Legal Precedents Don’t Favor Gun Owners in Confiscation Cases

One of the arguments gun rights advocates frequently make when discussing the legality of outlawing the possession of certain firearms (so-called “assault weapons”) and gear (standard capacity magazines, bump fire stocks) is that requiring gun owners to remove, destroy or turn in the banned items constitutes an illegal taking under the Fifth Amendment. …nor shall […]

Question of the Day: Are They REALLY Coming For Your Guns?

Hand over your weapons the incendiary headline at demands. “Ultimately, if gun-control advocates really want to stanch the blood, there’s no way around it,” David Scharfenberg concludes. “They’ll have to persuade more people of the need to confiscate millions of those firearms, as radical as that idea may now seem.” Only that’s not what […]

TTAG Daily Digest: They Really Do Want Your Guns, Harvey Still Hates the NRA and Gun Rights are Women’s Rights

Remember, no one wants to take away your guns . . . Former Obama Senior Adviser Comes Out and Says the US Should Do Gun Confiscation Dan Pfeiffer, former senior adviser to former President Barack Obama and co-host of a podcast called “Pod Save America,” wrote his detailed plan to solve mass shootings like the recent one […]

US Virgin Islands Seizing Residents’ Guns, Ammo Ahead of Hurricane Irma

The post-Katrina gun confiscations were met will no end of howling about the obvious violations of Louisianans’ constitutional rights. And given the much more orderly response in Houston (where no one’s guns were grabbed) we won’t be seeing any more door-to-door “emergency” firearms confiscations. Right? Guess again. The U.S. Virgin Islands Governor has signed an […]