In the November 2016 election, gun-owning Americans turned out to tell the nation that their rights mattered. The election that prevented Hillary Clinton from entering the Oval Office also stopped her from packing the Supreme Court with justices who are hostile to the Second Amendment. [Read more…] about Retired Supreme Court Justice Calls for Second Amendment Repeal
A spike in the number of initiated background checks in March, via the FBI’s National Instant Check System (NICS), reflects a significant increase in the number of people apparently interested in buying guns, and a major gun rights organization is crediting the wave of gun control hysteria following the shooting tragedy at a Florida high school. [Read more…] about March NICS Checks Spiked, SAF Credits ‘Gun Control Hysteria’
Many of us have been thinking it, but an Oregon newspaper recently raised an interesting question. Are retailers that decide to arbitrarily raise the age for gun sales violating anti-discrimination laws? According to Willamette Week, a Portland-based alternative weekly, there are 17 Fred Meyer stores in the Beaver State that sell firearms. Bi-Mart also announced the change in policy. However, a retired Lane County judge, Jim Hargreaves, says the decision by retailers might slam head on into Oregon state law. Oregon law states that any person over 18 can purchase a gun, and that the anti-discrimination law says anybody of legal age can’t be denied something available to others. [Read more…] about Do Anti-gun Sales Restrictions Violate Anti-Discrimination Laws?
In response to the rising number of gun thefts from vehicles, the National Shooting Sports Foundation has produced a brochure designed to remind gun owners to take precautions when they must leave a firearm in their car or truck for any period of time. Preventing theft is, and should be, a paramount concern of every gun owner. [Read more…] about Preventing Theft of a Firearm in Your Vehicle
Local governments and law enforcement agencies continue to host gun buyback events. Unfortunately, these groups apparently do not outgrow the myth of the effectiveness of gun buybacks. [Read more…] about Misguided Doctors Think Gun Buyback Reduces Crime
There is no shortage of people who believe system such as the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is an afront to the Second Amendment as an infringement. Therefore, the FixNICS legislation has met with some resistance from some and downright misinformation from others. In an attempt to set the record straight, even if you do not agree with it, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the primary force behind the Fix NICS Act has issue a statement explaining its position. Read the entire statement and then give your position in the comment section. [Read more…] about NSSF Breaks Down the FixNICS Act
Good news for gun owners and self-defense enthusiasts alike! This week, the House easily passed, H.R. 38: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, an expansion of the right to carry a concealed firearm across state lines. The basic premise being, if you are licensed to carry in one state, your license would cover you in all states—much the same as a driver’s license. [Read more…] about H.R. 38: Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017 Passes in the House