BREAKING: Fourth Circuit Upholds Maryland Rifle, Magazine Ban

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A divided Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals has just upheld the Maryland law banning certain rifles and magazines, in the matter of Kolbe v. Hogan. The case centered on the Maryland Firearm Safety…

Course Review: Rick’s Firearm Academy Michigan CPL Class

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The rain was coming down in buckets that Saturday afternoon. A good thing, given that all of southeast Michigan was in a drought at the time. Still, it curtailed most…

BREAKING: Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Florida ‘Docs vs. GLOCKs’ Law

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On Thursday, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down key parts of Florida’s Firearm Owners Privacy Act (a/k/a the “Docs vs. GLOCKs” law, and “FOPA”*) holding that the act’s provisions violated the…

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Connecticut Governor Moves to Increase Fees for Constitutionally Protected Right to Keep and Bear Arms

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy is no friend to gun owners. In 2014, the Governor of the ironically named Constitution State received at least $1.7 million from the anti-gun Independence…

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On the Design of Everyday Guns

I just finished reading Don Norman’s The Design of Everyday Things, and John Farnham’s article about poor choices in design and marketing made by firearm manufacturers. That got me thinking:…

Paris Machete Attacker Dropped Like an Indiana Jones Villain

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UPDATE: The Associated Press is now reporting that a French prosecutor has identified the attacker as a national of the United Arab Emirates, who entered France on January 26 on…

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Judge Neil Gorsuch: A Constitutional Originalist Skeptical of Executive Power

My first thought upon learning that Judge Neil Gorsuch had been nominated to the Supreme Court was about how weird it was for the first time in eight years to hear the…

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Will the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act Liberate New Jersey Gun Owners?

There’s been a lot of talk about the recently-submitted Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act and how it will benefit concealed carry license holders in the forty-one states that have constitutional carry or “shall…

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Mosque Attacker Was Canadian Armed with an AK-47

  Canadian authorities are holding one under suspicion of carrying out the attack on the Quebec City mosque that Dan wrote about last night: Alexandre Bissonnette, a 27 year old resident of the…

Sad Trump ‘Resistance’ Led by a Disarmed Population

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The reason the Second Amendment exists, in the words of 19th century jurist and scholar Joseph Story, is to prevent “unprincipled and ambitious rulers [from] subvert[ing] the government or trampl[ing]…

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Appeals Court Strikes Down Chicago Ban on Gun Ranges

Zoning laws are a peculiarly American way of legally barring people we don’t like from doing things we find aesthetically unappealing with their own property. Occasionally, though, one of these…

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Attack on Mexican Music Festival; 5 Killed, 15 Injured

UPDATE ON 1/17: Family members confirmed in a statement to Fox 31 News that an American, 18-year-old Alejandra Villanueva of Denver, Colorado, was one of the festival attendees killed in…