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  • Coming Soon: Legislation To Heavily Regulate Ammunition In New York

    12/30/2015 2:08:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 30, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    I wish I could say I'm shocked, but this is New York. It's an anti-gun state. Of course, some local legislators were going to try and regulate the sale of ammunition (via Brooklyn Daily Eagle): State lawmakers from Brooklyn announced on Monday new draft legislation aimed at tightly restricting the sale of ammunition in New York. The Senate and Assembly bills were drafted in an effort to keep potential terrorists from stocking up on ammo, according to sponsors state Sen. Roxanne Persaud and Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon. The twin bills are backed by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, who worked with...
  • Oh Goodie: Obama Expected To Do Something On Gun Laws After Christmas

    12/19/2015 11:38:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Well, if there's one thing that was left out of the president's final press conference of the year, it was gun control. There have been rumblings that some policy initiative coming from this administration on guns could be announced after the holidays (via Roll Call): So far, the White House is keeping its plans — and the details of its legal review — under wraps. But sources say the administration is zeroing in on the definition of just who is in the gun sales realm. "What we expect is that they are going to better define what it means to...
  • The Blaze's Dana Loesch Torches The 'Godless Left's' 'Coordinated Assault' On Constitutional Rights

    12/14/2015 12:14:50 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 14, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    The San Bernardino shooting that occurred earlier this month was horrific. Two radical Muslim shooters, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, took the lives of 14 people and wounded more than 20 in what is increasingly looking like a terrorist attack. The media's reaction to the shooting was equally horrendous. On the day of the attack, the LA Times editorial board said our infatuation with guns borders on suicidal impulses. This is before we knew anything. Yet, the media's reaction to those offering prayers to the victims and their familiesbordered on perversion; for heaven's sake those who survived the attack gathered...
  • NYT: Americans With Assault Rifles Should 'Give Them Up For The Good Of Their Fellow Citizens'

    12/06/2015 6:48:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 144 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Well, it seems the media's horrific campaign of inaccuracy hasn't stopped. According to Reuters, for the first time in nearly a century, The New York Times editorial board took their plea for gun bans to the front page on Saturday, calling our nation's inaction on gun control a "moral outrage and a national disgrace." No, we shouldn't be surprised that they decided to follow the likes of the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times with their own inane call to arms for gun control. And we shouldn't be shocked that they want policies that employ confiscatory measures, while also banning...
  • Liberal Media Is Once Again Completely Wrong About Gun Violence

    12/04/2015 1:13:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Cry havoc and unleash the dogs of war…for gun control. This appears to be the mantra of the left in the wake of the horrific mass shooting in San Bernardino. The perpetrators were officially identified yesterday as Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, both in their late-20s, who opened fire at a Christmas party for the county's health department workers; Farook was a county employee of five years prior to his senseless rampage. They killed 14 and wounded up to 21 people in the worst mass shooting since Newtown in 2012. They were subsequently killed in a firefight with police and...
  • No, 10,000 Children Aren't Killed Or Injured By Guns Every Year

    10/30/2015 5:00:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2015 | Matt Vespa
    Our sister site Twitchy posted about this pro-gun control tidbit from CNN's Sally Kohn, where she wrote that guns kill or injure 10,000 kids a year, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. In all, she was trying to say that given these figures, shouldn’t we regulate firearms in the same fashion as we do cars and children's toys? Recently, my CNN colleague Mel Robbins made a startling point. Robbins was on "Legal View" to discuss the case of an 11-year-old who shot and killed an 8-year-old neighbor when host Ashleigh Banfield noted that 10,000 children are killed or injured by guns every year. […]...
  • A Minority View

    07/01/2015 7:22:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    The nation's demagogues and constitutionally ignorant are using the Charleston, South Carolina, AME church shooting to attack the Second Amendment's "right of the people to keep and bear Arms." A couple of years ago, President Barack Obama said, "I have a profound respect for the traditions of hunting that trace back in this country for generations." That's a vision shared by many Americans, namely that the Constitution's framers gave us the Second Amendment to protect our rights to go deer and duck hunting, do a bit of skeet shooting, and protect ourselves against criminals. That this vision is so widely...
  • Gun Control Mania, Part II: The Revenge

    09/20/2013 6:00:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 20, 2013 | Kurt Schlichter
    It would be awful if the Democrats decide that the latest massacre by a non-Tea Partier means its time for yet another high-profile Congressional push for gun control. Awful awesome. You should never interrupt your opponent when he is making a mistake, so those of us who dont think the Bill of Rights is optional need to keep this on the down low. Gun control destroys Democrat politicians. While Im against gun control ever being enacted, Im always delighted to see the Democrats push it. Though they probably wont get the red statey analogy, go ahead and throw us in...
  • Senate overcomes filibuster, votes to open debate on gun bill

    04/11/2013 8:54:36 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 122 replies
    2 minutes ago Senate overcomes filibuster, votes to open debate on gun bill Posted by CNN's Tom Cohen Washington (CNN) - The U.S. Senate voted Thursday to overcome a Republican-led filibuster against tougher gun laws, clearing the way for a major congressional debate on a package of proposals sought by President Barack Obama in the aftermath of the Connecticut school massacre. The procedural vote followed a breakthrough by Sens. Joe Manchin, D-West Virginia, and Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania,
  • Senate agrees to open gun-control debate

    04/11/2013 8:54:43 AM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 49 replies
    Reuters ^ | Apr. 11, 2013 | John Whitesides and David Lawder
    The Senate cleared the way on Thursday for an emotional, weeks-long debate on proposals to curb gun violence, rejecting an effort by conservative Republicans to block consideration of gun-control legislation prompted by December's Connecticut elementary school massacre. The Senate voted 68-31 to open debate on President Barack Obama's proposals to expand background checks for gun buyers, tighten restrictions on gun trafficking and increase funding for school security. The legislation still faces many hurdles, including a weeks-long debate in the Senate featuring many amendments that could make the bill unacceptable to senators who now support it. No major gun legislation has...
  • 'Dialogue' Required for Violent Video Games

    02/23/2013 4:34:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    The Obama administration's assault on the Second Amendment in reaction to Newtown is not a serious solution. It's a Band-Aid on cancer. The NRA's call for armed guards in every school also misses the point. When is anyone going to get serious? The problem is violence, a violence of monstrous and horrific proportions that has infected America's popular culture. The Hartford Courant reported on Sunday that during a search of Newtown grade-school killer Adam Lanza's home after the shootings, "police found thousands of dollars worth of graphically violent video games." Detectives are exploring whether Adam Lanza might have been emulating...
  • Angry Gun Control Debate Does Collateral Damage

    01/30/2013 7:59:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2013 | Michael Medved
    The Great Gun Debate shows American political discourse at its irrational worst; with both left and right promoting panic and hysteria that distracts attention from the nations truly menacing problems. Instead of addressing crushing deficits, economic stagnation, political gridlock, and the erosion of middle-class security, politicians and pundits obsess over gun violenceone of the few challenges where the United States has made dramatic progress in recent years. How can the president and his supporters work themselves into a self-righteous lather over minor regulatory adjustments that have been tried before with no measurable impact on the rate of firearms crime? And...
  • Despite Media Claims, Survey Shows NRA Members United

    01/25/2013 7:15:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 25, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    It's the common talking point from left leaning media and gun control advocates: NRA leaders are out of touch with NRA members and the organization is disagreement over top gun control issues. Turns out, the exact opposite is true. The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action conducted a national scientific poll of NRA members this week and found the vast majority are on the same page regarding a wide range of issues, in particular when it comes to new gun control measures and how to prevent mass shootings. One-thousand members were randomly selected for the poll. The NRA is...
  • On Guns, an Abuse of Power

    01/19/2013 6:07:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2013 | David Harsanyi
    When Barack Obama implored Americans to "do the right thing" on gun restriction during a news conference this week, the "right thing" should have been obvious to everyone. Absolute moral authority -- it's the only way to go. If you fail to see the picture as clearly as the president, you may be an extremist or, more than likely, you're too feeble-minded to withstand the Jedi mind tricks employed by gun merchants or radio talk show hosts or the National Rifle Association or all those folks "ginning up fear" on the issue, according to a president who trots out 7-year-olds...
  • The Need for Semi-Automatic "Assault" Weapons

    01/10/2013 3:11:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2013 | Katie Pavlich
    By now, we’ve heard the argument about semi-automatic "assault" rifles: nobody needs one. we’ve heard the only reason why someone would obtain this kind of weapon is so they can kill people, which is far from the truth. We’ve also heard the argument from both the Left and the Right that a pistol is how someone protects their home. "I really don’t know why people need assault weapons. I’m not a hunter but I understand people who want to hunt," Republican Rep. Peter King said on Morning Joe earlier this week. "I understand people who live in rough neighborhoods...
  • Girls With Guns

    01/08/2013 5:16:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 8, 2013 | Ashley Herzog
    In last weeks column, Good Guys With Guns, I wrote about the Mayan 14 incident, in which a shooter was halted by an off-duty cop. I referred to the cop as a good guy, and my readers were quick to issue a correction: the good guy was actually a girl. Lisa Castellano shot the wannabe James Holmes after he ran into the Mayan 14 theater and began firingand managed to snatch away his gun. I dont know about you, but Lisa Castellano is my new hero. Ive written about women and guns before, when I was the lone conservative columnist...
  • A CALL FOR FULL DISCLOSURE IN THE GUN CONTROL DEBATE

    12/18/2012 8:16:59 AM PST · by reformedcrat · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12-18-2012 | Tom Thurlow
    What is missing in every gun-control discussion is a "full disclosure" of which politician has a concealed weapons permit, has any guns in his own home, or is protected by armed security guards. Just like the CNBC disclosure regarding touting stocks and the personal holdings of the person touting the stock, we need a "full disclosure" rule regarding armed protection of the politicians who advocate gun control. Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/12/a_call_for_full_disclosure_in_the_gun_control_debate.html#ixzz2FQ8JHvJW
  • The Problem of Evil

    12/18/2012 8:04:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 4, 2012 | Bill Murchison
    The notion of the president as comforter-in-chief fits snugly with the notion of political "solutions" -- e.g., gun control -- to essentially moral and theological problems -- e.g., schoolhouse massacres. In a well-meant message of consolation delivered Sunday at Newtown, President Obama declared that "These tragedies must end. And to end them we must change." He again used the word "change," in gainsaying the idea that America does enough to protect its children. "We are not doing enough," said the president, "and we will have to change." "Change" what, exactly? That would be the question, wouldn't it? Change the...
  • The Dead Soul of Adam Lanza

    12/17/2012 9:21:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2012 | Pat Buchanan
    "No set of laws can eliminate evil from the world, or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society." So said President Obama in words of comfort in Newtown. The president was right to speak of evil, but mistaken when he called the massacre "senseless." For this was a premeditated and purposeful act of mass murder, and the devil that did it knew exactly what he was doing and why. When he put four bullets into his mother's head while she lay in bed, Adam Lanza wanted her life ended along with his. When he headed for Sandy Hook...