Debunking Gun Control Myths
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Sean Davis to discuss common gun control myths, then Jonathan Last talks about the joy of LEGO, and Kevin Burgess recap last night’s Chicago Cubs game.
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Progressives demand pre-crime department to prevent shootings
When Obama spoke about the shootings at Umpqua Community College he demanded that these shootings be stopped. He didn’t specify how. As the investigation advanced it was discovered that the shooter, Chris Harper-Mercer, had purchased several weapons, thirteen in all. All of the purchases were legal and complied with all laws. None of the weapons were ‘scary’ and warranted a ban in and of themselves. | Read More »
Hillary Clinton privately babbles about AK-47s in the supermarkets!
My friend and colleague streiff at RedState generally berated these anti-gun comments by Hillary Clinton earlier today, but I want to really drill down on something – look, I know that too much belief in gun control apparently causes neurological degeneration, but this is absurd. Hillary Clinton slammed the Supreme Court as “wrong on the Second Amendment” and called for reinstating the assault weapons ban during | Read More »
The Oregon Mass-Shooting, Gun-Free Zones and a Morality-Free Culture
Oregon should never have mass shootings. It’s too enlightened, too progressive, and too secular and has way too much gun control for violence to ever be possible. Just how well is the scourge of the firearm defended against? Here’s the list of regulations that were in effect at Umpqua Community College. “Possession, use, or threatened use of firearms (including but not limited to BB guns, | Read More »
The One Question Someone Should Ask Barack Obama
The next time the President comes down from Olympus to receive the sacrifices and prayers of the American press corps, they should ask him just one question. This one: Mr. President, you had a majority of the House of Representatives and United States Senate for two years when Republicans could not block or obstruct you. Why didn’t you pursue gun control legislation then instead of | Read More »
Our President is a Jackass
“[I]nstead of calling for religious tolerance – as he would have if the shooter had been a muslim – the President instead demands gun control.” Last night, as the sun set over Washington, if you asked President Obama who had been brave that day, he’d have said himself, not the students who declared themselves Christians knowing they were going to die because of it. Barack | Read More »
Obama: Mass shootings are ‘something we should politicize’
I am not making this up. Thirteen people are dead and over twenty injured (this number is in flux as I write) in a spree shooting at Umpqua Community College and the first thing out of Rabble-Rouser-in-Chief Barack Obama’s mouth are about gun control. In what approached the status of spittle-flecked rant, Obama said, “This is something that should be politicized. It is relevant to | Read More »
With High Profile Shootings, Gun Control Returns to Public Debate
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Charles C.W. Cooke to talk about gun violence in America, what gun control proponents would like to do and his new book about Conservatarians. Then David Fortunato discusses his research on how concealed carry impacts criminals and the public. Finally, legendary reporter Andrew Malcolm talks about the potential for Joe Biden to enter the 2016 presidential campaign.
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Does @NPR not read @NPR when it comes to gun violence?
NPR can’t seem to understand why more guns does not equal more gun homicides.
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Reminder: Democrats Care More about Grabbing Guns Than About Victims of Violence
About fifteen minutes after the news broke of the tragic on-air shooting of two local CBS reporters in Roanoke, the presumptive Democratic nominee for President took to Twitter and started campaigning off the tragedy: Heartbroken and angry. We must act to stop gun violence, and we cannot wait any longer. Praying for the victims’ families in Virginia. -H — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 26, | Read More »
Guns Laws and Pokemon
Let me begin by saying I am a nerd and, yes, I do love the Pokemon games. I used to take part in the trading card game and would compete in small, local tournaments, but I was a hobby player rather than someone who spent every waking moment figuring out every nuance and strategy the game had to offer. And never, never once in my | Read More »
Close to Home
Last week, a man with a history of mental health issues opened fire in a theater in Lafayette, Louisiana. Two women were killed, several more were injured, and he took his own life when he saw there was no way out. It appears as though he had planned to escape, using a car he left near the scene, and it is likely more attacks may | Read More »
The Conversation We Won’t Have
Dylann Roof appears more evil than disturbed. Perhaps he had mental health issues. But at some point we just need to call him evil. White supremacy and segregation are evils. He appears to have believed in both. People who believe in white supremacy and segregation do not have to suffer from mental health, but do in all cases have to be evil. As Louisiana Governor | Read More »
The Reptile’s Mask Comes Off On Gun Control
Bloomberg claimed that 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: male, minority and between the ages of 15 and 25. Cities need to get guns out of this group’s hands and keep them alive, he said. “These kids think they’re going to get killed anyway because all their friends are getting killed,” Bloomberg said. “They just don’t have any long-term focus or anything. | Read More »
Gun control and the folly of abstract politics
Charles C.W. Cooke at National Review labels this PSA “the worst anti-gun commercial in the history of the United States.” It’s more like a public disservice announcement, seeing as how it encourages children to commit multiple felony offenses. I think I’d go so far as to rank it among the worst examples of issue advocacy ever produced, right up there with the classic Church of Global Warming ad | Read More »