When thoughtful people consider the concept of “gun-free zones,” words like “futility” come to mind. But in light of recent horrific events, there is another word that more accurately sums it up: “dangerous.” Continue reading “Danger! Gun Free Zone”
- A Review of International and Some Domestic Evidence
by Don B. Kates and Gary Mauser
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy
“The Second Amendment secures a right of individuals generally, not a right of States or a right restricted to persons serving in militias.”Continue reading “DOJ analysis of the Second Amendment”
Both Dr. John R. Lott, Jr., in his book The Bias Against Guns [© 2003, Regnery – Washington, D.C.] and Bernard Goldberg in his most recent book, Arrogance [© 2003, Warner – New York, N.Y.] discuss the shocking media bias and factual manipulation used by the Second Amendment-hating press to advance false information to fool the public. Both authors focused upon the same astonishing media manipulation that became evident in the case of the Appalachian Law School shootings back in 2002.Continue reading “Appalachian Law School shootings”
Guns are used for self-defense somewhere between 800,000 and 3.6 million times per year …
Using firearm crime and defensive gun use figures most favorable to advocates for stricter gun control,… the benefits from defensive gun uses exceed the cost of violent firearm crimes … by between $90 million and $3.5 billion. Using the most credible estimate for defensive gun uses, the benefits range from $1 billion to $38 billion. Putting these dollar figures in more human terms: Guns save lives.Continue reading “Lawsuits against gun industry make us less safe”
- 1 dead; 3 wounded; 14-year-old charged
EDINBORO, Pennsylvania (CNN) — Students and teachers at a northwestern Pennsylvania middle school met with counselors Saturday, trying to come to terms with a shooting spree at a graduation dance Friday night that left a popular teacher dead and three others wounded.Continue reading “Pennsylvania students cope with shooting spree”
PEARL, Miss. (AP) – Stan Harrell swears he’ll never fuss at his daughter, 16-year-old Kelly, for being late to school again. If she had been on time on Wednesday, Oct. 1, she would have been in the line of fire when the shooting started.
Continue reading “Town tries to cope with school shooting”
John Lott looks at multiple victim public shootings, and shows that the data supports conceal carry.
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Charles Joseph Whitman was a Marine and had been a student at the University of Texas at Austin. On August 1st, 1966, after killing his mother and wife with a knife, he went to the top of the University clock tower, which he used as a sniper’s perch. When it was over, he had shot and killed 14 people, and wounded 31 others before being shot by Austin police.