Gun Control

Plaxico Buress and the Right to Keep and Bear Arms

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Let’s get the obvious out of the way: Plaxico Burress did not deserve to go to prison for carrying a loaded weapon into New York City’s Latin Quarter in 2009. The worst he should have gotten were a few stitches and a Darwin Award for shooting himself in the leg. As the story goes, Burress had pistol in the waistband ... [click for more]

The Irrelevance of the Second Amendment

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The killing of six people on January 8, 2011, in Tucson, Arizona, and attempted assassination of a “public servant” and her staff members has brought forth a predictable response from the left and gun-control groups: We need stricter gun-control laws to prevent tragedies like the Tucson shooting. But calls for banning extended-capacity magazines, instituting gun-free zones, more thorough background checks, ... [click for more]

Good for the ATF

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The recent shooting in Tucson and the continuing allegations that U.S. guns are fueling the increasingly violent Mexican drug wars have once again brought the ATF into the news. It turns out that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) has been without a permanent director since Carl Truscott was replaced in 2006 by the first of four ... [click for more]

The Illogic of Gun Controllers

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On August 9, 2009, seven people died and three others were badly injured in Dinuba, California, near Fresno, when a car being chased by police for a traffic infraction slammed into a pickup truck carrying five children and two adults. Four of the children in the pickup died at the scene along with the three occupants of the car ... [click for more]

Reciprocity for Concealed Carry

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No American would for one moment consider the possibility that, once issued a driver’s license by his state of residence, he should not then be free to drive in another state. Thus, your driver’s license is valid in Virginia, even if you live in Hawaii; your marriage license and birth certificate and property titles must be respected, regardless of ... [click for more]

The Horror of Gun Control in Mumbai

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As Ronald Reagan would say, “Here we go again!” How many Rwanda, Columbine, Virginia Tech, Warsaw Ghetto, post-office, and other shootings do people have to endure before they face reality? How long does it take to learn a simple lesson: unarmed people are more vulnerable to terrorists, criminals, and crazed ... [click for more]

What Is Wrong with Guns in Churches?

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If you’re going to talk nonsense, the best strategy is to talk it loud, often, and to as many people as possible. Thanks to the editorial board at the Springfield (Missouri) News-Leader, there was no shortage of nonsense being spread around on February 19. That day, on the paper’s website, [click for more]

The Twin Threats of Socialism and Gun Control

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The confirmation of Eric Holder as the new U.S. attorney general is being celebrated as one more “historic” moment in American politics. Holder is the first African American appointed as the nation’s highest-ranking law-enforcement officer. He may also be the most anti-gun attorney general in U.S. history. Reason magazine called ... [click for more]
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