gun control

Trump’s Unconstitutional Gun Confiscation Plans

What President Trump's proposal does is violate the Fifth Amendment to make it easier to violate the Second Amendment – a demonstration of just how far afield from the Constitution Republicans will stray when not securely moored to constitutional conservative principles.

Second Amendment In Jeopardy In The House Next Week

Democrats are working with gun-control groups to find a way to politicize the Parkland, Florida killings to their advantage for November's midterm elections. Democrats don’t really want to do anything that will help identify and stop troubled people from killing, they want to milk these tragedies for political advantage and the GOP's squishy Capitol Hill leaders are ready to help them.

Dear Annoying Parkland Kids: We Gave You A Pretty Awesome World, Try Not To Mess It Up

Robert Tracinski, The Federalist

Too many of today’s young people are not being taught to see and appreciate what has made the world as good a place as it really is for them. They have no idea who designed the large and complex systems that produce the peace and prosperity they enjoy, no idea how those systems work, and no idea how much they can foul them up by knocking out pins and levers and constitutional amendments just because they’re angry.

Hidden Agenda or Ignorance?

Walter E. Williams, CNS News

Morality is society's first line of defense against uncivilized behavior. Moral standards of conduct have been under siege in our country for over a half a century. Moral absolutes have been abandoned as guiding principles. We've been taught not to be judgmental, that one lifestyle or set of values is just as good as another. We no longer hold people accountable for their behavior and we accept excuse-making. Problems of murder, mayhem and other forms of anti-social behavior will continue until we regain our moral footing.

Second Amendment Shows The Limits Of Trump’s Transactional Presidency

As conservatives gathered at CPAC to celebrate a successful first year of the presidency of Donald Trump the President’s response to Nikolas Cruz’s crimes at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School showed the limits of Trump’s commitment to conservative principles and the conservative agenda.

Exploiting Teenager Rage

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

Remember these student hecklers when CNN and their colleagues decry how President Donald Trump has single-handedly ruined civil discourse. Trump mocking CNN as "fake news" caused far more media outrage than Hogg calling the NRA "child murderers." It will happen again and again. They are hell-bent on ridding this country of the Second Amendment, one tragedy at a time.

The Second Amendment is a human right — ignorance toward it is troubling

Ned Ryun, The Hill

The ignorance on display regarding the Second Amendment and its history is troubling and is due to the fact that no one really teaches about our rights ensconced in our Constitution. They weren’t pulled from thin air but from the idea of natural law and the concept of human rights endowed by a Creator.

The debate we need on school shootings

Editors, Washington Examiner

We disagree with politicians who reacted to the horrific school shooting in Florida by pleading “now is not the time” for a debate on gun laws. A debate on gun control and all policies that could help prevent such a traumatizing event from happening again is welcome. But it needs to be a real debate, and such a thing has been hard to come by. There are clashing values and competing rights contending here, so any debate will unavoidably include anger.

Legislation by Lynch Mob

George Neumayr, The American Spectator

The Democrats, enjoying all the fawning media coverage, can’t resist the instant gratification of calling for gun bans. For the moment they feel like they occupy the moral and political high ground. But it won’t last. Americans don’t want their country turned into a “gun-free zone” in which they entrust their safety to an overweening and incompetent state, one that leaves them as exposed as the students at that Florida school. Nor do they want to be made to feel evil for exercising a constitutional right.

7 Terrible Liberal Gun Control Arguments … And How To Beat Them

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Our rights are not up for debate. But, as a courtesy, because talking is the way a free people should endeavor to solve problems, we should debate them anyway. Rational discussion beats the alternative – many of us are vets who saw the alternative overseas – even if the other side prefers emotional blackmail using articulate infants to bum rush their anti-civil rights policies.

Florida School Shooting Reveals Epic Government Failures

While the anti-gun crowd demands that the federal government ban the AR-15 and any other gun that they think looks like an “assault weapon,” what the latest revelations about the government and police failures at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School tell us is that, as things stand now, waiting for the police to come and protect you from the next Nikolas Cruz is a death sentence.

Ben Stein Is Not A Gun Guy, But…

Ben Stein is an eminently sensible guy, but like many eminently sensible sounding proposals, his proposal that the United States government should ban the AR-15, and similar so-called “assault weapons,” is a cop-out to avoid fixing the real problem; parents and government officials who ignore and cover for antisocial, near feral, humans like Nikolas Cruz until they kill someone.

Against Gun Control: The ‘I-Want-To’ Factor

William Murchison, The American Spectator

I speak as a lifelong non-gun owner when I say we ought not count on governmental control of firearms as a broad, asphalted, tree-lined avenue to the elimination of gun violence. It might be, in objective terms, that nothing short of resort to the old “superstitions” we thought were gone — prayers, confessions, sacraments — will help a bit. My advice to the gun-controllers and Harvard professors: Don’t laugh. There are more things in heaven and earth, evidently, Prof. Pinker, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.

We Can’t Have A Debate About Guns If Liberals Keep Lying About Them

David Harsanyi, The Federalist

Gun-control advocates have a singular obsession with guns — especially, a particular style of gun — and very little concern for proper enforcement or warnings systems or cultural trends that have led to mass shootings or mental health risks or how we cover these shootings. This rejection of holistic solutions exemplifies their real intentions and makes Second Amendment advocates rightfully suspicious.

America's Problem is a Contempt for Life, Not a Love of Guns

Craig Bannister, CNS News

People who believe human life is sacred do not extinguish it capriciously; they do everything in their power to preserve and protect it. People who do not believe human life is sacred can be more prone to base life and death decisions upon emotion, convenience, and hubris. Thus, when it comes to preventing mass violence, the answer is respect for life and self-control - not gun control.

From Parkland to Princeton, America's Adults Abdicate Responsibility

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

What of a solution? It's not enough to proclaim "if you see something, say something." It's time to be radically proactive. At the minimum, that means protecting our schools with professionally trained armed personnel the way the Israelis do.  Whether its terrorists or psychos, the threat must be stopped and it must be stopped now.

Second Amendment Update: National Concealed Carry Reciprocity Vote Today

It is crucial for those who value their Second Amendment guaranteed rights to get on the telephone to call their Representative to urge him or her to support H.R. 38, The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017. The Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044 we urge all CHQ readers to call their Representative TODAY in support of H.R. 38.

Good guys with guns saving lives

John R. Lott, Fox News

The more you learn about these cases, the more you appreciate that mass public shooters have good reason to keep attacking gun-free zones. These killers might be crazy, but they aren’t stupid. They realize that the longer it takes for a good guy to arrive with a gun, the more people they can kill.

Government Action Is Not the Answer to Mass Shootings

Ben Shapiro, National Review

Government will always be limited in its ability to protect us. Bad guys will always slip through the cracks. That’s precisely why the Founders enshrined the Second Amendment: so that Americans could preserve their own lives when government falls short. It’s also why we should be far more eager to call for accountability inside the government before handing more power over to that government.