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Right to Bear Arms

WHOA. Sacramento Lawmakers Actually Agree On This Controversial Issue

Ventura County Star | Timm Herdt | Posted 04.01.2013 | Los Angeles

SACRAMENTO -- During a three-hour hearing Tuesday that was designed to provide baseline information for difficult debates on gun violence-related legi...

Tea Party Congressman: Uphold Second Amendment 'Birthright'

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

Tea Party Congressman Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) said he thinks it's more important than ever that all Americans are armed to fight their enemies -- even civil...

Should We Have the Right to Bear Arms During a Speech?

Max Atkinson | Posted 03.23.2013 | Media
Max Atkinson

Saturday's news that someone had interrupted a Bulgarian politician's speech by mounting the stage and pointing a gun at him made me realise how littl...

A Farmer's Perspective on Guns and the Second Amendment

John W. Boyd Jr. | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics
John W. Boyd Jr.

What are you hunting that requires the need of a semi-automatic weapon -- an instrument used for military warfare? This defies common sense and it should be central during the gun debate. This kind of extremism is part of the reason I do not have an NRA membership.

Dodging Bullets

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 03.16.2013 | Politics
David Katz, M.D.

Let's dispense with tortured logic and contorted arguments. Arguments get mangled when the truth sticks in your craw. One relevant truth is: A lot of people just like big guns. Big guns make people feel powerful. Lots of people like to be able to say: My gun's bigger than your gun!

Gun Enthusiasts to 'Send Obama Message' With Gun Appreciation Day Two Days Before Inauguration (Video)

Dennis Trainor | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics
Dennis Trainor

A new coalition of gun rights and conservative groups has proclaimed January 19, 2013, "Gun Appreciation Day" -- the group, calling themselves GAD, ha...

Voting On My Marriage? Let's Vote On Your Guns

Patrick J. Hamilton | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Patrick J. Hamilton

If those beholden to the NRA want guns without restriction, I say put it to a vote. If my right as a gay man to marry is decided by my neighbors, let's see a show of hands for how we feel as a nation on the right to bear arms. Fair is fair, right?

Which America Do YOU Want?

David Trumble | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics
David Trumble

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Repealing the Second Amendment Would Make Us 'Better Than This'

Norm Stamper | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Norm Stamper

The Second Amendment -- elevated to a state of holiness, its problematic comma debated for decades and "resolved," for the moment, by the Supreme Court -- is a relic. It made sense when it was written. It does not make sense now.

The Time Is Now

David A. Schwartz | Posted 02.13.2013 | Politics
David A. Schwartz

All violence is tragic, even when it's necessary, and regardless of whether or not it occurs on a small or large scale, or if it happens today or if it happened last year, the correct time to discuss it is always now.

What the Founding Fathers Would Have Done About Gun Violence in America

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

The right to bear arms should be preserved, but in the context of stricter gun laws that enable law enforcement to control and track weapons, and to provide adequate disincentive for the abuse of firearms.

Gun Control: It's Time to Challenge the Second Amendment

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

In all the rhetoric that flies around, few people seem to consider the Amendment in full.

What Does That 'Right to Bear Arms' Bit in the Constitution Say Again?

Flora Nicholas | Posted 07.31.2012 | Comedy
Flora Nicholas

Does the Second Amendment say, "The right of the people to keep and bear an entire arsenal of battlefield weapons when they're not even part of an army, or even a militia, shall not be infringed"?

America Doesn't Need Gun Control

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 09.29.2012 | Home
Mark Goulston, M.D.

America doesn't need gun control; Americans' need to be less "trigger happy" when triggered by unhappiness or upset I don't know about you, but as I ...

The Right to Bear Arms: the Right to Cause Harm?

Avika Dua | Posted 09.25.2012 | Teen
Avika Dua

As a student studying the Constitution who attended a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises myself last Friday, I wanted to look into the role of registered guns in massacres.

How Many Guns Keep You Safe?

Tamara McClintock Greenberg | Posted 09.23.2012 | Crime
Tamara McClintock Greenberg

The only use for semi-automatic rifles is to kill people, and as many of them as possible. In considering the argument from this viewpoint, most guns are wasteful. Guns are to be used for protection or hunting and that is all.

We Have No Right to Bear Arms

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics
Sarah O'Leary

Our Constitution's key assurance, the inalienable right of "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" and the right to carry a firearm cannot successfully co-exist. How would Thomas Jefferson have known about an AK47 with a 100-round magazine?

The NRA's 'Fast and Furious' Gun Walking

Robert J. Spitzer | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Robert J. Spitzer

Just as the NRA continues to blame the ATF for the 2000 guns allegedly "walked" into Mexico, the NRA should take the real credit for the "walking" of hundreds of thousands of guns into Mexico, as American agents can do little more than watch.

Guns In Post Offices? Colo. Couple Says Yes

Posted 11.28.2011 | Denver

Insofar as the U.S. Bill of Rights goes, the Second Amendment seems most likely to start a fight. Sure the First will talk smack and the Seventh thin...

Did the Wild West Have More Gun Control Than We Do Today?

Adam Winkler | Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics
Adam Winkler

Gun control advocates fear, and gun rights proponents sometimes hope, the Second Amendment will transform our cities into modern-day versions of Dodge. This is all based on a widely shared misunderstanding of the Wild West.

Guns: Helping Crime or Helping Crime Prevention?

Paul Heroux | Posted 08.10.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

On Monday night last week, when the U.S. House Of Representatives voted to raise the debt ceiling, for a moment, Democrats and Republicans wholehearte...

Arizona House Passes Bill Allowing Guns On Campuses

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

April 7, 2011 11:57:11 PM PHOENIX, April 7 (Reuters) - The Arizona House on Thursday approved a landmark bill allowing guns on campuses, making it ...

MLK and His Guns

Adam Winkler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Adam Winkler

Most people think Martin Luther King would be the last person to own a gun. Yet in the mid-1950s, as the civil rights movement heated up, King kept firearms for self-protection.

Would Charles Darwin Get a Gun?

Bernard Starr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bernard Starr

Another devastating chapter in our long history of massacres with guns unfolded in Tucson Arizona on January 8th with the ambush of Congresswoman Gabr...

Do Americans Have the Right to Bear Weapons of Mass Destruction?

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The mounting volume of gun deaths and injuries, the easy access that criminals and terrorists have to what amounts to weapons of mass destruction, require substantial limitations on the ability of individuals to use, carry and obtain guns.