Dear Mr. Bad Guy: Turn Over Your Guns, Would You Please? (Or, Why Gun Control Won’t Work)

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On Wednesday, June 17, a 21-year-old white man by the name of Dylann Roof entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina during a weekly Bible study meeting and opened fire, killing six women and three men including the church's pastor, State Senator Clementa Pinckney.On Thursday, June 18, President Obama spoke to the press about the Charleston church shooting, and used the opportunity to take a swing at opponents of gun control.  "We don't have all the f … [Read more...]

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Mayberry Revisited: Does God Hate Guns?

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Last week,the issue of gun control came to the fore here in southeastern Michigan.   That's because a local Ann Arbor pastor, Fr. Ed Fride, announced to his congregation that there would be a four-hour Concealed Pistol License (CPL) class at the parish.In a letter to parishioners at Christ the King Catholic Church, Father Fride explained that the class would be offered on two or more Saturdays, and he encouraged people to take advantage of it.  "We're not in Mayberry any more," Father Fride w … [Read more...]

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“My Parents Open Carry”: A New Teaching Tool in the Gun Control Debate

"A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." --Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United StatesAre handguns unsafe?Proponents of gun control would want you to believe they are.  The way to increase safety in urban areas, they say, is to reduce the number of guns.Libertarians take exception to that claim--insisting, instead, that an armed citizenry is the best defense … [Read more...]

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