Frankly, I Find This Worrisome
Bill Quick

Supreme Court likely to hear new “assault weapons” ban case « Hot Air Yes, you read that correctly. In 2014 the total number of murders committed with rifles was 248 out of more than 8,000. And that’s rifles of all … Continue reading

How They Do It
Bill Quick

Instapundit » Blog Archive » A SMALL CIVIL RIGHTS VICTORY: Kolbe v. Hogan: 4th Circuit requires strict scrutiny for Maryland ban… In a 2-1 decision written by Chief Judge Traxler, the Fourth Circuit held that strict scrutiny is the proper … Continue reading

Good News From Glenn Reynolds – Maybe
Bill Quick

Regulary readers know I’ve been railing against what I’ve called Antonin Scalia’s “insane dicta” in Heller, which were reiterated in McDonald, and through which appelate courts have been driving massive infringements of the Second Amendment – which SCOTUS has allowed … Continue reading

Civil Rights Victory In Virginia
Bill Quick

McAuliffe retreats on carry-permit reciprocity, restores agreements with 25 states « Hot Air Good to see. … Continue reading

Mass Town Passes Set of “Gun Crow” Laws
Bill Quick

How I Spent My Constitutional Rights: Massachusetts town to require essay for carry permits « Hot Air If citizens in Lowell, Massachusetts want to carry a weapon in self-defense, they had better start sharpening their pencils. The city will now require … Continue reading

Guess What? Knives Aren’t “Arms,” For the Purposes of the Washington State Supreme Court
Bill Quick

High court: No constitutional right to carry a knife in Seattle – seattlepi.com Upholding a city of Seattle ban, the Washington state Supreme Court has ruled that there is no constitutional right to carry a knife. Writing for the majority, … Continue reading

The Supreme Gun Grabbers In America Today….
Bill Quick

Connecticut Supreme Court rules confiscation of firearms legal and constitutional – Coach is Right But there was some good news for Connecticut liberals this year when the state Supreme Court upheld the 1993 ban on “Assault Weapons.” In the unanimous … Continue reading

Another Major Defeat For Civil Rights at The Supreme Court Today
Bill Quick

SCOTUS Rejects Challenge to Illinois City Assault Weapons Ban | PJ Media On Monday, the Supreme Court rejected a challenge to an “assault weapons” ban in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park. The ban includes “assault weapons” and rifles with … Continue reading

Come On, Dhimmicrats: Run On Repealing the Second Amendment. You Know You Want To.
Bill Quick

More Than 80 Percent of Guns Used in Mass Shootings Obtained Legally – NBC News The weapons used in this week’s massacre in San Bernardino, California, were purchased legally, raising questions about how preventable gun violence is under current U.S. … Continue reading

Parents, If You Value Your College Bound Kid’s Safety, Send Them to Liberty University
Bill Quick

News from The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. urged students, staff and faculty at his Christian school to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon on campus to counter any copycat attack … Continue reading

That NYT Gun Ban Editorial, Miller, Heller, the Second Amendment, and the Supreme Court
Bill Quick

WaPo: NYT Hurting Gun Control by Calling for Confiscation According to the NYT, it is “time to end the gun epidemic in America.” And part of doing this means outlawing and confiscating “weapons of war.” Here’s how The New York … Continue reading

7 Reasons You Should Buy a Gun
Bill Quick

7 Reasons You Should Buy a Gun After San Bernardino Do you feel safe? I grew up in a home without guns. I am not a gun enthusiast; I own a Mossberg shotgun and a Glock handgun for home security. … Continue reading

NY Sheriff: Dear Citizens: Please Exercise Your Constitutional Right to Bear Arms
Bill Quick

Ulster County sheriff: ‘PLEASE’ carry gun if you have a license – News – recordonline.com – Middletown, NY KINGSTON – Ulster County Sheriff Paul Van Blarcum is encouraging private citizens who are licensed to carry a gun to take up … Continue reading

Why Not Just Enforce the Second Amendment? That Would End This Problem, Too
Bill Quick

Glenn Reynolds: How gun laws put the innocent on trial Meanwhile, on the gun front, I think we need federal civil rights legislation to protect citizens who make innocent mistakes. Federal law already defines who is allowed to possess firearms. … Continue reading

Yeah, We’ve Noticed
Bill Quick

The Captain’s Journal » Notes From HPS Let’s forget the issue of how or why the statute was broken (or in other words, the issue of “recklessness”).  This is a trivial question compared the databank of second amendment rulings, and … Continue reading

Good Riddance
Bill Quick

Why I Quit the NRA | TIME I was a member of the National Rifle Association for more than 50 years. In 2012, I decided not to renew my membership. The only interesting question here is not why you quit … Continue reading

Let’s Post a “Gun Free Zone” In Front Of NYT Hack Frank Bruni’s House
Bill Quick

Guns, Campuses and Madness – The New York Times Across the country, there’s so much concern for college students’ emotional safety that some schools add “trigger warnings” to novels and other texts. But in Texas, there’s so little concern for … Continue reading

Do Civilians Ever Use Firearms to Stop Killers and Other Criminals?
Bill Quick

Yes. Every day. … Continue reading

Trump Releases Second Amendment Policy Statement
Bill Quick

Here’s another important way to fight crime – empower law-abiding gun owners to defend themselves. Law enforcement is great, they do a tremendous job, but they can’t be everywhere all of the time. Our personal protection is ultimately up to … Continue reading

Grammar Lesson
nemo paradise

I usually leave the gun stuff to Bill, but this graphic recently came to light, which clears up all of the chitter-chatter about what the 2nd Amendment actually says and clearly means. Diagramming a sentence was a skill that every … Continue reading

Marginalia – The Seven Buck Shotgun
Bill Quick

The $7 Dollar Homemade Shotgun – Leenks.com But laws will keep guns out of the hands of criminals. I can think of several ways to gussy up this thing without spending very much more money…. … Continue reading

Today’s My Pal Phil Thing
Bill Quick

The latest from My Pal Phil: Gunfight rules: “Peace is that brief glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.” In a gunfight, the most important rule is ….. HAVE A GUN!!! These are shooting tips from various Concealed … Continue reading

Dear Justice Scalia: Fuck You Very Much
Bill Quick

Oh, of course, you have to wait six months or more for a handgun permit in NJ « Hot Air This gets back to the egregiousness of New Jersey’s gun laws. In February, a New Jersey man faced 10 years in … Continue reading

Goodbye, Second Amendment: It Was Nice Knowing You For a Short While
Bill Quick

Supreme Court declines to hear gun law challenges – The Washington Post Activists had urged the court to accept the cases, saying there has been a “massive judicial resistance” to expanding gun rights following the Supreme Court’s decision in 2008 … Continue reading

Republicans In NY Legislatures Supporting Racist Anti-RKBA Knife Laws
Bill Quick

Sharp debate: Bill to decriminalize possession of some pocket knives in NY held up in Senate A New York City assemblyman’s attempts to decriminalize possession of gravity knives has met resistance in the New York State Senate. Assemblyman Dan Quart … Continue reading

Hie thee there and vote
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These are good people and deserve our support. Brady vs. Lucky Gunner We’re a small team of hardworking people, and we took the Brady Center’s assault against us and the 2nd Amendment very seriously. So far, we’ve spent more than … Continue reading

French Government: Robert Heinlein Was Right!
Bill Quick

French government warns its citizens not to make sex jokes when visiting America | Daily Mail Online As the summer traveling season kicks off, the French government is making sure its citizens are prepped and primed for vacations to the … Continue reading

Ignorance Is Bliss
Bill Quick

Bill Clinton Says ‘You Can’t Have People Walking Around With Guns’ – Hit & Run : Reason.com Clinton’s remarks raise a constitutional question as well as an empirical one. It is hard to reconcile the position that “you can’t have … Continue reading

Stop Depending on SCOTUS to Support the RKBA
Bill Quick

Video: Armed woman fights off five home invaders in Detroit « Hot Air The process of applying for a permit in NYC, though, is still onerous, even in a post-Heller legal landscape. That process will be challenged in court eventually. … Continue reading

SCOTUS On Verge Of Overturning Heller and McDonald?
Bill Quick

Instapundit » Blog Archive » DAMON ROOT: SCOTUS Refuses to Hear Major Gun Rights Case, Clarence Thomas Files Sharp Dissent…. I suspect that Kennedy has been regretting his votes in Heller and McDonald because he never really wanted an unfettered … Continue reading

Civil Rights Victory at Scotus Two Days Ago
Bill Quick

SCOTUS Ruling Stops Police Taking Away Guns The court ruled that although a felon cannot be permitted to own guns, the supreme court announced that it is unconstitutional for police to keep or profit from guns confiscated from felons without … Continue reading

No, The State Has No Power Under the Second Amendment to Regulate Firearm Magazine Sizes At All
Bill Quick

Caldara’s push for 30-round ammo magazine limit shot down by Republican legislators | The Colorado Statesman Score this round for Rocky Mountain Gun Owners president Dudley Brown, who appears to have won the Great Firearms Battle of 2015 between himself … Continue reading

Own a Gun, Go To Jail
Bill Quick

Rogue Silk Road DEA agent arrested with “go bag,” 9mm pistol | Ars Technica The government also presented new evidence suggesting that Force is a flight risk: he had a “go bag” (including a firearm) when he was arrested, he … Continue reading

Nah, Sorry, Still Not Buying It
Bill Quick

Ben Carson to Gun Owners: Trust Me “Just for the record, let me be extremely clear, I am extremely pro–Second Amendment, no question about it,” Carson said. He shared a tale of his difficult childhood in some of Detroit’s roughest, most … Continue reading

Well, If It’s a War You Want….
Bill Quick

President Of MLK Group Advocates For Second Amendment | The Daily Caller The president of the Georgia chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference said Tuesday nonviolence is not working and African-Americans should ”avail themselves” to their Second Amendment rights. Rev. … Continue reading

Unalienable Rights Are Not “General Rules”
Bill Quick

Bearing ArmsPasserby With Concealed Carry Permit Stops Slaughter In Philly – Bearing Arms As a general rule, citizens have the right to defend their lives and the lives of others against immediate and proximate deadly force attacks. Sorry, but no.  … Continue reading

Potential Civil Rights Victory Looming In Texas
Bill Quick

Texas | Concealed carry | SB 273 |Fines against government Sadly, it has become all too common for 30.06 signs to be posted where it is unlawful to do so. Someone who lawfully carries in violation of such an unlawful … Continue reading

New You Can Use
Bill Quick

This personal flamethrower is somehow legal in 49 states The XM42 from Ion Productions is every pyromaniac’s dream come true: a personal, portable flamethrower that’s (amazingly still) legal everywhere except California. You’ll be able to get your own flame on … Continue reading

What Part of “Shall Not Be Infringed” Do You Not Understand?
Bill Quick

52 senators warn of sweeping ammo bans, say Second Amendment ‘at risk’ | WashingtonExaminer.com A majority in both the Senate and House — 52 senators, 238 House members — have joined to oppose the Obama administration’s move to ban a … Continue reading