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The Devil Went Down to Texas: The Utter Evil of the Uvalde Massacre

By Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) To massacre children is literally Satanic. Paul Harvey: If I were the Devil…  It’s hard to know what to say in the wake of a heart-rending tragedy like Tuesday’s massacre in Uvalde, Texas. It would be easy—but irresponsible—to interpret the event conclusively when so little is known. It would […]

New Shooting, Same Old Bag of Tricks

By The Daily Skirmish – Liberato.US Biden and Democrats use mis, dis and malinformation to politicize the Uvalde, Texas tragedy. It didn’t take more than a few minutes after the Texas school shooting was reported yesterday for Democrats to start howling for gun control.  ‘Never let a good crisis go to waste’ is a favorite […]

11 Examples of Defensive Gun Use Dispel NYC Mayor’s Concerns on Open Carry

By Amy Swearer Any week now, the Supreme Court will render its decision in the pivotal Second Amendment caseNew York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, where a majority seems poised to strike down New York laws that effectively prohibit law-abiding citizens from carrying firearms in public for self-defense. New York City Mayor Eric Adams, a […]

Studies Find No Evidence That Assault Weapon Bans Reduce Homicide Rates

By Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) The studies, data, and examination of the available evidence by scholars suggest that assault weapon bans or buybacks will have little if any effect on rates of violent crime and gun violence. Mass shootings are unconscionable acts of violence and are the most acutely disturbing form of gun violence. […]

Ninth Circuit Panel Strikes Semi-Auto Rifle Ban For Young Adults in SAF Case

By Editors at Second Amendment Foundation A three-judge panel for the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday struck down a California prohibition on sales of semiautomatic rifles to young adults in the 18-20-year-old range, remanding the case back to the district court for further proceedings in a win for the Second Amendment Foundation. […]

Cash Register Attendant Pulls A Handgun On A Criminal During Attempted Robbery In Viral Video

By The Daily Caller A cash register attendant’s quick thinking might have saved his life.  In a viral video tweeted by Zaid Jilani, a cash register attendant armed himself after spotting a suspicious person, and it turned out that his instincts were 100% correct. A masked man pulled a gun at the register in what […]

Are AR-15 Rifles a Public Safety Threat? Here’s What the Data Say

By Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) Is it true that the AR-15, a popular firearm owned by millions of Americans, is a unique threat to public safety? From Parkland, Florida, to San Bernardino, California, the semi-automatic AR-15 rifle and its variants have seemingly become the weapons of choice for mass shooters in the United States. Many people […]

Fifth Circuit Rules Against New Jersey in 3-D Gun Ban Case

By Editors at Second Amendment Foundation The Second Amendment Foundation and Defense Distributed today are celebrating a court victory in a long-running battle to allow online publication of information related to the 3D printing of firearms, thanks to a ruling by the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that returns claims against the New Jersey attorney general […]

A Gun Rights Reminder: Levi’s Doesn’t Support You

By 2ndvote .com As President Joe Biden pushes to even infringe your Second Amendment rights, we wanted to remind you that he isn’t doing so alone. Many corporations have decided that your right to bear arms comes second to their political advocacy – advocacy which violates your human and constitutional rights to self-defense. One of […]

Meet Biden’s Second Nominee to Head ATF

By Harold Hutchison President Joe Biden on Monday nominated Steve Dettelbach, a former U.S. attorney in Ohio with a record of supporting gun control measures, to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Dettelbach has a history of backing gun control measures, promoting several firearms restrictions during an unsuccessful 2018 campaign […]

Indiana the 24th Constitutional-carry State. Three More States Right Behind

By Bob Adelmann Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law on March 21 his state’s permitless carry bill that had passed both the state’s House and Senate overwhelmingly. That makes 24. And the third state so far this year. On March 10, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a similar bill into law. This was followed by Ohio […]

More People Use a Gun in Self-Defense Each Year Than Die in Car Accidents

By Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) In the USA there are between 2.1 and 2.5 million defensive gun uses every year. How is it that so many kids raised on “Harry Potter”, “The Hunger Games”, “Star Wars”, and all the Marvel action figure movies manage to miss a critical point of the stories? The lesson […]

Anti-gun Support for Jackson Nomination to High Court Raises Alarms, Says SAF

By Editors at Second Amendment Foundation The nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to fill the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court following the retirement of Associate Justice Stephen Breyer later this year raises alarms, the Second Amendment Foundation said today. “Just the endorsements Judge Jackson’s nomination is receiving should be enough to cause concern,” […]

Arizona Bill Would Keep State Money From Businesses Refusing to Work With Firearms Companies

By Tom Joyce Last week, the Arizona House voted on a bill that would penalize businesses in the state that refuse to do business with firearms companies. The bill (HB 2473), proposed by state Representative Frank Carroll, R-Sun City, would require companies that sign contracts worth more than $100,000 with the state or local governments […]

Leftists Want To Control Your Money So They Can Control You

By Kyle Sammin Editors’ Note: We ourselves have suggested that governments would not permit the full operation of cryptocurrencies because it challenges their entrenched power to manipulate money. This manipulation in the past was limited to inflation of the currency, redistribution of wealth, and supposed countercyclical measures to modulate the business cycle. Then that power […]

Ukraine Grants Citizens the Right to Bear Arms—Hours Before Putin’s Invasion

By Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) The right to bear arms has always been about liberty, and many are beginning to see in the wake of the conflict in Ukraine. Russian soldiers flooded into Ukraine Thursday under orders from President Vladimir Putin, threatening to obliterate a peace that has existed on the European continent for […]

VIDEO: Kyle Rittenhouse Plans to Sue Whoopi and Other Celebrities For Defaming and Blood-Libeling Him

By The Geller Report So living for this …… Rittenhouse told Tucker Carlson “We’re looking at quite a few, politicians, athletes, celebrities, Whoopi Goldberg is on the list, she called me a murderer after I was acquitted.” Kyle Rittenhouse has said he intends to take legal action against media outlets and ‘celebrities, politicians and athletes’ that […]

VIDEO: Gunmaker’s New ‘AR-15 for Kids’ Has Left Shooting Intellectual Blanks

By Selwyn Duke A good response to the self-righteous exclamation “You let your son play with toy guns!?” might once have been, “Well, yeah, he’s too young to have a real one!” But perhaps not anymore, not with a new addition to the firearms market: a smaller, lighter AR-15 designed just for kids. Dubbed the […]

How Biden Could Save His Presidency, But Won’t

By Bruce Bialosky When columnists choose to advise elected officials and others from the opposing party how they might improve their political status, I have no objection. Typically, this is done by someone who is an “enlightened” columnist for a Left-wing publication disguising themselves as an independent voice providing observation from 10,000 feet looking down […]

California Senate Bill 906: Making Schools a Logic Free Zone

By Neland Nobel Liberals and Progressives continue in their belief that the presence of guns causes crime rather than the presence of criminals causes crime. It appears no amount of evidence or logic can dissuade them. It is a purely emotional position devoid of logic and experience. This is the assumption behind almost all “gun control” […]

Survey: 5.4 Million Americans Legally Purchased a Firearm for the First Time in 2021

By Bethany Blankley At least 5.4 million Americans legally purchased a firearm for the first time last year, according to the findings of an annual National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) survey. The trade association conducted the survey among firearm and ammunition retailers about their business sales in 2021 based on background checks and other information. […]

8 Problems With San Jose’s Gun Insurance Mandate and Gun Ownership Tax

By Amy Swearer Lawful gun ownership in San Jose, California, is about to become more expensive and onerous after the City Council passed a measure imposing two unprecedented burdens on the possession of firearms inside city limits. Beginning later this year, San Jose’s lawful gun owners will be required to maintain “a homeowner’s, renter’s, or […]

2ndVote Gun Cam AR-15 Celebrates Three Years of Not Killing Anyone

By 2ndvote .com  We’ve heard them all; the plethora of arguments against firearms and the second amendment are false and uninformed. “Guns are the issue.” “Guns are dangerous.” “Guns kill people!” “Guns should only be used by individuals over the age of 21.” “We need gun-free safe spaces.” “We need common sense gun laws.” […]

25 States Urge Supreme Court to Hear Case Challenging Maryland’s Strict Firearm Laws

By Bethany Blankley Arizona, West Virginia, Kansas among states wanting law struck down Twenty-five states, led by Arizona and West Virginia, are urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear Bianchi v. Frosh, which challenges Maryland’s restrictive Firearms Safety Act of 2013. They’re asking the court to ultimately strike down the law, which the Fourth Circuit […]

Let’s Do Our Part

By Todd Woodard After the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, and the 2018 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida, Gun Tests magazine tried to steer the after-action conversation toward a concept everyone can agree on. People who love guns and who love to shoot must be the first […]

Gun Control Comes from a Place of Privilege

By Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) Assuming we know what’s best for others is rarely a good idea. The concept of privilege gets a bad rap in many circles, and understandably so. Many have taken it way too far, using it as a means of bullying their political opponents into submission. But while the excesses […]

Newsom, Democrats Go for Californians’ Guns

By John Seiler Even as crime is surging in California, Gov. Gavin Newsom and his allies in the legislature are seeking to make it more difficult for citizens to defend themselves. This week, Assemblyman Phil Ting (D-San Francisco) introduced Assembly Bill 1594, which reads, “This bill would specify that a gun industry member has created or maintained […]

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Pushes Legislators to Pass Constitutional-carry Bill

By Bob Adelmann Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced his support for constitutional-carry legislation on Wednesday. The announcement was made at Adventure Outdoors, which touts itself as the “World’s Largest Gun Store” in Smyrna, outside Atlanta. Kemp was joined by other Republicans supporting the move. Constitutional carry refers to the carrying of a handgun, either openly or concealed, […]

Are Citizens Arming themselves for an ‘American Revolution 2.0’? 18.5 Million Guns Sold in 2021

By Dr. Rich Swier On November 20th, 2021 we wrote a column titled “An American Revolution Version 2.0?” We wrote: We are now in the 256th year since the beginning of the American Revolution on March 22nd, 1765. “The shot heard round the world” occurred when British soldiers and minutemen—the colonists’ militia—exchanged gunfire at Lexington […]

The Bait and Switch Con Game to Destroy our 1787 Constitution

By Kelleigh Nelson “Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Congress has no power to disarm the militia. Their swords and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American.  The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where […]