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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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Dems Don't Care Whether Banning 'Assault Weapons' Is Constitutional

By Jacob Sullum. Aug 3, 2022

A week before the House of Representatives approved a ban on "assault weapons," a federal judge in Denver explained why such laws are unlikely to pass constitutional muster. House Democrats either were not paying attention or did not care [...]

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NSSF Denounces Unconstitutional Gun Ban Passed By U.S. House

By NSSF. Aug 2, 2022

NSSF, the firearm industry trade association, condemns the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 1808, the Assault Weapons Ban of 2022, as amended. The legislation ignores the Constitutional right, upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, for law-abiding Americans to keep and bear arms that are in common use [...]

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