It has been seven long years since the Supreme Court last heard a case dealing with the Second Amendment. However, with confirmation hearings for Judge Neil Gorsuch, there’s renewed hope that the nation’s high court will once again weigh in on one or more of the many cases having to do with our right to keep and bear arms.
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Far from the conception of some, the gun control fight is not over. While certain threats have been diminished with the defeat of Hillary Clinton, others are just as real. Fights are taking place within local and state legislatures. Other efforts are not against new threats, but against actions taken by previous administrations. The Shooter’s Log reported on the threat to the Second Amendment rights of individuals applying for, or receiving, Social Security benefits. While we were unsuccessful in blocking the initial implementation at the end of President Obama’s term, President Trump is doing the right thing. Read the full release from the National Rifle Association (NRA).
The Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program is a firearm accident prevention program that helps parents, law enforcement, community groups, and educators begin the gun safety journey with the children in their lives. The program not only engages kids with Eddie’s cartoons, workbooks and stories, but helps adults work through the safety education even if they have no experience with firearms.
The Shooter’s Log has covered the recent actions of the Social Security Administration (SSA) that many believe would threaten, if not completely strip, recipients of their Second Amendment rights in exchange for benefits. There is a lot of rhetoric, some justified and some roaming into the realm of fake news—for and against the action. The best advice is to read up on the subject and make an informed decision. The NRA has done its homework. Read the full story to determine whether you agree.
A decision this week by the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is a stark and sobering reminder of the utter disdain and denial with which many judges continue to treat the right to keep and bear arms. Taken to its logical extreme, the opinion declares open season on law-abiding Americans who choose to carry firearms for self-defense. It may well be the most anti-gun ruling from any court of the modern era.
Walking through the manufacturer and exhibitor booths at the 2017 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor, Trade (SHOT) Show’s Industry Day at the Range, I had a chance to speak with several suppressor manufacturers as well as several dealers. The news was mixed but consistent. Read the full story here.
Regulations of ammunition sales, requirements forcing patrons to have a license to buy ammunition, background checks to buy ammunition, large capacity magazine bans, reversing grandfathered protections… California’s Proposition 63 even requires ammunition legally purchased out of state and then brought into California a crime unless shipped through a licensed firearm dealer. These are only some of the new regulation from Proposition 63. Read the full story.
Californians face a bleaker, and more dangerous, future with the passage of ill-advised state ballot initiatives—two of which will likely work in tandem to increase crime rates and endanger law-abiding citizens, according to law enforcement officials—Proposition 57 releases violent criminals for budgetary reasons, while Proposition 63 drastically restricts residents’ ability to defend themselves.
Whether or not you supported him as a candidate, we would all like to think the next President will defend our rights under the Second Amendment. Early indicators are positive, but that does not mean the threat is diminished. It simply means we have one less entity against us. The threat from the antis is alive and they are up to their old tricks. In an attempt to counter the efforts of the NRA-ILA, and groups such as the Second Amendment Foundation, the anti gunners have formed anti-Firearms Accountability Counsel Task Force.
Firearm sales continue to rise in the United States, with more Americans than ever investing in guns for a variety of reasons. From personal protection and home defense to recreational target shooting and hunting to collecting as an investment, increasing numbers of citizens are purchasing guns. Firearm sales continue to rise in the United States, with more Americans than ever investing in guns for a variety of reasons. From personal protection and home defense to recreational target shooting and hunting to collecting as an investment, increasing numbers of citizens are purchasing guns. On Black Friday 2016, the FBI processed 185,713 background checks through their National Instant Criminal Background Check System, breaking last year’s record.