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"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest."
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... Paul Stevens greatly, but doesn't agree that we should repeal the Second Amendment. The problem is not in the law, but in its application. Damning record: Here are all the (adult) public officials who have helped circulate conspiracy theories about the Parkland activists, rounded up by Molly Olmstead.
Another community shattered by a mass shooting, and like soldiers in World War I, activists on both sides have gone over the top, grinding discussion on the issue to a stalemate. Meanwhile, the clock above the next school or community or public square is counting down, and when it hits zero, we will ... Rights

At last week's protests, signs decrying the NRA's support of looser gun regulations and calling for gun control embody how new voices are challenging the traditional gun-rights activist fervor in the debate over the Second Amendment. These protests have swept in a wave of vocal support for a shift to the ...
Stevens showed that the Second Amendment's text and history did not require striking down the District's gun laws. Stevens didn't have the votes in that case, but Justice Scalia's majority opinion--defining the individual aspect of the Second Amendment for the first time in the court's history--labeled a ...
Following an outcry about the arrest of a prominent gun rights activist, the Olmos Park City Council unanimously repealed a city ordinance Thursday ... The arrests have drawn ire from gun rights activists who say Grisham and his peers were lawfully practicing their First and Second amendment rights.
Former Vice President Biden says that he believes the Second Amendment is being badly misinterpreted by America's court system, and accused gun-rights activists of "prostitution" of the law. In a Thursday discussion with University of Pennsylvania President Amy Gutmann, Biden praised the "March ...

President Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday, the Second Amendment will never be repealed when responding to an Op-Ed in the New York Times by retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, claiming it would weaken the NRA's ability to block gun control legislation. Mathews and ... activists
And it did so by finding ways to reframe the images of these huge and passionate crowds. It did this in three steps: First, it limited coverage in the ramp-up to the march. Then it reframed this debate to be about the Second Amendment, not gun control. Finally, it put young gun rights activists, some of ... Fox News March for Our Lives
hand on chalkboard A Second Amendment advocate believes an Ohio high school should have been educating its students instead of coercing them to take part in an anti-gun march. Hilliard High School senior Jacob Shoemaker says school is not the place for politics, and he was not taking sides last ... Fox News March for Our Lives
The Second Amendment reads: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not ... It was only recently, in 2008, that, in the mother of all ironies, so-called strict constructionists, in one of the most egregious acts of judicial activism, ... Fox News March for Our Lives
I'm hoping to continue my activism by continuing to hold our elected representatives accountable for their votes, endorsements, and actions,” said Cooper, an English Literature and International ... Patriotism is driving these Second Amendment activists as they call for protection on their right to bear arms. Fox News March for Our Lives
Based on the results of a Zogby Analytics poll released earlier this month, Second Amendment supporters may have a counter-intuitive message for virtue-signaling Hollywood heavyweights pledging their support for restrictive firearm laws: keep up the good work! Gun control is gaining renewed social ... Fox News March for Our Lives
AUSTIN, TX - JANUARY 1: Art and Diana Ramirez of Austin with their pistols in custom-made holsters during and open carry rally at the Texas State Capitol on January 1, 2016 in Austin, Texas. On January 1, 2016, the open carry law takes effect in Texas, and 2nd Amendment activists hold an open carry ... Fox News March for Our Lives
The controversy over gun control hit Waco Thursday as protesters gathered outside the McLennan County Republican Club's monthly lunch meeting, where singer and gun rights activist Ted Nugent was discussing the right to bear arms. About 20 protesters stood outside of the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame ... Fox News March for Our Lives
The Statehouse grounds were “the safest place in our country” on Saturday, according to speakers addressing a well-armed crowd of gun-rights activists, an event whose organizers want to be the counterpoint to the current push for gun restrictions. “We vote these people in (office) and they're not listening ... Fox News March for Our Lives
In one, she eventually returned a pistol to a gun rights activist who said it had been illegally seized but whose therapist initially said she was at risk of ... In a 5-4 ruling in 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court determined that the Second Amendment extends the right to bear arms to individuals, not just militias. Fox News March for Our Lives
Two Delaware activists who came of age during the turbulent 1960s say they're impressed with the burst of student activism over the gun violence issue. “We're seeing a sea change in consciousness across the whole country,” says George Wolkind of Bear, a leader in the 1960s of antiwar protests on the ... Fox News March for Our Lives

But students protesting the pro-gun rally for Second Amendment rights turned around and paused "in silence in honor of victims of gun violence" before ... Legislators and gun-rights activists who spoke suggested that firearms legislation would do little to stop school shootings and other violent crime. Fox News March for Our Lives
The bills, being heard in the charged atmosphere created in the wake of the Parkland, Florida shooting and the astounding student led activism that followed, have Second Amendment activists worried and gun control advocates hopeful that Americans have finally had enough senseless slaughter and that ... Fox News March for Our Lives
... debate in Washington, membership in the NRA and gun rights groups across the country, which includes more than five million Americans, is spiking, according to people familiar with the numbers. The spike isn't a surprise, as such increases happen whenever people feel their Second Amendment rights ... Fox News March for Our Lives
Gun rights activists proposed last week that one way to prevent school shootings is to arm teachers. ... to covering the gun debate using the old model: by focusing on its interpretation of the Second Amendment and doing mental gymnastics to find solutions that have nothing to do with actual gun control. Fox News March for Our Lives
More than a dozen companies have cut ties with the NRA following boycott threats from gun-control activists. Now, people who support the NRA are threatening to boycott the companies that cut ties with the gun-rights organization. Brands including Hertz, United, Delta, and Enterprise Rent-a-Car are being ... Fox News March for Our Lives
Gun-rights activist cheer upon hearing District of Columbia v. Heller decision on June 26, 2008, in Washington, D.C. Photo: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images. J. Harvie Wilkinson, a veteran judge on the federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, is no liberal firebrand. The Reagan appointee, once floated as ... Fox News March for Our Lives
But as a Republican president, perhaps the most pro-firearm chief executive in American history, Trump is, in theory, in a unique position to use his good standing with Second Amendment activists to make the case for gun reforms. In his appearance at CPAC last year, for instance, he poured praise on ... Fox News March for Our Lives
Second Amendment activists from Arizona and nearby states set up on the state's Capitol grounds on Saturday. Their annual rally to “Support the Constitution” turned out staunch supporters of the absolute right to bear arms and began with a motorcycle procession, as members of RidersUSA, and other ... Fox News March for Our Lives
Hello from Salt Lake City, where I am following a rally for gun rights. "I believe it's their goal to unarm America," said Brandon McKee, of the Washington marchers. "That's why we're here today. We're not going to stand idly by and let them tell us what we can and cannot do." pic.twitter.com/qiNmGAnkak.
Piper Smith is the founder and director of a SoCal-based LGBT Self Defense Civil Rights group that is "dedicated to strengthening the defenses of the SoCal LGBT community, and are 100% open to LGBT- and firearm-friendly individuals as well. Piper says training professional armed guardians ...
Then, why, when it comes to the Second Amendment, are they so blithely ignorant about American history? ... FDP Executive Director Juan Penalosa fired out an angry press statement after the meeting: "While teachers, students and activists watched on, Republicans ... once again proved to the world that ...
The mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., has thrust gun rights into the midterm campaign, scrambling traditions in .... Mr. Cordray also cautioned that there are many voters in rural areas who “feel strongly about the Second Amendment and their right to have guns for ...
Activists and students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School attend a rally at the Florida State Capitol building in February. ... they're not doing anything — which, ultimately, a couple of complaints aren't going to hurt the cause,” Delaney Tarr, a high school senior turned activist, told Vox last week.
Gun rights activists proposed last week that one way to prevent school shootings is to arm teachers. ... to covering the gun debate using the old model: by focusing on its interpretation of the Second Amendment and doing mental gymnastics to find solutions that have nothing to do with actual gun control.
Now, people who support the NRA are threatening to boycott the companies that cut ties with the gun-rights organization. Brands ... Gun-control activists have celebrated the companies that have cut ties — but not everyone is happy. ... The latest wave of boycotts is the most recent in a long list of political consumer activism.
Gun-rights activist cheer upon hearing District of Columbia v. Heller decision on June 26, 2008, in Washington, D.C. Photo: TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images. J. Harvie Wilkinson, a veteran judge on the federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, is no liberal firebrand. The Reagan appointee, once floated as ...
The U.S. Supreme Court has turned away a constitutional challenge brought by gun rights activists to a California law imposing a 10-day waiting period for the purchase of firearms, intended to guard against impulsive violence and suicides. Ring of Fire's Mike Papantonio and Peter Mougey discuss this.
Meanwhile, David French, a senior writer for National Review, stated that “The demonization of gun rights advocates is not going to have the intended ... I think there are some distinctions here along the edges because of the activism of the teenagers, but I think that is something that inspires people on the ...
Mr LaPierre said "opportunists" were using the 14 February tragedy to expand gun control and abolish US gun rights. ... Activists are urging action against additional companies with ties to the organisation, including FedEx and Vista Outdoor, which owns gun-related companies in addition to brands such as ...
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The National Rifle Association (NRA) and many Second Amendment advocates mostly stayed silent in the week following the deadly school ... Conservatives are raring for a fight over gun rights, and the backlash to the Parkland shooting has only hardened their resolve.
Long supported by the National Rifle Association, the president has sought to maintain his backing among gun rights activists even as he has called for strengthening background checks and raising the minimum age for purchasing semi-automatic rifles in the wake of the mass killing. Turning to this year's ...
Such laws are designed in part to prevent impulsive violence and suicides. Gun rights activists had argued that the 10-day waiting period violates the second amendment guarantee of a right to keep and bear arms, especially for those who already legally own guns and have passed background checks.
Decades of their work and pain and persistence, combined with the intimacy of modern media and a recent groundswell in activist culture, have allowed .... security around schools — a method that is a popular answer from gun rights activists and an impotent endeavor in the eyes of gun control activists.
But as a Republican president, perhaps the most pro-firearm chief executive in American history, Trump is, in theory, in a unique position to use his good standing with Second Amendment activists to make the case for gun reforms. In his appearance at CPAC last year, for instance, he poured praise on ...
At the same time gun rights are being debated by state lawmakers, residents of Eatonville in increasing numbers are making use of an in-town ... Meanwhile, in Olympia, the Legislature has been debating gun legislation and pro-gun activists have been holding public demonstrations during the 2018 ...
The teens have sparred with gun-rights activists on social media, given many television interviews and spoken at vigils that doubled as rallies for safer gun laws. Some teens have been critical of President Donald Trump for failing to mention guns in his comments about the attack. Others have pointed out ...
But not so fast, says Maj Toure–a Second Amendment activist and founder of Black Guns Matter. “We're a firearms safety, training and education organization. We go around to areas around the country and inform people about their Second Amendment rights,” said Toure. Toure says the answer to limiting ...
So far, the teens have sparred with gun-rights activists on social media, given many television interviews and spoken at vigils that doubled as rallies for safer gun laws. A social media campaign under the hashtag #neveragain also took off on Twitter, and another student did an "ask me anything" chat on ...
Some Americans who have firearms safely stored in their home, won't bring this topic up lest others think they are Second Amendment zealots with a ... judicial activism — all dangerous misconceptions that perpetuate and strengthen the politicization of Second Amendment issues and mass shootings.
Less a traditional history than a theory of American violence, Loaded examines the function and status of the Second Amendment, from colonization to modern mass shootings and the inclusion of the gun rights platform in conservative politics. Dunbar-Ortiz undercuts the more evident aspects of the United ...
“If you turned on cable news last night and this morning, it's safe to say you didn't get the news,” the host said on her show, "S.E. Cupp Unfilltered." “That's because, when it comes to guns, news anchors take off their journalist hats and put on their activist hats.” Cupp, a vocal Second Amendment supporter, ...
While the film plunged Fitzgerald into the midst of the gun control-versus-gun rights debate, he argues that he "didn't set out to make a film about guns at all. I set out to make a film about the ... 101 Seconds also delves into the lives of some of Oregon's Second Amendment rights activists. Unfortunately, their ...
The Supreme Court has said that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia and the Fourteenth Amendment's Due Process Clause incorporates the Second Amendment right, but the Second Amendment right is not unlimited. It follows that ...


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