Mass shootings

New CSP Study: Trump Is Right, Gun Free Zones Make Schools More Dangerous

Dr. Christopher Hull’s new study for CSP confirms the argument President Trump made after Parkland that a gun-free zone “is like target practice” for school shooters such as the alleged Florida killer, Nikolas Cruz. “They see that and that’s what they want,” said the President. “Gun-free zones are very dangerous. The bad guys love gun-free zones.”

Dear Annoying Parkland Kids: We Gave You A Pretty Awesome World, Try Not To Mess It Up

Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

Too many of today’s young people are not being taught to see and appreciate what has made the world as good a place as it really is for them. They have no idea who designed the large and complex systems that produce the peace and prosperity they enjoy, no idea how those systems work, and no idea how much they can foul them up by knocking out pins and levers and constitutional amendments just because they’re angry.

Here's what Congress can actually do about mass shootings

Editors, Washington Examiner

If the laws on illegal purchases were strictly enforced, there would be far fewer attempts to make them. To that end, Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., Chris Coons, D-Del., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Bill Nelson, D-Fla., have advanced a bipartisan proposal that would require notification of state authorities within 24 hours any time an illegal purchase is attempted. Because attempted illegal purchase of a firearm is also a state offense in 49 states, this notification would help state prosecutors to throw the book at illegal purchasers.

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.