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Support For An ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban Hits An All-Time Low

Wed, 12/16/2015 - 14:16

A new ABC News/Washington Post poll found that support for an assault weapons ban is dropping. Fifty-three percent of Americans who were surveyed say they oppose such a ban, the highest amount of opposition to the ban ever recorded. Only 45 percent thought banning assault weapons was a good idea—a significant drop from the 56 percent who supported it in 2013 and 80 percent who supported it in 1994.


Why Congress Cut The CDC’s Gun Research Budget

Tue, 12/15/2015 - 06:47

Not long ago, after the mass shooting in Sandy Hook, President Obama issued an executive order that lifted the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) ban on researching gun violence. Despite this, some say the CDC has still not touched gun violence because Congress has blocked funding for this.


The New York Times Has No Clue How The 1994 Assault Weapons Ban Worked

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 11:04

Another day, another series of embarrassing errors and obfuscations by gun controllers who are ignorant of how guns, and the laws that seek to control them, actually work.


Stop Trying To ‘End Gun Violence.’ It’s Not Going To Happen

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 07:11

I’m not one to make light of mass shootings, and I shouldn’t have to say that I deplore violence. But that’s undoubtedly the charge that will be hurled at me when I say that I can’t stand the latest PSA from Everytown for Gun Safety.


Kurt Russell Drops Massive Truth Bomb About Gun Control

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 07:05

In a recent interview for Hollywood Elsewhere, Kurt Russell shut down a reporter’s argument in favor of gun control.


Did This ACLU Leader Just Say He Would Shoot Trump Voters?

Fri, 12/11/2015 - 07:04

An American Civil Liberties Union leader has doubled down after catching heat for his comments about Donald Trump.


America, Get Your Guns

Thu, 12/10/2015 - 06:28

Every time there is a shooting, liberals react defensively and push more gun control. Without fail, their misleading, dramatic rhetoric has the opposite effect in real life: More people purchase firearms.


Democrats Are Lying About Their Gun Sales Ban

Wed, 12/09/2015 - 05:26

Gun deaths are down. Gun crimes are down. And progressives still want to take your guns. To aid that purpose, and also because they think it will give Democrats a boost during election season, they are pushing legislation that would allow the Justice Department to forbid the sale or transfer of firearms to, they say, terrorists. Or maybe just to suspected terrorists. Or maybe to people on the federal no-fly list. Or maybe to all of these people. The Democrats have not been clear about just who would be prevented from purchasing firearms under the proposed law.


Gun Manufacturer Stock Prices Are Booming Under Obama

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 10:01

If the performance of these gunmaker stocks is any indication, President Barack Obama might be the greatest gun salesman in American history.


The Constitution Is Not Incidental

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 09:32

When we discussed it yesterday morning on Face the Nation, the exact content of President Obama’s speech last night was not clear. It was still possible it could represent a marked change in strategy on the part of the White House, given that a steady drumbeat of criticism from fellow Democrats had put their approach to dealing with ISIS in its weakest political positioning yet. The intelligence community has been increasingly clear that, contra the evidence in prior fudged reports, ISIS is not contained.


Yes, They Do Want To Take Your Guns

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 08:54

I have no idea what an editorial board meeting of The New York Times looks like, but I sometimes picture it as a gathering of the titular Dead Poets Society from the rather overrated 1989 Robin Williams movie: a bunch of mostly confused people discussing things they don’t really understand, all the while believing that they are doing something subversive.


Why The New York Times’s Gun Ban Is Utter Fantasy

Mon, 12/07/2015 - 06:37

The New York Times published an editorial on its front page for the first time since 1920. Entitled “End the Gun Epidemic in America,” its placement and strong language reflect the editors’ outrage over the recent mass shootings and their sense of urgency that something needs to be done.


Sorry Democrats, But There Is No ‘Loophole’ That Allows Terrorists To Legally Buy Guns

Mon, 11/23/2015 - 10:42

Having overwhelmingly lost the public debate about whether the Obama administration’s Syrian refugee screening policy should be enhanced, Democrats have retreated to more comfortable rhetorical ground: demanding more gun control.


Ken Starr Says Students Can’t Be Trusted With Guns

Tue, 11/17/2015 - 06:45

Monday, during a symposium on education reform hosted by The Waco Tribune, Baylor University President Ken Starr again said his Texas campus should remain free of guns.


Chicago’s Not-So-Brilliant Bullet Tax

Wed, 11/11/2015 - 06:38

Autumn is the worst season in Chicago, and I mean that only partly because it’s the season where it finally dawns on us residents that summer won’t last forever, and in a few short weeks we’ll be shoveling our body weight in snow and cursing ourselves for not developing a more sustainable alcohol tolerance when we had the chance.


This Local News Segment On The Second Amendment Is Amazing

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 16:49

An Atlanta news anchor nails it when explaining what the actual purpose of the Second Amendment is and why the Founding Fathers thought it was so important.


Poll: The NRA Is More Popular Than Clinton, Obama

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 08:19

A new poll released by Gallup today shows that the National Rifle Association, or NRA, is more popular than Hillary Clinton or President Barack Obama.


I Want My Husband To Have A Gun On Campus

Mon, 10/19/2015 - 07:05

A university campus isn’t one of the world’s most dangerous places. As a college professor’s wife, I’ve got nothing on army wives, police wives, or fishermen’s wives. Still, when I watch my husband head off to work, a dark thought occasionally flits through my mind. Is it possible his university will be the next to furnish a stage for some psychopathic loner’s macabre suicide fantasy? One never knows.


Why Do Democrats Get Away With Lying About Guns?

Wed, 10/14/2015 - 06:44

When Carly Fiorina offered some imprecise words about videos that uncovered the harvesting of body parts, she was subjected to weeks of semantic, nitpicky fact-checking that allowed Democrats and the media to portray her accurate characterization of Planned Parenthood’s practices as an outright “lie.”


What If We Regulated #CocksNotGlocks?

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 14:15

Progressives are orgasming over a University of Texas-Austin event wherein students will bring dildos on campus to protest a new law permitting students to conceal carry handguns. They’re calling it #CocksNotGlocks and they’re very, very excited about it. In that way that young adults can be.