Continued reporting on gun-related deaths in 2017—a record high in the U.S. in almost 40 years, according to The Hill and other publications—keeps one thing in perspective: combining the number of suicides, homicides, accidents, legal interventions and “operations of war” creates a more dramatic, and perhaps misleading, impression about firearms in the United States. Last […]
‘Gun Deaths’ Reach ‘Record High,’ Says CNN
According to a new report at CNN, “gun deaths in America have reached a record high.” The report says that 39,773 people “died by guns” last year, and this is where it appears a numbers game starts playing, which can be understandably frustrating to anyone used to asking direct questions and getting direct answers. It’s […]
Why Penalize All Gun Owners for Things They Didn’t Do?
With the Washington Post essentially singing the praises of the Everytown for Gun Safety anti-Second Amendment group in Wednesday’s edition, perhaps the time has come to ask the billionaire-backed gun prohibition lobby a couple of important questions. Why are you so determined to penalize the nation’s 100-million-plus law-abiding gun owners for crimes committed by a […]
While Left Focuses on Guns, Are They Ignoring Drug Overdoses?
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that “suicides and drug overdoses pushed up U.S. deaths last year,” the Associated Press is reporting, noting that the drug overdose death rate was up 9.6 percent over 2016. According to AFP, “the rate of heroin deaths was seven times higher than in […]
Bill Would Require ‘Purchaser Licensing’ for Handguns Across U.S.
Almost as a “parting shot” as she prepares to leave office, Connecticut Democrat Rep. Elizabeth Esty has filed legislation that would require people to obtain a “handgun purchaser license” before they are able to buy a handgun. The measure, H.R. 5490, has been referred to the House Judiciary Committee. Esty is leaving office at the […]
In CCW Reciprocity Fight, Is ‘Perfect’ the Enemy of the ‘Good?’
Sometime Wednesday the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on legislation that has combined national concealed carry reciprocity with legislation to improve the ailing National Instant Check System (NICS), and some gun rights activists apparently have a problem with this. There are some objections to having the two bills combined, by both proponents and […]