Banning ARs Because They’re Semi-Automatic is Like Banning Books Because People Have Newspapers. Or Something

“Again this is all about precedent for me, trying to read exactly what the Supreme Court said. And if you read the McDonald case, and I concluded that it could not be distinguished as a matter of law that semiautomatic rifles from semiautomatic handguns, and semiautomatic rifles are widely possessed in the United States. There […]

Gun Control And Murder Rates: A Tale Of Two (Washington) Cities

Washington, D.C. has some of the nation’s most prohibitive gun laws. The District’s civilian disarmament code is so strict, and its application so Byzantine, that law-abiding citizens must wade through months of bureaucratic sewage and pay many hundreds of dollars before they’re allowed to exercise their right to bear arms in self-defense. Washington Times journalist […]

Washington Times Editor: I Want A Gun!

“Washington D.C. is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.”  –John F. Kennedy. Washington Times senior editor Emily Miller once encountered a gang of burglars armed with nothing more than her Blackberry phone, and like any sane person she reckons she’ll need a bit more firepower if that sort of thing ever happens again.  […]

It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (of Contradictory Gun Laws)

Service Station. Military Intelligence. Honest Politician. Coherent Gun Laws. Do any of these phrases rise above the level of oxymoron (with an emphasis on the last two syllables)? After spending God knows how many months training and studying, then several more months waiting for processing, I finally obtained that cherished little piece of plastic, a […]

“Our constitution guarantees a right to keep and bear arms, but not to keep guns secret from the government or possess military style weapons and high capacity magazines”

When the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Washington, D.C.’s handgun ban in the Heller case, the District’s Dems rushed through a package of restrictive gun laws. According to, “Washington requires residents who want to keep a gun at home to be fingerprinted and photographed by police [what about the gun owner?], provide a five-year […]

Colbert’s Got a Gun…

The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Automatics for the People – Ilya Shapiro & Jackie Hilly<a> Colbert Report Full Episodes 2010 Election Fox News Stephen Colbert weighs in with a point/counterpoint discussion of the McDonald decision.

DC Pol: “Nobody thinks we would have fewer shootings and fewer homicides if we had more relaxed gun laws”

Paging John Lott. John Lott. Will gun stat cruncher John Lott please report to The Truth About Guns to provide an exclusive quote to fact-slap non-voting D.C. rep Eleanor Holmes Norton. Apparently, Ms. Norton hasn’t heard of Mr. Lott or his death-by-numbers magnum opus More Guns, Less Crime. Otherwise, she would know that when the […]

The Pen is Mightier Than the Glock

Patrick Walsh is a writer who lives in Princeton. He served as a rifle platoon leader, battalion adjutant, and company executive officer in the Fifth Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment. This passage is excerpted from his letter to the editor at The Philadelphia Enquirer. After graduating from college, I served four years as an infantry officer in the […]