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America’s Remarkable Shift Toward Expanded Gun Rights

America’s Remarkable Shift Toward Expanded Gun Rights

At the Washington Post, Volokh Conspiracy blogger David Kopel writes about a chart (above) showing America’s move toward less restrictive gun laws. The chart presumes that a recent 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling which finds that the 2nd amendment’s statement about the right to “keep and bear arms” really does mean that Americans have a

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“It is not the role of this Court…to pronounce the 2nd amendment extinct”

A major victory for gun rights proponents out of the typically very left-leaning 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today. The full ruling is here, but essentially the three-judge panel struck down California’s prohibition on concealed carry. The court, surprisingly, found that the 2nd amendment means exactly what it says. Americans don’t just have the right

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Study: States With Fewer Restrictions On Guns See Lower Murder Rates

Quinnipiac University economist Mark Gius has a new study in the journal Applied Economics Letters entitled, “An examination of the effects of concealed weapons laws and assault weapons bans on state-level murder rates.” You can read the full study here, but here’s an intriguing excerpt from his abstract: The purpose of the present study is

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Should The Federal Government Be Able To Ban Undetectable Firearms?

Earlier this week, with little fanfare, the US House passed an extension of the Undetectable Firearms Act, a 25-year old piece of legislation which pretty much does what the title suggests. It makes guns designed to avoid detection illegal. It passed by an overwhelming bi-partisan voice vote, so there’s no record of how any given

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Maybe North Dakota’s Law Allowing Guns In Churches Wasn’t Such A Bad Idea

When the North Dakota state legislature reformed the state’s gun laws to end a prohibition on carrying guns in churches, thus leaving the decision about guns up to local churches, many citizens scoffed. Why on earth would anyone need a gun in church? Well over the weekend a church in Ray, ND was attacked and

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North Dakota Attorney General Breaking The Law On Concealed Carry Permits

If a citizen breaks concealed carry laws the consequences are clear and predictable. But what if the state breaks the law? North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem is pretty good on the issue of gun rights. He is, after all, the holder of a concealed carry permit himself. I have no doubt that his office

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Colorado Governor On Whether He’d Sign Gun Control Laws Again: “I’m Not Going To Say Yes”

An interesting response from Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper to questions about whether or not he’d sign new gun control laws if given the chance again. Obviously, this is coming after the high-profile recall of two Democrat state legislators who were key to passing those laws, and Hickenlooper doesn’t exactly sound confident about the case for

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