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Paul Ryan on Social Issues: Where Does He Stand?

Paul Ryan on Social Issues: Where Does He Stand?

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney’s pick of Paul Ryan as his running mate set off weekend-long debates about the young Wisconsin rep’s fiscal policies, but less was said about his stance on social issues. Where does Romney’s runn…

House Report Cites Five Former ATF Officials in Fast and Furious Operation

House Report Cites Five Former ATF Officials in Fast and Furious Operation

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The White House and Senate must improve the leadership of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, according to a draft report that was critical of the government’s botched “Operation Fast and Fu…

Antonin Scalia Hints Second Amendment Not Absolute

Antonin Scalia Hints Second Amendment Not Absolute

Paul Morigi/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Is private possession of hand-held rocket launchers protected by the Second Amendment?Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia said Sunday that it might be up to him and the eight other judges to decide just how far …

Rep. Gohmert: Did No One Else in Aurora Theater Have a Gun?

Rep. Gohmert: Did No One Else in Aurora Theater Have a Gun?

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The shooting could have been limited if someone else in the Aurora, Colo., movie theater had been carrying a gun, Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert said Friday.Gohmert reacted to the shooting, which…

Bonnie and Clyde’s Guns to Hit the Auction Block

Bonnie and Clyde’s Guns to Hit the Auction Block

American Stock/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — They could not save Bonnie and Clyde from an ambush by six Texas Rangers in 1934, but guns recovered from the infamous gangster couple’s bodies at the time of their capture are expected to attract sky-high…

Off-Duty Cop’s Gun Accidentally Fires, Killing Woman

Off-Duty Cop’s Gun Accidentally Fires, Killing Woman

ABC News(DETROIT) — A friendly hug at a Detroit house party proved fatal for a woman after she accidentally discharged an off-duty cop’s handgun. Adaisha Miller, 24, attended a fish fry at the home of an off-duty Detroit police officer on Saturday and…

House Prepares for Holder Contempt Vote

House Prepares for Holder Contempt Vote

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives is currently in the midst of a partisan debate on a resolution to find Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress for withholding certain documents related to the Fast and F…

Chicago Plans Anti-Gang Crackdown on Heels of Bloody Weekend

Chicago Plans Anti-Gang Crackdown on Heels of Bloody Weekend

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy announced new crime fighting initiatives Tuesday after 40 people were shot over Memorial Day weekend.On Tuesday, Emanuel and McCarthy outlined their strateg…

Gun Sales Booming: Doomsday, Obama or Zombies?

Gun Sales Booming: Doomsday, Obama or Zombies?

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Buyers in record numbers are flooding into gun stores, retailers say. Ammo, too, is flying off the shelves. The reasons for the spike, last seen in 2009, include fears that a second Obama administration might res…

NRA Pushed for ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

NRA Pushed for ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Do a quick search for “Stand Your Ground” on the National Rifle Association’s website and the first video result features the story of a Florida man exonerated of murder charges in January 2012 u…

As Santorum Fires Gun, Woman Shouts ‘Pretend It’s Obama’

As Santorum Fires Gun, Woman Shouts ‘Pretend It’s Obama’

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WEST MONROE, La.) – At a campaign stop at a firing range, while Rick Santorum was firing off some rounds, a woman shouted, “pretend it’s Obama.”Santorum, who was far from the woman, couldn’t hear t…

TSA Confiscates Four Guns per Day

TSA Confiscates Four Guns per Day

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The Transportation Security Administration said it picked up 1,306 guns at airport checkpoints last year.That’s four guns a day. And that doesn’t include the spear guns and bombs.Last week alone the TSA confis…

NYPD and Defense Department Testing Gun Scan Technology

NYPD and Defense Department Testing Gun Scan Technology

NYPD/ABC News(NEW YORK) — Law enforcement in New York may soon be able to detect guns without a physical search. “We want to use new technology to protect the public and police officers from illegal guns.  In partnership with the U.S. Department …

NYPD and Defense Department Testing Gun Scan Technology

NYPD and Defense Department Testing Gun Scan Technology

NYPD/ABC News(NEW YORK) — Law enforcement in New York may soon be able to detect guns without a physical search. “We want to use new technology to protect the public and police officers from illegal guns.  In partnership with the U.S. Department …

Florida Hospitals Push for Gun Ban

Florida Hospitals Push for Gun Ban

David De Lossy/Thinkstock(HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) — A South Florida group wants to ban guns from hospitals and nursing homes in the state by extending a list of weapon-free safety zones that already includes schools, government buildings, and athletic events…

Judge Upholds ATF Gun Rule for SW Border States

Judge Upholds ATF Gun Rule for SW Border States

Thinkstock/Comstock(WASHINGTON) — A federal judge has upheld a rule proposed by the ATF to track multiple gun sales in Texas, California, Arizona and New Mexico in a lawsuit brought by the National Shooting Sports Foundation and two gun dealers in Ari…

Rick Perry’s Morning at the Gun Range and Five Guys

Rick Perry’s Morning at the Gun Range and Five Guys

Aaron M. Sprecher/Getty Images(RIDGELAND, S.C.) — In between campaign stops Friday morning, Texas Gov. Rick Perry squeezed in some time for a little target practice at a local gun range and a bite at Five Guys. Clad in his navy-blue “Perry Presi…

Texas Police Kill Armed Eighth Grader in School

Texas Police Kill Armed Eighth Grader in School

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(BROWNSVILLE, Texas) — A male 15-year-old student was shot and killed by Texas police Wednesday when he “brandished” a weapon in the main hallway of his school. At around 8 a.m., school administrators from Cummings Middle Schoo…

Deadly Year for Law Enforcement Officers, Report Shows

Deadly Year for Law Enforcement Officers, Report Shows

The casket of NYPD officer Peter Figoski is brought out following his funeral in Babylon, New York. Figoski, a 22-year NYPD veteran was gunned down during an attempted robbery in December. Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — This year was one of th…

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