking government secrets.