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9th Circuit ends California ban on high-capacity magazines

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday threw out California's ban on high-capacity ammunition magazines, saying the law violates the U.S. Constitution's protection of the right to bear firearms.

Gun owners look beyond the NRA for representation

As the National Rifle Association’s troubles pile up, firearms owners are joining forces with an unlikely ally – gun control groups. At the same time, various pro-gun organizations at the state level, including an Idaho-based group, have been more active in staking their claim as the true defenders of the Second Amendment.

John Paul Stevens looks back on nearly a century of life and law, but worries about the future

His 531-page book, to be published Tuesday, details the life and career of a World War II Navy code-breaker from a solidly Republican family, nominated to the federal bench by one GOP president (Richard Nixon) and elevated to the Supreme Court by another (Gerald Ford) who retired in 2010 as the court’s most outspoken liberal – though Stevens believes the court changed more than he did.

Trump tells NRA he’ll fight for gun rights

With pro-gun legislation largely stalled in Congress, President Donald Trump said Friday he is withdrawing the U.S. from an international agreement on the arms trade, telling the National Rifle Association the treaty is “badly misguided.”

Youth argue Second Amendment rights, gun control at rally in Boise

On the steps of the Idaho State Capitol Building, issues of Second Amendment rights and gun control played out not at the hands of the nearly 1,000 who came to march in support, but on a smaller scale – a handful of youth rally-goers and protesters, both claiming to echo the views of their generation.

No mystery to Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh’s gun views

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he recognizes that gun, drug and gang violence “has plagued all of us.” Still, he believes the Constitution limits how far government can go to restrict gun use to prevent crime.

Arrest of alleged Russian agent Maria Butina puts spotlight on Bellevue’s Second Amendment Foundation

The photo posted online in 2013 of the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation’s Alan Gottlieb, wearing a pinstripe suit and his signature bow tie, might look like any random snapshot from a formal networking dinner. Except this photo was taken in Moscow. And it includes Maria Butina, a Russian national arrested this week on allegations of being an unregistered foreign agent.

Trump says Second Amendment won’t be repealed

President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that the Second Amendment “WILL NEVER BE REPEALED” and called on voters to elect more Republicans in this fall’s congressional elections because the GOP “must ALWAYS hold the Supreme Court.”