Armed Citizens Stop Attacks

By Todd Woodard John Lott, Jr. has done an interesting study of how often armed citizens like ourselves intervene to stop mass shooters. Bottom line: The rate of successful intervention is a lot more than FBI reporting says it is, which brings up more uncomfortable questions about the agency’s political bias. Dr. John Lott’s Crime […]

Sensible Second Amendment Logic 101

By Dr. Rich Swier A reader, h/t TJS, sent us the following ten steps to achieve Second Amendment logic. Please ponder these simple common sense statements. Enjoy. I’ve no problem with vigorous background checks when it comes to firearms. But, while we’re at it, let’s do the same when it comes to immigration, voter I.D.s, […]

As Murders Soar, FBI Buries the Data

By James D. Agresti Overview Based on a misunderstanding of new FBI data, NewsNation is reporting that 14,677 murders occurred in the U.S. during 2021, a supposedly large decline from 2020. In reality, that figure is far from complete, and comprehensive records from death certificates show that about 24,493 people were murdered in 2021. This is about: 1,000 more […]

Oregon Prepared To Institute ‘One Of The Most Extreme’ Gun Restrictions In The Country

By The Daily Caller Oregon voters are considering passing one of the most restrictive gun control measures in the country that would raise the barriers to purchase a firearm and place gun owners on a searchable database. Measure 114, often referred to as the Reduction of Gun Violence Act, is a ballot measure that will […]

The Coming Radical Political Shift

By Bruce Bialosky Editors’ Note: The following article defines today’s Democrat party accurately. One no longer has to dissect through their ‘moderate’ messaging that has hidden their true agenda for decades. What you are seeing is what we get when today’s Democrats have unbalanced power. The Founders’ design of our Republic made every citizen sovereign […]

PROJECT VERITAS: Katie Hobbs, who won’t debate Kari Lake, says “I don’t want to talk politics to anyone I don’t know”

By The Editors Arizona Democratic gubernatorial candidate Katie Hobbs said that she does not “want to talk politics to anyone” she doesn’t know, new footage released by Project Veritas shows. The video, released on Tuesday, shows how staffers for Hobbs’ campaign are attempting to conceal her position on firearms, and that they are trying to […]

FLORIDA: Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd doesn’t mince words, ‘Shoot looters on sight’

By Dr. Rich Swier TL, one of our readers, sent us a link to an article by Citizen Free Press in an email adding, I worked a bank robbery case with Grady when he was a rookie, my how he has changed over the years. Grady Judd is the sheriff of Polk County, Florida and […]

Supreme Court Overturns Massachusetts Unconstitutional Gun Control Law

By The Geller Report The Supreme Court is the last man standing in defense of our Constitutional rights. The case was considered a landmark ruling by the court, opening up the potential for new challenges to state and local restrictions on guns…… It is, essentially, a right to self defense. And this era of Democrat […]

‘We’re A Second Amendment State’: DeSantis Warns Off Prospective Ian Looters

By The Daily Caller Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a stern warning during a Friday press conference in Fort Myers to would-be looters in the wake of Hurricane Ian. “I can tell you in the state of Florida, you never know what may be lurking behind somebody’s home,” the governor cautioned, according to Fox News. “And […]

ATF Agent Caught Creating Illegal Gun Registry With Personal Cellphone

By Lee Williams Dave Nagel, one of three co-owners of Black Metal Firearms in Mesa, Arizona, said there was something odd about the inspector the ATF sent to audit his gun shop late last year. Pamela Scott, an Industry Operations Investigator, or IOI, from ATF’s Phoenix Field Division, showed up in December, 2021. Her audit lasted two […]

Gun Safety: Good Mother in a Bad Neighborhood

By Marcie Young No matter what country, state, or city you live in, every neighborhood has pros and cons. Most big cities in the United States tend to have “good” areas and “bad” ones, though it is unclear to me exactly what differentiates one from the other. What I do know is that too many […]

It’s ‘Unreasonable’ for Banks to Share Your Financial Info With the Government, 8 in 10 Americans Say

By Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) About a fifth, 21%, think it is reasonable. hat if your bank shared what you spent your money on with the federal government? By law, banks and other financial institutions (like car dealerships, jewelers, pawn shops) are required to report certain types of purchases people make to financial regulators. […]

McDonald’s CEO Warns Chicago Mayor Lightfoot that Soaring Crime is Leaving its Corporate Staff Too Terrified to Return to HQ

By The Geller Report Mayor Lori Lightfoot has allowed criminals to take over the once great city of Chicago. As such, we are now seeing a corporate exodus out of the Windy City. How long before McDonald’s follows Boeing, Citadel, the Chicago Bears and others out of Chicago? Not very long at this rate. The city […]

Jewish Gun Group Plans to Sue New York Over Law Banning Concealed Carry in Churches and Synagogues

By Michael Tennant A Jewish firearms organization is preparing to sue New York state over its new gun-control law, which prohibits most congregants from carrying a concealed weapon into a house of worship. The New York State Jewish Gun Club has “retained a civil rights attorney to challenge the law and is asking others to […]

Weekend Read: The Six Things Americans Should Know About the Second Amendment.

By Richard W. Stevens Editors’ Note:  This well-reasoned argument was made before several Supreme Court decisions which affirm, that the right to keep and bear arms, is an individual right.  Two important decisions in that regard were rendered just this year, even though the right of self-protection has long been part of our history and […]

Weekend Read: The Six Things Americans Should Know About the Second Amendment

By Richard W. Stevens Editors’ Note:  This well-reasoned argument was made before several Supreme Court decisions which affirm, that the right to keep and bear arms, is an individual right.  Two important decisions in that regard were rendered just this year, even though the right of self-protection has long been part of our history and […]

New York Banker: Gun, Ammunition Purchase Code ‘answers the call of millions’

By Steve Bittenbender Editors’ Note:  There are a number of highly disturbing trends embedded in this article. First and foremost, is the ability of Democrats to make an end run around the legislative process by engaging highly regulated industries for their cause. Whether it be electric vehicles from GM, suppression of free speech by Facebook […]

Giffords [Wife of Senator Mark Kelly] Opens Florida Office, Backs Anti-Gun Extremist Candidates

By Editors at Second Amendment Foundation Editors Note: Gabbie Giffords is the wife of Senator Mark Kelly of Arizona and a former liberal Congresswoman from southern Arizona. Kelly, who is making every effort to appear to be a moderate Democrat, is actually a staunch opponent of the Second Amendment. Don’t be fooled. Conversely, his Republican opponent […]

The FBI Secretly Pressured Americans To Waive Away Their Gun Rights

By The Daily Caller The FBI secretly provided forms to Americans between 2016 and 2019 to “voluntarily” relinquish their rights to own, buy or even use firearms, according to internal documents and communications.  The signed forms, which were unearthed by the firearms rights group Gun Owners of America (GOA), raise serious legal questions, lawyers say. “We’re into […]

How the James-Younger Gang’s Historic Defeat Showed the Importance of a Well-Armed and Responsible Citizenry

By Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) The outlaws met their match on September 7 in 1876. They fell not to federal marshals but to the townspeople of Northfield, Minnesota. “Mr. Watson, come here. I want to see you.” Thus spoke Alexander Graham Bell on March 10, 1876, in the world’s first successful telephone message. Twenty-two-year-old […]

President Biden: Ignorant Demagogue

By Neland Nobel President Biden was recently in Pennsylvania where he campaigned against “assault weapons” again, committing multiple egregious factual errors. The press describes such events as “gaffes” and the President as “gaffe-prone.” But simple factual errors occur so frequently, and most often in the context of major policy positions, that one must conclude either […]

WATCH: Biden Holds Midterm Election Rally in Pennsylvania—And Nobody Came!

By Dr. Rich Swier Well, well. Joe Biden is on the midterm campaign trail and he held a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on Thursday, August 30th, 2022. The theme of the rally was a “Safer America.” Interesting in that this comes after the FBI raid on a former president’s home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida and the […]

Governor Ron DeSantis on the Recommendation of a Grand Jury Removes 4 Broward County School Board Members

By Royal A. Brown III The gross negligence surrounding the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings in March 2018 was astounding including failures by the School District, the local FBI, the Broward Cowards in the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, including Sheriff Israel, and even the Administrator’s of the High School itself. Parents of children murdered […]

The Australia Model for Gun Control Is Useless

By Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) The case of gun control advocates for the U.S. to move to the Australia model for gun ownership is faulty at best. In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas, which left dozens dead and hundreds wounded, a great number of people have laid the blame on […]

These 11 Defensive Gun Uses Show Protective Benefits of Second Amendment

By Amy Swearer Editors’ Note: The collection of data is important to policy. Just as temperatures taken from heat islands can lead climatologists to wrong conclusions about “global warming”, so can incorrect data on the use of firearms can mislead policymakers. Professor John Lott is perhaps one of the best independent sources of information relating […]

With 87,000 New Agents on Way, 4 Facts About IRS Gun Arsenal

By Fred Lucas Some of the 87,000 new agents whom Democrats propose to hire at the Internal Revenue Service could come with some extra firepower. On Friday, House Democrats gave final passage to the tax and spending bill they dubbed the Inflation Reduction Act, which, among other things, would double the size of the IRS with 87,000 new […]

Why Karl Marx Supported Gun Rights—but Marxists Don’t

By Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) Karl Marx didn’t support the right of workers to bear arms because he saw it as an inalienable right. He supported gun rights because they were a means to an end. For just $10.77, people can go on Amazon and buy wall art of Ronald Reagan apparently defending the Second Amendment. […]

Guns Have More Rights Than Women in Polk County, Florida? What!

By Royal A. Brown III Two unhinged Letters to Ledger Editor were printed on August 7th, 2022 stating that guns are inanimate objects—they don’t have rights—however, we know that law abiding, gun owning citizens do under the 2nd Amendment to both defend themselves and defend against a tyrannical government, which we now have. The woman […]

Swipe For Tyranny, Oppression and Insane Lies

By The Geller Report “The moment we no longer have a free press, anything can happen. What makes it possible for a totalitarian or any other dictatorship to rule is that people are not informed; how can you have an opinion if you are not informed? If everybody always lies to you, the consequence is […]

Gun Sales Are Collapsing in Arizona

By Samuel Stebbins Editors’ Note: The statistics below should be compared with the next several six-month analyses following the SCOTUS New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen decision in favor of gun owners and their second amendment right for concealed carry without the need to show cause for that carry. Gun sales in […]