When Hashim Fannin pulled into an Atlanta, Georgia Family Dollar an alleged carjacker climbed into his passenger seat and said, “You know what this is?” Fannin responded by pulling his gun, ordering the man out of the car and onto the ground, then asking, “So you woke up stupid this morning?”
In a May 22 editorial examining the Obama administration’s push against 3-D printed guns, the LA Times made clear its conviction that the individual right to keep and bear arms was created by the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) in 2008.
On May 19 the Center for American Progress (CAP) joined GOP calls to do away with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the shuffle the agency’s current responsibilities to other federal agencies.
On May 12, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin (R) signed House Bill 2014, legalizing armed teachers and staff on Oklahoma public school campuses.
Capitol Police are going through potty training after officers left their guns in bathrooms on three different occasions so far this year.
In the wake of the outlaw biker shootout in Waco, Texas, where nine bikers were killed, the law blog Chicago Now suggested all gun owners should have to pass a test and get a license—which is what potential gun owners are also required to do in Chicago.
With the first anniversary of Elliot Rodger’s Santa Barbara attack just around the corner, California Democrats are pushing to expand the list of misdemeanors that bars gun ownership for ten years.
On May 18 at around 1:00 PM, a 77-year-old man shot and killed one suspect and wounded another after the men allegedly invaded his Redland, Florida, home.
In a new list of approved activities for scouts the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) make clear that water gun fights are not allowed because “pointing a firearm” at someone–even a “simulated” firearm–is not “kind.”
On May 19, Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-12th District) introduced legislation to expand background checks to gun shows.
On May 8, Atlantic City, New Jersey, 5th grader Aarin Moody reached into his pocket to retrieve a “late note” from his mother and a Nerf gun foam “bullet” fell out. Officials at the Atlantic City School District categorized the toy bullet as a “self-constructed weapon” because “it had a toothpick stuck in it.”
Grass Roots North Carolina (GRNC) is running an ad to counter Michael Bloomberg’s attempts to bully house Republicans into voting against legislation that removes the onerous permit-to-purchase requirement for North Carolina residents.
On Tuesday, a Jacksonville, Texas, woman shot an invader who allegedly broke into her home, fought in the front yard with the husband, then broke into the home again.
Ninety-two-year-old World War II Spitfire pilot Joy Lofthouse recently got to fly a Spitfire again as part of the seventy-year anniversary of the use of the planes in the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA).
Moms Demand Action Says Waco Shootout Shows Danger of Open Carry, Abbott Says Open Carry Not Even Legal Yet
On May 18th, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America’s Angela Turner suggested the Waco shootout between outlaw biker gangs highlights the danger of openly carrying handguns. Governor Greg Abbott (R) responded to this and similar statements by others by pointing out that Open Carry of handguns is not yet legal in Texas, so it could not have been a factor in the criminal incident.
In July, Breitbart News reported that federal Judge Frederick J. Scullin Jr., ruled that DC’s ban on carrying firearms in public for self-defense was unconstitutional. Scullin then gave the city a 90-day stay in which to figure out how to respond to the ruling.
With a $1 billion budget deficit, Arizona lawmakers set a “lifetime limit” on welfare benefits at 12 months.
On May 23, gun control proponents Gabby Giffords and Mark Kelly will be giving the convocation address at Cornell University as part of the school’s 147th graduation.
Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL-3rd Dist.) is pushing to allow civilians to acquire surplus military handguns the same way they acquire surplus military M1 Garand rifles: namely, through the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP).
In the wake of the Sunday shootout between outlaw biker gangs in Waco, Texas, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is stressing that outlaw biker gangs would not have guns if legislators expanded background checks.
The call to federalize law enforcement departments and offices around the country was made more than once after Officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014.
On Monday, a unanimous Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) ruled that felons denied the right to keep and bear arms do maintain the right to sell those guns after their conviction.
On May 15, concealed carry permit holder Henry Oppenheim saw his female neighbor being beaten and intervened by drawing his gun and holding the attacker at bay until police arrived.
On Monday President Obama banned local police departments from acquiring military-style weapons and equipment from the federal government.
Over the last 15 years, Brazil has instituted more and more gun control, including gun registration and criminal and mental background checks for gun ownership. Today they have “restrictive” gun control, and one more thing—a 35-year high for gun deaths in the country.