Background Check Denials and a lack of prosecutions for these violations.

"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 …

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Another reason not to like gun registries – government incompetence

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 …

Volokh – Why not regulate guns like cars?

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 …

Where do the guns in Mexico come from? A great article

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 …

Security Theater: Delta baggage handler accused of smuggling guns on flights

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 …

Unintentional Firearms Injuries aren’t really a problem.

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 …