August NICS Background Checks Another New Record

Background checks completed in the FBI’s National Instant Background Check system totaled 2,073,296 in August, a 7.7% increase over 2017. That’s the highest number for August since NICS was established in 1998. For reference, the August 1999 NICS total was 703,394 about one-third of the current total. More and more NICS checks are being used […]

Help TTAG Fight Anti-Gun Propaganda!

Our opponents in the Civilian Disarmament Industrial Complex use wild accusations and appeals to fear and emotion to further their goal of a gun-free populace. That’s because they don’t have the facts on their side. They conveniently avoid mentioning details like…medical errors result in seven to twelve times more deaths than guns do every year. […]

The Dept. of Education Can’t Count, Produces Wildly Overstated School Shooting Statistic

The US Department on Education — a federal agency with no clear purpose or need — conducts something called the Civil Rights Data Collection survey every two years. They ask all 96,000 public schools around the country hundreds of questions about all aspects of their operations, ostensibly to better craft education policy. They’ve just published […]

Trump Era July NICS Continues Trend of 2018 as Second Highest Gun Sales Year on Record

The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) continued to record near-record numbers in July. During the 2016 election cycle, the fear of a Clinton presidency pushed gun sales and, correspondingly, NICS background checks to an all-time record high. Many people thought sales and NICS checks would crater once President Trump was elected. But both […]

Review: Homemade and Deadly – Craft Production of Small Arms in Nigeria

HOMEMADE AND DEALY: Craft Production of Small Arms in Nigeria by Authors Mathias Nowak and André Gsell, June of 2018, 19 pages. This remarkable briefing paper provides a fascinating look into the underground production of personal firearms in Nigeria.  It also provides an instructive illustration of the basic limitations of gun control laws. Nigeria has had […]

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