BATFE Backs Off, Will Not Ban Bullets … For Now

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives has ended plan to ban bullets, or—more likely—has paused it. Last month Bob Allen wrote about how, “Banning Bullets Means Banning Guns.” The BATFE was trying to make ammunition for the AK-47 illegal. Thanks to the outrage, especially what was channeled through the NRA, the BATFE is backing down. The Washington Examiner reports in the Secrets column by Paul Bedard, “ATF waves white flag, kills AR-15 bullet ban in big win Read more […]

Aussie Lectures Us Yanks About How Gun Prohibition is So Good

Australia now has much stricter gun laws because of a mass shooting, so Andrew Leigh, a member of the Australian House of Representatives, wrote in the Huffington Post about how this prohibition and gun buyback “reduced deaths.” Yeah, this is a real convincing piece. Overall, the firearms homicide and firearms suicide rates had been trending steadily downwards through the 1980s and early 1990s, but the fall accelerated after the buyback. Analyzing variations in the amount of guns turned in for Read more […]

Yo, Anti-Gun Morons, The NRA Already IS “The Black NRA” (with Postscript)

Black NRA from Sarah Silverman This video may be old news to you. But I just saw it start popping up for the first time in my Facebook feed via Upworthy. I didn’t know who Sarah Silverman was but, given the premise she thinks we all accept, I’m not impressed with her intelligence. Just think about this: The NRA is a gun lobby. It is powerful but it is also powerfully opposed. It never knows when a coalition might grow strong enough to stop it. What would the NRA think if every young Read more […]

Professor Calls for Murder of NRA Members’ Children

We’ve seen this one before. Remember the professor of history at the University of Rhode Island who tweeted that he wanted the NRA president’s “head on a stick?” After people accused Professor Erik Loomis of wanting to assassinate LePierre, the head of the NRA, he clarified, saying that it was only a metaphor. He tweeted:  “Dear right-wing morons, saying you ‘want someone’s head on a stick’ is a metaphor. I know metaphor is hard for you to understand.— Erik Loomis.” In another Read more […]