The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms

The Second Amendment to the Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. The Supreme Court has applied this protection to state governments through the Fourteenth Amendment.

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Victims’ Families Push State for Tougher Rules on Gun Storage
Date: 4/30/14
Source: lohud.com

Minn. House Approves Gun Ban for Domestic Abusers
Date: 4/30/14
Source: KSTP

NRA Seeks Universal Gun Law at National Meeting
Date: 4/24/14
Source: ABC News

A Right-To-Bear-Arms Twist: Rallying with a Gun in Hand
Date: 4/24/14
Source: The New York Times

Ga. Governor Signs ‘Guns Everywhere’ Into Law
Source: USA Today
Date: 4/23/14

Brewer Vetoes Expanded Gun Rights Bill
Source: yourwestvalley.com
Date: 4/23/14

Ebenezer Baptist Church Condemns Georgia Gun Carry Law
Date: 4/21/14
Source: WXIA

Arizona Senate’s pro-gun bills nix local control
Date: 4/16/14
Source: Arizona Daily Sun

Gun advocates protest bill to limit firearms
Date: 4/16/14
Source: The Providence Journal

Guns in parks dropped after another gun bill advances
Date: 4/15/14
Source: The Tennessean

Vermont Senate panel weighs police stun gun bill
Date: 4/15/14
Source: Burlington Free Press

Gun rights may return to Supreme Court’s agenda
Date: 4/13/14
Source: USA Today

NRA-backed bill allows concealed weapons during emergencies
Date: 4/12/14
Source: Bradenton Herald

McKinney lone GOP candidate to back gun bill
Date: 4/11/14
Source: CTPost.com

Florida House bill would allow carrying guns without a permit during riots, natural disasters
Date: 4/10/14
Source: Miami Herald

Kansas lawmakers OK bill to void local gun rules
Date: 4/5/14
Source: USA Today

N.H. bill allows gun buyers to annul mental health records
Date: 4/9/14
Source: Seacoastonline.com

Nebraska emergency powers’ gun bill advances
Date: 4/9/14
Source: SeattlePI.com

Fla. lawmakers move forward on emergency gun bill
Date: 4/8/14
Source: WTSP.com

Ga.’s “guns everywhere” law awaits governor’s signature
Date: 4/8/14
Source: USA Today

Concealed-gun ruling widens debate in California
Date: 3/09/14
Source: USA Today

Supreme Court won’t consider gun rights for ages 18-20
Date: 2/24/14
Source: USA Today

Supreme Court may rule on guns outside the home
Date: 2/17/14
Source: USA Today

Supreme Court to decide whether to hear cases regarding right to ‘bear’ arms
Date: 2/09/14
Source: Fox News

More than 13,000 concealed carry applications get early OK
Date: 1/08/14
Source: Chicago Tribune

Year after Newtown, many states have made changes in gun laws
Date: 12/13/13
Source: USA Today

Sheriffs Refuse to Enforce Laws on Gun Control
Date: 12/15/13
Source: NY Times

White House gun control goals fade as Newtown anniversary nears
Date: 12/10/13
Source: Fox News

NYPD cracks down on long guns that hold more than five rounds
Date: 12/5/13
Source: Fox News

R.I. gun law lacks defined rules, state task force is told
Date: 12/6/13
Source: Providence Journal

State police won’t release gun law statistics
Date: 12/1/13
Source: LoHud

House votes to extend plastic gun ban
Date: 12/3/13
Source: USA Today

NRA: Massachusetts ‘abusing’ citizens by slow-walking gun license approval
Date: 12/2/13
Source: Fox News

Judge dismisses lawsuit against Conn. Gun law
Date: 12/3/13
Source: Connecticut Post

Congress grapples with how to extend plastic gun ban
Date: 12/2/13
Source: USA Today

Judge rules Colorado sheriffs can’t sue over state gun laws
Date: 11/28/13
Source: Fox News

Gun Advocates Appeal ‘Firearms Freedom Act’ Ruling
Date: 11/26/13
Source: ABC News

Gun-rights activists ask Supreme Court to uphold ‘Firearms Freedom Act’
Date: 11/26/13
Source: Fox News

Cleveland settles federal lawsuit over confiscated gun; owner to get his .38-caliber back
Date: 11/18/13
Source: Cleveland.com

Knife Rights’ Knife Owners’ Protection Act Introduced in Congress
Date: 11/18/13
Source: The Sacramento Bee

Soldier At Center Of Gun Rights Debate Found Guilty
Date: 11/19/13
Source: KWTX

Gun Rights Group to Challenge Stand Your Ground
Date: 11/12/13
Source: CBS Atlanta

Armed protesters rattle Texas moms’ gun-control meeting
Date: 11/11/13
Source: USA Today

Gun rights group holds walk in Lima

Date: 11/10/13
Source: Lima Ohio.com

Gun Rights Group Seeks to Intervene in ‘Stand Your Ground’ Lawsuit
Date: 11/7/13
Source: WABE Atlanta

Police work to comply with gun law
Date: 11/4/13
Source: The News Journal

Sunnyvale Voters Approve Gun Control By Wide Margin
Date: 11/6/13
Source: CBS Local San Francisco

Sunnyvale voters to decide gun-control Measure C
Date: 11/3/13
Source: San Jose Mercury News

NRA Threatens to Sue Silicon Valley Suburb Over Bloomberg-Backed Gun Control Measure
Date: 10/30/13
Source: NBC Bay Area

Jury acquits North Florida sheriff in case that raised gun-rights issues
Date: 10/31/13
Source: The Orlando Sentinel

Rally Held At State Capitol To Change Gun Laws Nationwide
Date: 10/26/13
Source: CBS Denver

Change to Raleigh signs satisfies gun-rights group
Date: 10/30/13
Source: News Observer

2 arrested at Texas Capitol gun-rights rally
Date: 10/26/13
Source: Dallas News

Man who protested gun laws by carrying live chicken escapes citation
Date: 10/24/13
Source: The Post Crescent

Gun rights group threatens to sue Raleigh over outdated park signs
Date: 10/25/13
Source: The News Observer

Gun rights rally to break century-long Alamo tradition
Date: 10/19/13
Source: Fox News

New Trial Date Set In Case Of Soldier At Center Of Gun-Rights Debate
Date: 10/20/13
Source: KWTX

Trial date set for case challenging new Maryland gun laws
Date: 10/16/13
Source: The Washington Times

Soldier’s trial draws attention of gun rights advocates
Date: 10/17/13
Source: Fox News

Supreme Court declines to hear case on Md.’s ‘good and substantial reason’ gun law
Date: 10/15/13
Source: The Washington Times

Louisiana’s new gun rights law considered by state Supreme Court
Date: 10/14/13
Source: The Times-Picayune Greater New Orleans

Gov. Brown bans lead ammo in hunting, vetoes other gun control bills
Date: 10/11/13
Source: The LA Times

Gun control initiative likely headed to Washington state legislature
Date: 10/10/13
Source: The Washington Post

First batch of signatures collected for gun control initiative
Date: 10/9/13
Source: KOMO News

NRA takes aim at California’s sweeping gun control bill
Date: 10/3/13
Source: Fox News

Judge refuses to block Maryland’s gun law; opponents vow continue fighting
Date: 10/2/13
Source: Fox News

Gun-rights activists sue Maryland to block new firearms law
Date: 9/27/13
Source: Fox News

Ill. Supreme Court strikes down part of gun law
Date: 9/14/13
Source: Chicago Tribune

Ald. Burke pushes gun ban for businesses that serve alcohol
Date: 9/06/13
Source: Chicago Tribune

One By One, California Agents Track Down Illegally Owned Guns
Date: 8/20/13
Source: NPR

Senate sets up showdown over concealed carry bills
Date: 5/28/13
Source: Chicago Tribune

Texas Legislature passes bill allowing guns in locked cars on college campuses
Date: 5/27/13
Source: KFOXTV.com

House approves slew of gun laws
Date: 5/7/13
Source: Longview News-Journal

La. House Approves Bill Shielding Gun Buyers, Sellers From Federal Firearms Ban
Date: 5/7/13
Source: CBS Houston

Schumer Announces Support For Measure To Make 3D Printed Guns Illegal
Date: 5/5/13
Source: CBS New York

Eric Holder to Kansas governor: New state gun law unconstitutional
Date: 5/2/13
Source: Washington Times

California governor signs bill to speed up gun seizures
Date: 5/2/13
Source: FOX News

Minnesota House abandons plans to vote on gun legislation this year
Date: 5/2/13
Source: Star Tribune

Nullifying Federal Gun Statutes: After League City’s Precedent, Towns Across Texas — and Beyond — Race to Do The Same
Date: 5/1/13
Source: Houston Press

Alabama Senate Passes Bill To Nullify Gun Laws
Date: 5/1/13
Source: Huffington Post

New Arizona gun law draws outcry from Democrats
Date: 4/30/13
Source: AZCentral.com

Amended gun bill would allow more people to carry weapons into restaurants
Date: 4/29/13
Source: NOLA.com

Gun Control Opponents Say New Bill Would Criminalize Firearm Owners
Date: 4/29/13
Source: Sacramento.CBSLocal.com

Delaware officials unveil gun bill
Date: 4/29/13
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Gun law decision may make its way to ballot
Date: 4/28/13
Source: Star-Telegram

Tough Md. gun law would make records private
Date: 4/28/13
Source: WTOP.com

State Senate Passes Amended House Bill Targeting Federal Gun Laws
Date: 4/10/13
Source: KTUU.com

Supreme Court turns down challenge to N.Y. concealed-carry law
Date: 4/15/13
Source: LA Times

High court may decide on carrying guns outside home
Date: 4/14/13
Source: USA Today

Bullies Shoot 8th Grade Student With BB Gun in Class, Victim Says
Date: 4/11/13
Source NBCLosAngeles.com

State, federal officials say enforcement on current gun laws tough
Date: 4/10/13
Source: Detroit News

Highway patrol gave feds Missouri weapon permits data
Date: 4/10/13
Source: Columbia Daily Tribune

Senators Crack Impasse on Gun Background Check
Date: 4/10/13
Source: ABC News

Senators Reach Bipartisan Deal on Checks of Gun Buyers
Date: 4/11/13
Source: NY Times

Mitch McConnell To Filibuster Gun Control Bill
Date: 4/8/13
Source: Huffington Post

As support for gun bill filibuster grows, Obama says backers trying to use ‘political stunts’
Date: 4/8/13
Source: FOX News

‘Historic’ Gun Bill Becomes Law In Connecticut
Date: 4/4/13
Source: NPR

Key provision of gun bill could be stripped after NRA opposition
Date: 4/3/13
Source: The Hill

Connecticut panel crafts gun law overhaul
Date: 4/2/13
Source: CNN

Despite resistance in Congress, WH continues gun law push
Date: 4/3/13
Source: CBS News

Risky decision looms for gun-control proponents in Maryland
Date: 4/2/13
Source: Washington Post