With Campus Carry legislation coming before the Texas House this week, University of Texas Chancellor Bill McRaven submitted a letter to state representatives describing campus carry as “conduct” that could hurt UT by dissuading new professors from coming in, thereby making the university system less competitive.
On Memorial Day, an alleged car thief in Willimantic, Connecticut, picked the wrong car and was held at gunpoint by the car’s owner until police arrived.
One month after the Baltimore riots, less visible violence still engulfs the city. It was seen over the Memorial Day Weekend via 26 shootings, nine of which were fatal.
On May 22 the Democrats (@TheDemocrats) tweeted a “Happy Memorial Day Weekend” tweet with a picture of President Obama eating an ice cream cone in an ice cream shop. Not an American flag to be seen, no soldier’s death being hallowed.
A law allowing the concealed carry of handguns on college and university campuses in Kansas takes effect on July 1, 2017.
On Sunday morning, a Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO) officer was shot and killed while driving his squad car. New Orleans Police Department Supt. Michael Harrison said “the 45-year-old HANO officer was driving in Central City when he was fatally shot.”
On May 22, the Texas Senate gave its final approval to House Bill 910: a bill expanding concealed carry to include the Open Carry of handguns in the Lone Star State.
Armatix makes the iP1 smart gun, which Democrats raved about and pushed to mandate as the only gun that could legally be sold in New Jersey in 2014. Democrats were joined in this effort by gun control groups like the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
On the one year anniversary of Elliot Rodger’s May 23 Santa Barbara attack, Richard Martinez said he will continue to push gun control in the United States because attacks like Rodger’s “don’t happen in other countries.”
A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) shows that while “70 percent” of all public schools put kids through school shooting scenarios/drills, only “43 percent” have armed security.
On May 22 a group of Nevada Assembly Republicans revived Campus Carry for this legislative cycle.
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).