June 2014 Firearms Sales Checks Third Highest June on Record

The June 2014 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 805,571 is the third highest June on record for the 16-year-old system, even with a decrease of 7.6 percent compared to the June 2013 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 872,025. For comparison, the unadjusted June 2014 NICS figure of 1,375,135 reflects an 8.2 percent increase from the unadjusted NICS figure...

Anti-Gun Activist: Ban All Detachable-Magazine Semi-Automatics

Recently, a longtime firearm prohibition advocate confirmed at least two points that people who follow the gun control debate have long known. First, anti-gun activists have not abandoned the holy grail of their agenda, getting handguns banned. Second, they will never be content with an “assault weapons” ban that applies only to external features of semiautomatic firearms and not to the operating...

Obama’s Biggest Frustration: Reality

Obama’s talk of gun control is a political diversion. When the President of the United States is asked about his proudest achievements and his greatest frustrations in office, and his response is to decry the lack of action to restrict the enumerated constitutional rights of Americans, that’s a diversion. Obama could have talked about the slow creeping economic “recovery.” He could have talked...

Cleveland mayor outlines new gun control proposals to city council

On Tuesday, June 17, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson held a press conference and announced his plans to enact several "new" gun control measures in his city. This week, the exact language of the proposals was released . According to the Cleveland Plain Dealer , the proposal would: Require gun offenders to register with the city's safety department within five days of either being released from...

Op-Ed: Brady, Bunk and Santa Barbara

The Brady Campaign was oddly mute at first about the recent tragic Santa Barbara slayings. Could it be because half of the victims were killed with a knife – three young men were stabbed to death before the killer ever chambered a round? Perhaps. More likely it is because California ranks #1 on the Brady Scorecard for strict gun control laws, none of which stopped a criminally insane, mentally...

USSA: Sportsmen’s Act Stalls in U.S. Senate

Just days after the U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly to proceed to debate on the bipartisan Sportsmen’s Act of 2014 (S. 2363), the measure hit a roadblock over amendments to the bill. The bill, sponsored by Senators Kay Hagan (D-NC) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), counts nearly half the Senate as co-sponsors and contains the top priority issues for the sportsmen’s community, including the USSA...

Court Finds that Terrorist Watchlist Lacks Constitutional Safeguards

Gun owners wary of government overreach in the name of "public safety," take heed. We all agree that laws should seek to keep firearms out of the hands of dangerous people. But the details of these laws are important. Who is considered "dangerous"? What information supports that decision? Who gets to make "dangerousness" determinations and by what standards? Who provides oversight or review of...

Media Promotes Bloomberg Propaganda

A free press is a good thing for America to have. A free press that doesn’t parrot and exaggerate anti-gun propaganda would be even better. For example, take Natalie DiBlasio’s article for USA Today on Wednesday [June 25], titled "More kids die in shootings than statistics show." For starters, the title doesn’t even accurately reflect the article’s content. The article concerns the claim by...

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