Second Amendment

Judge Tosses Challenge To Expanded Gun Background ChecksA federal judge on Thursday threw out a lawsuit challenging parts of Washington state's new law expanding background checks on gun transfers, saying gun rights activists couldn't challenge it because they aren't being prosecuted for violating it.
Rival Gun Measures On Ballot In Washington Two competing measures on the Washington state ballot this fall ask voters to take a stance on expanded background checks for gun sales. One is seeking universal checks for all sales and transfers, including private transactions. The other would prevent any such expansion.
Shooting By 9-Year-Old Girl Stirs Debate Over Gunshe accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has set off a powerful debate over youngsters and guns, with many people wondering what sort of parents would let a child handle a submachine gun.
Boise State University Faces Possible Lawsuit After Gun Rights Event A private legal organization says they are willing to pursue all options with Boise State University after raising concerns how school officials handled a Second Amendment rights event earlier this year
Idaho Lawmakers Back Bill Allowing Guns On College CampusesThe House voted Thursday to back a bill that would allow students, faculty and visitors to carry guns on Idaho's college campuses.
Giffords Testifies On Wash. Gun Initiative Former Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who survived a 2011 shooting, testified Tuesday before a Washington state House panel considering an initiative to expand firearm background checks in the state, telling lawmakers that "the nation is counting on you."
Gun Rights Initiative Planned By ActivistsFacing a multimillion-dollar initiative campaign to expand background checks for gun sales, local Second Amendment activists are responding with their own ballot measure.
Guns In Your Home: A Statistical Accident Waiting To HappenOver 70 percent of the time a minor is killed by a gun, the gun used was housed in that minor's own home.