Sandy Hook Elementary School students have been sent home for the day after a bomb threat forced an evacuation on the sixth anniversary of the massacre that killed 20 first-graders and six educators.
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 Lisa Marie Pane - Associated Press
The federal government is launching a national database that will track when law enforcement officers use deadly force, providing more transparency about police shootings that have inflamed tensions in cities around the country. Published November 30, 2018
Broward County Sheriff Scot Israel refused again Thursday to resign even as a state commission concluded that his office's active-shooter policy contributed to the carnage in Parkland, Florida.
Singer Miley Cyrus promoted her new single this week by sporting a "Protect Kids Not Guns' T-shirt at Electric Lady Studios in New York City.
Documents from the investigation into the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut are shedding light on the gunman's anger, scorn for other people, and deep social isolation in the years leading up to the shooting.
The Air Force missed at least four chances to stop Devin Kelley from buying guns, the Pentagon's inspector general said Friday in a shocking report that shed new light on how the shooter was able to get firearms and carry out a massacre at a Texas Baptist church last year.
Top Democrats vowed Thursday to take action "soon" after the new Congress is seated next year to pass a "bipartisan" bill that could impose more background checks on firearms.
A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld New Jersey's law restricting the size of firearm magazines to 10 rounds, saying it doesn't run afoul of the Second Amendment and will help save lives by giving victims more time to flee while a shooter reloads.
Authorities say a Virginia man found with two guns in a North Carolina high school had a handwritten note that appears to be a hit list.
The father of a boy who was killed in the 2012 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut has filed another defamation lawsuit against conspiracy theorists who accused him of being an actor.
Violence against Border Patrol agents continued to spiral this week with authorities reporting one agent held at gunpoint by an illegal immigrant in California, and two agents in Arizona facing attacks by hand.
David Hogg now wants to raise your taxes. The gun control advocate took to Twitter on Wednesday to push a new form of anti-gun law, using the Congress's power to tax.
Police in Maryland say they're investigating a possible report of an active shooter at the Walter Reed hospital outside Washington.
A state lawmaker is proposing a change to New York's gun laws to allow authorities to search social media for potential red flags before approving a handgun license.
Democratic lawmakers in New York state are pushing a bill that would require gun purchasers to turn over to the state their social-media profiles and search histories.
Police in Springfield, Kentucky, said they prevented a mass shooting Monday when they arrested a man armed with several guns at a manufacturing plant, a local newspaper reported Tuesday.
Actress and progressive activist Rose McGowan offered to sit down with President Trump to discuss mental health reform in the wake of Monday's hospital shooting in Chicago that left a police officer and two others dead.
An argument outside a Chicago hospital turned deadly when a man pulled out a gun and killed an emergency room doctor with whom he was having a domestic relationship, then ran into the hospital and fatally shot a pharmacy resident and a police officer, authorities said.
The National Rifle Association and other Second Amendment supporters are suing the state of Washington to stall a ballot initiative passed this month to limit gun sales, after gun control advocates declared victory in the 2018 midterm elections.
Data show Maryland's new "red flag" gun safety law drew more than 100 requests to remove firearms from individuals in the first month it went into effect.
The city of Republic, Washington, is mulling legislation that would shield residents from state gun control laws that were approved by voters last week.
Lawyers for a medical marijuana patient have sued the Trump administration over a federal law that bans licensed firearm dealers from selling guns to people who use the plant in states that permit it.
Police in northeast Wyoming say a 14-year-old junior high student brought two handguns and 36 rounds of ammunition to school and threatened to shoot a student and staff members because he was unhappy with them.
The list of charges against Parkland shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz grew this week after an alleged attack on a detention deputy.
A Wisconsin business that sells glassware with bullets recently offered to give its employees handguns for Christmas, a local news outlet reported.
It's funny how personal tragedy can bring out the pro-Second Amendment sides of people.
Doctors are firing back on Twitter with the hashtag "ThisISourlane," sharing graphic and heartbreaking stories of treating gunshot victims in response to a tweet by the National Rifle Association that chides physicians for being "anti-gun" and tells them to "stay in their lane."
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said passing stricter gun control laws will be a "priority" in the new Democrat-controlled House.
The school shooting reported in North Carolina was deemed a false alarm, the school district confirmed Friday morning.
Barely a year after surviving a massacre at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Brendan Kelly found himself in a terrifyingly familiar scene.
The specific motive behind Wednesday night's massacre at a packed Southern California bar, the latest mass shooting to rock the nation, remains a mystery
Authorities have identified the gunman who opened fire on a crowd at a country dance bar in California, resulting in the death of 13 people, as Ian David Long, 28, police confirmed on Thursday.
Thirteen people are dead after a gunman opened fire on a crowd at a country dance bar holding a weekly "college night" Wednesday in Southern California, sending hundreds fleeing in terror including some who used barstools to break windows and escape, authorities said.
Gun control advocates are claiming victory in the midterm elections, saying the issue helped tip the balance in a number of races across the country.
The Supreme Court is refusing a new invitation to rule on gun rights, leaving in place California restrictions on carrying concealed handguns in public.
Two police officers ordered to remove firearms from a house on a "red flag" protective order fatally shot an armed man Monday morning in Ferndale, Maryland, police said
A shooter killed one person and critically wounded four others at a yoga studio in Florida's capital before killing himself Friday, officials said.
A new billboard designed by the father of a Parkland, Florida, school shooting victim has been unveiled in Boston.
The Justice Department announced a new $8.7 million grant Thursday morning to fund active shooter training for first responders across the country, just days after a gunman killed 11 at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
The suspect in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre is expected to make a brief appearance in court Thursday to be arraigned on an indictment that charges him with murder, hate crimes, obstructing in the practice of religion, and other crimes.
Gun control groups are on track to outspend the National Rifle Association in federal races for the first time in years, yet even post-Parkland they're struggling to make headway in this year's midterm elections.
At least four shots were reportedly fired into the Volusia County Republican Party headquarters in Florida overnight Sunday, shattering a front window and piercing a "Trump: Make America Great Again" sign.
A student died Monday after being shot at a North Carolina high school, police said.
Rabbi Jeffrey Myers on Monday said Saturday's shooting attack on his synagogue was an "attack upon America."
A dad with a gun put a stop to a shooter who opened fire and injured several -- including the father and one of his sons -- inside a McDonald's restaurant in Alabama. Once again: The Second Amendment saves.
A University of Utah student-athlete who was fatally shot on campus by her former boyfriend had broken off the relationship after learning he was a sex offender, authorities said Tuesday.
Republicans Charlie Baker of Massachusetts and Larry Hogan of Maryland are the two most popular governors in America, and they're also cruising to re-election in two of the bluest states in the country.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, has called for her Senate opponent, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, to launch an investigation into Project Veritas after her campaign was targeted this week in hidden-camera videos.
Gun control has receded so far into the background of the midterm congressional elections that Everytown for Gun Safety, a major player in gun control, is spending its money on ads covering abortion, health care and the Republican tax bill.
Staffers laud McCaskill for hiding gun views in undercover video: 'She's really good about strategy'
The latest Project Veritas video accuses Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, and her campaign staffers of hiding their views on gun control and President Obama from the state's conservative voters.
A Mississippi high-school band that made national headlines with its cops-at-gunpoint halftime show has been banned from competition.
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.
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."
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.
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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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The NRA has received copies of what are reported to be draft ordinances being considered by the Pittsburgh City Council to enact sweeping gun control measures within the city.
Ann Arbor can continue to sterilize deer but the state would be prohibited from issuing new sterilization permits until 2022 under legislation approved early Thursday morning by Michigan's Republican-led House.
Carson City held a public information meeting Wednesday to provide updates on the partial closure of the City’s Rifle and Pistol Range. As a result, the City is only opening the range to law enforcement, military members and certified gun clubs Monday through Friday. Each entity is required to make a reservation. The range is open to everyone on the weekend, however. Dozens of shooters packed a room at the Carson City Community Center to express opposition to the new partial closure.
An enduring Washington truth: When a politician uses multiple clauses in a sentence, the opening words are camouflage soon to be contradicted by what comes later. Here are a few typical examples of this rhetorical shell game: When a Democrat begins by saying, “While no one supports the rights of hunters and the Second Amendment more fervently than I do,” you can assume that the rest of the sentence will be an appeal for gun control.
A Florida state commission investigating the February shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school that left 17 people dead recommended on Wednesday that teachers who undergo proper training be allowed to carry firearms at schools.
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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.
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones wasn't in court Wednesday as his attorneys argued that the "Infowars" host who has called the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax didn't defame one victim's parents who say they've been tormented by his followers and forced to move seven times.
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.