Trump’s ATF Director Nominee: Whom to Believe?

There seems to be a split among gun-rights groups about Chuck Canterbury, President Trump’s nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Canterbury, if confirmed, would succeed Acting ATF Director Regina “Reggie” Lombardo. She has filled the position since May 1, 2019. The agency has been without a permanent ATF director since B. […]

Rather: Failure to Enact Gun Control Shows a Lack of Honor and Patriotism

Disgraced former talking head Dan Rather turned up on CNN recently for some reason. There, before dozens of devoted viewers, he echoed the anti-gun media’s party line regarding America’s downright déclassé and frightfully embarrassing tendency to value and avail ourselves of our Second Amendment rights.  Rather said on Friday’s “CNN Tonight” show with Don Lemon: “This story […]

Policies Anti-Gunners Hate: Concealed Carry and Guns on Campus

By NRA-ILA We’ve reached week four in the Bloomberg School of Public Health open online course, “Reducing Gun Violence in America: Evidence for Change.” Previous weeks have covered the selective use and criticism of research, the lack of respect for Constitutional rights, and the lack of evidence used to push “evidence-based” policies. Mercifully, we’re almost through the program. […]

TTAG Weekly Gun Law Roundup: Northam’s Special Session, Cities Fight Supremacy, and More Spooky Ghosts

VA Special Session Following the mass murder in VA beach where a city employee murdered 12 people, disgraced Virginia governor Ralph Northam announced his intention to “take on” the Republican controlled state legislature by forcing a debate on a package of gun control measures. Included in Northam’s suggested measures are a ban on suppressors, universal […]

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 […]

Gun Review: Ruger AR-556 Pistol

Ruger has had a few lines of AR pattern rifles out for years now. Five years ago they released their budget minded series, the AR-556. Now Ruger’s entered the braced AR pistol market with a similar budget-minded offering, the Ruger AR-556 pistol with SB Tactical’s SBA3 brace. This is, obviously, not a MIL-STD AR. I […]

May NICS Totals Up Slightly From 2018

After some down months vs year-earlier numbers, the National Shooting Sports Foundation reports that May’s NICS total were up slightly over May 2018. All in all, good news. While not a perfect measure of firearm sales, NICS checks are a decent barometer of the state of the business. Here’s the NSSF’s press release . . […]