Tag Archive for assault weapons

President’s Executive Order on Guns Doesn’t Go Far Enough

President Obama released his administration’s response to inaction by Congress on guns in a bid to hinder the epidemic of mass shootings in America.  While all steps in the right direction, it’s still not enough. Gun owners and Second Amendment advocates will view this as the annual “Obama’s taking your guns away” sale and stock…

Supreme Court Upholds Local Ban on Assault Weapons

Sarah Palin with Assault Rifle

This just in from the LA Times:  “…the Supreme Court on Monday rejected a 2nd Amendment challenge to a local law that forbids the sale or possession of semiautomatic weapons that carry more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The justices by a 7-2 vote refused to review rulings by judges in Chicago who upheld a…

Can Biometrics Solve Problem of Gun Violence?

In the wake of Newtown, CT, Christopher Dorner, the theater shooting in Colorado, Columbine and a host of other terrible shooting assaults on a defenseless public, there are calls for greater legislation to ban assault weapons and proposals to arm elemetnary school teachers and even janitors with weapons. A poll published last week in the…