Are You European and Want a Gun? Be Swiss!

The Swiss have always had a lot of guns and significant freedom. As Machiavelli noted in “The Prince” in 1517: “Moreover, a Republic trusting to her own forces, is with greater difficulty than one which relies on foreign arms brought to yield obedience to a single citizen. Rome and Sparta remained for ages armed and […]

DeSantis Gunhide Question of the Day: The Trace’s Five Questions On Gun Control

The Trace is nothing if not deceptive perceptive. The anti-gun agit-propagators know that the Democrats’ newfound love for gun control puts their cause in a dicey position. Ms. Clinton’s full-on support for civilian disarmament could well prove that those who don’t learn from political history are condemned to repeat it; the Dems’ presidential nominee could lose key battleground […]

Random Thoughts About Last Night’s Shootings in Austin

“A manhunt was underway in Austin after a gunman opened fire on a crowded downtown street as bars were closing Sunday, killing one person and wounding four others,” reports. “Austin Police Chief of Staff Brian Manley said five people were shot shortly after 2 a.m. on Sixth Street, a bustling 7-block entertainment district lined with historic buildings […]

Gun Review: Beretta 950B

(This is a reader-submitted review as part of our gun review contest. See details here.) By Eugene Hamrick Going to the local gun shop and looking at the used gun section often ends with me drooling over the SIG SAUER collection that I can’t afford and leaving disappointed. Occasionally I will buy something on the cheap […]

Gunjitsu! Just Thought I’d Leave This Here

A couple of points. First, move and shoot. Whether you’re facing a garden variety bad guy or a team of terrorists, standing still is an excellent way to get yourself killed. Second, always practice drawing from concealment. This a California-based class; none of these students can open carry. The most important element of armed self-defense: getting your […]

The Associated Press is Not A Friend of Ours, Even When They Try to Be

The Associated Press’ story Why couples, women and the elderly are purchasing guns is a perfect example of the news org’s anti-gun bias. While the majority of the article is perfectly serviceable — offering vignettes of “unexpected” Americans exercising their Second Amendment-protected right to keep and bear arms — the AP just had to inject anti-gun quotes from […]

Are Our Hospitals Targets for Terrorist Attacks?

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. John Eden writes [via] With the increase in terrorist activity by ISIS around the globe and the influx of Syrian refugees and ISIS cells into North America, we have to ask ourselves: what will be their targets and how will they attack? In his book When Terror Returns, John Giduck describes the […]