Sandy Hook on Townhall

Phyllis Schlafly - Wed Jan 2

The idea for massacring children in an elementary school or shooting up a mall filled with Christmas shoppers does not come from reading books, watching movies or listening to music. Does the incitement for such unspeakable acts come from hours of role-playing violent video games? ... more

Jeff Jacoby - Wed Jan 2

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. ... more

John Hawkins - Tue Jan 1

As a Christian, it can be difficult to reconcile all the evil that happens in the world with an all knowing, all powerful loving God who could stop it if He wants, but chooses not to do so. ... more

Victor Davis Hanson - Thu Dec 27

The year 2012 saw the triumph of cold reality over pie-in-the-sky dreams. ... more

Kyle Olson - Thu Dec 27

There have been all sorts of responses to the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary last Friday. ... more

Jacob Sullum - Wed Dec 26

An "active national database of the mentally ill" clearly would not have stopped Lanza, who used guns legally purchased by his mother. ... more

Michelle Malkin - Wed Dec 26

These simple common-sense steps are adapted from a post I published on my blog after the horrific Newtown, Conn., massacre. ... more

Mike Adams - Wed Dec 26

As a candidate for president of the United States, it is incumbent on me to make a statement regarding the Sandy Hook massacre and to explain how my policies would help prevent other such massacres should I become president. ... more

America - Wed Dec 26

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West from ‘The Smiley & West Show’ on Dec. 22 spoke about President Obama and gun control after the Sandy Hook massacre in Connecticut. ... more

Armstrong Williams - Tue Dec 25

G.K. Chesterton once wrote, “here ends another day, during which I have had eyes, ears, hands and the great world around me. Tomorrow begins another day. Why am I allowed two?” The shortest way to happiness that I know is gratitude, counting your blessings. ... more

Suzanne Fields - Fri Dec 21

It hasn't been an easy time -- year, decade, early century -- for organized religion. Books by atheists proliferate, some meaner than others. Fewer men and women attend church or synagogue services. The season highlights Christmas and in recent years Hanukkah, but the cultural emphasis is more materialistic than meditative. ... more

Mark W. Hendrickson - Fri Dec 21

The gentle spirit of Christmas brings a sense of fresh promise and renewal every year. The remembrances and commemorations of the birth of an innocent baby have a softening effect. Christmas provides a respite, even surcease, from the stresses, bruises, frictions, and pressures of everyday life. Indeed, this annual event reminds us that children are the hope of the world. ... more

Bob Barr - Fri Dec 21

One week ago, a lone lunatic took the lives of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. ... more

Washington D.C. - Fri Dec 21

The National Rifle Association holds its first press conference since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Connecticut. Live coverage begins at 10:45 am est. ... more

Jackie Gingrich Cushman - Thu Dec 20

The school shooting in Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six staff members of Sandy Hook Elementary School were killed last week, is a tragic reminder of the sanctity of life. Of promising young lives cut short and the uniqueness and preciousness of every single person. ... more

Steve Chapman - Thu Dec 20

The film "Casablanca" has many famous lines, but none more immortal than Capt. Renault's order after seeing a Nazi officer shot by Humphrey Bogart's character, Rick Blaine: "Round up the usual suspects." He issues that command to give the impression he's trying to solve the crime. In the aftermath of the Newtown massacre, the Renault approach is alive and well. ... more

Michelle Malkin - Wed Dec 19

In the aftermath of the horrific Newtown, Conn., school massacre, Americans from all parts of the political spectrum agree that we need to pay more attention to mental health issues. Public death threats and incitements to violence must be taken seriously. The incendiary witch hunt against law-abiding, peaceful gun owners is neither noble nor effective. It's just plain insane. ... more

Jeff Jacoby - Wed Dec 19

It Is remarkable how confident so many people are that they know what causes – and just how to prevent – horrific massacres like Friday's bloodbath at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. ... more

Ben Shapiro - Wed Dec 19

Virtually every American has spent the last few days in a haze -- shocked at the nature of evil, confused and frustrated by the inability to prevent such an atrocity, fearful at the possibility of such a monstrous occurrence repeating itself. ... more

Rachel Marsden - Tue Dec 18

Anyone who can't withstand a rational debate on the subject of gun control -- particularly in light of last week's Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut -- should be automatically prohibited from ever owning a firearm. ... more

Janet M. LaRue - Tue Dec 18

When’s the last time you heard about a deranged gunman going on a shooting spree at a shooting range? Other than a spoof article on the Onion, a shooting range isn’t the preferred venue for a murderous shooting rampage. ... more

Thomas Sowell - Tue Dec 18

Must every tragic mass shooting bring out the shrill ignorance of "gun control" advocates? ... more