Guns

Dealing with Deadly Shootings

Our citizens are justifiably sickened and infuriated by so many deadly shootings.

Guns Save Lives

Guns Save Lives

We almost never hear about these hundreds of thousands of defensive uses of guns from the media, which will report the killing of a dozen people endlessly around the clock.

Control Criminals Not Guns

Control Criminals Not Guns

Every time there's a highly publicized shooting, out go the cries for stricter gun control laws, and it was no different with the recent murder of Philadelphia Police Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski. Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, in a...

Unicorns, Jedi, and Plastic Guns

Unicorns, Jedi, and Plastic Guns

During the recent vice presidential debate, Senator Edwards criticized Vice President Cheney for voting "against banning plastic weapons that can pass through metal detectors." The ban to which Edwards was referring was the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988. Cheney...

Pass a Law! The Evils of Toy Guns

Pass a Law! The Evils of Toy Guns

What would you do if a seven-year-old kid walked into a store where you were working or shopping and brandished a gun and said he was robbing the place? I'd slap his rear and take him home to his mother. Liberals shake in their shoes and misplace their backbones with...

Blacks and Guns

Blacks and Guns

Black Americans have a serious problem with guns. They don't have enough of them. Despite being victimized by crime at several times the rate of whites, only 30% of black adults own guns, compared to 43% of whites.(1) Blacks are also heavily represented in California...

Guns: A Loaded Argument

Guns: A Loaded Argument

The language of the Second Amendment seems straightforward: "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Yet the debate rages on: Does each American citizen have the...

Gun Control Myths and the Facts

Gun Control Myths and the Facts

Most people who are in favor of gun control laws support such laws because they believe that these laws will reduce the number of firearms deaths. Such people are not the problem. Their minds can be changed when they learn that the facts are very different from what...

Gun Control Myths: Gun Restrictions and Murder Rates

Gun Control Myths: Gun Restrictions and Murder Rates

Talking facts to gun control zealots is only likely to make them angry. But the rest of us need to know what the facts are. More than that, we need to know that much of what the gun controllers claim as facts will not stand up under scrutiny. The grand dogma of the...

Gun Control Myths: The Case of England

Gun Control Myths: The Case of England

Professor Joyce Lee Malcolm of Bentley College deserves some sort of special prize for taking on the thankless task of talking sense on a subject where nonsense is deeply entrenched and fiercely dogmatic. In her recently published book, "Guns and Violence," Professor...

Gun Statistics for the Second-Amendment-challenged

Gun Statistics for the Second-Amendment-challenged

Maryland Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend (D) recently urged a ban on Saturday Night Specials and "assault weapons," while recommending a national ballistic fingerprint database. The interviewer, CNN's Judy Woodruff, asked no difficult follow-up...

More Gun Control, Please!

More Gun Control, Please!

Gun-control proponents, predictably, in the wake of the Beltway sniper, urge still more gun-control laws. So, as news watchers sit through another round of softball interviews with gun-control advocates, we humbly offer Second Amendment-challenged hosts some...

The Sniper and the Gun Controllers

The Sniper and the Gun Controllers

It was perhaps inevitable that the recent sniper killings in the Washington area suburbs would be seized upon by advocates of gun control. Like so much in the agenda of the political left, gun control arguments would collapse like a house of cards if people just...

Guns for Rapists, But Not For Potential Victims

Guns for Rapists, But Not For Potential Victims

A picture on the front of The Boston Globe's metro section last month showed a group of women waiting to apply for firearm identification cards at the District 14 police station in Brighton. They were in a line, the accompanying story noted, that stretched the length...

Pilots and Guns

Pilots and Guns

In a stunning reversal, California's liberal Senator Barbara Boxer has come out in favor of allowing airline pilots to carry guns if they wish, while the Bush administration opposes it. Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has passed a bill to permit pilots to...

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