Sweepstakes and Guns and Bars

A couple of articles caught my eye today. First, there’s this article (by Demorris A. Lee) appearing online in today’s St. Petersburg Times. It begins: A federal judge’s ruling on whether the constitutional rights of a Pinellas County sweepstakes cafe owner were violated when deputies shut down her business could affect efforts to press criminal charges against [...]

More States Allowing Guns in Bars

That’s the title to this provocative article (written by Malcolm Gay) appearing in The New York Times this week. He writes: Happy-hour beers were going for $5 at Past Perfect, a cavernous bar just off this city’s strip of honky-tonks and tourist shops when Adam Ringenberg walked in with a loaded 9-millimeter pistol in the [...]

Control Gun

Something about Georgiacarry.org‘s mission seems backwards to me. Fired up after SCOTUS‘s decision in District of Columbia v. Heller, organizations like Georgiacarry.org are funding challenges to an assortment of gun laws. No problem with that, in a First Amendment sense. What’s got me scratching my head is how these organizations project the scope of the Second Amendment. They’ve argued a right to carry guns [...]

Bounty Hunting

“Bounty hunting is a decades old profession that is legal only in the United States and the Republic of the Philippines,” writes Heath Hamacher of GwinnettDailyPost.com in this story. As Hamacher also observes, bounty hunters “are not exempt from criminal charges, either, and stories of excessive force and false arrests are not uncommon. Without the legal [...]

Have you left your bag of firearms unattended?

Happy July 4th!! Are you flying over the holiday? If you’re passing through Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Int’l Airport, you’ll need to leave your “arms” at home. For now at least. Sound ridiculous? To GeorgiaCarry.Org, Inc. and Georgia Representative Timothy Bearden (R – Villa Rica) it does. So the organization and Mr. Bearden have sued the airport, [...]

Bang

“Guns, Fear, the Constitution, and the Public’s Health,” written by Garen J. Wintemute, M.D., M.P.H., will appear in the April 3 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. (HT to You Don’t Say.) Dr. Wintemute notes that “the $2 billion annual costs of medical care for the victims of gun violence are dwarfed by [...]