VA Gov. Northam Declares Emergency, Bans Guns From Capitol Square for VCDL Lobby Day

On Friday, the now Democrat-controlled Virginia Legislature reversed a decades-old policy and banned citizens from carrying firearms in the capitol and legislative office buildings. Now, as we get closer to Monday’s VCDL Lobby Day event on the capitol grounds in Richmond — which is expected to draw thousands of gun rights supporters — the Associated […]

Virginia’s Legislature Has Become a Fact-Free Gun Zone

By Dennis Petrocelli, MD If the Bloomberg-financed gun confiscation crowd gets anything right, it is their consistently beguiling messaging. In the same way that The Force in Star Wars bends the will of the weak-minded, confiscationists use language that requires us first to disabuse the public of their empty rhetoric before we can actually discuss the facts about […]

Spartacus Down: Cory Booker Ends His Presidential Campaign

Trying to judge the most anti-gun Democrat in the 2020 presidential nomination field is like trying to determine which which TV talking head is the most insipid and annoying. Each one is so qualified and the differences are so slight that comparisons are futile. But with media clowns like Eric Swalwell and Robert Francis O’Rourke […]

Setting A New NICS Background Check Record and the Virginia Seesaw Keeps Tilting

  This is TTAG’s weekly roundup of legal and legislative news affecting guns, the gun business and gun owners’ rights. For a deeper dive into the topics discussed here, check out this week in gun rights at FPC.  2019’s NICS background check record On Monday the FBI announced that in 2019 it conducted 28,369,750 background checks via NICS […]

Answering the NRA’s Call, Virginia Gun Owners Crowd the Capitol for Gun Control Hearings

The newly Democrat-controlled Virginia legislature begins hearing testimony on a raft of gun control bills today at the capitol in Richmond. Bills under consideration include an “assault weapons” ban, “large capacity” magazine ban, red flag confiscations, universal background checks and more. Hearings today will be held by the Senate Courts of Justice Committee. The NRA […]

After Rampant Noncompliance, New Zealand Police Using Social Media Posts to Target Gun Owners

New Zealand doesn’t have firearms registration so police are getting creative in finding other ways to determine who owns them. And they’re apparently targeting critics of PM Jacinda Ardern’s failed gun-grabbing scheme. This is for a lever-action .22LR that’s designed to hit paper or be used to hunt bunnies. What happened to going after the “weapons […]

The UK’s Guardian Stokes Fear of Armed Insurrection in Virginia and the Start of the ‘Boogaloo’

The effort to discredit those in Virginia who happen to disagree with the flood of anti-gun laws being pushed by newly-empowered Democrats is well under way. Anyone challenging the gun-grabbing proposals under consideration in the state legislature is being portrayed as a racist, a white supremacist, or an anti-government militia type. Or some blend of […]