WA Lieutenant Governor Refuses to Attend ‘State of State’ Ceremony, Fearing Concealed Carriers

Yesterday,  Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib of Washington singled himself out as the only WA elected official who was absent from the state’s annual State of State ceremony. That means he wasn’t there to hear his fellow Democrat Governor Jay Inslee deliver the 2019 State of the State address. Again, every other statewide elected official was in […]

Woman Acquitted of First-Degree Murder Charge in Controversial Self-Defense Case

Victims of domestic violence sometimes use guns in self-defense against their spouses or even parents. After a six-day trial and a four-hour deliberation, a jury decided Monday that this was what happened between Ashley Hunter of Foristell, Missouri and her late husband, Nicholas Hunter. The couple had been wedded for under a year when the fatal shooting […]

Pittsburgh Mayor to DA Zappala: “Arrest Me” Over Proposed Gun Control Legislation

Tensions have been high in Pittsburgh over the last few weeks. After the city’s mayor, Bill Peduto, said he wanted to pass an “assault weapons ban” and red flag law within city limits, pro-2A activists rallied in protest. After all, such gun control measures passed by the city would defy Pennsylvania’s state-wide pre-emption law. Nevertheless, gun […]

Three Separate 2018 Studies Found Zero Evidence That Universal Background Checks Prevent Gun Deaths

Of all gun policies, universal background checks receive the strongest support from Americans on both left and right, as indicated by many surveys over the years. However, things aren’t always popular for good reasons. Case in point: Over this past year, three separate studies investigating the effects of comprehensive background checks (CBCs) have come up […]

Pittsburgh City Councilman: Violating the Constitution is Fine if You’re “On the Right Side of History”

Two weeks ago, gun rights supporters rallied in Pittsburgh to protest the mayor’s plan to defy Pennsylvania’s state-wide preemption law and enact an “assault weapons ban” and red flag law within the city. Nevertheless, the Pittsburgh city council plans to vote on gun control legislation for the city by mid-February. From the NRA-ILA, here’s why the city council doesn’t […]

Burglar Shot Dead in Self-Defense, Accomplices Charged With Felony Murder

As the firearms community knows well, the United States doesn’t do things quite the same way other nations do. One controversial principle, some form of which exists in most U.S. jurisdictions, is the felony murder doctrine, which concerns accomplice liability. Accomplice liability is exactly what you’d think: If you and your buddy break into a house and your […]

ATF: No, Queer People Can’t Refuse to Identify as Male or Female When Buying a Gun

Recently, someone at the NSSF decided to ask the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives about genderqueer firearm purchasing. For example, let’s say an individual walks into a gun store with one of the non-binary drivers’ licenses that are issued in certain jurisdictions. Legally, on both the driver’s license and birth certificate, that individual’s sex […]