The Drug Enforcement Administration abandoned an internal proposal to use surveillance cameras for photographing vehicle license plates near gun shows in the United States to investigate gun-trafficking, the agency's chief said Wednesday.
Second Amendment and Gun Control
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By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times
Conservative rock star Ted Nugent slammed back hard at Bryant Gumbel over comments the HBO "Real Sports" host made about the National Rifle Association, characterizing him as a liar and a hater and saying that if he wanted to know the real truth about the gun group's membership, he should do some actual research. Published January 28, 2015
John Elder, a Minnesota city councilman who also works as a public information officer at the local police department, is being hailed as a hero for having the wherewithal to pull his gun on an armed attacker who had stormed the government meeting and opened fire on two officers.
A Virginia Senate panel on Monday killed several gun control initiatives pushed by Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe, including bills to require universal background checks on gun show sales and reinstatement of the state's recently-lifted ban on purchasing more than one handgun per month.
National Rifle Association News radio host Cam Edwards hit back at HBO's Bryant Gumbel for his characterization of the group as "pigs," saying he doubts the celebrity knows many NRA members.
Remington gun manufacturer just won its push to move a wrongful death suit brought by 10 families of Sandy Hook shooting victims to federal court — and at least one legal insider says that's a significant boon for the company.
The Mk-47 "Mutant" — a fusion between the AR-15 and AK-47 rifles — was unveiled by a U.S. gun maker at an annual gun show in Las Vegas this week.
Bryant Gumbel, HBO host, had this to say about the National Rifle Association: Members are "pigs," a "curse" on America and about the most uncaring organization in history.
Florida deputies arrested a 43-year-old man Tuesday after he tackled a man carrying a concealed weapon in Wal-Mart.
An American gun company has found a way to deal with the dearth of new AK-47s on the market since U.S. imposed sanctions on Russia went into effect in July: make them in Pennsylvania.
Under the same program that has been criticized as "militarizing" local law enforcement, campus police departments have ramped up their armed presence, with Florida State University getting a Humvee and other university officers carrying semi-automatic rifles.
Gunmaker PARA USA says it regrets providing firearms for the movie "Taken 3" and has called for an industry boycott against actor Liam Neeson after he slammed private gun ownership in America.
A female employee of Papa John's Pizza who shot an armed robbery suspect in self-defense will not be fired by the company.
A gun-carrying customer is being hailed a hero after reportedly thwarting a robbery Saturday at a Houston restaurant.
Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed legislation Thursday that would have let some people subject to personal protection orders obtain a concealed pistol license.
A South Carolina state lawmaker wants students to celebrate gun rights in schools, so he introduced the "Second Amendment Education Act," which designates Dec. 15 as "Second Amendment Awareness Day" and requires instruction on the right to bear arms for at least three consecutive weeks in the school year.
He was known as the most deadly sniper in American history, but life after his tours of Iraq and Afghanistan proved to be an even more tragic battleground for Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose story is told in the film "American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper, which opens nationwide Friday.
A father and son of South Asian descent say they were turned away from an Arkansas gun range because it's declared by its owners as a "Muslim-free" zone.
A leading gun control advocacy group said Wednesday that it hopes a foiled plot by an Ohio bartender who authorities say threatened to murder Speaker John A. Boehner is a "wake-up call" for congressional Republicans to approve legislation tightening gun-purchase background checks.
Liam Neeson called gun ownership in America a "f---ing disgrace" while speaking Monday in Dubai to promote the gun-packed vigilante film "Taken 3."
Liberty Ammunition, a Florida-based maker of bullets, won a $15.6 million judgment against the Department of Defense after a federal court found the feds did in fact infringe upon one of the company's patents.
The National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups have hit back hard at one Missouri lawmaker's plan to add a tax on guns sold in the state to pay for cameras for police officers.
A gun-control group backed by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg will be teaching journalists about firearms.
A new law in Pennsylvania that makes it easier for gun groups like the National Rifle Association to sue cities for burdensome Second Amendment regulations has municipalities on the defense, and almost two dozen have already backed off some of their most stringent firearms rules.
A Fort Bragg soldier was shot in the chest Friday morning after his wife mistook him for an intruder while he was trying to surprise her with breakfast in bed.
TrackingPoint Inc., the Texas company that specializes in creating precision guided firearms, has unveiled its "Mile Maker" Linux-powered rifle, which can hit targets at roughly 1,800 yards away.
My daughter enlisted in the Army not too long after Sept. 11, 2001. Before she was through, she managed to survive two tours in Iraq and a year in Afghanistan. Upon her return, she bought herself an AR-15, the semi-automatic version of the rifle she carried while on active duty. She takes it to the range and enjoys shooting.
Visit a gun range, attend a competitive shoot, take to the field during the hunting season or attend a gun show and you'll run into veterans of the military enjoying their day as recreational shooters, hunters and gun collectors.
As a veteran of the Marine Corps and a dedicated hunter, I have enjoyed a lifetime relying on and enjoying firearms. I have carried them into battle, trained others in their safe and effective use, shot competitively and spent as much time as I can hunting game for the table each fall. It is a passion I share with millions of other veterans. Many, like me, are fervent supporters of the 2nd Amendment and members of the National Rifle Association, where I serve as Secretary.
Walter Reed's staff and its patients maintain a close relationship with our team at Freedom Alliance. Because of the military medical center's proximity to our headquarters, we tend to make friends there frequently.
When Iowa's newly elected Republican senator is sworn in next month, she will be the first woman veteran to serve in the United States Senate, a chamber boasting fewer and fewer members who have served in the armed forces. Sen.-elect Jodi Ernst, a lieutenant colonel in the Iowa National Guard, has served in the Guard and Reserves for some 21 years and spent 14 months as a company commander in Kuwait during the first Gulf War.
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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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This afternoon, the Wyoming House Judiciary Committee overwhelmingly passed House Bill 114, a bill eliminating “gun free zones” in Wyoming, by an 8 to 1 vote. HB 114 will now be sent to the House floor for its full consideration and vote.
On Tuesday, February 10, your NRA-ILA, along with Maryland Shall Issue, the Associated Gun Clubs of Baltimore, and the Maryland State Rifle and Pistol Association,will be holding the second annual "2A Tuesday.”
The Statehouse cafeteria turned orange Tuesday.Dozens of gun-rights supporters traveled from across the state despite the snow to oppose a bill that would tighten background checks on private gun sales.
Terrorists can strike anywhere and at any time, giving them a huge strategic advantage.Unfortunately, too many politicians around the world are refusing to admit this.
This afternoon, the North Dakota Senate will vote on Senate Bill 2274, critical NRA-backed “shall certify” legislation. SB 2274, introduced by Senator Kelly Armstrong (R-36), would require that a chief law enforcement officer (CLEO) sign an application for the acquisition or transfer of any item regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA), including short barreled rifles/shotguns and suppressors, within thirty days, so long as the applicant is not prohibited by law from receiving it.
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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.