Second Amendment

U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson has long emphasized he’s a Second Amendment believer. He just doesn’t believe some weapons should be legal or purchased without extensive background checks. So it wasn’t a surprise that the Democratic congressman from St. Helena was thrilled hearing President Biden’s announcement of a series of executive actions to curb what he called
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee has become the latest state to soon allow most adults 21 and older to carry handguns without first clearing a background check and training after Gov. Bill Lee on Thursday signed the measure into law. “I signed constitutional carry today because it shouldn’t be hard for law-abiding Tennesseans to exercise their
President Biden on Thursday announced a set of executive actions and legislative proposals on gun control, saying that gun violence is “a public health crisis” and the administration’s actions do not contravene Second Amendment rights.  The administration aims to “confront not just the gun crisis but what is actually a public health crisis,” Biden said in
US President Joe Biden will unveil his administration’s first steps to curb gun violence, including a plan to reduce the proliferation of “ghost guns” after a slew of mass shootings have put pressure on him to act. Biden will announce on Thursday that the Justice Department intends to issue a proposed rule within 30 days
Despite the horrific number of mass shootings in our country, Congress demonstrates an appalling lack of will to fix the problem. When will it be the right time to recognize the difference between owning a gun as part of a subsistence lifestyle and owning a gun to mow down children in a school or shoppers
The United States has a glaring problem: mass shootings. From Columbine to Aurora to Parkland to Boulder, mass shootings briefly grasp the nation’s attention before joining the tragically long list in history. After each shooting, government officials, political pundits and average Americans argue if and how the government should implement gun control legislation. A Pew
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge helped lead a lawsuit against the Biden administration and threw her support behind the National Rifle Association in a pair of Wednesday legal filings. Thirteen states, including Arkansas, sued President Joe Biden’s administration Wednesday, claiming the $350 billion in pandemic relief funds for states and local governments “sets up an
The US National Rifle Association (NRA) is at the forefront of the fight over Second Amendment rights as the Biden administration and Democratic Party are seeking to tighten up gun controls following deadly shootings in Georgia and Colorado. However, the 150-year-old group is in a heap of trouble itself. The NRA has signalled that it’s
In the wake of two (more) high-profile mass shootings, we’re (again) talking about guns — and whether Congress will do anything to restrict people from purchasing them. That debate occasioned this exchange on Sunday between “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace and South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham (bolding is mine): Wallace: “Senator, first of