Watch a Dramatic Use of a Gun in Self-Defense That Didn’t Make News

If a defensive use of a firearm goes unreported in the media and nobody hears about it, does it really count? I’m happy to report that the answer is a resounding “yes,” and I have evidence to prove it. A man who was patrolling his employer’s property to protect it from thieves, confronted by an … Continue reading Watch a Dramatic Use of a Gun in Self-Defense That Didn’t Make News

If the Government Prohibits Bump Stocks, Do They Need to Compensate Owners?

In 2018, Maryland Governor Lawrence Hogan signed into law Senate Bill 707, which prohibits a person from possessing any device that increases the rate at which a gun’s trigger is activated or the rate of fire increases. That includes bump stocks and other modifications. The new law bans the possession, sale, transfer, and purchase of such devices, … Continue reading If the Government Prohibits Bump Stocks, Do They Need to Compensate Owners?

The Blanket Ban on Felons Possessing Firearms Is Unconstitutional

In 2005, Raymond Holloway, Jr. pled guilty to driving under the influence, a misdemeanor under Pennsylvania law. Because Holloway had an earlier misdemeanor DUI, the 2005 offense was punishable by up to five years’ imprisonment. U.S. law prohibits anyone convicted of a misdemeanor crime punishable by more than two years’ imprisonment from possessing any firearm or ammunition. Since his 2005 … Continue reading The Blanket Ban on Felons Possessing Firearms Is Unconstitutional

Why Frederick Douglass, JFK, and Sam Adams Saw the Second Amendment as a Right That Preserves All Others

At a campaign event in New Hampshire earlier this year, Joe Biden addressed the topic of individual gun ownership and offered a glimpse into how progressive politicians view those who believe the Second Amendment to be sacrosanct. "Those who say 'The tree of liberty is watered with the blood of patriots,' a great line, well, … Continue reading Why Frederick Douglass, JFK, and Sam Adams Saw the Second Amendment as a Right That Preserves All Others

11 Cases of Defensive Gun Use That Show How Biden’s Key Picks Miss the Mark

Joe Biden has begun naming his picks for top political positions in a Biden administration, and it is already evident that many of them are not fans of Americans’ Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. For example, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra—Biden’s choice to head the Department of Health and Human Services—has spent the past three years defending … Continue reading 11 Cases of Defensive Gun Use That Show How Biden’s Key Picks Miss the Mark

The ATF Has Become a Rogue Agency That Turns Lawful Gun Owners Into Felons

What if government agents could, by declaration, make you into a criminal? What if, without legislative change, bureaucrats could decide that what was legal yesterday is a felony today? What if we were governed not by law, but by arbitrary statements telling us what we may or may not do? Unfortunately, those questions are not … Continue reading The ATF Has Become a Rogue Agency That Turns Lawful Gun Owners Into Felons

11 Incidents in Which Lawful Gun Owners Made a Difference

As the Supreme Court continued its decadelong silence in protecting the Second Amendment, Americans last month nevertheless proved that they understand the importance of the right to keep and bear arms. The FBI conducted a record-high 3.9 million background checks for firearms sales and transfers in June. The previous record of 3.7 million was set just this past March. … Continue reading 11 Incidents in Which Lawful Gun Owners Made a Difference

Charlamagne tha God and Killer Mike Urge Black Americans to Embrace the 2nd Amendment

In March, Princess Pope was forced to close her business—Guns and Roses Boutique, located in Dallas—because of the coronavirus. Then things got worse. Shortly after she was allowed to reopen, Pope’s store was vandalized and looted during the protests and riots that erupted following the death of George Floyd. “I can’t believe it,” Pope told … Continue reading Charlamagne tha God and Killer Mike Urge Black Americans to Embrace the 2nd Amendment

On Second Amendment, Supreme Court Abdicates Its Duty to Say What the Law Is

With today’s decision to deny all pending petitions raising Second Amendment issues—Cato had filed in three—the Supreme Court has abdicated its responsibility to say what the law is in this important and contentious area. For the last decade, lower courts have engaged in judicial disobedience, aiding and abetting many states’ hostility to the right to armed self‐​defense. They’ve also been … Continue reading On Second Amendment, Supreme Court Abdicates Its Duty to Say What the Law Is

The Myth That the US Leads the World in Mass Shootings

If you asked me this morning which nation has the most mass shootings in the world, I would have said, with perhaps a flicker of hesitation, the United States. This is a tad embarrassing to admit because I’m pretty familiar with shooting statistics, having written several articles on gun violence and the Second Amendment. Below … Continue reading The Myth That the US Leads the World in Mass Shootings