Old, but good: If the First Amendment was treated like the Second

If the first amendment was treated like the second amendment… Any speech using 10 or more foreign words would be a felony. (Firearm law 922(r) restricting 10 or more foreign gun parts from the 1989 import ban) Anyone convicted of a felony or convicted of misdemeanor domestic abuse or assault is not allowed freedom of … Continue reading Old, but good: If the First Amendment was treated like the Second

Pro-click: “The Political Philosophy Of Guns – Would America Really Be A Better Society Without Them?”

Came across this last night: America’s decades long national argument about gun control is not a normal political debate about addressing policy to problems but about what kind of politics to have. It is fundamentally about how citizens should relate to each other and the state, and that makes it a matter of political philosophy, … Continue reading Pro-click: “The Political Philosophy Of Guns – Would America Really Be A Better Society Without Them?”

No, you can’t blame the Republicans for lack of gun control

Yesterday was a victory for the United States - the Senate prevented shredding the 1st, 4th, 5th, 8th, and 14th amendments in order for Senate Democrats to restrict the 2nd. This is being played as Republican's wanting to sell guns to ISIS. I'm not joking, that's actually what Sen Chris Murphy stated: We’ve got to make … Continue reading No, you can’t blame the Republicans for lack of gun control

KY Permitless Carry a possibility? HB 531!

From the NRA: Today, House Bill 531 was introduced by state Representatives Hubert Collins (D-97) and Jody Richards (D-20).  HB 531 would allow a law-abiding individual, to lawfully carry a concealed handgun for self-defense without needing to first obtain a government-issued license.  This legislation has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee for consideration, and your … Continue reading KY Permitless Carry a possibility? HB 531!

Always use a proper holster – “When Bad Holsters Turn Worse: This Guy Took One Right In The A$$, Here’s Why A Proper Holster Is Essential”

Every time I see someone using an Uncle Mikes style bargain basement soft nylon holster, I try to educate them on why this is a bad idea. Here's living proof of why: “I holstered the firearm in the new holster at home and made sure it was secure and comfortable, and then drove three miles over to … Continue reading Always use a proper holster – “When Bad Holsters Turn Worse: This Guy Took One Right In The A$$, Here’s Why A Proper Holster Is Essential”

John Yarmuth voted against shutting down Operation ChokePoint which targeted firearms businesses.

Operation Choke Point was launched by the Justice Department in 2013 as a way to fight fraud by pressuring banks to “choke off”  access to credit and other banking services by merchants and industries the administration considered at a high risk for fraud. Without access to banking services, it is difficult—if not impossible—for a business … Continue reading John Yarmuth voted against shutting down Operation ChokePoint which targeted firearms businesses.

Thomas Sowell’s take on the President’s speech: “On Gun Control, Obama Is Showman In Chief”

Those of you who read this blog should be familiar with my use of the term "security theater" and how most gun control proposals are little more than soundbites.   Thomas Sowell, noted economist, wrote an article covering yesterday's Presidential address and reminded me of the flip side; political theater. Those who have been marveling at … Continue reading Thomas Sowell’s take on the President’s speech: “On Gun Control, Obama Is Showman In Chief”

Reason asks why Democrats have difficulty with math when it comes to firearms

I love Reason's articles so very, very much.  I can always count on them to be levelheaded when it comes to this topic: This week, in an editorial titled "Don't Blame Mental Illness for Gun Violence," The New York Times noted that "less than 5 percent of gun homicides between 2001 and 2010 were committed by … Continue reading Reason asks why Democrats have difficulty with math when it comes to firearms

Volokh explains “Why are gun rights supporters worried about bans on so-called assault weapons?”

Here Is a good article from Eugene Volokh. But, some say, if assault weapons are so similar to other guns, what’s the big deal about banning them? Just like the minority of criminals that uses assault weapons can switch to the other guns (an argument that the bans will be futile), so law-abiding citizens can do the … Continue reading Volokh explains “Why are gun rights supporters worried about bans on so-called assault weapons?”