Defending the 2nd Amendment

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A couple of weeks ago I volunteered to go on local radio host Dave Congalton’s show in the wake of the shootings in Alexandria, Va., and San Francisco, defending the 2nd Amendment from the inevitable calls for more (ineffectual) gun control. You can listen to my appearance here, but William Moser wasn’t happy with my […]

Wednesday’s shootings and the folly of gun control laws

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Evil people do evil things, and it’s folly to believe that more gun control laws will stop them Shortly after 7 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time Wednesday morning a lone gunman with a rifle approached a baseball field in Alexandria, Va., where congressmen and staffers were practicing for a charity baseball game scheduled for later this […]

Anti-gun nuts

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Tonight’s horrible terrorist attack in Nice, France, and last week’s murder of 5 Dallas cops by a black racist ties together some common themes that we’ve heard in the media in recent weeks from anti-gun nuts. First, no one who supports the Second Amendment right to bear arms sees it as a panacea. Having an armed citizenry […]

War on the 2nd Amendment

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While guns sales have soared over the past two decades, violent crime has gone down. Not that most Americans know that, or are being told that by Democrats who reflexively talk about a “gun violence epidemic” that isn’t actually happening. This is their War on the 2nd Amendment. While much of the country has come […]

Political virtue-signaling

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On Sunday, the San Luis Obispo Tribune published my latest column on the Democrats vying to replace retiring Rep. Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara) this fall. In the proposed headline and text of the originally submitted column, I used the phrase “political virtue-signaling.” My use doesn’t quite match the urban dictionary definition, instead I would define it […]