• A Month of Data Provides Ample Evidence for Why Law-Abiding Citizens Own Firearms

    A Month of Data Provides Ample Evidence for Why Law-Abiding Citizens Own Firearms

    There is no denying that lawful gun owners use their firearms in self-defense far more often than those decrying the “myth” of a good guy with a gun would care to admit. Firearms are, in fact, used for self-defense often and effectively.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, notorious for its anti-gun bias, acknowledges as much in its 2013 report on gun violence research.

    There, in conjunction with the National Research Council, the CDC concluded that almost all national, comprehensive studies on the subject find that firearms are used for lawful defensive purposes between 500,000 and 3.5 million times every year in the United States. READ MORE...

  • No, 5 Men on the Supreme Court Did Not Just Decimate #MeToo

    Last week, the Supreme Court released its opinions for Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, and the majority holding set off a firestorm of criticism from advocates for the #MeToo campaign against sexual assault and harassment.

    Some advocates went so far as to accuse five men (the case was decided by a 5-4 majority) of seriously undermining the ability of women to seek recourse for sexually abusive workplace conditions.

    Fortunately for women, this isn’t the case.

    Epic Systems Corp. was not about sexual assault, has little impact on the ability of employers to be held accountable for workplace violations, and was decided in accordance with both longstanding legal precedent and the principles of judicial restraint. READ MORE...

  • Dispelling False Narratives in the Wake of the Santa Fe Tragedy

    Dispelling False Narratives in the Wake of the Santa Fe Tragedy

    Last week, a teenager stole his father’s shotgun and .38-caliber revolver, smuggled them into his Santa Fe, Texas, high school under a trench coat, and proceeded to murder 10 innocent people before surrendering to police.

    It’s another devastating reminder that human beings are capable of inflicting horrific pain on each other, and that while the nation’s schools have become progressively safer over the last 30 years, there is still much more that can be done to prevent future tragedies.

    This shooting has also helped perpetuate gun control and school safety narratives that are sliding further from the truth than ever before. It is important that these false narratives be corrected—we do not honor those who lost their lives by calling for policies that won’t prevent future tragedies because they aren’t based on facts. READ MORE...

  • If Current Laws Had Been Followed, There Would Have Been No Waffle House Shooting

    If Current Laws Had Been Followed, There Would Have Been No Waffle House Shooting

    On Monday afternoon, Tennessee law enforcement officers captured a 29-year-old Illinois man suspected of opening fire on diners at a Nashville Waffle House, despite the man having had his firearms seized on multiple occasions in the last two years.

    Four people died and several others were wounded by the attacker—who wore nothing but a green jacket—before a Waffle House employee heroically wrestled the firearm away and threw it over a counter. The attacker fled the scene naked and evaded police for over 24 hours before being apprehended. READ MORE...

  • 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...

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