Forget Background Checks, Now It’s Mental Health Screenings Before Ammunition Purchases

Why mess around with California’s capitulation when it comes to restricting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans? Face it, the Golden State’s new requirement for background checks before you can purchase ammunition is for gun-controlling wimps. No true gun-grabber would settle for such half measures. A Detroit politician has a much better idea; don’t […]

What Does ‘Responsible Gun Ownership’ Mean?

By MarkPA Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership is devoted to…responsible run ownership. The presumption is that there really is such a thing as “responsible” gun ownership distinguishable from “irresponsible” gun ownership. Let’s think about what that might mean. The debate over gun control and gun rights is highly polarized. So much so that one might say that […]

Maryland’s ‘Rapid Fire Trigger Activator’ Law Goes Into Effect Oct. 1. Here’s What You Can Do Now

Maryland’s bump stock ban bill, also knows as SB 707, was signed into law by Governor Larry Hogan back in April. Because guns. Maryland Shall Issue filed suit in June, arguing the new law is an unconstitutional taking and unreasonably vague. Yesterday, however, a US District Court judge denied Maryland Shall Issue’s request to keep […]

As Gun Owners, Why Do We Live in Fear?

By P.A. Deacon If you are a regular reader of TTAG you will have seen the reports about the record-breaking NICS background checks performed by the FBI. Every month seems to show more FBI NICS checks than the month before. This past August, the NICS check system totaled 2,073,296 checks making it the “highest number for […]

Politics Trumping Science in Support of Gun Control. Again.

By Thomas E. Gift, MD An editorial by Dr. Frederick Rivera and co-authors regarding firearm ownership appears in the August 28 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association—“Firearm-Related Mortality: A Global Public Health Problem” . The authors of this editorial review a report in the same journal, “Global Mortality from Firearms, 1990-2016”, seeking […]

Joe Manchin Shoots Another Bill in New Campaign Ad

You remember Joe Manchin. He’s the West Virginia Senator who became famous for demonstrating his pro-gun cred back in 2010 by running a campaign spot in which he shot a hole in a cap-and-trade bill that threatened his state’s coal industry. Ol’ Tailgunner Joe made sure to superimpose an NRA insignia on that video to […]

Judge to Hear Arguments Today in NRA Suit vs. New York Gov. Cuomo

In the (not so) olden days, we had Operation Choke Point. That was the Obama Justice Department’s 2013 effort to squeeze firearms-related firms by threatening banks and other financial institutions that dared to do business with them. That legal and financial intimidation finally ended in 2017 with the change of administrations. Now that the federal government’s […]