May 16, 2022 9:30 am

Why New York’s ‘Assault Weapon’ Ban Didn’t Stop the Buffalo Massacre

The problem is not sneaky entrepreneurs who sell accessories; it’s legislators who ban guns based on functionally unimportant features.

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May 12, 2022 5:00 am

Guns and statistics – liberties and lies

A guest column by Don Robinson Some time ago (back in 2017), Don answered a question, and his answer is worth reading. The question: What statistics would convince “pro-gun people” (who love guns) that less access to guns and certain … Continue reading

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May 11, 2022 10:34 am

Ninth Circuit Strikes Down Restriction on Gun Purchases by 18-to-20-Year-Olds

From Judge Ryan Nelson’s opinion this morning in Jones v. Bonta, joined by Judge Kenneth Lee and in part (only as to the upholding of the hunting license requirement) by District Judge Sidney Stein (S.D.N.Y.): California has restricted the sale of most firearms to anyone under 21. Plaintiffs challenged the bans on long guns and…

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May 9, 2022 2:41 pm

Gas, Guns, and Government Lunacy

“Sacramento police want your guns in exchange for gas money,” says a May 6 Sacramento Bee headline. The department asks residents to give away their firearms, which the Second Amendment authorizes them to keep and bear, for a $50 gas gift card that would not even provide a fill-up for many vehicles.  The department…
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May 3, 2022 1:00 am

Brickbat: Public Enemy

Jude McGovern, a retired New York city police officer now living in Swanlinbar, Ireland, came home one day to find “eight to 10” police officers had forced their way into his home and were searching his belongings. They were looking for a souvenir he’d brought with him when he moved to Ireland 25 years ago,…

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April 26, 2022 9:48 am

California Bill Aimed at Gun Advertising That Supposedly Targets Children

The bill, AB 2571, is discussed here; the discussion is of a proposed narrower version of the bill (the official, broader, draft is here). I just testified this morning against the bill; I was limited to two minutes, so the oral testimony had to hit just the main points (I expect to put together some…

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April 25, 2022 11:04 am

My Washington Post Article on Gun Rights and Property Rights

It explains why laws requiring private property owners to allow guns on their land are an affront to property rights, and violate the Takings Clause of the Fifth Amendment.

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April 21, 2022 2:05 am

As Crime Grows, Biden’s Radical War On Self-Defense Is Alienating Voters

New gun owners of all backgrounds are voting with their wallets when it comes to their values of lawful firearm ownership.

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April 12, 2022 10:26 am

If Democrats Cared About Ending Crime, They Would Punish Criminals Not Target Law-Abiding Gun Owners

Instead of trampling on the Second Amendment, Democrats like Biden should toughen up on the offenders who use guns to facilitate illicit activity.

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April 11, 2022 7:09 pm

ATF’s New ‘Ghost Gun’ Rules Are as Clear as Mud

The ATF used a lot of words that invite lawsuits and leave industry insiders baffled.

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April 8, 2022 8:04 am

Court Removes No-Weapons Probation Condition for Woman Convicted of Jan. 6 Capitol Trespass

From yesterday’s decision by Judge Trevor McFadden (D.D.C.) in U.S. v. Cudd: Jenny Cudd moves to alter the Court’s judgment against her denying her the right to possess a firearm while on supervision. A restriction on the right to possess a firearm is a discretionary condition of probation, not a mandatory one. See 18 U.S.C.…

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April 6, 2022 6:55 am

D.A.’s Office Letter That Opposed Parole for Man Now Arrested in Connection with Sacramento Killings of Six

The letter is dated April 29, 2021, when Martin was three years into a 10-year sentence for a brutal assault on his girlfriend; he was released in February.

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March 31, 2022 1:55 pm

Do Studies Show Gun Control Works? No.

Out of 27,900 research publications on gun laws, only 123 tested their effects rigorously.

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