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New effort for guns on college campuses

Rep. Heath VanNatter, R-Kokomo, said he plans to co-author a bill that would allow students to carry firearms. Sen. Jim Banks, R-Columbia City, has sponsored the legislation in previous sessions, but he is on military deployment in Afghanistan.

12/20/2014 05:04 AM

The Coming Obama End Run for Gun Control

With just over two years left in the administration of President Barack Obama, and with his promise, some might view it as a threat, to use the powers of his office to make changes he believes are best to move the country towards the vision he and his supporters have for the future of America , protecting Americans' right to bear arms will be even more important as the Obama Presidency winds down. The president has made no secret of his interest in enacting more stringent gun control across the board in America.

12/20/2014 12:59 AM

Sandy Hook principal's daughter emerges as vocal gun-control advocate

Comedian Jay Leno agreed to emcee a dinner next month in Las Vegas for the Newtown-based National Shooting Sports Foundation . He changed plans after Erica Lafferty Smegielski called him out.

12/19/2014 08:45 PM

Sixth Circuit: Mental Health Gun Ban Is Unconstitutional

On December 18 2014, a three-judge panel of the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that a ban on gun purchases for anyone who has been "adjudicated as a mental defective or has been committed to a mental institution" violated the Second Amendment rights of a Michigan man who was denied a gun purchase because of a mental institution commitment in 1986. According to The Wall Street Journal , 73-year-old Clifford Charles Taylor "recently attempted to buy a gun but was denied on the grounds that he had been committed by a court to a mental institution in 1986 after emotional problems associated with a divorce."

12/19/2014 06:40 PM

Exclusive: Favorite Holsters, Part 1

If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me that question, I'd be a we'll, I'd be almost to eight bucks. Nonetheless, I like to answer it, because it's a legit question.

12/19/2014 05:35 PM

Assault Rifle Amusement Park For Children Set To Open In Florida

A while back some idiots in Texas thought it would be a great idea to have a meet and greet with gun bearing kids sitting on Santa's lap. A new attraction where children as young as 13 fire military-grade weapons in zombie, gangster and cowboy-themed simulators has been slammed by gun control campaigners.

12/19/2014 01:26 PM

Is Protecting Gun Rights Really a Growing Priority for Americans?

The PEW Research Center released a survey this month suggesting that for the first time in two decades more Americans support "gun rights" than "gun control." But the poll's question on that point, asking respondents whether it's more important to "control gun ownership" or to "protect the right of Americans to own guns," drew sharp criticism from some experts, who say it offered a false choice.

12/19/2014 09:12 AM

US Appeals Court deems gun law unconstitutional

Jan. 4, 2013: Handguns are displayed in the sales area of Sandy Springs Gun Club and Range, in Sandy Springs, Ga. A federal appeals court in Cincinnati deemed a law unconstitutional that kept a Michigan man who was committed to a mental institution from owning a gun.

12/19/2014 05:09 AM

Concealed guns allowed in NH House chamber once more after Thursday vote

Gun owners will be allowed to carry concealed firearms into the New Hampshire House of Representatives chamber for the upcoming legislative session after the Rules Committee voted Thursday to alter a 2-year-old measure implemented under the former Democratic majority. Despite pushback from left-leaning members of the committee, House Speaker Shawn Jasper, R-Hudson, advocated for the rule change to permit lawmakers and visitors the right to possess a concealed firearm on their person while they are in the House chamber.

12/19/2014 12:57 AM

Gun Collection Tips: 7 Places to Seek Out the Most Unique Firearms

Finding unique firearms is a usually a major focus for gun owners looking to expand their gun collection. Between ancient M1 Garand rifles and 1908 Luger handguns, adding another great piece of firearm history to an existing gun collection is an opportunity few gun owners can turn down.

12/18/2014 11:57 PM

Gun Control Arguments: 5 Classic Debate Points From Those Who Oppose Gun Ownership

The gun control debate is one of the most hotly contested arguments in America today, and it seems that the talking heads on news channels always find some way to link the newest comeuppance in the country to a lack of gun control. Only 47 percent of the country supports stricter gun control laws, according to a Gallup poll in October 2014 .

12/18/2014 07:48 PM

HuffPo: Change Poll Questions so Gun Control Wins

On December 10, Pew Research released a poll showing Americans want gun rights, not gun control. On December 17, the Huffington Post responded by saying pollsters need to reword poll questions so gun control comes out on top.

12/18/2014 04:35 PM

Second Amendment and people who had been committed to a mental institution 28 years ago

This case presents an important issue of first impression in the federal courts: whether a prohibition on the possession of firearms by a person "who has been committed to a mental institution," 18 U.S.C. A 922 , violates the Second Amendment. Twenty-eight years ago, Clifford Charles Tyler was involuntarily committed for less than one month after allegedly undergoing an emotionally devastating divorce.

12/18/2014 01:20 PM

Aussie PM's reaction to Sydney underscores gun control fallacies

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott's reaction to the Sydney terrorist standoff, quoted in a story in this morning's Seattle Times , provides one of those "Well, DUH" opportunities for Second Amendment activists to illustrate the fallacy behind strict gun control laws, including Washington State's recently-passed Initiative 594. According to the Associated Press story, "Abbott has ordered a sweeping government review of the siege and the events leading up to it, including why Monis was out on bail and how he obtained a shotgun despite the country's tough gun laws."

12/18/2014 12:20 PM

Dennis Tyndall announces bid for Lexington sheriff's office

West Columbia Police Chief Dennis Tyndall announces his bid for Lexington County Sheriff at a meeting held at the West Columbia Municipal Complex on Dec. 10. West Columbia Police Chief Dennis Tyndall formally announced that he will run for the office of Lexington County Sheriff. At a Dec. 10 news conference at the West Columbia Municipal Complex, Tyndall announced his plan to run as eight uniformed police officers stood behind him.

12/18/2014 10:10 AM

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