How Reagan Crushed Gun Rights in California

California was an open carry state until Ronald Reagan was governor. Gun nuts and Republicans lionize Reagan as a staunch defender of the Second Amendment and the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms. Most, however, either do not remember Reagan or are very hazy on their history. Ronald Reagan banned open carry…

Hillary, Bernie, and Guns

One of the more absurd political dramas is unfolding as Hillary Clinton attempts to paint herself as further to the left than is Bernie Sanders. The issue? Guns! It would be laughable except for the fact that she advances her arguments with a straight face. What is Hillary’s position on guns? That we should close…

Terrorists Love the NRA! And the NRA Loves Terrorists!

The National Rifle Association continues to bamboozle it’s not-too-bright members, riling them up against imaginary gun confiscation schemes, and the imminent arrival of Obama and the US Army on gun owners’ front doorsteps! The NRA tells its members that they need guns to defend freedom and democracy against a government bent on enslaving Americans!  The…