“Democrats Vow To Close Dangerous Gun-Buying Loophole Known As ‘The Second Amendment’. Yes, an oldie but a goody.
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Suits against firearm mfrs and retailers
The Guardian: “Wave of lawsuits against US gun makers raises hope of end to mass shootings.”
But there is serious pushback.
Here’s a piece I wrote on the Clinton-era push to sue gun makers, and what was secretly planned at the time.
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Firearms, the FBI, and Bank of America
House of Reps report embedded here, with firearms portion beginning at p. 30. In the aftermath of January 6, the FBI asked Bank of America to identify all credit or debit card transactions in DC, Maryland, or Virginia on January 5-7. BoA complied, and of its own volition put firearm purchases at the top of the list.
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Nevada’s governor has vetoed three pieces of anti-gun legislation. His veto messages are linked to that webpage. Hurrah!
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Challenge to MD expansion of "sensitive places"
Complaint here. It’s brought by MD State Rifle and Pistol Ass’n, and the daughter of a good friend.
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Ruling on NJ's response to Bruen
Koons v. Platkin, District of NJ. It’s 230 pages long, and I’ve only skimmed it, but it appears to uphold the permitting system and to strike down the “sensitive places” expansions, the “default rule” (no carrying on private property unless the owner posts his permission), and the insurance mandate. Congrats to the Second Amendment Foundation, to David Jensen, and to Dan Schmutter!
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Victor Davis Hanson on mass killings
His title is “Weaponizing Death,” and like everything he writes, it is well worth the read.
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Federal district court strikes down ban on sales to 18-21 year olds
Opinion here. Reading it now…. lots of references to militia laws covering 16-18 year olds, and to Bruen’s standards.
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A Revolutionary War Badass….
Samuel Whittemore. At the Lexington/Concord fight, age 78, he shot 2-3 British regulars, was shot in the face, bayonetted many times, bludgeoned, and left for dead. He in fact survived 18 more years.
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I’ve been receiving emails from a LendingTree address, directing me to this page, giving results of a survey. Two things of note:
“Insurance companies could hold a solution to gun control. 75% of Americans believe gun owners should be required to have liability insurance on their firearms. The majority (44%) think firearm owners should be required to have separate insurance policies for each weapon, while 31% say a single policy per owner would be enough.”
“When it comes to gun ownership and insurance, many homeowners may not know they already have some form of coverage. The majority (56%)…
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Victor Davis Hanson on gun control
“Defunding the police is based on the implicit assumption that greater criminality and violence, mostly directed against the most vulnerable, is a small price to pay, given a) the stigmatized criminal is given exemption, and b) the architects of defunding have mechanisms to ensure they are [not] exposed to inevitable spiraling crime rates.
Ditto gun control. The socialist point of neutering the Second Amendment is not just to disarm the populace, much less to prevent shootings. Rather, the aim is to ensure the government has a complete monopoly on arms, so that it can calibrate both…
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Nebraska enacted permit-less concealed carry
Its governor just signed LB77, which provides for that and expands pre-emption. If my count is correct, that means 27 states now allow concealed carry without a permit.
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6th Circuit rules bumpstocks are not NFA weapons
In Hardin v. ATF. A few noteworthy things:
“This raises the question of whether a bump stock is a machinegun “part” as defined by the National Firearms Act of 1934. The question is a close one on which reasonable jurists have disagreed, a disagreement caused by ambiguities in how the applicable statute defines the term “machinegun.”
An Act of Congress could clear up the ambiguities, but so far Congress has failed to act. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (the ATF) has been on both sides of this issue, with its current regulation (the Rule) banning bump…
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2A test case, the judge asks the government what’s the delay on issuing concealed weapons permits, gets an evasive answer, and replies “my application has been pending since last September.” Mark Smith reports.
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Different ways of looking at Bruen
Here is Nelson Lund’s take, and here is Steve Halbrook’s.
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