Adam Lanza's parents and educators contributed to his social isolation in the years before he carried out the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre by accommodating - and not confronting - his difficulties engaging with the world, according to a state report issued Friday.
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 Andrea Noble - The Washington Times
A federal judge is weighing a request to hold the District in contempt of court for enacting new gun laws that are so restrictive as to be out of compliance with his order to allow for firearms to be carried publicly in the city. Published November 20, 2014
Comedian Jay Leno canceled a planned appearance at a firearms trade show on the Las Vegas Strip after learning that a group representing victims of gun violence was gathering signatures urging him not to attend, his publicist said Thursday.
A 10-year-old boy in Massachusetts was suspended from school for two days for forming his fingers in the shape of a gun and making laser sounds — an act deemed threatening by the assistant principal.
Gun owners who successfully sued the D.C. government to overturn the city's ban on carrying firearms in public will argue in court Thursday that new laws to regulate concealed carry are unconstitutionally restrictive.
Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.
New gun laws in Washington state have prompted one museum to begin removing World War II-era weapons on loan to them from collectors.
Israel's public security minister vowed Tuesday to ease restrictions on carrying firearms for self-defense after a terrorist attack on a Jerusalem synagogue left four Israelis dead.
Wisconsin's gun deer license sales are lagging behind last year's pace with less than a week before the season opens, according to state wildlife officials.
A social media forum for police — the "St. Louis Coptalk" site — that's frequented by law enforcement agents from Ferguson and surrounding areas includes this dire warning to residents: Go get a gun.
Milwaukee's tough-talking Sheriff David Clarke — who once famously told city residents to arm themselves so they could take out any "clown" who entered their homes — now says that communities shouldn't rely on "data-driven crap" to fight crime.
The National Rifle Association issued a stark warning that a U.N. Arms Trade treaty set to take effect on Christmas Eve could lead to a U.S. crackdown on Second Amendment rights — not via a Senate ratification, but rather an "end-run around Congress," a spokesperson said.
A Wisconsin veterans group canceled its long-running Veterans Day program at Eau Claire area schools after facing objections over its 21-gun salute.
Gun control advocates frustrated by the failure of Capitol Hill and state legislatures to act have set their sights on a new way to bring about longed-for regulatory reforms: the free market.
Gun sales in Ferguson and surrounding areas have increased by 50 percent in recent weeks, as residents and law enforcement alike prepare for what might come from the grand jury's ruling of Darren Wilson, the police officer who shot teenage Michael Brown.
"The percentage of Americans who believe having a gun in the house makes it a safer place to be — 63 percent — has nearly doubled since 2000, when about one in three agreed with this," reports Justin McCarthy, a Gallup analyst.
Police are searching for two suspects who took nearly 30 weapons from a Wichita business.
Washington voters decisively backed expanded background checks for guns, a victory for advocates of stricter gun laws who say they will use the momentum from to pursue similar measures in other states.
Gun control advocates on Wednesday claimed a win in Washington state after a ballot initiative to tighten gun-purchase background checks won about 60 percent of the vote, according to unofficial returns.
Dana Loesch canceled a book signing at Texas Christian University, arguing that the school's "no guns" policy puts herself and her fans in danger.
The Episcopal Church in Michigan — which includes the areas of Lansing and Jackson — voted to crack down on Second Amendment rights via a resolution at the 180th convention of the Episcopal Diocese.
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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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It’s beginning to border on the surreal. We’ve talked to great lengths about the inversion of international influence between the US and Russia.
As anticipated, on Friday, November 21, 2014, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted to remove the ban on using silencer/suppressor-equipped rifles and pistols for the taking of deer, gray squirrels, rabbits, wild turkeys, quail and crows. The use of sound suppressors on shotguns, rifles and pistols for all other hunting was not prohibited in Florida.
At a meeting in Key Largo, Friday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted to remove the ban on using silencers on pistols and rifles for hunting game animals despite opposition by gun control groups.
With warrantless home inspections and an onerous registration and licensing scheme, UK gun owners already have little refuge from the prying eyes of the state. However, some law enforcement and Home Office officials are keen to extend gun owner surveillance into the doctor’s office.
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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.