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Pro-Gun Rally Brings Thousands to Richmond

Large protest underway in Virginia

(Newser) - Gun-rights supporters gathered en masse at Virginia's state Capitol in Richmond Monday, and things have been peaceful in the early going. Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam declared a state of emergency ahead of the march, which is taking place amid a heavy police presence and temperatures in the 20s. "... More »

Did Trump Just Suggest Supporters Shoot Clinton?

A lot of people are saying it sure seems that way

(Newser) - Did Donald Trump just suggest gun-rights advocates could assassinate Hillary Clinton prior to the election? That's how a lot of people are reading his comments during a campaign rally Tuesday in North Carolina. "Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment," the Los Angeles Times quotes... More »

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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2nd Amendment: Remnant of Revolution or Pro-Slavery?

One writers say it was to protect freedom; another to protect slavery

(Newser) - The debate over gun laws brings renewed attention to the debate over the Second Amendment, with two very different takes today from the left and right:
  • Noble intent: Erick Erickson as RedState offers a history lesson. "On April 19, 1775, British regulars marched on Lexington and Concord to seize
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NRA Blasts Biden for 'Attack' on 2nd Amendment

Their meeting did not go well

(Newser) - The NRA hinted as much before its meeting with Joe Biden and confirmed it afterward: It says the White House is going too far in its push to tighten gun laws, reports Fox News . Part of the group's statement after the 45-minute session at the White House:
  • "We
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New Petition: Deport CNN's Piers Morgan

Signers say he is attacking 2nd amendment with gun-control views

(Newser) - And the quirky White House petitions continue. The latest request submitted to the White House's "We the People" website: an effort to get British CNN host Piers Morgan deported "immediately" for "attacking [the] 2nd amendment." More than 31,500 people have signed the petition thus... More »

Joe the Plumber: Gun Control Contributed to Holocaust

Video: In campaign ad, he says victims couldn't defend themselves

(Newser) - "Joe the Plumber" is running for Congress in Ohio, and a new campaign video in which he criticizes gun-control laws is raising a few eyebrows. In it, Samuel Wurzelbacher says this: "In 1939, Germany established gun control. From 1939 to 1945, six million Jews and seven million others,... More »

Wisconsin DA: Go Ahead, Pack a Concealed Weapon

Prosecutor won't press most cases in wake of Supreme Court ruling

(Newser) - One Wisconsin DA is taking the US Supreme Court's ruling on gun rights and running with it, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. In Jackson County, prosecutors won't be pursuing cases against defendants accused of carrying concealed weapons, among other infractions. The high court's ruling in McDonald vs. Chicago "immediately... More »

Supreme Court Extends Handgun Rights Nationwide

Decision could undermine Chicago's ban

(Newser) - The Supreme Court says the Constitution's "right to keep and bear arms" applies nationwide as a restraint on the ability of government to limit its application. The justices' decision today casts doubt on a Chicago-area handgun ban, but their 5-4 vote also signaled that less severe restrictions could survive... More »

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