Texas Terrorist Bought Gun as Part of Operation Fast and Furious
Fast and Furious is the most inexplicable scandal of the Obama era, and one that is still being covered up. Politically motivated officials who wanted to find an excuse to crack down on Second Amendment rights joined with inept bureaucrats …
Maine Proves that American Gun Politics Transcend the Red State/Blue State Divide
Maine is to become the seventh state in the union to nix its firearms-permitting requirements in toto. Johannes Paulsen with the story:
Maine Governor Paul LePage has been getting into a bit of a tussle with the state legislature, vetoing 100 …
Nobody Is Talking About Taking Your Guns Away . . . Except for the President
Nobody is talking about taking anyone’s guns away, wingnuts.
Except for . . . the president. Last week, the Washington Post explained “the deal with the Australian gun control law that Obama is talking about”:
In an interview with comedian Marc Maron that …
Don’t Blame the Second Amendment
Last Wednesday evening, a 21-year-old white supremacist shot and killed nine black churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., in one of the most horrific terrorist attacks of recent years. Because of where it happened — and why — it represented an assault not …
Authorities: The Charleston Shooter Bought His Gun in a Store
CNN reports today that the shooter in Charleston did not in fact receive his handgun from his father — possibly in violation of a host of federal and state laws — but bought it himself in a store:
He himself …
None of Obama’s Own Gun Control Proposals Have Anything to Do with the Shootings in Charleston
It didn’t take too long until we heard the oh-so-predictable calls for more gun control. Speaking this morning during an emotional press conference, the Mayor of Charleston, Joseph P. Riley, expressed his disappointment that the massacre at Sandy Hook …
Rasmussen: Americans Prefer to Live Around Armed People
Late last year, Gallup reported that the “percentage of Americans who believe having a gun in the house makes it a safer place to be (63%) has nearly doubled since 2000, when about one in three agreed with this.” Today, Rasmussen finds …
FBI: Actually, When We Said Mass Shootings Were Up, We Were Just Talkin’
That FBI report that suggested that mass shootings were rising in number? It was wrong, of course.
Jason Riley reports in the Journal:
Last September the Obama administration produced an FBI report that said mass shooting attacks and deaths were …
The State Department’s Dangerous New Proposal to Regulate Gun Enthusiasts’ Internet Speech
Over the last couple of decades, Edmund Burke’s plucky “little platoons” have found a thousand homes in the quiet recesses of the Internet. Day in and day out, online forums buzz and crackle with the untrammeled energy of volunteers, …
The Deadly Consequences of Draconian Gun Laws
Carol Bowne is dead — murdered in cold blood on her own property by a violent criminal who would not be restrained by good intentions. But there is no smoking gun, because she lived and died in New Jersey.
For the Left and Its Gun-Control Agenda, the Facts of Chattanooga Don’t Matter
The outrage over another multiple murder of American military personnel on American soil by another Islamic extremist has been exacerbated by the fact that these military people had been ordered to be unarmed — and therefore sitting ducks.
Millions of …
TV Anchor Says Second Amendment Saved Her Life
Television journalists are used to telling stories in pithy, easily understandable language. Perhaps that explains why former CNN news anchor Lynne Russell is able to so forcefully explain how the Second Amendment helped save her life and that of her …
Chris Christie, Second Amendment Cynic
Oh look, Chris Christie is running for president:
At 9:30 p.m. on the eve of his Republican presidential campaign kickoff, Gov. Chris Christie announced a change to state firearm policy on an issue that has been riling gun rights activists.
Mass Shootings and Our National Obsession with Non-Sequiturs
After every mass shooting, there has to be some ready politically convenient reason for the shooting or some ready politically convenient solution or both. Sometimes, the reason is sexism. Oftentimes, the solution is gun control.
After Charleston, we’ve heard …
If One of the Churchgoers in Charleston Had Been Armed . . .
While it may be weeks or months before we know the full details of Dylann Storm Roof’s alleged attack on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C., the early reports are both heartbreaking and infuriating. Roof allegedly …
South Carolina Suspect Caught, and the Politicization Begins
Police have apprehended the South Carolina shooting suspect, thank God. Unless true insanity is involved, acts like this are not “senseless.” They represent calculated evil, and they should be punished in a manner that properly responds to the awful moral …
My Family’s Safety Is More Important than San Francisco’s Crazy Gun Laws
On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal of a dreadful Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision that upheld a violation of what the Supreme Court has called a “basic right” — the right of self-defense. San Francisco’…
The U.N. Confuses Gun Ownership with Arms Trafficking
I spent last week at the U.N., watching so-called national experts talk about guns. Turns out most of them weren’t experts. Then again, the ponderousness of the meeting’s title — the Second Meeting of Governmental Experts for …
Chris Christie Pardons Steffon Josey-Davis
Chris Christie has pardoned Steffon Josey-Davis, a New Jersey security guard who accidentally left his legal firearm in his glove box and then went driving with his girlfriend. Steffon-Davis had been found guilty of a felony, which conviction had
At a U.N. Meeting on Guns, the U.S. Stands Up under Fire
This week, Turtle Bay is hosting the second Meeting of Governmental Experts for the U.N.’s Programme of Action to Prevent, Combat, and Eradicate the Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in All Its Aspects – mercifully abbreviated …