Dana Loesch to Dems: Embrace the Gun Vote or Keep Losing Elections

Fiery conservative Dana Loesch gave a speech to the Conservative Political Action Convention today, in which she warned Democrats that unless they embraced the legions of blue collar gun owners in “flyover country” they would continue to lose Presidential elections. Mrs. Loesch, who was recently appointed to be NRA jefe Wayne LaPierre’s point person on […]

Ted Cruz Talks Guns, Courts at CPAC

Senator Ted Cruz brought the crowd to their feet when he entered the room at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Thursday, and he didn’t disappoint the crowd of conservative activists who had gathered to hear him speak. In a freewheeling conversation with commentator Mark Levin, the Texas Solon declared that Washington Democrats have […]

Is Supreme Court Nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch Good or Bad for Gun Rights?

Judge Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court caused a minor kerfuffle among Second Amendment advocates. Judge Gorsuch’s philosophy of textual originalism and strict adherence to precedent prompted comparisons between the Colorado jurist and the late Antonin Scalia. However . . . Some say the few cases Gorsuch handled that touch the Second Amendment suggest that he might […]

BREAKING: Fourth Circuit Upholds Maryland Rifle, Magazine Ban

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 Act of 2013 (FSA), passed in the panic following the attack on the Sandy Hook elementary school. The law banned the possession of certain semiautomatic center fire […]

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

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 First Amendment’s ban on abridgments to freedom of speech. Enacted by the Florida Legislature in 2011, FOPA was intended to stop physicians and other healthcare providers […]

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 USA PAC, funded by billionaire plutocrat Michael Bloomberg. It’s not surprising then that he might look for ways to show some ROI for his campaign paymasters. His […]

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: we haven’t had a major handgun design improvement in decades now. What’s the next one going to be? I’d say that there have been three […]

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 issue” gun license laws. What hasn’t gotten a lot of attention lately is that the bill – H.R. 38 – also aims at bringing some relief […]