Why Does the Second Amendment Refer to “The People”?

By MarkPA Madison’s draft of the Second Amendment declares that “the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”.  He could have left out “of the People” without loss of meaning if he intended to guarantee that natural right to all. Alternatively, he could have defined the class of protected persons with some other term.  For […]

Mark Cuban Puts Up an Epic Second Amendment Airball

By Larry Keane Mark Cuban might be a billionaire entrepreneur, NBA team owner and celebrity investor with a television show. But a constitutional scholar, he’s not. It’s time to call foul on Cuban’s latest foray into the gun rights debate. He offered to “update” the Second Amendment. What he really offered was lower the hoop to six feet so […]

New Federal Law Will Mean More Shooting Ranges on Public Lands

By NRA-ILA On May 10, President Trump signed the Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act  into law. This NRA-backed law will help promote firearm safety and training and enjoyment of the shooting sports by freeing up more federal funds for use in public shooting range development and construction. Beginning in 1937 with the passage of the […]

Bloomberg School Course Shows There’s No Shortage of ‘Gun Violence’ Research Data

By NRA-ILA Can we finally put the claim that “gun violence” research is underfunded to rest? The Bloomberg Professor of American Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, Daniel Webster, and his colleagues at the Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research launched their much anticipated massive, open online course “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change” […]

The Well Armed Woman Putting on #NotMe Women’s Shooting Events Across the Country June 1

The #metoo movement started by calling attention to actual abuses, and then devolved into a pathetic Jacobin-style exercise of social media denouncements, vendetta-settling, anonymous false accusations, and the inevitable unintended consequences. But many feel that, something far better than publicizing instances of victimization is making sure you’re not victimized in the first place. As we noted last week, […]

House Passes Bill Encouraging More Shooting Ranges

You might think it would be impossible to get a bill through the current House of Representatives that even remotely promotes the shooting sports, but that has actually happened. The Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act — also known as the Range Bill — passed the House on a bipartisan voice vote yesterday. The […]

Book Review: ‘First Freedom’ by David Harsanyi

By Robert B. Young, MD David Harsanyi published this book last fall. No reviewer could better describe it than its own subtitle: A Ride Through America’s Enduring History with the Gun. It’s thorough, and keeps you reading at a gallop. If you are interested in anything firearm-related during our past 500 years, it’s here. And that […]

The Dumbest Thing On the Internet About Guns You’ll Read Today – Chelsey Kivland

The Social Justice Foundation publishes something called ‘Pacific Standard.’ And ‘Pacific Standard’ has published a post called What Guns Do To Our State of Mind By Dartmouth cultural anthropologist Chelsey Kivland. It’s absolutely everything you’d expect from the Social Justice Foundation with a soupçon of irrational mysticism thrown in just for fun. In looking at “gun violence” […]