Archive for the 'Big Brother' Category

Is Donald the GOP’s Doctor Doom?

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

A friend who’s a Republican (hey, no one’s perfect) writes to ask: “In your opinion, with The Donald at the GOP’s helm, are we doomed? I say nay, but others say oh hell yes. I think Hillary is too unsavory for most to support while the Donald’s brashness appeals to the lowest (voting) common denominator. […]

They’re ‘NOT in jail for possession of marijuana or any other harmless, non-addictive, plant-derived substance’

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

A reader of my May 10 column in “Firearms News” (formerly “Shotgun News”) — the one headlined “Donald Trump On Guns” — wrote in: “The column started off great, but as we got closer and closer to the end Vin apparently got wound up listening to his own rhetoric.

What was the difference? They had ‘guns’

Sunday, May 1st, 2016

(A version of this column appeared in the April 10 edition of “Firearms News,” formerly “Shotgun News.”)

Who was it who initiated the wrongful use of ‘force, fear and violence’ in Bunkerville?

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

(A version of the following missive appears in the summer edition of CJ Hadley’s Range magazine, on newsstands May 1:)

Are really old Social Security recipients to blame for crime wave?

Monday, February 29th, 2016

(A version of this column appears in the March 10 edition of “Firearms News,” formerly “Shotgun News.”) America is not in the midst of a big crime wave. Gun ownership is way up, and violent crime rates are down across the board (See “Gun homicides, violence, down sharply in past 20 years”, http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/08/us/study-gun-homicide/index.html , and […]

Cherry-picking their data

Friday, January 1st, 2016

(A version of this column appears in the Jan. 10 edition of Firearms News (previously “Shotgun News.”)

OK, let’s talk about the ‘staggering human toll’

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Columnist Scott Lemieux, who teaches political science at the College of St. Rose in Albany, wrote on Aug. 26 for the left-leaning, British-based newspaper “The Guardian”: “After the 24-year-old television reporter Alison Parker and her 27-year-old cameraman Adam Ward were killed while on camera from a lake outside of Roanoke, Virginia . . . the […]

Dems can’t help themselves . . . it’s guns once again

Friday, September 4th, 2015

What’s that? The next presidential election is still 14 months away? Sorry, but Americans are sports fans, and they’ve expressed a growing preference for the multi-level “playoff.” Not enough anymore for a team to be quietly awarded a trophy or “pennant” for simply winning the most games over the course of a long season. No. […]

Gun control, which never worked, loses more ground

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

As of July 1, Kansas residents are again be able to lawfully carry concealed handguns without a permit. Introduced in the state Senate in January with an impressive 26 co-sponsors, the Sunflower State’s new “Constitutional carry” bill swept the senate 31-7 and cleared the house in March by a bipartisan 85-39 margin, reports Chris Eger, […]

‘Background checks’: Trojan Horse for registration

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

What’s the big deal about requiring background checks for private firearm sales? If you want to sell your gun to your neighbor, you just telephone the National Instant Check hotline and ask to have your potential buyer checked out . . . right? Wrong. Although it’s reported the Nevada state Legislature, in its semi-annual scramble […]