Entries by Amy Swearer

4 Things to Know About Biden’s Latest Attack on Gun Ownership and Firearms Industry

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It’s an open secret that the Biden administration disdains lawful civilian gun owners almost as much as it does the lawful gun industry. But in case there was any doubt, new gun export regulations published late last month by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security make the administration’s position painfully clear: It doesn’t think ordinary civilians can be trusted with firearms. Here are four things to know about how the rule attacks the lawful gun industry and civilian gun ownership more broadly.

11 Defensive Gun Uses Show How Lawful Gun Owners ‘Get It Right’

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Often lost in conversations about gun violence is the reality of who is responsible for the bulk of that violence. Most gun crimes aren’t committed by lawful gun owners but by a small subset of repeat violent offenders who already are prohibited from legally possessing firearms. At the same time, the vast majority of the […]

These 11 Defensive Gun Uses Show Protective Benefits of Second Amendment

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Editors’ Note: The collection of data is important to policy. Just as temperatures taken from heat islands can lead climatologists to wrong conclusions about “global warming”, so can incorrect data on the use of firearms can mislead policymakers. Professor John Lott is perhaps one of the best independent sources of information relating to firearms. Recently, […]

11 Examples of Defensive Gun Use Dispel NYC Mayor’s Concerns on Open Carry

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Any week now, the Supreme Court will render its decision in the pivotal Second Amendment caseNew York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, where a majority seems poised to strike down New York laws that effectively prohibit law-abiding citizens from carrying firearms in public for self-defense. New York City Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat, recently lamented […]

8 Problems With San Jose’s Gun Insurance Mandate and Gun Ownership Tax

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Lawful gun ownership in San Jose, California, is about to become more expensive and onerous after the City Council passed a measure imposing two unprecedented burdens on the possession of firearms inside city limits. Beginning later this year, San Jose’s lawful gun owners will be required to maintain “a homeowner’s, renter’s, or gun liability insurance […]

Horrific Waukesha Deaths Preventable Result of Ill-Considered Bail Policies

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After a summer of wildly destructive civil unrest followed by the looming shadow of the high-profile trial of Kyle Rittenhouse, residents of Wisconsin suffered another blow in the form of unspeakable tragedy. Five people were killed and more than 40 injured when a driver plowed through participants of an annual holiday parade, appearing to intentionally speed up and swerve […]

11 More Reasons Biden Administration Is Wrong About Onerous Gun Restrictions

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The Biden administration last month filed a brief encouraging the Supreme Court to uphold New York City’s de facto ban preventing ordinary citizens from carrying firearms in public. The administration argued that an onerous “good cause” requirement—giving the city’s police department unmitigated discretion over citizens’ exercise of a fundamental right—is a perfectly reasonable regulation. This court brief is […]

ATF Nominee Amplifies Concerns About Stance on Second Amendment

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When President Joe Biden released his plan in February to tackle gun violence, he also announced the nomination of David Chipman to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF. Chipman’s nomination as ATF director raised immediate concerns from Second Amendment advocates, many of whom see it as a slap in the […]