NRA Lobbies to Expand Florida’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law, as Shooter Stands Trial for Killing Jordan Davis

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Wednesday morning, the lawyer for Michael Dunn starts the first full day of his defense in the murder trial for his fatal shooting of 17-year-old Jordan Davis, in what is likely the most prominent Florida Stand Your Ground case since Trayvon Martin.

After the Colorado Recalls, is Gun Control Dead?


The recall of two state legislators in Colorado did not end gun control, but it should be a wake up call for its advocates.

ALEC Changes Direction on Mandatory Sentencing

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Lobbying group behind three-strikes, “Truth in Sentencing”, and Stand Your Ground supports legislation to give sentencing discretion back to courts.

Florida to Hold Hearings On ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law This Fall


Will Weatherford, the Republican speaker of Florida’s House of Representatives, revealed on Friday that the state’s legislature will hold hearings on its infamous “Stand Your Ground” laws sometime this fall.

Free Guns for Everyone: Printable Plastic Firearms

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Less than a week remains before Cody Wilson releases the files that will allow people to literally print their own guns at home.

A Liberal and a Gun Nut Walk Into a Blog


The debate over gun control and 2nd Amendment rights is stuck in an us vs them mentality

New Arizona Law Forces Cities to Resell Guns From Buy-Back Programs

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Guns purchased in buy-back programs must now be resold by Arizona municipalities instead of melted down and destroyed.

Senator Manchin: Gun Control Bill Not Dead Yet


Senator Joe Manchin said, “We’re going to work this bill with all of our hearts.”

Lanyards For Tourniquets


In our age of terrorism, we have become a nation of lifeguards. When tragedy hits, Americans have learned to open their doors instead of closing them.

NEWSER: High Court Won’t Hear Challenge to NY Gun Law

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The US Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge against a strict gun law that “makes it difficult for residents to get a license to carry a concealed handgun in public.”

Guns and Fatalism

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Eric Sentell shoots down the argument that “if guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.”

Senate Votes to Allow Debate on Gun Control Bill

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The bipartisan gun control bill passed its first hurdle, but the fight is just beginning.

If I Had a Handgun

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Dennis Danziger would like us to all sing along in irony at the idea of arming classroom teachers.

More Police – In Schools and Out – Not the Answer


Here’s the Justice Policy Institute’s take on President Obama’s proposal to reduce gun violence.

BREAKING NEWS: President Obama Announces Gun-Control Plan

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President Obama said, “In the days ahead, I intend to use whatever weight this office holds to make them a reality. If there’s even one life that can be saved, then we’ve got an obligation to try.”

The Tyranny of Rights


In an age of nuclear weapons and mass shootings, does it still make sense to uphold an American’s constitutional right to bear arms?