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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..."

FBI arrests 3 white supremacists ahead of Virginia’s pro-gun rally

- Associated Press

FBI agents on Thursday arrested a former Canadian Armed Forces reservist and two other men who are linked to a violent white supremacist group and were believed to be heading to a pro-gun rally next week in Virginia’s capital.

In this Friday, April 26, 2019, photo, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre speaks at the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) **FILE**

‘Diminished’ NRA at crossroads ahead of 2020 election

- The Washington Times

The National Rifle Association, after shedding its president and top lobbyist this year amid a string of internal disputes and legal battles, finds itself at a crossroads with Republican politicos wondering whether the group is still high powered or a campaign dud.

The National Rifle Association logo is shown in this file photo. (NRA logo)

NRA faces clouds of doubt over its 2020 influence

- The Washington Times

The National Rifle Association, after shedding its president and top lobbyist this year amid a string of internal disputes and legal battles, finds itself at a 2020 crossroads with Republican politicos wondering if the group is still high powered or a campaign dud.

An officer stands near the scene after a church shooting at West Freeway Church of Christ on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019 in White Settlement, Texas. (Juan Figueroa/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

Armed congregants kill gunman who shot 2 at Texas church

Associated Press

A gunman who killed two people during a Texas church service was fatally shot within seconds by armed congregants, said Texas officials, who hailed the state’s gun laws that allow weapons in places of worship.

In this Monday morning, Feb. 4, 2019, file photo, Baltimore Police block off Penn Street at Lombard after a shooting at the University of Maryland Medical Center Shock Trauma in Baltimore. The hospital went on lockdown Monday after a 24-year-old employee was critically wounded by a gunman near an ambulance bay at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Baltimore could wrap up 2019 with its highest per-capita homicide rate on record as killings of adults and minors alike for drugs, retribution, money or no clear reason continue to add up and city officials appear unable to stop the violence. (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Nonstop violence as Baltimore nears record homicide rate

- Associated Press

Baltimore could wrap up 2019 with its highest per-capita homicide rate on record as killings of adults and minors alike for drugs, retribution, money or no clear reason continue to add up and city officials appear unable to stop the violence.

(Associated Press)

13 shot at Chicago house party

Associated Press

A shooting at a house party early Sunday on Chicago’s South Side wounded 13 people, four of them critically, Chicago police said.

In this March 27, 2019, file photo, Jake Patterson appears for a hearing at the Barron County Justice Center, in Barron, Wis. Patterson convicted of kidnapping a Wisconsin girl and killing her parents told police after his arrest that he never thought Jayme Closs would escape because she was petrified and that after holding her captive for two weeks, he believed he'd get away with his crimes, according to a transcript of a police interview that was released Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. (T'xer Zhon Kha/The Post-Crescent via AP, Pool)

Jake Patterson, man who kidnapped Wisconsin teen: She was ‘terrified of me’

- Associated Press

A man convicted of kidnapping a Wisconsin girl and killing her parents told police after his arrest that he never thought Jayme Closs would escape because she was petrified, and that after holding her captive for two weeks, he believed he’d get away with his crimes, according to a transcript of a police interview.

Winston-Salem Police officers in tactical gear patrol outside the  Joycelyn V. Johnson Municipal Services Center after reports of gunshots in Winston-Salem, N.C. early Friday, Dec. 20, 2019. Winston- Salem Police are confirming there was a shooting but are not saying at this time if there are any injuries or deaths. (Walt Unks/Winston-Salem Journal via AP)

Chief: City employee targeted co-worker in deadly N.C. shooting

- Associated Press

A deadly shooting at a city building in Winston-Salem, North Carolina was an act of “workplace violence” by one city employee who targeted a co-worker he’d disliked for a long time, police said Friday.

In this Dec. 3, 2019, photo, Mark Barden and his daughter Natalie Barden hold a photograph of Natalie's late brother, Daniel, at their home in Newtown, Conn. Daniel died in the Dec. 14, 2012, Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that killed 20 first-graders and six educators. Natalie, 17, is among Newtown students who have grown up to become young voices in the gun violence prevention movement. (AP Photo/Dave Collins)

Football championship dilutes grief on Newtown anniversary

Associated Press

Newtown marked the seventh anniversary of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School with vigils, church services and a moment of joy when the community’s high school football team - with a shooting victim’s brother as linebacker - won the state championship Saturday in a last-minute thrill.

In this Dec. 10, 2019, photo, Jersey City police Sgt. Marjorie Jordan, left, helps fellow officer Raymond Sanchez to safety after he was shot during a gunfight that left multiple dead in Jersey City, N.J. The two killers were armed with a variety of weapons, including an AR-15-style rifle and a shotgun that they were wielding when they stormed into a store in an attack that left the scene littered with several hundred shell casings, broken glass and a community in mourning. Despite years of New Jersey officials focusing on the problems of crime guns coming into the state, Tuesday's shooting shows efforts are falling short. (Justin Moreau via AP)

Shooting shows New Jersey’s gun laws aren’t stopping imports

- Associated Press

Officials from states with strong gun restrictions have called for stricter firearm control in places with weaker laws to thwart traffickers, but the fatal attack on a Jewish market in New Jersey shows how fruitless those efforts can be.

This Sept. 20, 2009, photo provided by the Kent, Ohio Police Department, shows David Anderson, one of two gunmen who reportedly killed four people in Jersey City, N.J., on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (Kent Police Department via AP)

Authorities identify Jersey City killers, probe possible anti-Semitism motive

- Associated Press

Fears that a deadly shooting at a Jewish market in Jersey City was an anti-Semitic attack mounted on Wednesday as authorities recounted how a man and a woman deliberately pulled up to the place in a rental van with at least one rifle and got out firing.

Law enforcement are seen at the scene following reports of gunfire, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019, in Jersey City, N.J. AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Jersey City’s mayor says gunmen targeted kosher market

Associated Press

The mayor of a New Jersey city said Wednesday that authorities believe gunmen targeted a kosher market during a furious shooting that killed six people and filled the streets with the sounds of heavy gunfire for hours just across the Hudson River from New York City.

An Air Force carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Navy Ensign Joshua Watson on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019, at Dover Air Force Base, Del. A Saudi gunman killed three people including 23-year-old Watson, a recent graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy from Enterprise, Ala., in a shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

Pensacola shooting presumed ‘act of terrorism’ by FBI

- The Washington Times

The Saudi Royal Air Force lieutenant who shot to death three U.S. sailors Friday at Naval Air Station Pensacola is believed to have accused the U.S. of being anti-Muslim on Twitter before the attack, which the FBI says is being investigated as an “act of terrorism.”

A U.S. naval ship can been seen from Pearl Harbor National Memorial Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Honolulu. A U.S. sailor shot and wounded several civilian Department of Defense employees at the Pearl Harbor shipyard Wednesday before taking their own life, the military said. Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, one of the Navy's major installations, said the shooting began around 2:30 p.m. at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones)

Military official identifies Pearl Harbor gunman

- Associated Press

A U.S. sailor shot three civilians with his service weapon, killing two of them, before taking his own life at Pearl Harbor, just days before thousands descend on the storied military base to mark the 78th anniversary of the Japanese bombing that propelled the United States into World War II.

(Associated Press)

Ex-San Diego sheriff’s captain arrested for gun sales

- Associated Press

Federal agents Friday arrested a former San Diego sheriff’s captain accused of running a gun trafficking business and charged a deputy who had access to weapons restricted for law enforcement.

This photo from video provided by KTLA-TV shows police vehicles filling the street in front of the home of the alleged shooter, with the brown roof at center, after a shooting at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, Calif., early Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (KTLA-TV via AP)

California school shooting suspect made cryptic Instagram post

- Associated Press

People who knew the 16-year-old boy suspected of killing two students in a burst of gunfire at a high school outside Los Angeles described him as a quiet, smart kid who they’d never expect to turn violent.

Police Minister Stuart Nash talks to reporters on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, in Wellington, New Zealand. New Zealand's government on Monday proposed legislation to ban certain criminals from being anywhere near guns even if they don't own them, a measure that politicians acknowledge has significant human rights implications. (AP Photo/Nick Perry)

New Zealand could ban some criminals from being near guns

- Associated Press

New Zealand’s government on Monday proposed legislation to ban certain criminals from being anywhere near guns even if they don’t own them, a measure that politicians acknowledge has significant human rights implications.

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North Carolina: Your Input Needed On Sunday Hunting

Published January 17 2020

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (WRC) has announced a survey to gather information from the public relating to Sunday hunting on public lands.

Virginia: Senate Passes Three Anti-Gun Bills

Published January 16 2020

On Thursday, January 16th, the Virginia Senate voted to pass three of the anti-gun bills that the Senate Judiciary Committee approved on Monday. The fight is far from over! Dozens of other gun control bills from Michael Bloomberg’s wish-list have still not been taken up by a committee. Second Amendment supporters have demonstrated an unprecedented showing in support for our rights. It is critical that law-abiding citizens not back down and remain ready to oppose this agenda at every turn.

California: Self-Defense Bill Fails to Pass Committee

Published January 16 2020

This week, Assembly Bill 503 failed to pass out of the Assembly Public Safety Committee on a party line vote.   AB 503, sponsored by Assembly Member Heath Flora (R-12) would have allowed an individual with a valid concealed carry weapons license to carry to, from, or in a church, synagogue, or other place of worship on the grounds of a public or private K-12 school when the individual has the written permission of the school authority. 

Washington: Additional Hearing Scheduled on Gun Ban Bills

Published January 16 2020

On Tuesday, January 21st, at 10AM, the House Civil Rights & Judiciary Committee will consider several anti-gun bills that would severely restrict the Constitutional Rights of law-abiding Washingtonian citizens. This hearing comes just one day after the Senate Law & Justice Committee will hear testimony on numerous other gun bills. Testimony will be limited to 90 seconds per person and House Bills 2240 and 2241 will be heard together.