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Judge Stevens: 5 Words Can Fix 2nd Amendment

Retired Supreme Court justice proposes a remedy

(Newser) - Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens argues in the Washington Post that the debate over the 2nd Amendment and the right to bear arms can be settled with the addition of five words. Here they are, inserted into the amendment in bold:
  • “A well regulated Militia, being necessary
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Street View Snaps Gunman at House Where Baby Died

'You have a right to bear arms at home,' says prosecutor

(Newser) - Google Street View captured the image of a young man pointing a gun outside a Detroit house that appears to be the same place a baby was found dead inside two years later, reports ABC News . There's no evidence the two incidents are in any way linked, but the... More »

California Lawmakers Want Right to Pack Heat Now

Measure would let elected officials carry concealed weapons

(Newser) - California state legislators are demanding that laws be eased to allow them to carry concealed weapons because they say their lives are in danger. Under state law, anyone who wants to carry a concealed handgun must apply for a permit and make an argument that they need it for protection.... More »

Praise the Lord and Pass the Pistols

But pastor must tell others about 'security force'

(Newser) - Now you can go to church packing heat—as long as you do in Louisiana. GOP Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law the controversial "Gun-in-Church" bill that authorizes people after 8 hours of safety training to carry concealed weapons into any house of worship (including mosques) as part... More »

Mayor Daley Proposes New Gun Rules for Chicago

His ordinance would again be the nation's strictest

(Newser) - Chicago's Mayor Daley wasted no time in proposing a new ordinance to regulate guns in Chicago. He hopes it will comply with the guidance provided by the Supreme Court Monday when it overturned Chicago's existing gun ordinance. As with the old law, Chicago's new one would be the strictest in... More »

Guns at Starbucks? Time for a New Coffee Shop

If chain wants to be 'cowardly bartender,' this columnist is out

(Newser) - Is Starbucks trying to become the NRA's favorite company, or has the coffee titan just lost its nerve? For a company that's nearly conquered the world, Starbucks put up no resistance to "open-carry" advocates who want to treat their Virginia, California, and Washington stores like Wild West saloons, writes... More »

Starbucks Caught in Gun-Control Crosshairs

And it desperately wants out

(Newser) - Starbucks doesn’t want to be part of the gun control debate, but lately it seems to be something of a bullseye. After the coffee chain refused to ban guns in its stores, both Brady Campaign protesters and those packing heat have been demonstrating at Seattle-area Starbucks, the Post-Intelligencer reports.... More »

Supreme Court Seems Poised to Weaken Gun Bans

Scalia, others, suggest they're ready to strike down cities' rules

(Newser) - The Supreme Court suggested today it will strike down US cities' outright bans on handguns, a ruling that could establish a nationwide ownership right fervently sought by gun advocates. But the justices indicated less severe limits could survive, continuing disputes over the "right to keep and bear arms."... More »

Californians Packing Guns at Starbucks

'Open Carry' backers grab coffee, tea and a .43.

(Newser) - A growing number of gun rights supporters in Northern California are making a frightening point by packing guns in places like Starbucks. The members of the Bay Area Open Carry Movement sport guns in holsters reminiscent of the Old West. Luckily, they're not loaded, so the guns are in full... More »

Students Fight University for Right to Pack Guns

Gun groups back Colorado activists battling firearm ban

(Newser) - A Colorado State University campus determined to stop shooting rampages by banning guns is meeting angry opposition from students who are determined to protect their right to pack firearms. Many claim that armed citizens are the best hope of stopping violence, according to T-shirts sprouting on the Fort Collins campus.... More »

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