The bill would allow Texans "permitless carry" of handguns in their home state as long as they are not banned from owning a gun by a separate state or federal law. This is what gun rights activists call "constitutional carry," citing the original context of the Second Amendment.
The legislation declares federal gun restrictions that violate the Second Amendment, enacted on or after January 1, 2021 invalid in the state. According to the Associated Press, the bill was approved in the Arkansas Senate and was voted 79-20 along party lines in the House.
Brandon Scott Hole, who allegedly shot and killed eight people at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, never underwent a "red flag" gun law hearing, despite a call from his mother to police last year warning of his suicide risk.
"H.R. 8 and say it's not the intention of it to create criminals, but it's exactly what it does," the Oklahoma congressman argued.
Representatives Jan Schakowsky and Kelly Armstrong agreed that gun laws should move away from targeting those with mental health issues, but they differed on red flag laws that allow police or family members from temporarily removing firearms from individuals.
"Will Democrats take note of that, please?" she tweeted in the wake of Friday's deadly incident.
"Another gun fetishist weighing in on the tragedy is Colorado representative and H.R. supervisor for John Wick, Lauren Boebert," Colbert said on Tuesday night.
The suspect purchased a gun from Big Woods Goods in Cherokee County on Tuesday prior to the shootings, an attorney for the store confirmed to Newsweek.
This was not just a protest or a riot, but an armed insurrection—and this is no coincidence. Many of the participants were motivated by an extreme gun rights worldview that sees armed rebellion as the very reason to own guns.
If New York Attorney General Letitia James is successful in dissolving the NRA, who will fill the vacuum the organization leaves behind?
Kentucky State officials condemn the act of hanging a dummy of Gov. Andy Beshear effigy during a Memorial Day weekend rally, as tempers run high due to coronavirus legislation.
The pandemic could cause a bigger shift in the conversation about gun legislation leading into the 2020 general election, a political advisor told Newsweek.
Welcome to 2020, as the world's oldest person celebrates another monumental birthday.
"If you're talking about going and taking people's guns from them there's going to be a lot of violence," McCain said on 'The View' Wednesday.
Gun owners in the state of Texas can now legally bring firearms into churches, synagogues and schools after a loosening of restrictions passed by legislators earlier this year.
On Sunday, sweeping new changes on gun laws take effect in the Lone Star State — making it easier to carry guns in public places, including schools and churches.
Fox News' Judge Andrew Napolitano was tasked with explaining to an incredulous Martha MacCallum and Ainsley Earhardt how the Dayton, Ohio shooter was able to legally purchase guns.
"Australia has strict gun laws and they still own guns AND the country is safe from unnecessary gun violence. See how that works?"
U.S. social media users have deployed hashtags such as #NRA to criticize changes in New Zealand gun laws, analysis finds.
"As a New Zealander, I can't imagine a country that is less likely to ignore this and do nothing as the United States has done after Columbine, Sandy Hook and all the others," said gun control expert Philip Alpers, a researcher at the University of Sydney and founding director of GunPolicy.org, which tracks gun laws around the world.
Former Education Secretary Arne Duncan proposed that parents hold a nationwide boycott of schools until U.S. gun laws are changed to protect students.
Campaign groups identify 10 states where pro-gun lawmakers could be forced out.
Out-of-state residents can apply for a nonresident concealed carry permit in Virginia without ever stepping foot in the state, or placing a finger on a trigger.
Since the Parkland, Florida, shooting, we've seen a surge of support for prevention of gun violence.
Retail giant Walmart announced it would be raising the age for firearms buyers to 21 and will ban items resembling assault-style rifles
Many social issues divide Americans by age. Gun control is not one of them.
Police say that the Florida high school student showed poor judgement but is not a threat.
The gun rights group has its own lobbying arm and employs in-house lobbyists.