Do We Have the Courage to Really Stop This?

Nicholas Kristof has a piece in Sunday’s The New York Times celebrating making political hay out of the atrocity in Newtown. And he makes what has become my favorite anti-gun proposal: “In the harrowing aftermath of the school shooting in Connecticut, one thought wells in my mind: Why can’t we regulate guns as seriously as we […]

David Frum: Guns Don’t Make You Safer. It Says So Right Here.

David Frum has a piece at thedailybeast.com “debunking” the idea of 2.5 million defensive gun uses (DGUs) annually. And he bases his, ahem, argument on a 1997 study by David Hemenway. Interestingly enough, Hemenway published another article that year in the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management. That one was titled “The Gun Debate’s New Mythical Number: […]

What to Do With the Second Amendment

The following is chapter two of an upcoming book by Bruce Krafft: Why is the right to self-defense called a fundamental right? The right to defend yourself, your family, your neighbors, and your hearth, home and country most assuredly is a right with which the Creator endowed all people, in fact all living creatures. What is a […]

The Psychopathology of a Hoplophobe

When I read the October 27 Quote of the Day my first thought was “physician heal thyself” (right after “somebody call the guys in the white coats!”). Anyone who can equate the ownership of semi-automatic weapons with the abuse of children is obviously teetering on the edge. Little did I know just how out there […]

NEWS FLASH: Brady Campaign Opposes NICS Checks!

That’s right, the Brady Campaign is cheering the recent 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the dismissal of NRA et al. v. ATF et al., their lawsuit challenging the federal prohibition of 18-20 year-olds from buying handguns from FFLs. And the Bradys have so few wins these days they’re going all out to trumpet their […]

Sheriff Russ Monson Is A Big Fat Liar

Here’s one our friends at the Violence Policy Center will love: The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that a Minnesota permit holder, Joseph Kadlec, shot a motorcyclist in a case of road rage last week. According to the story, “Despite knowing about a string of recent road-rage incidents involving a 71-year-old man, the Isanti County sheriff […]

MikeB is Wrong. Again. Still.

According to Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan, “You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts.” I’ve applied this admonition to anti-gun advocates many times over the years; lobbyists who are to spin, obfuscation, distortion and outright fabrication what Fillippa Hamilton is to glowering. This time it’s TTAG’s resident […]

Revenge of the NJ Oxymorons: Smart Gun Control

When I read the first couple of paragraphs of North New Jersey’s The Record editorial Smart Gun Control, I thought to myself “Holy smokes! They’re actually finally starting to get it!” NEW JERSEY has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, but even they cannot prevent an unstable man from opening fire and […]