Gun control advocates

LA Times: Obama pushes to extend gun background checks to Social Security

Alan Zarembo for the LA Times reports: Seeking tighter controls over firearm purchases, the Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if they lack the mental capacity to manage their own affairs, a move that could affect millions whose monthly... Read More

D.C. Metro system says it follows local gun carry laws

Stephen Gutowski for the Washington Free Beacon reports: The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) has no internal policy on the carrying of firearms within its system and follows the laws of the jurisdictions it operates in, according to a spokesman. “We are governed by... Read More
Rep. Mark Keller PA lawmaker seeks to reboot overturned pro-gun law

Chris Eger for reports: The controversial Pennsylvania law that allowed the NRA and other groups to haul municipalities to court over local gun laws is soon to have a modified replacement introduced. That original measure, Act 192, was signed in October by Gov. Tom... Read More

Chris Christie changes position on gun control measures he once backed

Claude Brodesser-Akner for reports: Gov. Chris Christie made another pivot away from the gun control policies he had advocated as New Jersey governor Friday. On the heels of the shooting of four U.S. servicemen at a Chatanooga military recruitment center and nine churchgoers in Charleston, S.C.,... Read More

Aurora theater shooter found guilty of First-Degree Murder charges

CNN Wire reports: Will James Holmes face death for killing 12 people inside an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater? That could be the next question jurors will be asked after finding Holmes guilty Thursday of first-degree murder in the July 2012 shooting. Holmes faced two counts... Read More

The Hill: Gun trafficking bill faces tough slog in Senate

Jordain Carney for The Hill reports: A bipartisan group of senators want to crackdown on the ability to move guns illegally across state lines. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) have introduced legislation that they say will help law enforcement... Read More Gun-free zones at fault in Chattanooga shootings, says pro-gun researcher

Daniel Terrill for reports: “Watching the coverage on television Thursday, it was hard to ignore the gun-free zone sign on the front door of the recruiting station. It was surrounded by bullet holes,” says economist Dr. John Lott in his column with Fox News.... Read More

U.S. official identifies gunman in shootings in Tennessee as Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez

The Associated Press reports: A U.S. official says the gunman in the shootings in Tennessee has been identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez. ….Authorities and officials say the gunman killed four Marines and wounded a police officer and others in two attacks on military facilities.... Read More
Country Singer Tim McGraw

Country singers Tim McGraw and Chase Bryant to appear at gun control fundraiser this Friday

AWR Hawkins for Breitbart News reports: The gun control fundraiser headlined by country singers Tim McGraw and Chase Bryant is coming up this Friday in Hartford, Connecticut. Breitbart News previously reported that money from the show will go to Sandy Hook Promise, the group that... Read More
Funeral of Charleston Victim

Reuters: African Americans are changing their views on gun control after the Charleston massacre

Tariro Mzezewa and Jessica Dinapoli for Reuters report: Horace Augustine was raised in Oklahoma City by a mother with strong convictions about guns: She didn’t want them in her house. Faith, she insisted, would keep her family safe. Augustine, now an account executive with a... Read More