Second Amendment

A law restricting the sale of semi-automatic rifles approved by voters in 2018 is constitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge Ronald Leighton rejected the challenge to Initiative 1639 filed by gun rights groups and some gun dealers. The initiative’s provisions that restrict the sale of those rifles to those at least 21
Here’s what you need to know: Facebook, bracing for a highly contentious election, also said it would strengthen measures against posts that try to dissuade people from voting.Credit…Jim Wilson/The New York Times Facebook on Thursday moved to clamp down on confusion about the November election on its service, rolling out sweeping changes to limit voter
OLYMPIA – A federal judge has upheld Washington Initiative 1639 as constitutional. The judge ruled that the initiative which requires enhanced background checks and waiting periods for the purchase of semiautomatic assault rifle purchases is consistent with the Second Amendment. Judge Ronald Leighton, who was appointed to the bench by President George W. Bush, granted
With the trauma of gun violence ravaging St. Louis, there’s one topic that seems to have escaped everyone’s attention in the race for simplistic solutions. Guns. Missouri being Missouri, the local shouting match is dominated by Republican demands for “law-and-order” — somewhere Tricky Dick is flashing that creepy grin — and cracking down on bad
By: KDKA-TV News Staff PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — On Monday, former Vice President and current Democratic Presidential nominee Joe Biden spoke in Hazelwood. He called President Trump ‘toxic’ and said Americans would be safer if Biden is President. Afterwards, Biden met with KDKA political editor Jon Delano. Last week, Donald Trump called Joe Biden weak and
Demonstrators attend the right-wing ‘Liberty or Death – Rally Against Left Wing Violence’ outside Seattle City Hall on August 18, 2018 in Seattle, Washington. Right wing groups including Patriot Prayer held a pro-gun rally to oppose Washington gun-control Initiative 1639 and were met with a large counterprotest. (Photo by Karen Ducey/Getty Images) A federal judge
Written by John Cole, Managing Editor President Donald Trump’s campaign argues that people would be unsafe in Joe Biden’s America. The political arm of the National Rifle Association is echoing that message in a new attack ad airing in several battleground states, including Pennsylvania.  The NRA Victory Fund launched a two week, multi-million dollar TV
Andrew Pollack, the father of a student killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., praised President Trump at the opening night of the Republican National Convention, saying “he took action” after the massacre in 2018. Pollack’s daughter, Meadow, was one of the 17 people killed in the shooting. “She was just months
Last week at the Democratic National Convention, Parkland victim Jaime Guttenberg’s father, Fred, was the Floridian to cast his state’s delegate votes for Joe Biden during the roll call. Before the 2018 shooting, Andrew Pollack wasn’t a political activist, and neither was Fred Guttenberg. But in the face of unspeakable tragedy, after 17 people were
Nearly 10 years after she was shot in the head in an attempted assassination, former U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords — still struggling with her speech — delivered a powerful call for gun control to the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night. In a prerecorded video message during the virtual convention, Giffords stood in front of an
A former top National Rifle Association (NRA) official in a new tell-all book describes a culture of greed and corruption as well as a willingness to poison American political discourse at the organization. CEO Wayne LaPierre‘s former chief of staff, Josh Powell, writes in “Inside the NRA: A Tell-All Account of Corruption, Greed and Paranoia Within
Josh Powell’s book to be published September 8, “Inside the NRA: A Tell-All Account of Corruption, Greed and Paranoia Within the Most Powerful Political Group in America,” was first reported by the New York Times. CNN received quotes from the book from the publisher Twelve, a division of Hachette Book Group, and has not reviewed