Gun Control

Gun Control: Where’s the Logic?

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One of the old Bolsheviks is reputed to have said that the best way to destroy a country is to debase its currency. A central bank is well-suited to that mission. But there's another effective way: degrade people's ability to construct or follow a logical argument. Government schools ... [click for more]

Wishful Thinking on Guns

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Rosie O'Donnell, mistress of ceremonies of the Million Mom March, couldn't have been clearer about what she wants for the American people. On ABC's This Week program, Cokie Roberts asked O'Donnell what she thought of concealed-weapons laws. Said Roberts: "There is some evidence that those laws do reduce ... [click for more]

Seeking Explanations, Not Causes

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So much has been written about the shootings of students by students at schools that you'd think there would be nothing left to say. But there has been surprisingly little comment about the location of the shootings: government schools. Maybe this shouldn't be surprising. Government schools are nearly sacred to most people. They couldn't possibly be a — or ... [click for more]

Blockbuster Victory for the Second Amendment

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Last April, federal judge Sam Cummings issued a decision that chilled the hearts of gun grabbers across the nation. Cummings struck down as unconstitutional a provision in a 1994 law that routinely turned husbands and others targeted by domestic restraining orders into felons. The Clinton administration is appealing the ... [click for more]

Bad Verdicts

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People who care about justice should be concerned by the recent spate of jury verdicts holding manufacturers responsible for the harmful consequences of their products. In recent months a jury returned a civil verdict against the firearms industry after someone used a gun to commit a crime. Four ... [click for more]

Politics by Incantation

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Americans pride themselves on being modern and sophisticated, but in some important matters, we are no more advanced than primitive animists in southern Sudan. To see this, just witness so much of what passes for public affairs. Leaders and led alike behave as if words shape reality. Legislation is incantation. ... [click for more]

Gun Control Would Make Us Less Safe

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Government programs are notorious for achieving results that are the exact opposite of what they intend. If advocates of gun control get their way, there will be no better example of this principle. Gun control would result in a less peaceful, more dangerous society. There are two major reasons for ... [click for more]

More Federal Lies on Guns

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The Clinton administration is continuing to portray the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 as the key to national salvation. However, once again, the administration's claims are as bogus as a $3 bill. The Justice Department announced on June 21, 1998, that presale handgun background checks ... [click for more]

The Latest Gun Control Fiasco

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The nation's police forces are up in arms over a new federal gun control law that could strip thousands of them of their guns and jobs. Most police organizations have enthusiastically supported every gun control scheme President Clinton has put forward. Few Americans realized that such legislation almost always contained an exemption for the policemen themselves regarding their official ... [click for more]

The Assault-Weapons Scam, Part 2

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Part 1 | Part 2 The federal assault-weapons ban is widely perceived as a foot in the door to far more extensive gun bans. When a Christian Science Monitor reporter asked Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, the lead sponsor of the bill, why her amendment did not ban all semiautomatic guns, Feinstein replied: "We couldn't have gotten ... [click for more]

The Assault-Weapons Scam, Part 1

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Part 1 | Part 2 The 1994 federal assault-weapons ban could be the first step towards legislation leading to the confiscation of tens of millions of private rifles, shotguns, and pistols. Though the bill Clinton signed purportedly targets only "assault weapons," the loose definitions and expansive goals of the antigun lobby will almost certainly lead to a vast expansion ... [click for more]

What the Second Amendment Means

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The decline of education in the United States may be reflected in the high correlation between the amount of formal schooling a person has and his inability to understand the following words: "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." The ... [click for more]
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