Federal Agency SWAT Teams – Why So Many?

This cartoon reminded me of a growing trend in this country – the number of federal agencies with their own SWAT teams.  Among those federal agencies laying claim to their own law enforcement divisions are the State Department, Department of Education, Department of Energy, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Park Service, to […]

Liberal Re-Write of Second Amendment

Summary of Pending Anti-Gun Bills

Between being sick with the flu and backlogged at work, I have not blogged much recently.   Several “gun ban” and “gun registration” bills are pending.  I hate to link to the Washington Post, but it published a good summary earlier this week.  There was some good news: The search in the Senate for common ground […]

Proposed: Anger Management Class Before Buying Ammo

Is there any problem that Democrat officials think government cannot fix? A Florida legislator introduced House Bill 1229  which would prohibit the sale of ammunition to any person who has not completed an anger-management program and would require the  anger-management program to be renewed every 10 years. Let’s face reality.  Folks who own guns for self […]

PC Arguments for the Second Amendment

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Senate Judiciary Committee Gun Control Hearing Video

Thanks to CSPAN, you can watch the entire Senate Judiciary Committee gun control hearing from yesterday.

Durbin and LaPierre Face Off Over Background Checks

During today’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun control, Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre clashed on the issue of universal background checks. During Mr. LaPierre’s opening statement, he noted, And out of more than 76,000 firearms purchases denied by the federal instant check system, only 62 were […]

Today’s Gun Control Hearing in Senate Judiciary Committee

Today was the “gun control” hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee.  CNN hosts mentioned several times that they were going to cover the hearings in their entirety. The hearing predictably started out with a brief, emotional opening statement by former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.  Also scheduled to speak were: retired NASA astronaut, Mark Kelly (Giffords’ […]

Summary of Feinstein’s Assault Weapons Ban of 2013

The actual text of the bill not available yet, but here is a summary of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s latest “assault weapons” bill which was posted on her website. What the bill does: The legislation bans the sale, transfer, manufacturing and importation of: All semiautomatic rifles that can accept a detachable magazine and have at least […]