It’s not that I think a national background check on gun purchases is a bad idea. Nor is that I think it’s really necessary to own a semi-automatic assault rifle or that the right to purchase one is intrinsic to the Second Amendment. I don’t think either of these things and based on that, I find the actual policy proposals of President Obama regarding guns to be fairly benign. What is troubl... More
During a talk to the United States Conference of Mayors today that centered on President Obama’s gun control efforts Joe Biden said,
We’ll not be able to stop every act of senseless gun violence or any other kind of violence, we know that in the future. … I think we can begin again, not because of guns alone, but I think we can begin an endeavor that stops the coarsening of Ame... More
During his gun control press conference today President Obama referenced a few young children who were in the room who had written letters to him concerning violence with guns.
After reading excerpts from their letters and getting them to wave he said,
These are our kids. This is what they’re thinking about. And so what we should be thinking about is our responsibility to care for them, and ... More
The Journal News based in Westchester County, New York, the county just north of New York City, published the names and addresses, complete with an interactive map, of every handgun owner in Westchester and Rockland counties.
The backlash has been swift and harsh. From the comments on the original story:
Some critics felt the Journal News article put people in danger. “Do you fools realize... More
The movement for tougher gun laws has gained steam in the wake of Friday’s tragedy in Newton, CT. What’s also gotten attention is that the killer, Adam Lanza, apparently was very into violent video games. It begs the question of why the culture of violence in both the Hollywood and the gaming industry doesn’t come under the same scrutiny as the gun industry.
I realize a lot of Americans—ev... More