It’s funny how your belief system can change when you move from the Wall Street Journal to the New York Times . . . Bret Stephens’ Fetishism for Gun Control
To his credit, Mr. Stephens (like Mr. Krauthammer before him) recognizes that the usual gun-control nostrums would have very little effect. Although he coyly avoids specifying exactly what restrictions he thinks would be effective and desirable, he boldly asserts that it is imperative to fundamentally change our legal regime by repealing the Second Amendment. …
Mr. Stephens also has some bizarre ideas about why defenders of the Second Amendment believe that the right to arms is valuable. “From a personal liberty standpoint, the idea that an armed citizenry is the ultimate check on the ambitions and encroachments of government power is curious.” Far more curious is his failure to acknowledge that the personal liberty protected by the Second Amendment is primarily threatened by the criminals in our midst, rather than by the government.
Remember this guy? . . . Man gets death threats after turning guns over to police
Pring said he was trying “be the change he wanted to see in the world.” His decision met with extreme backlash from gun owners and right-wing enthusiasts online.
When Pring was reached about the backlash he’s been receiving, he pointed to a follow-up statement on Facebook.
“I received several hundred messages, emails & texts. Some very lovely and supportive. Most were mean,” Pring said in the post Thursday. “Very few offered any alternative solutions to the problem.”
He took down the post, but the harassment continued, including some death threats.
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It’s hard for an anti-gun leopard to change his hoplophobic spots . . . Texas police chief on gun control: If not now, then when?
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says inaction on gun control has “failed thousands of families” and is urging people to take a stand against gun violence following the mass shooting in Las Vegas a week ago.
Acevedo tweeted Sunday: “When will we stand up and say enough?”
Henry Repeating Arms of Bayonne, NJ and Rice Lake, WI designed 54 custom Henry Lever Action Octagon rifles to help raise funds for 14-year-old Joshua Brennan of New York who was diagnosed with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome before he was even born. 24 of these rifles were donated directly to the Firemen for Joshua Foundation, a 510(c)(3) organization, and the remaining 30 were purchased by Joe Petrucelli of Tri-County Sporting Goods who organized further fundraising efforts to benefit the charitable foundation formed in Joshua’s name.
A social experiment has shown how police react to a white man and black man legally carrying an assault rifle along an American street.
In the film by left-wing political organisation Occupy Democrats, a white man is seen carrying a semi-automatic AR-15.