Gun Rights

Shooting Reignites US Debate Over Gun Control

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WASHINGTON - A deadly shooting in the heart of Washington has reignited the national debate about gun control, but it's uncertain whether Monday's tragedy will revive action in Congress that failed against opposition from gun rights supporters. Even after a national outcry when a gunman shot dead 20 young children and six adults in a Connecticu... more

Vet In Gun Rights Video Arrested on Weapons Charge

An Iraq war veteran and gun-rights activist who posted a video of himself appearing to load a gun in the U.S. capital faces drug and gun charges, police said. Adam Kokesh, 31, of Herndon, Va., was arrested after police raided his home under a warrant Tuesday night, The Washington Post reported. Court papers showed the former Marine corporal, w... more

Senators Unveil Deal on Gun Sales Background Check

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. listens at left, as Sen. Patrick Toomey, R-Pa. announce that they have reached a bipartisan deal on expanding background checks to more gun buyers,Wednesday, April 10, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington

WASHINGTON - Two pivotal senators announced a bipartisan deal Wednesday on expanding background checks to more gun buyers, an agreement that could build support for President Barack Obama's drive to curb firearms violence. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Patrick Toomey, R-Pa., said their accord would help keep firearms from criminals and the me... more

Hundreds Rally in Support of 2nd Amendment

Waving signs and cheering loudly, hundreds of Second Amendment supporters gathered on the south lawn of the Alabama Capitol on Saturday to voice their opinions about gun control. Several speakers addressed the audience, explaining how proposed gun control legislation would restrict their rights. A recurring message of the day was that responsib... more

Commanders Can Ask About Privately Owned Guns

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Commanders, chaplains and health professionals are now specifically authorized to ask troops they think are at risk for hurting themselves or others about privately owned firearms. The authorization is part of the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act, which contains provisions dealing with numerous new or amended policies concerning, among o... more

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