gun control

Colton Haab vs. CNN, cont’d

Featured image Following Tucker Carlson’s segment with Colton Haab on Thursday evening, the contest between CNN and Haab continued. The Haab family provided “a doctored email” to media outlets to support Haab’s claims that CNN rewrote a question for him to ask at the network’s Wednesday town-hall-style event on school shootings. Business Insider reports: On Friday afternoon, Fox News and the HuffPost reached out to CNN to verify emails between the Haabs »

On Guns, Democrats Swing and Miss Again

Featured image No matter how many times they fail, the Democrats always seem confident that next time, they will successfully climb the gun control hill. This time, they certainly gave it the college try. CNN and MSNBC were all in, and plenty of Republican politicians seem intimidated. (Marco Rubio deserves credit for being willing to show up at CNN’s town hall, express his views and take the heat.) A boycott of the »

Colton Haab vs. CNN

Featured image On Wednesday night CNN took up the 2018 children’s crusade that is intended to produce gun control where previously there has only been left-wing frustration. After the event, RealClear Politics posted local television video of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Colton Haab. I wrote about it here yesterday morning. Haab said he had been approached by CNN to ask a question at the event but decided not to after »

A Guide to Weapons For the Uninformed

Featured image The way the Left swings into action every time a nut commits mass murder with a firearm, you would think that school shootings are the leading cause of death in the U.S. Michael Ramirez reminds us that according to FBI homicide statistics, rifles are the country’s least popular murder weapon. If you really wanted to do something about violent crime, it would make more sense to crack down on knives. »

Children’s crusade comes to CNN

Featured image Last night CNN took up the 2018 children’s crusade that is intended to produce gun control where previously there has only been left-wing frustration. We are counseled to “do something” in a tone of unanswerable indignation. The volume is turned up to ear-shattering levels in lieu of traditional means of persuasion. In Minneapolis, students badly in need of the tools of critical thinking took the day off from school to »

Children’s Crusade, 2018

Featured image The last Children’s Crusade ended badly. This year’s version won’t be as catastrophic, but it isn’t likely to be any more successful. It started in Florida, where liberal activists didn’t wait until the bodies at Stoneman Douglas High School were cold to begin organizing kids for another run at increased gun controls. Stoneman Douglas students have been featured so often on CNN, used as props for blatantly political purposes, that »

Gun Control Hysteria Sweeps the Left

Featured image In the wake of the Parkland school shootings, the Left has gone into overdrive–its default mode these days–pushing for more gun control. Any gun control, apparently, as I haven’t seen any proposals emerge that are new, or that would have prevented the Parkland murders. Ironically, the facts that have come out about Parkland and Nikolas Cruz do point the way toward possible reforms. But they lie in the realms of »

Fox Butterfield, is that you?

Featured image James Taranto has moved on from his daily online Best of the Web column and his recurring documentation of New York Timesthink under the catchphrase “Fox Butterfield, is that you?” Butterfield was the Times reporter endlessly befuddled by, or indignant over, high incarceration rates coupled with low crime rates. Invoking Butterfield, Taranto noted cases of reported contradiction where correlation was more like it. CBS Minnesota affiliate WCCO introduces Pat Kessler’s »

On Guns, a Cost-ly Mistake by Slow Joe

Featured image I don’t watch Morning Joe on MSNBC, partly because why would any sensible person do so, but also because I imagine the Saturday Night Live spoofs of Joe and Mika groping each other on camera are probably accurate in at least one sense: Mika has gotten inside Joe Scarborough’s head. Right now I gather Slow Joe is in full outrage mode that Congress won’t do anything on guns. Mediaite captures »

Premature Observations on the Parkland School Shootings

Featured image As Steve said this morning, it is pretty much pointless to comment on mass shooting events before the facts are known. But that hasn’t stopped liberals from going into full hysteria mode, as they always do. And perhaps the dust has settled enough to allow some preliminary observations. Here are mine: 1. The facts, to the extent they have been reported, are very weird. The murderer, Nikolas Cruz, packed up »

Hope for California! Gun Yoga??

Featured image Gun yoga—gun yoga!!—has come to . . . Santa Monica!?! I think each and every one of these ladies has earned a turn as our empowered feminist of the week in our Saturday picture gallery. Okay, so too bad this is a put on, but with the humor deficit in California, it could work! »

The Real Consensus On Gun Control

Featured image Gun control is considered to be one of the most divisive issues in American politics. This is, in part, because liberals often pretend to believe that we live in a Wild West in which firearms are virtually unregulated. (As an aside, the numbers I have seen suggest that the homicide rate was very low, by modern standards, in the frontier West, but I haven’t investigated deeply enough to be sure »

Are Liberals Making a Case for Mandatory Church Attendance?

Featured image In the wake of Devin Kelley’s mass murder in Sutherland Springs, a meme has sprung up on the Left: ridiculing those who say their thoughts and prayers are with the dead and wounded and their families. Such sentiments might seem inoffensive, but the anti-prayer theme is one that has been building among liberals for some time, and has taken off over the last two days. One of the many liberal »

Thoughts About Mass Murder

Featured image My wife and I returned a few days ago from a vacation in England. At one point, we walked across the Westminster Bridge, where earlier this year an Islamic terrorist drove a vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians, killing four and injuring more than 50. Since that attack, barriers have been erected between the roadway and the pedestrian paths across the bridge. They are referred to by some as “diversity »

A Liberal Visits South Dakota and Freaks Out at the Sight of Guns [Updated]

Featured image Via Twitchy, the hilarious story of a lefty who–for reasons unknown–ventured into South Dakota and saw firearms. The lefty is Samuel Sinyangwe, who describes himself this way on Twitter, where he has more than 96,000 followers: Black Activist. Data Scientist & Policy Analyst. Stanford Alum. Co-Founder, Campaign Zero | Mapping Police Violence | OurStates. This was his tweet, which was retweeted enthusiastically by fellow liberals–3,777 times and counting, along with »

Mass Killings Are Not Becoming More Common

Featured image That is the finding of a study by researchers at the University of Illinois on mass killings in the U.S. between 2006 and 2016. Mass killings are defined as homicides with four or more victims: Recent mass killings, such as those in Newtown, Connecticut, and Aurora, Colorado, have brought new attention to mass killings in the United States. This article examines 323 mass killings taking place between January 1, 2006, »

Shocker: Most Country Musicians Support the Bill of Rights

Featured image Liberals are obtuse: they really don’t understand why, whenever there is a mass shooting incident, conservatives don’t demand repeal of the 2nd Amendment and gun confiscation. A case in point is today’s Associated Press article titled, “Many in country music mum over gun issues after Vegas deaths.” Yes: that is because many in country music, like Americans generally, don’t think that the depraved actions of a murderer should be seized »