gun control

The Gun Control Farce

Thomas Sowell, Investors Business Daily

Virtually all empirical studies in the United States show that tightening gun control laws has not reduced crime rates in general or murder rates in particular. Is this because only people opposed to gun control do empirical studies? Or is it because the facts uncovered in empirical studies make the arguments of gun control zealots untenable?

The Chamber Of Failure Never Fails To Accomplish Nothing

Steve Berman, The Resurgent

After grandstanding and shouts of “do something!” the Senate had four gun control options on which to vote Monday night. None of them passed. Absolutely nothing was accomplished. As per usual, the Senate is back to square zero. The good news: At least the Democrats didn’t get their way.

Omar Mateen Becomes a Useful Soldier in Barack Obama’s War Against Guns

Erick Erickson, The Resurgent

As a terrorist, Mateen would raise questions about why the terror watch list, on which he appeared, failed. As a gunman, Mateen would raise questions about why he could so easily get guns and do so much damage.

As Gun Grabbing Fever Grips Dems, AR-15 Sales Go BALLISTIC

Caleb Howe, RedState

When politicians talk about taking away guns, the American people respond with dollars. Across all sorts of demographics. The fact is, we mean to defend ourselves. Whether from ISIS terrorists from abroad, or nannies here at home.

Gay Gun Group: Shoot Back

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

Pink Pistols spokesperson Gwendolyn Patton said, "This is exactly the kind of heinous act that justifies our existence. At such a time of tragedy, let us not reach for the low-hanging fruit of blaming the killer's guns. Let us stay focused on the fact that someone hated gay people so much they were ready to kill or injure so many."

Orlando Shooter Did Not Use An AR-15, But Who Cares. A Narrative Is Building

streiff, RedState

In fact, there is no humanly possible way it could be mistaken for an AR-15. This is not a mistake. This is a narrative. It is designed to build a consensus that the AR-15 is uniquely dangerous and contrive to outlaw it. Once that is accomplished the cry will be raised to outlaw similar weapons.

Yes, Hillary Clinton Will Take Your Guns

Here's why Mrs. Clinton is so dangerous. It’s not that she has the policy on firearms ownership wrong or that her assessment of human nature is softheaded. She has the policy exactly right – if you want to impose despotism on America – and she and her supporters on the Far-Left understand that for them to take power permanently you must be disarmed.

South Carolina Republican shows up the gun grabbers in the press

Neil Stevens, RedState

South Carolina state Rep. Mike Pitts has proposed a registry for journalists, requiring registration fees, background checks, and affidavits. You know, just the kinds of things they want for our Second Amendment rights, his bill would apply to the First. So, just as he would have predicted, they’re declaring it an unconstitutional infringement of the Bill of Rights.

Trump’s New York Values: A Long History Of Supporting Far-Left Politicians, Policies And Causes

Richard A. Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
When I look at who Donald Trump has walked with and where he’s walked what I see is not a maturing understanding of the value and validity of conservative thought and ideas about how to govern – what I see is a long record of paying to play with liberal politicians, of adopting liberal positions, and now opportunistically trying to mislead voters into believing he is a populist “conservative.”

Hoekstra: America’s Ruling Elite Facilitate Stealth Jihad

In an interview with our friend Ginni Thomas former House Intel Committee Chairman Pete Hoekstra looks at the embedded Islamafication in Europe and is worried what this could mean for our safety here in America. Hoekstra warned that accusations of Islamophobia are weapons used to intimidate Americans so that we close our eyes and ears to the “stealth jihad” strategy moving through the West.

Cruz In GOP Debate: Obama, Hillary United to Take Away Guns

AWR Hawkins, Breitbart

Presidential hopeful Sen. Ted Cruz responded to moderator Neil Cavuto’s question on Obama and gun confiscation by pointing out that Obama demonstrated he was angling to take away guns from the moment he entered the White House.

Ted Cruz is correct: Eric Holder talked about brainwashing people about guns

Moe Lane, RedState

Eric Holder would never have dared say this in 2015, of course. And in 1996 he’d have looked at you confusedly if you had told him that just anybody would in the future be able to just yank his comments from CSPAN and be able to show it to everybody else.

Obama Throws Down The Gauntlet: GOP Leaders Pre-Surrender

Republican leaders will talk a good game for the next year, but don’t expect Obama to leave office with his agenda unfinished, because, as we explain here, Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell have already “pre-surrendered.”

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Oppose Obama Gun Control Measures

Obama’s anti-gun measures are seen by 88% as undermining the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, and 83% oppose adding more red tape and reporting requirements for law-abiding gun sellers.

Fed Up PAC Poll: Obama Inspires No Confidence in War Against Islamist Terrorists

Obama’s refusal to recognize that radical Islamic beliefs are the source of the terrorist threat was a concern for the overwhelming majority, with 94% saying it was important for the President to acknowledge this truth.  Only 5% expressed confidence in the Department of Homeland Security.

Rev. Graham on Obama’s Gun Action: ‘Your Proposal Will Do Nothing to Stop the Violence’

Michael W. Chapman, CNS News

“Your proposal will do nothing to stop the violence that is being glorified by Hollywood,” said Rev. Graham in a Jan. 6 post on Facebook. “Every night the networks, movie channels, and theaters are filled with programming that glamorizes gun violence—guns are used to shoot, to kill, and to splatter human blood all over screens across America.”

Obama’s Gun Grab Meant to Distract from ISIS Threat

Michael Needham, The Resurgent

Barack Obama’s effort to turn our attention, again, to gun control, is a distraction from our real problems, and most Americans will recognize it as such. But there’s a lesson for conservatives to take from his approach: when the left tries to redirect the conversation, we need to push back with equal and opposite force.

Obama Cites Jesus in Push for Gun Control

Mark Judge, CNS News

In his announcement of several executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence, President Obama quoted Jesus. The passage is from the Gospel of John: "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”

It’s Time To Call BS on Texas GOP Rep. John Culberson

This is going to play out exactly the same way Rep. Culberson’s cynical lies about stopping Obama's executive amnesty played out. Culberson will bluster, he will threaten, he may even hold a hearing or two, but absolutely nothing Obama does on guns is going to change because Culberson has already funded everything Obama plans to do right through September 2016. Please sign our open letter to Capitol Hill Republican leaders, tell them "If you won't stand with us to defend our Second Amendment rights, why should we stand with you on Election Day?"

Senator Jeff Sessions: Obama Seeks To Disarm Americans While Freeing Most Dangerous Criminals

The proven method for saving the lives of innocent Americans is not disarming them.  The proven method for saving the lives of innocent Americans is to arrest, prosecute, convict and jail criminal offenders, especially armed career criminals illegally using guns. This is the way to reduce gun violence.