Posts Tagged gun control

On the Trump Administration’s Unconstitutional “Bump Stock” Ban

Today, reports indicate that the Trump Administration has moved to ban so-called “bump stocks” in light of the Las Vegas shooting that occurred in 2017. Regardless of where one stands on the Second Amendment or how one feels specifically about such “bump stocks,” one cannot truthfully claim to support the Constitution or, indeed, even the […]

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Why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is “Banned” from Conducting Firearms Research

Tongue-in-cheek, click-bait title aside, the CDC is not in fact “banned” from conducting such research.  The institution is only banned from using public funds to push a preconceived agenda: “Provided further that none of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be used to […]

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Brazilians are Apparently Warming to Gun Rights

Strange things happen when promises of gun control equating to increased safety fail to materialize.  Such is the situation today in the world’s murder capital of Brazil: Desperate Brazilians are wondering whether they’d be better off armed, given that around 60,000 of their compatriots are killed each year.  Polls show support for gun ownership gaining […]

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The Rule of Law or Rule of Man? (Redux 2.0)

The more things change, the more they stay the same. President Trump, that supposed protector of the Constitution, bulwark against Leftist encroachments, Clinton-slayer, and Drainer of Swamps, recently rejected the notion of Fifth Amendment Due Process protections while simultaneously appearing to embrace a Second Amendment-infringing position, in declaring “I like taking guns away early.  Take […]

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The Parkland School Shooting: A Colossal Model of Government Failure

Obviously, debates (if they could truthfully be called that) regarding the Second Amendment are routinely and fervently reignited every time a new tragedy makes the media’s bloodlust cutline.  This is, of course, no different in light of the Parkland school shooting in recent days. In my many discussions with gun control advocates, be they civil […]

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Why Massachusetts’ “Bump Fire” Stock Ban is Illegal

The Massachusetts legislation, which was signed into law in November, allows current owners a “grace” period of 90 days from its effective date – 1 February 2018 – to get rid of the items in question.  The State recently sent notifications to this effect to all of its registered licensees and owners. This letter states […]

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Oops! Gun Control Myth Exposed Via Government Experiment

The federals government’s Government Accountability Office (GAO) conducted an extensive practical experiment into the supposed “internet loophole” of online firearms sales in the United States, and recently published its findings.  The report was commissioned by infamous anti-gun congressmen Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD), Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), and was reportedly done […]

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Scathing Injunction Ordered for California’s “Large-Capacity Magazine” Possession Ban

Although only a temporary victory, in the court case Duncan v. Bacerra (3:17-cv-1017-BEN), Federal Judge Roger Benitez issued an injunction on enforcement of California’s extension of its so-called “large-capacity magazine” (LCM) ban, heretofore otherwise set to go into effect 1 July 2017.  This particular statute, passed by public proposition in 2016, expands upon California’s existing […]

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Hey Democrats! We Need You to Get Your Act Together! (Repost)

Stumbled across this today and it is an interesting take on this most recent electoral cycle from a presumably left-libertarian.  As posted by Eric Raymond on Armed and Dangerous (all emphases and links in original): It’s now just a bit over a month since Election Day, and I’m starting to be seriously concerned about the […]

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The DoD Finally Recognizes the Absurdity of “Gun-Free Zones”

In an interesting pre-Trump move, the Department of Defense (DoD) has notionally rescinded the so-called “gun-free zone” restrictions for military installations which have effectively, and ironically, made them soft targets in the recent past. Many pro-Second Amendment groups and individuals have called on the president-elect to take such a policy action upon assuming office in […]

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