Fordham University Senior Punished for Posting Photo With Rifle, Commemorating Tiananmen Square Massacre

There’s no doubt that the Instagram photo of the rifle Austin Tong posted ruffled administrative feathers at Fordham University. We’ve seen plenty of instances of this kind of unhinged hoplophobic response to students putting up social media photos of themselves lawfully holding a firearm in the past. But there may be more going on here. […]

LAPD Officer Who Shot and Killed a Suspect is Under Scrutiny Because She’s Also a Competitive Shooter

[The bodycam video of the shooting starts at 5:23. Bystander videos start at 9:16.] [Officer Toni] McBride’s decision-making will be broken down and analyzed, shot by shot. The LAPD’s use-of-force policy says the officer’s judgment will be assessed “from the perspective of a reasonable Los Angeles police officer with similar training and experience, in the […]

A Sociological Examination of America’s Gun Culture Finds That It’s…Diverse

As the abstract for this bit of sociological analysis puts it, “This paper advances the literature on gun culture by demonstrating that: (1) gun culture is not monolithic; (2) there are multiple elements of gun culture that vary substantially between states; (3) over time, the recreational gun subculture has been falling in prominence whereas the […]

New York City Black Leaders Call on Mayor to Put More Cops Back on the Streets

As we’ve noted time and again since the entire ‘defund the police’ movement gained traction and began to be implemented around the country (Minneapolis, Seattle, Oakland, San Diego, Austin, New York, Los Angeles, even Norman, Oklahoma), the biggest casualties of limiting, restricting or outright eliminating law enforcement in the cities that go that way will […]

Shannon Watts Announces Moms Demand Action is Also Anti-Cop

There was already a strong connection between the movement against police violence and the movement against gun violence; some “Mothers of the Movement” like Rep. Lucy McBath have devoted their efforts to the broader gun violence prevention movement. How has the recent movement for racial justice affected the movement against gun violence? Police violence is gun violence […]

Sorry Gun-Grabbers, You Still Can’t Blame the Violence Problem on Firearms

Note: the drop in the US violent crime rate depicted above occurred during a period when the number of civilian-owned firearms doubled. (Find more statistics at Statista) The Washington Post responded to the recent [surge in violent] crimes in their city by publishing an op-ed calling black-on-black crime a “fallacy,” and concluding by blaming “lawmakers’ blind devotion […]