school shootings

Why We Need the Second Amendment More than Ever

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The ultimate reason that that amendment came to be was something just as crucial (perhaps more, if that's possible) as personal or family protection -- and I bet almost everyone in that CPAC crowd knew it. It was for the citizenry to protect themselves against a tyrannical government. James Madison and the other Founders proposed we adapt the Second Amendment from British Common Law.  They saw into a future beyond muskets and AR-15s and Glocks and even drones, lasers and whatever else people will use on each other.

The debate we need on school shootings

Editors, Washington Examiner

We disagree with politicians who reacted to the horrific school shooting in Florida by pleading “now is not the time” for a debate on gun laws. A debate on gun control and all policies that could help prevent such a traumatizing event from happening again is welcome. But it needs to be a real debate, and such a thing has been hard to come by. There are clashing values and competing rights contending here, so any debate will unavoidably include anger.

CO Shooter Claimed to be Socialist

Los Angles Times Staff

Karl Halverson Pierson entered Arapahoe High School heavily armed, seeking his debate coach. He shot another student and himself. Students said the shooter described himself as socialist and antiauthoritarian.

Poll: Less Believe in Gun Control

Jacqueline Klimas, The Washington Times

The call for stricter gun control has waned since the Newtown, Conn., school shooting at the end of 2012, a Gallup poll released Friday found. The country now is split nearly evenly on whether gun control laws need to be stricter.