| When the Founders wrote the Bill of Rights in 1789, they wanted to secure a right that they believed was ancient...the right to defend oneself. But in recent news, that right has become more and more controversial (even the ATF wanting to ban some types of ammunition).
| The Obama administration quietly has been forcing new gun buyers to declare their race and ethnicity, a policy change that experts say provides little law enforcement value while creating the risk of privacy intrusions and racial profiling. With little fanfare, the Bureau for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) in 2012 amended its form 4473 - the transactional record the government requires gun purchasers and sellers to fill out when buying a firearm - to identify buyers as either Hispanic, Latino or not. Then a buyer must check their race: Indian, asian, black, pacific islander or white.
| Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says shootings over the Fourth of July weekend that left at least nine people dead and more than 50 more injured included eight incidents that involved police.