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Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Jefferson)

Scalise bill to ease interstate gun sales labeled dangerous by gun control advocate

Bruce Alpert for reported today: WASHINGTON – House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, has introduced legislation that would make it easier for licensed gun dealers to sell guns to out-of-state buyers. But a leading gun control advocate says the legislation “would make it even more difficult... Read More
Harrisburg Capitol dome (Photo credit: AP)

Annual gun rights rally draws hundreds to Pa. Capitol

The Associated Press reported today: HARRISBURG, Pa. —A few hundred gun rights activists brought their message to what has become an annual event at the state Capitol, urging lawmakers on Tuesday to protect their right to keep and own firearms and to widen legal protections.... Read More
Man w/ Handgun

Oregon governor signs bill requiring background check on nearly all gun buyers

Reuters reported today on the new background check law in Oregon: The Oregon Firearms Safety Act expands background check requirements, already in place at stores and gun shows in the state, to include person-to-person and online gun sales. “The bill provides a common-sense approach to... Read More
Gun Appreciation Day

Parent group wants to make Mich. schools gun-free zones

Fearing future school shootings, anti-gun movements continue to push for more stringent gun control policies across the nation. Virginia Gordan for Michigan Radio News reports: Dr. Sonya Lewis is spearheading a statewide petition, urging the legislature to get rid of what some call the... Read More
Patrolman Frank Pascale

After much debate, URI campus police now carry firearms

The Providence Journal noted yesterday that the University of Rhode Island has followed through and begun arming its campus police. Lynn Arditi writes: Twenty-six armed officers assigned to the one-square-mile campus now carry the same type of handguns issued to most municipal and state police. The... Read More
Framing the question

Framing the question on gun violence

Often our perceptions and bias are evident in our arguments for gun rights or gun control. Greg Camp for writes a little about the framing of arguments: The debate over gun rights vs. gun control often gets mired in a battle of statistics….and while... Read More
Martin Luther

A Martin Luther Of Gun Rights?

Brian Anse Patrick, a professor at the University of Toledo drew an interesting analogy about a recent event in gun rights. He wrote: Beware the priest who posts theses on cathedral doors. Authorities should probably have learned this lesson long ago, but apparently Authority is... Read More
Beth Hegarty, a Sandy Hook Elementary School mother

Hundreds march across Brooklyn Bridge for stricter gun laws

Verena Dobnik for the Associated Press reported today: Hundreds of men, women and children including fashion designer Donna Karan marched across the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday demanding stricter gun laws and offering a litany of violent stories to show why such laws are needed. Held... Read More

What’s the point California’s illegal gun blacklist?

Brendan Pringle for noted today: It’s a rare occasion when the Washington Post and Reason Magazine agree on anything, but the absurdity of California’s gun policy had both media outlets buzzing recently. While other states prohibit gun ownership for felons, those committed for mental... Read More
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Colorado Thunderdome 2015: Rocky Mountain Gun Owners vs. everyone

John Tomasic for Colorado Independent wrote yesterday: In mid-April, bipartisan members of a House committee shot down six bills meant to thin gun-safety laws in Colorado. It was an oddly subdued twelve-hour affair that stretched past midnight. Gone were the impassioned gun-rights supporters that packed the Capitol in... Read More