NSSF: Polls Show Most Americans See Through the Gun Control Spin

Gun control advocates are often quoted in media accounts as saying that the vast majority of Americans are in favor of stricter gun control laws before they spin off onto the particular “commonsense” new law they are espousing that day from that organization. Leaving aside the often dubious sources they cite, we are in a mid-term election year for Congress and many states have gubernatorial...

Op-Ed: Why New Laws Are an Ineffective Response to Tragedies

To be effective, laws must be targeted at violations that are easily detected. And even then, you'll only deter those who care about the consequences. When horrific crimes hit the headlines, many people quickly demand that government "do something." Blunt instruments that they are, politicians act in really only one way: by writing and rewriting laws. "That'll be the end of that," they say, as...

Chair of Federal "Gun Violence Prevention Task Force" Introduces Wide-Ranging Gun Control Bill

U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA-5), chair of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, has introduced what he is calling "the Promoting Healthy Minds for Safer Communities Act of 2014." In truth, the bill is largely composed of gun control measures that mirror and supplement acts being pursued in the states by the likes of Michael Bloomberg and his "Everytown" gun control cabal. After a nod to...

Cincinnati-area homeowner defends own life in home invasion

The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that a Union Twp. homeowner shot and wounded an intruder during an attempted robbery earlier this week. From the article : Two juveniles, 16 and 17, and a 24-year-old man broke into a home in the 4000 block of Grandview Avenue about 2:30 a.m., said Sgt. Jeff Brown. The Union Township homeowner grabbed a gun to defend himself from the would-be robbers and shot...

The Perils of Open Carry

As of today, every state in the USA has some type of provision to allow citizens obtain a permit to carry a concealed handgun while engaged in lawful activity. In some states, that permit is easy to get. In others (like California or Hawaii) it is almost impossible unless you are politically connected. What many people don’t know is that the UNCONCEALED (or open) carry of firearms is not legally...

As "good guys with guns" stop another school shooting, college presidents say "no-guns" on campus

For at least the second time since the horrific mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary changed the way the country views its approach to security on school campuses, a heavily armed teen was prevented from carrying out his intent to commit mass murder because of the presence of other guns in the school - guns in the hands of armed protectors. According to The Oregonian , two armed school resource...

Legislators will return in September, but say action on gun rights not likely until November

Wednesday, June 4 marked Ohio legislators' final day of session before summer break, and while both House Speaker Bill Batchelder (R-Medina) and Senate President Keith Faber (R-Celina) expect their respective chambers to hold more committee hearings and session days in September and October, leaders aren't willing to commit to passing pro-gun rights legislation in the Republican-controlled Senate...

Op-Ed: Obama Praises Australia’s Gun Confiscation

Speaking to users of the blogging platform Tumblr [on June 10], President Obama praised Australia’s confiscation of firearms. Obama said: Couple of decades ago, Australia had a mass shooting, similar to Columbine or Newtown. And Australia just said, well, that’s it, we’re not doing, we’re not seeing that again, and basically imposed very severe, tough gun laws, and they haven’t had a mass...

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