Guns Columns on Townhall

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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……
  • Lisa De Pasquale - De Paquale’s Dozen with Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds

    De Paquale’s Dozen with Instapundit’s Glenn Reynolds

    Lisa De Pasquale
    Posted: 1/14/2013 9:43:00 AM EST
    Ask any blogger or online and writer they’ll tell you when they had their first Instalanche. An “Instalanche” is when a website or blog has a spike in traffic after a link from Glenn Reynolds’ Instapundit.com. A Google search for the phrase “my first Instalanche” offers over 18,000 results.
  • Katie Kieffer - Guns and Love

    Guns and Love

    Katie Kieffer
    Posted: 1/14/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Guns, guns, guns. Love, love, love. America needs guns and love.
  • Kevin McCullough - What the Meaning of 'Infringe' Is

    What the Meaning of 'Infringe' Is

    Kevin McCullough
    Posted: 1/13/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    And now boys and girls, it's time for "Fun with Words!" Today's featured contestants are Vice President Joe Biden and a man whose television ratings are so bad it's a wonder he still has a job, Piers Morgan.
  • Derek Hunter - Why Are You Opposed To Ending Violence?

    Why Are You Opposed To Ending Violence?

    Derek Hunter
    Posted: 1/13/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    There’s an epidemic in this country, something that has or will affect all of us in our lives. And the government needs to act to protect us from those who may do us harm. This plague is particularly felt in schools. The children must be made safe.
  • Wayne Allyn Root - Why I Just Joined the NRA

    Why I Just Joined the NRA

    Wayne Allyn Root
    Posted: 1/13/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    I’m not your typical NRA member. I’m Jewish, Ivy League educated (Columbia University, Class of ’83, President Obama’s classmate), and have been a member of the mainstream media (I started my career as an anchorman and host for CNBC, then called Financial News Network). Also unusual, I joined the NRA in the days after the Sandy Hook, Connecticut tragedy.
  • John Hawkins - 25 People, Places, And Things Liberals Love To Hate

    25 People, Places, And Things Liberals Love To Hate

    John Hawkins
    Posted: 1/12/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    1) Guns for making all those poor innocent criminals break the law.
  • Jonah Goldberg - Biden's Faulty Lifeguard Logic

    Biden's Faulty Lifeguard Logic

    Jonah Goldberg
    Posted: 1/11/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    "As the president said, if your actions result in only saving one life, they're worth taking," Vice President Joe Biden declared on Wednesday as he previewed what his commission on gun violence might actually do.
  • Rich Galen - The Edges vs. The Middle

    The Edges vs. The Middle

    Rich Galen
    Posted: 1/9/2013 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.
  • Ben Shapiro - Leftist America: Obama Opponents 'A--Holes'

    Leftist America: Obama Opponents 'A--Holes'

    Ben Shapiro
    Posted: 1/9/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    This week's column is brought to you by the word "a--holes." It's one of the left's favorite words these days, fond as they are of shutting down the debate and casting their political opponents out like lepers.
  • Pat Buchanan - America's Coming Gun War

    America's Coming Gun War

    Pat Buchanan
    Posted: 1/8/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Eight days after the massacre of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary, where each child was shot with a Bushmaster .223, The Nation's Gun Show, the biggest east of the Mississippi, opened.
  • Mona Charen - Democrat Hurricanes Versus Republican Hurricanes

    Democrat Hurricanes Versus Republican Hurricanes

    Mona Charen
    Posted: 1/8/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Just a few days after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, the New York Times' Paul Krugman crowed triumphantly about the federal government's response to the disaster.