Category Archives: GUN LAWS

“Mental Health Test” For Gun Ownership May Violate 2A Rights

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled a mental health bar to gun ownerhip may violent the Second Amendment. The decision was a split one, meaning it will probably be up to … Continue reading

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Midyear Gun Law Report

The latest count of known restrictive gun laws enacted is 57,224, with all or nearly all of the significant restrictions since 1495 counted. The number of restrictive gun laws known to be in force is 23,761. The number of restrictive … Continue reading

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New Count Of Restrictive Gun Laws

It is a bit early for the quarterly tally of restrictive gun laws, but the young archivist who digs out the ancient records is going on holiday. Which is a good thing to do. Wanderer reports a total of 57,227, … Continue reading

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How Many Restrictive Gun Laws?

While I hit the wrong bookmark, the My 30, 2016 grand total of restrictive gun laws stood at 57,224 over 521 years, or 109 a year over that time span. Of those, not one can be shown to have reduced … Continue reading

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“I am not obligated to obey laws that are unconstitutional”

Looking over some comments at Ne4wsmax I was struck by one comment that said “I am not legally required to obey laws that are unconstitutional.” True, but the commentator has not thought that through. Take the case of the young … Continue reading

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Heard At The Breakfast Stop..

The Assistant Principal was looking at his smartphone, which is about the size of a small laptop, when he turned to the Big Lawyer and says, “Do you know what would scare the heck out of these kids who have … Continue reading

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Why Should Gun Makers Be Immune To Lawsuits?

Someone stopped by searching for “gun makers immune.” Since it is in the news every time HRod opens her mouth, and because I do not think the search was for how many gun makers have had their flu shots… Those … Continue reading

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There Is A Bill That Needs An Urgent Push

The Dover, New Hampshire Democrat reports two New Hampshire lawmakers want to increase the penalty for the theft of a firearm. Given that stolen guns enable some 360,000 gun related crimes a year, the usual “petty larceny” penalties for stealing … Continue reading

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WAPO: Virginia Senate Panel Sinks Gun Control, Advances Gun Rights Bill

The anti-gun Washington Post reports Virginia’s Senate panel shot down a series of gun ban bills, while advancing a gun rights proposal. Briefly quoting the Washington Post report linked above: The Republican-led Senate Courts of Justice Committee easily defeated that … Continue reading

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“Common Sense Gun Laws? “

Someone stopped by searching for “common sense gun laws.” “Common sense” involves doing that which anyone in possession of the facts and his or her faculties would do, since that is most likely to be successful. For gun laws, the … Continue reading

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