NRA gunning for more than just right to bear arms | Al Jazeera America

“When it comes to defending gun rights, no issue is seemingly too obscure for the NRA — not even the ivory trade. Amid the high-profile epic battles, including the recent clashes following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut, there have been smaller, under-the-radar ones, too — often appearing to touch only tangentially on […]

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Shooting at Purdue University leaves one dead, man in custody

(Reuters) – One person was shot to death on the campus of Indiana’s Purdue University on Tuesday, and a male suspect was in custody, authorities said.The shooting took place around noon local time (1800 Shooting at Purdue University leaves one dead, man in custody

When the Right to Bear Arms Includes the Mentally Ill

Law enforcement is often powerless when it comes to keeping firearms out of the hands of people who are mentally ill, an unresolved issue in the debate over the Second Amendment. When the Right to Bear Arms Includes the Mentally Ill