2nd Amendment

San Francisco Mayor Rejects NRA Ban in Wake of Lawsuit

NRA: 'Memo serves as a clear concession and a well-deserved win for the First and Second Amendments'

Mayor of San Francisco London BreedThe San Francisco mayor sent a memo last week to city employees telling them not to blacklist contractors who support the National Rifle Association despite a city council resolution asking the city to do so.

NRA PAC Funding Jumped in August

Gun rights group's PAC raised nearly $1 million

The NRA's political action committee, the National Rifle Association of America Political Victory Fund (PVF), hauled in $200,000 more in August than it did throughout July, its filings show. The PAC reported $939,951.27 in total contributions with an overwhelming majority of this amount—$751,114.61—making its way from small-dollar donors who gave $200 or less.

Guns and the ‘New Class’

Column: Why the debate over gun control is so polarized

22 Dead And 26 Injured In Mass Shooting At Shopping Center In El PasoThe pattern was established long ago. A killing spree happens. The Democratic Party and mainstream media erupt in calls for gun control. Republicans shy away from cable news for a few days. Various fixes to the background check and mental health systems are proposed, video games are criticized, and eventually our attention turns elsewhere, until another spectacular attack restarts the cycle. President Trump increases the volume and heightens the perceived stakes. The advocates of gun control, such as Elizabeth Warren, say he's a "white supremacist." Opponents of regulation say he's the only thing that stands between them and dispossession of their Second Amendment rights.