“I feel like I’ve taught [my granddaughter] just about everything else, from cooking to writing to reading and things of that nature. Why not take her to the gun range?” — Chicago resident Rhonda Ezell, who is fighting to get a public gun range in Chicago.
“In this case, it was so easily defeated, in so many ways, that it really failed to live up to its side of the bargain … Misplaced trust is worse than no trust at all.” — Hacker “Plore” on defeating Armatix “smart gun” technology with $15 worth of magnets, as quoted in Wired magazine.
“In fact, the Amendment’s core at a minimum shields the typically situated citizen’s ability to carry common arms generally. The District’s good-reason law is necessarily a total ban on exercises of that constitutional right for most D.C. residents. That’s enough to sink this law under Heller I.” — Circuit Judge Thomas B. Griffith on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s ruling that D.C.’s “good reason” regulation for issuing concealed-carry permits is unconstitutional.
“In 2016, women made up 36% of permit holders in the 14 states that provide data by gender. Eight states had data from 2012 to 2016 and they saw a 326% faster increase in permits among women than among men.” — Researcher John Lott in a new study on carry permits by the Crime Prevention Research Center.