Universal Background Checks on Townhall

Townhall Magazine - Sun Jan 11

Gun control advocates are using the ballot initiative process to take away your rights. Federal preemption is the only way to stop them. ... more

Michael Schaus - Thu Nov 20

Dan Holler - Mon Apr 29

It doesn’t matter whether you’re on the far left, far right or somewhere in the middle, there is absolutely no denying the rise of the tea party has altered America’s political landscape. And the elite media is making clear, in no uncertain terms, they despise this type of change. ... more

Washington, D.C. - Thu Apr 25

en. Amy Klobuchar, D - Minn., speaks to the "CBS This Morning" co-hosts about President Obama's dinner with a group of female senators, in which they discussed issues such as a bipartisan budget deal, cyber security, background checks and a wide range of other topics. ... more

Rich Galen - Fri Apr 19

This column is about the vote on Wednesday in the U.S. Senate on the amendment to the gun control bill which had as its two main sponsors Democrat Joe Manchin (WVa) and Republican Pat Toomey (Pa). ... more

Crystal Wright - Fri Apr 19

Now Congress is a bunch of “shameful” liars, according to President Barack Obama because the Senate didn’t vote for a slew of gun control amendments he demanded. In his remarks about the Senate gun bill’s demise, Obama took his hypocrisy and insults to new heights, revealing an arrogance of power we haven’t seen since President Richard Nixon’s Watergate. ... more

Brent Bozell - Fri Apr 19

President Obama suffered a large, embarrassing loss in the Senate on a slew of gun-control bills. If this were a Republican president, they'd be sounding the lame-duck alarms on the nightly newscasts. But most media outlets can't do this. ... more

David Harsanyi - Thu Apr 18

President Barack Obama has been struggling to wrap his head around the "unimaginable" idea that Congress may "defy" the American people and stop a vote on a gun control package compromise. The notion, he says, resists the "overwhelming instinct of the American people" after the massacre in Newtown, Conn., to pass gun control legislation. ... more

Neal Boortz - Thu Apr 18

You know what it comes down to, Barry-0? People don’t trust you. Simple as that. ... more

Washington, D.C. - Thu Apr 18

President Obama, along with Sandy Hook families, Vice President Joe Biden, and former Rep. Gabby Giffords, responded to the U.S. Senate failing to pass gun-control legislation by vowing to continue the fight for background checks. ... more

Bob Barr - Wed Apr 17

Despite two decisions, in 2008 and 2010, by the U.S. Supreme Court unequivocally affirming that the Second Amendment to the Constitution guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms against infringement by the government, state legislatures continue to do just that. ... more

Jacob Sullum - Wed Apr 17

Urging Congress to expand background checks for gun buyers, President Obama claims the current system has "kept more than 2 million dangerous people from getting their hands on a gun" during the last two decades. ... more

Washington, D.C. - Wed Apr 17

Senators are expected to vote on the bipartisan legislation which would expand background checks for gun buyers, but at this point that could be doomed as they may not have enough votes to pass the legislation. ... more

Washington, D.C. - Mon Apr 15

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Penn., describe the bipartisan background check amendment they wrote and why they're hopeful it will be successful in the Senate. ... more

Chicago - Fri Apr 12

By a 68-31 margin, senators moved to open formal consideration of a package of reforms to expand background checks, improve school safety and combat gun trafficking. ... more

Leah Barkoukis - Thu Apr 11

Washington, D.C. - Thu Apr 11

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., talk about how they reached a bipartisan agreement on background checks for gun purchases. ... more