"We need stronger enforcement of existing laws!" is a common refrain when people talk about enacting further gun control. Nowhere is this more pronounced than prosecutions of straw purchasing and background check violations. President Obama has taken heat over this in a variety of forms, with claims that gun prosecutions are down 40% during his … Continue reading Background Check Denials and a lack of prosecutions for these violations.
DC Police Dept 'Loses' Gun Owners’ Fingerprints, Forces Them to Pay Fee to Re-Register The District of Columbia is the only jurisdiction in America in which gun owners have to re-register their guns with the government every three years. The mandate was enforced at the beginning of this year. Now, the Metropolitan Police Department has … Continue reading Another reason not to like gun registries – government incompetence
A short video on why not all studies are equal and how epidemiological studies in particular shouldn't be used for social science https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUpd2HJHUt8
Eugene Volokh is one of the great constitutional lawyers of our day and age and is pro-gun as all get out. Check out this dismantling of the typical anti-gun "Why not regulate guns like cars?" argument: A commenter on a recent thread asked — seemingly from a pro-gun-control perspective — “Why can’t guns be treated … Continue reading Volokh – Why not regulate guns like cars?
The entire article is pro-click but here's the first section: As we discussed in a previous analysis, the 90 percent number was derived from a June 2009 U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) report to Congress on U.S. efforts to combat arms trafficking to Mexico (see external link). According to the GAO report, some 30,000 firearms … Continue reading Where do the guns in Mexico come from? A great article
A baggage handler for Delta Air Lines moved a lot more than just luggage, authorities say -- he also helped smuggle firearms. And his accomplice managed to board a flight with 18 guns and ammunition in his carry-on bag, an affidavit states. Security is only as good as its weakest link. "Employees entering this area … Continue reading Security Theater: Delta baggage handler accused of smuggling guns on flights
The NSSF released a handy PDF highlighting information on unintentional firearms injuries and fatalities: Unintentional Firearms Fatalities Remain at Historically Low Levels Data released by the National Safety Council demonstrates that unintentional firearms-related fatalities continue to remain at historically low levels. In fact, in the last two decades, the number of unintentional firearms-related fatalities has declined by 57 percent — from 1,409 unintentional fatalities in … Continue reading Unintentional Firearms Injuries aren’t really a problem.
This argument comes up as a throwaway line when dealing with anti-gun zealots. As always, let's remember: "The amount of energy necessary to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it." Alberto Brandolini The NRA is a registered non-profit, specifically a 501(c)(4) (Tax ID#: 53-0116130). In order to keep their non-profit status, they have … Continue reading Debunking “The NRA is controlled by gun manufacturers!”