Can you be pro-life and pro-gun?

Evangelical pastor Rob Schenck criticizes his fellow conservative Christians for being knee-jerk 2nd Amendment supporters, arguing that it is impossible to be both pro-life and pro-gun.  A Lutheran police officer, Joseph Klotz, answers those arguments, concluding that the missing piece of the puzzle is vocation. [Read more...]

Is there an epidemic of gun violence?

Columnist Mona Charen gives some useful perspective on the question of whether we are really in the middle of an “epidemic of gun violence.”  She also gives a multitude of facts on the gun controversy, and she critiques the way journalists are covering the issue. [Read more...]

Gun control by executive order

President Obama issued a series of executive orders in an attempt to control the possession of firearms.  See the provisions after the jump. [Read more...]

Obama’s top priority will be gun control

In an interview with GQ magazine, President Obama said that his top priority for his final year in office will be gun control. [Read more...]

Social Security status to block ownership of guns

Today’s gun laws restrict those who cannot manage their own affairs from owning firearms.  So the Obama administration is planning to use Social Security to restrict gun ownership.  Individuals receiving Social Security benefits that are paid to care-givers will join felons and the mentally-ill on those who will fail background checks for gun purchasers. [Read more...]

New rhetorical strategies for the anti-gun crowd

Opponents of the Second Amendment, inspired by other rapid changes of public opinion, are formulating new ways of framing their arguments against the ownership of firearms:

  • Make gun ownership a public health issue, as with tobacco and drunk driving
  • Make gun ownership morally problematic, as with the Confederate flag
  • Adopt the language of  “liberty,” as in civil liberty, and “rights,” as in gay rights.  Freedom from guns.  The right not to bear arms.

See a columnist making all of these suggestions after the jump. [Read more...]


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