gun control

Good guys with guns saving lives

John R. Lott, Fox News

The more you learn about these cases, the more you appreciate that mass public shooters have good reason to keep attacking gun-free zones. These killers might be crazy, but they aren’t stupid. They realize that the longer it takes for a good guy to arrive with a gun, the more people they can kill.

Government Action Is Not the Answer to Mass Shootings

Ben Shapiro, National Review

Government will always be limited in its ability to protect us. Bad guys will always slip through the cracks. That’s precisely why the Founders enshrined the Second Amendment: so that Americans could preserve their own lives when government falls short. It’s also why we should be far more eager to call for accountability inside the government before handing more power over to that government.

Good Guys With Guns And Trucks

If there are lessons to be learned from this tragedy it is that Big Government solutions, like gun-free zones, don’t protect peaceful law-abiding citizens from killers. The only sure defense against a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun, aided perhaps by a selfless stranger with a truck.

Jimmy Kimmel’s Predictable Gun-Control Rant

Ben Shapiro, National Review

This is the typical debate: not between people who marshal evidence to their positions to determine the most effective policies, but between those who demand such evidence and those who scream to “do something” and suggest that those who refuse their policy suggestions “don’t care,” as Kimmel put it. This isn’t just nonsense, it’s nasty nonsense.

The Fake News About Machine Guns In Las Vegas Attack

A “bumpfire stock,” as was apparently used in the Las Vegas attack, is not a "machine gun" and does not change how the gun loads or fires – but that won't stop cynical Democrats from trying to ban them.

The Unserious ‘Serious’ Discussion About Guns

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

It is insensible to think that good laws can protect the innocent without a functioning civil society that reinforces them. It is precisely the fruit of that civil society, a culture of self-control, that the liberal elite has done the most to poison. Liberals favor “gun control” without self-control. In the end, this just means more and more government control — an endless cycle of relativism leading to totalitarianism.

The Las Vegas lesson about guns

Editors, Washington Examiner

There is generally no distinction between the types of guns criminals use to kill people and the types of guns law-abiding people own for lawful and valid purposes. They're the same guns. Republican lawmakers and gun-rights activists haven't fought to overturn the strict federal rules regulating automatic weapons. The lesson of Las Vegas is that even the strictest firearms laws consistent with constitutional rights cannot prevent murder.

Dems Sifting The Air To Tie Vegas Shooting To Trump

When Democrats and the establishment media blame “gun nuts” and “white men w/ guns” for the acts of psychopaths, we conservatives should not take the bait and be bullied into buying the Left’s “blame the gun” narrative.

Weak-Kneed Ryan Stalls National Concealed Carry Reciprocity

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan isn't "weak-kneed" on national reciprocity or rolling back Obama-era gun control and other anti-constitutional legislation, he's on the other side.

Is the Second Amendment Only for the Elite?

The Framers of the Constitution did not reserve the right of self-defense to those elite members of society whose position or wealth provides them with armed guards. When the courts fail to enforce the promises of the Constitution, then it is up to the legislature to act. We urge Congress to take up and pass a national concealed carry bill.

EU Gun Grabbers Stymie Czech Plan To Defeat Muslim Terrorists

As of now the Czech Republic has some of the most lenient gun policies in Europe. Unfortunately for the people of the Czech Republic, the European Union has passed a new law that requires all potential gun buyers to go through a psychological check before they can buy a weapon and bans many common guns.

Boom: Record 27 million guns bought in 2016

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

Driven by terror threats and a potential Hillary Clinton administration, sales of guns in America soared to record levels in 2016, according to the FBI. Just released FBI background check numbers, which roughly equate gun sales, totaled some 27,538,673, 4 million more than in 2015 and nearly double the number in President Obama's first year.

We Need More Legislators Like Florida State Representative Bob Rommel

I was blown away when, in less than 24 hours, I received a reply to my email to Rep. Bob Rommel about using constitutional state sovereignty to protect the Second Amendment saying "I, too, am totally alarmed by the federal government’s troublesome overreach into our lives, and most especially by attempts to curtail our God-given right to protect ourselves and our families."

Obama’s Midnight Sneak Attack on the Second Amendment

Although Obama likes to empty out Guantanamo Bay of dangerous terrorists and commute the sentences of criminals guilty of breaking federal firearms laws, he doesn't like law-abiding American citizens to possess firearms.

Arms industry on edge, urges election eve gun purchases

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

With Election Day nearing, the 162-store Gander Mountain chain has launched a huge "Election Sale" on firearms, promoting the industry's bid to keep Hillary Rodham Clinton and other anti-gun Democrats from office.

Elaine Donnelly: The Importance of Military Culture, Cohesion, and Core Values

The Democratic Platform and Hillary Clinton support Obama’s women-in-the-infantry mandates, and an army of advisers and sensitivity trainers are planning to wear down “hyper-masculine” attitudes and “unconscious bias.”  This will leave men less prepared to fight the enemy, but all will be schooled in gender identities, gun control, “white privilege,” and climate change.

Democrats Warn: Your Gun Is a Public Health Threat

David Catron, The American Spectator

By converting gun violence from a law and order issue to a health crisis, Hillary Clinton and her accomplices hope to achieve two goals: Move the public’s focus away from crime prevention, a task at which Democrats are notoriously inept, and convince us that it’s all about scientific progress rather than increasing the power of the federal government.

No, President Obama, It’s Not Easier To Buy A Glock Than A Book

Sean Davis, The Federalist

The president’s claim that teenagers can go out and grab Glocks more easily than they can find books or computers isn’t just false. It’s a pathetic attempt by an ineffective, lame duck president to hijack a service of mourning for his own unpopular political agenda.

Dallas Police Chief Scolds Jake Tapper For Asking Question About Gun Control

Christian Datoc, Daily Caller

“Listen, Jake, I wasn’t born last night. Let’s let the policy makers solve that problem, do their job,” Brown responded. “I am a servant, so ask me a question about serving this country, and I’ll talk to you for hours.”

Republicans rip Obama focus on gun control after Dallas

Ben Gass, Politico

Republicans laced into President Barack Obama's comments in the wake of the Dallas shootings of a dozen police officers that killed five in which he made reference to "powerful weapons" as an aggravating factor to the situation.