Second Amendment

Maine’s Sen. Angus King introduces gun legislation to limit high-capacity ammunition devices

BY: - November 30, 2023

U.S. Sen. Angus King of Maine, an independent, introduced legislation Thursday that is designed to curb mass shootings while protecting Second Amendment rights of those who own a firearm for self-defense or sport, such as hunting. According to a press release from King’s office, the Gas-Operated Semi-Automatic Firearms Exclusion, or GOSAFE, Act establishes a list […]

Switchblades in the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court firing line

BY: - November 29, 2023

While the Massachusetts Legislature weighs 56 bills related to firearm regulation, the state’s highest court is preparing to consider whether an absolute ban on carrying switchblade knives violates the Second Amendment. Seven years after the U.S. Supreme Court suggested that a similar ban on carrying stun guns in the Commonwealth was unconstitutional – overturning the […]

Gun violence as a public health crisis explored by U.S. Senate Democrats

BY: - November 28, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats on Tuesday discussed how to treat gun violence as a public health crisis, in hopes of building upon last year’s federal gun safety legislation. “Across the country, gun violence is a public health epidemic,” Illinois Democrat Dick Durbin, the chairman of the committee, said in his opening remarks. […]

U.S. Supreme Court considers case dealing with gun rights and domestic violence

BY: - November 7, 2023

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court justices during Tuesday’s oral arguments seemed to lean toward upholding a federal law that prevents the possession of firearms by a person who is subject to a domestic violence protective order. Liberal and conservative justices appeared to side with the Biden administration’s position that the 1994 federal law is in […]

Superior Court judge denies constitutional challenges to state’s concealed-carry statutes

BY: - June 30, 2023

Rhode Island Attorney General Peter Neronha is celebrating a case his office said sought to challenge the state’s concealed carry laws, though gun-rights advocates say it’s not the victory the AG thinks it is. At the center of this ruling were eight male defendants charged with carrying a pistol without a permit. They ranged in […]


A trigger warning for the Second Amendment

BY: - April 3, 2023

Can we now speak about the Second Amendment after the latest school shooting in Tennessee?  I am not going to talk so much about guns here, but rather about our rights as Americans.  As a country not founded on blood ties, or an ancient, shared culture and history, we have defined ourselves as a nation […]

R.I. Supreme Court orders auto shop owner’s concealed carry reinstated

BY: - March 15, 2023

The Rhode Island Supreme Court ruled that Attorney General Peter Neronha must renew Finest Car Wash & Auto Repair owner Peter Montaquila’s permit after it was denied following an incident at his store in 2020.