This is an excerpt from “#Duped: How the Anti-gun Lobby Exploits the Parkland School Shooting-and How Gun Owners Can Fight Back”. How is it that so many kids raised on “Harry Potter”, “The Hunger Games”, “Star Wars”, and all the Marvel action figure movies manage to miss a critical point of the stories? The lesson being: … Continue reading More People Use a Gun in Self-Defense Each Year Than Die in Car Accidents
Catherine Wessinger, Loyola University New Orleans Twenty-five years ago, on February 28, 1993, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents attempted to execute a “dynamic entry” into the home of a religious community at Mount Carmel, a property 10 miles east of Waco, Texas. David Koresh and his Bible students – who became known as … Continue reading The deaths of 76 Branch Davidians in April 1993 could have been avoided – so why didn’t anyone care?
With the horrific shooting that recently took place in Las Vegas, debates over gun control have been given center stage in our media and politics once again. And while every pundit seems to have their own surefire way of combatting gun violence, they all gloss over the elephant in the room. Which is, although mass … Continue reading Gun Violence Would Plummet If We Just Called off the Drug War
The surprisingly malleable timeline of the Las Vegas shooting reminds me of this quotation from George Orwell’s 1984: “History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” This timeline keeps changing for reasons unexplained, and each update is creating the appearance (without the admission) that something went very … Continue reading Will the Timeline of the Vegas Shooting Ever Stabilize?
Law enforcement authorities identified the shooter at the GOP congressional baseball practice as James T. Hodgkinson (above, left) of Belleville, Illinois. There is a Twitter profile for a James Hodgkinson from Belleville, Illinois. The account was created in January 2014. The account was little used, but it does suggest the user was deeply interested in politics and was a fan of … Continue reading GOP baseball practice shooter in March: ‘It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co.’
Defenders of civil liberties have won big victories against gun control in the United States. The fight certainly isn’t over, to be sure, but most Americans have some degree of freedom to own guns, carry guns, and protect themselves with guns. By contrast, the situation in Europe tends to be grim. Many nations strictly limit … Continue reading A Glimmer of Hope for Gun Rights In Europe
The horrifying scene at a practice field in Alexandria, Virginia, at which Congressman Steve Scalise was shot in a shocking flurry of gunfire, could have been much worse. Rand Paul pointed out that “it would have been a massacre” had a member of the House leadership not been there. His presence guaranteed that the heavily … Continue reading It Would Have Been a Massacre