Mr. Michel has long been recognized as one of the leading authorities on firearms law at both the state and federal level, and has played a significant role in defending and helping to shape 2nd Amendment Rights and legislation for over 2 decades. He has been instrumental in crafting some of the most important legal challenges to legislative efforts that impede gun rights guaranteed in the Constitution and represents may of the most prominent firearms organizations, including the National Rifle Association and the California Rifle and Pistol Association.
San Antonio, Texas is a sizable city with about 1.4 million inhabitants. As is common in bigger metro areas, San Antonio has a bigger crime problem. Their homicide rate is about 30% higher than average for America.
Chicago’s homicide rate is 300% higher.
Granted, Chicago is larger than San Antonio, but not ten times larger. So other factors must explain the propensity of Barack Obama’s fellow Chicagoans killing each other. Maybe they live in a state of enhanced irritation because the W [...]More
It is indeed too bad that cars and guns are not treated the same way. If they were, accidental automobile deaths might become nearly non-existent.
In a recent editorial (“Guns, cars and dead Americans”, 10/24/2013) The Post-Gazette bemoaned many things, and opined with a level of inaccuracy not tolerated at shooting ranges. The editorial’s gist was that government regulation and legislation made roadways, air, water and consumer products safer, so similar regiments should be applied to [...]More
That a medical student may have doctored data is both a crime and a terrible pun.
But this is probably what happened when a student formerly from the University of Michigan Medical School presented a paper at the American Academy of Pediatrics convention, and the media apishly copied headlines about the paper’s claims concerning the intersection of guns and kids.
Since reporters are generally not well educated [should I end the sentence there] on criminology, statistics, robust data sour [...]More
With another stroke of his executive pen, President Obama has again confirmed his anti-Second Amendment agenda. On August 29, 2013, the White House issued a press release declaring two executive actions going into effect. The first proposed change is to federal regulation to require background checks and law enforcement approval before firearms regulated under the National Firearms Act or "NFA" (things like machineguns, destructive devices, short barreled rifles/shotguns) can be transferred.
I was reminded of an old criminologists’ inside joke when recent news reports announced that global warming will lead to higher crime rates (which is odd since crime in America has been in a two decade decline while global temperatures have crept upwards). Long ago someone noticed that more rapes occurred during the summer months, and also noticed people ran their air conditioners during the summer. In an attempt to show the absurdity of some pseudo-scientific thinking applied to politics, the [...]More