NRA Opposed To Kagan Nomination To U.S. Supreme Court

Joint Statement by Wayne LaPierre, NRA Executive Vice President & CEO, and Chris Cox, Executive Director of NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action There may be no vote a United States Senator casts that is more important than a vote to confirm a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Now that the Court has clearly stated that...

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A Look at Elena Kagan’s Second Amendment Record

David Kopel is the Research Director of the Independence Institute, an NRA instructor, a Second Amendment scholar, and a friend of PAGunRights.com. On Thursday evening, he testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Elena Kagan’s record on the Second Amendment. His commentary discusses the “Clinton-Kagan gun...

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A Round-Up of Reactions from the Anti-Gun Groups

Jun 28, 10 A Round-Up of Reactions from the Anti-Gun Groups

Posted by in Federal

It’s worth noting some reactions. I think Jacob had the money quite earlier when he said, “Who will have the most outrageous outburst? Daley, Bloomberg or Meano?” Well, Bloomberg’s statement is here, in which he declares victory in McDonald. This reflects the opinion of the Brady Campaign, who are also...

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A Round-Up of McDonald Thoughts

Jun 28, 10 A Round-Up of McDonald Thoughts

Posted by in Federal

At more than 200 pages, the opinion is taking a while for people to process. With that, we’re looking at quick thoughts by many top thinkers in the movement throughout the day. Here’s a peek at what some are saying as they read through it: Scholar David Hardy: The majority decisively rejects Stevens’ argument...

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A Quick Analysis of the Court’s Opinions in McDonald

Jun 28, 10 A Quick Analysis of the Court’s Opinions in <i>McDonald</i>

Posted by in Federal

I have made it through the opinion of the Court, so far. I think it’s a very strong opinion. Stronger than Heller. The Court did not address standard of review, but for a right that is fundamental, that standard has traditionally been strict scrutiny. Before people get too excited, a lot of gun laws are going to be upheld even...

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We Win!

The Second Amendment is now incorporated to cover state and local governments according to today’s opinion released in McDonald vs. Chicago. According to SCOTUS Blog, the decision has been released today, and we’ll have more details as the opinion is shared with the public. In the meantime, please take a few minutes to...

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Making NRA Membership Lists Public

Jun 02, 10 Making NRA Membership Lists Public

Posted by in Federal, Media

Did I get your attention? I figured that a title about campaign finance reform wouldn’t grab too many eyeballs. But telling people about the intended result of this “reform” probably would. I’ve been thinking about this post for a while now, but decided that Dave Kopel’s release of his June First...

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Philadelphia Democrats Talk Gun Control

While not all anti-gun politicians are from Philadelphia, the largest metro area in the state does seem to harbor the most gun control advocates. We’ve captured just a few of their calls for more gun bans, government control over your speech and gun purchases, and ending statewide preemption of gun laws. Take a look so you...

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Specter & Sestak Debate Gun Control

May 06, 10 Specter & Sestak Debate Gun Control

Posted by in Federal, Former Candidates

During last weekend’s only debate between the Democratic candidates for US Senate, the issue of gun control was brought to the forefront early on in the event. Topics include banning private sales, banning rifles, and registries. In fact, Joe Sestak won’t even concede that firearms may be used for self-defense...

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Second Amendment Enforcement Act Dies without House Vote

Apr 22, 10 Second Amendment Enforcement Act Dies without House Vote

Posted by in Federal

We reported on Monday that rumors abounded the Second Amendment Enforcement Act might come up for a vote this week on the House floor with the DC Voting Rights Act. According to Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz, the bill was scheduled for a vote today when it was suddenly yanked off the schedule on Tuesday. While some Washington,...

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