Pandering to anti-gun forces is a feel good fix that fixes nothing

Only a war on violence is going to change the tangled way Americans perceive guns. Caught in this web of gossamer strands are the stiffening anti-gun movement, the powerful, wealthy National Rifle Association, rigid constitutionalists, gun-toting racists, states’ rights advocates, legions of law-abiding gun owners and sellers, and the opinions of confused citizens who are ambivalent until […]

Blame it on Sam Peckinpah

Emergence of the formerly quiet “silencer” controversy and the sudden alarm in Congress and the National Rifle Association over bump stocks has pushed aside any meaningful dialogue over what to do about America’s mass murder problem, one characterized by folks using shoulder-fired killing machines to mow down friends and neighbors with relative impunity. Reactive response is […]

Is it time for new gun laws?

The numbers are simply horrific. Between the deadly shootings at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school on Dec. 14, 2012, until the end of 2013, there were 54 people shot to death on school campuses in the United States, most of them children. Another 37 were injured in the 31 campus shootings. The surprise isn’t that […]