Buried in a story from WOSU about the introduction of new gun control legislation in Ohio by Gov. Mike DeWine that does not include a so-called “red flag” disarmament provision is an observation by Buckeye Lt. Gov. Jon Husted that reveals a genuine problem many Second Amendment activists contend is inherent in Red Flag laws. [Read more…] about Pointing Out the Fallacies of Red Flag Laws
The Washington Times has reported on President Donald Trump’s 150th judicial confirmation by the U.S. Senate, and the liberal establishment is freaking out in full panic mode. Since taking office 2.5 years ago, the president has appointed 105 judges to the lower federal courts, 43 circuit court judges, and filled two critical seats on the U.S. Supreme Court. All of this is alarming to the left, which adores activist judges and justices—so long as they are liberals—but becomes venomous when a conservative jurist ascends to the federal bench because they just might want to stick to the Constitution. [Read more…] about Trump Court Appointments: Anti-Gunners in Panic Mode
Writing at Cincinnati.com Monday, a pair of Republican congressmen explain the problems with Capitol Hill gun control efforts, from not reading legislation to passing measures that will not prevent crimes, raising the most important question of all: Do devout anti-gunners even care?
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The National Rifle Association (NRA) has suffered from its own internal struggles as of late, as well as the optics, if not the actual facts, of its previous actions. Many of these issues have been due to recent events, but on a recent K-Var podcast, the NRA’s hand in gun control against blacks was also discussed. The NRA, as with any major organization, is far from perfect. [Read more…] about The NRA Asks You to Stand With It for 2A Rights
Amid a renewed push for all kinds of gun control following mass shooting incidents in three states over two consecutive weekends, the White House (Trump administration) has reached out to leaders in the Second Amendment community seeking their input, a marked change from the previous administration. [Read more…] about White House Reaches Out to SAF and NRA
Citing their “false sense of security,” the Second Amendment Foundation has launched an ambitious effort to end so-called ‘gun-free zones’ with an advertising campaign for print and online publications. [Read more…] about SAF Calls for End of ‘Gun-Free Zones’
Syndicated advice columnist Amy Dickinson has ignited something of a tempest by publishing a hysteria-laden inquiry from the father of a 24-year-old woman who, he discovered, owns a handgun and hollowpoint ammunition, which Dickinson incredibly suggested is “explosive.” [Read more…] about Advice Columnist: Don’t Offer Advice on Guns
In a hand-wringing press release published at Insider NJ, Union County Freeholder Chair Bette Jane Kowalski may have unintentionally provided a “Well, Duh!” observation to gun control proponents across America’s political landscape that their crusade against gun rights is an abject failure. [Read more…] about Gun Control Proves Its Own Failure
The Second Amendment Foundation has posted yet another victory in Illinois. The Second District Appellate Court recently dismissed an attempt by the Village of Deerfield, Illinois to challenge a permanent injunction against the community’s ban on so-called “assault weapons” and “large-capacity magazines.” [Read more…] about Illinois: Appeals Court Dismisses Deerfield Appeal
Anti-gun activists have “forced” Democrat candidates for president to “take a stand on gun control,” according to a Yahoo News report, and they all seem to be scrambling to stake out their positions, the more far-reaching the better. [Read more…] about ‘Activists’ Force Dem Candidates to Take Stand on Gun Control
The looming knife crises of raw violence in London steadily descends above the serpentine mudflats and barge rush hour traffic of the nation’s most ancient and practical public thoroughfare. Meanwhile, Mayor Sadiq Khan and his bureaucratic minions hope and pray that the internal nuclear controversy of the Brexit affair overshadows the emanating violence spreading like a brutal fog of savagery and injustice across the island nation. [Read more…] about The Obscure Symptoms of The UK’s Failing Self-Defense Policy
Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) said Wednesday that if she becomes president in the 2020 election, she will take executive action to ban the importation of so-called “assault weapons,” reiterating what she has said previously about her first 100 days in office. [Read more…] about Kamala Won’t Be Out-Anti-Gunned, Wants Semi-Auto Import Ban
An attempt to exploit a Colorado vigil for victims of the STEM Highlands Ranch school shooting, to push gun control, quickly backfired Wednesday when students and parents walked out in protest. [Read more…] about Students: ‘We Are People, Not a Statement’ – Gun Control Backfires
As House Democrats continue hounding the Trump administration following the embarrassment of the “no-smoking-gun” Mueller report, polls show that popularity for President Trump among voters remains high, which might be linked to recent good economic news. At the same time, however, leading Democrat contenders for the 2020 Presidential election are either pushing for more gun control or remaining suspiciously silent. [Read more…] about Trump Popularity Remains Strong, Dems Push Gun Control
The Chicago Tribune is reporting that in a single 24-hour period over the past weekend, 24 people were shot in the Windy City, including three adults who died, and that likely brings the 2019 body count to 90-plus. [Read more…] about More Gun Control Laws? Look at Chicago…
Capitol Hill Democrats woke up Wednesday champing at the bit to pass an invasive, sweeping piece of legislation—H.R. 8, the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019”—Democrats in the “other Washington” (Washington state) are also pushing several stricter gun control measures. The overall national anti-gun push is leading many to wonder if the Democrat party has forgotten the difference between “rights” and “privileges,” or whether Democrat lawmakers just doesn’t care. [Read more…] about Universal Background Checks — Rights or Privileges?
Ten Republicans and one Democrat have signed onto a bipartisan bill in the Washington State House of Representatives aimed at repealing the controversial gun control Initiative 1639. The 30-page measure was passed by the voters in November 2018. Currently, a majority of county sheriffs, at least one police chief, and two county commissions have come against the measure and refused to enforce its oppressive, and potentially unconstitutional, mandates. [Read more…] about Bipartisan Bill to Repeal WA Gun Control
Washington state is just one of the test beds for new laws that seek to redefine the Second Amendment and strip of us of common firearms in everyday use. Washington state’s new laws have went so far as to broadly define most any semi-automatic rifle as a so-called “assault weapon.” This would include rifles such as the Ruger 10/22. [Read more…] about Washington State: Testing Grounds for Liberal Gun Control
In the wake of last week’s Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show in Las Vegas, a piece in The Atlantic acknowledges what Second Amendment activists have known for a long time: Democrats are “championing…gun reform” in Congress and state legislatures all over the map. [Read more…] about Dems ‘Championing Gun Reform’ Fear Supreme Court
Within 48 hours of being sworn in, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Senate Bill 337 into law. The bill was passed by the previous legislature, but Republican Governor Bruce Rauner refused to sign it into law. Senate President John Cullerton previously made the unprecedented move of placing a procedural hold on the bill in order to avoid the possibility of a veto under the previous Governor, Bruce Rauner, and then removed the hold to send the bill to a newly inaugurated governor. Cullerton’s political tricks means SB 337 will now establish a firearm registry and likely shut down local gun stores in Illinois with government red tape. [Read more…] about Illinois: Gov. Pritzker Signs Firearm Registration & Dealer Licensing Bill