Once again, I'm forcibly reminded that there's people who want to kill me, simply because of my religion. On Saturday, Pittsburgh experienced the worst mass murder against Jewish people in the history of the United States: 11 people were killed and several more were wounded. The murderer was a virulently antisemitic & racist psychopath, who … Continue reading Thoughts on the Tree of Life Synagogue mass murder
I came across a couple tweets this morning that really astounded me: https://twitter.com/DocTran2018/status/990658104319606784 This is bad. REALLY bad, because Tran is an actual medical doctor, and she's dispensing advice that is not only counterfactual, but will cause harm to people. Dr. Tran is a pediatrician. She should know that hearing damage is permanent & cumulative. … Continue reading Another Doctor for “Gunsense” giving bad medical advice
Freed up by the Supreme Court’s ongoing reluctance to engage in depth with the Second Amendment, the Fourth Circuit has taken it upon itself to rewrite Heller en banc. In a 10–4 decision, issued yesterday afternoon, the court upheld Maryland’s ban on both “assault weapons” and “high capacity magazines.” By so doing, it deprived the … Continue reading 4th Circuit ruled that Assault Weapons & “Large Capacity Magazines” can be banned… what nonsense.
Really says it all.
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
Just released: The en banc court affirmed the district courts’ judgments and held that there is no Second Amendment right for members of the general public to carry concealed firearms in public. Appellants, who live in San Diego and Yolo Counties, sought to carry concealed firearms in public for self-defense, but alleged they were denied licenses to do so because … Continue reading Breaking: 9th Circuit en banc on Peruta – 2nd Amendment does not apply to concealed carry
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.
I'm still pretty incensed from Tuesday's press conference, where President Obama mentioned background checks 22 times: The problem is some gun sellers have been operating under a different set of rules. A violent felon can buy the exact same weapon over the Internet with no background check, no questions asked. A recent study found that about … Continue reading Dontray Mills & Jalita Johnson – perfect examples of why the President is wrong on background checks.
The Honolulu Police Department is requiring a doctor's note that many doctors are not willing to write. A former service member tells us he's followed all of HPD's rules, but he's stuck in a policy deadlock because his insurer won't comply. http://m.hawaiinewsnow.com/hawaiinewsnow/db_330510/contentdetail.htm?contentguid=d2AZ9dtm If you think this wasn't by design, you are naive.
Dave Kopel again speaks wisdom with this guest post in WaPo's The Volokh Conspiracy column: By far the single most effective step we could take to reduce violent crime would be to greatly increase spending to help the severely mentally ill. The biggest crime reduction would be fewer crimes against the mentally ill, since they are … Continue reading Dave Kopel on “The Costs and Consequences of Gun Control”