No, the Presence of Openly Carried Firearms Does Not Inhibit Free Speech During Protests

One of the latest angles gun control groups have taken against the right to keep and bear arms is the argument that the presence of openly carried firearms “chills” or somehow inhibits free speech during peaceful (or otherwise) protests. They present an infringement on First Amendment rights. There’s literally no proof of this at all, […]

Harvard Law Prof Noah Feldman’s Intellectually Dishonest Take on the Rittenhouse Self-Defense Claim

Harvard Law professor Noah Feldman has written one of the most intellectually dishonest takes on the Rittenhouse shooting to date. He ignores major facts of what happened that night (there’s plenty of video evidence out there, perfesser) in order to craft an argument that claims — given the very real chance that Rittenhouse will be […]

McFarlin: We Can’t Allow Open Carry to Intimidate Or Suppress the Right to Protest

In obtaining my concealed carry license, I underwent training before being granted the privilege. It wasn’t nearly as comprehensive as my military weapons training, but it was something. Meanwhile, open carry is permitted by default as a result of the silence of the law in 41 states — which means that almost anyone who possesses an AR-15 […]

No One Should Be Surprised at the Negative Portrayal of Kyle Rittenhouse – Or Any Gun Owner – by the Media

No, the media didn’t “miss the mark.” The portrayal of Kyle Rittenhouse as a rabid, gun-crazy white supremacist was intentional. It’s also the default view of all gun owners by those in the media, especially gun owners who use a firearm to defend themselves. Online articles dedicate paragraph after paragraph to discussing the “peaceful” protestors […]

Racial Justice: The Push for More Gun Control Hits Minorities Hardest

This is what gun control looks like in practice. When the New York Police Department tried to reduce violent crime by stopping pedestrians, questioning them, and patting them down for weapons, the overwhelming majority of the people subjected to such treatment were black or Hispanic. And when they were frisked, which happened about half the time, police almost never found […]

Be Careful What You Wish For: Gun Grabbers Worry NRA’s Successor Would be More Far More Pro 2A

Alex Yablon is a former writer at Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun agitprop generation station, The Trace. In the Slate piece quote below, he indulges in a little wish-fulfilment fantasizing about what a post-NRA gun rights landscape might look like if the New York AG succeeds in taking the gun rights giant down. Even the ACLU concedes […]

Zorn: All the Evidence Points to a ‘Not Guilty’ Verdict for Kyle Rittenhouse

Kyle Rittenhouse is going to walk. This is my conclusion as I emerge, blinking in the light, from the rabbit hole I’ve been down all week of self-defense law, jury-instruction language, charging documents and online, frame-by-frame analysis of the videos of the tragic shootings in Kenosha during street protests on Aug. 25. Rittenhouse, a 17-year-old […]

Louisiana Congressman Threatens to Shoot Armed Protesters

Facebook removed the post for breaking the company’s “Violence and Incitement” policies, a company spokesperson confirmed late Tuesday. The picture Higgins attached was taken from news coverage of an armed group of protesters marching in Louisville earlier this summer to protest the killing of Breonna Taylor during a botched police raid. “We don’t want to see your […]