Guns Columns on Townhall

  • Ashley Herzog - Good Guys With Guns

    Good Guys With Guns

    Ashley Herzog
    Posted: 1/4/2013 11:54:00 AM EST
    The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.
  • Linda Chavez - No Way to End Violence in Schools

    No Way to End Violence in Schools

    Linda Chavez
    Posted: 1/4/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    The shooting of 20 schoolchildren and six adults in Newtown, Conn., just before Christmas has reignited the debate about guns and violence in America. But the problem with trying to tackle a complex issue in reaction to a horrific event is that too often we end up making symbolic gestures -- and sometimes those gestures end up doing as much harm as good.
  • Brent Bozell - David Gregory's Props and Pomposity

    David Gregory's Props and Pomposity

    Brent Bozell
    Posted: 1/2/2013 11:56:00 AM EST
    The D.C. police investigation of NBC hotshot David Gregory for waving around an empty ammo magazine on "Meet the Press" easily proves two things. First, D.C.'s "ammunition control" laws are ridiculous. But more importantly, once again, we find the arrogance of the national press knows no boundaries.
  • Jeff Jacoby - People Are Truly Good at Heart? Sadly, No

    People Are Truly Good at Heart? Sadly, No

    Jeff Jacoby
    Posted: 1/2/2013 11:10:00 AM EST
    Eleven years ago, al-Qaeda terrorist Richard Reid tried to blow up American Airlines Flight 63 with a bomb hidden in his shoes. As a result, air travelers to this day must remove their shoes to pass through security at US airports.
  • Walter E. Williams - Why the 2nd Amendment

    Why the 2nd Amendment

    Walter E. Williams
    Posted: 1/2/2013 12:01:00 AM EST
    Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., shootings, said: "The British are not coming. ... We don't need all these guns to kill people." Lewis' vision, shared by many, represents a gross ignorance of why the framers of the Constitution gave us the Second Amendment.
  • Star Parker - Blacks Should Embrace NRA Gun Proposal

    Blacks Should Embrace NRA Gun Proposal

    Star Parker
    Posted: 12/31/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    What is the essence of freedom? Property and a gun.
  • Katie Kieffer - 12 Liberal Pledges for the New Year

    12 Liberal Pledges for the New Year

    Katie Kieffer
    Posted: 12/31/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Here are twelve comical but true resolutions that every liberal should make for 2013.
  • Doug Giles - The Assault Weapons Ban Didn’t Work Then and It Won’t Work Now

    The Assault Weapons Ban Didn’t Work Then and It Won’t Work Now

    Doug Giles
    Posted: 12/30/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Senator Dianne Feinstein is queuing up come January 2013 to retable—yet again—an Assault Weapons Ban (AWB) in order to “severely mitigate the possibilities of another Sandy Hook atrocity.” Great idea, Dianne, as the first AWB that Clinton signed into law worked wonders in schools from 1994-2004.
  • Kyle Olson - ‘Proud NEA Member’ Slams Union Opposition to Guns on Hand to Protect Schools

    ‘Proud NEA Member’ Slams Union Opposition to Guns on Hand to Protect Schools

    Kyle Olson
    Posted: 12/29/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    It was hardly surprising that the National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers immediately called for stricter gun control laws in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings.
  • Bob Barr - Presumed Guilty in the Name of Fighting Terrorism

    Presumed Guilty in the Name of Fighting Terrorism

    Bob Barr
    Posted: 12/29/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The legal principle placing the burden of proof on accusers rather than the accused can be traced back to Second and Third Century Roman jurist, Julius Paulus Prudentissimus. Yet, this ancient concept, which forms the legal and moral cornerstone of the American judicial system, is quickly being undermined in the name of “national security.”
  • Victor Davis Hanson -  2012: When Dreams Died

    2012: When Dreams Died

    Victor Davis Hanson
    Posted: 12/27/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    The year 2012 saw the triumph of cold reality over pie-in-the-sky dreams.
  • Crystal Wright - How the NRA Stole Christmas

    How the NRA Stole Christmas

    Crystal Wright
    Posted: 12/27/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    A day late and a dollar short best describes the National Rifle Association’s inept response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. As the nation’s most powerful defender of the second amendment (the right to bear arms), the NRA displayed cowardly silence for more than a week following the shooting. Then four days before Christmas, the NRA held ghoulish 30-minute press conference America would have been better off never witnessing.
  • Kyle Olson - Parent Group Leader to Obama: Response to Sandy Hook Tragedy Should be Less Testing

    Parent Group Leader to Obama: Response to Sandy Hook Tragedy Should be Less Testing

    Kyle Olson
    Posted: 12/27/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    There have been all sorts of responses to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary last Friday.
  • Armstrong Williams - Newtown, and a New America

    Newtown, and a New America

    Armstrong Williams
    Posted: 12/24/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    An entire country is in shock as we continue to watch the funerals of these innocent children and adults in Connecticut.
  • Austin Hill - A Progressive Priority:  Celebrity Gun Buy-Backs

    A Progressive Priority: Celebrity Gun Buy-Backs

    Austin Hill
    Posted: 12/23/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    It is, perhaps, the ultimate “do as I say, not as I do” scenario: progressive entertainment stars and politicians telling us that we shouldn’t possess firearms.
  • Wayne Allyn Root - Guns Save Lives

    Guns Save Lives

    Wayne Allyn Root
    Posted: 12/23/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Why do liberal politicians and the biased liberal mainstream media (meaning pretty much all media in America but FNC) always come to the wrong conclusion, and usually come up with the wrong solution, in response to every crisis?
  • John Hawkins - 10 Facts for Liberals:  Why Gun Control Can't Stop Another Newtown Massacre

    10 Facts for Liberals: Why Gun Control Can't Stop Another Newtown Massacre

    John Hawkins
    Posted: 12/22/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    There are now calls from the Left for gun control legislation in response to Adam Lanza's unconscionable mass killing of innocent children at Sandy Hook Elementary. However, very few people seem to be asking the most basic question of all before getting started: What gun control legislation could have stopped Adam Lanza?
  • Matt Towery - We Aren't Quite as Stupid as They Think

    We Aren't Quite as Stupid as They Think

    Matt Towery
    Posted: 12/21/2012 8:30:00 PM EST
    If you are reading any opinion column during the Christmas season, you are likely an individual who seeks out information and observations, and comes to your own conclusions. In other words, you are a "thinking" man or women, and whether you ever agree with a single word I write, I nevertheless both congratulate and give thanks for you. And this column is for you.
  • Crystal Wright - Gun Outrage in Black and White: Why Parents Matter

    Gun Outrage in Black and White: Why Parents Matter

    Crystal Wright
    Posted: 12/21/2012 12:01:00 AM EST
    Young Black men are killing each other every day and the problem is particularly acute in urban cities like Chicago from which President Barack Obama hails. Yet, I haven’t seen Obama or the mainstream media shed a tear over the fact more than 50% of America’s murder victims are black and nearly all (85%) of those blacks killed are young men.
  • Brent Bozell - Tilting the Newtown 'Conversation'

    Tilting the Newtown 'Conversation'

    Brent Bozell
    Posted: 12/21/2012 12:00:00 AM EST
    It's too hard to try and make sense of a senseless event. Adam Lanza's merciless slaughter in Connecticut has forced everyone with a microphone to insist we have a "national conversation" about why this happens.