With the gun control debate raging after the mass school shooting in Newtown, CT, Need to Know examines the history of the Second Amendment and how it shapes the discussion today. Ray Suarez anchors a panel including: George Mason Law School professor Joyce Lee Malcolm, former New York Times foreign correspondent and editor Craig Whitney, [...]
A new video uploaded to the National Rifle Association’s NRANews YouTube page on Tuesday criticizes President Barack Obama for his lack of support for a proposal to arm guards at schools across the nation. The video begins: Are the President’s kids more important than yours? Then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our [...]
Much has been made this week about what, if anything, will happen legislatively regarding gun control. But the less reported story is that over the last few years, dozens of states have significantly rolled back gun restrictions.
by Blair Hickman, Suevon Lee and Cora Currier, Dec. 14, 2012 Update: With today’s shooting in Newtown, Conn., this article, first published July 24, 2012, unfortunately seems relevant again. In the wake of last week’s shooting in Aurora, Colo., we’ve taken a step back and laid out the best pieces we could find about guns. [...]
In the case of McDonald v. Chicago, the Supreme Court struck down two restrictive handgun laws in Chicago, Ill. and Oak Park, a nearby suburb. Here are 5 things you need to know about the ruling.