Although police seized the perpetrator's shotgun when he was deemed suicidal, he was never identified as a potential murderer.
Conservative state legislators are taking a page from the playbook of pro-immigration activists and the marijuana legalization movement.
The president is picking fights with much of the population and further dividing the country.
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The president's unilateral restrictions are legally dubious and unlikely to "save lives."
A federal appeals court rejects a highly implausible redefinition of machine guns.
The suggestion that the ordinance could have prevented Monday's mass shooting is utterly implausible.
According to the dissent, the appeals court "has decided that the Second Amendment does not mean what it says."
It is hard to see how an "assault weapon" ban or expanded background checks could have prevented this attack.
For possessing a gun while committing a crime—even when no one is killed—too many defendants are slammed with sentences decades or even centuries longer than justice demands.
As usual, the senator and her allies want to ban guns based on arbitrary distinctions.
The House Just Approved Two Background Check Bills That Would Make an Unfair, Irrational Gun Policy Even Worse
One measure would require checks for nearly all firearm transfers, while the other would increase delays in completing sales.
As the 9th Circuit Takes Another Look at California's 10-Round Magazine Limit, It Should Demand More Than Speculation From the Law's Defenders
The state's ban on "large-capacity magazines" is easy to justify, as long as you assume its benefits and ignore its costs.
The policies he favors would arbitrarily limit Second Amendment rights and threaten the industry that makes it possible to exercise them.
Sheila Jackson Lee's sweeping licensing and registration scheme suggests what Democrats would do if they didn't have to worry about the Second Amendment.
There's a silver lining to partisan demagogues taking up peaceful entrepreneurship.
New gun owners are unlikely to embrace disarmament schemes from a government they distrust.
The Second Amendment Foundation files a flurry of lawsuits in November, with three aiming at laws restricting public carry.
The senators warned that the Court might have to be "restructured" if it did not reach the conclusion they preferred in a Second Amendment case.
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.