gun rights

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.

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.

Stockman: 'Liberal Tears' the 'Best Gun Lubricant'

Rebecca Shabad, The Hill

Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) tweeted a photo Monday of what he called “the best gun lubricant around.”

Financial Expert's Survival Advice: Get Armed

Joe Saunders, Biz Pac Review

Forbes columnist and wealth management firm founder David Marotta has one big tip: Invest in guns and lots of ammunition. He gave investors lists of what people should have in case of a fiscal disaster or social upheaval.

Sharpton Meeting Leads to Revolt Against Machine Politics

Tom Blumer, NewsBusters.org

A recent town hall meeting hosted by Al Sharpton to address gun violence exploded into a revolt against “Chicago Machine” politics, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the aldermen in City Hall, with panel and audience members calling to vote out their elected officials. A preacher even called for “Tea Party” style meetings.

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.