Analysis of Firearm Laws
Analysis & Updates of Recent Laws, Regulations, and ATF Rulings and Other Firearm Laws Information.
Texas Already Has “Extreme Risk Protection Order” Laws
Texas already has procedures to address the risks posed by persons who are a significant danger to themselves or others. These existing laws are significantly more comprehensive than any “Red-Flag” law, better balance due process requirements, and are consistent with the simple fact that the risks lie with the person, not the firearm. Read more . . .
ATF Forces Definitions to Regulate Bump-Fire Stocks Despite the Facts
Regardless of the Constitutional infringement, the ATF’s notice of proposed rulemaking to classify bump-fire stocks as machineguns is outside the clear provisions of statutory law and involve forcing a square peg in a round hole. These efforts require the ATF to bypass legislation, re-write history, re-define terms beyond any reasonable definition, endlessly repeat false statements, make inconsistent arguments, and then illogically jump from the new erroneous definitions to derive the desired and forgone conclusion they were directed to reach. Read more . . .
The “Fix NICS Act” Solves Nothing by Itself and Ignores Fundamental Problems
The National Shooting Sports Foundation has claimed that the “Fix NICS Act” does not interfere with the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding Americans and that the “Fix NICS legislation is not a ‘gun control’ measure.” These statements require a redefinition of “gun control” not unlike “doublespeak.” Read more . . .
2018: Will the Second Amendment Still Prevent Gun Bans?
Because of the narrow victory of only one justice in both of those decisions, the subsequent death of the Justice Antonin Scalia, the potential this country may elect another president who will appoint several “progressive” justices to the Supreme Court, the limited protections afforded by the Second Amendment may soon disappear and the Supreme Court will allow Congress, states, and municipalities to ban the ownership and possession of firearms. The direction we can expect the Supreme Court to take with a new progressive appointee has already been outlined in the Heller and McDonald dissents. Read more . . .
Federal Trend – Expand Prohibited Persons Rather Than Ban Guns
Over the last few years firearm businesses and owners have been inundated by unconstitutional state laws blatantly infringing on the Second Amendment. The Republican-controlled legislature has prevented such lunacy at the federal level, providing the excuse for the executive branch to pursue its own unconstitutional measures, but in a different direction. Recognizing that the unlikelihood of achieving its goal of an outright firearms ban for now, successful federal efforts have been directed not to prohibiting firearms, but to banning those who can possess them. The ultimate goal is the same, ensuring that no citizen is legally qualified to own a firearm. Read more . . .