Guns in the News

Op-Ed: Executive Disorder

With another stroke of his executive pen, President Obama has again confirmed his anti-Second Amendment agenda. On August 29, 2013, the White House issued a press release declaring two executive actions going into effect. The first proposed change is to federal regulation to require background checks and law enforcement approval before firearms regulated under the National Firearms Act or “NFA” (...

Op-Ed: Bloomberg's latest stats on school gun violence ignore reality

Are schools and colleges dangerous places, with lots of gun violence? Some groups paint a picture of these places being particularly unsafe. Supposedly both murders and firearm suicides are very common at educational institutions. Last Wednesday, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s two groups, Moms Demand Gun Sense in America and Mayors Against Illegal Guns, jointly released a report that...

Elida pupil faces possible expulsion after bringing knives to school

The following article was originally published by The Lima News . Republished with permission. ELIDA — An Elida Middle School student plotting to kill the principal and others arrived at the school Wednesday armed with weapons but stopped just short of carrying out his plan. The 13-year-old boy is a seventh-grader at Elida Middle School. He had three knives, a box cutter, a miniature baseball bat...

Op-Ed: Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc - Air Conditioners Cause Rapes

I was reminded of an old criminologists' inside joke when recent news reports announced that global warming will lead to higher crime rates (which is odd since crime in America has been in a two decade decline while global temperatures have crept upwards). Long ago someone noticed that more rapes occurred during the summer months, and also noticed people ran their air conditioners during the...

No Guns on Gun Ban Signs?

When it comes to the anti-gunners' viewpoint, don't be too hasty in thinking that things can't get more ridiculous than they already are, because--as this story illustrates--they most assuredly can. [Recently], the Daily Caller reported that, in response to a law requiring the posting of small, "no guns allowed" stickers where the carry of concealed firearms is still banned, some school officials...

Op-Ed: ‘Gun control’ advocates' arrests highlight irony and hypocrisy

In an incident seen by some as a bit of supreme irony, a local “gun control” proponent has been arrested on two felony charges for bringing a concealed handgun into a New York elementary school, causing “an hours long lockdown,” The Buffalo News reported Friday. "Dwayne Ferguson ... was a well-known face in the movement for the SAFE Act, the state law that made carrying a gun on school property a...

Two Anniversaries Gun Control Supporters Aren't Celebrating

Gun control supporters have lately used the 20th anniversary of Bill Clinton's signing of the Brady Act into law as an excuse to repeat their demand for "universal" background checks. Even though most people who commit crimes with guns defeat the Brady Act by getting their guns by theft, on the black market, or from straw purchasers, anti-gunners have portrayed the law as having saved countless...

Police Using Data Concerning Lawful Gun Ownership to Ratchet Up Scrutiny, Escalate Tactics

In recent years much progress has been made in protecting the privacy of gun owners by restricting access to gun licensing and right-to-carry permit data, with a majority of states now limiting the availability of this information to law enforcement officers for official use. Unfortunately, two recent incidents have highlighted how government data indicating firearm ownership can be used by law...

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