Mizzou Digs a Deeper Hole
The University of Missouri has been cratering ever since school leaders caved in to BLM radicals in 2015. Enrollments are way down, the budget has been cut (good for the legislature!), and people have been released. (It took the Board of …
After Charlottesville, the First and Second Amendments Are Under Fire
A very strange thing has happened since last weekend’s dreadful violence in Charlottesville. White supremacists used virtually every form of weapon except guns, yet somehow the Second Amendment is now under fire. Even worse, those who lawfully exercise the …
It’s Time to Deal with the Police Threat to the Second Amendment
It’s happened again. Police officers in Southaven, Miss., were trying to serve an arrest warrant for aggravated assault on a man named Samuel Pearman, but instead they showed up at a trailer owned by an auto mechanic named Ismael …
A Federal Judge Halts California’s Confiscation of High-Capacity Magazines
In 2000, California banned the sale of firearm magazines that can hold more than ten rounds. Residents who already possessed such magazines were “grandfathered” in. Or at least that was the promise.
Recently, Californians approved Proposition 63, which would have required all …
Two Gun Cases the Supreme Court Won’t Hear
There was a lot of action at the Supreme Court yesterday, hidden among which were decisions to take a pass on two Second Amendment cases.
One of them, Peruta v. California, involved that state’s strict standards when it comes to …
A New Study about Guns and ‘Children’
Pediatrics has published a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control entitled “Childhood Firearm Injuries in the United States.” It’s straightforward, but worth reading if you care about homicide, suicide, and accidental death in this country. …
The Philando Castile Verdict Was a Miscarriage of Justice
Yesterday, a Minnesota jury acquitted St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer Jeronimo Yanez of second-degree manslaughter charges in the shooting of Philando Castile. In considering the rightness of the verdict, pay close attention to the transcript of the fatal encounter. Here …
Everything Wrong with Our Gun Debate In One Tweet
This tweet seems to be popular:
Now, imagine you’re a kid. And it was a school. https://t.co/zS2nbHcqfX
— David Solimini (@CommsDirector) June 14, 2017
I’m sure its author is sincere and means well. Nevertheless, this line represents everything I …
Impassioned Political Speech Doesn’t Turn Anyone Into a Killer
One of the many problems with the “what influenced the gunman?” discussions after brutal crimes like today’s shooting in Alexandria is that it attempts to shoehorn logic and rational thought into an inherently illogical and irrational mind. The implication is …
Thoughts on the Conservative Response to the Shooting Attack on Scalise and Other Republicans
As David illustrates, it took about a nanosecond after the shooting-spree targeting congressional Republicans for slaughter for the Left to roll into its anti-gun riff. Rep. Mo Brooks capped off his demonstration of personal valor with a flawless, spirited defense …
Impromptus: Chuck and Clint and guns, &c.
A couple of nights ago, I was watching University Challenge, the British quiz show. (There is little I like to do more.) Jeremy Paxman was putting a question to the team from Trinity College, Oxford. The question related to America.
Anti-Gun Activists Lead a Couple to Ruin
In 2012, Jessica Ghawi was murdered by James Holmes during a showing of The Dark Knight. She was one of twelve victims who died that day. In the aftermath, Ghawi’s mother, Sandy, filed a lawsuit against Lucky Gunner, the business …
America Is Changing — One Carry Permit at a Time
The great arming is underway, and that’s a very good thing for our nation, for our culture, and for the relationship between citizen and state.
On Thursday, John Lott and the Crime Prevention Research Center published a comprehensive survey …
As California Begins Confiscation, a Lone Judge Defends the Second Amendment
As of yesterday evening, all that stands between the state of California and the criminalization of thousands of previously law-abiding state citizens is the opinion of a single federal judge. In a 66-page order, Judge Roger Benitez temporarily blocked a …
FBI Report on Alexandria Quietly Debunks the Gun-Controllers’ Talking Points
The FBI has published a brief report on the shooting in Alexandria. It is devastating to the idea that the gun-control measures presently coveted by the Democratic party would have done something to prevent the attack.
Over the past two …
If a Trump Supporter Had Shot Democratic Congressmen …
What would have happened if a Trump supporter had shot Democratic congressmen?
The answer is obvious.
The New York Times, the rest of the left-wing media, and the Democratic party would have made the shootings the dominant issue in American …
The Virginia Shooting: Thinking about Incitement
‘He was hunting us.” Those were the words of Republican congressman Mike Bishop describing the depraved gun assault on members of Congress while they were innocently fielding ground balls and practicing base hits on a suburban Virginia field. The politics …
No, the Second Amendment Is Not Given Special Treatment
In the course of yet another dull, straw-clutching broadside against the right to keep and bear arms, the Atlantic’s David Frum repeats a commonly asserted myth:
That kind of supposedly defensive, actually aggressive, violence has become an even graver risk …
When Speech Inspires Violence, Protect Liberty While Restoring Virtue
If the initial reports from Virginia are true (a big “if”), America may have just witnessed a textbook example of lone-wolf progressive terrorism. According to multiple news reports, the man who opened fire on a baseball field full of Republican …
After Today’s Shooting, Rep. Mo Brooks Offers a Spectacular Answer to a Gun Control Question
Alabama’s Mo Brooks was on the scene of today’s terrible attempted massacre in Virginia. He was in immediate danger and rendered first aid to victims while the shooting was underway and helped Representative Steve Scalise after the shooting stopped. He …