There’s no more tangled issue in our age than the expanding right of the individual to bear arms when it collides with the right of society to be protected from troubled, armed individuals.
How could something like this possibly happen? “I’ve been a human powder keg for a while…” the killer wrote, “just waiting to go BOOM!”
The suspect, 41-year-old Vester Flanagan, shot and wounded himself as police pursued him on a Virginia highway. He died later at the hospital, police said.
A spokesman for the world’s largest retailer said the decision was based solely on demand and was not related to recent high-profile incidents involving the rifles.
Ted Nugent does not share the Internet’s concern, or its capacity to be so easily duped, calling the entire media storm a trumped-up lie.
What’s needed is a long-term national effort to change popular attitudes toward handgun ownership. And we need to insist on protecting the rights of Americans who do not want to be anywhere near guns.
Bernie Sanders is considered the liberal savior of the 2016 political race. But there’s one issue in which he deviates from the party line: guns.
Clinton forcefully of the roles that racism, unchecked guns, and unacknowledged white privilege play in American culture, and how they contribute to violence and tragedy.
“If the thousands of young men killed by gun violence every year across America were young, poor and white — rather than young, poor and black — it is hard to imagine that our Congress would continue to block common-sense measures to keep guns out of the hands of criminals.”
Former Australian prime minister John Howard explained: “How many more people need to be murdered by a madman to convince the government to do something?”
Although smart guns have broad support among gun owners, the staunchest supporters of the Second Amendment say they only make it easier for the government to control the sale and use of lawful firearms.
Law enforcement officials are calling it a hate crime. So why is it that some conservatives — including two running for president — have such a hard time using that phrase?
College campuses don’t have enough problems with rapes, binge drinking, and cheating. The Texas Legislature had to add concealed weapons to the mix.
Who wants to take a shower with Mike Huckabee? It’s bring your gun to school day! And Rick Perry’s hard rain’s a-gonna fall. It’s “This Week In Crazy.”
Texas moved closer to allowing concealed handguns in classrooms and other areas on public and private college campuses late Tuesday night, as House members gave tentative approval just minutes before the midnight deadline.
This “Commie-hating, Obama-hating, lead-spraying” gun enthusiast and stalwart Republican voter for 32 years decided he likes his Obamacare.
Following the fatal shooting of Walter Scott, State Senator Gerald Malloy’s body-camera bill is gaining the attention it needs from his fellow South Carolina pols to finally pass it.
What’s more, 1.5 percent of people who have these anger issues carry their guns outside the home. Tread lightly.