"Now we can’t say that without a doubt the reason the murder rate (gun crime rates and violent crime rates as well) continue to drop is because gun ownership in America continues to rise… but it’s an awfully easy conclusion to arrive at".
The nation’s staunchest defender of the Second Amendment has told gun activists in Texas who insist on carrying assault-style rifles in public places to knock it off.
In a statement issued late last week, the National Rifle Association (NRA) called out so-called “open carry” groups in Texas that have been frightening restaurant customers and motorists by approaching them while carrying AK-47s and AR-15s.
The NRA applauded Texas for a “robust gun culture,” but noted that a number of activists had “crossed the line from enthusiasm to downright foolishness.”
George Zimmerman, who faces aggravated felony assault charges for brandishing a weapon in a domestic dispute with his girlfriend, will now most likely not be charged.
The reason is the complaintant, Zimmerman's girlfriend, has recanted her initial statement to police and said that Zimmerman did not have a weapon. It is now being reported that Police at the time did not find a firearm on Zimmerman's person.
In two decisions the SCOTUS has strengthened the 2nd Amendment.
http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Supreme_Court/opinions/2010/10SC344... This one ruled that the University of Coloraldo was not covered under the Concealled Carry Act and thus college students can carry away.
Also Maryland's concealled carry law which requires "a good reason" to concealled carry was struck down by a Federal judge. http://washingtonexaminer.com/local/maryland/2012/03/maryland-handgun-pe...
* The District of Columbia files its brief in District of Columbia v. Heller. Nearly two dozen briefs are filed with the U.S. Supreme Court by individuals and groups supporting D.C.'s bans on handguns, having a gun assembled within the home, and carrying a gun within the home. The U.S. Supreme Court schedules oral arguments in the District of Columbia v. Heller case for March 18th.