The president plans five areas of veteran focus, including mental health care, homelessness, digitizing VA records and improved training for the detection of PTSD and suicide prevention programs. Read more
In a strong win for gun rights in California, a federal judge struck down the state’s longstanding 10-day waiting period for gun purchases in many cases Monday. Read more
After almost a week of protests sparked by the fatal police shooting of a black Ferguson, Missouri, man, the governor — in an attempt to quell the unrest — put state police in charge.
Angry demonstrations have continued since Sunday, more often forcing police engagement. However, many say police have been escalating the scene with their presence and aggressive tactics by shooting tear gas and rubber bullets. Police have reportedly arrested protestors, activists, political leaders and even journalists. Read more
“So if you want to ‘do something’ with huge grass-roots support and get it done, try promoting gun-safety training and marksmanship in schools,” writes 2A luminary Alan Korwin to president Obama. “Watch what happens then.” Read more
Attorney General Eric Holder is asking Congress to cut a $15 million check for enhanced training for police officers so they are more equipped and prepared to confront active shooters. Read more
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence is pressuring organizers of a music and food festival in Ohio to rescind its contract with the Motor City Madman because of the inflammatory remarks he made about president Obama. Read more
On Tuesday, Attorney General Eric Holder snapped back at a congressman who claimed that Holder was not taking his contempt of Congress citation for failing to turn over internal DOJ docs related to Operation Fast and Furious seriously. Read more