Second Amendment

D.C. Seeks Stay in Order Striking Down Ban on Handguns in Public

Andrea Noble, Washington Times

Attorneys for Washington, D.C., said Sunday that they will seek to forestall a judge’s landmark ruling that struck down as unconstitutional the city’s ban on carrying handguns outside the home.

Study: Concealed Carry Permits Reduce Murder Rates

Emily Hulsey, Independent Journal Review

One of the main arguments for stricter gun control is that fewer people carrying around guns will lead to fewer incidents of gun violence. A recent study demonstrates just the opposite and actually supports the case that more guns lead to less violence.

How Covering up Minority Crime Leads to Gun Control

Selwyn Duke, American Thinker

The forbidden information the media doesn't want you to know.

House Takes Action on Gun Checks

Cristina Marcos, The Hill

The House approved an additional $19.5 million in funding for background checks. The vote represents one of the most significant legislative actions taken by the House on guns since the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Targeted? Gun Sellers Say 'High Risk' Label From Feds Restricts Business

Kelly Riddell, Washington Times

Gun retailers say the Obama administration is trying to put them out of business with regulations and investigations that bypass Congress and choke off their lines of credit, freeze their assets and prohibit online sales.

Christie Under the Gun Over Ammo Bill

Cheryl K. Chumley, Washington Times

Gov. Chris Christie will face a difficult decision in the coming days over an ammunition restriction bill that’s nearly found its way to his desk, and the pressure from the Second Amendment activists and the gun-control crackdown crowd could very well hang the fate of his White House aspirations.

GOP Lawmakers Furious After Discovering Hidden Gun Control In Budget

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

NY GOP lawmakers reportedly learned after they voted in favor of a proposed state budget that it includes millions in funding for the state’s hastily-passed gun control law (SAFE Act). One GOP senator, who asked to remain anonymous, said NY lawmakers were lied to.

Sarah Palin: ‘If You Control Arms, You Control the People’

Richard Berkow, Biz Pac Review

At a NRA rally Sat. in Indianapolis, Palin ridiculed Obama for slashing the military budget and showing weakness abroad. She skewered Joe Biden for telling his wife to fire warning shots in the air if she’s attacked. And she bashed Eric Holder for suggesting that all gun permit holders wear ID bracelets.

NRA to Mark a Year of Victories at Convention

David Sherfinski, The Washington Times

The nation’s most powerful gun rights group is gathering in this heartland city this weekend in an upbeat mood, with NRA members and attendees at the group’s annual meetings emboldened by a slew of policy victories and ready to press for more.

KS Gov. Signs Bill Nixing Local Gun Control Laws

John Hanna, Associated Press

Kansas will strip cities and counties of their power to regulate guns and nullify local gun regulations in July, ensuring it will be legal across the state to openly carry firearms. The bill prevents local gov'ts from restricting the sale of guns and ammunition or regulating how guns are transported and stored.

Anti-NRA Protesters Don't Want You to Be Able to Protect Yourself

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

“Only a law enforcement officer should be allowed to use weapons,” she said. The same woman also told Joseph that he shouldn’t be able to carry a gun in a bad neighborhood, because he shouldn’t be walking around in a bad neighborhood in the first place.

GOP-E House Candidate in NJ Supported Gun Control

Katie McHugh, Daily Caller

New Jersey GOP-E Tom MacArthur (a wealthy insurance executive who raised taxes as the mayor of Randolph Township) who is running for the third district House seat publicly contradicted his views on citizens’ Second Amendment rights while on the campaign trail.

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)."