EJ Bradford Report

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The Alabama Attorney General’s report on the EJ Bradford shooting at the Galleria mall has been released. Read the report here. The report includes surveillance footage the AG determined to show that the officer’s assumption EJ was a threat was reasonable. It is hard to know from just a few screen captures if that was […]

Tennessee to consider safe storage felony law

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I question the efficacy of safe storage laws – I do not think they actually work – but no one I know questions the obligation of a gun owner to safely store his/her firearm. Gun owners should do this through personal responsibility rather than government compulsion. Nevertheless, Tennessee State Sen. Sara Kyle, D-Memphis, is bringing […]


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For the first time in nearly ten years, the United States Supreme Court has granted certiorari (cert) to a gun case. An excellent analysis can be found here. Basically, New York grants gun permits to only the special, favor few and then prevents them from taking their gun outside the city. The rationale for this […]

Borrowing Your Buddy’s 12 Gauge For Duck Hunting? Go To Jail.

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Dave Kopel has a good article discussing House Bill 8 to be proposed to the new Democratically controlled House. In the article, Kopel writes: HR8 requires that loans, gifts, and sales of firearms be processed by a gun store. The same fees, paperwork, and permanent record-keeping apply as to buying a new gun from the […]

4 Injured In Winchester Explosion

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According to Hotty Toddy News, at approximately 1:30 pm on January 8, 2019, four Winchester employees were injured in a “minor” explosion at the Olin manufacturing facility in Oxford, Miss. It does not sound like the injuries are serious, thankfully. Winchester manufacturers 22lr and a variety of centerfire ammunition for the military at this facility.

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California Thumbs Nose At US Constitution

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For a state which prides itself on protecting the “rights” of people (even when those rights are not based upon any articulated protection found in a governing document) it is nonetheless not surprising that California is ignoring the Full Faith and Credit clause of the United States Constitution. This is troubling for anyone who has […]

Georgia To Consider Unlicensed Concealed Carry

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Georgia Republican state representative Matt Gurtler has pre-filed legislation that would allow for permitless concealed carry (often inaccurately called “Constitutional Carry”). This is a good idea that has worked in many other states for many years with nary a problem. This so because law-abiding citizens follow the law while criminals are not deterred by laws. […]

Waffle House Shooter’s Father Denies LEOs Told Him To Keep Guns From Son

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On April 22, 2018, around 3:00 a.m., a practically naked mass shooter with an AR-15 entered a Waffle House in Nashville and opened fire. In 42 seconds he killed four people and injured four more. The shooting was stopped by a hero – an “ordinary” guy – who refused to be a hapless victim. This […]

Attorney Receives $28,184.81 Worth of Guns For Legal Work; Bar Complaint Filed

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The full story is covered here on the excellent Legal Profession Blog. In a nutshell, an Ohio gun seller incurred over $27,000 in legal fees. One of the law firm’s partners took items in trade for the debt. That can be permissible if done properly. The problem here is that the lawyer did not pay […]

Must I Show NFA Tax Stamp To A Range Officer?

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Short answer: No. Long answer: The attorney general, or his designee, meaning an ATF agent, can require the owner of a NFA item (suppressor, short barreled rifle, short barreled shotgun, machinegun) to show proof of registration, i.e. the tax stamp. 26 U.S. Code ยง 5841(e). There is nothing that requires a private range officer to […]