A new type of hangout for Second Amendment enthusiasts is gaining popularity in the United States: the "guntry club."
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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 David Sherfinski - The Washington Times
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Friday that he vetoed legislation that would have limited the sharing of information on concealed handgun permit holders in a state database, one of 17 pieces of legislation passed during the 2015 legislative session he vetoed ahead of aSunday midnight deadline. Published March 27, 2015
Sen. Marco Rubio, a likely Republican presidential contender in 2016, introduced legislation Thursday to roll back restrictive gun laws in the District of Columbia, arguing that congressional intervention is needed to "correct" laws that violate the Second Amendment.
Sen. Marco Rubio and Rep. Jim Jordan took aim at the District's restrictive gun laws on Thursday, introducing bills that would make it easier for residents to buy and carry firearms.
Police are crediting a man waiting for a haircut at a West Philadelphia barbershop with saving others from harm when he fatally shot a gunman who threatened a barber and fired on customers.
The former commander of the Maryland State Police Licensing Division admitted he was "schooled" by residents seeking concealed carry gun permits.
Authorities say a man shot during a home invasion in Tarrant has died.
Ed Schultz suggested on his MSNBC show Wednesday night that police officers in Ferguson, Missouri, should be disarmed in order to effect real change, following a Justice Department report that accused the police department of racial bias.
Bowing again to opposition from Second Amendment supporters, the Obama administration Tuesday backed off on another gun control proposal, specifically a proposal to ban ammunition commonly used in AR-15 rifles.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is apologizing for a "publishing error" in its regulations that suggested the agency had already banned AR-15 "green tip" ammo well before officials publicly announced a proposal to outlaw the armor-piercing bullets last month.
The Second Amendment Foundation will launch a nationwide TV and radio campaign Monday aimed at exposing legal holes in President Obama's executive actions to ban ammunition commonly used in AR-15 sport utility rifles.
A majority of House lawmakers now are on record opposing the Obama administration's proposed ban on ammunition commonly used in AR-15 rifles.
A 6-year-old Colorado boy was suspended from school Monday after he pointed his finger in the shape of a gun at another classmate and said, "You're dead."
A host of 2016 GOP presidential hopefuls are slated to address Second Amendment advocates next month in Nashville at the National Rifle Association's annual meeting.
The White House said Monday that President Obama believes a ban on bullets commonly used with the AR-15 rifle will save police officers' lives.
A New Jersey prosecutor has reportedly dropped felony gun charges against Gordon Van Gilder, a 72-year-old retired schoolteacher who faced 10 years in prison for possessing an unloaded 18th-century flintlock pistol in his car.
Pro-gun rights lawmakers in Maryland are pushing back against some of the strictest firearms laws in the county with legislation that would expand concealed carry permits, declaring momentum from Republican gains in last year's elections — including a GOP governor — in the deep-blue state and a national trend for making it easier for citizens to bear arms.
Minnesota state Rep. Tony Cornish says the al-Shabaab threat against the Mall of America should be enough to motivate mall owners to drop their "no guns" policy so citizens can protect themselves.
The National Rifle Association and other gun rights groups are rallying behind a bill currently in both sides of Congress, the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, saying the measure — if passed into law — would only bolster Second Amendment rights.
The Virginia House of Delegates on Wednesday approved a bill to exempt concealed carry permit holders from local prohibitions against carrying or transporting a loaded shotgun or rifle in a vehicle.
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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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In great news for Idaho gun owners, today, the state Senate passed House Bill 301 by a 30 to 5 vote. HB 301 now heads to Governor Butch Otter (R) for his consideration and signature.
Today, the state preemption bill, Senate Bill 1291, passed through the House Committee of the Whole with a friendly amendment and is expected for third reading by the full House of Representatives sometime this week.
West Virginia: Governor Tomblin Signs Pro-Gun Bill into Law, But Two Other Bills are Still Awaiting a Signature
Today, Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D) signed into law House Bill 2128, which permits individuals with a concealed handgun license to legally store a firearm in their private vehicle on state Capitol grounds.
On Monday, March 9, 2015, the Office of Administrative Law (“OAL”) approved a package of so-called “emergency” regulations for California’s new Firearm Safety Certificate (“FSC”) Program and safe-handling demonstrations. The “emergency” regulations, proposed by the California Department of Justice (“DOJ”), took effect immediately after being rubber stamped by OAL.
Yesterday, the Arkansas House Judiciary Committee recommended “Do Pass” on House Bill 1505, House Bill 1240, and Senate Bill 159. These bills now head to the House floor for consideration and a vote
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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.