Guns Columns on Townhall

  • Doug Giles - Gun Owners: Should We Listen to Bob Costas or Jesus Christ?

    Gun Owners: Should We Listen to Bob Costas or Jesus Christ?

    Doug Giles
    Posted: 12/9/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    As most of you know, during a football game last week Bob Costas lectured us po’ goofy Americans about the evils of a “gun culture” and how we need to evolve away from being obsessed with firearms. As soon as I heard that drivel roll off Mr. C’s tongue I ordered another 30/06, a sweet Walther PPK and a custom .416 Rigby turnbolt. Cowabunga, Bob. Thanks for reminding me to buy more guns.
  • Tony Katz - Costas To America: You're Just Not Smart Enough To Understand

    Costas To America: You're Just Not Smart Enough To Understand

    Tony Katz
    Posted: 12/6/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Bob Costas, just a few days after giving a cultural soliloquy during a halftime break regarding the murder/suicide of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, and the need to eradicate our society from guns, has managed to continue his elitist climb, claiming that the "audience" is to blame for the follow-up brouhaha about his comments. Like a good elitist, Costas is blaming his audience.
  • Katie Pavlich - Clarifying America's Gun Culture

    Clarifying America's Gun Culture

    Katie Pavlich
    Posted: 12/5/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Since NBC sportscaster Bob Costas went on his halftime anti-gun rant on Sunday using words written by Fox Sports Columnist Jason Whitlock, we’ve heard a lot from the media and from uniformed commentators about America’s “gun culture.” The fact is, America actually has two gun cultures and it is important to distinguish them from one another.
  • Daniel J. Mitchell - Only the Media Baffled that More Guns Lead to Less Crime

    Only the Media Baffled that More Guns Lead to Less Crime

    Daniel J. Mitchell
    Posted: 11/28/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    I guess you have to be a reporter or an academic to be surprised by this common-sense observation.
  • John Hawkins - The 20 Best Quotes From Romney and Ryan In The 2012 Debates

    The 20 Best Quotes From Romney and Ryan In The 2012 Debates

    John Hawkins
    Posted: 10/26/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    20) I can tell you that if you were to elect President Obama, you know what you’re going to get. You’re going to get a repeat of the last four years. We just can’t afford four more years like the last four years. -- Mitt Romney
  • John Hawkins - 25 People, Places And Things Barack Obama Loves To Hate

    25 People, Places And Things Barack Obama Loves To Hate

    John Hawkins
    Posted: 10/16/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    25) Debate preparation, obviously.
  • Chuck Norris - 'Fast and Furious' Whitewash by Justice Department

    'Fast and Furious' Whitewash by Justice Department

    Chuck Norris
    Posted: 9/25/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Sometimes, as the saying goes, the truth really is stranger than fiction. There may have been some wild plotlines on "Walker, Texas Ranger," but there was nothing that compares to the scandal surrounding "Fast and Furious" -- the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives operation that resulted in the loss of a distinguished Border Patrol agent, Brian Terry.
  • Mike Adams - Academic Malpractice Part 818

    Academic Malpractice Part 818

    Mike Adams
    Posted: 9/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Dear Professor Hoplophobe (pseudonym): First I would like to thank you for your willingness to discuss Second Amendment issues despite our deep disagreement about the scope and applicability of this important constitutional right.
  • Chuck Norris - The UN Gun Control Treaty Is Bad for Gun Owners Everywhere

    The UN Gun Control Treaty Is Bad for Gun Owners Everywhere

    Chuck Norris
    Posted: 9/18/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Last time I checked, Americans were responsible for making our own laws. We do not invite foreign nations to have a say in how we govern ourselves within our own borders. Yet if you follow what's been going on with the United Nations this year, you know that the USA came perilously close to having other countries dictate our gun laws. And the fight isn't over yet.
  • John C. Goodman - The Truth About Guns

    The Truth About Guns

    John C. Goodman
    Posted: 8/4/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, has led to a lot of unfortunate misinformation about firearms. Let's try to add some facts to the justified emotion.
  • Armstrong Williams - Politicizing Grief

    Politicizing Grief

    Armstrong Williams
    Posted: 7/31/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Anyone who reads my columns can tell you that it is one of my mantras that politics should take up as little space in your life as possible. If it doesn’t, it’s only out of necessity occasioned by bad government, something we have in surplus.
  • Doug Giles - O’Reilly Is O’Really in Left Field on the Guns and Ammo Issue

    O’Reilly Is O’Really in Left Field on the Guns and Ammo Issue

    Doug Giles
    Posted: 7/29/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    On Monday, July 23rd’s Talking Points, O’Reilly made some outrageous and erroneous statements about guns and gun purchases. They were so misleading that I was wondering if Michael Moore was moonlighting as a writer for The Factor.
  • John Ransom - The American Solution: Reach for the Guns

    The American Solution: Reach for the Guns

    John Ransom
    Posted: 7/28/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    At one time or another in our history everywhere from the tidewater on the east coast to the tidewater on the west coast was the West, as civilization pushed further and further westerly. And so, I believe, everywhere remains the West- at least metaphorically.
  • Larry Elder - Yes, Guns Kill, But How Often Are They Used in Self-Defense?

    Yes, Guns Kill, But How Often Are They Used in Self-Defense?

    Larry Elder
    Posted: 7/26/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    About the tragedy in Aurora, Colo., rapper/actor Ice-T made more sense -- and has a better understanding of the Second Amendment -- than gun-control proponents.
  • Ann Coulter - Obscurity: No Crueler Punishment!

    Obscurity: No Crueler Punishment!

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 7/25/2012 6:16:00 PM EST
    I feel awful about what happened in Colorado, but can we stop the hugging and the teddy bears? Just as society can become inured to violence, it can also become inured to sentiment. There is nothing so hackneyed in the world of photojournalism as pictures of the hugging and the shrines with candles and teddy bears after a tragedy, with a piano softly trilling in the background.
  • Jacob Sullum - Outrage Is Not an Argument

    Outrage Is Not an Argument

    Jacob Sullum
    Posted: 7/25/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Hours after last Friday's massacre in Aurora, Colo., New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg demanded that the two major parties' presidential candidates explain how they plan to prevent such senseless outbursts of violence.
  • Rich Galen - Bad People Do Bad Things

    Bad People Do Bad Things

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 7/24/2012 2:07:00 PM EST
    I have been struggling, all weekend, to try and understand what happened in Aurora, Colorado.
  • Ann Coulter - Fast and Furious Is Not a D.C. Law Firm

    Fast and Furious Is Not a D.C. Law Firm

    Ann Coulter
    Posted: 7/11/2012 6:16:00 PM EST
    Most Americans don't care about whether Attorney General Eric Holder is hiding Fast and Furious documents because they don't understand the story.
  • Mark Baisley - Hiding Holder's 2000 Smoking Guns

    Hiding Holder's 2000 Smoking Guns

    Mark Baisley
    Posted: 6/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Like his predecessor of 1972, it will not be Obama’s friends’ bad behavior; but, rather his response that will reveal the President’s measure of integrity.
  • Steve Chapman - Is Buying a Gun a Suicidal Act?

    Is Buying a Gun a Suicidal Act?

    Steve Chapman
    Posted: 6/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Americans often buy guns for self-defense, a purpose that now has Supreme Court validation. But according to advocates of gun control, those purchasers overlook the people who pose the greatest threat: themselves.