2nd Amendment Under Fire
Magpul, maker of gun accessories like grips, mounts, sights and magazines, was among the first firearms companies to take a principled stand against gun control laws passed last year in Colorado, where the company had done business for the past 14 years.
California residents are lining up to beat a new ban on unregistered shotguns and rifles, as a law that creates a State registry for long guns is set to go into effect at the start of the new year. The law, passed in 2011, basically treats all long guns sold after Jan. 1, 2014 as handguns.
Despite the efforts of 2nd Amendment revisionists to link mass shootings and urban violence with Americans’ Constitutionally protected right to bear arms, public will remains on the side of the 2nd Amendment.
In the year since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary school renewed calls for stricter gun laws, the political back-and-forth has made stock in firearms manufacturers one of the best-performing investments on Wall Street for 2013.
A Florida appeals court has ruled that a State university in Jacksonville can’t ban guns from being stored in cars parked on campus. That may be a small victory for the 2nd Amendment, but it is a victory.
The U.S. Senate voted Monday to renew a ban against firearms that can pass undetected through metal detectors, but rejected calls to update the law in response to the advent of plastic guns made with 3-D printers.
That will come soon. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) called for an update of the law, saying, “This isn’t science fiction anymore. … Someone can make a gun in their basement.”
Last week, Lt. Col. Robert Bateman, who has billed himself as “an infantryman, historian and prolific writer,” wrote a blog post for Esquire, breathlessly exclaiming that a comprehensive gun-grab in the United States is long overdue. His argument is idiotic on its face.
New York City is sending notices to gun-owning residents — who already must register their weapons and obtain city-specific ownership permits — telling them they must turn in, dispose of or modify any rifles or shotguns equipped to fire more than five rounds of ammunition.
The New York Post recently pointed out an interesting fact about Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), the gun control project started by outgoing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino: Some of its members haven’t fared so well in staying on the right side of all the other laws they’re sworn, as mayors, to uphold.
The NFL has rejected a paid Super Bowl commercial from firearm manufacturer Daniel Defense, even though the spot appears not to violate the league’s policy on weapons advertising because the commercial in question makes no mention of firearms. The commercial would have aired during Super Bowl XLVIII in February.