Tagged: guns

Toronto Mayor Gets His Gun Violence Problem Backwards

A mass handgun shooting in the city that, in an early example of its typical self-congratulatory and delusional smugness, has long called itself  “Toronto the Good,” has just raised this year’s gun murder tally in the city to 27, with another 82 injured. As HuffPost Canada reports: Just after 10 p.m. ET, gunfire was reported in the Danforth and Logan area, which is...

Of Banks, Guns, and Social Engineering

U.S. banks have begun curtailing legal gun transactions by denying credit to business customers involved in the manufacture or retail sale of firearms. Apart from the question of whether these new policies violate existing contractual agreements between banks and their customers, I do not see how advocates of the free market can object to private banks denying credit for disfavored activities — in...

Of Pop Tart Guns, Kafka, and Kindergarten

Almost exactly four years ago, I wrote an article for American Thinker, “Kindergarten and the Kafkaesque,” about the rash of suspensions being meted out to boys caught with toy guns, or even imaginary guns, at U.S. public schools. I somehow neglected to repost that piece here in Limbo, but thanks to a reader-friend, Lon, who raised the topic in an e-mail, I suddenly recognized my error,...

Arranging American Gun Confiscation

(Originally published in October 2015) America’s progressive chatter on guns has been shifting noticeably from the abstract language of “control” to the concrete language of “confiscation.” Hillary Clinton is just the latest leading voice to serve notice that the forced disarmament of law-abiding Americans is not the dystopian fantasy of paranoids, but a matter of current policy discussion—and action. During an October 16...