Why ‘Sin Taxes’ on Ammo Will Backfire

Sin taxes of all types have unintended consequences. A new proposal to impose a 50 percent tax on ammunition is no exception. Selective sales taxes imposed on certain politically disfavored goods are rife with misuse, rarely achieve their intended outcome, and disproportionately hurt the poor.

What Is The 'Fix NICS' Bill Congress Keeps Talking About?

Currently, there is a bill making its way through Congress known as the Fix NICS Act of 2017, commonly referred to as "Fix NICS," that is designed to close a major hole in current federal firearms legislation.

Florida Alert: Amid Bullying & Emotional Debate, Unconstitutional Bill Passes

Yesterday, in one of the most despicable displays of bullying and coercion the Florida House voted 67 to 50 to pass an unconstitutional bill that violates Second Amendment rights and punishes law-abiding citizens for the actions of a mentally ill teenager who murdered 17 people after Florida officials repeatedly refused to get him the help he needed.

Florida Alert: Amid Bullying & Emotional Debate, Unconstitutional Bill Passes

Yesterday, in one of the most despicable displays of bullying and coercion the Florida House voted 67 to 50 to pass an unconstitutional bill that violates Second Amendment rights and punishes law-citizens for the actions of a mentally ill teenager who murdered 17 people after Florida officials repeatedly refused to get him the help he needed.

Idaho: Self-Defense Legislation Passes Senate, To Be Heard Tomorrow

Tomorrow, March 8th, the Idaho House State Affairs Committee will hold a public hearing at 8:00am on Senate Bill 1313.  This important piece of legislation, which has the backing of law enforcement and prosecutors, will improve the ability of law-abiding citizens to defend themselves in Idaho and was passed by the state Senate with a 29-6 vote.  Please contact members of the House State Affairs Committee and strongly urge them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 1313!  Click the “Take Action” button below to contact committee members.

The left can't win on guns, so now they're trying to silence their opposition

While liberals protest that even requiring a free voter ID is racist because it discourages minorities from voting, they see no problem making concealed handgun permits cost $450 in Illinois or even more in other heavily Democratic states such as California, Connecticut or New Jersey. 

Aetna’s Big Gun Control Donation Shows It’s The Epitome Of Liberal Crony Capitalism

Just when conservatives couldn’t find enough reasons to oppose an Obamacare “stability” package — or the law itself — the health insurance industry generated another. Aetna’s CEO Mark Bertolini announced Tuesday the company would donate $200,000 to support the March for Our Lives gun control rally scheduled for later this month. Which raises an obvious question: If a company like Aetna can afford to make a six-figure contribution to a liberal gun control effort, why exactly did health insurers spend some of Tuesday asking for taxpayers to provide a multi-billion dollar “stability” package for the Exchanges?

Gun crackdowns have already led to too many federal abuses

Gun control advocates have called for prohibiting possession of AR-15 rifles — a ban that could create five million new felons overnight, since most owners would not meekly surrender their firearms at the nearest federal office. Others advocate outlawing all semi-automatic firearms — an edict first floated by the Clinton administration that would create tens of millions of new offenders.

Bloomberg funding behind gun control field trip

Gone are the often spontaneous political rallies of yore, when hippies and their ilk simply hit the streets for a cause. The upcoming March For Our Lives rallies planned around the nation in response to the Parkland school shooting last month are meticulously organized, bear carefully calibrated messages and boast vigorous social media. They also are strategically funded. Close to 500 of these marches are set for March 24, and many will receive financial help from a major gun control activist group — at the rate of $5,000 for each event.

PAC Florida Billboard Calls NRA 'Terrorist Organization'

A political action committee is calling the National Rifle Association a "terrorist organization" in a new billboard in Florida.The Pensacola News Journal reports the sign was funded by Mad Dog PAC, registered in December by former Bill Clinton administration staffer Claude Taylor. The PAC is running a billboard campaign aiming targeting House Republicans before the midterm elections.

Man Sues to Limit AR-15s, Hoping for a Precedent

The lawsuit was filed by Dr. Justin Timperio, 29, a medical resident who was seriously injured in June 2017 by a gunman with an AR-15 who killed one doctor and injured five other people at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center. It aims in part to be a test case weighing the founding fathers’ intent in crafting the Second Amendment against George Washington’s idea that individuals need to give up a share of their liberty to preserve the rest.

Vilifying Gun Owners Doesn’t Lead to a Better Society

Last week, outdoor gear retailer REI became the latest business to pledge its fealty to the raging culture war against wrongthink. It's a high-stakes move that's unlikely to end well for the activists pushing the effort.

In Defense of 'Gunsplaining'

"Gunsplaining," Weinstein declares, "is always done in bad faith. Like mansplaining, it's less about adding to the discourse than smothering it." Were it not for those condescending gun snobs picking apart every rhetorical misstep, we would spend less time arguing over little details and more time having reasoned discussions over just which firearms restrictions we should implement next.Weinstein does mention that gun control advocates sometimes get their facts wrong, and that they'll even exploit their supporters' lack of knowledge to build support for gun control legislation. Yet this phenomenon seems almost incidental to him; he saves his real fire for Second Amendment fans on Facebook and for inflammatory quotes from Joe the Plumber (remember him?).

'Assault Weapon' Banners Assert False Distinctions Because the Real Ones Are Silly

That is one possible explanation. Alternatively, it could be that Republican legislators oppose an "assault weapon" ban because they think it is not worth supporting. The latter interpretation gains credibility when you notice that supporters of such legislation, rather than offering a logical argument in its favor, tend to treat it as self-evidently dictated by "common sense." When they try to do more that, the best they can offer is misdirection and obfuscation.

Oregon: Age Discrimination Suit Against Dick's Sporting Goods and Walmart for Refusing to Sell Rifle to 20-Year-Old

Oregon is one of the states that bans retailers from discriminating based on age against customers age 18 and above. The Oregon statute says it generally applies to any person who is "of age," which appears to mean 18, the age of majority in Oregon, at least for those products that are legal to sell to 18-to-20-year-olds (as long guns are in Oregon). Indeed, the statute specifically mentions alcohol and marijuana sellers for special treatment, but makes no such special provision for gun sellers:

Michigan Lawsuit Against Dick's Sporting Goods for Age Discrimination in Gun Sales

In Fulton v. Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc., filed yesterday, an 18-year-old plaintiff is suing over Dick's refusing -- based on his age -- to sell him a rifle. Michigan law categorically prohibits age discrimination except where allowed by other provisions (which would include laws banning alcohol sales to under-21-year-olds, the federal law banning handgun sales by licensed gun dealers to under-21-year-olds, and the like):

New York: Flurry of Gun Control Bills in Albany, but Little Common Ground

Collectively, the State Senate and Assembly passed 20 bills within a 24-hour period Monday and Tuesday, touching on everything from placing armed guards in schools across the state to banning the possession of bump stocks, which allow semiautomatic rifles to fire almost as fast as machine guns. But the approach of each chamber’s legislation left little hope for common ground, with the Republican-led Senate emphasizing security and school safety, and the Democrat-dominated Assembly pushing to strengthen background checks, seize guns from dangerous individuals and prevent domestic abusers from obtaining weapons.