Yesterday, Illinois Solicitor General Jane Elinor Notz filed a brief with the Supreme Court, defending the Illinois assault weapons ban. Much of the brief is about law and procedure, which I'm not knowledgeable enough to address. But think I can shed some light on one tiny piece of Notz's brief:The instruments regulated by the Act are best suited for offensive combat: … [Read more...] about Jane Notz is Fibbing
Smarter Gun Control?
A recent Tweet pointed me to an opinion piece that Nicholas Kristof wrote a few months ago for the New York Times on the subject of reducing gun deaths through what he calls a "harm reduction" approach, similar to what we've done with alcohol, tobacco, and cars. It's a few weeks old, but it sparked an urge to respond. For someone who is sort of anti-gun, he takes an interesting … [Read more...] about Smarter Gun Control?
Assault Weapon Ban Theater
Somewhat to my surprise, earlier this year, Illinois passed an assault weapons ban, justified in part as an attempt to end mass-shootings. The ban is already under attack in the courts and dozens of county Sheriffs have claimed they will not enforce it. Lots of people in the RKBA((Right to Keep and Bear Arms)) community think it won't survive court scrutiny, especially in light … [Read more...] about Assault Weapon Ban Theater
Michael Moore Tries to Rescue Us From Guns
The gun control debate has been raging lately, and now filmmaker Michael Moore has arrived to save the day with his proposal to repeal and replace the 2nd Amendment. I read it over, and of course it would be very bad for gun owners. That's tempered by the fact that it is also very stupid.Join me in a whirlwind tour:The inalienable right of a free people to be kept safe … [Read more...] about Michael Moore Tries to Rescue Us From Guns
If Only the Paperwork
Over at Addicting Info, Jameson Parker complains that, as he puts it in the headline, "NRA Argues People Should Be Allowed To Lie On Gun Registration Forms, Defeating The Whole Purpose."This arose out of a criminal case decided by the Supreme Court a few months ago, where Bruce Abramski bought a gun on behalf of his uncle, but filled in the paperwork with his own … [Read more...] about If Only the Paperwork