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Handgun ban for adults under 21 is unconstitutional, rules US federal court

| July 15, 2021 | 17 Comments
Handgun ban for adults under 21 is unconstitutional, rules US federal court

In 1968, then-President Johnson signed a law banning the sale of handguns for those under 21; now the law has been ruled “unconstitutional” by a federal court. A Virginia woman filed suit after she was denied a hand gun by a local firearms dealer due to her age. She wanted the gun for protection from […]

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The Unintended Consequences of New Gun Owners

| July 11, 2021 | 35 Comments
The Unintended Consequences of New Gun Owners

Another record setting year for the firearm industry in 2020. Using adjusted FBI NICS data as a proxy for actual sales, the data showed an enormous 60 percent increase in firearm ownership over 2019. The record 21+ million adjusted background checks this last year blew the previous record high out of the water- easily topping […]

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“Serious Errors” in FBI Reports of Shooting Incidents

| June 18, 2021 | 14 Comments
“Serious Errors” in FBI Reports of Shooting Incidents

The FBI defines an active shooter as one or more individuals actively engaged in killing or attempting to kill people in a populated area. For example, the FBI has designated 28 shootings in 2019 as active shooter incidents. Dr. John Lott Jr is a name well known on both sides of the gun control issue. […]

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St Louis couple who defended home from mob with firearms pleads guilty

| June 18, 2021 | 48 Comments
St Louis couple who defended home from mob with firearms pleads guilty

Breitbart is reporting that Mark and Patricia McCloskey (pictured) have plead guilty to two misdemeanor crimes and forfeited the two firearms used (also pictured). From the article; Armed St. Louis couple Mark and Patricia McCloskey pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges Thursday and agreed to forfeit the guns they used while confronting protesters June 28, 2020. […]

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US military stumped by box of armor-piercing grenades stolen, other reports of scores of missing military weapons

| June 17, 2021 | 19 Comments
US military stumped by box of armor-piercing grenades stolen, other reports of scores of missing military weapons

Got a two-parter here. Got this in off the wire from Jeff LPH 3. First up is this report of a box of armor-piercing 40mm grenades. They turned up in a backyard in Atlanta still in their box, covered with a pink pillowcase. The canister began its journey at Blount Island, a U.S. Marine Corps […]

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So? How is that gun control working?

| June 14, 2021 | 17 Comments
So? How is that gun control working?

Both New York City and Chicago experienced gun violence over the weekend. On Friday and Saturday, New York recorded at least 16 shootings and five homicides. On Saturday, Chicago experienced three deaths and 34 shooting related injuries. In New York, shooting incidents are up 68% compared to a similar time last year. Although Chicago reported […]

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Firearm Sales Surge

| June 4, 2021 | 11 Comments
Firearm Sales Surge

The jackbooted mandatory Corona shut-downs, along with continuous riots and looting in American cities, sparked a gun binge across the US. The uncertainty resulted in unprecedented gun sales including a wave of new gun owners. Gun sales skyrocketed 40% in 2020 compared to 2019, with a record 39,695,315 background checks conducted by the Federal Bureau […]

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“George Floyd Square”, the police no-go zone where George Floyd died, breaks out in early morning gunfire

| May 25, 2021 | 20 Comments
“George Floyd Square”, the police no-go zone where George Floyd died, breaks out in early morning gunfire

Poe sent in this tweet. Apparently the police-free zone where George Floyd died a year ago today broke out with 30 gunshots earlier this morning, the first anniversary of the man’s death. That the place he died is being venerated and beset by violent crime seems somewhat fitting for the convicted violent felon, street drug […]

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