Father holds intruder at gunpoint until help arrives

A Bloomfield resident, 18-year-old Garrett Harlan Inghram, has been arrested and charged in connection with a burglary early Saturday morning at 112 Goodloe Ave. According to a press release from Sgt. Mike Clark of the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a call received at 4:40 a.m. of a burglary in progress at the home of Chris and Heather Stevens. Heather Stevens told officers the intruder had entered the home through their juvenile daughter’s bedroom window. The couple discovered him when they heard their dog barking, and Chris Stevens, using a firearm, detained him until Deputies A.J. Lewis and Brandon Bryan arrived.

Phoenix home invasion ends in shoot-out

According to the Phoenix Police Department, there was a shooting near 35th Avenue and Bethany Home Road. Officials said a homeowner's house was broken into by two people; the homeowner and the suspects exchanged gunfire before the suspects got away.  The call was made to police around 2:30 p.m.  Police said the suspects were armed with machetes, and one was carrying a firearm. 

Police investigate shooting after home break-in

A home invasion left a suspect and the home’s occupant in the hospital. Prince George’s County Police are still investigating, but say at around 12:30 p.m., two suspects entered a home in the 12600 block of Lusby Lane in Brandywine and then gunshots rang out. 

Florida: Judge rules 'stand your ground' law unconstitutional

A judge decided Monday that Florida lawmakers overstepped their authority in updating the state's “Stand Your Ground” law.In ruling the law unconstitutional, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Milton Hirsch said the changes should have been crafted by the Florida Supreme Court instead of the Legislature.

Gun owners more likely to be politically active, says survey

The majority of Americans favor stricter gun controls, but gun owners are much more likely to be politically active and to contact public officials about their beliefs, according to a new survey that goes a long way toward explaining the political power of Second Amendment advocates.

Chicago Police and Federal Agents to Team Up on Gun Violence

As a candidate, Donald J. Trump frequently mentioned the shootings that claim hundreds of lives here each year. As a new president, he threatened on Twitter to “send in the Feds!” if the local authorities did not stop the “carnage.” Five months later, Mr. Trump had another message about the city, as officials here announced a program that deploys more federal agents to address the city’s gun crime.“Crime and killings in Chicago have reached such epidemic proportions that I am sending in Federal help,” Mr. Trump wrote Friday morning on Twitter.

Federal court enjoins California large-capacity magazine confiscation

A California statute to confiscate large-capacity gun magazines, scheduled to take effect July 1, was enjoined by a federal district court on Thursday. This article examines the case and the court’s opinion. My co-author on his article is Joseph G.S. Greenlee, a lawyer in Steamboat Springs, Colo.

State laws will expand respect for Right-to-Carry to public facilities

Starting Saturday, concealed guns will be permitted at college campuses in Georgia and Kansas, more public buildings and bus stations in Tennessee, and at the Iowa state Capitol as new laws take effect continuing the steady expansion of gun rights in Republican-controlled states.

North Carolina: Pro-Hunting Bill Passes Legislature, Heads to Governor

After several days working with conferees, and in the final hours of the legislative session, the Senate adopted the conference report with a vote of 31-11, followed by the House adopting it with a vote of 80-25.  HB 559 now heads to Governor Roy Cooper (D) for his consideration.

California Court Block’s Enforcement of Recently-Enacted Magazine Ban

The battle to secure Second Amendment rights is ever-evolving. On Monday, gun owners were dealt a disappointing blow with the Supreme Court’s refusal to review the legal scheme that empowers California counties to effectively ban the bearing of arms (see related article). Yet by Thursday, Second Amendment advocates were cheering a federal court’s opinion blocking enforcement of California’s draconian magazine ban. That opinion, in Duncan v. Becerra, shows what’s possible when a federal judge treats the right to keep and bear arms with the respect deserved by all provisions within the Bill of Rights. 

Judge Halts Enforcement of California Magazine Ban

A federal judge on Thursday granted a request for an injunction against enforcement of California’s new ban on standard capacity magazines. The ban was set to go into effect July 1.

Czech Lower House Approves Gun Rights Constitutional Amendment

Exactly two weeks after the Czech Republic announced that they would challenge restrictive changes to the European Union’s European Firearms Directive in the European Court of Justice, the small nation has once again acted to defend themselves against transnational gun controllers. On June 28, the Czech Chamber of Deputies (the lower house of the Czech Parliament) approved a constitutional amendment to protect Czech citizens’ right to possess firearms and ammunition, with a reported 139 of 200 deputies voting in favor.