2nd Amendment Under Fire
Citing a “categorical burden on the fundamental right to keep and bear arms,” the National Rifle Association is petitioning the Supreme Court to reverse decades-old regulations prohibiting the sale of handguns to people under the age of 21. The NRA’s petition to the Nation’s highest court challenges an October ruling handed down by the U.S. […]
Gun grabbers love to cite a statistic they claim bolsters their argument that America’s murder rate is higher than other developed countries, particularly European countries. The figure they cite is 4.7 cases of murder and nonnegligent manslaughter per 100,000 inhabitants.
Compared to the U.K.’s rate of 1.2 per 100,000 and France’s 1.1 per 100,000, that figure does seem high. But here’s a little nugget they won’t tell you. It comes thanks to some work by the American Thinker’s Randall Hoven, who has dug into the FBI’s crime statistics: Remove the murders committed by blacks and illegal aliens and the U.S. murder rate is 1.0 per 100,000, in line with Sweden’s, another country the gun grabbers will hold up in comparison.
The NAACP, the Nation’s oldest civil rights organization, is leading a charge to encourage lawmakers to introduce a set of legislative proposals to address what it believes are flaws in the legal system that led to the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin. “The killing of Trayvon Martin is a heartbreaking tragedy, but his […]
When it comes to restrictive gun laws, Chicago is a liberal utopia. Incidentally, it is also one of the most deadly and crime-ridden cities in the United States. But Chicago law enforcement officials, realizing that curtailing 2nd Amendment rights is not stopping deadly violence, have a new plan: They will send friendly letters to individuals […]
In February, Vice President Joe Biden said that Americans don’t need high-powered weapons for protection, because a shotgun will do just fine. In fact, Biden told his wife to fire a shotgun in the air if she was ever in danger at home. “If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barreled shot gun,” Biden […]
There have been a lot questions posed and comments made by pundits, the elected class and observers before, during and after the George Zimmerman trial that displayed an agenda on the part of some and a profound ignorance on the part of others. One of the worst is the question: Why was Zimmerman carrying a gun that night? Why indeed?
That the question would be posed by the gun grabbing punditry is not surprising. Their agenda is to muddle the understanding of the citizenry and create a sense that carrying a weapon is not only unusual, it’s downright weird. That the question would be repeated by the citizenry demonstrates the gun grabbers’ efforts have been successful and the citizenry is becoming increasingly ignorant.
In April, the small town of Nelson, Ga., passed an ordinance requiring the head of every household in town to own a gun and ammunition. Now the city is facing a Federal lawsuit filed by the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, which alleges the law isn’t Constitutional.
There has been no shortage of knee-jerk idiocy on the part of American educators in the months since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. So, one lawmaker felt the need to introduce a proposal that would dissuade school officials from spreading irrational fear about gun imagery by blocking Federal funds.
Geo Gun Marker, a smartphone app created by Walkingtools, which describes itself as “a loose confederation of software and related art or education projects,” allows users to electronically log the locations of “potentially unsafe guns and gun owners.” A description of the app, available at the Google Play store, reads as follows: Geolocate Dangerous Guns […]
Libertarian activist and radio host Adam Kokesh released a video showing himself loading a shotgun in the middle of Freedom Plaza in Washington on Thursday with the Capitol building clearly shown behind him. “We will not be silent, we will not obey, we will not allow our government to destroy our humanity,” Kokesh said as […]