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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.

NRA Asks Florida Adoption Agencies to Stop Asking About Gun Ownership

November 5, 2009
NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer said adoption agencies are violating gun-owners' rights by asking about firearms in an adoption form. She said any request about gun ownership from an agency connected with government was tantamount to establishing a gun registry.

Oakland Officers' Slayings Reignite Assault Weapon Debate

March 24, 2009
Chuck Michel, a civil rights attorney representing the California Rifle and Pistol Association, said such talk is "political opportunism at its worst," in furtherance of flawed public policy.

Supreme Court Rules Americans Have Right to Own Handguns

June 26, 2008
The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Americans have a right to own guns for self-defense and hunting, the justices' first major pronouncement on gun rights in U.S. history.

The Right to Bear Arms

July 1, 2002

As I boarded a flight home from meeting with members of Congress, security was tight and new alerts were announced. I considered again that despite 15 years on the job and being in the virtual ground zero for new terrorist threats, I was unarmed, unable to respond to a threat because out-of-town officers are not trusted to carry guns in the nation's capital.

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