Tag: Second Amendment
Blazing Blaster Buyback BS

Presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke is pushing “mandatory buybacks of certain semi-automatic weapons.”

Town with a “Libertarian Streak” Is California’s First “Second Amendment Sanctuary City.” It Shouldn’t Be the Last.

The city of Needles declared itself a “2nd Amendment Sanctuary” city; wants exemption to some state gun laws.

Federal Judge Shoots Down His Own Second Amendment Ruling

After citing citizen’s right to self-defense, judge succumbs to pressure and reverses his own ruling.

What Gun Control Advocates Can Learn from London’s Knife Attacks

The powers in London are grappling with a rash of stabbings and wondering what to do. The statist instinct is to take knives from the people. That’s the American response to gun violence and the British response to knife attacks. Yesterday The Express ran a headline: “London bloodbath: 60th violent murder in London just yards...
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Making a Statement on Gun Control

While the boycott effort did succeed in convincing some businesses to abandon their corporate partnerships with the NRA, it also spurred a backlash that has seen a surge in membership at the NRA and other gun rights groups.

Some Thoughts on Arming Teachers

Teachers are not law enforcement officers, and as civilians under attack, they should not be expected to confront a shooter, and would almost surely be ineffective if they tried.

Questions and Answers in Regard to Assault Weapons

What are assault weapons?

Another Shooting in a “Gun Free” Zone

The tragic shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport on January 6 occurred in a “gun-free” zone. Florida is one of six states that make it illegal for individuals—even those who have concealed carry permits—to carry guns in any part of an airport terminal. The killer’s motive is at this point undetermined, but he did...
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Ban Guns, Come Hell or High Water

I didn’t fully recognize the remarkably pervasive anti-gun statement embedded in the well-received film Hell or High Water until my morning jog the following day. The message is so subtle, so nuanced, and so expertly executed, this movie could be used as a textbook case for how narrative filmmaking can promote policy positions. And...
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Should Conservatives Give Up on Narrative Filmmaking?

In a pivotal scene in the film Free State of Jones, three white men are chasing the recently freed slave Moses down a dirt road in immediate post-Civil War Mississippi. What is notably missing from Moses’s hands is a gun, a symbolic feature embedded so thoroughly in the narrative of the film that it could...
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