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Open carry/firearm walk scheduled Saturday in downtown St. Louis

ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis Open Carry/Firearm Education Walk is scheduled to take place in downtown St. Louis on Saturday afternoon. Participants are asked to openly carry slung long guns and holstered pistols in an effort to "raise awareness of the ri ...

Students passing out Constitution say Southern Oregon University threatened them

Four students at Southern Oregon University claim they were threatened by campus officials while protesting the school's free speech policies. The students were passing out copies of the Constitution and asking for signatures on a petition to end SOU ...

Colorado man sues postal service for Second Amendment rights

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- Tab Bonidy carries a concealed pistol everywhere he goes. It offers him a sense of safety even in Avon, Colorado, a mountain town so small its lone post office doesn't offer home delivery. But when the 56-year-old architect dri ...

NYC officials denounce anti-Islam transit ads

NEW YORK (AP) — Elected officials and religious leaders from several faiths on Tuesday denounced anti-Islamic ads that are appearing soon on New York City transit buses and subway stations. Six different ads will appear this week on some Manhattan su ...

Judge strikes down DC ban on carrying gun for self defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge struck down the U.S. capital's ban on carrying guns outside of a person's home, concluding it violates constitutional rights. The ruling from U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin is the latest in a protracted fig ...

Town that won SC decision for prayer to open meeting with atheist

GREECE, N.Y. (AP) -- An atheist is set to deliver the invocation in a western New York community whose town board won a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding its right to open meetings with a prayer. Dan Courtney, 52, a mechanical engineer, said he a ...

Supreme Court to hear church appeal of sign restrictions

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court announced Tuesday that it will decide whether an Arizona town violates the First Amendment by restricting where and when a church can place signs advertising Sunday morning services. The justices will hear ...

Supreme Court will hear appeal over online threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will consider the free speech rights of people who use violent or threatening language on Facebook and other electronic media where the speaker's intent is not always clear. The court on Monday agreed to take up th ...

Federal Judge Upholds DC Gun Registration Requirements

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge Thursday upheld registration requirements that are part of the gun laws in the nation's capital, approving of measures that make owners take a gun safety class, be photographed and fingerprinted and re-register their ...

ACLU: Silent protests are protected speech

The American Civil Liberties Union says the silent protests at last week's City Council meeting were "protected speech" and that the protesters shouldn't have been forced from the chambers. The ACLU of New Mexico is now representing some of the silen ...


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