Mark Overstreet is a firearm instructor and author 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 [email protected]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sanders says confiscating existing AR-15s from their owners would be unconstitutional, but that prohibiting people from becoming AR-15 owners wouldn’t be.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These are the changes Republicans should make to federal gun laws, once they again hold the White House and both houses of Congress.
It’s not only to prevent a Democrat landslide in 2020. It’s because Democrats will settle for nothing less than gun confiscation.
The habitually dishonest Bill Clinton is mischaracterizing his ‘ban’ to help Democrats impose one with far more severe consequences.
The metric system may be highly overrated, but it has at least one useful application.
The best AR-15s cost less now than the cheapest ones will, if the Democrats’ gun-ban legislation gains steam.
No one should be naïve enough to fall for Democrats’ pretenses that these bills are aimed at reducing crime.
If judges allow the BATFE to override laws passed by Congress, the historically corrupt agency will have a green light to go after semi-automatic firearms next.
Second to the muskets used in our revolutionary and civil wars, the AR-15 may be the most important firearm in American political history.
The ballot box, not the Supreme Court, is where the fight for the right to keep and bear arms will be won or lost.
The path to civility should start with those who are responsible for ideologically motivated crimes, encourage them, and apologize for them or look the other way when they happen.
We should take George Patton’s advice: The great object in battle is not to die for your country, but to make the other fellow die for his.
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