Mark Overstreet
Mark Overstreet
Mark Overstreet

Mark Overstreet is a firearm instructor and freelance writer in central Texas. He retired in 2016 as the senior research coordinator of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action, after 25 years with the organization. He is also retired from the Army Reserve, after 23 years including duty as a combat cameraman in Iraq. His views do not necessarily reflect those of the NRA or the Department of Defense. He can be reached at

What The Baldwin Mishap Says About Guns Isn’t What You Might Think

The right to keep and bear arms is, at a last resort, our most important right, thus it’s one that should be exercised with the utmost care and attention to detail.

Can The Supreme Court Be Trusted On The Second Amendment?

Thus far, even ‘conservatives’ on the court have shown they aren’t comfortable with Americans being armed to the extent the Framers intended.

After You Buy A Gun For Self-Defense, Here’s What To Do With It

Owning a gun isn’t the same as knowing how to use it. Here are some suggestions for getting your defensive act together.

AR-15s Are Why Leftists Can’t Commit Taliban Atrocities Here

Taliban executions remind Americans to never give up arms they need for the primary reason the Constitution guarantees their right to have them.

Ammo Alone Won’t Keep You Safe. Here’s What To Do When It’s Hard To Find

The Biden administration’s decision to stop the importation of ammunition from Russia has some supporters of the right to arms chafing, but its effect can easily be minimized.

What To Make Of Biden’s Latest Call For Banning Guns

Joe Biden lied and was vague, but at least made clear that he wants to ban guns and ammunition magazines that Americans most rely upon for defensive purposes.

Biden Is Cracking Down On Guns Again With AR-15 Pistol Ban, And He’s Using Heller To Do It

The Supreme Court’s problematic decision in District of Columbia v. Heller is being used to attack the right to keep and bear arms.

Second Ruling Against California’s ‘Assault Weapon’ Ban Offers Supreme Court A Chance To Fix Heller

This could give the Supreme Court the opportunity to correct its errors in District of Columbia v. Heller, which otherwise could be the basis for effectively nullifying the right to keep and bear arms.

Reality Check: Stomping Around Michigan Declaring Yourself A Militia Only Makes You Look Like An Idiot

The ‘Michigan Militia’ ought to leave Lansing and let more prudent Michiganders figure out what to do about Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s irrational virus lockdown.

The Supreme Court’s ‘Dangerous And Unusual’ Error Is Worse Than Michigan’s Rifle-Carrying Protestors

Contrary to the Supreme Court’s claim in District of Columbia v. Heller, the term ‘dangerous and unusual weapons’ has historically not been applied to weapons themselves, but to carrying them in an intimidating manner.

African Americans Aren’t The Only People Democrats Want To Disarm

It’s no coincidence that most of the current and former Democrat 2020 presidential candidates advocate banning guns. Democrats have been trying to disarm black and other Americans since the Civil War.

Is Kavanaugh, The Supreme Court, Or The First Circuit Right About The Second Amendment?

Heller preemptively rejected the First Circuit’s notion that the right to keep and bear arms should be balanced against government’s claimed interest in banning guns and magazines.

Bernie Sanders Can’t Keep His Position On Banning ‘Assault Weapons’ Straight

Sanders says confiscating existing AR-15s from their owners would be unconstitutional, but that prohibiting people from becoming AR-15 owners wouldn’t be.

Top 10 Take-Aways From Yesterday’s House Hearing On ‘Assault Weapons’

Thirty years into the national debate over semi-automatic rifles and ammunition magazines designed for defensive purposes, the only thing that has changed is the openness with which Democrats demonstrate their determination to prohibit the private ownership of firearms.

Why Barr’s Expanded Background Checks Would Pave The Way For Gun Grabs

There are no two ways about it. As long as there is a background check system for gun purchases, Democrats will try to transform it into a firearm registry they can use to confiscate guns.

Why There’s No Difference Between Beto’s And Other Democrats’ Gun Bans

All top 10 Democrat presidential candidates advocate banning the most popular rifles and ammunition magazines in America. Five don’t want to wait for their current owners to die.

It’s Not The NRA Stopping Gun Control, It’s America’s 100 Million Gun Owners

Speculations about defeating ‘the NRA’ may titillate the mob, but even if NRA disappeared, there are still 100 million American gun owners, their family members, and their friends.

The Top 10 Gun Laws Americans Really Need

These are the changes Republicans should make to federal gun laws, once they again hold the White House and both houses of Congress.

Why Republicans Shouldn’t Cave To Democrats On Guns

It’s not only to prevent a Democrat landslide in 2020. It’s because Democrats will settle for nothing less than gun confiscation.

6 Ways Bill Clinton Is Lying About His Assault Weapons ‘Ban’

The habitually dishonest Bill Clinton is mischaracterizing his ‘ban’ to help Democrats impose one with far more severe consequences.