gun control

Democrats blame out-of-state guns for Chicago's carnage, not gun control or anti-police policies

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

What is undeniable to everyone, apparently except Democratic Party leadership, is the incendiary rhetoric condemning the police, and law enforcement in general, is fueling the willingness of marginal anarchist and Marxist groups to engage in violent mob action in urban areas run by Democrats. Why? The mob feels safer in blue cities. It is the literal and figurative taking of a knee in front of the mob by Democrats signaling to the malevolent that now is the time to cause mayhem and destruction. No wonder Democrats and the left never take responsibility for their policies that continue to destroy cities and lives.

Good News – Bad News On Second Amendment Rights

The unalienable rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment have never been exercised more vigorously than they have during the Wuhan virus epidemic when record numbers of firearms have been sold. But at the same time, those rights have rarely been more vigorously attacked by anti-gun Democrats.

In Memoriam: H.L. “Bill” Richardson, Founder of Gun Owners of America

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
My old friend and client, California state Senator H. L. “Bill” Richardson, a 22-year veteran of the California State Senate and founder of Gun Owners of America and Gun Owners of California, went home to be with the Lord on January 13, 2020. I raised $50,000 for Bill’s first campaign for the California state Senate, more importantly, I found Bill Richardson to live up to his billing as a true conservative.

Peaceful 2A Lobby Day And Rally In Richmond Disappoints Democrats

While the establishment news media played-up claims of “credible” intelligence that “extremist groups” and "white nationalists" planned violence at Monday's Virginia 2A Lobby Day and Rally, the participants told a diferent story. Micheal Mumford, of Richmond (pictured below), attended Monday's peaceful 2A Rally at the Virginia state capitol. and said, “It’s important to let everyone know we’re not a monolith.”

January 20 2A Lobby Day: Join Virginians In Desperate Fight To Save Second Amendment Rights

Virginia gunowners are in a desperate fight to keep their property and to preserve the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States. One of the best ways you can help in this fight – even if you do not live in Virginia – is to participate in the Virginia Citizens Defense League-sponsored lobby day at the Virginia State Capitol on January 20, 2020, please read on for details on the day's events.

Bloomberg Is No ‘Moderate’ On Abortion, Religious Liberty And Guns

We urge our conservative friends to keep an eye open for Bloomberg appearances, especially in the early Democrat primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina and to make a point of reminding voters that on guns, religious liberty and abortion Michael Bloomberg is not a “moderate” but an existential threat to constitutional liberty.

Harriet: A Great Pro-Christian Pro-Gun Movie

If the central message of the film Harriet is Harriet Tubman’s faith and reliance on God to inspire and sustain her fight for freedom, then the visual subtext of the movie is that very often the Lord’s chosen instrument to preserve her life and secure the freedom of her charges was one very large gun.

When Will The Media Ask Democrats The Hard Questions About Gun Control?

Last night’s Democrat “debate” moderators failed to ask the candidates the really tough questions on guns. The “debate” turned out to be more of an opportunity for them to show their ignorance of guns and firearms law than it was an event where the pros and cons of the candidates’ differences on policy were presented and discussed.

Violate Your Oath And Turn On American Citizens At Your Legal Peril, Gun-Grabbers

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

This is about the other consequences of abandoning one’s oath. It is about the consequences that would come when the rule of law returns and justice demands to be done. Because there will be an accounting before the law for anyone who swore to defend the Constitution and then willingly does the opposite.  As you know, if you are law enforcement or military, you have a non-delegable duty to assess every order you receive and to refuse unlawful ones. And the Constitution is unequivocal that busting into a house to disarm peaceful Americans is a no-go. What your oath requires you to do – or to refuse to do – in that scenario is clear.

New York Times Front Page Promotes Fake News And Lies About Guns

Smart policy decisions are rarely made by a population steeped in misinformation and fear, but through fake news and outright lies that is exactly the atmosphere The New York Times and other Far Left media outlets seek to create in order to disarm law abiding Americans.

Another Day, Another Shooting. Boring!

Daniel Oliver, The Federalist

Here’s an idea for limiting mass shootings that liberals haven’t considered yet: restrict news coverage of them. There is some evidence (and it seems plausible) that the media attention given to mass shooters makes them role models for impressionable individuals who then commit mass shootings of their own. Many media outlets routinely omit the names of sexual victims. If the media don’t stop covering mass shootings voluntarily, perhaps they should be urged, by legislation, not to cover them. Of course, the media would howl. A congressman who doubles as a constitutional scholar should propose the idea.

Yes, They Are Coming for Your Guns

The Editors, National Review

If it ever was, “Nobody is coming for your guns!” is no longer true — which means that a host of commonly posed inquiries now have the same simple answer. “Why do you oppose federal licensing?” Because leading Democrats are threatening confiscation. “Why do you oppose ‘universal’ background checks?” Because they would create a registry. “And why do you oppose a registry?” Because leading Democrats are threatening confiscation. Unwittingly or not, O’Rourke and his acolytes have stuck a dagger into the exquisitely calibrated gun-control messaging on which their party has worked for the better part of 20 years. No voter can now say he wasn’t warned.

A NRA Member Makes Some Humble Suggestions on Gun Control

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Few things exist on which there is more BS spoken than gun control. A disturbing number of people are being shot—particularly school children—and we ought to try to do something about it. Yes, it's true that the statistics on mass killings are fudged and exaggerated, but as a member of the NRA I have a few, tentative, suggestions, including armed personnel in schools, mandatory background checks for all transfers outside families, a conversation on red flag laws and mental health, and concealed carry and required retesting. I am an adamant supporter of the Second Amendment and my reason, in today's America, should be obvious.

Lies the Left Tells About Guns

Rachel Bovard, American Greatness

The simple fact that we have a right to own guns doesn’t mean individuals must own them, use them, or even like them. But what it does mean is that people advocating further regulation of firearms at least should have a baseline understanding of how firearms actually work, as well as the current statutory environment that regulates their purchase, handling, and use. Unfortunately, the current rhetoric coming from Democrats betrays a deep misunderstanding about all of those things.  Lawmakers need to set a better example for how to treat people before rushing to strip Second Amendment rights from the rest of us.

Dumb Arguments About Gun Control

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Yeah, the elites got our backs – in their sights. Our elite is garbage, and everything it says is a lie and a scam. You just need to look around and be willing to see the truth. At home, we have a Deep State that shamelessly runs a dual track justice system, one for the connected and one for you. If you get uppity, it comes down on you – look at the IRS scandal and look at what they’ve done to anyone helping Trump. Then look at how those within the elite skip out on accountability. Gee, I bet if we disarm that will all change and they’ll start respecting our rights n’ stuff! Here’s the deal. No disarmament ever.

Red Flag Laws Are Lethal Leftist Weapons

Mark Smith, The American Spectator

These proposed Red Flag laws tap into legitimate fears. Nobody wants to face a maniac wielding a gun, or any weapon for that matter. But gun grabbers aren’t interested in giving law enforcement agencies the resources they need to take guns from convicted felons. Nor will the Left likely endorse calls for a greater use of civil commitment of the mentally ill. And activists certainly do not want to allow ordinary Americans, who are the real “first responders” to any violent attack, to be armed to fight back against violent, evil thugs. No, those railing against gun ownership wants to disarm all of society.

The ‘Hunt’ Only Works If Deplorables Are Disarmed

Given the constant pressure from the elite to disarm everyone except themselves, deplorables should be very skeptical that The Hunt is social satire and not a snapshot of the dystopian gun-free future that awaits us in a country run by President Kamala Harris or one of the other Far Left candidates running in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primary.

The Weirdness Of Lefty Tough Guys

One of the truly weird features of the modern Left, especially its major political candidates and media figures, is the propensity to utter physical threats against President Trump, his supporters and others on the Right. The strangest recent example of this testosterone-fueled Leftism was an altercation between CNN anchor Chris Cuomo and a person who approached him and referred to him as “Fredo” Cuomo.

‘Expanded Background Checks’ A Fake Solution To Mass Shootings

Expanding background checks would not have prevented a single mass public shooter in recent history from obtaining firearms. Would-be mass public shooters rarely have disqualifying criminal or mental health histories—meaning, they often can and do pass background checks when legally purchasing their firearms.

Chris Sununu Isn’t Panicking on Gun Control

John Fund, National Review

Existing laws can be improved and, more important, enforced more vigorously. Laws mandating prison time for anyone using a gun while committing a crime do take dangerous people off of the street. More mental-health programs that directly tackle the problems of disturbed individuals are expensive but certainly needed. Congress passed a revamp of existing background checks last year, and it was signed into law by President Trump. But lawmakers can do more. But we shouldn’t allow our leaders to rush for “solutions” that have been shown not to work in their current form. That’s why Governor Sununu’s political courage in not going for the quick fix is so commendable.