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Anti-gun researchers say, “States could consider methods for reducing firearm ownership as a way to reduce occupational deaths of LEOs.” What do you think about this line of reasoning?

Such an ordinance would simply force the law-abiding to pay for the actions of criminals.

As we reported in June, the Obama Administration’s State Department (DOS) proposed a revision of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) on June 3 that would require anyone seeking to make certain types of information about firearms publicly available to first obtain government approval. Prior restraints of the sort contemplated by the proposal are …

The governors of Arkansas, Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas have directed the adjutants general of their National Guards to authorize Guardsmen to be armed in their states.

Baltimore, which despite Maryland’s restrictive gun control laws, consistently has among the worst violent crime problems of any major U.S. city. Well, like salt in a wound, the city has now been forced to suspend a local anti-crime program after police seized guns and other contraband from one of the program’s offices. The Washington Times …

A new study by the Crime Prevention Research Center (CPRC) finds that the number of people with concealed firearm carry permits has reached an all-time high, and that increasing the number of permit-holders is associated with a decrease in murder and total violent crime. The study notes that the number of carry permit-holders has increased …

Gun rights advocates may recall that New York’s “SAFE Act” was passed only 24 hours after it was introduced, with no debate or public scrutiny, and with Governor Cuomo signing the bill an hour after the State Assembly approved it in January 2013. Among the law’s restrictions is a requirement that within 30 days of …

Background Check Bill Seeks to Create Backdoor Gun Prohibition, While Bloomberg Group Piles On Demonstrating why he’s rated an “F” by the NRA, anti-gun Representative James Clyburn (D-S.C.) on Tuesday introduced a bill that would in effect vastly expand federal prohibited person categories. Worse, he is exploiting a recent tragedy and misinformation reported in the …

As the L.A. Times reported, the Social Security Administration (SSA) is currently developing a program to strip the Second Amendment Rights of over four million Americans currently receiving SSA benefits through a “representative payee.” Not only would this amount to the largest gun grab in American history, but according to the published report, would take …

Counter to Washington state law, Seattle City Council President Tim Burgess has announced plans for a local ordinance that would impose new taxes on firearms and ammunition sold within city limits. The proposal lays out a $25 tax on firearms and $.05 for every round of ammunition sold. The city council’s Education and Governance Committee …

We at the NRA have seen a lot of strange legal theories asserted by gun control advocates over the years, but a lawsuit filed on Tuesday by a group of Chicagoan’s still managed to distinguish itself in this dubious tradition by asserting that the plaintiffs have a “civil right” to specific forms of gun control. …

The FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) reported last week that the number of firearm-acquisition background checks in June was the highest for that month on record. Of 1,529,057 total firearm NICS checks in June, over 825,000 related to firearm acquisitions, over 10 percent more than in June 2014. Another 632,000 checks were conducted in …

Whether to capitalize on a tragedy for political purposes, or because their urge to “do something” isn’t tempered by a sense of reality, Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) reacted to the deplorable murders at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, last week by saying that they may reintroduce …

“Guns are rarely used to kill criminals or stop crimes,” claims the Violence Policy Center (VPC), led by longtime handgun-ban advocate Josh Sugarmann, formerly of the National Coalition to Ban Handguns. However, that’s something the anti-gun group probably would have a hard time convincing former CNN Headline News anchor Lynne Russell and husband Chuck de …

Last week, Time magazine published a piece that pushes the narrative that today’s firearms laws are permissive in comparison to those of the early 20th century. Titled, “Guns Were Much More Strictly Regulated in the 1920s and 1930s than They Are Today,” the piece contends that “Those who look to America’s past to extol a time …

Last Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives showed its strong support for the Second Amendment by sending H.R. 2578 — the Fiscal Year Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (CJS) — to the Senate with numerous pro-gun, pro-liberty provisions. While a number of these are listed in our accompanying press release, a few deserve …

We all have our hopes for the future. In that regard, we’re not so different from Senators Edward J. Markey and Elizabeth Warren (both D-Mass.). Where we’re just a little bit different, however, is that while we recognize some people might wish to replace travel by automobiles with on-demand flight via pollution-free unicorns, we’re not …