GOP Senators Flail Against Biden’s Attack on US Gun Makers

Gina Raimondo, US Secretary of Commerce

According to the [Department of Commerce], the new rule is intended to “reduce the risk of legally exported firearms and related items being diverted or misused to fuel regional instability, drug trafficking, human rights violations, political violence, and other activities that undermine U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.” However, [Senator Tim] Scott alleged in […]

Judge Kaczmaryk Rules That American’s Can’t ‘Just Trust’ The ATF

ATF Director Steve Dettelbach

The [ATF’s ‘engaged in the business] rule was scheduled to take effect Monday. It required anyone who sells a gun to be licensed and conduct the same background checks as gun stores. The suit argued the rule violated the Second Amendment and the 2022 Bipartisan Safer Communities Act. [District Court Judge Matthew] Kacsmaryk’s ruling did […]

Washington Residents Finding Firearm Freedom Across the Border in Idaho

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The Zielinski family packed up and moved to North Idaho last June, less than two months after Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed the assault weapons ban into law. “I really got to see how bad things were starting to get,” Zielinski said. “We finally reached a crescendo.” Zielinski opened his own gun store just a […]

Moon: If You Want to Blame Someone for ‘Gun Violence,’ Look in the Mirror

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In communities where public education is substandard, crime flourishes.  This is not an opinion. It’s a documented fact.  Doesn’t matter the racial makeup of the community. Doesn’t matter which political party is in control of that local community. Doesn’t matter the prevalence of any specific religion.  If you’ve got under-performing public schools, you’ve got high […]

Canada Punts its Extremely Urgently Needed National Gun Buyback Yet Again

Justin Trudeau

The government gave itself two years to develop a buyback program, which would offer owners fair compensation for their newly prohibited weapons and grant them amnesty for their possession in the interim. (The buyback was actually a 2019 campaign promise.) The government extended that deadline first in March, 2022, to “address issues that have been […]

Ninth Circuit Panel Rules Nonviolent Felons Don’t Lose Their Gun Rights

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A Ninth Circuit panel Thursday ruled that a blanket prohibition on convicted felons possessing firearms violates their Second Amendment rights, at least when it comes to nonviolent offenders who served out their sentence. In a split decision, the three-judge panel threw out firearm possession conviction of a Los Angeles member of a street gang who had […]

Henderson: ‘I Can’t Afford to Wait on the Police, so I Armed Myself’

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“I’m not telling people to go out and start spraying [bullets], that’s not what I’m telling people to do but we also have to be realistic about what we are up against,” [Keisha] Henderson said.  Safety concerns and what she says is a lack of action from the city is why she became a licensed […]

Filipovic: Originalism Makes Banning Guns Much Too Difficult

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For all that Heller did to rewrite the modern interpretation of the Second Amendment, Scalia’s opinion still didn’t go quite far enough for the most aggressive gun rights activists. It did not, for example, offer a clear path for courts to evaluate (and strike down) other gun laws. So lower courts implemented a test for those new […]