When thoughtful people consider the concept of “gun-free zones,” words like “futility” come to mind. But in light of recent horrific events, there is another word that more accurately sums it up: “dangerous.”Continue reading “Danger! Gun Free Zone”
- A Review of International and Some Domestic Evidence
by Don B. Kates and Gary Mauser
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy
“The Second Amendment secures a right of individuals generally, not a right of States or a right restricted to persons serving in militias.”Continue reading “DOJ analysis of the Second Amendment”
Guns are used for self-defense somewhere between 800,000 and 3.6 million times per year …
Using firearm crime and defensive gun use figures most favorable to advocates for stricter gun control,… the benefits from defensive gun uses exceed the cost of violent firearm crimes … by between $90 million and $3.5 billion. Using the most credible estimate for defensive gun uses, the benefits range from $1 billion to $38 billion. Putting these dollar figures in more human terms: Guns save lives.Continue reading “Lawsuits against gun industry make us less safe”
John Lott looks at multiple victim public shootings, and shows that the data supports conceal carry.
From the abstract:
An FBI report that 1990 saw the fewest slayings of law officers in any year since 1968 undermines the media campaign that the streets are becoming deadier for cops because of so-called “assault weapons.”Continue reading “Facts about Police Shootings don’t Square with Media”
Months before the California legislature passed the “Assault Weapon” Control Act of 1989, key administrators in the state’s Dept. of Criminal Justice (DOJ) concluded that military-style semi-automatic rifles were not a crime problem. This fact was revealed in recently obtained DOJ internal documents.Continue reading “California Cover-Up”
In its support for the individual’s right to own weapons — and therefore, in its opposition to gun control proposals being made nationwide — the National Rifle Association takes what many view as extreme or radical positions. On closer examination, however, its approach does not strike me as unreasonable, but rather as a rational response to a serious threat against liberty.Continue reading “Thoughts on Guns and Taxes”
- If lax gun laws spawn violent crime, as anti-gunners claim, why the vast disparity in homicide rates among Golden State cities that had uniform gun laws?
- Hard evidence shows handguns are effective in defeating an unlawful life-threatening attack.