Who Is Winning the Gun War?

Who Is Winning the Gun War?Patrick J. Buchanan – Are the gun controllers winning? They have surely made gains.

Maryland, New York, Connecticut and Colorado have outlawed high-capacity magazines used in semiautomatic rifles and pistols. All four have outlawed all versions of the AR-15 rifle used in Newtown. All have imposed background checks on all gun purchasers.

Maryland has gone further. According to The Washington Post, Maryland’s law “would force gun buyers to provide fingerprints and undergo classroom training, target practice and background checks to obtain a license to buy a firearm. No state had sought to impose a licensing requirement in nearly 20 years.”

To make licensing and fingerprinting a condition of buying a gun seems a prima facie violation of the Second Amendment. [Read More]