Mass shootings

The ‘Hunt’ Only Works If Deplorables Are Disarmed

Given the constant pressure from the elite to disarm everyone except themselves, deplorables should be very skeptical that The Hunt is social satire and not a snapshot of the dystopian gun-free future that awaits us in a country run by President Kamala Harris or one of the other Far Left candidates running in the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primary.

Mass Murder? Blame 'Conservative Media Stars'

L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham, CNS News

The Times brigade was especially appalled by conservative media stars' using the term "invasion" to describe the influx at the southern border. Limbaugh explained that "invasion" describes the left's strategy to import new voters who don't share any particular affection for America's founding principles. "Invasion" is the correct word. It didn't matter to The Times. This is the kind of "news" story that the left has been uncorking for decades. The liberal media are becoming increasingly more comfortable with impugning every reporter and commentator in conservative media as a poisonous instigator of violence. But don't you dare call Chris Cuomo "Fredo."

‘Red Flag’ Laws Are the Wrong Solution to Mass Shootings

Thomas Massie and John R. Lott Jr., National Review

The evidence shows no benefits from red-flag laws. Looking at data from 1970 through 2017, these laws had no significant effect on murder, suicide, mass-public-shooting fatalities, robbery, aggravated assault, or burglary. These laws do not save lives. As a whole, the rest of the world has much higher murder rates from mass public shootings than does the U.S. (including major European countries). Everyone wants to stop mass public shooters. But we haven’t previously punished people on the basis of little more than a hunch, without any specific guidelines in place. Stopping “future crimes” didn’t work in the movies, and it doesn’t work in real life.

‘Expanded Background Checks’ A Fake Solution To Mass Shootings

Expanding background checks would not have prevented a single mass public shooter in recent history from obtaining firearms. Would-be mass public shooters rarely have disqualifying criminal or mental health histories—meaning, they often can and do pass background checks when legally purchasing their firearms.

On Troubled Young Men

Melissa MacKenzie, The American Spectator

Loving bonds, responsibility to others, noble missions, respectful friendships, challenging work, productive passions, and demands for service can give young men meaning. They are ripe for self-sacrifice and doing the heroic. All that is good in a man can be disastrous wrongly applied. Like an ungrounded wire, he can harm everything he touches. This same young man with his energies channeled can become a productive member of society — maybe even a great man. Maybe even a hero. Gang members, AntiFa, and mass murdering young men have much in common. Too many end up dead, in jail, or worse, murderers.

How Democrats exploit a tragedy in their ghoulish play for power

Tammy Bruce, Washington Times

With the failure of the Russia dossier hoax, the only thing the Democrats have left is the “Everyone Is A White Nationalist” hoax. The shooter in El Paso was a murderous lunatic with a manifesto hodgepodge, including racist rantings coupled with leftist screeds about the environment, evil corporations and the importance of a universal basic income. No one but the shooter is responsible for the massacre, and the Democrats blaming Mr. Trump know that. But as usual, liberals and Trump haters can’t control themselves, and never know when to stop, no matter the damage they cause if they can punish Mr. Trump and the nation that elected him.

The Media’s Disgusting Bloodlust

David Catron, The American Spectator

We are inured to the belief that freedom of the press is sacrosanct, but neither the Democrats nor the left in general hesitate to silence any voice that fails to adhere to the party line. After decades of “news” coverage that follows the old adage, “If it bleeds it leads,” and the accompanying canard that the carnage is caused by cruel policies conceived by conservatives and Republicans, the only surprise is that there isn’t more unrest and violence than we are actually seeing. It’s time to stop the blood lust of the media from using human tragedies like El Paso and Dayton to divide society and make a few extra bucks.

No-One's Life Matters. That's Why There Are Mass Shootings

David P. Goldman, PJ Media

The crisis of Muslim cultures has produced a fearfully large number of individuals willing to kill themselves in order to kill civilians of another Muslim sect, not to mention Americans or Israelis. Our Cultural Revolution has the same effect: We have hollowed out the sense of purpose in life that formerly sustained us and reduced large parts of our population to atomized lost souls. It's not surprising that individuals with severe psychological problems lose all restraint and turn into killers. I find it especially loathsome that the liberal ideologues now blame the problem on guns.

Democrats: Exploiting Massacres for Political Gain

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

If Democrats believe about Trump what their candidates say about him — that he is a white nationalist racist and xenophobe deliberately stoking fear, hatred and violence, whose words and actions call to mind the fascist Italy of Benito Mussolini and Third Reich of Nazi Germany — how can the Democratic leadership credibly not try to impeach him? Yet, blaming the massacre in El Paso on the rhetoric of Donald Trump is a charge that can come back to bite his attackers. Neither the right nor left has a monopoly on political extremism or violence. And the hate-filled rhetoric of the left this last weekend exceeds anything used by Trump.

Ohio State Representative Candice Keller Was Right

In the wake of the Dayton, Ohio mass murder Ohio state Representative Candice Keller put up a Facebook post that has provoked fury from establishment Republicans and liberal Democrats alike, primarily because what she said was so undeniably true.

Bozell: Public Officals Should Boycott CNN El Paso Town Hall

CNN has announced that Chris Cuomo will host a townhall event tonight, which is being billed as America Under Assault: The Gun Crisis. Due to CNN's blatant bias on the issue, our friend L. Brent Bozell, III, Founder and President of the Media Research Center, quickly called upon public officials to boycott tonight’s townhall in El Paso, Texas.

From El Paso to Antifa to LA: America the Insane

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The real discussion should be about mental health, not weaponry, but the former is far more difficult to deal with. Ex post facto, almost all these mass murderers are easily classified as mentally ill, but only rarely are they interdicted in advance. Law enforcement agencies, school administrators and other authorities have been reluctant to take action to prevent the disturbed from acting out for fear of repercussions to themselves or simply out of lassitude. This is not only true for the potential shooters, but it also helps explain why nothing has been done about the tent cities turning our most beautiful cities into Third World cesspits.

Hopelessness and Hate

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

Nobody ever paid serious attention to Santino Legan, Patrick Crusius, or Connor Betts before they went on shooting rampages that have made national headlines. How many adolescent losers, spending hour after hour playing videogames, are potential mass murderers? The experience of social isolation, immersed in digital fantasies of make-believe violence, is not conducive to a hopeful sense of the future. No politician can be blamed for the influences that have produced a generation of psychologically damaged youth. Thirty years ago, Revenge of the Nerds was a Hollywood comedy. Now the nerds have become a terrorist threat, and it’s not the least bit funny.

What Democrats Really Mean When They Attack ‘White Nationalism’

When the Left demands that President Trump or other Republican politicians denounce “white nationalism” remember, in their ideological language they are not talking about skinheads, Neo-Nazis, Klansmen and the like, they are talking about the American societal core of capitalism, free markets, limited government and American traditional culture and values.

Five Lessons From The Weekend’s Mass Killings

When the inevitable gun ban and gun confiscation bills are introduced, and when the politicians decry “gun violence,” don’t apologize or feel guilty if your initial thought when you heard the news of the mass killings in El Paso and Dayton was “I should buy a gun.” You were right.

Gun Grabbers Never Let A Tragedy Go To Waste

Virginia's Democrat Governor Ralph Northam is calling a special session of the legislature to consider a package of new gun control bills. The aftermath of any tragedy is when respect for constitutional liberty is at its weakest and political considerations are at their strongest. Go to https://www.vcdl.org/ to learn how you can contact your Virginia Delegate or Senator to help fight this latest Democrat gun grab.

New CSP Study: Trump Is Right, Gun Free Zones Make Schools More Dangerous

Dr. Christopher Hull’s new study for CSP confirms the argument President Trump made after Parkland that a gun-free zone “is like target practice” for school shooters such as the alleged Florida killer, Nikolas Cruz. “They see that and that’s what they want,” said the President. “Gun-free zones are very dangerous. The bad guys love gun-free zones.”

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.

Here's what Congress can actually do about mass shootings

Editors, Washington Examiner

If the laws on illegal purchases were strictly enforced, there would be far fewer attempts to make them. To that end, Sens. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., Chris Coons, D-Del., Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Bill Nelson, D-Fla., have advanced a bipartisan proposal that would require notification of state authorities within 24 hours any time an illegal purchase is attempted. Because attempted illegal purchase of a firearm is also a state offense in 49 states, this notification would help state prosecutors to throw the book at illegal purchasers.

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.