Tag: Gun Control
Federal Judge Draws Fire for Striking Down California Assault Weapons Ban
“A stone cold ideologue. He is a wholly owned subsidiary of the gun lobby of the National Rifle Association.” That was California Gov. Gavin Newsom on federal judge Roger Benitez, who recently overturned California’s longstanding ban on “assault weapons.” Second Amendment advocates might find the “ideologue” description puzzling. As we noted, in 2019 the...
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The Name Says It All: Gun Control Isn’t About Reducing Firearm Violence; It’s About Control
The Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is a hot topic these days. President Biden recently announced plans to place additional limits on current Second Amendment rights with the argument that those restrictions can “address the gun violence public health epidemic.” Second Amendment defenders (here’s an example) argue that further restrictions on...
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A Well-Crafted Action Movie, Run Hide Fight Contributes to Larger Discussion of School Violence
I had mixed feelings when I queued up the action movie Run Hide Fight on the Daily Wire. I knew this narrative film about a high school mass shooting, if done well, was likely to hit a raw nerve. After all, I am a martial-arts trained self-defense coach, a faculty member at a public university...
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Forgive Me if I Don’t Fall Right into Line with the New Fascism
As a San Francisco resident and business owner, I’m wondering—can I trust the health judgments of leaders who let thousands live on the streets in their own filth? And if we are now getting the homeless into shelter, why couldn’t that have happened earlier? Doesn’t their health count? All of a sudden, we are...
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California’s ‘Disammoment’ Campaign Targets Legal Gun Owners
California’s law requiring background checks for purchases of ammunition kicked in on July 1. Since then, according to the state attorney general, there have been 345,000 background checks. In 101 cases, the purchases were prohibited and 62,000 buyers were denied or rejected. Those 62,000 people, as it happens, were legally entitled to purchase ammunition....
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W. Dieter Tede (1933-2019)
I was privileged to present a tribute at the memorial celebration for the life of Wolfgang Dieter Tede, on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Independent Institute for over twenty years, and here is an edited...
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Blazing Blaster Buyback BS
Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is pushing “mandatory buybacks of certain semi-automatic weapons.”
San Francisco Supervisors Bust Dangerous Domestic Terrorist Group
San Francisco just passed a resolution calling the NRA a ‘domestic terrorist organization’
State-Funded Researchers Shift Aim from Gun Owners to Gun Stores
It’s no surprise that the Firearm Violence Research Center wants to survey gun owners and target the businesses that sell firearms.
California Triple Manslaughter Case Shows Need for Judicial Oversight
Ismael Huazo-Jardinez’s case confirms the need for stricter oversight of judges’ actions.
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