New Orleans homeowner defends daughter, shoots burglar

Andy Cunningham for WDSU News reports: A suspect was shot Wednesday during a burglary at a home in New Orleans East, police say. The New Orleans Police Department responded to a call of a shooting about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at a home in the 6700... Read More

Christie defends his record on gun rights at Iowa town hall

Eric Bradner for CNN reports: Chris Christie tore into a gun rights activist who questioned his Second Amendment record in an Iowa town hall event Saturday night, displaying the fiery and confrontational style the New Jersey governor is known for. “I’m still waiting for one... Read More Alabama governor lifts gun free zones at state rest areas

Chris Eger for reports: Gov. Robert Bentley late Friday ordered workers to remove “no weapons beyond this point” signs at all state rest areas. The governor’s move came following a back and forth between Alabama Department of Transportation and state lawmakers over the legality... Read More

Donald Trump says Louisiana shooting “has nothing to do with guns”

Scott Olson for CBS News reports: After a gunman opened fire in a Lafayette, Louisiana movie theater last week, killing two people and injuring nine others, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is pushing back against repeated calls to strengthen gun control legislation. “These are sick people,”... Read More

Breitbart: Lafayette theater is a gun free zone, bans firearms for customers with ‘permits’

AWR Hawkins for Breitbart reports: The Lafayette, Louisiana, Grand Theatre–site of the tragic July 23 attack in which a gunman killed two, wounded at least seven others, then took his own life–is a gun free zone. The movie theater chain does not even allow law-abiding citizens... Read More

70-Year-Old defends his roommate, fires on intruder

  KIRO News reports: Police say a 7o-year-old man shot a man who came into his home and began attacking his roommate. Investigators said a man in his 50s entered the home in the 9400 block of Carnation-Duvall Road Northeast at about 2 p.m. Sunday and began... Read More

NRA pushes against Obama’s plan to extend background checks to Social Security

Jared Morgan for reports: The National Rifle Association is convinced the White House’s move to restrict some Social Security recipients from owning firearms will amount to the “largest gun grab in American history.” Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action,... Read More 3 Dead, 9 injured in Louisiana movie theater shooting

Chris Eger for reports: Police in Lafayette are confirming that a man opened fire in a crowded showing of a popular film Thursday night, killing two before taking his own life. The attack occurred just after 7 p.m. about 20 minutes into a scheduled... Read More

BBC: Obama admits US gun laws are his ‘biggest frustration’

BBC News reports: President Barack Obama has admitted that his failure to pass “common sense gun safety laws” in the US is the greatest frustration of his presidency. In an interview with the BBC, Mr Obama said it was “distressing” not to have made progress... Read More

Gun control advocates call for restrictions on rights for armed Americans with “anger issues”

Lisa Wade for the Pacific Standard reports: While it seems that much of the discourse around curbing gun violence focuses on the need to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill, these two issues—gun violence and mental illness—“intersect only at their edges.”... Read More