Second Amendment

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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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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Heather Gooze, who worked as a bartender during the Las Vegas attack, helped carry the injured during the shooting. She held a man as he died. (Photo: Las Vegas Journal-Review) The Senate Judiciary committee heard testimony from victims, law enforcement and gun policy researchers on Wednesday to discuss the legality of bump stocks — devices
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Texas just recorded its busiest November ever for background checks, according to federal data. (Photo: Texas State Rifle Association/Facebook) Texas submitted a record number of background checks in November, according to federal data. Texas reported more than 163,000 applications to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System last month  — the busiest November on record for
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Federal regulators launched a review of federal law to determine if certain bump stock devices fall within the definition of “machine gun,” according to Tuesday’s release by the Justice Department. “Possessing firearm parts that are used exclusively in converting a weapon into a machine gun is illegal, except for certain limited circumstances,” Attorney General Jeff
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After last week’s not guilty verdict, prosecutors in the Kate Steinle murder case are crying foul that jurors were not allowed to inspect the firearm tied to her death. The jury asked to pull the trigger on the unloaded weapon — which had been described as having an “extremely light” trigger and no safety —
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The Honolulu Police Department is reevaluating its controversial policy requiring legal marijuana users with registered firearms to turn in their guns. In an update to a story reported last week that about 30 individuals with cannabis cards have been sent surrender letters so far, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser says the department is reviewing the policy following “community
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Marilyn Smolenski founded Nickel and Lace, a concealed carry apparel company targeting women gun owners; but Smolenski is putting her business ventures on hold to run for office. (Photo: Eric P. Davis / Pioneer Press) Nickel and Lace founder and CEO Marilyn Smolenski once watched models walk down the runway at concealed carry fashion shows;
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The clock is ticking to register firearms newly classified as “assault weapons” in California. A group of individuals and Second Amendment groups has filed suit against the state’s pending new regulations on “bullet-buttons” and assault weapons. In a complaint filed in a Riverside County state Superior Court, four gun owners– George Holt, Irvin Hoff, Michael
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House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, right, said the carry rights bill passed this week helps ensure the Second Amendment doesn’t stop at state lines. (Photo: Reuters) In a party-line vote Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee sent a measure expanding carry protections to the floor over howls from gun control advocates. Stressing the bill, H.R.
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