Democrats and Republicans agree on that point, although they disagree about what it means in practice.
Judging From His Grilling of Amy Coney Barrett, Sen. Richard Durbin Thinks Voting Is More Important Than Staying Alive
The senator thinks people with felony records should lose the right to armed self-defense but not the right to cast a ballot.
If that standard were applied to other constitutional rights, no one would be left to enforce them.
The Texas senator notes the opposing party's blind spots on freedom of speech and the right to arms.
The 7th Circuit judge’s track record suggests she would frequently be a friend of civil liberties.
Amy Coney Barrett Thinks the Second Amendment Prohibits Blanket Bans on Gun Possession by People With Felony Records
The SCOTUS contender's 2019 dissent will alarm gun control supporters but reassure people who want judges to take this constitutional provision as seriously as others.
SCOTUS Contender James Ho Combines Respect for Free Speech and Gun Rights With a Troubling Deference to Cops
The 5th Circuit judge is a mixed bag from a libertarian perspective.
Why do progressives who worry about unequal justice support policies that are bound to make that problem worse?
Last month, the 9th Circuit said the opposite. It's a question the Supreme Court might have to resolve.
Millions of new firearm owners who have lost faith in cops and government will be a tough audience for shopworn gun control schemes.
The new law features harsher penalties, 12-hour detentions, and other invitations to abuse government power
When they do specify "common sense" gun reforms, the proposals would do little to stop gun violence.
The Democratic presidential candidate favors the same magazine limit that a federal appeals court just declared unconstitutional.
The overturned law would have required confiscating all magazines holding more than 10 rounds in California.
Despite an alarming increase in crime, Illinois is illegally delaying gun licenses.
Was the L.A. District Attorney's Husband Acting in Self-Defense When He Threatened to Shoot Protesters on His Porch?
David Lacey faces three misdemeanor assault charges that hinge on whether he reasonably believed he and his wife were in danger.
Second Amendment Foundation founder Alan Gottlieb insists "the strength of the NRA is not only in its leadership but in its members," who can do their work outside the NRA's aegis.
Everybody Is Jumping to Conclusions About This Couple's Show of Force in Response to Trespassing Protesters
Mark and Patricia McCloskey's justification for brandishing their guns depends on facts, not ideology.
An encounter between militias in Louisville shows the enduring practical and symbolic importance of the right to armed self-defense.
A Second Amendment hypocrite with a plan to undermine federalism
Clarence Thomas Upbraids SCOTUS for 'Prolonging Our Decade-Long Failure to Protect the Second Amendment'
"The fundamental protections set forth in our Constitution," Thomas writes, should be "applied equally to all citizens."
The state boasts of blocking 754 illegal purchases, but it wrongly tagged 101,047 law-abiding people as prohibited. Any of them could have been targeted.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s unilateral order confirms suspicions that government is always on the verge of abusing its power.
The state has already appealed the decision to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Deeming a Lawsuit Moot, SCOTUS Passes Up a Chance to Correct Judicial Disrespect for the Second Amendment
The Court decided that New York City's revision of its restrictions on transporting guns gave the plaintiffs what they sought.
Power-seeking public officials thrive on our fear.
The store owner thought his employee acted in reasonable defense of property and self. The police disagreed.
Lawmakers are peddling restrictions on self-defense and other rights to a frightened public.
L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva Says Gun Dealers Are 'Nonessential.' The Department of Homeland Security Disagrees.
The county's ban on firearm sales is inconsistent with a new federal advisory as well as the Second Amendment.
Or is the Second Amendment suspended for the duration of the epidemic?
The presidential contender has trouble explaining why the guns he wants to ban fall outside the Second Amendment.
When it comes to guns, pretty much nothing is legal in New Jersey, according to their police.
A bizarre Florida “red flag” case shows the importance of safeguards that protect people’s Second Amendment rights.
The presidential candidate’s gun control platform, like his defense of "stop and frisk," sacrifices civil liberties on the altar of public safety.
Virginia's Thwarted 'Assault Firearm' Ban Illustrates the Folly of Trying to Distinguish Between Good and Evil Guns
Legislators who approved a bunch of other gun control bills could not agree on what features make a firearm intolerable.
In Broward County, judges almost never reject police petitions for gun confiscation orders.
Such inflammatory exaggeration seems designed to avoid a substantive discussion of the presidential candidate's gun control proposals.
The bill's requirements for "emergency" orders are loose, and it does not give respondents a right to a court-appointed lawyer.
Erroneous predictions of violence at the Richmond rally conflated civil libertarians with militant racists.
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If politicians are going to paint their opponents as illegitimate, they should be prepared to receive the same treatment in return.
The governor fears a gun-rights rally might turn violent; a judge refuses to stop him from barring weapons from the demonstration.