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

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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 … Continue reading Another reason not to like gun registries – government incompetence

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 … Continue reading Volokh – Why not regulate guns like cars?