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Limit Some Guns for Cosmetic Reasons

Pending renewal of our family life, it might not be crazy to place limits on some guns for cosmetic reasons.

Darker Days Ahead?

The El Paso and Dayton shootings brought the 2020 presidential election, and America’s future, into sharp and disturbing focus.

Trying Times

We ought always to be suspicious about retrospective moralizing about the past, which didn’t have the luxury that we enjoy of being able to balance costs that had yet to be incurred against benefits that remained hypothetical in order to decide if a prospective course of action was “worthwhile” or not.

Don’t Name Mass Shooters

The sick desire for fame — even when purchased through atrocity — seems to be at work in many mass shootings. Would denying perpetrators the attention they seek diminish the attraction?

In Defense of ‘Thoughts and Prayers’

The urgency and vigor of those who despise the notion of “thoughts and prayers” would only be justified in their reaction if there were indeed a magic button we could push to fix the problem of gun violence tomorrow. And there isn’t.

In Las Vegas, a Peculiarly American Madness Rears Its Ugly Head

Our culture, for complex reasons, has given rise to a new expression of madness – the mass shooting followed by suicide. The American psychosis of mass shootings isn’t just a gun problem.

The Perils of Reflexively Politicizing Tragedy

As they do with every mass shooting, many liberals leapt at the opportunity to claim that the recent shooting at a congressional baseball practice “proves” the need for stricter gun control.

The Left’s Latest Feel-Good Gun-Control Proposals Still Wouldn’t Help

The latest liberal calls for “commonsense” gun laws are simply moral grandstanding, and not a word of it holds up under scrutiny.