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New Mexico Sheriff Stands for the U.S. Constitution

By Lyle J. Rapacki, Ph.D. The Sheriff in each county within the United States of America is the Chief Law Enforcement Officer of that county. NO ONE outranks the Sheriff! This fact is little discussed nor understood, but it is a true statement. Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association (to which I am a Life […]

The Changing Landscape of Gun Control: A Nuanced Debate

By Michael Infanzon Recent shifts in support for gun control measures in the United States have ignited fresh debates among politicians, interest groups, and the general public. The passage of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act a year ago seems to have become a watershed moment that has resulted in significant changes in public opinion (Congress, […]

BATF To Expand Rules On Who Must Have A Federal Firearm License

By Neland Nobel The Biden Administration, after suffering a string of judicial defeats on gun control, is now attempting to expand the definition of who can have a Federal License to deal in firearms. After repeated judicial defeats on bump stocks, frames, receivers, and braces, the Administration has decided to throw great uncertainty over who […]

This Is the Largest Gunmaker in Arizona

By Samual Stebbins The United States is the single largest civilian firearm market in the world. A recent Gallup poll found that 45% of Americans have a gun in their home. And many of those households have more than one, as the U.S. is the only country with more privately-owned guns than people. Whether for […]

Weekend Read: What Does The Second Amendment Really Mean?

By Charles M. Strauss Let’s take it word by word. “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” What is a “Militia”? What is a “well regulated” Militia (as opposed to a poorly regulated one)? What […]

CHICAGO: Democrat Alderwoman Asks Gang Members to Limit Their Shootings and Murders to Evening Hours

By Dr. Rich Swier If it weren’t for Democrat policies coddling criminals and encouraging crime, Chicago wouldn’t be the hellhole it is today. There is a direct connection between decades of Democrat rule (and not just in Chicago by any means) and rampant crime and corruption. How much are the residents of our once-great cities […]

Media, Politicians Chronically Mislead On Total Number Of ‘Mass Shootings,’ Data Analysis Shows

By Lyrah Panarigan and Anne Brown More than 97% of “mass shootings” that have occurred in the U.S. in the first six months of 2023 do not fit the “active shooter” type scenario driving the majority of new legislative proposals, a Daily Caller analysis of the Gun Violence Archive (GVA) shows. Stricter gun regulation favored by […]

Fifth Circuit Says Lifetime Firearms Ban for Marijuana Users is Unconstitutional

By Michael Infanzon Puff, puff, plink? In a recent landmark decision, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals[1] ruled that imposing a lifetime gun ban on marijuana users is unconstitutional. The case of US v. Daniels[2] centered around Patrick Daniels, a Mississippi man who had been arrested and sentenced to prison for possessing firearms as an […]

Second Amendment Foundation Challenges New “Firearm” Definition in VanDerStok v. Garland

By Michael Infanzon The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) has taken a bold stand against the Biden administration’s attempt to redefine firearm regulations in the case of VanDerStok v. Garland. The controversy centers around the government’s move to classify unfinished firearm frames and receivers as “firearms,” a decision that SAF believes goes beyond the established statutory […]

How Democrats and Their Media Allies Cooked Up a Phony Supreme Court ‘Legitimacy Crisis’

By Jarrett Stepman The legacy media has signaled that it’s all in on the Left’s cooked-up Supreme Court “legitimacy crisis.” This week, Senate Democrats plan to vote on Supreme Court ethics rules that are clearly meant to give them the ability to hector and harass the court to get the decisions they want. The vote […]

Bank of America Fined $250 Million for Illegal Practices: Are Conservative Lawmakers Holding Financial Institutions Accountable?

By Michael Infranzon The recent news of Bank of America being fined $250 million for engaging in illegal practices has once again raised concerns about the accountability of financial institutions. Bank of America’s Illegal Practices: Bank of America has been ordered to pay a substantial amount in penalties and customer compensation due to a range […]

America-Hating Reid Wouldn’t Go Out on 4th of July Because U.S. ‘is Awash with Guns’

By Discover The Networks Wednesday on MSNBC’s The ReidOut, unhinged racist Joy Reid said she did not leave her house on July 4 over fears of mass shootings because “America is awash with guns.” Reid said, “Sadly, there is nothing more quintessentially American than fireworks and gun violence.” Really? Americans who don’t hate this country would say that there […]

11 Defensive Gun Uses Show How Lawful Gun Owners ‘Get It Right’

By Amy Swearer Often lost in conversations about gun violence is the reality of who is responsible for the bulk of that violence. Most gun crimes aren’t committed by lawful gun owners but by a small subset of repeat violent offenders who already are prohibited from legally possessing firearms. At the same time, the vast […]

‘There’s a Remedy for Our Nation — and That Remedy Is Not Gun Control’: Congressman

By Family Research Council Waves of grief continue to break over Texas, as the tight-knit Allen community comes to grip with the weekend’s senseless shooting. As the names and pictures of Saturday’s victims were released by police, hearts across the country shattered at the news that two families had lost multiple loved ones. A six-year-old boy, orphaned […]

Amid Rising Antisemitism, Jews Are Embracing The Second Amendment

By The Daily Caller As antisemitism continues to climb in the U.S., the Jewish community has turned to the Second Amendment to protect themselves, according to several experts that spoke with the Daily Caller News Foundation. Tzvi Waldman, leader of the NYS Jewish Gun Club, told the DCNF that many synagogues can’t afford expensive private […]

Armed Teachers

By Dr. Thomas Patterson Americans were outraged to learn of the Nashville school shooting, where a transgender female shot and killed three children and three adults at a Christian school. As always, a fierce political debate broke out after the murders. Gun control advocates, mostly Democrats, again made impassioned and often vitriolic pleas for more […]

Four Underused Tools to Stop School Shootings

By James D. Agresti In the aftermath of school shootings, media outlets often amplify calls for gun control while ignoring or spurning evidence-based ways to protect students. Here are four life-saving tools they are missing or dismissing. Shatter-Resistant Entryways As documented in the academic journal Victims & Offenders, an “immediate and economical” way to protect […]

‘Not A Firearms Expert’: Biden’s ATF Chief Admits He Can’t Define What An ‘Assault Weapon’ Is

By Trevor Schakohl Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) Director Steve Dettelbach was unable to define the term “assault weapon” during his agency’s Tuesday budget request hearing before a House Appropriations subcommittee. Dettelbach told Republican Texas Rep. Jake Ellzey that he had expressed support for passing an assault weapons ban in Ohio during […]

Tennessee

By Bruce Bialosky Whenever one blinks these days, there is a new story about which people get hysterical.  Tennessee has always been best known for Nashville country music and Memphis barbeque.  But it has become focused currently on two cultural events that are related, but in their own way completely separate. You certainly are familiar […]

Anti-2A Kamala: ‘Weapons of War Have No Place on the Streets’

By Discover The Networks Thursday on FOX’s Jennifer Hudson Show, epically incompetent Vice President Kamala Harris declared that an “assault weapon” ban is reasonable. Kamala said, “When I look at the tragedies all over our country that have affected so many people so personally, and the senseless nature of it all. Here is the thing: first of all, […]

FACT CHECK: Has One In Five U.S. Adults Had A Family Member Killed By A Gun?

By Charlotte Whelan A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation claims that 19% of American adults say a family member was killed by a gun. They note that this includes death by suicide but fail to add any more context to the gripping headline. So how true or helpful is this claim? The biggest […]

That Kaiser Gun Study The Media Love Is Garbage

By David Harsanyi It’s become virtually impossible to find reliable data or polling on gun violence these days. A new Kaiser Family Foundation report being shared by virtually every major media outlet this week offers us a good example of why. The headlines report that “1 in 5 adults” in the United States claim that […]

Society-Wide Lack of Restraint a Cause of Mass Shootings: Mohler

By Family Research Council Only two weeks after the Covenant School shooting in Nashville, another mass murderer killed six people and wounded nine at a shooting at Old National Bank in Louisville, Ky. The incident was “absolutely horrifying and frightening,” Dr. Al Mohler, president of Southern Theological Seminary in Louisville, said on “Washington Watch,” but that should make it […]

First They Come for the Sheriffs, Then They Come for your Guns

By Kenneth R. Timmerman What I have feared for the past two years is coming true: the federal government has launched a selective and politically-motivated prosecution against a conservative sheriff, to get him out of the way. I have known Frederick County, Maryland Sheriff Chuck Jenkins for over a dozen years. Since he was first elected in […]

Biden Invites Expelled Tennessee Insurrectionist Democrats to the White House

By The Geller Report If you can’t see that the Democrats are engaged in a civil war, you’re already a slave. Furthermore, it bears nothing how the most senior Democrat leadership up the the Executive branch reveres and exalts violent insurrectionists. The GOP did not stand up for peaceful protesters calling for election integrity. Biden […]

Another Win for Bruen, This Time in Anti-gun Minnesota

By Bob Adelmann The effort by anti-gun Minnesota politicians to keep its citizens between the ages of 18 and 21 from keeping and bearing arms failed last week. But the ruling was closer than it appeared, and the state’s radical Muslim Attorney General Keith Ellison is appealing the decision. At issue is the state’s law […]

Epically Incompetent Kamala Heading to Nashville to Support the ‘Tennessee Three’

By Dr. Rich Swier Epically incompetent Vice President Kamala Harris is heading to Nashville to support the “Tennessee Three” lawmakers who voted against a school safety bill yesterday that seeks to place an armed guard in every school, according to Breitbart News. Reps. Gloria Johnson (D), Justin Jones (D), and Justin Pearson (D), voted against the school safety bill on […]

Tennessee House Votes To Boot Two Dem Members Who Joined With Mob In Capitol Protest

By The Daily Caller Editor’s note: This article has been updated. Tennessee’s Republican-held House voted Thursday to expel two out of three Democratic members for leading what House leadership called an “insurrection” at the state Capitol last week following Nashville’s school shooting. The House voted to expel Nashville Rep. Justin Jones 72 to 25 and Memphis Rep. […]

Chaos Unravels As Anti-Gun Activists Swarm Inside Tennessee Capitol

By The Daily Caller Hundreds of protesters swarmed the Tennessee State Capitol on Thursday demanding gun control in the wake of Monday’s deadly school shooting. Protesters showed up outside the capitol Thursday morning as lawmakers began their session, according to WKRN. Protesters were calling for stronger gun control following Monday’s shooting in which 28-year-old transgender Audrey Hale killed three nine-year-olds and three […]

WaPo Writer Agrees Transgender Killer Reacted Against Christian Brainwashing

By Catherine Salgado In the wake of the tragic shooting today that left three nine-year-olds and three school employees murdered, a sick Twitter user took to the platform to claim that, while murder is wrong, the shooter was just reacting to cruel indoctrination. You see, the murderer was a 28-year-old “transgender” woman named Audrey Hale […]