gun control

Florida School Shooting Reveals Epic Government Failures

While the anti-gun crowd demands that the federal government ban the AR-15 and any other gun that they think looks like an “assault weapon,” what the latest revelations about the government and police failures at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tell us is that, as things stand now, waiting for the police to come and protect you from the next Nikolas Cruz is a death sentence.

Ben Stein Is Not A Gun Guy, But…

Ben Stein is an eminently sensible guy, but like many eminently sensible sounding proposals, his proposal that the United States government should ban the AR-15, and similar so-called “assault weapons,” is a cop-out to avoid fixing the real problem; parents and government officials who ignore and cover for antisocial, near feral, humans like Nikolas Cruz until they kill someone.

Against Gun Control: The ‘I-Want-To’ Factor

William Murchison, The American Spectator

I speak as a lifelong non-gun owner when I say we ought not count on governmental control of firearms as a broad, asphalted, tree-lined avenue to the elimination of gun violence. It might be, in objective terms, that nothing short of resort to the old “superstitions” we thought were gone — prayers, confessions, sacraments — will help a bit. My advice to the gun-controllers and Harvard professors: Don’t laugh. There are more things in heaven and earth, evidently, Prof. Pinker, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

We Can’t Have A Debate About Guns If Liberals Keep Lying About Them

David Harsanyi, The Federalist

Gun-control advocates have a singular obsession with guns — especially, a particular style of gun — and very little concern for proper enforcement or warnings systems or cultural trends that have led to mass shootings or mental health risks or how we cover these shootings. This rejection of holistic solutions exemplifies their real intentions and makes Second Amendment advocates rightfully suspicious.

America's Problem is a Contempt for Life, Not a Love of Guns

Craig Bannister, CNS News

People who believe human life is sacred do not extinguish it capriciously; they do everything in their power to preserve and protect it. People who do not believe human life is sacred can be more prone to base life and death decisions upon emotion, convenience, and hubris. Thus, when it comes to preventing mass violence, the answer is respect for life and self-control - not gun control.

From Parkland to Princeton, America's Adults Abdicate Responsibility

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

What of a solution? It's not enough to proclaim "if you see something, say something." It's time to be radically proactive. At the minimum, that means protecting our schools with professionally trained armed personnel the way the Israelis do.  Whether its terrorists or psychos, the threat must be stopped and it must be stopped now.

Second Amendment Update: National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Vote Today

It is crucial for those who value their Second Amendment guaranteed rights to get on the telephone to call their Representative to urge him or her to support H.R. 38, The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. The Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044 we urge all CHQ readers to call their Representative TODAY in support of H.R. 38.

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.