Gun Boom Rolls On: 1.8 million Background Checks in June, Up 122% Over 2019

From the NSSF: The July 2020 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,848,307 is an increase of 122.5 percent compared to the July 2019 NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 830,579. For comparison, the unadjusted July 2020 FBI NICS figure 3,614,192 reflects an 80.3 percent increase from the unadjusted FBI NICS figure of 2,004,277 in July 2019. Please note: Twenty-five states currently have at least one […]

Another Misleading Study On Gun Ownership And Violence Chases Its Own Questionable Tail

By Elizabeth McGuigan A new study seeks to connect gun ownership levels and concealed carry laws with mass shootings and other firearm homicides. The author, Emma E. Fridel of Florida State University, attempts to compare the impact of gun ownership and concealed carry legislation on the incidence rate of mass shootings and firearm homicide in the U.S. […]

Atlanta Mayor Bottoms Brings Gun Control Cred to Shannon Watts’ Veepstakes

By Larry Keane Atlanta Democratic Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms soared to the national spotlight following her speech to her city’s rioters and looters to “Stay home!” earlier this year. Democrats took notice and she’s on the short list as a candidate to be presumptive 2020 Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate. She joined Moms Demand Action’s Shannon Watts for […]

Bill de Blasio’s Big ‘End Gun Violence’ Buyback Plan is Doomed to Failure

By Larry Keane New York City’s accidental Mayor, Bill de Blasio, has made some deliberately bad decisions in his attempts to curb the Big Apple’s recent surge in criminal violence. New York City is seeing the same destruction as cities like Seattle, Portland, Oregon, Washington, D.C. and Chicago. Mayor de Blasio’s “vague plan” to stop the violence […]

2020 Gun Sales Surge Making America’s Already Diverse Gun Owner Population Even More So

By Larry Keane Throw out the stereotypes on American gun ownership. They’re just wrong. Against the backdrop of historically high firearm sales, one major theme is shattering misconceptions that America’s gun owners are “old white men.” A surge in gun buyers across the country in 2020, more than 2.5 million since March alone, has boosted the diversity of the […]

Brady And Giffords Grab More Than Guns, They’re Grabbing Taxpayer Dollars, Too

By Larry Keane Gun control activists are lining their pockets with taxpayer-funded coronavirus economic relief while at the same time paying millions to antigun candidates who would crush the Second Amendment rights of American citizens. The difficulty is deciding which is more infuriating, the wanton abuse of taxpayer-funded support for small businesses or the audacity […]

Study: Americans’ ‘Excess Purchases’ of Guns Mean They Clearly Have Excess Freedom

By Elizabeth McGuigan Amazingly, a new “study” is making headlines, despite the fact that it relies on obviously faulty assumptions, irrational methodology and has not been peer-reviewed. The authors cite themselves as support for spurious statements like “Surges in firearm purchasing…have been well documented in association with mass shootings and significant political events and are […]

Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise’s Long and Strong Support for Gun Rights

By Matt Manda “The Stakes Have Never Been Higher.” Nearly three years ago, House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) survived an attack by a deranged criminal misusing a firearm. That horrific event shocked the nation. For the Louisiana Congressman, though, it steeled his resolve. This next election is crucial for the firearm industry and Second Amendment rights. […]