Tyler Jackson has emailed me an interesting story, soon to apper online (I’ll link to it once it does)– the gist is that the head of the Connecticut Peace Officers’ Assn has released an open letter stating that the police…Go to Some Connecticut police refusing to enforce AW law
The Ninth has created its own webpage devoted to Peruta, which struck down California’s "may issue" for concealed carry, combined with its complete ban on handgun open carry….Go to 9th Circuit website on Peruta v. San Diego
CalGuns Foundation’s press release notes the event. This is their and SAF’s suit against the sheriff of Yolo County, over restrictive "may issue" permit policies. The 9th Circuit (same panel as in the earlier case) reversed the trial court ruling,…Go to Richards case reversed
These guys claim that DHS has rated them the No. 1 training establishment in the world. I don’t know if that is false, or if DHS has insane rating methods….Go to Beyond belief
There was a reason why conservatives in the DC area, when leaving for another part of the nation, would refer to it as "going to America." Then there was the time when then-Senator Manny Lujan (R-N.M.) sent a letter to…Go to Well….
Story here. In another account, one of the knives is described as two feet long, which would make it more of a short sword….Go to Terrorists armed with knives kill 29 in China
Man comes to courthouse security checkpoint, empties pockets for the x-ray machine, dropping a baggie of cocaine into the tray. When questioned, he explains the pants he is wearing are not his. Oh, and he already had a felony warrant…Go to Yet another dumb crook
Word is that Illinois is mailing the first of its CCW permits today; 5,000 have been approved, with something over 40,000 more in process….Go to Illinois CCW permit issued!
Very strange. San Diego asked her to intervene at the trial court stage, and she did nothing. The trial court ruled, and she did nothing. The appeal was briefed and argued, and she did nothing. Now the appeals court rules…Go to Calif. AG moves to intervene in Peruta
Impressive FOIA results. "It is clear that agency rules were not followed in many of the incidents, which show at least 49 guns were lost or stolen nationwide between 2009 and 2013." "The newly released ATF reports show that between…Go to ATF and reporting lost guns
Right here. She is a CCW holder whose husband was murdered because she (being law abiding) had to leave her gun in a car before going into a "gun free" zone….Go to Nikki Goeser story online
For tomorrow’s hearing. It’s remarkable for saying almost nothing. And for being delivered by the Deputy Director rather than the Director….Go to ATF testimony on botched storefronts
An excellent article. ""Stand your ground" is not a principle that endorses vigilantism, the quest to enforce the law unilaterally, but instead a principle that declares that public spaces do not belong to violent aggressors. This represents not the abrogation…Go to NRO on self defense
I don’t care how thick the person’s skull was, I don’t see how this could have happned….Go to I can’t see how this could have happened
Note here. The cases are Lane v. Holder, NRA v. ATF, and NRA v. McCraw. No way to know the reason(s), of course. All we know is that no case got four votes to grant the writ. Perhaps they don’t…Go to Supreme Ct denies cert in three 2A cases
Right here. "As of today Ukrainian Gun Owners Association will start to work on the preparation of amendments to the Constitution, which will provide an unconditional right for Ukrainian citizens to bear arms. People should have the right to bear…Go to Statement of the Ukrainian Gun Owners Ass’n
Is Charleton Heston. I still have some "My President is Charleton Heston" bumper stickers, issued during the Clinton presidency….Go to The first NRA president to have his picture on a stamp…
It’s on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 9PM EST, on Investigation Discovery TV. She has a book out, Denied A Chance: How Gun Control Helped a Stalker Murder my Husband which tells her story. She had a CCW permit, but she and…Go to Nikki Goeser story to be televised
Story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel — which I won’t link because of a particularly annoying and hard to get rid of pop-up ad — says that House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations will hold…Go to House Judiciary hearings into BATF storefront ops
Story here. Further proof that being pro-gun is not always the same as being conservative!…Go to Jerry Brown vetoes gun bill
A Federal Court of Claims judge calls the government’s conduct "disturbing" and "wrenching". There are other reports that the judge said it was the worst case he’d seen in all his years on the bench. Agent Jay Dobyns spent years…Go to ATF agent likely to win one against ATF management
It’s posted at the Volokh Conspiracy, which is now one of the Washington Post blogs (a wonder in itself!) Basically, in 1986: Under 10% of the US population lived in "shall issue" States. About 33% lived in States that had…Go to Dave Kopel on expansion of "shall issue" CCW
Never mind the inconsistency with all its other positions, and despite two Supreme Court rulings to the contrary, ACLU still refuses to read the Second Amendment as reflecting an individual right. It’s drawn over 1,300 comments, mostly in opposition, and…Go to ACLU on Heller & McDonald
The county has 14 calendar days from the date of the ruling to move for rehearing en banc. If the county fails to move, any judge of the court, of their own volition, move for such rehearing within 21 days…Go to Thoughts on the 9th Circuit case — where do we go from here?
Opinion here!!!! California’s handgun carry permit system says a permit may issue for "good cause," with a definition that is essentially "some special and exceptional reason beyond the average person’s carrying for self-defense." The Circuit panel holds that a constitutional…Go to 9th Circuit reverses Peruta v. San Diego, strikes down "may issue"
Former New Orleans mayor, and member of Mayors Against Illegal Guns Ray Nagin has been convicted of 20 counts of conspiracy, accepting bribes, wire fraud, laundering money and filing false tax returns….Go to Ray Nagin goes down
McGruff the Crime Dog gets sentenced to 16 years for drug and arms offenses. What next — Smokey the Bear starts a forest fire while smoking crack?…Go to Disillusionment
At 5:40 PM EST I’ll be on the Teri O’Brien Show, discussing the Second Amendment and the decision of major gun makers to abandon the California market….Go to On talk show this afternoon
Activist who pushed for making gun possession on school grounds a felony, arrested on felony charges of doing just that
Story here. Be careful what you wish for, because you may get it. Via Instapundit….Go to Activist who pushed for making gun possession on school grounds a felony, arrested on felony charges of doing just that