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    5 Fundamental Flaws in the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty

    The overwhelming majority of commentary in the United States on the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) has focused on the possible risks it poses to rights protected under the Second Amendment. There is nothing wrong with being watchful on this front, but the ATT raises broader concerns for U.S. foreign … More

    Can the U.N. Grab Americans' Guns?

    For much of the past two weeks, I’ve been attending the U.N.’s Arms Trade Treaty conference in New York and blogging on the craziness of Turtle Bay. A number of comments on my blogs—and many external commentators—have raised the question of whether the ATT is, pure and simple, a “gun … More

    Scribecast: Katie Pavlich on the Scandal of Operation Fast and Furious

    Katie Pavlich’s new book, “Fast and Furious,” assembles the devastating evidence that implicates the Obama administration for its ill-advised gun-walking operation and ensuing scandal to mislead Congress and the American people. Few journalists have devoted as much time reporting on Fast and Furious as Pavlich. As the news editor of … More

    House Committee Seeks Answers on Operation Fast and Furious

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hear testimony from six current and former Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agents regarding the bureau’s botched “Fast and Furious” operation. The hearing will focus specifically on the effect the operation had in Mexico. Operation Fast and Furious involved the sale of thousands … More

    Responding to Comments on CIFTA

    Several comments have taken issue with my post on the recent Washington Post article on the supposed prevalence of gun smuggling from the U.S. to Mexico. I’m glad to respond to their concerns. Let me begin by pointing out that it is not possible to prove absolutely that, of all … More

    President Calderon's Misleading Claim

    In his speech before a Joint Session of Congress yesterday, President Felipe Calderon of Mexico made a bold claim. He asserted that: Just to give you an idea, we have seized 75,000 guns and assault weapons in Mexico in the last three years. And more than 80 percent of those … More

    Global Gun Registration...What?

    Just when you thought the Second Amendment would be the only issue we wouldn’t debate this summer. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9X2VbhSH9o&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

    President Obama Meets Mexican President Calderon: With Guns Drawn?

    Today’s Washington Post reports an often heard but highly inaccurate statement: 90% of guns employed in the drug cartel killing spree come from the U.S.  It is a factoid prominently stuck in the minds of leaders and the media, some of whom use this misrepresentation in support of reimposing extensive … More

    Morning Bell: A Big Victory For Individual Rights

    Each morning, District of Columbia special police officer Dick Heller reports to his job protecting the Federal Judicial Center, where he takes possession of a handgun that he carriers throughout the day. Despite the fact that the city trusts Heller to carry a handgun all day in order to protect … More

    Supreme Court Ruling Affirms Individual Right to Bear Arms

    In a landmark opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the right to keep and bear arms, recognized in the Second Amendment, is an individual right of all Americans unconnected with service in a militia. (Read the decision.) Americans may use arms like handguns for traditionally … More