Gun Rights Archive

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Concealed-carry bill backers brace for Senate fight (VIDEO)

FOX NEWS December 11, 2017 – Gun-rights advocates scored a major win with House passage of legislation making concealed-carry gun permits valid across state lines — but face a much tougher challenge in the Senate where they’ll need support from at least eight Democrats to make the bill law.  

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Without Concealed-Carry Reciprocity, Self-Defense Is A Second-Class Right

THE FEDERALIST December 11, 2017 – One major benefit of the U.S. Constitution is that you can travel among the states without leaving your rights behind. The Constitution joined 13 semi-independent former colonies into one united country and, while it preserved a great deal of regional autonomy, it meant that a citizen of one state could not be treated as a second-class resident in another.  [full…

HI – Gun Rights – Cops told medical pot users to turn in their guns. Here’s why they changed their minds

MCCLATCHY.COM December 8, 2017 – The Honolulu Police Department has been sending letters out to medical marijuana users this year to tell them that they “have 30 days upon receipt of this letter to voluntarily surrender your firearms.” Now, that policy is no more. 

DE – Gun Rights – Delaware Supreme Court strikes down broad restrictions on gun possession in state parks and forests

WASHINGTON POST December 7, 2017 – From Thursday’s Bridgeville Rifle & Pistol Club v. Small, a decision applying the Delaware Constitution’s right to bear arms: We are asked whether unelected officials from the State’s parks and forest departments, whose power is expressly limited, can ban (except for a narrow exception for hunting) the possession of guns in state parks and forests in contravention of Delawareans’ rights under the State’s constitution. Clearly…

MA – Gun Rights – Hampshire College cancels gun rights speaker Antonia Okafor two hours before event scheduled to begin (VIDEO)

MASS LIVE.COM December 7, 2017 – Black, Armed, and Conservative: Hampshire College on Wednesday canceled a student-booked speaking event on “women empowerment and the second amendment” two hours before its conservative centerpiece was to take the stage.  

MA – Gun Rights – After cancellation, Antonia Okafor’s talk at Hampshire College may be rescheduled; Mount Holyoke event still on

MASS LIVE.COM December 7, 2017 –  Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash has called gun rights advocate Antonia Okafor to talk about rescheduling her talk on campus after officials canceled it at the last minute Wednesday. 

NY – Gun Rights – County clerk’s pistol permit outreach is good public service

LOCKPORT UNION-SUN & JOURNAL December 6, 2017 – You may not like it. In fact, many gun owners in Niagara County have made it clear that they don’t. Even so, the SAFE Act is the law of the land in New York where owning a gun is concerned.  

Twenty-Three State Attorneys General Back National Concealed Carry Reciprocity

TOWNHALL.COM December 5, 2017 – The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is currently making its way through the House. It is expected to be voted out of Committee and onto the House floor. If passed, which would also require 60 votes in the Senate, the legislation will allow individuals to travel across state lines with their lawfully issued permits. 

Tucker Carlson: Gun Confiscation Proponents Risk ‘Civil War’

BREITBART.COM December 5, 2017 – During the December 4 airing of Tucker Carlson Tonight, Carlson asked gun control proponent Mark Glaze if he was ready for the civil war that would follow any real attempt to confiscate firearms in the U.S. Glaze is the former head of Michael Bloomberg-funded Everytown for Gun Safety. Carlson’s comments came after Glaze bounced from one gun control idea to another, grasping to find one…

The American Indian foundation of American gun culture

WASHINGTON POST November 21, 2017 – It is widely agreed that the United States has an exceptional gun culture. Although Great Britain is America’s “mother country,” the two nations have very different arms cultures. Why so? Historically, two reasons were especially important in the early colonial period: 1. The practical differences between conditions in America and in Great Britain. 2. The influence of American Indians.  [full…

Int’l – Gun rights – 10 Countries Where It’s the Easiest to Own Guns

TOPTENZ.COM November 20, 2017 – In 2007, the Small Arms Survey estimated that there were 650 million civilian-held guns in the world. Unless we all fell asleep and somehow missed a coordinated global melting down of guns, that number has certainly risen. Yep, our planet is awash in guns for all uses: from sport, to hunting, to recreation, to personal safety.

OH – Gun Rights – Our Protection Against All Threats

CINCINNATI REPUBLIC.COM November 20, 2017 – The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution is by far one of the most controversial topics in contemporary politics. The biggest roadblock for the left however, is their unwavering ignorance when it comes to firearms. It is difficult to legislate against guns effectively when you possess little knowledge about guns to begin with. 

AZ – Gun Rights –  The AR-15 gets a bad rap

TUCSON.COM November 19, 2017 – The call to “ban all assault weapons” has come around again. There are many reasons why that is a bad idea, but I would like to focus on just one. It has to do with closing the door after the horse leaves the barn. When people speak of “assault-style rifles” they generally mean the AR-15, a semi-auto-only version of the military M-16 rifle. It…

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Americans aged 18-34 most likely to oppose assault weapons ban, poll finds

THE GUARDIAN.COM November 19, 2017 – Resistance to a ban on military-style assault weapons is strongest among millennials, according to a new Quinnipiac poll released this week. It’s a finding that experts said might be driven by the popularity of first-person shooter video games such as Call of Duty and the increasing prominence of military-style guns in the consumer market. 

Nat’l – Gun Rights – Donald Trump Jr. slams Keurig and endorses a pro-Trump, pro-guns, and pro-military coffee company

BUSINESS INSIDER.COM  November 13, 2017 – As Trump supporters destroy their Keurig coffee makers to protest the brand pulling advertising from Sean Hannity’s show, many on the right are promoting a new coffee brand. “I’m so so buying this coffee,” Sean Hannity wrote on Twitter on Sunday, quote-tweeting an ad promoting Black Rifle Coffee Co. 

DC – Gun Rights – A sin issue or a gun issue? Why evangelicals are deeply skeptical of gun-control laws.

WASHINGTON POST  November 6, 2017 – Several prominent Southern Baptist pastors have President Trump’s ear as members of his unofficial evangelical advisory council. Even so, it would be very surprising if Southern Baptists pushed for changes in gun policy, because it hasn’t been a priority for the denomination in decades. 

TX – Gun Rights – In Sutherland Springs, a mass shooting draws desire for more — not fewer — guns

WASHINGTON POST November 6, 2017 – SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Tex. — Many of this small town’s residents had just learned, mostly by word of mouth, the names of the people slain or wounded at the First Baptist Church, and the horror unleashed by a gunman was too fresh for anyone to process fully. But one thing was emphatically clear Monday: These Texans weren’t about to embrace gun control. 

HA! A Major Gun Advocacy Group Is More Popular Than The NFL

TOWNHALL.COM October 28, 2017 – According to a new Fox News poll, the National Rifle Association is more popular than the National Football League. Shocker, right? The NFL’s favorability rating has dropped considerably over the last four years. In 2013, 64 percent had a positive view of the league. Fast forward to 2017 and that number has dropped 18 points to 46 percent. 

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