Tag: Gun Control

Obama details executive action on gun restrictions

The Obama administration on Monday unveiled a series of new executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence and making some political headway on one of the most frustrating policy areas of President Obama’s tenure.   The package, which Obama plans to announce Tuesday, includes 10 separate provisions, White House officials said. One key provision would […]

New gun control rule: Some mentally ill patients can be reported by doctor to FBI

Delivering on its promise to deliver “common sense” gun control, the Obama administration on Monday finalized a rule that enables health care providers to report the names of mentally ill patients to an FBI firearms background check system.   The action was one of a series of steps that President Barack Obama had called for […]

Obama’s Action to Expand Gun Checks Draws Swift Opposition

President Barack Obama on Tuesday will unveil a package of executive actions to expand background checks for gun purchases, moves that will generate backlash from Republicans yet have only limited impact on the millions of guns circulating in the U.S. The measures include tougher rules for those who currently sell firearms at gun shows and […]

Obama Ready To Bypass Congress On Gun Control

The National Rifle Association opposes expanded background check systems.   Audio clip: Listen to audio clip. But advocacy groups say some of the people who sell firearms at gun shows are not federally licensed, increasing the chance of sales to customers prohibited by law from purchasing guns. “It is essential due to Congressional inaction -? […]

Could the Third Amendment Thwart the Surveillance State?

As the weapons of the surveillance states grow more and more sophisticated and the courts and Congress conspire to deprive the people of their right to be free from unwarranted searches and seizures, there is a suggestion that the unheralded Third Amendment may be deployed as a shield against the attacks.   For example, in […]

Obama Uses Speech on San Bernardino Shootings to Again Promote Gun Control

In a rare Oval Office speech on December 6, President Obama led off by addressing the tragic shootings in San Bernardino on December 2 that took 14 lives, and as he did in his weekly address the previous day, once again called for more gun control.   On December 6, he said that the San […]

Falwell gets backing in call for armed students

Jerry Falwell Jr. not only has suggested Liberty University students be armed, he has also refused to back down in the face of a torrent of criticism that has been launched against him.   He’s even getting some support from others who have studied the Bible.   “I believe that the true Christian community of […]

Armed Citizens Deter Terrorist Attacks In Detroit, Police Chief Says

More guns, fewer problems. That, at least, is Detroit Police Chief’s James Craig’s view of Detroit and fears about a possible terrorist attack.   While cities around the world are on heightened alert following a devastating ISIS attack in Paris, Detroit’s police chief says he believes the fear that armed citizens would return fire serves […]

Obama Calls for Gun Law Changes After Latest Mass Shooting in California

President Barack Obama called for stricter firearms laws as after a mass shooting in California that left at least 14 people dead, calling the spate of gun violence in the U.S. “unparalleled” to other countries.   Obama spoke with CBS News on Wednesday as the shooting at a center that serves the developmentally disabled in […]

Common Core-aligned writing lesson on gun debate fuels claims of political agenda

Common Core backers are sneaking a social and political agenda into nationalized curriculum, say critics, who now have new ammo in a writing lesson plan for teachers that they say gives a slanted perspective of the gun debate.   A study guide dubbed, “The Battle Over Gun Control,” authored by KQED, a northern Californian affiliate […]