Guns Columns on Townhall

  • Derek Hunter - Why Republicans Are Poised To Lose The Second Amendment Battle

    Why Republicans Are Poised To Lose The Second Amendment Battle

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 1/27/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    You have to give progressives credit. They’re nothing if not thorough. When an opportunity to limit the Second Amendment presented itself in the Sandy Hook massacre, regardless how tasteless it was to exploit that opportunity, they went full bore toward their goal.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Good Sense and Gun Control

    Good Sense and Gun Control

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 1/23/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    In the early 1980s, transit officials in Washington couldn't figure out why traffic on the Beltway would grind to a near halt every day around the exact same time. The usual explanations didn't fit.
  • Thomas Sowell - Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

    Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 1/22/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    The gun control controversy is only the latest of many issues to be debated almost solely in terms of fixed preconceptions, with little or no examination of hard facts.
  • Robert Knight - Obama Puts a Bulls-Eye on the Second Amendment

    Obama Puts a Bulls-Eye on the Second Amendment

    Robert Knight
    Posted: 1/22/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Leave it to Barack Obama to come into his inaugural weekend with a bang, and not just on guns. He’s made it clear that he intends more spending, more regulation, more radical appointees and less national defense in his second term.
  • Chuck Norris - Israel: America's Model for Reducing Violent Crime (Part 1 of 2 on Reducing Violent Crime in the US)

    Israel: America's Model for Reducing Violent Crime (Part 1 of 2 on Reducing Violent Crime in the US)

    Chuck Norris
    Posted: 1/22/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    This past week, I made an audio recording endorsing the re-election of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel's general election Tuesday, Jan. 22. I explained in the endorsement: "You might think I'm a tough guy in my films, but in a rough neighborhood like the Middle East, Israel has its own tough guy. His name is Bibi Netanyahu."
  • Bruce Bialosky - What Happened to Our Country?

    What Happened to Our Country?

    Bruce Bialosky
    Posted: 1/21/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    When people reminisce about what America used to be like, some act scornfully toward us. They say living in a Donna Reed world was great for a few, but that there were many suffering souls. The way our country is today makes some of us long for those days which seemed so innocent compared to the harsh, cruel, coarse, and sometimes murderous days we exist in today.
  • Doug Giles - When I Want a Progressive’s Opinion on What Guns I Should Have/Hunt with, I’ll Give it to Them

    When I Want a Progressive’s Opinion on What Guns I Should Have/Hunt with, I’ll Give it to Them

    Doug Giles
    Posted: 1/20/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    First off, dipsticks, the Second Amendment has nada to do with hunting. The founding fathers weren’t worried about their right to put the bam to Bambi (although we should be because progressives hate hunting and would love nothing more than to bring that activity to a grinding halt). If you don’t believe me, just corner one of these little darlings and ask them what they think about hunting.
  • Christopher Merola - Second Amendment Hyperbole

    Second Amendment Hyperbole

    Christopher Merola
    Posted: 1/18/2013 4:31:00 PM EST
    Now that President Obama has released his proposal for gun control in America, those of us who care about our constitutional liberties should reflect on what will happen if his policies become law. Among the proposals Obama is calling for are a ban on certain semi-automatic rifles and the limiting of ammunition to just ten rounds. This latest attempt at gun control is in response to the Newtown, Connecticut shootings, where a mentally disturbed young man, Adam Lanza, shot and killed his mother and more than 20 innocent people at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
  • David Limbaugh - Sandy Hook: Obama's Latest Crisis To Exploit

    Sandy Hook: Obama's Latest Crisis To Exploit

    David Limbaugh
    Posted: 1/18/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Liberals have an uncanny knack for designing solutions that do not address the problem at hand, and they're doing it again in their current effort to use the Sandy Hook shootings as fodder for promoting stringent gun control measures.
  • Oliver North - Guns

    Guns

    Oliver North
    Posted: 1/18/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    CLARK COUNTY, Nev. -- Official Washington has the collective attention span of a fruit fly. This condition is exacerbated by the Obama administration's proclivity for declaring selective events and issues to be crises that require immediate action.
  • Lisa De Pasquale - The David Keene I Know

    The David Keene I Know

    Lisa De Pasquale
    Posted: 1/16/2013 11:30:00 AM EST
    When I saw Katie Pavlich’s recent report of the video game that allows users to murder NRA President David Keene my first thought was whether his adult children had seen it. How about his grandchildren? If anti-Second Amendment zealots are trying to erase any last shred of compassion Americans might have for their side they’re doing a bang-up job.
  • Rich Galen - The Edges vs. The Middle

    The Edges vs. The Middle

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 1/16/2013 10:45:00 AM EST
    The conventional wisdom among the geniuses who are paid to tell us what to think about and how to think about it has been that the National Rifle Association's Wayne LaPierre had lost his mind when he proclaimed, after the tragedy in Connecticut, that the way to stop a bad guy with a guy is with a good guy with a gun.
  • Douglas MacKinnon - Gun Owners React To My Novel

    Gun Owners React To My Novel

    Douglas MacKinnon
    Posted: 1/16/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    If my email in-box is any indication, the Obama White House and its allies may have bitten off much more than they can chew as they look to weaken or abolish the Second Amendment to the Constitution and our right to bear arms.
  • Jacob Sullum - Magazine Limits Could Endanger Victims Instead of Saving Them

    Magazine Limits Could Endanger Victims Instead of Saving Them

    Jacob Sullum
    Posted: 1/16/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    A limit on magazine capacity is emerging as a leading contender for the something that supposedly must be done in response to last month's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. A ban on "large-capacity ammunition feeding devices" is one of the new gun restrictions approved by the New York legislature this week and one of the measures President Obama wants Congress to enact.
  • Walter E. Williams - Are Guns the Problem?

    Are Guns the Problem?

    Walter E. Williams
    Posted: 1/16/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    When I attended primary and secondary school -- during the 1940s and '50s -- one didn't hear of the kind of shooting mayhem that's become routine today. Why? It surely wasn't because of strict firearm laws. My replica of the 1902 Sears mail-order catalog shows 35 pages of firearm advertisements. People just sent in their money, and a firearm was shipped.
  • Susan Stamper Brown - Progressives' Ridiculous Gun Control Argument

    Progressives' Ridiculous Gun Control Argument

    Susan Stamper Brown
    Posted: 1/16/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Once again, conservatives have latched onto the bait tossed out by progressives in their never-ending campaign to grab guns from the hands of law-abiding citizens. Gun control is just one aspect of the Progressive agenda; in essence, they want control of everyone and everything any way they can.
  • Thomas Sowell - Liberalism Versus Blacks

    Liberalism Versus Blacks

    Thomas Sowell
    Posted: 1/15/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    There is no question that liberals do an impressive job of expressing concern for blacks. But do the intentions expressed in their words match the actual consequences of their deeds?
  • Cal  Thomas - Control Politicians, Not Guns

    Control Politicians, Not Guns

    Cal Thomas
    Posted: 1/15/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    If laws were enough to deter criminal behavior prisons would be empty.
  • Dennis Prager - The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

    The Atheist Response to Sandy Hook

    Dennis Prager
    Posted: 1/15/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Last week the New York Times published an opinion piece that offered atheism's response to the evil/tragedy in which 20 children and six adults were murdered at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut.
  • Humberto Fontova - Guns in the Home Surprise Criminals

    Guns in the Home Surprise Criminals

    Humberto Fontova
    Posted: 1/14/2013 3:26:00 PM EST
    (This true-crime event took place the night of Nov. 13th 1981.) A duck hunt loomed in the morning so I hit the bed early, where my wife Shirley (six-months pregnant) was reading. Elaine, her sister, was due home from the show any minute……