Second Amendment

DOJ May Use Gun Tracking Bracelets

Elizabeth Harrington, Washington Free Beacon

Attorney General Eric Holder said that gun tracking bracelets are something the Justice Dept. wants to “explore” as part of its gun control efforts and has requested $2 million for 'gun safety technology' grants.

NRA Takes 2nd Amendment Cases to Court

Associated Press Staff

The NRA lent legal assistance to Edward Peruta and Christopher Haga, two men who's send amendment rights were infringed up on by CA local officials, as part of its aggressive legal and political campaign to blunt gun controls across the nation.

McCaul: Allow More Guns on Military Bases

Kate Tummarello, The Hill

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Comm. is calling for the repeal of limits on guns on military bases. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX) said lawmakers should lift limits on senior officers' ability to carry weapons on military bases. 

Kansas Senate Advances Bill Voiding Gun Rules

John Hanna, Associated Press

The Kansas Senate rejected a proposal aimed at keeping concealed guns out of libraries and community centers before giving first-round approval to a bill stripping cities and counties of their power to regulate firearms.

Law Enforcement Realizes Good People w/ Guns Deter Crime

Emily Miller, Washington Times

Obama is losing the debate on gun ownership and concealed-carry permits.  

Rand Paul: 4th Amendment As Vital As 2nd Amendment

Tony Lee, Breitbart

Speaking to a standing ovation at CPAC, Sen. Rand Paul said that the Fourth Amendment is as important as the Second Amendment in the fight for liberty and conservatives cannot forget that.

NRA Head Rips Press, 'Political Elites' for Feeling of US Decline

Tim Mak, Washington Examiner

NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre delivered a blistering campaign-style speech Thurs., blaming the media and gun-control proponents for a decline in American economic standing and for threatening "God-given" gun rights.

Bypassing Congress, DOJ Plans to Expand Gun Background Checks

Awr Hawkins, Breitbart

The Department of Justice is preparing to announce an expansion of background checks based on executive orders Obama issued in Jan. '13. The expansion consists of "three changes to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)."

Pressure Mounts for SCOTUS to Take Up Concealed Carry Case

Emily Miller, Washington Times

John Drake just wants to legally carry a gun to defend himself in NJ since he has been chased by robbers after refilling ATMs with thousands in cash. His application for a concealed carry permit was denied because the state does not consider self-defense a “justifiable need.” 

Rand Paul: Obama Surgeon Gen. Pick Will Use Position to Attack 2nd Amendment

David Sherfinski, The Washington Times

Rand Paul is objecting to President Obama’s nominee to be the next Surgeon General of the United States because of what he says is a history of political advocacy and push for gun controls.

FL Bill Would Protect Gun Owners From Insurance Discrimination

William Patrick,

Legislation sponsored by Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, offers gun owners the same protections afforded to those who suffer more widely recognized discriminatory abuses. If passed, gun owners would have a clear path to sue if they're denied coverage or their premium rates are unfairly raised. 

9th Circuit Gun Rights Win Underscores Need for SCOTUS Carry Ruling

Dave Workman,

Yesterday’s ruling by a 9th Circuit Court of Appeals panel in Cal. that strikes down a requirement by San Diego County that concealed carry permit applicants must show “good cause” underscores the need for the SCOTUS to accept a NJ carry case filed by the Second Amendment Foundation.

Officials in Conn. Stunned by Massive ‘Civil Disobedience’ by Gun Owners

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

On 1/1/2014, 10,000+ defiant gun owners seemingly made the choice not to register their semi-automatic rifles with the state of Conn. as required by a hastily-passed gun control law. By possessing unregistered so-called “assault rifles,” they technically became guilty of a felony.

Cruz's Takedown of Hollywood Elite Behind New Anti-Gun Movie

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

Ted Cruz outlined the hypocrisy of anti-gun movie producer Harvey Weinstein, who has cashed in on countless films depicting graphic gun violence. Weinstein is making a “big movie” that'll make the NRA “wish they weren’t alive.” 

Legal Open-Carry Case Sparks Fed. Lawsuit

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

In Michigan, it is legal to openly carry a handgun. However, when a Grand Rapids cop responded to a call about a man doing exactly that, he drew his weapon and ordered the man to the ground, insinuating the man was a "nut."