Trump’s Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Background Check ‘Idea’

Yesterday, a purported “idea” document reportedly being circulated among Republican senators and congressmen was leaked to the media. The document, entitled “Idea for New Unlicensed-Commercial-Sale Background Checks”, is both frighteningly vague and callous in its disregard for the Second and Fourth Amendments, as well as the federalist principles that animate the Commerce Clause. The document […]

More White House Noise and Big Brother Wants Data

This is TTAG’s weekly roundup of legal and legislative news affecting guns, the gun business and gun owners’ rights.  New Research on Red Flag Laws It can be hard to keep track of what’s what in the gun debate. With so many old, new, and varied “solutions” being proposed, it’s hard to stay in the […]

The NRA Still Has Phones and New York Has Red Flags

This is TTAG’s weekly roundup of legal and legislative news affecting guns, the gun business and gun owners’ rights.  The NRA and the President Both Have Phones, Apparently  Last week saw a host of reporting on the NRA’s chief executive having chats with one of the few people in the world embroiled in more controversy […]

The ‘Do Something’ Disease

This is TTAG’s weekly roundup of legal and legislative news affecting guns, the gun business and gun owners’ rights.  As you can probably imagine, this week has been an active one for those of us in the gun rights community. The push for national red flag laws and universal background checks in this last week […]

Federal Judge Uphold’s CA ‘Assault Weapons Ban – TTAG Weekly Gun Law Roundup

This is TTAG’s weekly roundup of legal and legislative news affecting guns, the gun business and gun owners’ rights.  California District Court Upholds “Assault Weapon” Ban We can’t know for sure what was going on behind the scenes at the Supreme Court in 2008 when Heller was decided. In addition to striking down DC’s categorical ban […]

Illinois Gun Dealers, ISRA, Push Back, Sue Over Gun Dealer Licensing Law – TTAG Gun Law Roundup

This is TTAG’s weekly roundup of legal and legislative news affecting guns, the gun business and gun owners’ rights.  Illinois Gun Dealer Oversight Law Challenged Last January, Illinois governor J. B. Pritzker signed into law a strict licensing regime for the state’s firearm dealers. It required any retailer selling guns in the state to go […]

Did Anyone Expect Anything Better from the Democrat Debates?

This is TTAG’s weekly roundup of legal and legislative news affecting guns, the gun business and gun owners’ rights.  The Dem Debates: Seriously, What Did You Expect? The Democrat presidential debates dominated media attention this week. I’ve always taken issue with characterizing these things as “debates” as when one thinks of a “debate,” one generally […]