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American citizens face an important crossroad when voting in the next year. At stake are the very foundations of our country. Few can deny the movement to remove basic American tenets for which our founding fathers fought and established in our Constitution.
Americans soon could see a shoot-out at the Supreme Court corral. Two circuit courts have issued contradictory readings of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. Such contradictions commonly prompt the top court to attempt to bring consistency to judicial interpretations.
Gov. Jan Brewer signaled her support Friday for laws to expand the rights of Arizonans to carry loaded weapons in their cars - and maybe into bars.
Alan Gottlieb: Second Circuit Judge Sonia Sotomayor has clearly indicated hostility to the notion that American citizens enjoy a fundamental individual civil right to own and possess firearms. A federal judge who only accepts 90 percent of the Bill of Rights cannot be allowed to become a Supreme Court justice for life.
TUCSON - There are a lot of things Shawn Green is not this year.
WASHINGTON - Americans can keep guns at home for self-defense, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in the justices' first-ever pronouncement on the meaning of gun rights under the Second Amendment.
Saying people need to protect themselves, the state House gave final approval Wednesday to legislation that would bar most property owners from telling people they can't bring guns into their parking lots.
WASHINGTON - One momentous case down, another equally historic decision to go. The Supreme Court returns to the bench Monday with 17 cases still unresolved, including its first-ever comprehensive look at the Second Amendment's right to bear arms.
The state House voted Thursday to elevate the right of people to carry guns in their vehicles over the right of property owners to keep those weapons out of their parking lot.
Clark Neily: The Arizona Legislature has been considering several bills that would trample property rights in a misguided attempt to promote gun ownership.
Our View: The language of the Second Amendment and Arizona’s state constitution seem so unambiguous to guns-rights advocates that they sometimes forget the underlying intent of the people who wrote them.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney both have softened their positions on gun restrictions over the years. As they expressed shock and sorrow over the bloodshed at a Colorado movie theater, neither suggested that tougher gun control could make a difference, a notion that has faded from political debate.
The U.S. Supreme Court, which has sidestepped the issue for 68 years — and in many ways sidestepped the central issue back in 1939, when it last decided a gun-rights case — has finally put itself in a position to rule on whether the Second Amendment protects an individual right, a collective right, or an individual right conditioned by membership in a state-approved organization.
It has been reported Senators Adam Driggs and John McComish are preventing SB1112, The 2nd Amendment Preservation Bill, from consideration by the full Senate.
The murder rampage in Aurora, Colorado, has caused some to conclude that had more people in the movie theater been armed, perhaps 40 people would have been killed, and that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution “applies to ONLY those people who are in the militias.”
Ever wondered why citizens are gunned down in droves in Mexico every day? Citizens are not permitted to possess weapons to protect themselves there. They are unarmed sitting ducks because they have no second amendment right to do so. And yet, they are being murdered constantly by other citizens. Other citizens who are also not permitted by law to possess weapons. It’s not hard to connect those dots and predict what would happen in America if we were not protected by the second amendment, is it? So, why is even one American citizen willing to throw away the right to bear arms — much less a majority of Americans (if we can believe the percentages being reported as anti-gun nuts, that is) being willing to become helpless victims?
In reply to John K. Walker’s letter concerning the Second Amendment.
“Out of respect for the victims, I refuse to name, watch or listen to the accused, while the victim is six feet under, robbed of their precious lives! I began this promise, to victims, starting in 1995. I blackout all media that creates a rating circus, totally disrespecting the dead... sickening!”
The rampage of violence against helpless citizens in Mexico should be a lesson to all in the U.S. who hunger for restricting, then registering, then ultimately collecting our firearms.
In the Bill of Rights, the 2nd Amendment states “Being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Here we learn that we have a constitutional right to own and carry guns, but with this right comes a big responsibility.
The recent slaughter at the grade school in Connecticut is an unimaginable tragedy that could never have been predicted.
Saying the Second Amendment doesn't stop at the door of government buildings, the House voted 38-20 Wednesday to let visitors bring their weapons in.
State lawmakers are going to give Gov. Jan Brewer another chance to legalize guns in public buildings.
The morons on the Right think the answer to violence in America is to arm more people with guns. The shooting in Aurora, Colorado at the Batman movie premiere is a glaring example of why severe gun control is needed. Everyone beLIEves they can carry a gun. What if someone else had a gun and started shooting in the chaos of that smoke-filled theater. Do we need 40 dead and 100-plus wounded? Twelve or more dead and 50 wounded is too many. The punk had four weapons, one being an assault rifle, tear gas, and a bullet-proof vest. The 2nd Amendment does not apply to every American citizen, unless you are in a militia. Those who love their guns and that 2nd Amendment overlook the militia part. Our founding fathers are most likely turning over in their graves with the direction the Republicans are taking this nation. Our nation is destroying itself through laws that are supposed to protect us. We as a nation — well our politicians on the Right care more about war and the world, than our own people at home. We need to fix our problems before we solve the world’s. Our first fix should be gun control. I’m sure the hate mail will come rolling in if this gets published. So be it. It’s still America, and free speech reigns supreme. Read the 2nd Amendment. Rather, I’ll include it for you all to read. “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”