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Gun Rights: Keep Up the Fight

December 21, 2012

The Newtown massacre could have as much effect on the firearms industry as 9/11 had on the airline industry. And it may result in the hasty passage of ill-conceived laws and onerous regulations that accomplish nothing but depriving law-abiding Americans of their rights.

Fed Court Strikes Down Illinois Concealed Carry Ban

December 11, 2012
A federal appeals court struck down Illinois' ban on carrying a concealed, permitted handgun Tuesday in the latest victory for gun-rights advocates.

Survey: Gun Control, Active Shooters, and the Election

September 12, 2012 readers overwhelmingly support concealed carry and Mitt Romney for president, according to the results of our August survey. Officers also told us they were prepared for an active shooter incident and worried that government financial trouble has affected their ability to do their jobs. View these charts and graphs of the survey results, then read our analysis of the data.

Police Readers Support Concealed Carry, Romney for President

September 12, 2012

The vast majority of working law enforcement officers in the United States support the Second Amendment right to bear arms and plan to vote for presumptive Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney this fall. That's the findings of a survey conducted by POLICE Magazine this summer.

State High Court Overturns Concealed Carry Ban at Colorado Univ.

March 6, 2012
The Colorado Supreme Court has overturned a University of Colorado policy banning concealed-carry permit holders from bringing guns onto campus.

Gunfight: The Right to Bear Arms

October 27, 2011

Adam Winkler, a constitutional law professor at UCLA, documents America's shift away from a radical gun-control agenda that dominated the political landscape in the 1960s and '70s in "Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms In America." In the book, Winkler traces Second Amendment battles back to the Colonial Era and explains how U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of the handgun ban in D.C. with the Heller decision reframed the debate.

Gallup Poll Shows Support for Handgun Ban Hits Record Low

October 27, 2011
Americans' appetite for banning the possession of handguns has fallen to a record low. Only 26 percent now support a ban for all citizens except the police or authorized persons, reports pollster Gallup.

Gun Dealers Sue ATF to Halt Reporting of Multiple Rifle Sales

August 4, 2011
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has filed a lawsuit challenging the legal authority of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) under the Gun Control Act to compel 8,500 federally licensed firearms retailers in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas to report the sale of two or more rifles.

Wisconsin Approves Concealed Carry

June 22, 2011
Wisconsin lawmakers lifted the state's ban on carrying concealed weapons Tuesday with a measure expected to be signed by Gov. Scott Walker. Once Wisconsin's measure takes effect this fall, Illinois will be the only state that bans carrying guns, knives and other concealed weapons.

Arizona Governor Vetoes Campus Carry Bill

April 20, 2011
Arizona's Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill that would allow guns on Arizona's college campuses. Brewer said she vetoed the campus gun bill because it was "poorly written."

NRA Declines Gun-Policy Meeting with Obama

March 15, 2011
The National Rifle Association's chief executive has responded to President Obama's invitation to discuss gun policy with a, "No thank you," saying the president should focus the debate on dangerous criminals rather than guns.

Wyoming Approves Constitutional Carry

March 7, 2011
Wyoming has become the fourth state in the nation to adopt a law allowing its residents to carry concealed firearms without a permit. The right, which is often referred to as "constitutional carry," has also been passed in Alaska, Arizona, and Vermont.

Six States Consider Allowing Guns On College Campuses

February 3, 2011
Proposed laws in Arizona, Florida, Idaho, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas would bring new gun rights to students, teachers and others who attend college campuses.

Arizona Law Would Allow Guns On Campus

January 31, 2011
The Arizona Legislature is considering several new gun laws, including a "Firearms Omnibus" bill that would make Arizona the second state in the nation to require universities and communities to allow guns on campus and one of 10 that permit guns inside public government buildings such as the state Capitol.

Second Amendment v. Gun Control

October 1, 2010

As a result of these back-to-back rulings from the Supreme Court, neither the federal government nor any city, county, or state may enforce any law that creates a blanket prohibition against the possession of firearms by an individual in the home.

UT Shooting Reignites Debate Over Guns on Campus

September 29, 2010
Coincidentally, the high-profile shooting occurred just hours before John Lott, a nationally known author and advocate of concealed-weapons laws, was to speak at UT about the failure of gun control laws.

Chicago Mayor Says City Will Revise Gun Laws After High Court Ruling

June 28, 2010
"I'm disappointed by the decision, but it's not surprising," Mayor Daley said at a news conference. "We're still reviewing the entire decision, but it means that Chicago's current handgun ban is unenforceableā€¦"

Supreme Court Rules for Gun Owners in Chicago Handgun Case

June 28, 2010
The Supreme Court on Monday extended the Second Amendment's right to keep and bear arms to the states in the second major victory for gun rights supporters in as many years.

Tennessee Judges Can't Order LE Agencies To Destroy Guns Under New Law

March 17, 2010
A new Tennessee law that took effect earlier this month would prevent judges from ordering law enforcement agencies to destroy seized weapons.

Gun Rights Advocates Target California Detective Following Facebook Posts

February 16, 2010
Gun rights advocates have a California police detective in their cross hairs after he apparently posted comments on Facebook advocating that "open carry" supporters should be shot.
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