Tag: gun control

Battling Ignorance & Foolishness

The gun-control debate is not going to end, although I have trouble believing Congress will do anything drastic. There are simply too many Democrats who are hesitant to go with the flow of the emotional appeal on this subject. The emotional argument is all gun-control advocates have on their side; the statistics and the Constitution stand firmly opposed to the emotional approach. Considering what Congress accomplished with healthcare, I’m relieved by its reluctance to step into uncharted territory this time:… Read more »

A Short Gun-Control Commentary: Let the Cartoons Speak

The gun-control debate is just so ripe for humor. President Obama wants us to take seriously the comments of children who write pretty much whatever their parents/teachers tell them. I wonder if he got a note like this one from any of the children? Then there’s the out-of-touch crowd when it comes to knowing what’s really going on in the world: Not to mention those who are a little short on the logic ladder: Since the Founders can’t really come… Read more »

Those Executive Orders

President Obama yesterday put forward his executive orders for curbing gun violence. There were twenty-three of them. I read through all twenty-three carefully. While I’m somewhat relieved that he didn’t go beyond the regular misuse of such executive orders—no sweeping new mandates this time—he nevertheless stepped over the constitutional boundary that separates the executive from the legislative. His orders, while not establishing new laws, which would be unconstitutional in itself, still added new spending in the billions. Unless that money… Read more »

Guns, Violence, & the Heart of Man

Some regular readers of this blog might be wondering why I haven’t yet commented on the horrific elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that occurred last Friday. First, I wasn’t even planning on doing blogs this week since my wife was having more surgery and we had to go out of state for that. She has had the surgery and is recovering; all seems well. Second, the blogs earlier in the week were written late last week, about the time… Read more »