Rep. Diane Black is introducing a bill today that bans the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms from requesting race and ethnicity information on its so-called 4473 forms required to purchase a gun.
Second Amendment and Gun Control
The latest news coverage, opinion and information on Second Amendment rights and gun control. The Second Amendment states "a well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed..."
By Valerie Richardson - The Washington Times
Guns are becoming the prop of choice in campaign ads around the country this midterm year. Published September 17, 2014
A federal judge on Thursday rejected the District's request to indefinitely postpone his ruling granting residents the right to carry guns in public, but he said lawyers for the city can ask for a limited extension of the stay in the case.
A fifth-grade Michigan boy who brought a loaded .25-caliber pistol to school had also created a list of classmates' names that he may have intended to harm, police said.
A top Republican House member on Wednesday proposed eliminating the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, writing a bill that would freeze all hiring at the troubled agency and require the Justice Department to come up with a plan for transferring its duties to other agencies.
People who have a "good reason" to feel threatened — for example, stalking victims — would be able to seek a concealed carry permit for a legally owned handgun under a new D.C. law proposed Thursday. But those with generalized fears, such as apprehension about living in a neighborhood with high crime, would not be considered eligible for such a permit, officials say.
A 20-year-old Houston man leapt into action to protect his father and sister after a masked man carrying a shotgun walked into their family owned convenience store Friday night.
A bill that would allow Pennsylvania teachers and other school employees to carry guns at work drew a mixed reaction Tuesday from lawmakers.
A year after 12 people were shot and killed at the Washington Navy Yard, President Obama said Tuesday the U.S. must pursue "common-sense reforms" to firearms laws and indicated he's not ready to admit defeat in his fight for gun control.
The D.C. Council and mayor are collaborating on an emergency bill that would regulate residents' ability to carry legally registered guns outside their homes.
The Obama administration quietly has been forcing new gun buyers to declare their race and ethnicity, a policy change that critics say provides little law enforcement value while creating the risk of privacy intrusions and racial profiling.
When Alison Lundergan Grimes, the Democratic challenger in Kentucky's Senate race, wanted to distance herself from President Obama, she picked up a gun.
The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence is filing a lawsuit against online retailers that allegedly sold ammunition to James Holmes, the suspect accused of the Aurora theater killings.
Taking a page from Sen. Joe Manchin III's 2010 campaign playbook, Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, running for U.S. Senate in Kentucky against Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, shoots skeet in her most recent television campaign ad while insisting that she's "not Barack Obama."
A man Springfield police say walked into a convenience store with a fake gun intending to rob the place didn't count on one thing - the store owner having a real gun.
Rep. Shelley Moore Capito picked up a National Rifle Association endorsement in the race for U.S. Senate in West Virginia, the gun rights group announced Wednesday.
A group of men viciously attacked a youth football league coach during practice in Kansas Monday night before the coach's wife fired a gun in the air to scare them away.
Kansas' attorney general has asked a federal court to toss out a national gun control group's challenge of a law that asserts the federal government lacks authority to regulate firearms manufactured, sold and kept only in the state.
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Guns are becoming the prop of choice in campaign ads around the country this midterm year.Take it as another sign that the Obama administration’s gun control push is running aground: Firearms have become this year’s go-to accessory for candidates of both parties seeking to advertise their toughness and willingness to fight.
To mark the tenth anniversary of the expiration of the federal ban on so-called assault weapons, the anti-gun lobbies made a surprising announcement: They are not attempting to push for a new ban. This is a smart decision, because there is more than one way to shrink the American gun culture. The “assault weapon” prohibition campaign of the last quarter-century was the most successful effort in American history to ban large numbers of guns. But, ultimately, it proved more harmful than helpful to the politicians who supported it and the groups that promoted it.
D.C. gun owners could begin applying to carry concealed weapons within weeks under emergency legislation announced Wednesday in response to a federal judge’s ruling in July that the city’s firearms law was unconstitutional.
The National Rifle Association has reserved $11.4 million for its initial fall advertising campaign and will begin airing its first TV commercials Wednesday in three Senate races crucial to determining which party controls the chamber next year.
Last month, a group launched a signature drive for the "Background Check Initiative." It would allow Nevada voters on the 2016 ballot to decide whether all gun sales should require background checks.
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Attorney General Eric Holder blamed “the gun lobby” for being behind his 2012 contempt vote in Congress, in one of many heated exchanges with House Republicans Tuesday.
A Republican state senator in Oklahoma took a swipe at CNN host Piers Morgan by filing pro-gun legislation in Oklahoma that he named after the vocal gun-control advocate.
Gun records checks, fueled by a post-Newtown boom of gun sales, hit a new high in 2013, and industry analysts expect ammunition to be the big seller this year as consumers catch up to all of those firearms purchases.
One year after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., all sides of the debate — from President Obama and single-issue groups led by outgoing New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and others to powerful gun advocacy voices — sound much the same as they did 12 months ago in the immediate aftermath of one of the worst shootings in American history.
The Senate voted Monday to extend a ban on undetectable plastic guns for 10 years just hours before the act was scheduled to expire, but advocates lamented that it didn't go far enough and vowed to push forward to expand it in the near future.
The passage of a string of state "stand your ground" self-defense laws in recent years produced a partisan divide at a hearing Tuesday on Capitol Hill, with Democrats saying the laws have led to increased gun violence, often targeting minorities, while Republicans questioning the need for a hearing on the issue at all.
Breaking new ground in the state-level battle over firearms, the Democratic-dominated California state legislature has taken gun control into uncharted territory with a flurry of new bills that target not just firearms and ammunition, but also recreational hunting.
Requests for gun permits are on track to double this year in the shattered city of Newtown, Conn., where a mad gunman slaughtered 20 children and 6 educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dec. 14.
George Zimmerman may have been cleared of all charges, but New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg used the trial to advance his own anti-gun agenda anyway, pointing to "the tragic death of Trayvon Martin" as proof positive of the need for more regulations.
In an exclusive interview with One America News' Rick Amato, president of the National Rifle Association David Keene discusses the heated debate over gun control legislation.
Four months after the Sandy Hook school shooting, a task force set up by the National Rifle Association issued a school safety report Tuesday that calls for more trained and armed personnel on school grounds, arguing the faster someone responds with a gun during an attack, the more lives can be saved.
A new bill working through Washington state's legislature would allow local sheriffs to enter homes of gun owners to ensure their weapons are properly stored.
The president of the National Rifle Association argued Thursday that a universal background check system for gun buyers is both impracticable and unnecessary, but an effective instant check system that includes records of the adjudicated mentally ill would prevent potentially dangerous people — such as the gunman at Virginia Tech in 2007 — from getting their hands on firearms.