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U.S. House Oversight Committee Makes Case for Contempt of Congress in "Fast and Furious" Investigation

U.S. House Oversight Committee Makes Case for Contempt of Congress in “Fast and Furious” Investigation

Back in February, U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) promised to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if Holder didn’t hand over Justice Department documents that had been subpoenaed as part of an ongoing investigation into the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ now-infamous “Operation Fast and Furious” gun-walking operation. This week, […]

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Worries About Guns at National Political Conventions Surface

Worries About Guns at National Political Conventions Surface

The thousands of protesters expected at the Republican and Democratic national conventions can come armed with a lot more than signs and slogans: State laws in Florida and North Carolina allow concealed weapons, including guns. In Tampa, where the Republicans will hold their festivities this summer, officials are starting to worry about people toting guns […]

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NRA Plans Appeal in Federal Age Limit Case

NRA Plans Appeal in Federal Age Limit Case

A federal judge in the Northern District of Texas ruled that the federal ban on dealer sales of handguns to adults from the ages of 18 to 20 does not violate the Second Amendment. The National Rifle Association plans to file a prompt appeal of the court’s ruling to the Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of […]

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Firearms Industry Files Suit Against ATF to Stop Multiple Sales Reporting of Rifles

Firearms Industry Files Suit Against ATF to Stop Multiple Sales Reporting of Rifles

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for America’s firearms industry, today filed a lawsuit challenging the legal authority of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) under the Gun Control Act to compel 8,500 federally licensed firearms retailers in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas to report the sale of […]

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Obama Nominates Anti-gun Activist to Country’s Second Most Important Court

Obama Nominates Anti-gun Activist to Country’s Second Most Important Court

In case you were thinking that Barack Obama’s hatred of the Second Amendment was subsiding, Obama has now nominated — to the country’s second-highest court — an avid leader in the effort to destroy firearms manufacturers using frivolous litigation. The nomination of Caitlin Halligan — formerly the solicitor general of New York — to the D.C. Circuit […]

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House Democrats Want New Federal Firearm Anti-trafficking Law

House Democrats Want New Federal Firearm Anti-trafficking Law

Responding to reports that Mexican drug cartels have bulked up on weapons bought north of the border, House Democrats are pushing legislation aimed at combating the trafficking of U.S—purchased guns to the cartels. The bill, called the Stop Gun Trafficking and Strengthen Law Enforcement Act of 2011, would make gun trafficking a crime under a […]

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