Second Amendment

Apocalypse fever

Featured image One of our gimlet-eyed friends has asked for anonymity to report from the firing line. He calls himself Ammoboy. I’ll give you his name when you pry it from my cold, dead lips. We are happy to protect his identity with a nod to our beloved humor columnist and grateful for the opportunity to put forward his modest proposal. He writes: I shoot a lot. Three times a week minimum, »

Joe Biden explains

Featured image Pressing the flesh with factory workers in Detroit today, Joe Biden was challenged on his Second Amendment views by a man in the crowd (CNBC account here, video below). Here we see something of a throwback to the old Biden — the freedom with the facts, the logic chopping, the fake manliness, the bullying style. The Detroit man has taken note of Biden’s delegation of gun control duties to Bobby »

Thoughts from the ammo line

Featured image Ammo Grrrll explores the deep meaning of the RUGER SHIRT. She writes: Last Wednesday, I had a really good day at the Tactical Range. I’m sure we’ve all had them; you remember all your mechanics and execute well. Your weapon is really sighted in and seems to be almost incapable of missing the x-ring. You are – to use a popular sports figure of speech – IN THE ZONE. That’s »

Pro-Gun Rally In Richmond Is Peaceful; Liberals Hardest Hit [Updated]

Featured image Today an estimated (by police) 22,000 people demonstrated at the Virginia capitol in Richmond in favor of Second Amendment rights, which are being threatened by the newly-elected Democratic majority in that state’s legislature. Liberal news outlets were hoping the rally would turn violent, and their disappointment when it didn’t was palpable. Thus, the Washington Post: And CBS: And CNN: The Babylon Bee headlines: “Media Offers Thoughts And Prayers That Someone »

90% of Virginia’s Counties Are Gun Sanctuaries

Featured image I am tempted to say that the Democrats’ pre-ordained, 100% partisan impeachment vote is the bottom story in today’s news. But that might be a slight overstatement, so I am grateful to my Power Line partners who have the patience to delve into something so boring and insignificant. While impeachment might not be at the very bottom, there were any number of more important news stories today, like this one: »

A Pensacola Postscript

Featured image It is still not clear whether Pensacola murderer Mohammed Alshamrani was part of an extremist Muslim cell or acted alone, although some of his fellow Saudis evidently shared his political views and bloodthirstiness. For now, I want to salute the contribution of Joshua Watson, 23 years old, who was one of Alshamrani’s three victims. Watson graduated from the Naval Academy in June and was stationed at Pensacola because he wanted »

Ignorance on Guns: Common, But Inexcusable

Featured image It is remarkable how little most people who are adamantly opposed to firearms know about them. In general, of course, blissful ignorance of guns is perfectly fine. But if you are a legislator, and you set out to ban something, you do have a duty to know what it is you want to make illegal. Sheila Jackson Lee is the latest to embarrass herself. She wants to ban America’s most »

Dear San Francisco

Featured image The City of San Francisco recently adopted a resolution labeling the National Rifle Association a “domestic terrorist organization” and threatening to boycott anyone who does business with the NRA. In response to this despicable act, the NRA, the nation’s largest and most effective civil rights organization, has produced this video. Dear San Francisco…. »

Democrats vs. the Constitution

Featured image One of the more shocking aspects of last week’s Democratic debate was the cavalier manner in which the Constitution was treated. Beto O’Rourke said he intends to confiscate guns that were legally purchased by law-abiding Americans, and put out a t-shirt to that effect immediately after the debate. Kamala Harris said the same thing, and when Joe Biden pointed out that the government lacks power to do what she proposed, »

Some Comments on Guns

Featured image I wholeheartedly endorse the conservative plan to reduce homicides that Paul wrote about earlier today. With respect to the latest round of mass shootings, I haven’t yet had time to delve into the statistics, but here are a few observations. First, the last couple of mass shooters likely are copycats. More than anything else, giving less press coverage to mass shootings, and especially refusing to publish “manifestoes,” would reduce the »

Blow Struck for Civil Rights In California

Featured image Yesterday, Judge Roger Benitez of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California handed down an 86-page decision holding that California’s ban on magazines that contain more than ten rounds violates the Second Amendment. Judge Benitez’s decision is closely reasoned and unsparing in its dismantling of the feeble evidentiary case made on behalf of the state. It is premised largely on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in District »

Connecticut Supreme Court Makes War On Civil Rights

Featured image The Connecticut Supreme Court has issued a terrible ruling, opening the way for survivors and heirs of Sandy Hook victims to sue Remington Arms Company. The decision flies in the face of federal law and the Constitution, and will be reversed by the U.S. Supreme Court. It can be understood only as a political, not a legal, action. The Connecticut Supreme Court Thursday narrowly reversed a ruling by a lower »

“Armed and Ready”

Featured image Liberals tell us that ordinary citizens have no reason to own firearms. If they had their way, they would ban private gun ownership. Failing that, they would require anyone wanting to buy a firearm to justify the purchase by showing some kind of special need. Kristin Kasiskas is a public school science teacher who lives, with her husband, in northwestern Wisconsin. I don’t suppose the Kasiskases would have been able »

How Gun Ownership Saves Lives

Featured image In the United States, burglars generally try to break into homes that are unoccupied. We tend to take this fact for granted, but it isn’t true everywhere. There are advantages to breaking into residences when the owners are home: you can force them to tell you where valuables and drugs are kept, rather than having to search. And if a woman is present you may choose to assault her. This »

Speaking of turkeys

Featured image The Minnesota attorney general’s race offers a fascinating case study in the current state of the Democratic Party. DFL candidate is a radical leftist who is unfit for office. His political career is predicated on bald lies minimizing his long and active membership in the Nation of Islam hate cult. He is a long-time hater of the police, the record of which he has lied about in the current campaign »

What’s Wrong With Those Texans?

Featured image That’s the question the Associated Press asks, following the school shootings in Santa Fe: “School shooting may not bring change to gun-loving Texas.” Guns are so hard-wired into Texas culture that last week’s deadly rampage at Santa Fe High School is considered unlikely to result in any significant restrictions on access to weapons in the Lone Star State. *** [T]he state’s 20-year dominance by the Republican Party all but guarantees »

Repeal the 2nd Amendment? Yes, Please Try

Featured image Liberals increasingly are coming out of the closet, admitting that what they have wanted all along is to ban, or limit to an extreme degree, private ownership of firearms. This would require, as a starting point, repeal of the Second Amendment, which more and more liberals now admit they favor. Earlier today, InstaPundit linked to a marvelous 2015 column by Charles Cooke. Not much has changed since then. Cooke notes »