Second Amendment

President Donald Trump and NRA president Wayne LaPierre shake hands on stage at the NRA leadership forum in April. The Giffords Law Center alleges the “Washington gun lobby” exerts too much influence over Trump’s judicial nominees. (Photo: Getty Images) The Giffords Law Center sued the Department of Justice this week over claims the agency didn’t turn
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Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin (Photo: Sean Rayford/The State) Lawmakers in Delaware, New Jersey, and South Carolina among others are gaining ground on measures to regulate bump stock devices. On Tuesday, the Columbia City Council voted to ban the attachment of bump stocks to firearms inside that South Carolina city’s limits, though the measure does not
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University of Arkansas officials point out that, while Act 562 will allow campus carry, it only applies to those with the enhancement, only covers concealed carry, and that other state laws prohibit the storage of guns in university facilities including residence halls. (Photo: University of Arkansas) The Arkansas Legislative Council last week approved the state’s
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Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson dismissed allegations that he molested an underage girl during a press conference this week. (Photo: WLKY) Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson, who had built a reputation for himself as a gun-toting, motorcycle-riding preacher, committed suicide on Wednesday following allegations that he molested an underage girl and other crimes. Details of
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Unless Congress takes action, the Federal Communications Commission will hold a vote on Thursday to eliminate net neutrality rules, which activists say could negatively effect online speech and commerce. Although a host of hypothetical scenarios can describe the potential impact repealing net neutrality could have on the Internet as we know it, Ryan Singel, a
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A Remington-Rand M1911A1 pistol made during WWII for military contract. The company made over 850,000 guns for the War Department during WWII, more than any other contractor. (Photo: Rock Island Auctions) The bipartisan 2018 National Defense Authorization Act signed Tuesday includes a plan to transfer the U.S. Army’s remaining stock of .45 ACP M1911A1 pistols
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The House overwhelmingly voted to terminate a fraud prevention initiative that’s caught flak for its list of “high risk” merchants, to include those in the gun industry. The bill, H.R.2706, saw an almost unanimous approval on Monday, sending it to the Senate. Just two lawmakers, both Democrats, voted against the measure, Rep. Keith Ellison of
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Roy Moore, left, and Doug Jones. (Photo: Montgomery Advertiser) Democrat Doug Jones is facing off Tuesday against Republican Roy Moore for the seat left open by Jeff Sessions earlier this year. Jones, a former federal prosecutor, has managed to whittle away Moore’s lead in the polls in recent weeks following the controversy surrounding the former
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“In the aftermath of so many mass shootings, it would be tragic for this to become the next deadly loophole in our nation’s gun laws,” said Healey. (Photo: Attorney General Maura Healey’s office) Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey has come out swinging against national concealed carry reciprocity, contending it puts police officers at risk. In
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Officials from the Air Force, ATF, DoD and FBI testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee about improving NICS recordkeeping and bump stocks on Dec. 6, 2017. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Senators pressed federal law enforcement officials this week for appropriate ways to improve the databases feeding the National Instant Criminal Background Check System,
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The firearms industry’s trade association on Thursday released a statement arguing the language of a national concealed carry reciprocity bill does not interfere with the Second Amendment rights. Larry Keane, senior vice president and general counsel of the National Shooting Sports Foundation, said the Fix NICS legislation folded into H.R.38 just before it was passed
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