Guns Columns on Townhall

  • Debra J. Saunders - Feel-Good Bills That Turn Into Do-Nothing Laws

    Feel-Good Bills That Turn Into Do-Nothing Laws

    Debra J. Saunders
    Posted: 4/7/2013 12:00:00 AM EST
    Readers share their ideas. Since the massacre in December in Newtown, Conn., which left 20 children and six elementary-school staff members dead, readers have passed on a host of so-called remedies. Let's make gun owners be licensed and pass a test, some have suggested. So the problem is, I ask them, that these mass killers aren't good shots?
  • Charlotte Hays - Stuart Stevens’ Quiet Moments

    Stuart Stevens’ Quiet Moments

    Charlotte Hays
    Posted: 4/5/2013 9:32:00 AM EST
    Stuart Stevens is the former chief strategist for the Romney campaign. He has just joined Tina Brown’s stable of reasonably presentable conservatives as a columnist at Ms. Brown’s The Daily Beast. I wish Stevens well—he’s a gifted writer and hails from my native state.
  • Larry Elder - Fox's Juan Williams Gets It Half Right on Guns

    Fox's Juan Williams Gets It Half Right on Guns

    Larry Elder
    Posted: 4/4/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    My latest book, "Dear Father, Dear Son," focuses on the importance of fathers -- and the increasing number of children who grow up in homes without one. Fox's Juan Williams understands this -- sort of. He gets the "what," but not the "why."
  • Bruce Bialosky - Gun Nuts vs. Anti-Gun Nuts II

    Gun Nuts vs. Anti-Gun Nuts II

    Bruce Bialosky
    Posted: 4/1/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    A few weeks back we wrote a column about the issues being debated regarding potentially restricting the rights of gun owners established by the second amendment. The column was generally well received, but there was one point of contention that remains the center of debate regarding gun owners’ rights -- especially with the flaming out of Senator Feinstein’s bill on what she refers to as “assault weapons.” We need to correct this point and we discuss the issue in greater depth.
  • Doug Giles - Hey Gun Haters: Pro-Gun Girl Solicits Parents for Pics of Their Kids with Guns

    Hey Gun Haters: Pro-Gun Girl Solicits Parents for Pics of Their Kids with Guns

    Doug Giles
    Posted: 3/24/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Currently, there are four things that are really ticking me off.
  • Steve Chapman - No Blank Check for Criminals

    No Blank Check for Criminals

    Steve Chapman
    Posted: 3/24/2013 12:00:00 AM EST
    Some people should not be trusted with access to firearms. On that point almost everyone agrees, the only debate being where to draw the line.
  • John Hawkins - 7 Liberal Hypocrites Who Call For Gun Control While Being Protected By Guns

    7 Liberal Hypocrites Who Call For Gun Control While Being Protected By Guns

    John Hawkins
    Posted: 3/23/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    One of the great ironies of the gun control debate is that everyone who calls for gun control still wants a man with a gun protecting him.
  • Brent Bozell - Still Shooting It up on TV

    Still Shooting It up on TV

    Brent Bozell
    Posted: 3/22/2013 12:00:00 AM EST
    Adweek reporter Katy Bachman obviously doesn't know how silly she sounds. She recently passed along the intelligence that TV and movie industries would be "fulfilling a promise made to Vice President Joe Biden that they would be part of the solution to curb gun violence." They've taken the Newtown massacre to heart and toned down the violence of TV and movies?
  • Diana West - Why Does Obama Need 1.6 Billion Bullets?

    Why Does Obama Need 1.6 Billion Bullets?

    Diana West
    Posted: 3/15/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Back in 2008, candidate Barack Obama went off his teleprompter and added a couple of sentences to the text of a speech about expanding the Peace Corps and AmeriCorps.
  • Todd Starnes - Church Holds Second Amendment Sunday

    Church Holds Second Amendment Sunday

    Todd Starnes
    Posted: 3/14/2013 9:10:00 AM EST
    God and guns go hand-in-hand according to a Chicago-area pastor who hosted a Second Amendment Sunday in his church – that included a cake decorated with an edible chocolate Glock emblazoned with the phrase, “Blessed Are the Peacemakers.”
  • Doug Giles - Train Men Not to Rape? Or Train Women to Shoot to Kill?

    Train Men Not to Rape? Or Train Women to Shoot to Kill?

    Doug Giles
    Posted: 3/10/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Last week on Hannity a “Democratic Strategist” named Zerlina Maxwell told Sean and his audience that guns are not the proper deterrent to dissuade rapists, but rather “teaching men not to rape is the key”. When I heard that chunk of stupidity I blew apple juice out of my nostrils -- and I haven’t had any apple juice in the last eight years.
  • Doug Giles - Christian Parents Should Have Their Kids Play with Toy Guns

    Christian Parents Should Have Their Kids Play with Toy Guns

    Doug Giles
    Posted: 3/3/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    According to CBS, St. Louis, Pastor Rodney Francis, of the Washington Tabernacle Baptist Church, wants to keep kiddos away from guns, so this summer his church is planning a “toy gun buy back” program.
  • Charles Payne - Horns, Guns and Hounds - Climate Change Hysteria

    Horns, Guns and Hounds - Climate Change Hysteria

    Charles Payne
    Posted: 2/28/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Part of the fear-mongering campaign is to insult people that think independently of the hype and conventional wisdom. To that end, we hear about the devastation of global warming based largely on economic loss. Of course man is moving into areas where people never lived before and the replacement cost for structures is a lot higher.
  • Doug Giles - Double Barrel Biden, Rape Whistle Salazar and My AR-15 Giveaway

    Double Barrel Biden, Rape Whistle Salazar and My AR-15 Giveaway

    Doug Giles
    Posted: 2/24/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Boy, the anti-gun goobers were out in full force this past week giving us plebeians the down low on what we “need” to protect ourselves during everything from home invasions to rape situations.
  • Tony Katz - Is Anyone Going To Notice The Left's Hysterical Hysteria Over Guns?

    Is Anyone Going To Notice The Left's Hysterical Hysteria Over Guns?

    Tony Katz
    Posted: 2/20/2013 11:56:00 AM EST
    Somewhere a dentist is missing his laughing gas. Because the absolute hysteria of the American Left Intelligentsia on guns has now reached a new level of laughable.
  • Michelle Malkin - The Anti-Choice Left's Disarming of the American Woman

    The Anti-Choice Left's Disarming of the American Woman

    Michelle Malkin
    Posted: 2/20/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    If radical gun-grabbers have their way, your daughters, mothers and grandmothers will have nothing but whistles, pens and bodily fluids to defend themselves against violent attackers and sexual predators.
  • Austin Hill - Excuse Me, Your Illogic Is Showing: Orwell’s Vision Emerges In California

    Excuse Me, Your Illogic Is Showing: Orwell’s Vision Emerges In California

    Austin Hill
    Posted: 2/17/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    In the 1940’s and 50’s, famed Author George Orwell surmised that both the English language and civilized society were in decline.
  • Walter E. Williams - Cultural Deviancy, Not Guns

    Cultural Deviancy, Not Guns

    Walter E. Williams
    Posted: 2/13/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    There's a story told about a Paris chief of police who was called to a department store to stop a burglary in progress. Upon his arrival, he reconnoitered the situation and ordered his men to surround the entrances of the building next door.
  • Neal Boortz - Why the Liberal Hatred of Citizens With Guns

    Why the Liberal Hatred of Citizens With Guns

    Neal Boortz
    Posted: 2/13/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    You’re snug in your cabin in the mountains outside of Big Bear, California. Snug, but fearful. They’re searching for a killer near you. A terrifying, heavily armed former cop from Los Angeles who has gone on a killing rampage.
  • Daniel J. Mitchell -  An Amusing Video Medley of Moral Preening on Guns from Piers Morgan

    An Amusing Video Medley of Moral Preening on Guns from Piers Morgan

    Daniel J. Mitchell
    Posted: 2/11/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Here’s one that’s worth sharing just for entertainment value. It shows a British import desperately trying to gain visibility and ratings by engaging in a series of gun control debates.