The media is reporting the event as “the deadliest mass shooting in US history.” Other headlines are some form of “Shooter targets LGBT nightclub.” And already calls are coming to push for new gun laws, because “people shouldn’t have dangerous guns.”
The shooting in a Florida nightclub was certainly tragic, and we need to do something to prevent future violence. But I think many people are missing something here. Current reports indicate that the shooter called 911 and told the dispatcher that he had pledged allegiance to ISIS. At least one witness stated that the shooter shouted “allahu akbar” during his rampage. We hear about how this shooting is the worst mass shooting ever, but not about how it’s the worst terrorist attack on US soil since September 11th. Or the third worst terrorist attack to ever occur on US soil, behind September 11th and the Oklahoma City bombings.
It’s not new news that the ATF changed its ruling on shouldering the Sig brace. It’s not new news that the ATF has changed its ruling on the import of 5.45mm 7N6 ammunition. And it’s not surprising that the ATF doesn’t have its act together to stay consistent on anything. Continue Reading
Several months ago I wrote about my support for states issuing concealed carry licenses (see Why my state is doing me a favor by requiring a concealed carry license). A few days ago I heard about a bill currently before the New Hampshire state senate that would repeal the need for a carry license, and I became a bit concerned. As the current CHL (concealed handgun license) situation in my state stands, we have a reciprocity agreement with several other states so that my license to carry is recognised in multiple other states. My concern was that the new law would cause the state to stop issuing carry licenses.