Do you distrust your government enough to think an armed revolution might be necessary in the next few years in order to protect your liberties? According to a recent poll, 29% of registered voters think so. The survey was a PublicMind poll conducted by Fairleigh Dickinson University and given to 863 people, with a margin of error of 3.4 percentage points.
The suspected terrorists accused of bombing the Boston Marathon, killing a police officer and shooting it out with cops in the streets of Watertown did not have licenses for their guns, an official tells the Associated Press:
Will the Manchin-Toomey background check bill get the necessary 60 votes needed in the Senate? The Washington Post did an analysis and determined only 21 of the 100 Senate votes are in play. Here is their breakdown:
Thursday the Senate voted to advance the gun control debate with a procedural vote to allow a legislation package to move forward. Only two Democrats voted no – including Mark Pryor, the vulnerable Senator from Arkansas.
The Senate took a procedural vote Thursday on whether it will allow formal consideration of a firearm reform package to move forward. Sixteen Republicans were among the senators who advanced the legislation by a comfortable 68-31 margin. Only two Democrats voted against the measure, including vulnerable red-state Democrat Mark Pryor of Arkansas, who will soon be up for re-election.
Senators struck a bipartisan deal Wednesday to expand background checks in gun transactions, inflaming the National Rifle Association while drawing support from a growing number of lawmakers. The proposal, drafted by Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), calls for an incremental expansion of NICS background checks for sales at gun shows and over the Internet.
Democratic Rep. Diana DeGette whose district includes Denver, Colorado, took part in a Denver forum Wednesday about gun control.
DeGette has sponsored legislation in two congresses to ban high-capacity ammunition clips. But at the forum, participants noticed that the congresswoman seemed confused about how guns work.
Investigative journalist James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas have a new video out exposing Hollywood hypocrites over their refusal to be consistently anti-gun.
Journalists ask Piers Morgan, several representatives of Oprah Winfrey’s production company (Harpo), and several representatives of Robert DeNiro’s production company (Tribeca) to help ban all guns from past and future movies.
Republicans need a 2016 presidential candidate who can appeal to voters “across the right-left paradigm,” Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday, neither confirming nor denying that he is planning a bid for the White House.
Yesterday on “Fox News Sunday” with Chris Wallace, Nancy Pelosi got a bit ahead of herself when discussing the right of Americans to keep and bear arms (for hunting, of course, according to her). In her experienced opinion, that is a First Amendment right, not a Second Amendment one. What have we been thinking all of these years?