• Amid Push for Knife Control, UK Shows Gun Control Doesn't Increase Safety

    Amid Push for Knife Control, UK Shows Gun Control Doesn’t Increase Safety

    It was widely reported earlier this month that London experienced a higher number of murders over the first three months of 2018 than did New York City—the first time in modern history that has occurred.

    The United Kingdom has some of the most restrictive gun control laws in the world, so the increased murder rate in the British capital is largely a result of a sharp rise in knife-related crime.

    The surge in violence prompted London Mayor Sadiq Khan to announce a massive “knife control” campaign eerily reminiscent of those sometimes proffered in the United States in response to firearms-related violence. READ MORE...

  • The YouTube Shooting Matters, but Not for the Reasons the Media Thinks

    The YouTube Shooting Matters, but Not for the Reasons the Media Thinks

    On Tuesday, a 38-year-old Iranian woman living in Southern California entered YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California, through a parking garage. She then opened fire on company employees, wounding three individuals who she appeared to target at random, before killing herself.

    It has been widely reported that the woman frequently uploaded videos onto the social media platform, and had grown increasingly angry at the company over the last year for policies she believed suppressed her pro-vegan messages and unfairly prevented her from receiving ad revenue. READ MORE...

  • Concealed Carry on Campus Is More Common, and Useful, Than You Thought

    Concealed Carry on Campus Is More Common, and Useful, Than You Thought

    Recent tragedies have put a spotlight on the issue of firearms in schools, particularly whether there should be more or fewer armed personnel protecting students in the classroom.

    What many do not realize is that students and teachers at some colleges and universities have for years been able to arm themselves on school property.

    Which States Allow Guns On Campus, Under What Circumstances

    Several states have statutes that explicitly protect the right of licensed individuals to carry concealed firearms at public colleges and universities: READ MORE...

  • John Paul Stevens Is Wrong About the Second Amendment, History, and School Violence

    John Paul Stevens Is Wrong About the Second Amendment, History, and School Violence

    Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens penned an op-ed in The New York Times on Tuesday, advising that gun control activists at recent demonstrations have not gone far enough in their demands for more restrictions on the right to keep and bear arms.

    According to Stevens, it isn’t enough to deny millions of young adults the most effective means of self-defense by raising the minimum age of all firearm purchases to 21.

    It isn’t enough, even, to ban the civilian possession of all semi-automatic firearms, thereby reducing law-abiding citizens to reliance on bolt-action rifles, revolvers, and pump-action shotguns. READ MORE...

  • Roe v. Wade Is My Generation’s Dred Scott

    Roe v. Wade Is My Generation’s Dred Scott

    Today, for the first time, I will join tens of thousands of my fellow Americans in the 2018 March for Life. Together, we will demand an end to one of the greatest injustices visited upon this country in its 240-year history: the legalized killing of unborn children.

    I march for many reasons.

    I march because one-third of my generation has been silenced, their voices snuffed out before their first opportunity to speak.

    I march because we have lied to women, and continue to lie to women, in the name of furthering “women’s rights.” READ MORE...

  • Seattle Public Transit Religious Ads Guideline Could Prove Model for DC Metro

    Seattle Public Transit Religious Ads Guideline Could Prove Model for DC Metro

    Last week, a federal judge denied a motion from the Archdiocese of Washington for an injunction directing the Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) to accept and run the Archdiocese’s Advent advertisements on Metrobuses.

    The advertisements, which featured shepherds following a star, urged people to “find the perfect gift,” by directing them to a website with Catholic mass times and other religious content.

    Metro previously rejected the advertisements as inconsistent with their advertising guidelines, which prohibit, among other things, “advertisements that promote or oppose any religion, religious practice or belief.” The Archdiocese initiated a lawsuit in federal district court against Metro, asking that the guideline in question—Guideline 12—be declared unconstitutional. READ MORE...

  • This Large Group of Public Officials Backs a Christian Baker's First Amendment Rights

    This Large Group of Public Officials Backs a Christian Baker’s First Amendment Rights

    In September, a large group of policymakers from across the nation filed three different amicus curiae (“friend of the Court”) briefs in support of Jack Phillips, the Colorado baker whose case—Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission—will soon be heard by the Supreme Court.

    Phillips is being sued by the state of Colorado for declining to bake a custom cake that violates his deeply held beliefs.

    The Justice Department, 86 members of Congress, and executive officials from 20 states all argue that Colorado, through its Civil Rights Commission, is infringing upon Phillips’ First Amendment rights by compelling him to communicate a message through artistic speech that goes against his religious beliefs. READ MORE...