June 26, 2017
Defending the 2nd Amendment

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 […]

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June 14, 2017
Wednesday's shootings and the folly of gun control laws

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 […]

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July 14, 2016
Anti-gun nuts

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 […]

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May 20, 2016
War on the 2nd Amendment

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 […]

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May 2, 2016
Political virtue-signaling

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 […]

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“Assault weapon” and “hate speech” are similar in that both don’t mean anything specific and the term exists mainly to try to limit rights.

“I don’t want to ban guns, just ill-defined assault weapons.”

“I don’t want to ban speech, just ill-defined hate speech.”

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