National Politics

California Forcing Guns Off the Market

California has long been on a sickening, spiral path toward flushing all individual rights down the toilet. Few states have such a powerful and overreaching state government and nowhere is that overreach more apparent than in the state's gun laws. Back in 2000, California legislators instituted a system supposedly intended to protect the state's citizens from cheap, poorly made, unreliable...

Op-Ed: Executive Disorder

With another stroke of his executive pen, President Obama has again confirmed his anti-Second Amendment agenda. On August 29, 2013, the White House issued a press release declaring two executive actions going into effect. The first proposed change is to federal regulation to require background checks and law enforcement approval before firearms regulated under the National Firearms Act or “NFA” (...

Ninth Circuit Upsets California's Anti-Gun Applecart

In a 2-1 ruling, a three-judge panel of the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down California concealed carry rules. The reason? They violate the Second Amendment of the Constitution- the one that ends with "right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." Seems two of the three judges believe California counties were wrong in requiring law-abiding applicants for...

Police Using Data Concerning Lawful Gun Ownership to Ratchet Up Scrutiny, Escalate Tactics

In recent years much progress has been made in protecting the privacy of gun owners by restricting access to gun licensing and right-to-carry permit data, with a majority of states now limiting the availability of this information to law enforcement officers for official use. Unfortunately, two recent incidents have highlighted how government data indicating firearm ownership can be used by law...

President to press his anti-gun agenda "with or without Congress"

Last year, in the wake of the shootings in Newtown, Conn., Barack Obama gave a State of the Union performance that was filled with theatrical pandering. Seeking to capitalize on that tragedy by exploiting the understandably intense emotions that followed in its wake, the President reiterated his support for increased background checks and bans on common semi-automatic firearms and their magazines...

Op-Ed: Exporting Oppression – The California Petri Dish Effect

Chicago is one of the few places in America so un-American that politicians there actually banned the possession of handguns; that is, until the courts threw out that law, along with tossing a citywide ban on shooting ranges and gun stores, and invalidating a state law banning carrying guns in public. Now Chicago politicians are scrambling to adopt the next most-oppressive thing. Given Chicago...

January 2014 firearms sales checks second highest on record

The January 2014 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 970,510 is the second highest January on record for the system, even with a decrease of 45.8 percent compared to the January 2013 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 1,790,154. For comparison, the unadjusted January 2014 NICS figure of 1,650,565 reflects a 33.5 percent decrease from the unadjusted NICS...

ABC News widely criticized for report on children and guns

Manipulating statistics and scenarios with children and guns, ABC's 20/20 tried to convince viewers Friday [January 31, 2014] there is an epidemic of firearms accidents in the country, but reaction to the many inaccuracies in the report was swift. Radio host Dana Loesch produced this blistering video response , Cortney O'Brien fired back in this Townhall.com column and this piece by The Blaze...

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