Tag: Gun Control

Obama: Guns a Greater Threat Than Terrorism

In the lead up to this statement, Obama mentioned “mass killings” with guns but did not mention mass killings or attempted mass killings in which those holding the guns were jihadists.   He said, “The United States of America is the one advanced nation on earth in which we do not have sufficient common-sense, gun-safety […]

Nancy Pelosi: Sanctuary City Policies Are Not the Problem, Guns Are

Pelosi then described why she thinks legislation put forth by Senator Sen. Dianne Feinstein is better than what the GOP has put forth, and at the very end of the presser she said: “What we also have to look at is, how did this person come into possession of a gun in a state where his […]

Whataburger Takes Stand Against Texas’ New Open Carry Law

The law, which gives private property owners the right to prohibit open carry, was hailed as a victory for gun rights advocates who have staged high-profile rallies at the Alamo and Texas Capitol over the past couple of years. Some even brought military-style assault rifles into businesses as part of their demonstrations, prompting the Chipotle […]

Manchin, Toomey both interested in reviving gun control push

In the wake of the Charleston shooting, Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) are considering ways to renew their failed push to expand meaningful background checks on gun purchases.   In separate interviews Tuesday night, at a reception before a ceremony hosted by Sandy Hook families where Toomey was honored, the senators discussed […]

New Obama policy would make “merely posting firearm information on the internet” a crime

The blogosphere is sounding off about a pending new Obama policy that would impact not only the 2nd Amendment, but the 1st Amendment as well.   As incredible as it seems, individuals would be in violation by “merely posting information on the Internet about common firearms” which “could be interpreted as illegally sharing sensitive information […]

Texas gov poised to roll back 140-year-old open carry gun ban

The near-certain signing into law of an open-carry gun measure will send Texas back to the days of the Wild West – at least legislatively.   The bill, passed by the state Legislature and expected to earn Gov. Greg Abbott’s signature within the next week, would reverse a 140-year-old ban on carrying handguns in plain […]

Belgian Jews repudiate call for gun ownership

Belgian Jewish leaders denounced calls for their governments to issue gun permits to members of their communities this weekend, saying that such efforts could lead to harrowing consequences. Last week, Rabbi Menachem Margolin, the Brussels-based head of the European Jewish Association (EJA) and the affiliated Rabbinical Center of Europe, sent a letter to senior officials […]

New court decision could end California’s restrictions on conceal-carry permits

A procedural decision in a landmark Second Amendment case could spell the end for California laws restricting the issuance of permits to carry concealed handguns.   The decision by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals would bar other law enforcement officials, including state Attorney General Kamala Harris, from gaining “intervener status” to join in […]

Obama Looking to Act ‘Administratively, Unilaterally’ on Guns

“The president’s goal is to look for opportunities to act administratively, unilaterally using his executive authority to try to make our communities safer,” Earnest said, responding to a question the day that a gunman opened fire at an Oregon high school, killing one student and injuring a teacher. “We’re always looking for those opportunities. But […]

Obama: Soul-searching needed on high gun violence

President Barack Obama has said no other developed nation would tolerate the “off the charts” level of gun violence plaguing the United States. At the White House, Mr Obama said the US’ firm resistance to “basic” new gun controls was his “biggest frustration”. “The country has to do some soul-searching about this,” Mr Obama said. […]