Roberts seems to hold key to case over New York City gun law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts appeared Monday to be the key vote in whether the Supreme Court considers expanding gun rights or sidesteps its first case on the issue in nearly 10 years. The court’s dismissal of the case would be a disappointment to gun-rights advocates and a huge relief to gun-control groups. […]

Justices take up gun case, though disputed law has changed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is turning to gun rights for the first time in nearly a decade, even though those who brought the case, New York City gun owners, already have won changes to the regulation they challenged. The justices’ persistence in hearing arguments Monday despite the city’s action has made gun control […]

Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously adopts Commissioner Riley’s “gun sanctuary” measure, despite liberal protests

Montgomery County Commissioners Court unanimously adopts Commissioner Riley’s “gun sanctuary” measure, despite liberal protests

Image: Former Montgomery County Judge and State Representative Jimmie Edwards of Conroe read a proposed “gun sanctuary” resolution, which Precinct 2 Montgomery County Commissioner Charlie Riley authored and proposed at the Tuesday, November 19, 2019, Commissioners Court meeting. The resolution passed unanimously over the protests of liberals who spoke out against gun rights. The Golden […]

Texas gun rights lobby pushing back on calls for new laws

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ muscular gun-rights lobby swiftly pushed back after Gov. Greg Abbott raised the possibility of tighter firearms laws in response to a gunman killing 22 people at an El Paso Walmart. The resistance could test the relationship between gun-rights groups, Abbott and the state’s Republican leadership, which eased gun restrictions after […]

Texas governor expresses concern about private gun sales

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday raised concern about private firearm sales but didn’t commit to crack down on them or act on gun control issues following a meeting on ways to prevent mass shootings such as the El Paso attack that killed 22 people. While lawmakers are feeling pressure […]

Senator Rand Paul easing back in public view after lung surgery

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul has started easing back into public activities after his recent lung surgery sidelined him for part of the August congressional break. The Kentucky Republican gave a speech Tuesday at a chamber of commerce luncheon in southern Kentucky. It was his first public appearance since part of his […]

Hickenlooper proposes gun licensing and safety tests

DENVER (AP) — Presidential candidate John Hickenlooper, a democrat, says gun owners should have to be licensed and pass a safety test to own firearms. The former Colorado governor on Wednesday released a detailed gun control proposal, similar to that of presidential rival and New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker. The licensing proposal would only affect […]

No mystery to Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh’s gun views

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he recognizes that gun, drug and gang violence “has plagued all of us.” Still, he believes the Constitution limits how far government can go to restrict gun use to prevent crime. As a federal appeals court judge, Kavanaugh made it clear in a 2011 […]

Texas governor’s plan after school shooting meets pushback

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday told his party that gun rights are safe on his watch amid worries by some conservatives over his response to last month’s mass shooting at a high school near Houston that killed 10 people. Abbott headlined the Texas GOP Convention in San Antonio at […]

Trump says Second Amendment won’t be repealed.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that the Second Amendment “WILL NEVER BE REPEALED” and called on voters to elect more Republicans in this fall’s congressional elections because the GOP “must ALWAYS hold the Supreme Court.” Trump’s statements came a day after retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote in an essay […]