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How smart guns change the gun control debate forever

Smart guns have ignited a firestorm of debate between both sides of the gun rights conflict. Now tensions are rising and citizens are calling for action on smart gun laws.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 10 comments

Former White House press secretary James Brady dies at 73

Alexandria - Former White House Press Secretary James Brady, who was severely injured in an assassination attempt on US President Ronald Reagan in 1981, died Monday at a retirement home in Virginia, a family spokesman announced.
In the Media by Nathan Salant

James S. Brady, symbolized the fight for gun control, dies at 73 Special

Chicago - James Brady, the former Press Secretary under President Ronald Reagan, passed away today at the age of 73. Brady retained the title of Press Secretary throughout the eight years of the Reagan Presidency, after he was shot in the head on March 30, 1981.
Digital Journal Report by John Presta - 1 comment

NRA's top lawyer was allegedly convicted of gun crimes in 1964

Fairfax - Bob Dowlut has been the general counsel for the NRA across several years. Now the man stands accused of hiding a past of violence. According to reports Dowlut murdered multiple people with a gun during his youth.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Op-Ed: NRA opposes Rep. Robin Kelly on outlawing marketing guns to kids

Chicago - The National Rifle Association (NRA) and its monopoly on the "final word" on guns and the Second Amendment, coming to an end thanks to Rep. Robin Kelly's emergence on the national stage as an articulate national spokesperson for "common sense" gun reform.
In the Media by John Presta

Missouri Governor doesn't want teachers packing heat

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon recently vetoed legislation that would have allowed teachers and other school staff members to carry firearms on campus.
In the Media by Alex Allen - 4 comments

Target publishes letter asking customers to not shop with guns

Executives at Target have decided that new laws on carrying guns do not fit with the image of their store. A short letter recently laid out their stance and mildly asked shoppers to refrain from bringing guns into their stores.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 1 comment

Boy suspended for toy gun

New Kensington - A local schoolboy was suspended after telling teachers that he accidentally bought a toy gun to school. He would have been expelled, but just faces a suspension after a hearing today.
In the Media by Ryan Hite - 2 comments

Popular firearms manufacturer relocating because of gun control

A popular handgun manufacturer is moving forward with its decision to relocate following the passage of strict gun control legislation in New York.
In the Media by Alex Allen

Op-Ed: Many factors contributed to Rodger's massacre

Santa Barbara - Whenever a mass murder occurs in America, the tragedy is politicized before the bodies of the victims reach the morgue. Instantly the cause of the massacre is simplified, by wrongfully placing the blame on a single entity.
In the Media by Ben Morris

Georgia passes 'carry anywhere' bill expanding gun rights

Defying other states that are moving to increase gun control in the wake of recent shootings, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed a bill Wednesday that will expand licensed gun owners' rights to carry.
In the Media by Scott Tuttle - 2 comments

New York gubernatorial candidate wants to repeal 'SAFE Act'

Albany - One candidate running for Governor of New York is assuring gun owners and gun rights advocates in the state that he will repeal the New York 'SAFE Act' if he is elected.
In the Media by Alex Allen - 2 comments

Arkansas girl, 15, pulls prank, shot to death by homeowner

Little Rock - A group of Little Rock teenagers decided to play a prank at the home of a friend who played a prank on them. According to police, the friend's father came out of the house and fired several shots at the car they were in, killing one of the teens.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 44 comments

Gun control: Federal court guts California concealed carry rules

San Francisco - A federal appeals court struck down California rules requiring citizens who wish to obtain concealed carry handgun permits to prove they have "good cause" to do so.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 11 comments

Op-Ed: Guns in America

As the gun control debate continues to rage across the United States, it is important for the average American to obtain a look at the various points that are often discussed and manipulated by the special interest groups involved.
In the Media by Justin King - 12 comments

Detroit police chief suggests residents should get guns

Detroit - The police chief of Detroit, a city plagued by gun violence, recently suggested that crime could decrease if more residents armed themselves.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 8 comments

Op-Ed: The answer to mass shootings: There is none

The media and society in general have for years now been searching for a reason. A reason for the violence, which appears to be unpredictable. That's because it is.
In the Media by Cameron Christner - 6 comments

Op-Ed: Gun Control Laws - Protecting citizens or enabling criminals? Special

Manila - As crime rates rise, it is becoming imperative for some civilians to own a firearm to protect themselves and their families. However, are the new gun control laws in place to protect civilians or to empower criminals?
Digital Journal Report by Maria Elisa Anacay - 1 comment

Louisiana Supreme Court considers case about felons owning guns

A 2012 amendment to the Louisiana Constitution holds the ownership of firearms to be a “fundamental” right. At the time of writing, the Court is deciding whether that right extends to convicted felons.
In the Media by Justin King - 4 comments

Fox News host: 'Increase stigmatization' of schizophrenics

A Fox News host has called for the increased stigmatization of certain mental illnesses as part of the solution to the epidemic of mass shootings sweeping the United States.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 6 comments

Aaron Alexis bought shotgun despite gun arrests, mental issues

Washington - Washington Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis was able to legally purchase the shotgun he used during Monday's deadly shooting rampage despite multiple gun crime arrests and a history of mental health problems.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 15 comments

Iowa now allows visually impaired citizens to carry guns legally

Iowa - Recently a state law was passed that would allow blind and visually impaired people in Iowa to carry firearms. Residents and advocacy agents have varying opinions on the issue.
In the Media by Robert Kingett - 3 comments

Go directly to jail: Guatemala passes tough new gun law

Guatemala City - Even as homicide rates fall, Guatemala has enacted strict measures which will send anyone caught carrying a firearm straight to jail until trial.
In the Media by John Sevigny

Newtown Starbucks closes ahead of planned gun rights rally

Faced with the prospect of armed gun rights activists gathering in their shop, the management of the Newtown, Ct., Starbucks wanted no part of it and decided to close early.
In the Media by Martin Laine - 3 comments

Kokesh arrested over July video, says possible charge of sedition

UPDATE: Stewart Rhodes, President of Oathkeepers, has issued a statement criticizing the government response to Kokesh, which also criticizes Mr. Kokesh.
In the Media by Ralph Lopez

Adam Kokesh under investigation

Washington - Activist Adam Kokesh is currently under investigation by police after a video released on his YouTube channel on July 4th showed him standing in Freedom Plaza, loading a shotgun and declaring himself a part of the "Final American Revolution."
In the Media by Alex Allen - 1 comment

Illinois governor changes concealed carry bill

Springfield - Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has made some drastic changes to the state's new concealed carry laws which would allow some citizens to have a concealed loaded firearm on their person in a public place.
In the Media by Alex Allen - 2 comments

Locked and loaded: South Dakota teachers now able to carry guns

Pierre - A law went into effect on July 1st which could allow some teachers in South Dakota to legally carry a firearm onto school property.
In the Media by Alex Allen - 2 comments

Gun control advocate wants to ban forks, knives, and glass

Forget banning just semiautomatic weapons; one gun control advocate says we should ban knives, forks, and glass bottles and find an alternative to the products that won't hurt people.
In the Media by Alex Allen - 14 comments

Ice-T narrates 'Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire' Documentary

Ice-T is narrating a documentary called "Assaulted:Civil Rights Under Fire." The documentary focuses on the significance of the 2nd Amendment and the definition of an "assault rifle." It is set for a July 20 release.
In the Media by Layne Weiss
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President Obama signing executive orders relating to U.S. gun control
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A gun control demonstration taking place in Washington DC.
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A gun control demonstration taking place in Washington DC.
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Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX)
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John Ratliff, 36-years-old killed in car accident - one day after Keith Ratliff of FPSRussia is found murdered.
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President Barack Obama speaking with Vice-President Joe Biden about the new gun control measures the White House proposed
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Since Robin Kelly was elected on April 9, 2013, she has kept to her promise to work with families of the victims of gun violence. Here she meets with (from left to right) Tommy Bosley, Pam Bosley, Annette Holt, Glen Brooks (Chicago Police Department CAPS Area Coordinator), Tonya Byrch, Rep. Robin Kelly, Ron Holt, Cleo Pendleton, Yolan Corner and Joy McCormack.
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 If babies had guns  they wouldn t be aborted   tweeted Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX)
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"If babies had guns, they wouldn't be aborted," tweeted Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX)
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Piers Morgan debates Alex Jones on gun control
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Piers Morgan debates Alex Jones on gun control
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Keith Ratliff - found shot to death in Georgia
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Keith Ratliff - found shot to death in Georgia
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