Posts tagged "gun control"

Did gun control originate as a racist plot to disarm newly freed black slaves?

That’s the claim by this group of African Americans who are on the side of the National Rifle Assn. whom they credit with fighting for the second amendment rights of newly freed black slaves to defend themselves. I wasn’t aware of this history. If someone knows better, please comment. Actually, I wouldn’t be surprised if... Read more »

Gay marriage, pot smoking, gun control--let the people, not the Supreme Court decide

Maybe the U.S. Supreme Court should decide how to keep us from falling off the fiscal cliff. That’s hyperbole. But not by much. After all, isn’t the Supreme Court the final word of the land? Supreme even in matters that should be settled by a political process called democracy? In such matters as gun control,... Read more »

Should every school have an armed guard? Take the poll

Wayne LaPierre, executive director of the National Rifle Association, Friday said at a press conference that every school in America should have a professionally trained armed guard to prevent the kind of massacre that took the lives of 26 people in the Sandy Hook Elementary School. He called for federal support of such a program... Read more »
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In my childhood, there were no mass killings.

I am an old man and the older I get the less I understand. I can’t understand how anyone can look into the face of a 6-year-old and fire round after round into that child, as the deranged gunman did Friday in Sandy Hook Elementary School. Wisdom is supposed to come with age; now, after... Read more »

Why are we so surprised by the Connecticut slaughter when we value innocent life so little

We are a mess and that is about the verifiable fact on the table.  We might look elsewhere than programs and policies for answers to cleaning up our mess. May God welcome the little hands and hearts taken from their parents by Adam and ease pain of sad people with the hard work shaking off... Read more »

Chicago alderman: Concealed carry "levels the playing field"

The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled that Illinois’ law preventing ordinary citizens from carrying concealed weapons is unconstitutional. Gee, does that mean that ordinary folks will have the same right to carry a concealed handgun as state Sen. Donne Trotter (D-Chicago), who was pinched when he was caught trying to board a... Read more »
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Michael Moore's 15 minutes

A As the Examiner noted: Last night on Piers Morgan, liberal filmmaker Michael Moore suggested that if the founders knew about modern weaponry they would probably have supported more gun control. Moore noted that when the founders wrote the Constitution, they had guns that took 15 minutes to load a firearm that could fire one... Read more »

James Holmes and Aurora massacre: Why?

James Holmes allegedly killed 12 and wounded 58 more in the Century 16 movie theater massacre in Aurora, Colorado. Why? Lax gun control? Media violence? Bloody video games?The emergence of evil? Cultural decline? The macho gene?  No concealed-carry gun in the audience to shoot back? Take your pick. (Follow the links to see who is saying what.) At this writing,... Read more »
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