gun rights

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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, Watchdog.org

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, Examiner.com

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.

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.

West. Maryland Secession Movement Grows Over Taxes, Gun Control

Mary Bubala, WJZ Baltimore

Western Marylanders fed up with high taxes and gun control want to break away. Thousands in the western counties say liberal Gov. Martin O’Malley is out of touch and they want to break away from the rest of the state. Similar movements are also growing in AZ, CA, CO, and MI.

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."

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.