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Texas, Silencers, ATF and the Supreme Court Bruen case

By Dean Weingarten. Aug 15, 2022

On July 15, 2022, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton amended the complaint filed in federal court against the Attorney General, Garland, in the Texas lawsuit against the ATF, challenging the constitutionality of the NFA and GCA 1968 to regulate privately made silencers/suppressors/gun mufflers [...]

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No Effect from "Red Flag" Law in California: JAMA Study

By Dean Weingarten. Aug 12, 2022

On April 5, 2022, the JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Network Open published a study attempting to find a reduction in firearms fatal and non-fatal injuries associated with the very aggressive implementation of a "Red Flag" law, also known as a gun violence restraining order [...]

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Do Studies Show 'Gun Control' Works?

From Reason TV. Aug 10, 2022

Not only is the social science literature on gun control broadly useless, but it provides endless fodder for advocates who say that "studies prove" that a particular favored policy would have beneficial outcomes. This matters because gun laws, even if they don't accomplish their goals, have large costs [...]

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5th Circuit Considers Whether Trump Admin Was Legally Authorized To Ban Bump Stocks

By Jacob Sullum. Aug 9, 2022

Three years ago, a federal ban on "bump-stock-type devices" took effect, transforming otherwise law-abiding owners of such firearm accessories into felons overnight. Despite its severe and startling consequences, that ban was never approved by Congress. It was unilaterally imposed by the Trump admin [...]

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Since SCOTUS Made It Easier to Throw Out Anti-Gun Laws, Which Might Be Next to Go?

By Cody Wisniewski. Aug 8, 2022

The Supreme Court changed how gun laws across the country are viewed by applying a traditional understanding of the Second Amendment. It changed the legal landscape for gun laws across the country. With that change, many 'gun control' laws are now on life support. [...]

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2A Protects Everyone, as 12 Defensive Gun Uses Show

Amy Swearer & Isaac Bock. Aug 5, 2022

The Supreme Court last month struck down a New York law that effectively prohibited ordinary citizens from carrying handguns in public for self-defense. As some New Yorkers joined gun control activists in decrying the decision as making them less safe, one young woman explained how, for her, [...]

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