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A Decade Later, Remember New Orleans … Gun Confiscation Can (and Has) Happened in America

August 29th marks the 10-year anniversary of when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, La. The memory of the devastation wrought by the storm and the resulting chaos is a human tragedy of such a vast scale that it endures to this day; and will well beyond. Further, the measures taken to disarm law-abiding firearm owners in Katrina’s wake should serve as a testament to why gun owners guard our...

When Bureaucrats Make “Sport” of Fundamental Liberties, Congress Must Act

In May, I discussed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ varying interpretations of the phrase “sporting purposes” in federal gun control law. We had just fought the agency to a standstill over its plan to ban the manufacture and importation of the M855 cartridge, the second most common variety of ammunition for America’s most popular rifle, the AR-15. B. Todd Jones, then...

Latest Anti-Gunner Demand: Slow Down Firearm Sales!

With Americans buying firearms at record-shattering levels and public opinion turning against gun control over the last few years, anti-gun groups and politicians are trying to convince firearm dealers to voluntarily refuse to sell firearms to some of their law-abiding customers. The anti-gunners’ new effort tracks with the three-part plan outlined by the Brady Campaign in 1976, when it was known...

Fifth Column: Traitors Among Us

While there is nothing wrong with migrating or fleeing from another country to enjoy American freedoms and opportunity, it is a totally different matter to betray our open-arms welcome and trust. Certainly a worse offense is to be disloyal after having the good fortune of being born in America. In either case, obeying direct, indirect orders or being influenced by a foreign entity to self-...

"High Society" Types Sued Over Anti-Gun "Bracelets"

As the saying goes, "you can't make this stuff up." A lawsuit has been filed in Manhattan against a multi-millionaire and his activist wife, over the profits—if there are any—from the sale, by Everytown and Moms Demand Action, of the "Everytown X Urban Zen" bracelet, basically an ugly leather wrist-belt imprinted with a gun control slogan. The New York Post reports that former Goldman Sachs...

Attorney General announces Second Quarter 2015 CHL statistics; Record demand for CHLs continues

Initial CHL applications surge 23% in wake of Governor Kasich signing significant improvements to Ohio’s concealed carry laws Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine (R) has released the Concealed Handgun License (CHL) statistics for the second quarter of 2015. There were a total of 31,669 licenses issued during the quarter. After six straight quarters of declining demand for new CHL’s, the second...

First Shots: Safe Storage—More Than a Steel Box and Combination Lock

Storing firearms, whether loaded or unloaded, so that they are inaccessible to children and other unauthorized individuals is easy to do given the many options on the market today . Now, when you hear the word “storage,” most people are thinking a safe of some sort, and that is certainly an appropriate way to store firearms. But have you considered how you safely store your firearm when carrying...

Dayton firearms thefts expose impotence of "universal" background checks to stop criminals' access to guns

Headlines earlier this month screamed the news: at least 75 handguns and two semi-automatic rifles were stolen during overnight break-ins at three Dayton area firearms retailers. From the article : Thieves have broken in to three local gun shops in three days, stealing a total of 75 handguns and 2 semi-automatic rifles, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. All...

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