81% of Black Americans Want the Same or More Police Presence in Their Neighborhoods

Gun control laws are rooted in racism in this country and disproportionately affect lower income people. These restrictions make keeping and bearing arms more expensive and difficult for people most often affected by crime. Those two facts probably play a large part in Gallup finding that, despite cities defunding and cutting back police services nationwide, […]

Herman: Austin Shooting May Have Involved Two Law-Abiding People With the Legal Right to Attempt to Kill Each Other

“We simply ask that anybody who might want to criticize Sgt. Perry’s actions, picture themselves trapped in a car as a masked stranger raises an assault rifle in their direction and reflect upon what they might have done if faced with the split-second decision faced by Sgt. Perry that evening.” The most important part of […]

Michael Bloomberg’s ‘The Trace’ Rolls Out Their New Gun Sales Tracking Database

Our friends who run Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun agitprop generation operation, TheTrace.org, have introduced a new tool to illustrate the current gun sales surge and put in in perspective historically. They say they’re cobbling together their numbers using data from Small Arms Analytics along with the noted firearms experts at BuzzFeed News and the New York […]

The Intersectionality of ‘Gun Violence’ Is Presenting a Challenge to Anti-Gunners’ Ability to Concentrate

The activists who organized after the Parkland shooting say they have built up their organizing capacity since then, and they remain committed to making at least as significant a difference in 2020 as they did in 2018. But this year, they say, a big part of that will mean building solidarity with organizers confronting racial […]

Gun Boom Rolls On: 1.8 million Background Checks in June, Up 122% Over 2019

From the NSSF: The July 2020 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,848,307 is an increase of 122.5 percent compared to the July 2019 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 830,579. For comparison, the unadjusted July 2020 FBI NICS figure 3,614,192 reflects an 80.3 percent increase from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 2,004,277 in July 2019. Please note: Twenty-five states currently have at least one […]

Minneapolis Police Tell Citizens to Give Up Their Property, Give In to Criminals

This is a natural result of hamstringing and defunding police departments. We’ve seen a similar situation in Seattle when the chief of police notified businesses that, given new prohibitions on the use of less lethal tools, Seattle cops are virtually helpless in stopping property crimes. Business owners are therefore on their own. Cities like Minneapolis, […]