Archive for the '2nd Amendment' Category

Oh, no! The dreaded ‘Gun Show Loophole’!

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

(A version of this column appears in the Feb. 10 edition of “Firearms News,” formerly “Shotgun News.”)

Cherry-picking their data

Friday, January 1st, 2016

(A version of this column appears in the Jan. 10 edition of Firearms News (previously “Shotgun News.”)

What is a ‘gun found at crime scene’?

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

(A version of this column appears in the Dec. 10 edition of “Shotgun News.”) In October, jurors ordered a Wisconsin gun store to pay nearly $6 million in damages in a lawsuit filed by two Milwaukee police officers who were shot and seriously wounded by a gun purchased at the store, The Associated Press reports.

OK, let’s talk about the ‘staggering human toll’

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Columnist Scott Lemieux, who teaches political science at the College of St. Rose in Albany, wrote on Aug. 26 for the left-leaning, British-based newspaper “The Guardian”: “After the 24-year-old television reporter Alison Parker and her 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward were killed while on camera from a lake outside of Roanoke, Virginia . . . the […]

The ‘Gun Violence Tax’

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

As expected, three gun-rights groups — the National Rifle Association, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and the Second Amendment Foundation — have sued the city of Seattle over the City Council’s unanimous August adoption of a so-called “gun violence tax.” The lawsuit accuses the city of violating Washington state law, which prohibits local governments from […]

Dems can’t help themselves . . . it’s guns once again

Friday, September 4th, 2015

What’s that? The next presidential election is still 14 months away? Sorry, but Americans are sports fans, and they’ve expressed a growing preference for the multi-level “playoff.” Not enough anymore for a team to be quietly awarded a trophy or “pennant” for simply winning the most games over the course of a long season. No. […]

If we don’t have ‘common-sense gun control’ now, time to start over

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

“There is no greater coward than a criminal who enters a house of God and slaughters innocent people engaged in the study of scripture,” said Cornell William Brooks, president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, after a visitor to a Bible study group at the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church […]

Gun control, which never worked, loses more ground

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

As of July 1, Kansas residents are again be able to lawfully carry concealed handguns without a permit. Introduced in the state Senate in January with an impressive 26 co-sponsors, the Sunflower State’s new “Constitutional carry” bill swept the senate 31-7 and cleared the house in March by a bipartisan 85-39 margin, reports Chris Eger, […]

‘Background checks’: Trojan Horse for registration

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

What’s the big deal about requiring background checks for private firearm sales? If you want to sell your gun to your neighbor, you just telephone the National Instant Check hotline and ask to have your potential buyer checked out . . . right? Wrong. Although it’s reported the Nevada state Legislature, in its semi-annual scramble […]

Going after the green-tip

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

(A version of this column appears in the May 10 issue of “Shotgun News.”) Back in mid-February, the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives announced it was considering a ban on the popular M855 variety of .223 rifle ammunition — the popular “green-tip” fodder for the AR-15 rifle — by re-categorizing the round […]