Guns

‘Shoot Them in the Leg’

Experts question the practicality of Biden’s guidance for cops facing imminent and violent assault

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden repeated his controversial contention Thursday that police should try to shoot dangerous suspects in the leg as a form of de-escalation.

Three Months, 6 Million Guns Sold

May marks third consecutive month of record-setting gun sales

An estimated 6 million guns have been sold since the coronavirus outbreak began in March, as May marked the third consecutive month of record-high sales. 

First-Time Gun Buyers Explain How Coronavirus Changed Their Politics

Scott Kane went 38 years without ever touching a gun. That streak would have endured had it not been for the coronavirus. In March, fearful of the harassment his wife and child experienced over their Asian ancestry, Kane found himself in a California gun shop. His March 11 purchase of a 9 mm would have been the end to the story, were it not for a political standoff over shut down orders and background checks. Now Kane, a former support of gun control measures and AR-15 bans, is frustrated by the arduous process that has denied his family the sense of security. The pandemic has made the soft-spoken software engineer an unlikely Second Amendment supporter.