Tagged: gun control

Justice John Paul Stevens is just plain wrong.

Self-defense is more than a right. It’s a duty. Individual responsibility is the price of freedom and your personal safety is, like it or not, your personal responsibility. Thus, your American right to arm yourself.

There are no simple answers.

A generation ago we did not have — indeed didn’t even imagine — mass murder at our schools. And that condition prevailed even though there were far fewer gun ownership restrictions on the books than there are now.

Emotion over reason.

Since the horror of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, proponents of strict gun control laws have been appealing to raw emotion at the expense of logic and common sense.

Freedom vs. safety.

It was Thomas Jefferson that said, “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

Controlling guns won’t control violence.

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, together with a chorus from the media and the far Left, is using the occasion of the senseless murders in Aurora, Colorado to again call for greater restrictions on gun ownership.