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Matt Evans: 3D Printed Guns Will Test Federal Gun Control Policies

Matt Evans: 3D Printed Guns Will Test Federal Gun Control Policies

Much of the odious federal regulation in our country rests on the Commerce Clause of the US constitution – the power granted to the federal government to regulate commerce between the states. Naively, one might assume that “interstate commerce” involves the movement of goods and services between the states, and the regulation thereof.  Practically, the


Heidi Heitkamp Votes Against Expanded Concealed Carry Amendment

“A proposed rescue plan for the financially strapped U.S. Postal Service took a step forward Thursday when a Senate committee passed a bill that would end Saturday delivery in the future and make permanent a recent, temporary increase in the cost of stamps,” reported the Washington Post last week. But there was more to the


Have Democrats Given Up On Gun Control?

According to some, it kind of seems like Democrats have given up on gun control. Even anti-gun zealot Michael Bloomberg seems to be moderating his position, putting money into Democrat Senate campaigns that feature Senators who were no votes on gun control legislation last year: Mitchell observed that Bloomberg had previously appeared to be “single

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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


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


Yet Another “Gun Free Zone” Attacked By Shooter, This Time In Nevada

There was a school shooting today in Nevada perpetrated, according to early reports, by a student who is also dead. The shooter was able to claim two victims before dying either at his/her own hands or someone else’s. As of right now, there’s no indication for what motivated the shooting. I’m sure the news will

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Heidi Heitkamp Doesn’t Join 52 Other Senators In Opposing UN Gun Control Treaty

Yesterday 52 Republican and Democrat members of the US Senate, including North Dakota Senator John Hoeven, signed a letter to President Obama opposing his decision to sign a United Nations gun control treaty. In a surprise move, Secretary of State John Kerry agreed to the treaty in September. Conspicuously absent from the signatories on the