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Opinion Archive

Nat’l – Opinion – Makers of 3D-Printed Guns Follow In DIY Tradition of Ammunition Reloaders

REASON.COM October 17, 2018 – To the disappointment of control freaks, DIY gunmaking is rolling along strong despite Defense Distributed’s Cody Wilson facing charges that he had sex with a 16-year-old. One man does not a movement make, not when he can be replaced by a British convert to the cause such as Paloma Heindorff, who has stepped in to lead Defense Distributed.  

Nat’l – Opinion – Gun Control Policies Have Been Destructive, Ineffective, And Unnecessary

ABOVE THE LAW.COM October 16, 2018 – The “gun nut” culture that fetishizes gun ownership scares and bewilders me. My second main objection to most gun control measures is that they are ineffective. After every horrific instance of gun violence, it is endlessly said that gun control is the “solution.” Yet, whenever that claim is tested, in virtually every case it is shown that “none of today’s gun control measures”…

OK – Opinion – The ‘Young Black Man’ Who Reluctantly Became An NRA-Certified Instructor

OKLAHOMA PUBLIC BROADCASTING.ORG (NPR) October 15, 2018 – RJ Young wasn’t always into firearms. Quite the opposite. “Because I always knew that guns were something that could get me killed,” he says in an interview. “They weren’t really around to help me. They were always, you know, pointed at me or somebody who looked like me.” Young is a writer and sports commentator, especially on Oklahoma Sooners football. He’s a black man. …

Nat’l – Opinion – Bogus ‘Study’: You’re More Likely to Be Shot By a Cop in Pro-Gun States

TOWNHALL.COM October 15, 2018 – Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Northeastern University came together to study the correlation between states’ gun ownership and officer-involved shootings. The researchers published their findings in the Journal for Urban Health. Their grandiose takeaway: if you live in a state with “looser” gun laws – AKA you’re allowed to utilize your Second Amendment rights – then you’re more likely to be…

VA – Opinion – Who’s BS’ing Now? Gonzalez Argues for Gun Confiscation but Insists She’s “Pro Second Amendment”

NRA-ILA.ORG (NRA) October 12, 2018 – Gun control advocates are constantly looking for the right messenger to push an agenda that boils down to law-abiding Americans giving up their freedoms, their security, and their property without expectation of affecting the behavior of criminals. Yet less than a year into this “movement,” one of its founding members has left it after re-evaluating its tactics, and the others are simply being co-opted…

CA – Opinion – On Guns in America: Students Speak

UCSD GUARDIAN.ORG October 7, 2018 – The topic of guns in America is a highly complex, multilayered subject that cannot be fully covered or addressed in the limited scope of one piece. This article takes a small step into examining a highly controversial issue by interviewing students for a broad overview of their different opinions on the topic. This is especially relevant now as students are part of the…

Nat’l – Opinion – Democrats’ New Anti-Gun Laws Are Also An Attack On Due Process

THE FEDERALIST.COM October 4, 2018 – The notion that certain Americans are preemptively guilty of wrongdoing, whether there’s any corroborating evidence to back up an accusation or not, isn’t reserved for conservatives who happen to be in contention for a Supreme Court seat. In the hierarchy of progressive values, due process is a bottom dweller. 

 

OH – Opinion – It was never about guns

KENT WIRED.COM October 4, 2018 – Just as the Free Speech rallies of Berkeley and Portland were not about free speech, the event that took place on September 29 was not about guns. I remember the last gun rally that occurred on this campus last spring, where the organizers were able to stand around and get their video clips. Not much happened. That is because it was actually about guns…

WA – Opinion – King County Council’s new gun law is unfair for rural homeowners

MY NORTHWEST.COM (KIRO) October 2, 2018 – How long are the people who do not live in the city going to let a bunch of clueless politicians run their lives? As you know, the City of Seattle recently passed a gun storage law. If you have a gun sitting in your nightstand, and someone who breaks into your house steals your gun, then uses that gun in the commission of…

LA – Opinion – What you think you know about gun deaths is probably wrong

NOLA.COM September 30, 2018 – When most people think about the number of gun-related deaths in America each year, the first images that likely come to mind are of gang violence or mass shootings. Our national debate on gun control is almost always centered on an active-shooter event or a plea to get guns off the streets. But while gang activity devastates many neighborhoods and communities, that violence accounts…

NC – Opinion – The End of Gun Control

DUKE CHRONICLE.COM September 28, 2018 – Although the debate over gun control flares after each school shooting or spike in crime, it is genuinely difficult to pin down the start of this societal conflict. One side argues that the Second Amendment is an absurd holdover of a past era. They believe its existence not only makes our country a more dangerous place, but also renders us a backwater laughing stock in…

TX – Opinion – Police chiefs, clergy to gunmaker: Cut shootings by making guns safer

HOUSTON CHRONICLE September 25, 2018 – Pardon the word choice, but there is no magic bullet for ending America’s gun violence epidemic. Today, we are asking a top gun company, American Outdoor Brands Corp., to develop and carry out a comprehensive safety plan. We’re asking CEO P. James Debney to work with us to develop this plan and lead the industry in efforts to reduce the deadly impacts of its products. 

Why Gun Control in America Has Been Historically So Limited

EURASIA REVIEW.COM September 24, 2018 – At first glance, gun confiscation does not appear to be feasible in the United States. With nearly 400 million guns in circulation, mass gun confiscation is already a tall order. It also helps that the United States’ federalist system fosters a strong degree of institutional competition between states. Citizens and business entities can walk away from states with bad policies that regulate their favorite pastimes and…

MA – Opinion – For some reason, juveniles aren’t getting the message on guns

LOWELL SUN.COM September 24, 2018 – How does an 11-year-old student bring a loaded gun into a school without his teacher or administrator knowing about it? Let’s back up a bit: How did his mother not know he had a gun with him when he left home that morning? Despite all the attention given to school shootings, school safety warnings and training sessions, the boy was still able to…

NV – Opinion- EDITORIAL: Gun-free zones often aren’t

LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL September 22, 2018 – Leave it to a youngster to show the limits of government power. This is one object lesson, however, every parent wishes hadn’t happened. On Wednesday, a 9-year-old student at Helen Smith Elementary School brought an unloaded .22-caliber handgun and ammunition to school. Another student found out and told a teacher about the firearm. This is part of a disturbing trend at the…

Nat’l – Opinion – When gun buyers are caught in ‘lie-and-try,’ how many are prosecuted? 12

USA TODAY.COM September 19, 2018 – Every time children are slaughtered in a school, or movie goers in a shopping mall or worshipers in a church, a refrain echoes from the National Rifle Association: America doesn’t need more firearm laws; just enforce those already on the books. Well, now the nation has a president the NRA loves. How’s that enforcing-what’s-on-the-books thing workin’ out? Not so good. 

Nat’l – Opinion – Good Article on Dana Loesch

PAGUN BLOG.COM September 17, 2018 – From “St. Louis”: “The making of NRA’s Dana Loesch” I would encourage everyone to read it, and maybe read it again. NRA should be very concerned about polling numbers. While I believe there’s an argument to be made that polling increasingly doesn’t work, that’s another post. It concerns me that you can trace movement in public opinion back to the point where Bloomberg really…

Nat’l – Opinion – The Justice Department Doesn’t Seem to Care If Crazy People Buy Guns

ESQUIRE.COM September 13, 2018 – Currently, the Department of Justice’s most obvious priorities are a) making sure Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III keeps his job, and b) finding new and innovative ways to remove brown people and their children from the United States. One thing it’s not doing, as The Washington Post explains, is giving much of a damn as to whether crazy people and serial murderers are buying guns. 

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