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In Tough Times, We Must Care About Each Other Aug. 15, 2019

From the Desk of Dr. J

A week ago today, the Gun Violence Archive revealed our country's grim pace in regard to mass shooti... Read More

What's Wrong With Licensing Gun Owners? Cory Booker's Plan Would Unjustly Deprive Peaceful Americans of the Fundamental Right to Armed Self-Defense May. 08, 2019

Jacob Sullum

Cory Booker says the gun control ideas he unveiled on Monday are necessary "to make justice a realit... Read More

NRA Is Right About Violence Against Women Act: The House Version of the Reauthorization Bill Includes New Gun Restrictions That Sweep Too Broadly Apr. 10, 2019

Jacob Sullum

After the National Rifle Association urged legislators to oppose the reauthorization of the Violence... Read More

If Only Congress Were Capable of Responding to Gun Violence as New Zealand Is. Apr. 04, 2019

Daily Editorials

Within three days after a gunman killed 50 people at two New Zealand mosques, the national governmen... Read More

Gun Sale Laws Need Consistency Mar. 07, 2019

Daily Editorials

The phrase "if the law supposes that, the law is an ass," has been misstated and misused over the ye... Read More

Short Takes on Confusion, Clarity and Everything in Between Mar. 04, 2019

Daily Editorials

Punting the Issue Imagine our surprise when local St. Louis attorneys accused the National Football ... Read More

Where's the Common Sense in 'Common Sense' Gun Laws? Mar. 29, 2018

Larry Elder

Americans, many quite young, attended anti-gun violence rallies across the country. Many protesters ... Read More

Isn't It Strange? Feb. 03, 2016

Walter E. Williams

There is a letter titled "Isn't It Strange?" making the rounds in email boxes. It asks questions to ... Read More

More Gun Laws Wrong Response to Massacre Dec. 28, 2015

Daily Editorials

Almost all mass murders committed with guns prompt calls for tougher gun laws. The problem is, in pr... Read More

Rights Versus Wrongs Dec. 10, 2015

Laura Hollis

In a recent Facebook discussion following the terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, a frie... Read More

Autonomous Terrorism Calls for Autonomous Defense Dec. 09, 2015

Jacob Sullum

There is not much the government can do about the sort of terrorist threat that President Obama desc... Read More

Questionable Way to Deny Gun Rights Dec. 08, 2015

Daily Editorials

In 2010, the Government Accountability Office concluded that "membership in a terrorist organization... Read More

It Was Not Always So Dec. 04, 2015

Erick Erickson

Two weeks ago, a man began firing shots in a parking lot in Colorado Springs. He moved into a Planne... Read More

Watch List a Flimsy Way to Deny Rights Dec. 04, 2015

Daily Editorials

In 2010, the Government Accountability Office concluded that "membership in a terrorist organization... Read More

Shots in the Park Dec. 02, 2015

Jacob Sullum

After Officer Timothy Loehmann fatally shot a 12-year-old boy named Tamir Rice at a Cleveland park i... Read More

Sheriffs Fire Back at Bullet-Capacity Limit Nov. 07, 2015

Daily Editorials

A Los Angeles ordinance signed into law by Mayor Eric Garcetti in August and which bans the mere pos... Read More

Inject Reality into Sentencing Laws Oct. 21, 2015

Daily Editorials

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, giddy with budgets that were sometimes more than a billion dollar... Read More

Making Campuses Gun-free Zones Threatens Lives, Liberties Oct. 21, 2015

Daily Editorials

In the wake of the shooting at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Ore., Gov. Jerry Brown signed S... Read More

What if Shooter Targeted Muslims? Oct. 07, 2015

Joseph Farah

The tragedy of the Umpqua Community College shootings is yet another example of the exponentially gr... Read More

Why Gun Laws Miss the Mark Sep. 29, 2015

Daily Editorials

Here's a shocker: Criminals get their guns from friends, family or fellow gang members, not traditio... Read More