I don't like having to say it. But it _is_ the truth, it has to be said, so I'm going to get it over with right up front: the deaths and woundings at Virginia Tech this week were in fact -- each and every one of them -- self-inflicted
In four mass killings the shooters unexpectedly found themselves facing armed resistance from potential victims. I discuss these four cases. (There probably are more.) These included two schools, a school dance and a shopping mall.
"Gun Control is Bullshit"
Hat tip to Anthony posting at Lew Rockwell for the link. Legislation would have allowed firearms on campus with permit.
Gunfire erupted in a dorm and classroom at Virginia Tech on Monday, killing 33 people, the police chief said, including the gunman who killed himself.
District of Columbia officials warned a federal appeals court yesterday that its rejection of the city's handgun ban created a precedent that could severely limit gun control.
Keith Patton was driving home one night in February when police officers pulled over his red Ford Explorer for a traffic stop. His license and insurance form were in his gym bag on the floor near the back seat. Under the bag was a .357 Magnum.
Texas, where a code rooted in the days of the highwayman recognizes the right of travelers to be armed, and the Legislature has repeatedly endorsed that principle. Defiant police officers and prosecutors, say they retain law enforcement discretion, h
Criminals in Texas beware: if you threaten someone in their car or office, the citizens of this state where guns are ubiquitous have the right to shoot you dead. "The right to defend oneself from an imminent act of harm should not only be clearl
A close aide to Senator Jim Webb, Democrat of Virginia, was arrested and jailed after trying to take a loaded handgun into a Senate office building, officials said.
Federal authorities and Los Angeles County sheriffs officials today shut down a well-known Compton gun store, culminating a two-month sting operation. Federal charges of knowingly selling firearms to undercover officers posing as felons through **QQ*
The number of permits issued to carry concealed weapons is running twice as high as it was before Katrina _ this, in a city with only about half its pre-storm population of around 450,000. Attendance at firearms classes and hours logged at shooting r
When one intruder attempted to draw a revolver, Daniels fired four times. Both men fled in a van parked nearby. Boyd County Sheriff Terry Keelin said a grand jury would decide if Daniels would be charged.
That was settled law until last week. Now there's a possibility that a more conservative Supreme Court might endorse this lower-court decision. If so, the justices will need to acknowledge that public safety requires regulation of firearms.
"To summarize, we conclude that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to keep and bear arms. That right existed prior to the formation of the new government under the Constitution..."
(We'll examine this document further and provide more information later - just released)
Modern hunters rarely become more famous than Jim Zumbo. Zumbo's fame, however, has turned to infamy within America's gun culture -- and his multimedia success has come undone all in the past week, after he publicly criticized the use of mili
When the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence released a report, "Shady Dealings: Illegal Gun Trafficking from Licensed Gun Dealers." Tanner's store was featured as one of the scurrilous. What the Brady Center didn't know is that th
Private investigators hired by the city to conduct sting operations on out-of-state gun shops could be breaking the law, and the dealers they caught making illegal sales will not be prosecuted, federal officials said.
[It grows.] Sheriff's officials embarked on an unprecedented census to track down the origins of nearly 900 weapons confiscated. The results offer a glimpse into complex and unexpected ways guns get into the hands of gang members.
Frustrated by repeated failures to meet court-appointed deadlines, and a pattern of disregard by the City of New Orleans, the Second Amendment Foundation has filed a motion to hold Mayor Ray Nagin and Police Superintendent Warren Riley in contempt of
Combat-style rifles are pouring into Mexico, aided by the end of the U.S. Assault Weapons Ban in 2004 and an arms race among several Mexican cartels battling for control of lucrative drug routes. [coming for 'em]
Hollis Wayne Fincher's machine gun trial will go to the jury with the defense having presented no evidence or witnesses to the jury. The defense rested after Judge Jimm Larry Hendren ruled Fincher's testimony inadmissible.
It took a jury just under five hours to find Hollis Wayne Fincher guilty of owning illegal machine guns and a sawed-off shotgun. A major issue was whether the Militia of Washington County is a valid state militia for second amendment purposes. Judge
According to police, two of the .308-caliber machine guns, homemade versions of the Browning model 1919, allegedly had Fincher's name inscribed on them and a reference to the Constitutional right of citizens to bear arms. The other firearms were
American states where more people own guns have higher murder rates, including murders of children, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health reported. [Proof the Dems control CONgress.]
Boston, facing a spike in gun violence and murders, will press the new Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives to come up with tougher national gun laws, Boston's mayor said.
US stun gun maker Taser is unveiling a sleeker version of its controversial weapon aimed at safety and fashion conscious members of the public.
Police shootout in front of my house.
Freedom In Peril: Guarding the 2nd Amendment in the 21st Century, is a spectacularly beautiful graphic novel. Here, for example, is one of the biggest threats to the white suburban hunter: dirty hippies and their evil sidekicks: the dynamite-c