Archive by Author

Gun-mounted flashlights spark concerns in wake of accidental Denver police shootings

Denver’s police chief said Thursday he has ordered extra training and a review of department policies after the second accidental shooting by an officer this month and the fifth in a little over a year. Police are still investigating the latest shooting Sunday night, but at least two of the accidental shootings have been blamed […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

Guns Don’t Kill People, Democrats Kill People

Headlines that blame a “gun culture” for the high rate of firearm- related homicides in the United States are not too difficult to locate (e.g., here, here, and here). The need to eliminate this “gun culture” is then used as justification for restriction of 2nd Amendment rights. What goes unmentioned about the so-called “gun culture” […]

1 Comment Continue Reading →

Federal law enforcement begins encroaching into the mission of state police forces

Federal law enforcement begins encroaching into the mission of state police forces. Federal agencies then begin to expand their scope of interests and encroach upon each others’ missions and scope of interests. All of this results in the initial agencies lacking the necessary funding to do what they were created to do, or otherwise having […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

The Developing Saga of Cook County’s Gun-Totin’ Sheriff

Again, we doubt that Dart was threatened by anyone credible. Ed Burke wasn’t, but he still has a gun, too. One set of rules for them, and another for the serfs… The article also calls Dart a “former lawmaker,” meaning he has little (if any) law enforcement experience, but carries a gun simply because he’s […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

One More Road-to-Hell Law in IL

A law that goes into effect Wednesday will require individual Illinois gun owners to check their buyer’s credentials with state police before transferring ownership of their weapons, but key details of the new process still haven’t been announced. Richard Pearson, executive director of the Illinois State Rifle Association, said Thursday that he was waiting to […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →

New Concealed Carry Study Supports Lott / Mustard Research

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics: The purpose of the present study is to determine the effects of state-level assault weapons bans and concealed weapons laws on state-level murder rates. Using data for the period 1980 to 2009 and controlling for state and year fixed effects, the results of the present study suggest that states with […]

Leave a comment Continue Reading →