"Red flag" laws leave gun owners defenseless.
The presidential contenders hyped the "epidemic" of gun violence and the threat posed by school shootings while perpetuating myths about "assault weapons," background checks, and the Second Amendment.
At Vegas Gun Forum, Democrat Presidential Candidates Agree on Universal Background Checks, Spar Over Mandatory Assault Weapon Buyback
But none seem curious about how America gun homicide rates fell nearly in half from 1990s to early 2010s.
Defending San Francisco's Anti-NRA Resolution, City Officials Say It Was Nothing but Meaningless Bluster
Although San Francisco's supervisors urged city officials to punish contractors with ties to this "domestic terrorist organization," they say they did not really mean it.
The presidential contender says the 1994 ban made mass shootings less lethal, even though the guns it tolerated were "just as deadly."
The Texas senator wants to beef up a background check system that unjustly and irrationally deprives people of their rights.
It would not do much to protect public safety, but it would magnify the injustice of existing restrictions on gun ownership.
Sandy Hook Promise Ad Hypes the Danger of School Shootings, Fostering Irrational Fears and Bad Policies
Official responses to these extremely rare crimes are grossly disproportionate in light of the risk they actually pose.
The "assault weapons" that the presidential contender wants to confiscate are not especially deadly, but the symbolism of that policy is poisonous.
Advocating for gun control is no longer enough. On Thursday night, the Democratic presidential candidates promised gun confiscation.
The bill would make the criteria for federal grants loose enough to accommodate even the worst "red flag" laws.
The Supreme Court has said the First Amendment protects government contractors against termination based on their political views.
A Suspiciously Selective, Logically Shaky Analysis of Mass Shooting Data Claims the Federal 'Assault Weapon' Ban 'Really Did Work'
The law's impact on weapon choice cannot plausibly account for reductions or increases in fatalities.
Does the Texas Shooting Show That 'Universal Background Checks' Are a Good Way to Prevent Mass Murder?
The policy is unenforceable and poorly tailored to the problem it is meant to address.
Walmart's Ammo Sales Decision Doesn't Violate the Second Amendment. But the Government Ordering Them To Stop Selling Ammo Would.
Defenders, and enemies, of gun access need to get used to their fight being more cultural than political.
Defending 'Reasoned Debate About Public Safety,' San Francisco Supervisors Declare the NRA a 'Domestic Terrorist Organization'
If you disagree with these politicians about gun control, they think, you might as well join the KKK.
When it comes to deciding who should keep their Second Amendment rights, the deck is stacked against gun owners.
March For Our Lives Calls for Confiscating Guns, Investigating the NRA, and 'Reforming' the Supreme Court
The gun control group's new policy proposal is radical, intersectional, and deeply contradictory.
Michigan Court of Appeals Has Reversed the Felony Assault Convictions of a Gun Owner Who Acted in Self-Defense
A then-pregnant Siwatu-Salama Ra was sentenced to two years in prison after using an unloaded gun to protect herself, her daughter, and her mom.
Only if you assume they would have happened in the absence of gun confiscation orders.
The Democratic presidential contender suggests that "racist threats or anti-immigrant manifestos" could justify federal gun confiscation orders.
Conservative Justices Are Political Hacks, Five Senators Argue While Urging SCOTUS to Drop a Second Amendment Case
The five Democrats warn that the Court may have to be "restructured" if it keeps making decisions they don't like.
SCOTUS Should Drop This Second Amendment Case, a New York Times Columnist Argues, Because Mass Shootings
The justices would be abdicating their duty to uphold the Constitution if they let such political considerations decide legal issues.
"The Second Amendment is not a suicide pact," the senator says, while glossing over the due process issues raised by gun confiscation orders.
Trump Suggests 'Red Flag' Laws Be Used to Take CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo's Guns Away After Viral 'Fredo' Outburst
Do we want Trump in charge of deciding who’s too crazy to own a gun?
Joe Biden Concedes the 'Assault Weapon' Ban He Wants To Revive Had No Impact on the Lethality of Legal Guns
The presidential contender nevertheless insists the law reduced mass shooting deaths.
The Puzzle of Identifying Future Mass Murderers Cannot Be Solved by Psychiatry, Background Checks, or Red Flag Laws
If "the notion that we can identify mass killers before they act" is a "fiction," the conventional policy responses to mass shootings are unlikely to be effective.
It's foolish for media outlets to imply that laws which were signed in May and June were passed in relation to the tragic shooting in El Paso.
The law demands use of Real I.D. compliant identification for background checks that many state residents don't have
Republicans Who Support Gun Confiscation Laws Imagine 'Due Process' That Does Not Exist on Paper or in Practice
Here is how the states with "red flag" laws fail to protect the constitutional rights of gun owners.
Does 'Common Sense Gun Safety Legislation' Make Sense As a Response to the El Paso and Dayton Shootings?
The familiar proposals would do little or nothing to prevent attacks like these.
The late Supreme Court justice was an inconsistent defender of civil liberties.
The new law says that someone buying a semi-automatic rifle has to be at least 21, pass a stricter background check, take a safety training course, and complete a 10-day waiting period.
None of the participants in last night's debate had a credible answer to the question of what should be done about the hundreds of millions of guns that Americans already own.
Most of the party’s presidential contenders show little or no concern for the right to armed self-defense.
A district judge says no, but don't expect the state’s gun-grabbing politicians to give up.
What happens when cities and counties have their own ideas about a law that authorizes the seizure of guns from people who are mentally ill?
The Democratic presidential candidate promises to fight for a design requirement that is not currently feasible.
And that's just one of the measures outlined in his new gun control proposal.
Colorado's New 'Red Flag' Law Illustrates the Pitfalls of Disarming People Based on Their Future Behavior
The process for obtaining "extreme risk protection orders" that take away people's Second Amendment rights is rigged against gun owners from the outset.
But most gun crimes are carried out with out-of-state firearms.
The ACLU Defends Gun Owners' Constitutional Rights, Except for the Second Amendment Right to Own Guns
The organization objects to gun restrictions only if they impinge on other constitutional provisions.