Archive for category News

Shootings: Perception vs Reality

From Mises.org:

And when it comes to things like homicides, there is no evidence that things are getting worse. It is indeed true that things aren’t like they were “when we were kids,” but that’s a good thing. There were far more homicides in the United States during the 1980s and 1990s than there are today. Things were even worse than that during the 1970s. In fact, the homicide rate in the US was cut in half between 1991 and 2014. And while the homicide rate has inched up over the past two years, it is nowhere near where it was “when we were kids.”

, , ,

No Comments

Medical Journal Blames NRA Members For Most Gun Deaths

From NaturalNews.com:

A popular medical journal recently took a swipe at the Second Amendment with the publishing of a ridiculous letter to the editor that claims firearm-related injuries drop every year during the annual meeting of the National Rifle Association (NRA) – the implication being that law-abiding gun-owners are largely responsible for gun-associated injuries and deaths in the United States.

, , , ,

No Comments

A Short History of American Gun Bans

From Reason.com:

Josh Sugarmann, founder and executive director of the Violence Policy Center, laid out this strategy of misdirection and obfuscation in a 1988 report on “Assault Weapons and Accessories in America.” Sugarmann observed that “the weapons’ menacing looks, coupled with the public’s confusion over fully automatic machine guns versus semi-automatic assault weapons—anything that looks like a machine gun is assumed to be a machine gun—can only increase the chance of public support for restrictions on these weapons.”

He added that because “few people can envision a practical use for these guns,” the public should be more inclined to support a ban on “assault weapons” than a ban on handguns. While handguns are by far the most common kind of firearm used to commit crimes, they are also the most popular choice for self-defense. Proscribing “assault weapons” therefore sounds more reasonable.

, , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

California Continues Assault on Second Amendment

From Reason.com:

Two new federal court decisions highlight a harsh new reality: California has effectively repealed the Second Amendment inside its borders.

In the first case, decided yesterday, a district judge ruled against the National Rifle Association’s state affiliate in a challenge to onerous new California rules targeting popular semi-automatic rifles. That 2016 law, signed by Gov. Jerry Brown (D), is called the Assault Weapons Control Act.

, , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Heller Was The First Step In Repealing The Second Amendment

From The Federalist:

The Second Amendment was repealed, in effect, by Heller’s majority opinion. The opinion went beyond questions raised in the case and laid out a rationale by which Congress, states, and courts could ban the private possession of many offensive and defensive arms today and all such arms of the future.

, , , , , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Carry Guard Insurance Fined In New York

This is an interesting development because many gun controllers have floated the idea of required insurance as a way to make gun ownership more expensive.

From Guns.com:

New York regulators found that the self-defense insurance program offered by the National Rifle Association unlawfully provided liability insurance in the state, according to Monday’s announcement.

, , , ,

No Comments

Student Questioned At School About Pictures From Gun Range

From Guns.com:

Fast forward to the next school day and Kashuv said he was pulled him out of class and questioned “intensely” by two school resource officers and a Broward County Deputy over the tweets and the visit.

What the hell is going on? They can’t seriously think the kid is a threat. This is just more evidence of gun haters trying to equate everything involving guns as something bad.

, , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Citizen Scolds City Council On Guns

From North Carolina:

, , , , , ,

No Comments

Bill Whittle: Guns, Knives, Facebook and Free Speech

Bill Whittle:

, , , , , , ,

No Comments

Anti-gun Groups Now Honest About Abolishing Second Amendment

From Townhall.com:

Critics often accuse the National Rifle Association of paranoia for arguing that gun controllers want to eliminate the Second Amendment. Well, being paranoid doesn’t mean the NRA is wrong.

Look no further than former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who is arguing this week that the Parkland, Florida, students and their allies shouldn’t settle for mere restrictions on guns. They should lobby Congress and the states to abolish the Second Amendment.

, , , ,

No Comments

City Bans Semi-Auto Firearms

From The Daily Wire:

Rulemakers in the village of Deerfield, Illinois, ​have voted unanimously to ban semi-automatic rifles, along with pistols and shotguns “with certain features.” Deerfield also voted to ban magazines that hold more than 10 rounds of ammunition.

, , , , ,

No Comments

Australia Arming Police With Rifles

From Guns.com:

Citing threats posed by gun-armed criminals and potential terrorists, law enforcement in Australia are getting more rifles.

“To enhance our abilities to respond to a major security incident or terrorism attack, we are currently scoping the potential use of a limited allocation of long-arm firearms to better support frontline police,” said an Ashton spokesman.

, , , , , , , ,

No Comments

Media Blackout On The 2nd Amendment

Media refuses to acknowledge pro-rights supporters.

From Fox News:

The cover of Time magazine this week features five anti-gun survivors of the Parkland, Fla., high school massacre, but has drawn criticism for pointedly omitting their pro-Second Amendment classmates.

One of those students, Kyle Kashuv, has been a prominent advocate for preventing violence while respecting gun rights in the weeks since the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

, , , , , , ,

No Comments

#WhyICarry

From Bearing Arms:

Using #WhyICarry, activists and even just casual carriers get to express their reasons for carrying a firearm. The truth is, there are a lot more of us than many people think.

, , , , , ,

No Comments

Parkland Officer Could Have Saved Students

From IJR.com:

Andrew Pollack’s daughter, Meadow, was killed during the shooting in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and he knows his daughter could be alive today if the sheriff’s deputy had acted.

, , , , ,

No Comments