Tagged: second amendment

Trump Back to Gun Control Again

Remember when Barack Obama posted a video, while the Trayvon Martin / George Zimmerman controversy was still a national tinder box, inserting himself into the volatile situation without cause, saying that Zimmerman, the shooter, was “a bad guy”? Weren’t conservatives outraged that…oh, wait, that was Donald Trump. Anyway, remember when Hillary Clinton exploited a mass school shooting, playing to her anti-Second Amendment constituency...

California Democrats for Tyranny

Today I received an e-mail press release from Justice Network, which describes itself as a “California based Social Awareness Organization” (their capitalization — who knows what it means?). It seems they commissioned a poll of committed California Democrats on several popular issues of the moment. The results are not surprising on the surface; but I believe they reveal more than meets the eye....

Here’s the Man Trump Helped McConnell Defeat

In 2014, Tea Party candidate Matt Bevin challenged Mitch McConnell’s senate seat in the Kentucky Republican primary. In answer to this challenge, McConnell vowed to “crush” the Tea Party in general. A falsely-named PAC, Kentuckians for Strong Leadership, consisting primarily of donors to Karl Rove’s American Crossroads, sprang up to support McConnell’s Tea Party-crushing efforts. Among the group’s major donations was Donald Trump’s...

Florida Gun Law is Perfect Progressivism

The state of Florida, responding to pressure from the leftist news media, leftist protesters, and leftist-indoctrinated teenagers, has passed a law supposedly aimed at preventing school shootings like the one in Parkland. The new law is a perfect example of the progressive ratchet in action: Government causes a problem, then decrees that the only solution to the problem is more government. Under this...

Shifting the Burden of Proof on the Right to Bear Arms (Updated)

For decades, American progressives of both the “left” and “right” have insisted that those who cite the Second Amendment as their defense against “common sense gun control” must provide impenetrable arguments against such measures as universal background checks, the banning of so-called assault rifles, and restrictions on carrying a concealed weapon. The right to bear arms, they say, surely does not entail unlimited...

School Shootings, Gun Control, and Trump

Here are a few distinct but interrelated observations about the current progressive exploitation of a school shooting as an opportunity to push for gun regulations in defiance of the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment: Conservatives interested in preserving the right to bear arms must do better than their current practice of repeating stale, highly questionable talking points that leave them looking like apologists for...

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...