Tag Archive for Second Amendment

Hopes & Prayers for Gun Victims? OC’s GOP Congressional Delegation Voted to Allow Mentally Ill to Own Firearms

Another mass shooting in America and another round of “hopes and prayers” for the victims by elected officials who can actually do something about it. From Rep. Mimi Walters Facebook page, this:  Rep Mimi Walters · Yesterday at 4:50am · ‪Horrified and deeply saddened by the deadly shooting in Las Vegas. My heart and prayers…

Supreme Court Upholds Local Ban on Assault Weapons

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…

Its Time to Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment

Exactly when is it time to have a much needed debate in America that the Second Amendment needs to be amended or repealed? This nation has changed constitutional amendments before.  It’s not easy, but the Founding Fathers did provide citizens with the ability to fine tune the Constitution as events, technology, and cultural evolution saw…

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…

Pick and Choose

Sometimes I just don’t understand conservatives. Wednesday the Senate Homeland Security Committee held a hearing to consider legislation that would prohibit people on the terrorist no-fly list from buying firearms. South Carolina’s Lindsey Graham said he thought the bill goes “too far.” Maine’s Susan Collins said that though she doesn’t like the idea of suspected…