The father of the 24-year-old TV reporter who was murdered Wednesday on live television has vowed not to rest "until I see something get done" on gun control.
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 Victor Morton - The Washington Times
Seattle made it official Monday night, trying to tax its way into a lower crime rate. Published August 11, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said in the wake of Wednesday morning's shooting deaths on live TV of a reporter and videographer in Virginia that it isn't a gun problem but a "mental problem."
Wal-Mart will stop carrying the AR-15 and other semi-automatic rifles at its stores, a spokesman said Wednesday.
Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that she felt "great heartache" over the shooting ambush that killed a TV news reporter and cameraman live on air in Virginia, pledging that as president she would fight for more gun-control laws.
New York Post columnist Bart Hubbuch is being criticized on social media after he called Wednesday's tragic shooting of two journalists in Virginia a "proud moment" for the National Rifle Association.
Hours after the shooting deaths of two television journalists in Virginia, the White House called on Congress Wednesday to approve gun-control legislation.
Hillary Clinton hasn't wasted any time in connecting the tragic shooting of two journalists Wednesday in Virginia to the need for stricter gun control laws.
A Chuck E. Cheese in Kentucky is facing backlash after an armed police officer was denied entry over her service weapon.
America's oldest gun maker trolled Hillary Clinton with an advertisement for gun wipes Wednesday afternoon on Twitter.
Oklahoma police are concerned about the public's safety after an armed man standing guard at a "Muslim-free" gun store in Oktaha accidentally shot himself.
Kim Kardashian decided to add her two cents to the gun-control debate Wednesday when she learned of David Conley, a Texas man accused of breaking into his ex-wife's home and fatally shooting her, her husband and six children with a gun he bought online.
Heavily-armed members of a patriot group known as the "Oath Keepers" turned up in Ferguson, Missouri, early Tuesday, adding extra tension to an already uneasy climate in the St. Louis suburb amid violent protests.
The Seattle City Council is expected to cast a final vote Monday on legislation that adds new taxes and regulations on firearms and ammunition sold in the city.
The surge of high-tech smart cars on the roads is a surefire sign the auto industry is embracing the so-called "Internet of things." But at a hacker conference in Las Vegas on Friday, researchers said poor security practices could pose some very serious problems down the road.
The largest gun-rights group in Georgia welcomed Chris Christie to the RedState gathering in Atlanta with fliers calling on attendees to say "Hell No" to the New Jersey Republican governor's "Anti-Gun Agenda!"
A proposed bill in Michigan set to be introduced this month would exempt military personnel from the state's pistol-free zone restrictions when in uniform.
Mass public shootings have become more frequent and more deadly in recent years, the Congressional Research Service concluded in a report that could reignite the Capitol Hill debate over stiffer controls on firearms.
An Idaho sheriff is defending the use of fees collected from concealed weapons permits to buy his office new tile and carpet.
A 12-year-old Florida girl is in recovery after her father accidentally shot her in the arm while teaching her about gun safety Sunday night.
The families of more than a dozen victims of the Newtown school shooting rampage would split $1.5 million under proposed settlements of lawsuits against the estate of the gunman's mother.
Retailers including Wal-Mart, Sears and Amazon have agreed to halt the sales of life-like toy guns in New York.
Stand-up comedian and actress Amy Schumer is teaming up with New York Sen. Charles Schumer to call for tighter gun control.
Florida is expediting concealed weapons permits for active-duty service members and veterans in reaction to the shootings at military recruiting centers in Chattanooga, Tennessee, that left five dead.
In his first policy response to the killings of five American troops at a Tennessee reserve center, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter released a memo Thursday that will let more service members carry guns stateside while on base or at more vulnerable satellite offices.
Leaders in Los Angeles unanimously voted to ban the sale of high-capacity gun magazines, putting the city in the middle of the debate over national gun control following mass shootings nationwide and a boost in violent crime in some large cities.
Senate Democrats joined with gun-control activists Tuesday on Capitol Hill to demand tougher firearms laws in response to recent shootings in Charleston, Chattanooga and Lafayette, which they dubbed the "summer of gun violence."
John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red flags raised at the time of sale.
The Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if they lack the mental capacity to manage their own disability payments -- a move the NRA is calling the "largest gun grab in American history."
During a time when the Obama administration is trying to prevent some senior citizens from obtaining guns, firearm production in the United States has skyrocketed to an unprecedented level.
President Obama has drawn clear linkages between criminal justice reform and gun control, but the two remain worlds apart on Capitol Hill.
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Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation's second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who immediately promised to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-Civil War era.
Mike Bloomberg put $50 million into Tuesday's elections, and he doesn't have much to show for it. Someone, perhaps the Koch brothers, ought to treat him to a Big Gulp. The onetime mayor of New York City organized a group called Everytown for Gun Safety, meant to rival the National Rifle Association, and with a lot more money. The new group was supposed to put gun control on the front burner. Instead, the gun-control candidates got scorched on the back burner.
D.C. officials have a tough time trying to comply with the U.S. Constitution when it comes to gun rights.
Last year, in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shootings in Connecticut, the Obama administration and then-New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg worked to put together a "coalition of the willing" to join them in a war on the Second Amendment and hit upon Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper as a likely recruit.
With the senseless killing of a mother walking through Central Park last week by a madman on a bicycle, it is high time that society take a hard look at what is sure to be a thorny issue: Is it finally time to ban bikes once and for all?
Americans in growing numbers are unhappy about depending on government for survival — life-and-death survival, not just dependence on government for food stamps, health care, housing or even cash.
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The families of nine of the 26 people killed and a teacher injured two years ago at the Sandy Hook Elementary School filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the shooting.
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.