Rocker Ted Nugent has drawn fire from the Anti-Defamation League with an online post insinuating gun control is the product of a vast Jewish conspiracy.
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 Kelly Riddell - The Washington Times
With her lead over Sen. Bernard Sanders evaporating in polls in Iowa and New Hampshire, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is turning to the issue of guns, hoping a spate of high-profile shootings will boost her campaign and drive a wedge between Mr. Sanders and the liberal voters he champions. Published January 11, 2016
New signs posted by a rural Oklahoma school district warn criminals that armed employees on campus are willing to use "whatever force is necessary" to protect students.
It's been nearly five years since Dwayne Hogue, a former special police officer, pleaded guilty to a gun possession charge that stripped him of his livelihood.
A federal appeals court challenged the legality of Maryland's assault weapon and high-capacity magazine ban on Thursday, saying the law infringes on the Second Amendment's right to bear arms.
Facebook said on Friday that it is prohibiting private firearm sales from being arranged on the popular social network and its photo-sharing service, Instagram, amid a White House-led effort to pass what President Obama has called "common sense" gun reform laws.
In President Obama's first foray into small-arms procurement for the armed forces, his recent executive order on gun control directs the Pentagon to find ways to make not so much more lethal firearms, but safer ones.
Facebook says it's cracking down on online gun sales, announcing Friday a new policy barring private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world's largest social network.
A new bill, if enacted, could see a tax break for Arizonans who obtain a concealed carry permit and weapons training not currently required by the state.
Film director Kim Snyder, whose film "Newtown" debuted Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival, said Donald Trump's recent remarks that he could "shoot somebody" and not lose political support was an "insult" to communities like Newtown, Connecticut.
A Mississippi gun-store owner and his son were killed Saturday in a shootout with two customers who were upset over a $25 firearm repair fee.
A man is pitching plans to open Chicago's only gun shop after the city eased restrictions on concealed handguns and arms dealers in 2014 following decades of legal challenges.
TSA screeners seized more than 2,600 firearms from carry-on luggage in 2015, the airport security agency said Thursday, acknowledging the dubious new record as it announced its year-end totals.
Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Wednesday defended President Obama's executive actions on firearms, saying the "common-sense" steps meant to reduce gun violence are within his legal authority.
Requests for concealed gun permits increased by nine-fold in San Bernardino County in the weeks after a husband and wife went on a shooting rampage there that claimed 14 victims, newly released data revealed.
CNN host Mike Rowe slammed President Obama for his executive action on gun control, calling the National Instant Criminal Background Check System a "broken system" that relies on "laughably incomplete" data.
Maryland, Virginia and District of Columbia law enforcement will begin to share information on illegal guns and shootings, the top lawyers for each jurisdiction said Friday, calling the regional effort "historic."
The National Rifle Association has taken cryptic note of the White House lately, following President Obama's constant push toward gun control as a part of his legacy. NRA executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre says that Mr. Obama has chosen to attack "what he misunderstands most about America--the Second Amendment, gun owners and the NRA." Mr. La Pierre also has issued an invitation to the president via a public video message.
Gun rights lobbyists gave more than twice the amount of money to congressional campaigns in 2014 than gun control advocates, a new report revealed.
Virginia police arrested a record number of people illegally attempting to buy weapons at gun shows last year and blocked 278 total attempted purchases -- numbers that analysts and activists said could undercut President Obama's demand for even tighter restrictions at the shows.
Hillary Clinton picked up the endorsement Tuesday from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, as she made advancing gun-control measures a centerpiece of her run and a top argument against her chief rival for the nomination, Sen. Bernard Sanders.
Bradley Cooper, Will Ferrell and dozens of other Hollywood elites have signed a letter thanking President Obama for taking executive action on gun control.
Sen. Charles Schumer, New York Democrat, said the National Rifle Association "should put its money where its mouth is" and support President Obama's effort to enforce gun control laws.
President Obama told supporters Friday that he'll leave one seat empty in the first lady's State of the Union guest box next week to represent victims of gun violence.
Taya Kyle, the widow of slain Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, told President Obama Thursday night that his executive actions on gun control will not make Americans safer.
President Obama accused the National Rifle Association on Thursday night of frightening gun owners into believing that his gun control proposals are aimed at confiscating their firearms.
Gun shop owners in California's Coachella Valley are feeling cautiously optimistic about the coming launch of a firearms-exclusive home shopping channel being produced in their own backyard.
Taya Kyle, the widow of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle spoke out in favor of gun rights in an op-ed published by CNN Thursday, arguing that taking away guns from law-abiding citizens will not make Americans safer.
The nation's largest gun rights organization declined Wednesday to send representatives to a nationally televised town hall with President Obama on gun violence, calling the prime-time event a publicity stunt by the White House to promote his latest gun control moves.
Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president and CEO of the National Rifle Association, says in a video that without the NRA there would be no federal instant checks and that expanding a broken system won't fix the problem.
Sarah Palin took a shot at President Obama for his tearful address on Tuesday announcing stricter gun control measures, saying "the whole world weeps" waiting for strong American leadership.
Smith & Wesson shares surged for the second day, driven higher by new gun control measures announced Tuesday by President Obama.
Former law enforcement agents say none of President Obama's new gun regulations addresses the difficulty investigators face in securing convictions against unlicensed gun dealers.
Gun-safety courses could be offered to students as young as 13 in Utah if a state senator succeeds in adding a voluntary course to next year's curriculum.
Wiping away tears for schoolchildren gunned down three years ago, President Obama said Tuesday he's imposing new gun regulations by executive action because Congress refuses to pass gun measures that could prevent more mass shootings in the U.S.
Jeb Bush "conflated" a story about receiving the National Rifle Association's "Statesman of the Year" award from former NRA President Charlton Heston, his campaign said Monday.
Executive action being taken by President Obama in an effort to curb gun violence will involve having multiple government agencies weigh possible technological solutions intended to keep firearms from ending up in the wrong hands, the White House said this week.
President Obama announced Monday he's issuing new gun regulations to require more background checks on gun purchases, while proposing to hire hundreds more federal agents to enforce existing gun laws.
A record number of firearms background checks were conducted by the FBI in 2015 -- equating to roughly 44 checks every minute.
Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Monday slammed President Obama's plans for executive action on gun control, saying that pretty soon, people won't be able to get guns and that the president is more interested in golfing than forging consensus on the issue.
Gun control surged to the forefront of the 2016 campaign Sunday as Republicans unloaded on President Obama's anticipated executive orders on background checks, taking advantage of a potent wedge issue less than a month before the Iowa caucus.
A 14-year-old Oklahoma boy is recovering form surgery after being shot several times by his neighbor who fired on a group of teens playing ding-dong-ditch.
A Virginia state senator wants to defund Gov. Terry McAuliffe's armed security detail after he banned guns on government grounds and ended concealed weapons reciprocity agreements with 25 states.
Gun control legislation going into effect in California next week will allow authorities to seize a person's weapons for 21 days if a judge determines there is potential for violence.
The Department of Justice is accused in a federal class-action lawsuit filed this week of treating "every potential gun owner like a terrorist" by cross-checking the names of firearm purchasers with secret government watch lists.
A jewelry store in Florida is giving away free shotguns this Christmas.
State lawmakers from Brooklyn on Monday introduced new legislation that seeks to greatly restrict the amount of ammo gun owners can purchase in New York.
San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee is pushing for officers to use stun guns instead of firearms following the police shooting of Mario Woods, who was wielding a knife when he was fatally shot by police on Dec. 2.
Preventing college students from bringing guns to dormitories and residence halls would likely run afoul of the Lone Star State's new campus carry laws, the top lawyer for Texas said on Monday.
Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring announced Tuesday the commonwealth will no longer recognize concealed carry handgun permits form 25 states that have reciprocity agreements with the state.
A Dallas woman says she was in the bathtub getting ready for work when a burglar came to her home. But before police arrived to the scene, she was able to scare the intruder off with just one shot of her gun.
The White House said Thursday that President Obama's anticipated executive action to impose new gun regulations will likely come after the holidays.
A small Texas school district has approved a measure allowing for the arming of some teachers.
A top Homeland Security official shot a hole in Democrats' efforts to deny gun sales to those on the government's terrorist watch lists, saying Thursday that the list isn't designed for those sorts of uses.
Congress may have declined to ban the sale of guns to people on federal terrorism watch lists, but one state -- New Jersey -- has, at least theoretically, been stopping such purchases since 2013.
A Sikh woman and certified firearms instructor believes she was racially profiled in Fremont, California, after a conversation with a Dick's Sporting Goods employee about AR-15 ammunition led to a police visit to her home.
University of Texas at Arlington officials on Wednesday sent out a "shelter in place" warning to students after a man in army fatigues was spotted walking on campus carrying what was thought to be a gun, but was actually a camera tripod.
Most Americans oppose a ban on military-style, so-called assault weapons for the first time in more than 20 years of ABC News/Washington Post polling, according to a survey released Wednesday.
A federal judge's ruling that barred the District from requiring gun owners to demonstrate a "good reason" to obtain a concealed carry permit was vacated Tuesday by an appeals court that found the judge did not have authority to rule on the case.
A suspect is in critical condition after his toy gun was met with real gunfire in an attempted robbery Sunday in Houston.
A pair of off-duty police officers were forced to leave a country music concert in Louisville, Kentucky, because they would not remove their weapons.
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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.