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.
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 David Sherfinski - The Washington Times
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. Published August 19, 2018
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.
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.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he's discovered a way to kneecap the NRA by outlawing its gun-liability insurance program and is urging other states to follow his lead, saying they have a chance to exploit the gun-rights group's admitted dire financial situation.
Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz told a detective that a demon in his head -- "the evil side" -- told him to burn, kill and destroy, and that he thought about going to a park to kill people about a week before 17 people were gunned down at the school, according to a transcript of his interrogation released Monday.
A concealed carrier critically wounded a man who opened fire at a crowded "peace" rally Saturday afternoon in Titusville, Florida, police said.
A C-SPAN caller threatened to shoot CNN's Brian Stelter and Don Lemon over the weekend after a tense week for relations between President Trump and the media.
An Illinois high school student has sued her school for discrimination, saying teachers and fellow students harassed her when she tried to bring pro-gun signs to a gun control walkout after the February school shooting in Parkland, Florida.
Guns for me, but not for thee. The National Rifle Association taunted gun control activist David Hogg and his group's Saturday protest at its Fairfax, Virginia, headquarters by noting his security.
Hundreds of gun-control protesters have been joined by survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting at a rally outside National Rifle Association headquarters.
In the months before unleashing a hail of bullets into a Las Vegas concert crowd, Stephen Paddock burned through more than $1.5 million, became obsessed with guns and increasingly unstable, and distanced himself from his girlfriend and family, according to an investigative report released Friday.
A judge's attempt to halt the spread of blueprints for 3D-printed guns backfired Wednesday as the plans spread across the internet, posted and shared by people who said they were determined to strike a blow for free speech, to protect gun rights, or just to thumb their nose at the government.
The issue of knife control may sound like small potatoes to Americans wrestling with mass shootings and gun restrictions, but Europe provides a case study on how limiting weapons can lead to crackdowns on pocketknives and switchblades, also known as automatic knives.
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.
A group of gun rights activists posted downloadable blueprints to create 3D plastic guns Tuesday evening from their own sites, even after a Seattle-based judge placed a temporary restraining order blocking the original company's launch.
A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order Tuesday blocking a Texas organization from posting new online blueprints for 3D-printed guns, delivering a last-minute win to gun control backers who were worried about the implications of untraceable firearms being manufactured at home.
Senate Democrats on Tuesday said President Trump will have "blood" on his hands and be "totally responsible" for 3D-printed guns that end up on the streets if his administration doesn't immediately move to block a Texas company from posting blueprints for the firearms online.
President Trump pledged to look into 3D plastic guns on Tuesday, the day before the blueprints become publicly available for free download.
A man charged with killing five people in The Capital newsroom in Annapolis, Maryland, is scheduled to be in court.
State officials say they've successfully stopped a company that makes 3D downloadable guns from making them internet-accessible in Pennsylvania and from uploading new files.
Federal gun-purchase background checks leveled off a bit in June after three consecutive record-setting months, and firearms companies are starting to fret about what the newfound Parkland-driven activism is doing to their bottom lines.
Country music star Eric Church blamed the National Rifle Association for the Las Vegas music festival shooting last year, saying the organization wields too much power in Washington and created the conditions necessary for Stephen Paddock to carry out his horrific attack.
A coalition of gun control groups has filed an appeal in federal court seeking to block a recent Trump administration ruling that will allow the publication of blueprints to build a 3D firearm.
Americans have a constitutional right to openly carry firearms, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday, delivering a major victory to gun rights supporters.
Parkland school shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv pushed back on Tuesday against relying on facial-recognition technology to prevent future tragedies at schools.
Investigators are digging into the life of a 29-year-old man trying to explain what prompted him to fire a handgun into restaurants and cafes in a lively Toronto neighborhood, killing a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman and wounding 13 others.
Toronto Mayor John Tory called Monday for the total disarmament of the city -- saying nobody needs a gun -- in the wake of a gunman's rampage through its Danforth district.
A man walked along a Toronto street firing a handgun into restaurants and cafes, shooting 14 people and killing two before dying after an exchange of gunfire with police.
After a lengthy legal battle with the State Department, the head of a Texas-based gun company starting Aug. 1 will be able to post online firearms plans that will allow basically anyone to download and print 3D guns.
3-D printable guns could be available starting Aug. 1, after the U.S. government reached a settlement with the Second Amendment Foundation earlier this month.
Ayub Ali, father of two Parkland school shooting survivors, was killed during an armed robbery at his convenience store, a local NBC news affiliate reported.
MedStar Washington Hospital Center was locked down Thursday after a patient's threats spurred concerns about an active shooter on its campus.
MGM Resorts are suing more than 1,000 victims of the Las Vegas shooting, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported Monday night.
Conservatives on Tuesday hailed a move by the Treasury Department to stop requiring certain politically active nonprofit groups, including the National Rifle Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to identify their financial donors.
Maria Butina, the woman charged Monday with being a covert agent for Russia inside the U.S., says she attended Gov. Scott Walker's presidential campaign launch event in 2015 and also posted a picture of herself with Walker on a blog where she praised his ability to speak a few words in Russian.
An Ohio judge has permanently barred the city of Columbus from enforcing its ban on "bump stock" devices, saying the city's recently passed ordinance violates the state Constitution.
The Secret Service on Thursday urged schools to create "threat assessment" teams to flag students who show signs of possible violence.
The assistant manager of an Academy Sports store in Florida was fired this week after he tackled a man who allegedly stole a handgun and threatened to shoot people.
Mental health counselors told the mother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz she shouldn't let him buy guns, but she ignored their concerns and he began compiling an arsenal before her death last year, officials said Tuesday.
An Ohio judge this week extended a temporary restraining order blocking Columbus' enforcement of a new ban on "bump stock" devices amid a national debate over whether localities -- and even the federal government -- can legally ban them.
President Trump saw the first major signs of discontent on the Senate floor from Republicans over his judicial picks Tuesday as a majority of GOP senators voted against his nominee for a seat on a federal appeals court.
A pistol-packing Dallas mother sprang into action Wednesday night after a man attempted to steal her car with her two young children still inside.
Laura Ingraham's Fox News program saw its highest-rated month ever in June despite two advertiser boycotts led by Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg.
Thursday's mass shooting in Annapolis has broadcaster Tom Brokaw calling for a "new crusade" against firearms.
The suspect in the fatal shooting attack on an Annapolis, Maryland, newspaper has been identified by NBC News as 38-year-old Jarrod Ramos.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi decried the lack of legislative action on gun control Thursday after multiple people were gunned down at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Maryland.
A man with a shotgun and a beef against his local newspaper stalked into the offices of the Annapolis Capital Gazette Thursday and opened fire on the newsroom, killing five people and wounding two others.
The New York Police Department was sued Thursday for refusing to disclose the handgun license applications submitted by President Trump and his two adult songs, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump.
The polarizing survivor of the Parkland mass shooting has been falsely labeled a crisis actor, vilified by the NRA and called names by TV hosts. And David Hogg isn't avoiding self-criticism in his new book.
The artist behind Chicago's famous bean-shaped sculpture has filed a federal lawsuit accusing the National Rifle Association of copyright infringement by using an image of his work in a video advertisement last year.
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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The last person you expect your kid to be bullied by is his school principal. But that's exactly what Lisa Riley, the mother of a recent high school graduate from Carlsbad, New Mexico, says happened to her son.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld Texas' campus carry law, delivering another clear victory to the state in a longshot, long-running lawsuit brought by University of Texas at Austin professors opposed to the law.
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.
A federal judge in Seattle is scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday on whether to block a settlement the US State Department reached with a company that would allow it to post blueprints for printing 3D weapons on the Internet.
As Washington prepares for a Senate showdown over whether Brett Kavanaugh will join the Supreme Court, Trump has already put his stamp on the judiciary with the lifetime appointments of at least 43 federal judges. Ho was confirmed by the Senate in December by a 53-43 vote.
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.