Don’t Light a Candle for Sarah McKinley

    The civilian disarmament crowd at the Brady Campaign promoted nationwide candlelight vigils last Sunday to “honor victims of gun violence” and call for more gun control laws. They chose Sunday for the candle lighting campaign because it’s the one-year anniversary of the shooting inTucson,AZ, that left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords seriously wounded. Hey, if you’re going to exploit a tragedy for political gain, may as well | Read More »

    Hundreds of Thousands Disarmed by ATF Ruling

    The Obama administration is at it again. With the stroke of a pen, the U.S. Justice Department has just subjected hundreds of thousands of Americans to a lifetime gun ban. In an open letter to all licensed firearms dealers, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) unilaterally decided that any person who is prescribed marijuana for medical purposes is prohibited from possessing a | Read More »

    Concealed Carry Recognition Bill Introduced in House

    The Second Amendment truly is the “black sheep” of the Bill of Rights.   Imagine traveling from your home to Massachusetts, and not being able to buy a newspaper or stay at a motel because you’re from out of state.   The ACLU would be up in…well, maybe not “arms”…but they would sure take issue with the violation of your First Amendment rights.   When | Read More »

    Recent Supreme Court decisions are the beginning—not the end—of Second Amendment court fights

    A Washington Post article points out that while gun rights supporters expected to see the victories start rolling in following the Supreme Court rulings in Heller and McDonald, the other side is the one, in fact, winning in the lower courts. This is disappointing, but not shocking. The McDonald decision incorporated the Second Amendment to the states, while Heller’s biggent win was that the Second Amendment protects | Read More »

    Ja Rule Goes to Prison; Bloomberg Remains At Large

    Going through another day blissfully ignorant of pop culture, I was confronted with a question about Ja Rule going to prison.  Stumped, but with piqued interest, I looked it up. Ja Rule is a rapper, as in musician.  His real name is Jeffrey Atkins.  Maybe he didn’t want to be confused with the country music star with a similar last name. So, what heinous crime | Read More »

    Docs and Glocks in the Sunshine State

    FLORIDA LAW PROHIBITING DOCTORS FROM ASKING GUN QUESTIONS BRINGS LAWSUIT A bill banning Florida physicians from asking patients about gun ownership, signed into law last week by Governor Rick Scott (R), has brought out more than the typical hue and cry from the anti-self defense crowd. On Monday, the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, along with the Florida chapters of the American Academy of | Read More »

    Senate Rejects Efforts to Protect Gun Records from Government Abuse

    On Thursday, the Senate passed a four year extension of the so-called PATRIOT Act, but not until leaders of both parties pulled out all the stops to overcome Sen. Rand Paul’s effort to protect gun records from government abuse.   Even the NY Times had to give the scrappy freshman Senator credit for the herculean task of getting his amendment to the floor at all, a feat such seasoned veterans like | Read More »

    Vicious Attack Highlights Dangers of “Gun Free Zones”

    Amanda Collins had a permit to carry a concealed firearm on the night she was brutally raped on the University of Nevada’s Reno campus in October of 2007. She had just left a 10:00 pm class and was headed to her car on the ground floor of a parking garage—not 100 feet from the campus police building. She was careful to check around as she | Read More »

    BATFE Shotgun “Study” Precursor to Gun Ban

    Unable to push a gun ban through the current Congress, the anti-gun Obama administration is seeking to ban many guns through executive fiat. In January, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) proposed that the importation of many shotguns be prohibited. In a report titled a Study on the Importability of Certain Shotguns, the BATFE found that “certain shotgun features are not particularly | Read More »

    RadioShack Corp Seeks to End Gun Give-Away Promotion

    A RadioShack store owner in the small town of Hamilton, Montana, created a firestorm with a promotion intended to increase lagging sales: buy a satellite TV service, get a free gun. People who sign a two year contract for Dish Network at this RadioShack Super Store have a choice between a gift card for a $125 pistol, a $115 shotgun or, if they’re not inclined | Read More »