Author Archives: John Pierce

First Amendment violations in fight over Second Amendment

Those of us who support the entire Bill of Rights like to say that the Second Amendment protects the rights recognized by the other amendments … even those that allow anti-gunners to attack us. After all, if you don’t support … Continue reading

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Manufacturers and dealers go all-in to protect gun rights

As the Democratic majority in Colorado moves forward with a bevy of draconian gun control proposals including a ban on normal capacity magazines, at least one Colorado company is taking a stand. Magpul Industries is a Colorado success story. The company, based … Continue reading

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Remington considers leaving New York

As New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg pushes for legislation to require  ‘microstamping’, Remington is threatening to leave the state. However, gun owners should really be asking why Remington hasn’t done so long before now.  New York already had some of … Continue reading

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Virginian-Pilot discusses doctors asking about guns

Do you want your doctor asking you or your kids about the guns in your house? I know that I don’t! But President Obama and some doctors groups are attempting to paint gun ownership as a public health issue in … Continue reading

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Roanoke Times editorial implies gun owners are to blame for stolen guns

A Sunday editorial in the Roanoke Times featured the admonition “Don’t let your gun turn up in a crime.” The editorial starts out by correctly noting that most guns used in crimes do not come from the so-called ‘gunshow loophole’.  Rather, they note that … Continue reading

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Virginia carry permit data may become private

In the wake of the outcry over New York’s Journal News publishing an interactive map of permits in their readership area and the subsequent criminal targetting of gun owners, many states where permit data is currently public are considering making the data … Continue reading

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Universal background checks would strip 18-20 year olds of handgun rights

Lost amidst the clamor for universal back ground checks are a lot of important details. One of those details, besides the issues of who will pay for universal background checks, and how will such checks be precluded from turning into … Continue reading

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In DC anti-gunners appear immune to gun laws

It is becoming increasingly clear that anti-gun advocates, media personalities, and politicians are completely immune to the laws they insist the rest of us must abide by, at least in the District of Columbia. While average citizens and veterans who … Continue reading

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Democratic mayors attempt to enact gun control via economic threats

The National Conference of Democratic Mayors wants more gun control and they are frustrated that, because of gun owners like you who vote, they cannot achieve it through legislation. So … they have a backup plan. They are going to … Continue reading

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Universal background check tax could top $1.04 billion per year

According to the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), “there have been 16,808,538 applications in 2012 so far to the end of November.” Based on these numbers, any implementation of “universal background checks” could cost Americans over a … Continue reading

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