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Did Police Do Too Little to Stop Charlottesville Violence?

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Authorities are being second-guessed over their handling of Saturday’s protests. Virginia gun laws are the more obvious problem.

Appeals Court Strikes Down District Of Columbia Restrictions On Concealed Carry Of Guns

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A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down the District of Columbia’s restrictive concealed-carry law.

Supreme Court Declines To Accept Yet Another Second Amendment Case

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The Supreme Court has once again declined to hear an appeal in a Second Amendment case.

The Continued Action Hero Fantasy

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Representative Roger Williams (R-TX25) as quoted in the DMN (Ballfield ambush ‘might’ve been a little different’ had congressmen been armed, Texan says): “He had rifles, he had guns, pistols. All we had were bats and balls,” Williams said. “Frankly, if we would have been able to carry arms, it might’ve been a little different.” First, is […]

“America’s Greatest Domestic Threats”

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Wayne LaPierre’s perverted view of the world in two sentences.

Fourth Circuit Upholds Maryland’s Ban On So-Called “Assault Weapons”

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The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld Maryland’s ban on certain so-called “assault weapons,” but it’s unclear if the Supreme Court will even take up the case.

Donald Trump: “Second Amendment People” May Be Only Way To Stop Hillary Clinton On Judges

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Did Donald Trump really suggest assassination as a political weapon, even as a joke? It sure sounds like it.

New Poll Finds Strong Support For Enhanced Background Checks For Gun Sales

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A new poll finds strong public support for enhanced background checks and barring people on Federal watch lists from purchasing weapons.

Senate Rejects Post-Orlando Gun Control Efforts

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As expected, the Senate rejected four gun control measures introduced in the wake of the attack in Orlando.

SCOTUS Declines To Review Case Challenging New York, Connecticut Gun Control Laws

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Continuing a pattern that began six years ago, the Supreme Court has again declined to hear an appeal in a case involving a challenge to state gun control laws.

Bernie Sanders Blames Guns for Orlando Nightclub Massacre

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“Common sense” measures and the worst shooting spree in American history.

Court Of Appeals Rules 2nd Amendment Does Not Guarantee Right to Carry Concealed Weapons

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals deals a setback to the gun rights movement.

Connecticut Judge Allows Sandy Hook Gun Lawsuit To Proceed, For Now

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A Connecticut Judge has allowed a lawsuit against the manufacturer and seller of the weapons used in the Sandy Hook Shootings to go forward, but a Federal Law appears to make dismissal inevitable.

Obama’s Executive Action On Guns Is More Symbolism Than Substance

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The gun control regulations to be announced later today by President Obama later today amount to far less than the hype would lead you to believe.

2016 Brings Open Carry to Texas

Via the DMN:  Police brace for 911 calls as open carry starts Jan. 1 across Texas Police across Texas are bracing for a spike in 911 calls when the state’s open carry law takes effect Jan. 1 and panicked citizens start seeing handguns on people’s hips. “For a while we’ll be in a transition period, but […]

DHS Official Argues Against Using No-Fly List To Bar People From Buying Guns

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At least one DHS official seems to be against the idea of using no-fly list to stop people from buying firearms.

Majority Of Americans Oppose Ban On So-Called ‘Assault Weapons’ According To New Poll

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A new poll shows that a majority of Americans oppose a ban on so-called ‘assault weapons,’ a marked change from two decades ago.

Using The No-Fly List To Bar Gun Purchases Is Bad Policy, And Likely Unconstitutional

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The Governors of Connecticut and New York are joining President Obama and Hillary Clinton in favor of a really bad idea.

Court Declines To Hear Case Involving Chicago Suburb’s Assault Weapons Ban

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The Supreme Court has declined to accept an appeal challenging a law barring certain types of so-called ‘assault weapons’ in a Chicago suburb.

No, We Shouldn’t Use The No-Fly List To Decide Who Can’t Buy A Gun

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The no-fly list is a flawed, arbitrary mess that has kept innocent people from flying for years. Using it to deny people rights recognized by the Constitution is, quite honestly, insane.

Have There Really Been 355 ‘Mass Shootings’ This Year? Only If You’re Relying On Bad Data

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No, there really haven’t been 355 ‘mass shootings’ since January 1st. Not unless you’re relying on completely unreliable data.

America’s Massive Decline in Gun Violence

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Mass shootings rightly grab our attention. But the obscure the overall picture of violent crime.

Democrats Failed To Capture Virginia’s Senate, In Part Because Of The Politics Of Gun Control

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Virginia Democrats tried to capture control of the Virginia State Senate by, in part, emphasizing gun control issues. The fact that they failed is instructive.

Two New Polls Provide Another Dose Of Political Reality For Gun Control Advocates

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Two new polls show that political efforts to enact more stringent gun control at the national level are not likely to succeed.

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Via KCEN: Gun Falls out of Purse, Results in Accidental Shooting in Beaumont Beaumont police officers are investigating an apparent accidental shooting Monday morning at the Christus Outpatient Pavilion located in the 700 block of 11th Street. A witness told KCEN’s sister station 12News that a woman was in the waiting room of a medical office. […]

Feeling Safer, Dontcha Know

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Via KWCH:  Salina police investigate accidental shooting in theater “This guy started shouting ‘Oh my God, I just shot myself! I just got my concealed and carry,’ and then everybody jumped up and that’s when we heard call 9-11. According to Salina police, the man accidentally shot himself once in the leg.

Gun Control Advocates May Not Like Political Reality, But They Can’t Ignore It

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A new poll shows an up-tick in public support for some gun control measures, but gun control advocates can’t ignore the political reality that says those restrictions are unlikely to ever become law.

Woman who Fired at Home Depot Shoplifters Charged

Here is some follow-up on the story of the Michigan woman who used her concealed weapon against some shoplifters at a Home Depot.  Via USAT:  Woman who shot at fleeing shoplifter is charged:  A woman accused of firing a gun at the vehicle of a fleeing shoplifter in Michigan was charged Tuesday with a misdemeanor count of […]

A Question for Sunday

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When may I shoot a student?

Home Depot Customer Opens Fire on Alleged Shoplifters

Via The Detroit News:  Customer fires at Auburn Hills shoplifting suspects Police responding to a “shots fired” call at a Home Depot store said a customer apparently tried to stop a shoplifter by firing at a fleeing vehicle. The incident occurred at 2 p.m. at the store on Joslyn, according to a police press release. A […]

Gun Rights and Political Identity

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Linking view on guns to political self-identity.

A Challenge for Saturday

Is there any topic in American politics that is more depressingly impossible to productively discuss than the issue of gun violence? Discuss.

President Obama’s Empty Rhetoric On Guns

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In the wake of yesterday’s shootings in Oregon, President Obama took the airwaves to offer the same empty rhetoric he has on this issue in the past, and to make the false claim that there are simple solutions to what is a very complex problem.

Ten Dead, Multiple People Injured, In Shooting On Oregon College Campus

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Up to 13 people are dead and as many 20 injured after another mass shooting on a college campus.

Reporter And Cameraman Shot To Death Live On The Air In Virginia

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A reporter and cameraman for a local television station were killed, and a third person wounded, live on the air this morning.

Dylann Roof Case Reveals That Background Checks Don’t Always Work

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New information in the Dylann Roof case shows that the background check system used for gun purchases is still prone to human error.

Gun Control Is No More Likely After Charleston Than It Was Before

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Political reality shows us that the shootings in Charleston are not going to have any appreciable impact on the likelihood of any type of gun control law passing anywhere outside of the bluest of the blue states.

What Gun Laws Would Help?

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David Frum calls for several measures to reduce gun violence.

Does The United States Really Have More Mass Shootings Than Other Countries?

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PolitiFact rates President Obama’s claim that other countries don’t have mass shootings at rates comparable to America”Mostly False.”

Ted Cruz with a Gun to His Head

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So, this picture is going around: And this one: In both, Ted Cruz is giving a speech about gun rights in front of an illustration of a gun. Naturally, outrage is ensuing. POLITICO (“AP photo shows a gun pointed at Ted Cruz’s head“): In an Associated Press image that drew comment and criticism on Twitter […]

Supreme Court Declines Review In Case Involving San Francisco Handgun Law

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In a setback for the gun rights movement, the Supreme Court has let stand a San Francisco law that places tough restrictions on handgun ownership.

What is Wrong with People? (GOA Edition)

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Larry Pratt of the Gun Owners of America: “The Second Amendment was designed for people just like the President and his administration,” Pratt told radio host Roger Fredinburg. “And yes, if the New York Times and the Rolling Stone, and whoever else wants to have a hissy fit, yes, our guns are in our hands […]

Federal Judge Bars Enforcement Of Restrictive D.C. Concealed Carry Law

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A Second Amendment victory in the District of Columbia,

Tennessee Sacrifices Property Rights On The Altar Of ‘Gun Rights’

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Legislators in Tennessee have taken the “gun rights” argument further than it was ever intended to go.

Sandy Hook Shooting Families File Legally Dubious Lawsuit Against AR-15 Manufacturer

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The families of many of the Sandy Hook victims are seeking to have the manufacturer of the AR-15 held legally responsible for what happened. While understandable, their lawsuit is misplaced and largely without legal merit.

More Americans Support Gun Rights Than Gun Control, New Poll Finds

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As the second anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School approaches, a new poll finds that more Americans support gun rights than gun control.

Colorado Legislators Elected In Anti-Gun Control Recall Elections Defeated In Re-Election Bids

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Two Colorado state legislators who were voted into office just over two years ago as part of recall elections directed against two of the people who were behind the gun control laws that Colorado enacted in the wake of the Sandy Hook and Aurora shootings ended up being defeated last Tuesday: DENVER — After two […]

Gun Control Has Completely Faded As An Issue Voters Care About

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After spiking in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, gun control has faded back into obscurity as an issue voters care about significantly.

Washington State Voters Set To Approve Universal Background Checks For Gun Purchases

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Two gun control initiatives will be on the ballot for voters in Washington State, but its the one that would expand background checks that looks likely to win: Do you want expanded background checks for gun purchases? Do you not want expanded background checks for gun purchases? Those two competing questions will be on the ballot […]

Two Dead, Three Injured In Shooting At Seattle Area High School

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Another school shooting.

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