Quote of the Day: Big Tent Edition

“I’m a firm believer in the Second Amendment. And I believe in the sanctity of life and I believe it begins at conception. I also have an abiding belief in my savior Jesus Christ. I also believe it is time for hard-working Log Cabin Republicans to be chartered into this organization.” – California Republican Party Secretary […]

Shots Fired at NSA Headquarters

The Washington Post reports that someone took a few pot-shots at a building on the campus of the National Security Agency at Ft. Meade, Maryland. A spokesperson for the Park Police, who were investigating the incident, “found evidence of multiple shots hitting a wall of a building.” No injuries were reported and, as usual, the […]

Stay Issued in Suit Filed Against Pittsburgh Gun Ordinances

The Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas issued a one-sentence order temporarily staying the lawsuit filed by the National Rifle Association against the city of Pittsburgh which alleges that the City of Bridges’ ordinances regulating firearms violate Pennsylvania’s pre-emption law. The lawsuit was stayed while another suit filed by several Pennsylvania cities challenging the constitutionality of […]

Federal Judge Denies Stay in Mance v. Holder

A federal judge has denied the federal government’s request for a 60 day stay in the matter of Mance v. Holder. In that case, the Northern District of Texas held that the Federal ban on interstate transfers of firearms except through an FFL was unconstitutional. The federal government had requested a 60-day stay on the order […]

National Constitution Center App Offers look at History of Bill of Rights

The Comparative Constitutions Project and National Constitution Center, have produced a slick little app that allows users to explore the language in the Bill of Rights, comparing the text from original source documents and early drafts to the language that was eventually adopted in the U.S. Constitution. It’s really interesting to see the language of, […]

Mass Shooting in Czech Town Leaves Eight Dead

The Guardian reports that at lunchtime on Tuesday, a Czech man opened fire on patrons at a pub in Uherský Brod, a town in southern Moravia near the border with Slovakia. The shooter killed eight, then committed suicide before he was apprehended. “The man burst into the Družba (Best Man) pub…at lunchtime on Tuesday brandishing two weapons […]

Docs Team-Up With ABA to Call For More Gun Control

The American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Emergency Physicians, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American College of Physicians, American College of Surgeons, American Psychiatric Association and the American Public Health Association have joined with the American Bar Association to issue a five-page statement in the Annals of Internal Medicine calling for […]