Overly broad gun-control measures are not the answer to mass shootings Mon, 19 Nov 2018 19:30:17 -0500 If we’re truly serious, however, about reducing gun-violence rates and increasing personal safety, we must ensure that policy decisions are made with an eye toward facts and reality, not panic and outrage. The facts tell us that most commonly proposed gun-control measures are already ineffective at preventing mass public shootings in states where they are currently implemented, and that they will continue to be ineffective at preventing future tragedies.
NRA and SAF file lawsuit challenging Washington gun safety Initiative 1639 Mon, 19 Nov 2018 19:17:22 -0500 The National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District court in Seattle challenging Washington Initiative 1639, one of the strictest gun laws on the books nationally.
Other plaintiffs include gun dealers and young adults in the affected age group.
Newsweek Writer: Only AR-15 Owners I know are Mass Murderers Mon, 19 Nov 2018 19:07:42 -0500 Newsweek writer Nina Burleigh claimed Saturday that almost every person she has heard of who owns an AR-15 rifle “has been a mass murderer.”
And “based on Twitter sample the rest of them are scarily paranoid,” Burleigh tweeted.
“Get on the right side of history,” she urged, tagging NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch and right-wing personality Joe Biggs, who are both outspoken supporters of the Second Amendment.
Tough on Logic, Too Mon, 19 Nov 2018 19:05:53 -0500 The debate over gun control in America, if “debate” is the right word for it, has become stale and predictable to the point of parody—but a sad, bitter parody, not a funny one. That’s true largely, if we may be permitted to generalize, because the measures gun-control supporters propose after mass shootings don’t actually prevent mass shootings or, indeed, any kind of shootings. And since they don’t prevent shootings, opponents of those measures assume, not unreasonably, that if they drop their opposition and allow a gun-control measure today, the restrictionists will be back tomorrow asking for more, the former measures having proven ineffective—and this routine will keep repeating itself until liberals, unable to admit any error in logic, at last propose a full-on nationwide gun ban.