Sen. Jon Tester, Montana Democrat, saw his National Rifle Association rating downgraded Tuesday to a "D," even though his campaign said he has shot "hundreds of cows and hogs."
Second Amendment & 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 Jessica Chasmar - The Washington Times
Jamie Lee Curtis on Wednesday fired back at a Fox News article that painted her as a hypocrite on guns because she pretends to use them in her movies but advocates for gun control in real life. Published October 11, 2018
T-Mobile has apologized to an off-duty detective who reported being asked to leave an Oregon store Sunday because of his holstered service weapon.
Parkland, Florida, shooting survivor and gun-control activist Emma Gonzalez says that she now fears being recognized in public and driven off the road by gun enthusiasts.
President Trump on Monday urged Chicago officials to the implement the controversial police practice known as "stop and frisk" to curb the gun violence plaguing the city.
A senior editor of the left-wing website The Raw Story is facing blowback from conservative Twitter after he said House Majority Whip Steve Scalise deserved a "Darwin Award" for continuing to oppose gun control policies despite almost dying from a mass shooting last summer.
A police officer was killed and six of his comrades wounded when a man opened fire from inside his home on deputies who came to serve a search warrant, authorities said. The shooting continued for hours as the man barricaded himself inside with children, firing from a distance at officers who came to help.
The marquees on the glimmering Las Vegas Strip dimmed their lights for three minutes Monday night as officials slowly read the 58 names of the people killed one year earlier in the country's deadliest mass shooting in modern history.
The House marked the one-year anniversary of Majority Whip Steve Scalise's return to Congress from a life-threatening shooting with hugs and high fives on Friday.
They have the date 10-1-2017 tattooed on their bodies and have memorial walls of pictures in their homes. One woman made a bracelet out of her Route 91 Harvest festival wristband, while many others can be spotted at concerts wearing shirts that say "survivor." They fly flags from their RVs and have stickers on their cars.
Every time Chris Gilman leaves her home at the foot of Washington's Mount Rainier, she fights the gnawing urge to turn around and check that someone isn't about to shoot her.
Gov. John Kasich has grown increasingly frustrated as he's watched shootings in Las Vegas and Florida -- and closer to home in Cincinnati and his city of Westerville -- fail to move state lawmakers around the country to tighten state gun laws.
A former puppet specialist with the Broadway musical "The Lion King" is accused of printing a 3-D gun in the theater's prop room.
A French investigative website has published a photo of one of President Emmanuel Macron's former security aides posing with a gun and a waitress during a campaign stop amid France's 2017 election -- without any known authorization to be armed.
The Dallas police officer who shot a man in his own apartment was fired from her position Monday.
The National Rifle Association has downgraded Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan's ranking and is refusing to endorse him.
The Black Eyed Peas tackle gun violence at schools and immigration in two new music videos for their song, "Big Love."
The suspect was a 26-year-old temporary employee at the Rite Aid distribution center in northeastern Maryland, Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler said at a news conference.
Authorities say two Maryland police officers have been shot while serving a drug-related search warrant.
Cody Wilson, the man at the center of the battle over 3D-printable gun blueprints, was charged Wednesday with having sex with a minor who police say he met last month through a dating website.
A city official said Wednesday four people have been shot, but none fatally, during a shooting at a software company near Madison, Wisconsin.
A 12-year veteran of a Kansas sheriff's office and a suspected vehicle thief were fatally shot when a fight broke out during the suspect's arrest in a rural area of Wichita, authorities said.
A gunman killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself as a Kern County sheriff's deputy closed in Wednesday, authorities said.
A professor accused of creating a campus-wide alert by shooting himself in a toilet on the second day of classes last month reportedly did so in order to protest President Trump.
The National Rifle Association says it believes it did nothing wrong by offering an insurance policy in California that covers some legal costs in criminal cases or lawsuits when gunfire causes injuries or damage.
The National Rifle Association has awarded over $600,000 in grants to support school security projects in 23 states, organized under the organization's School Shield program.
Donald Trump Jr. paid tribute to his friend Jason Hairston after the former NFL linebacker and member of the Trump administration took his own life just weeks after returning home from a hunting trip with the first son.
Levi Strauss, the famous jeans maker and clothing manufacturer, has jumped into the gun control bed with none other than the king of anti-Second Amendment himself, Michael Bloomberg. Do corporations these days have a death wish? Seriously, are they even in business to make money any more?
Andrew Pollack, the father of a student killed in the Parkland school mass shooting, tore into Sen. Dianne Feinstein in a series of tweets Wednesday, accusing the Democrat of pushing a "radical" anti-gun agenda during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
The top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee probed President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Wednesday about his views on the Second Amendment and the legality of semi-automatic rifles.
Gun ownership is a stronger predictor of a person's political activity than factors such as gender, age and education, according to a study that helps explain why mass shootings have done little to advance the cause of advocates calling for stiffer laws. The intensity of gun owners has made them an outsized political force over the past four decades, according to the study, released this week from the University of Kansas.
Andrew Pollack, the outspoken father of one of the students killed in the Parkland mass school shooting, slammed the fellow Parkland father who approached Judge Brett Kavanaugh during a break in Tuesday's heated Supreme Court confirmation hearing.
American clothing company Levi Strauss & Co. announced Tuesday the launch of a new campaign aimed at preventing gun violence.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says if the National Rifle Association comes calling again, he's not going to pick up the phone.
The hosts of "MSNBC Live" told viewers on Thursday that President Trump's support continues to be strong due to an abundance of "selfish" Second Amendment supporters.
A shock 2016 study argued that the U.S. accounted for nearly one-third of all mass shootings, sparking global headlines about the dangers of an American gun culture. Now another researcher says the original study "botched" the data.
An estimated 251,000 peopled died from gunshot wounds in 2016 worldwide, with the majority of deaths being homicides, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Cody Wilson said Wednesday that he has sold thousands of digital blueprints for 3D printed guns, despite a judge banning his products online.
Charges have been dropped against an Alabama man accused of killing a 4 year-old girl. A judge ruled he fired at the car the girl was inside in self-defense.
The chief person driving the push for 3D-printed firearms said Tuesday he has started selling plans through the mail, hoping to work around a judge's order this week that banned posting the blueprints online.
The political arm of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' gun control group is going after GOP Rep. Barbara Comstock in the group's first TV ad of the 2018 election cycle, saying Mrs. Comstock has "failed to keep our communities safe" and hasn't done enough to stand up to the National Rifle Association.
In June 1998, the National Rifle Association held its national convention in Philadelphia. The NRA met at the city's convention center, which was only blocks from where the Founding Fathers gave birth to our freedoms, a fact noted by legendary actor Charlton Heston, who was elected president of the NRA during the convention.
A federal judge on Monday granted a preliminary injunction to a coalition of states seeking to block a Texas-based company from posting online blueprints for how to make 3D-printed guns.
MSNBC viewers over the weekend were told multiple times by retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey that mass shootings in America were committed with "automatic" weapons.
Senate Democrats on Thursday railed against reported plans that the Trump administration is looking at using federal funding to let school districts buy guns for teachers, saying the news threatens to scuttle bipartisan work on a massive spending package the Senate is considering this week.
A teaching assistant at the University of Utah has been removed from the classroom after she accused gun-carrying students of engaging in "absurd, antisocial, and frightening behavior" and attempted to segregate them into a "Second Amendment Zone."
America's gun debate doesn't break cleanly along red and blue political lines, though the media often makes it sound that way.
Plans for 3D-printed guns have spread across the internet over the past three weeks despite the efforts of a federal judge and some of the country's largest social media companies to try to impose limits.
Parkland shooting survivor and gun-control activist David Hogg says "older" Democrats need to "move the f-- off the plate" for young people if they want to be successful.
Children are heading back to school with the debate over gun safety still raging six months after the Parkland massacre -- and no issue is more heated than whether gun-free zones make students safer or more endangered.
Across the nation, parents and students are taking extra precautions with bullet-resistant gear, while school districts are seeking to tighten their security, expand active-shooter training, and retrofit infrastructure to make it as gunman-proof as possible.
A Louisiana commission voted Thursday to block two banking giants from taking part in a new highway project, moving to punish the companies for gun control policies they adopted after the Parkland, Florida, school shooting this year.
As students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School begin their first school year since a gunman opened fire on campus, they're returning to beefed up security including 18 safety monitors, new classroom locks and upgraded video surveillance.
On July 30, the Annapolis Capital Gazette shooter pled "not guilty" to shooting and killing five Gazette employees. Reports say armed with a shotgun, he entered the building and blasted his way into the Gazette offices. It reminded me of the time when another shooter used a shotgun and shot 16 people, including me, at the Washington Navy Yard in 2013.
The mayhem of Charlottesville was a year ago, but many of those charged with inciting or participating in the race-tinged clashes have yet to face final justice.
Some Marjory Stoneman Douglas students have been outspoken gun control advocates since the February shooting at their high school, and now their parents are ramping up the pressure with a political action committee to campaign against candidates who won't crack down on military-style weapons.
President Trump slammed "bad leadership" in Chicago for failing to prevent gun violence after dozens were killed or wounded in a single weekend, saying such carnage shouldn't happen on American streets "in a million years."
A California school district is taking steps to re-educate teachers on its student dress code after two sophomores were reportedly berated for wearing National Rifle Association T-shirts.
More than 160 companies with divisions dedicated to advancing artificial intelligence just signed on to a pledge to "neither participate in nor support the development, manufacture, trade, or use of lethal autonomous weapons," or LAWS, the text states. That's nice; very peace-keeping-ish. But that's also a bit naive.
The National Rifle Association's legislative-lobbying arm announced Tuesday a seven-figure national and region ad campaign to support the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Broward County School Board appealed to a Florida judge to hold the South Florida Sun Sentinel in contempt of court over a recent article about the Parkland shooter, the paper itself reported Monday night.
Recent Opinion Columns
In a recent New York Times commentary, former U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens argued that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution — the one that acknowledges the "right to keep and bear arms" — is a "relic of the 18th century." Justice Stevens wants "a constitutional amendment to get rid of the Second Amendment" as a simple way to fight the National Rifle Association, which blocks gun-control legislation.
This past Valentine's Day, Nikolas Cruz entered a classroom in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and proceeded to murder 17 people and wound 15 others. Before any meaningful criminal investigation could even begin, our nation's cultural elites rushed to their respective podiums, finding fault and casting aspersions. Scoring political points is the name of the game. Removing personal rights embedded in our Constitution and replacing them with more laws and less freedom seems to be the only way they know to keep score.
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At a minimum, Kavanaugh appears to be a vote for the Supreme Court to consider cases involving the court’s landmark Heller decision, in which the justices said the Second Amendment includes the right to own a handgun inside the home for self-protection.
Tennessee: White male 'gun nuts' are 'biggest terrorist organization on the planet,' Bredesen ally wrote online: report
A spokesman for a Democratic group that is supporting former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen in his run for a U.S. Senate seat referred to “white male” gun owners as "Murican gun nuts" in response to a Facebook post asking people to identify “the biggest terrorist organization on the planet,” according to a report.
Organizers of a small-town Kansas parade decided Friday night that they won't stop Republican candidate Kris Kobach from having a replica machine gun on a jeep after initially objecting to a key symbol of his campaign for governor and support for gun rights.
New York: Hit for voting against gun control bills, Molinaro says it's more important to get to the root of violence
Molinaro, speaking to reporters Friday at the state Capitol, said it’s more important to look at the root cause of the violence, such as a generational poverty, a failing education system, and what he deemed a decades-long dismantling of mental health services.
Round Two: Gun Rights Groups Prevail (Again) in Second Challenge to Firearm Restrictions in Delaware’s State Parks, Forests
Gun rights groups, including the NRA’s Delaware affiliate, the Delaware State Sportsmen’s Association, scored an encore legal victory this week when the Superior Court of the State of Delaware invalidated parts of newly promulgated regulations imposed by the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) and the Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) on firearms in state parks and forests.
From The Vault
Retired Lt. Col. Oliver North said Tuesday that the National Rifle Association needs to be protected and defended now more than ever before.
Vice President Pence: "There's prayer going on a regular basis in this White House. And it's one of the most meaningful things to me, whether it's public meetings or not, I've lost count of the number of times that the president has nudged me, or nudged another member of the Cabinet and said let's start this meeting with prayer."
A new study by the Secret Service found that 64 percent of perpetrators in mass attacks had some symptoms of mental illness, USA Today reported Thursday.
One of the big unknowns in the gun debate is the actual role mental health plays in fueling mass shootings. And analysts say the reason it's still unknown is because a provision of federal law has prevented the federal government from funding that research for more than two decades.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced Friday his plan to address school safety in the wake of the Feb. 14 shooting that left 17 people dead.
Nikolas Cruz, the suspect involved in the shooting at a Florida high school, was charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder on Thursday after several hours of questioning by police.
The Supreme Court declined to take up two Second Amendment cases on Monday, which challenged laws banning assault weapons and open-carry in Maryland and Florida.
The worst mass murderer in U.S. history was a wealthy retiree who liked to play $100-a-hand poker and had no criminal record in the Nevada county where he lived.
A gunman using rapid-fire weapons from the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel rained down bullets on an outdoor country music festival, killing at least 59 people and injuring more than 500 before taking his own life in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, officials said Monday.