Gun Rights Archive

SLATE: The Guns Won

SLATE.COM August 14, 2017 – This conflict between the right to bear arms and the right to free speech is nothing new, but the sudden surge in white nationalist activism has made it painfully obvious that, in the public square, the right to bear arms tends to trump the right to free speech.  Forty-five states, including Virginia, allow some form of open carry. So long as armed demonstrators comply with…

VA – Gun Rights – How Charlottesville May Change the Debate Over Armed Militias and Open Carry

THE TRACE.COM August 14, 2017 – As white nationalists squared off against counter-protesters and antifascists in Charlottesville on Saturday, a large group of heavily armed gunmen sought, for a time, to keep the peace. Christian Yingling, a militia leader from Pennsylvania, whose 32-man team arrived in the college town bearing loaded assault-style weapons and sidearms, told the Washington Post that his group came to defend free speech and maintain order. “Our mission…

TX – Gun Rights – In Texas, Even The Socialists Are Carrying Guns

HOUSTON PRESS.COM August 14, 2017 – As David Smith stood guard before a rally in downtown Houston, cradling a rifle across his chest, heckles rained down on him from a group of men and women across the street. It’s not an unusual scene when politically left and right groups mingle, except it was Smith from the Houston Socialist Movement brandishing a rifle, not the red-hatted and camouflage-wearing protesters.  

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Shock: Gun Control Icon Defends Second Amendment Rights of Grandparents Targeted in Michigan

BREITBART.COM August 8, 2017 – UCLA law professor—and go-to gun control commentator—Adam Winkler is speaking up on behalf of grandparents who were allegedly put in the position of choosing between foster-parenting their grandson or keeping their Second Amendment rights. The case is unfolding in Michigan and revolves around William and Jill Johnson’s efforts to care for their grandson.   

TX – Gun Rights – Why Are More African-American Women in Texas Taking Out Gun Permits?

HOUSTON PRESS.COM August 8, 2017 – Growing up in Chicago, Dee Bond-Hodrick, who now lives in Houston, says she never thought she wanted to be around guns. But now she worries about the safety of her family. And has become one of the more than one million registered gun owners in this state. “It’s a scary thought not being able to defend your family if someone comes into your…

IN – Gun Rights – The wrong right: Indiana attorney general ill-advised to intervene in gun-possession case

JOURNAL GAZETTE.NET August 2, 2017 – One afternoon in March 2014, someone called the Ranson, West Virginia, police to report seeing a man loading a handgun and putting it into his pocket as he got into a car parked in a convenience store lot known to have been the site of many illicit drug transactions. Responding officers stopped a car traveling nearby that seemed to match the description provided…

TX – Campus Guns – After a quiet year of campus carry, community colleges get guns next

TEXAS TRIBUNE.ORG August 1, 2017 – Janeera Nickol Gonzalez was shot on a Wednesday in May, in the late morning. She died in a study room in Performance Hall, a multistory brick structure on the campus of North Lake College, outside Dallas. Gonzalez was 20 years old; she would have been the first in her family to graduate from college. Starting Tuesday, a gun like the one that took her life…

CO – Gun Rights – Colorado reported to have 388,646 concealed carry handgun permits

COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE.COM July 31, 2017 – The number of concealed carry handgun permits in Colorado jumped 56 percent in recent months, according to a recent report. Under President Obama, concealed handgun permits grew – a reaction to concerns that the administration would push a heavy gun control agenda. Interest, however, continues to grow under President Trump, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center, which conducted the study released…

ND – Gun Rights – Conceal and Carry Without a Permit Now Legal in North Dakota (VIDEO)

KVRR.COM July 27, 2017 –  North Dakota will officially be a part of the constitutional carry and conceal states beginning August 1. Governor Burgum signed the bill, which will now allow law abiding citizens to carry a concealed handgun without a permit. Each person must live in North Dakota, have a valid North Dakota driver’s license and be at least 18 years old. If you happen to get pulled…

CO – Gun Rights – Under siege by liberals: the town where everyone owns a gun

THE GUARDIAN.COM July 14, 2017 – Nucla made national headlines in 2013. That year, in the wake of the Sandy Hook mass shooting that left 20 first-graders dead, Colorado passed new gun control laws, banning the sale of new ammunition magazines with more than 15 rounds and requiring that private citizens perform criminal background checks before selling guns to each other. The laws were hailed by gun control advocates…

IL – Gun Rights – Two states pass laws allowing some officials to bring guns inside courthouses

AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION JOURNAL July 11, 2017 – Two states have new laws on the books that allow some people to bring guns into courthouses. The new legislation in Arkansas and Oklahoma has brought the debate over the right to carry weapons “quite literally, at the courthouse door,” the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.) reports. Bill Raftery, a senior analyst with the National Center for State Courts, tells the ABA Journal…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Left-wing radicals want more gun laws, here’s how to resist

THE HILL.COM July 7, 2017 – Gun control is the set of laws or policies that regulate the manufacture, sale, transfer, possession, modification, or use of firearms by civilians, not the radical left’s definition of gun control. Gun control only means that one should be in control of their firearm at all times. How is this accomplished? Through responsible firearm ownership, which can be broken down into three critical…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – New Gun Laws Take Effect Around The U.S.

ONE AMERICA NEWS NETWORK July 3, 2017 – New gun laws are taking effect around the country. Officials say a law allowing concealed guns on college campuses was implemented in several states, including Kansas and Georgia. In Tennessee concealed guns may now be carried in a broader range of public buildings and bus stations. In Iowa permit holders are now able to carry concealed guns in the state’s capitol…

TN – Gun Rights – State laws will expand concealed guns to public facilities

WRCB TV.COM July 3, 2017 – Concealed guns will be allowed in more places in more states as scores of new laws take effect across the nation. Among the laws kicking in Saturday are ones allowing concealed guns at college campuses in Kansas and Georgia, at bus stations and more public buildings in Tennessee, and at the state Capitol in Iowa. A California gun-control measure prohibiting possession of magazines…

ID – Gun Rights – Law allowing concealed firearms with no permit a year old

SPOKESMAN REVIEW.COM July 1, 2017 – Exactly one year after it went into effect, an Idaho gun law that allows people to carry concealed firearms without a permit has had little effect on crime rates, state law enforcement officials said. When the Idaho Legislature enacted its permitless firearms concealed carry law a year ago, it was not without warnings from a broad spectrum, including anti-gun groups and Idaho chiefs…

IA – Gun Rights – Largest pro-Second Amendment bill in Iowa history effective July 1

WQAD TV.COM June 30, 2017 –  The biggest changes in Iowa gun law in state history go into effect on Saturday, July 1, when House File 517, or the Omnibus Gun Law, becomes state law. According to the Iowa Firearms Coalition, HF517 is the largest pro-Second Amendment bill in Iowa history and 2017’s most comprehensive pro-gun owner bill passed anywhere in the country.   

GA – Gun Rights – What’s happened to the pro-gun wish list in Washington?

ALBUQUERQUE JOURNAL June 26, 2017 – ATLANTA — Gun rights advocates entered the Trump era with high hopes. After years of frustration they thought a gun-friendly president and Congress would advance their agenda. At the top of the list: a gun-owner’s ability to bring a legal weapon across any state lines, a policy known as reciprocity. But many of their favorite initiatives have stalled in Washington, set aside as…

DC – Gun Rights – Stung by denial, gun rights advocates vow to bring other concealed carry cases before Supreme Court

WASHINGTON TIMES June 26, 2017 – Second Amendment advocates stung by the Supreme Court’s decision not to take up a closely watched gun rights case vowed Monday to pursue litigation as long as it takes to get the justices to affirm the right to carry a firearm outside the home. The court opted Monday not to hear Peruta v. California, letting stand a ruling from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court…

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