By Elaine Donnelly
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A prominent gun-rights advocate claims his group's staff was in the room during the drafting of the recently unveiled proposal to expand gun-purchase background checks and said that "we snookered the other side — they haven't figured it out yet."
President Obama said getting a national “assault weapon” ban was one of his major policy goals of the year. He has already failed.
The Department of Homeland Security has an unmanned drone fleet with technology that can root out civilians who are carrying guns, government documents show.
It did not take long for agenda to muscle in on a historical moment.
"Anti-gun New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg was half-right when he told NBC's Jimmy Fallon that there is 'scant coverage' of other firearms news, because there is virtually no coverage of self-defense uses," says Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, a Washington state-based interest group.
New life is being breathed into the Second Amendment. After it was beaten down by activist courts over the decades, the nation's top justices finally decided two years ago that the founders meant what they wrote. In McDonald v. Chicago, the Supreme Court majority held it was unconstitutional for the Windy City to forbid residents to keep handguns in their homes. On Tuesday, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decided the phrase in the Bill of Rights about "bearing arms" has meaning as well.
The loudest advocates of gun control are well protected. President Obama said he wants more laws restricting firearms ownership because, in his hometown of Chicago, "there's an awful lot of violence, and they're not using AK-47s, they're using cheap handguns."
"Waste your vote on me," begs Gary E. Johnson to curious or disenchanted voters everywhere. The Libertarian Party candidate is calling on fierce local fans to amplify his message with grass-roots fervor, a campaign strategy of former presidential hopeful Rep. Ron Paul.
Wide-eyed and salivating, hundreds of journalists dream of being the chosen one who breaks the news of Mitt Romney's choice for a running mate, even before word goes out on his campaign's fancy new "Who will be Mitt's VP?" phone app.
Ten days ago, as the Washington Nationals were making their final stop of the spring, they pulled up their buses outside of JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla., and looked around. Principal owner Mark Lerner and Alan Gottlieb, the COO of Lerner Sports, toured the park and came away impressed.
When Mitt Romney speaks to the National Rifle Association on Friday it will bring into focus a major difference between him and President Obama: One is counting on Second Amendment voters to show up at the polls, while the other has sidestepped gun-related issues in the run-up to the election.
The remarks came shortly before the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA), for which Mr. Gottlieb serves as chairman, announced Sunday it is endorsing the compromise measure introduced by Sens. Joe Manchin III, West Virginia Democrat, and Patrick J. Toomey, Pennsylvania Republican.
Mr. Gottlieb said that despite claims to the contrary, the amendment that would expand checks to sales online and at gun shows is "not registration" and went on to list a host of gun-rights protections in the measure, such as allowing interstate handgun sales for dealers and protections for veterans, for example.